Matchday 17 of the Premier League is looking to be packed with superb football action during the two day encounters.
UK gambling news reports that all the 20 teams of the Premier League are preparing to go against one another over the upcoming weekend and Monday. 7 games will be played on Saturday, which will see the likes of Man City and Crystal Palace go head to head and Southampton will go up against Everton.
• Manchester United will face Aston Villa away
• Arsenal 2.42 (7/5) are favorites against Liverpool
• Chelsea looking to continue fine form against Stoke on Monday
On Sunday fans will have a chance to support their respective teams as another 2 matches will be held, which includes the encounter between Liverpool and Arsenal. And on Monday we will be sure to watch the Premier League leaders Chelsea take on Stoke away as they maintain to defend their lead.
Mac City vs Crystal Palace and Aston Villa vs Man United
The first game on Saturday will take place in Manchester where the Sky Blues aim to put on good performance and capture the all-important three points against Crystal Palace at the Etihad. Man City have so far won 5 games at their home ground and only suffered one loss and one draw in the process, a record that has allowed to stay in contention for the Premier League title. They currently hold 36 points and are in 1st place, only 3 points behind Chelsea.
The Eagles on the other hand have performed badly this season, as compared to last year when they managed to finish 11th on the table. While playing away from home they have secured only 1 win, as the other 7 encounters resulted in 4 draws and 3 losses. Unibet sportsbook is offering odds of 1.28 (7/25) for Man City to win, whereas the visitors are strong outsiders at 11.00 (10/1). A draw between the two stands at 5.50 (9/2), a result that is somewhat unlikely.
Aston Villa will play against Manchester United at home, and many online sportsbooks in UK are supporting the red Devils to seal a victory and continue their great form at the moment. Unibet has earmarked Louis van Gaal’s men as strong favorites 1.58 (4/7) against the Birmingham team who have been classified as underdogs on their own ground 6.00 (5/1). A draw may be a possibility 3.90 (29/10) although realistically Man United will probably win.
Southampton have enjoyed a splendid run at the initial stages of the Premier League however they have fallen down the pecking order on the table in recent times. No they find themselves in 5th place with 26 points. They will be looking to challenge for a top four finish against Everton at home, who are now in 10th with 21 points. Unibet favors the hosts 2.40 (7/5), however the Toffees are not to far behind with their chances being 2.95 (39/20).
Liverpool vs Arsenal and Stoke City vs Chelsea
Sunday will be quite eventful for many Liverpool and Arsenal fans as the two clubs lock horns at Anfield. The Reds are nowhere near the position they were in last season, when they enjoyed great success that almost granted them their first title in nearly a quarter century. Now they are struggling in 11th place and are even behind their neighboring rivals Everton, who are in 10th.
Arsenal have also been quite disappointing this season despite making significant reinforcements. They sit in 6th with only 26 points and maintain an uncertain away record (3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses), something that will haunt them as they go up against Liverpool. As per UK gambling laws, Unibet is offering odds of 2.80 (8/13) for the hosts, while the Gunners are viewed as favorites 2.42 (7/5) for the match.
Stoke City will find it hard to beat a team that has been enjoying superb form all season, even though they will be playing at home. Chelsea is the team to beat in the Premier League however it doesn’t look like any team can stop them. That is why they have been identified as the favorites 1.58 (4/7) for this encounter whereas Stoke has been given outsider odds 6.00 (5/1). A draw stands at 3.85 (14/5) however a tie happening is somewhat unrealistic considering Chelsea’s form.