The Premier League is back in action, following yet another ill-timed hiatus for international matches. However, we are in for a treat with a potential match of the season, as we see Man City welcoming Liverpool into their home turf, kicking off on Saturday evening (AEST).
In other matches, Newcastle will face the thriving Chelsea, Tottenham prepares for a clash with Aston Villa, and Man U is set to confront big-budget Everton. Neds’ resident Punters’ Prophet has examined all 10 Premier League matches, offering his top betting tips below! Make sure to check out these tips before you place your bets on Premier League soccer with Neds for a thrilling sports experience.
Game Week 13 commences in the North with Manchester City playing host to Liverpool in what is being touted as the match of the season. The Sky Blues find themselves perched one point above the Reds atop the league table, boasting 9 victories from their 12 outings (1D, 2L). They approach this game on the heels of a riveting 4-4 draw against Chelsea, a match that saw their former protege, Cole Palmer, net an injury-time penalty to equalise.
Conversely, Liverpool is coming off a commanding 3-0 triumph over a high-performing Brentford team, courtesy of Mo Salah’s 9th and 10th goals of the season — only Haaland has found the back of the net more frequently (13 times). History points to a high-scoring affair, as 7 of the last 8 encounters between these two teams across all competitions have witnessed at least 4 goals.
Additionally, the win-loss record stands evenly balanced, with each side claiming 3 victories and 2 draws.
A beleaguered Toons outfit plays host to a Chelsea side that is finally hitting its stride. Newcastle has suffered two consecutive losses in the PL and UCL, failing to find the back of the net in either match. On the other hand, the Blues have notched up four goals in each of their last two games, clinching victories against Tottenham and a draw with Man City.
Chelsea has triumphed in their last three Premier League away games, outscoring their adversaries 10-2 during these matches. Only Tottenham and Man City have accrued more points on the road than Chelsea, who have collected 10. The prediction leans towards the Blues securing another 3 points in this fixture.
Kenilworth Road will play host to a battle of two teams grappling with form as Luton Town takes on Crystal Palace. The Hatters have yet to secure a win at home this season, garnering a mere two points out of a possible 15 in competition. Conversely, the Eagles have shown a better performance on the road, with 10 of their 15 points being claimed away from home (3W,1D,2L).
Crystal Palace’s manager, Roy Hodgson, is set to welcome Olise back to the starting lineup for the first time this season, injecting much-needed creativity into the Eagles’ underperforming offence. Predictions lean towards Luton’s struggles persisting, with Palace poised to execute another successful ambush on the road.
In a closely-watched Claret Derby, Burnley is set to face off against West Ham. Filled with desperation to break a disheartening cycle of six consecutive losses across all competitions, Burnley is eager to turn the tide.
On the contrary, West Ham boasts a string of victories, having won three out of their last four games in all competitions, including a recent triumph over Notts Forest with a scoreline of 3-2. Despite suffering a 10-point deduction from the league, Burnley has managed to retain their spot at the bottom of the table. The prediction leans towards the Irons taking home the coveted Claret gong.
Sheffield United, also known as the Blades, aim to extend their undefeated streak to three games, with the hope of securing successive home victories as they host Bournemouth at Bramall Lane. To date, Bournemouth has struggled to secure a win on the road this season, amassing a mere single competition point out of a possible 15.
Over the past few weeks, Sheffield United has demonstrated a marked improvement, achieving significant results against formidable teams such as Brighton and Wolverhampton. There is compelling value to be found in the head-to-head market for the home side, particularly when considering Bournemouth’s dismal performance away from home.
Nottingham Forest seeks to expand their undefeated streak at home to five league fixtures (1W,3D) as they welcome Brighton, a team intensely searching for their first Premier League victory since September (4D,2L). Forest’s record remains unscathed against Brighton in their last three encounters (2W,1D), with victories in both matches hosted at the City Ground.
Both Brighton and Forest share the distinction of having the maximum number of drawn fixtures (4D), with all four of Brighton’s draws occurring in their last five matches. Brighton seems mired in a difficult phase, as most Premier League teams have deciphered De Zerbi’s press-resistant style of play. The prediction leans towards both teams exiting this match with a competition point.
The Bees are set to host the Gunners in an intriguing London Derby. Remarkably, Brentford maintains an undefeated record across 5 London derbies this season, with notable triumphs over West Ham and Chelsea. In contrast, Arsenal has managed to clinch victory in only one out of the four local league derbies in which they have participated this season, leading to three draws.
Prior to their setback against the Reds in GW12, the Bees had chalked up three consecutive league victories, thereby closing in on the top 8. The Gunners have a history of performing well away at Brentford in all competitions, recently ousting their London rivals from the EFL Cup.
The prediction favours Arsenal to keep their title aspirations alive with a win in this match, complemented by a shot on target from Bakayo Saka.
A depleted Tottenham Hotspur squad is poised to confront a formidable Villa team in robust form. It is anticipated that Ange may be without six of his main starting lineup this weekend, as his team grapples with a series of injuries and suspensions. In contrast, Villa’s form is on an upward trajectory, with only one loss in their last eight Premier League fixtures (6W,1D).
The Villans have netted a remarkable tally of 29 goals in their initial 12 matches, surpassed only by Man City with 32 goals. It’s challenging to envision how the Spurs will elude a third successive league defeat in this scenario.
Consequently, the prediction leans towards a Villa win, coupled with more than 1.5 goals scored.
The Toffees, penalised severely with a 10-point deduction by the FA for violating FFP rules, currently find themselves in a precarious 19th position on the league table. Their upcoming adversaries, Man Utd, have managed to secure victories in 4 out of their last 5 league fixtures, albeit without displaying any notable flair or dominance.
Everton’s track record against United is rather unimpressive, having bested them only once in their last 11 encounters across all competitions. United, on the other hand, is looking to secure their 4th consecutive victory in this pairing. The upcoming match at Goodison Park is expected to be fraught with high tensions.
Despite the belief that Everton will present a stiff challenge to the Red Devils, the forecast leans towards ten Haag’s team narrowly clinching a win.
Game Week 13 culminates in a face-off between mid-table teams Fulham and Wolverhampton. Historically, these matches have been quite uneventful, with less than 1.5 goals scored in 4 of their previous 5 encounters. Furthermore, the under 2.5 total goals market has been a constant in their last eight games.
Fulham’s offensive struggles have been apparent, as evidenced by their inability to score in 3 of their 5 home fixtures this season, managing to find the back of the net only against newcomers Sheffield and Luton. Given this trend, it appears that the first team to score will likely secure victory. Therefore, the prediction is that both teams will fail to score, with odds set generously at $1.91.