Brace yourselves for another delightful Premier League weekend that will be packed with superb football.
Matchday 16 of the Premier League is upon us and ready to shower us with exciting football encounters. The Champions League is over for this year so now clubs will focus on making a step closer to achieving their domestic goals, which means only one things – that we as fans are set to witness great football games as the international stage is closed.
Chelsea will have a chance to defend their lead against lower side Hull City, while Manchester City will battle against Leicester away in order to capture some hope of retaining their Premier League title. UK gambling news reports that on Sunday we will have the unique opportunity to watch Manchester United take on Liverpool at Old Trafford, a match that is adorned by millions of fans worldwide.
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City and Arsenal vs Newcastle
Crystal Palace will play Stoke City at home on Saturday as they attempt to battle their way from being relatively close to the relegation zone. The Eagles are in 15th a record that may haunt them as go into action against Stoke who are in 13th position with 18 points. The hosts have a bad home record which stands at 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. Stoke also maintains a negative record away, 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses.
Observing these results a draw may be on the horizon, for which Unibet sportsbook has assigned
odds of 3.25 (9/4). A win for Crystal Palace is rather unlikely as they have lost four games at home. The visitors also don’t seem to have the necessary skills to defeat their opponents this weekend, considering they have slipped on four occasions as well by losing those games while on the road.
• Arsenal favorite 1.43 (3/7) to beat Newcastle
• Chelsea looking to build on their lead against Hull City
• Manchester United will play against rivals Liverpool on Sunday
Arsene Wenger is going through some difficult times. Despite bringing in some promising reinforcements over the summer, the Gunners have performed badly so far. They lie in 6th position with only 23 points. If they want to finish the season in the top four they need to make considerable improvements fast before it’s too late. Perhaps the fact that the winter transfer market is approaching will help them to make some additional recruits. place with only 14 points,
They are next up against Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium, something that should work in their favor as they will maintain home field advantage. Online sportsbooks in UK have earmarked Arsenal for the win with odds currently being 1.43 (3/7), whereas Newcastle have been assigned unlikely chances of 7.75 (13/2). This match should result in a win for Arsenal but they have blundered on several occasions at home this season (3 draws), which is why a tie stands at 4.70 (37/10).
Chelsea face Hull City while Man United go up against fierce rivals Liverpool
Chelsea have been in sublime form all season long. Now that the Champions League has ended they can solely focus on the task at hand – getting points in the Premier League. So far they have won all of their games at home (7 wins) and have scored a total of 18 goals while only conceding three. It seems rather unlikely that any teams will able to challenge them on their home turf, so this weekend’s encounter against Hull City should another easy win that will give them 3 points.
Unibet, as expected, favors them for the win 1.17 (1/6) whereas a draw stands at a high 7.40 (6/1) and a win for Hull is currently on 19.00 (18/1). Although Jose Mourinho’s men sit on top of the Premier League table they should still be weary of the threat posed by Manchester City. The Sky Blues have managed to get rather close to Chelsea with only 3 points separating them, as the former has an overall of 33 points while the latter has 36.
The greatest showpiece this weekend is going to take place at Old Trafford where Manchester United will have a chance play one of their fiercest rivals, Liverpool. The Red Devils are still a work in progress, as the new Man United manager, Louis van Gaal, gets to grips with the demanding job of transforming a lackluster side into champions that they once were.
After a shaky start to the season they are now on 28 points which has propelled them to the third position in the Premier League. Liverpool on the other hand don’t have the same firepower as they did last season with Luis Suarez, which almost saw them crowned champions of England. The upcoming match will prove to be quite a challenge for the visiting team as they will go up against a team that managed to record 6 wins, 1 draw and only 1 loss at home.
Under UK gambling laws, Unibet is able to provide some of the best gaming services in the industry. They have earmarked the Red Devils to seal a win 1.77 (77/100), while Brendan Rodgers’ side has been dealt underdog odds of 4.70 (37/10). Taking into consideration all the elements of both teams, Man United should probably end up with the bragging rights after this game as they hold far more depth within their talented squad.