If you are looking for Premier League betting picks and tips now that action resumes following a small break, look no further. While there are certainly a pair of matches on the Gameweek 28 board that stand out from the rest of the pack, there is plenty of betting opportunity up and down the oddsboard to pad your bankroll.
Andrew Avery and Rob Trites are back to cap all of the Gameweek 28 action that includes Manchester United hosting Chelsea and Manchester City visiting Arsenal in a pair of huge matchups with top-six implications.
Without further ado, here are their favorite sides, totals and props with odds courtesy of online shop Bovada.
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Andrew: Tottenham -1 (-130)
A bit of chalk, sure, but I’ll be backing Spurs on the -1 spread with confidence for their visit to an injury-riddled Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Tottenham is a weird side. They played brilliantly in a 2-2 Champions League draw against Juventus and then squandered an FA Cup win by conceding a last-minute equalizer at lowly Rochdale.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been sublime in the league since the congested holiday fixture list with six wins and three draws in their last nine matches and they suddenly have second place on their minds as Manchester United sits just four points ahead entering the weekend.
The list of Palace players who could potentially miss out is long and impressive. Wilfried Zaha, Jeffrey Schlupp, Bakary Sako, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mamadou Sakho are just some of the names on said list and are key to the success of Roy Hodgson’s side.
If all this wasn’t enough, four of the last five Premier League meetings between these two have resulted in 1-0 Tottenham wins and with that -1 spread, we get the push as well.
Rob: Swansea City ML (+295)
The Premier League’s lone Welsh side was in serious danger of losing that status for much of the campaign but the Swans seem to have a renewed vigor under new manager Carlos Carvalhal with three wins in their last four league fixtures. Swansea has remembered how enjoyable it is to actually score goals and the joy that is being clear of relegation.
I like them again this weekend when they travel to Falmer Stadium to take a bite out of Brighton and Hove Albion.
Brighton has been toiling of late and I have them pegged for relegation with Southampton and Stoke expected to clear the danger zone at some point. Right now, the Seagulls don’t have the attacking options to break through an improved backline or to beat Lukasz Fabianski in the Swansea goal.
Andrew: Liverpool OVER 2.5 (-120)
Betting on Liverpool goal lines always feels like a great wager and this week is no different. There is good value in the OVER 3.5 total goals (as I picked in the video above) but for the column, I’m gonna go with this one.
The Reds put up four against West Ham in the reverse fixture back in November and have eclipsed 2.5 goals in five of their 13 matches at Anfield so far this season.
Only Manchester City has scored more goals in the Premier League this season (79-61) and not many look as good doing it as Jurgen Klopp’s side. Expect a smashing at Anfield this weekend.
Rob: Leicester vs Stoke OVER 2.5 (-115)
Do you like goals? Good, this is the game for you. Stoke allows more goals than any other club in England’s top flight and really seems to enjoy conceding away from Bet 365 Stadium.
The Potters’ visit to King Power Stadium is unlikely to yield a positive result and I’ll be surprised, no, shocked if there aren’t four or five goals scored by the time the final whistle is blown.
Being that I like the Foxes to score most of those goals, I’m also a fan of Leicester on the moneyline if you’re OK playing -140 chalk.
Andrew: Burnley to keep a clean sheet (+165)
Burnley was a clean sheet machine at Turf Moor early in the season as it flirted with the Europa League places. Sean Dyche’s men posted six clean sheets through their first nine home matches of the season.
The Clarets have not recorded one in their last four efforts in front of their home fans but there is a good reason behind that. Burnley has hosted Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City in their last four at Turf Moor. This is the weekend they get back to Burnley football.
Southampton is a struggling side and is currently in the relegation places and Burnley will be playing for points. Expect that typical Dyche brand of football that has become synonymous with the club and reap the rewards at +165.
Rob: Jamie Vardy Anytime Scorer (+105)
It’s been a real Vardy party of late with the 2015-16 Golden Boot runner-up netting in Leicester’s last five matches in all competitions so I’ll hop all over +105 for the Englishman to continue that run against one of the leakiest sides in European football.
Vardy is one of the streakiest scorers in the sport but when he’s locked in, there aren’t many who have a better nose for the net.
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