EPL Match Week 17: Online Betting Preview

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As the festive season rush is gripping the English Premier League, clear signs of leadership are emerging at the top of the points table. Chelsea’s 10-match winning streak has earned them a six-point lead over Liverpool and Arsenal. With both Liverpool and Arsenal facing tough games this week, the gap is only going to widen. All these teams feature in our list of top games for online betting for this weekend. Read on and you will have more reasons to be happy during the festival season.

Matches

December 17

 

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

Middlesbrough vs Swansea City

Stoke City vs Leicester City

Sunderland vs Watford

West Ham United vs Hull City

West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United

 

December 18

 

Bournemouth vs Southampton

Manchester City vs Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley

 

December 19

 

Everton vs Liverpool

 

Marquee Match of the Week

It has to be Manchester City vs Arsenal on Sunday at Etihad Stadium:  the top 3 vs the top 4. City have a great opportunity to leapfrog Arsenal in the points table. With a favourable result in the Everton vs Liverpool game, a win could even land them at the second position. However, the recent history suggests that it is not going to be an easy task. City have not won against Arsenal in the last seven games in all competitions. Arsenal won four and drawn three of the matches.

The Gunners’ record at the Etihad is particularly impressive: just one defeat in the last five visits. So, the recent history is against the hosts. But the situation in the EPL suggests that City will have a slight advantage. A draw is a highly probable result as well. Check out the odds for a draw in online betting.

Other Interesting Fixtures

The Merseyside derby is on Monday. While the clash does not have the glamour it had in the 1980s, it is still going to be a fiercely competitive match. The bragging rights of the local fans are at stakes here. Everton will be hoping to build on the win against Arsenal, while Liverpool will be hoping to consolidate their position at the top. Liverpool will start favourites for online betting. It has been 12 games and over six years since Everton won the Merseyside derby.

If you are looking for some adventurous online betting options, you have a chance coming up on Saturday. Chelsea are facing Crystal Palace, in search of their 11th straight win. However, Chelsea was not at their sparkling best in their previous two games, against West Brom and Sunderland. They did manage 1-0 wins in these matches. The team has given the indication that law of averages is about to catch up with them.

The record for the longest winning streak in the EPL belongs to Arsenal invincible of 2001-2002. They went on to win 14 consecutive games. Chelsea could find their winning streak snapped against Crystal Palace. Check out the odds of a draw in online betting in this match too.

 

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