Six Premier League video games for the weekend have already been sorted out attributable to COVID-19 outbreaks on the membership as followers have been robbed of a number of entertaining video games, however the remaining 4 video games are slated for now.
There’s a single sport on Saturday, however the record of video games on Sunday will delight any Premier League fan. Tales abound, prime groups are concerned, and gamers attempt to make their mark on the meat and potatoes of the vacation season.
Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis face relegation contenders in Newcastle and will the Residents emerge victorious Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal should sustain. The Gunners can be examined with a full of life however skinny group from Leeds United, whereas Chelsea and Liverpool will battle groups battling for a European place on Sunday.
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Premier League matchday 18
|date||sport||Time (ET)||TV channel||Streaming|
|Sat, Dec. 18||Manchester United v Brighton||Postponed|
|Sat, Dec. 18||Watford vs. Crystal Palace||Postponed|
|Sat, Dec. 18||West Ham vs. Norwich Metropolis||Postponed|
|Sat, Dec. 18||Aston Villa vs. Burnley||Postponed|
|Sat, Dec. 18||Southampton vs. Brentford||Postponed|
|Sat, Dec. 18||Leeds United versus Arsenal||12:30 pm||NBC, Universo||fuboTV, peacock|
|Solar, Dec. 19||Everton vs. Leicester Metropolis||Postponed|
|Solar, Dec. 19||Wolves versus Chelsea||9 am||USA community, Universo||fuboTV|
|Solar, Dec. 19||Newcastle vs. Manchester Metropolis||9:15 a.m.||NBCSN||fuboTV|
|Solar, Dec. 19||Tottenham Hotspur versus Liverpool||11:30 a.m.||–||peacock|
Premier League betting odds, strains, suggestions
Quotas courtesy of DraftKings
Listed here are the strains, spreads, and totals for all 5 video games on the slate with suggestions and predictions for 3 of them:
Leeds United versus Arsenal
- Cash line: Leeds +300 / tie +285 / Arsenal -115
- Unfold: Arsenal -0.5 (-115) / Leeds +0.5 (+100)
- O / U 2.5 complete objectives: Over -140 / Underneath +120
- Each groups meet: Sure +285 / No -425
These two groups go into this sport in utterly reverse type. Arsenal have discovered a transfer, maybe a case of AubamEwing principle, as the previous captain has been banned from the squad in the interim. He will not be out there for the third sport in a row however Arsenal have regarded fantastic with out him to this point. Arsenal regarded constantly comfy of their spectacular midweek win in opposition to West Ham.
Leeds, in the meantime, are in horrible form, the squad is exhausted and what comes after their worst Premier League lack of all time, 7-0 to Man Metropolis. With only one win since October, Leeds have conceded 12 objectives of their final three video games. Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips and Robin Koch are all injured, and supervisor Marcelo Bielsa has not been capable of substitute them efficiently.
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Traditionally, Arsenal haven’t misplaced in any competitors to Leeds United since a Premier League loss in the direction of the top of the 2002/03 season – Arsenal’s final league defeat till October 2004 due to the Invincibles aspect, as we all know. That is an unbeaten run of 10 video games for the Gunners versus their opponents this weekend.
Given the form of Arsenal, the form of their opponents and historic type, it is a marvel Arsenal aren’t a troublesome favourite. Folks have to like betting in opposition to the Gunners.
- Select: Arsenal Cash Line (-115)
- Forecast: Leeds 1, Arsenal 2
Wolves versus Chelsea
- Cash line: Wolves +500 / Draw +320 / Chelsea -175
- Unfold: Chelsea -1 (+105) / Wolves +1 (-120)
- O / U 2.5 complete objectives: Over +110 / below -135
- Each groups meet: Sure +115 / No -150
Chelsea have few attacking abilities within the face of the latest COVID-19 outbreak. Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi are anticipated to overlook a second sport in a row with constructive checks, whereas Kai Havertz was out with a non-COVID sickness in the midst of the week. Add in a single for long-term harm absentee Ben Chilwell and the sooner constructive take a look at for Mateo Kovacic, and the blues are all of the sudden skinny in areas that have been considered a place of power simply weeks earlier than.
The Blues have additionally had combined outcomes in opposition to Wolves in latest historical past, failing to win three of their final six league video games, together with two 2-1 defeats at Molineux throughout that interval and a 0-0 draw of their final outcome again in January.
Though Wolves haven’t been at their greatest with only one win within the final 5 years, they nonetheless know easy methods to defend themselves. Whereas they cannot rating, they’ve solely conceded two objectives of their final six video games, together with only one every in opposition to Liverpool and Manchester United, two groups recognized for his or her attacking power. The house crowd will buzz for a outcome. Anticipate Chelsea to face robust luge with the hosts able to taking some extent.
- Select: Wolves or a tie and below 2.5 complete objectives (+205)
- Forecast: Wolves 1, Chelsea 1
Newcastle vs. Manchester Metropolis
- Cash line: Newcastle +1 400 / Draw +650 / Man Metropolis -525
- Unfold: Man Metropolis -2 (-105) / Newcastle +2 (-110)
- O / U 3 objectives in complete: Over -135 / Underneath +115
- Each groups meet: Sure +115 / No -150
Tottenham versus Liverpool
- Cash line: Tottenham +475 / Tie +340 / Liverpool -175
- Unfold: Liverpool -0.5 (+115) / Tottenham +0.5 (-135)
- O / U 3 objectives in complete: Over +110 / below -130
- Each groups meet: Sure -145 / No +110
Liverpool have gained their final seven video games in opposition to Tottenham in all competitions, together with the well-known Champions League closing in 2019. Every of those video games had lower than 4 objectives in complete and all however one lower than three objectives in complete. Nonetheless, the worth just isn’t included within the complete the place you see minus odds under 3. And Liverpool are too harmful to wager forward of time. As an alternative, the worth is on the clean sheet.
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Liverpool have solely conceded two objectives in opposition to Spurs of their seven-game profitable streak in opposition to their opponents, however latest historical past has been on the Reds’ aspect. Spurs can be rusty having solely performed two video games since Thanksgiving, with three league video games and one European sport postponed. Spurs have overwhelmed up dangerous groups this season however have minimal return in opposition to “prime 6” groups apart from beating Man Metropolis 1-0 on the season’s opening day.
Liverpool have solely obtained one league aim since dropping to West Ham in early November. This can be a wholesome Liverpool crew in fine condition. Journey the wave.
- Select: Liverpool win to zero (+160)
- Forecast: Tottenham 0, Liverpool 2