Weekly EPL Tips 5th December 2021
Aston Villa – Leicester: Both Teams To Score (8/13)
Since his appointment, Gerrard has seen his side score in all three games, managing to score twice in both victories before their defeat to Manchester City. They’ve only managed one clean sheet in their last eight. Not since the opening game of the campaign have Leicester managed a clean sheet. Offensively, they’ve been strong in their last two games, netting six.
Everton – Arsenal: Arsenal to score +0.5 Goals (2/9)
Arsenal will be hoping to get all three points here to maintain their strong form which has seen them win four of their last five. Pressure is building on Benitez at Everton, who have managed a woeful two points since their last win at the end of September. I really can’t see them keeping Arsenal from scoring.
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Everton – Arsenal: Arsenal Win (23/20)
As I mentioned in the Bet Builder, it’s hard to see Arsenal not returning to London with all three points. Everton have been dreadful and Arsenal will be desperate to get back to their best after their loss to Manchester United.
Leeds – Brentford: Under 2.5 Goals (17/20)
Only three of Leeds’ last ten league games have managed more than two goals, and all three of them were games with just three goals. Brentford have also been involved in low scoring games in their last two games. I anticipate another low scoring game, with neither team taking too many risks.
West Ham – Chelsea: Chelsea To Win And Both Teams To Score (3/1)
Two losses and a draw from their last three games isn’t the best form to have ahead of the visit of the league leaders. However, Chelsea have only managed the one clean sheet from their previous four. The Hammers have only failed to score twice this season as well. They’ve scored in all their home games. I think the most likely result is therefore a Chelsea win with both teams scoring.
Southampton – Brighton: Southampton Draw No Bet (7/10)
Without a win from their previous nine, I feel it’s a relatively safe bet to expect that run to be extended to ten. With the teams below them now starting to find form, the Saints will know the importance of a strong December. A few wins could even push them into the top half. I anticipate the home side going all out for the win.
Newcastle – Burnley: Both Teams To Score (7/10)
Though they did fail to score against Wolves in their most recent match, it must be noted how strong Wolves are defensively. Before that, Burnley had scored in three consecutive games, including against Chelsea. I was also impressed with their three against a Brentford side that have proven to be strong defensively this year. Newcastle will not lack desire for this one either though. They have to start picking up wins to keep hope alive. Like Burnley, three of their last four games have had both teams scoring in it.
The odds in this article were sourced from Coral Sport.