English Premier League resumes after the international break – for playing out the final rounds of world cup qualifiers – this weekend. Manchester City have established themselves as the dominant team after 10 matches into the season. They have an eight-point lead over Manchester United and Tottenham and a nine-point lead over Chelsea. They have scored 16 goals in the last four games. There should be no doubt in Online Betting for backing who would win the title. Coming into this week’s fixture, there is no doubt either about which match to follow keenly. The North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham will be the talk of the town this weekend.
Matches of Week 12
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Arsenal vs Tottenham Watford vs West Ham Brighton&Hove vs Stoke City
Crystal Palace vs Everton
West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea
Leicester City vs Manchester City
Liverpool vs Southampton
Burnley vs Swansea City
Bournemouth vs Huddersfield Town
Manchester United vs Newcastle United
Marquee Match of the Week
Usually Arsenal hold the advantage, especially at home, in this derby. It reflects in the overall head to head record too. Arsenal have won 66, against Tottenham’s 52 wins, in the 166 matches between these teams. However, if you take the last three years or so – the period in which Spurs have moved up in the pecking order – you can see that there is no such advantage for Arsenal. In the last seven matches, Tottenham have won two, drawn four and lost just one. Still it has been quite some time, seven years to be precise, since Tottenham won at Emirates Stadium. Expect them to snap the barren run on this Saturday.
Other Interesting Matches
All the big wigs have relatively easy games. The Manchester clubs and Chelsea are expected to win their matches. Liverpool have a tricky fixture at home against Southampton. Liverpool’s recent record against Southampton has been woeful: three defeats and two draws in the last five games. This season as well, Liverpool have shown a recurrent tendency to freeze against the defensive teams who park the bus inside penalty box. The same thing could happen this Saturday.
Watford host West Ham United in Sunday’s only match. This is interesting because of the odds. All the results have reasonably attractive odds. Watford look the better bet to secure a win in this fixture. West Ham have been struggling so so badly that they are actually in the relegation zone. Watford too have lost all their last three matches. So it is pretty even.
The Monday’s match – between Brighton and Stoke – too is interesting because of the odds. Brighton are unbeaten in the last four matches. They have been playing spirited football and quietly registering wins against vulnerable teams, such as Stoke. The odds of Brighton winning are great – the chances of that actually happening are even greater.