As Matchday 12 of the Premier League gets underway, we explore some of the most tactical clashed set to take place this weekend.
Chelsea are currently on top on the table with a total of 29 points, while Southampton is treading close behind in second with an overall 25 points, according to UK gambling news. The Blues don’t seems to worry too much these days considering their immense firepower in front of goal and their sublime midfield area which boasts some of the best footballers in the league.
However, there are other teams that don’t have that luxury and have to struggle against almost any opposition that they face, but that is why they are so marvelous to analyze considering their Premier League status. There are many important elements to consider when looking at their overall game plan, as any match can mean a win or a lose depending on the circumstances.
Arsenal vs Man United and Man City vs Swansea City
One of the most anticipated club matches is set to take place since the international break disturbed the flow of the games. Arsenal is ready to take on Manchester United at home which will definitely give them the upper leg in the encounter, as the Red Devils have not performed greatly while playing away. Louis van Gaal’s men have not sealed a single away win since the Dutchman took over and the Gunners will be looking to take advantage of that.
- Arsenal favorites to beat Man United
- Man City will have to stop the skillful wingers of Swansea City
- Everton will be looking to improve their recent performances
Online sportsbook in UK have put all their assurances in Arsenal, but considering their performances as well they haven’t managed to assert themselves on home soil, at the Emirates Stadium.Unibet Sportsbook has assigned odds of 2.12 (28/25) for the Gunners to notch a win but their home record of 2 wins and 3 draws have slightly raised the chances for Manchester United 3.50 (5/2). So realistically, a draw may be on the cards 3.55 (51/20).
The current Premier League defenders Manchester City are facing an uphill battle to be crowned as back-to-back winners of the elite competition. They are currently in third with a total of 21 points and are next up against Swansea City at home, a fact that should play in their advantage considering their record at the Etihad. Unibet Sportsbook believes the Citizens have more than what it takes overcome the Swans on home soil, 1.37 (4/11).
Swansea 8.35 (7/1) on the other hand don’t boast the same kind of financial muscle but they do have some promising players. Wayne Routledge is a talented winger that will be returning from injury and will aim to inflict some damage to Man City’s error prone full-back line. Also Jefferson Montero, Ecuadorian recruit from last summer, will also be looking to use his impressive dribbling skills against the imposing defensive that Mac City boasts.
Everton vs West Ham and Crystal Palace vs Liverpool
Everton had high hopes at the beginning of the summer when they purchased Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea, however not everything has planned out as expected. Gareth Berry got injured during the clash against Sunderland, which was a serious blow for the Toffees considering that he was one of their most influential players in the midfield. They are currently sitting in 10th position with an overall of 14 points from 11 games this season.
That is why Unibet Sportsbook has assigned odds of 1.83 (41/50) for Everton to win, while West Ham has been given chances of 4.45 (17/5). Stewart Downing relished in his role as the man behind the striker, which has seen the Hammers seal some great wins over recent opponents, however that might not be enough again Everton. A draw 3.70 (27/10) between the two may be likely by taking into consideration all the record of the respective clubs.
And lastly Liverpool will face Crystal Palace away on Sunday. Brendan Rodgers men have not enjoyed the same level of success since their talisman striker Luis Suarez left for Barcelona in the summer. Nevertheless, they still boasts some solid talents that could potentially help them overturn their fortunes. The Reds has been given favorite odds 1.86 (43/50) mainly thanks to their better squad and performance while away from home.
Crystal Palace is 17th in the league with only 9 points, while Liverpool is 11th with 14 points and although the former is playing at home, they are still not favored for the match 4.35 (100/30). A draw 3.65 (13/5) does not seem too improbable considering all the aspect, so that event may also happen. Thanks to the recent revision of UK gambling laws, punters can play their favorite bets without any additional charges applying.