Premier League Betting Preview – Matchday 21 (Part I)


Posted: January 8, 2015

Updated: January 8, 2015

This Premier League weekend will offer plenty of superb football action for all sporting fans and offer them many chances to win big with .

There are several prominent football leagues across Europe that offer exciting matches, however no competition can compare to the sheer splendor that is seen in the Premier League. Fans are spoiled with the quality of football that they witness on a weekly basis regardless what team is playing a match.

UK gambling news reports that Sunderland will face Liverpool, while leaders Chelsea will take on Newcastle at home where they will try to build on their current lead and create some distance between them and second placed Manchester City. The Sky Blues on the hand will have to battle it out against Everton while West Ham is aiming to win against Swansea away.

Sunderland vs Liverpool and Chelsea vs Newcastle

Liverpool used to a true force in the Premier League last season which saw them finish second on the table. However now they are struggling to find themselves after selling Suarez to Barcelona. All throughout the season they have not managed to discover their true form and judging by their away record (4 wins, 0 draws and 5 losses), their next challenge against Sunderland looks to be equally problematic.

Sunderland are also among the teams that are struggling to find their way in the Premier League. They had their fair share of ups and downs which has seen them capture only 20 points from 20 games. They are now 14th place and hold a record of 1 win, 6 draws and 3 losses while playing at home which is why Bet365 has given them odds of 4.00 (3/1). A draw between the two stands at 3.60 (13/5) while a won for the Reds has been set at 1.90 (10/11).

• Chelsea strong favorites against Newcastle
• Manchester City looking to overcome Everton
• Swansea will host West Ham on Saturday afternoon

Playing against Newcastle is always difficult no matter how strong of a team faces them. Despite the fact that they are 10th in the league with 27 points, they can still cause some serious damage if teams get caught off guard. That is Chelsea will be extra vigilant against them at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Online sportsbooks in UK the Blues for the Blues win 1.20 (1/5) as they will be playing at home, however the visitors are a tricky bunch.

Newcastle maintain an away record of 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses. This will undoubtedly haunt them against Chelsea who have managed to win all of their encounters at so far this season. Although Newcastle poses a threat to many sides in the Premier League, Bet365 has branded them complete outsiders 15.00 (14/1) for this match.

Everton vs Manchester City and Swansea vs West Ham

There will be a great spectacle between Everton and Manchester City. This is definitely one game to watch out for as plenty of superb action is expected. Everton currently find themselves in 13th position with only 21 points and considering that they have splashed out quite a bit on Lukaku last summer, they should have been able to accumulate more points due to his great goalscoring abilities.

At home the Toffees have recorded 3 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, stats that are not very commendable. Manuel Pellegrini’s men on the other hand have an impressive away record which stands at 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. For that reason Bet365 has awarded them favorite odds 1.85 (17/20), while Everton has been assigned odds of 4.20 (16/5). A draw between the two has been set at 3.75 (11/4), however that event is not very likely.

West Ham are one of the teams that have managed to surprise this season with their performances. Although they are not in the top four they were able to reach 7th place in the Premier League and accumulated 32 points in the process. UK gambling laws support the betting services provided by Bet365 and for the upcoming game against Swansea they have outlined them as outsiders 3.30 (23/10).

Swansea are located two places behind West Ham in 9th position with 29 points, but their home record is quite good (6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses). Therefore they are the obvious favorites 2.20 (6/5) for their next match considering their better stats. A tie does not seem to be on the cards which has been set at 3.40 (12/5), per Bet365.

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