Get ready to watch free Premier League highlights of all the matches right after they finish. You can catch the exciting games between Newcastle and Arsenal, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa, Luton and Liverpool, as well as Tottenham and Chelsea live on Sky Sports. Lewis Jones, a Football Journalist, has some tips for the upcoming Premier League action. He predicts an ugly Manchester United win against Fulham at 12.30pm on Saturday.
In the past 32 Premier League Saturday 12.30pm kick-offs, 23 games have had under 2.5 goals scored, which is a 72% strike rate. Betting on this outcome has proven to be profitable, and the odds provided make it even more appealing. Manchester United has a strong record of winning away games against teams that finished in the bottom 11 places of the Premier League last season or are predicted to finish there this season. They have earned 34 points from 39 available against such opponents and only conceded six goals in 13 matches. Manchester United knows how to win ugly, as proven in their recent victory against Burnley. Considering these factors, betting on a low-scoring game and a Manchester United win is a smart move. The odds for under 2.5 goals are 10/11, and if you add a United win to that, the price on offer is 4/1. This bet would have been successful in 46% of United’s games against low-ranked opposition last season. Fulham has been struggling in attack this season, ranking third worst in the Premier League. They have created fewer big chances than any other team, making them a perfect opponent for a low-scoring affair. Jones predicts a score of 0-1 in this game.
In another match, Brentford is set to face West Ham at 3pm on Saturday. Brentford has won all four of their previous Premier League meetings with West Ham, and they have limited the Hammers to just one goal in those games. Brentford’s coach, Thomas Frank, has successfully neutralized West Ham’s strengths in counter-attacks and set pieces. Given this track record, Jones expects Frank’s tactics to work again, especially with the confidence of recent wins over Burnley and Chelsea. Jones predicts a score of 2-0 in favor of Brentford.
Burnley will take on Crystal Palace at 3pm on Saturday. Burnley’s vulnerable defense is likely to be targeted by Roy Hodgson, who is relying on back-to-basics football to get results without key players. This creates opportunities for Crystal Palace to exploit set pieces, similar to what Everton did in their recent victory. Marc Guehi, Crystal Palace’s defender, has shown his ability to venture forward and take shots on goal. Jones suggests betting on Guehi to have at least one shot, with odds of 6/5. Jones predicts a score of 0-1 in favor of Crystal Palace.
Everton will face Brighton at 3pm on Saturday. Lewis Dunk, Brighton’s defender, has been impressing with his attacking skills, even taking free kicks in the style of Cristiano Ronaldo. Dunk has scored from dead ball situations multiple times recently, and it’s likely he will continue to have opportunities in upcoming matches. Jones finds the odds of 66/1 for Dunk to score outside the penalty area enticing. Jones predicts a score of 2-2 in this game.
Manchester City will play against Bournemouth at 3pm on Saturday. Manchester City is heavily favored to win, with odds of 1/12. Their home record is impressive, winning their last 21 home games with an aggregate score of 67-10. They have also won all 12 of their previous Premier League matches against Bournemouth, with an aggregate score of 38-7. Jones suggests betting on a Manchester City win and over 3.5 goals in the match, with odds of 5/6. Jones predicts a score of 4-1 in favor of Manchester City.
Sheffield United will face Wolves at 3pm on Saturday. Sheffield United is currently at the bottom of the attacking metric tables, with low numbers in goals scored, expected goals, and big chances created. Jones believes that this game will have under 2.5 goals, with odds of 10/11. Jones predicts a scoreless draw, with a score of 0-0.
Newcastle will take on Arsenal at 5.30pm on Saturday, live on Sky Sports. This fixture has had a heated rivalry in the past, with many fouls and yellow cards shown. Jones suggests betting on there being 27 or more fouls awarded in the game, with odds of 11/4. He also believes that Dan Burn, Newcastle’s defender, will struggle to contain Bukayo Saka, and is likely to commit fouls. Jones predicts a fiery game with a score of 2-2.