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Premier League: Gameweek 12 Betting Preview and Picks

There’s not much to like about the international breaks. The best part is that feeling you get when the Premier League is mere days away from returning.

Like now.

Yes, the dreaded break is over and the 2018 World Cup field is set but domestic football makes its triumphant return and what better way to mark said return than with the North London Derby?

Arsenal hosts Tottenham in the week’s biggest matchup and while Spurs haven’t lost a league match to the Gunners since March 2014, it’s a game the red faction of North London will no doubt get up for.

There’s obviously much more on the docket this week and here to bring you their favorite plays are Andrew Avery and Rob Trites with odds courtesy Bovada.

Sides

Andrew: Manchester City -1.5 (-115)

Seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it? I mean, is there any team in Europe playing better football than Manchester City?

The Citizens are breezing through the Premier League and dispatched a very, very good Napoli side 4-2 in Italy. Pep Guardiola has this team playing eye-catching football and the team is leaving a trail of dead in its wake both in England and on the continent.

Winning by two goals away from home in the Premier League is no easy task for just any club, but Man City is no ordinary team. To win by two at -115? Take it.

ROB: Tottenham (+185)

Another round of the North London Derby is primed to kick off this week’s slate of Premier League games and believe it or not, Tottenham is actually the underdog.

I don’t see the Emirates giving the Gunners much of an advantage right now and Tottenham has been excellent on the road all season. Spurs will be down a very important man at the back but I trust Poch to put together a starting XI that can allow Jan and Sanchez to take on more prominent roles in the center half.

Come on fam, don’t be daft. Tottenham is the far better club at this juncture and they’ll prove it on Saturday. St. Totteringham’s Day be damned.

Totals

Andrew: Bournemouth-Huddersfield UNDER 2.5 (-150)

It’s chalky as heck and you can even go to UNDER 2 (+130) if you’re so inclined, but I do really like the UNDER here.

Huddersfield has only managed three goals in its five road games thus far while, perhaps bizarrely, Bournemouth has only managed three in five home games despite being the seventh-placed side in the table.

The fact of the matter is that we have the 17th- and 18th-ranked sides in terms of scoring so I expect a cagey affair with both managers more than happy to walk away with a point apiece.

Rob: Liverpool-Southampton UNDER 3 (-135)

International breaks are the worst. They cause weird upsets that would never happen and they suck the fun out of high-flying fixtures. I’m afraid the latter may be true for Liverpool this week and I’ll happily take the UNDER with the Reds seeing just 10 total goals cross the line in five matches at Anfield this season.

Props

Andrew: Leroy Sane to score anytime (+115)

Why wouldn’t you take this? The German sensation is averaging a goal every 110 minutes (thereabouts) and didn’t score in 87 minutes against Arsenal so considering the “drought” he’s in, he should bang one in for Man City’s trip to Leicester.

The 21-year-old has six goals so far on the campaign and is just such a deadly player in the attacking third. The way the City attack has meshed together is frightening not only for English sides, but for future Champions League opposition as well.

Rob: Harry Kane to Score anytime (+105)

At plus-money, this is a no-brainer even for Arsenal fans. Harry Kane scores when he wants and he really, really wants to score in the North London Derby.

In six career Premier League games played against the Gunners, Harry the Magnificent has six goals and Arsenal has conceded the second-most goals of the top eight clubs.

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