Premier League Midweek Projected Odds & Totals (Jan. 26-28)
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The Premier League returns this week after most clubs were involved in the FA Cup over the weekend.
The title race is starting to heat up as Manchester United hold a two-point advantage over Manchester City and Leicester City going into this week’s matches. (Table via premierleague.com)
With how busy the European soccer calendar is at the moment, managers might be rotating their squads to rest some players. Therefore, it might be a good idea to wait to place a wager until starting lineups come out prior to kickoff.
You can use these projections to identify early betting value on the opening lines, plus follow me in The Action Network App to see any bets I make throughout the week.
Premier League Notes
- Everton vs. Leicester: The Foxes need this match to keep pace with the two Manchester clubs, while the Toffees are hoping to use their two games in hand to get into the top four. Everton defeated Leicester, 2-0, at the King Power Stadium on Dec. 16, which is the last time the Foxes lost a Premier League match.
- Tottenham vs. Liverpool: After being upset by Burnley last week, the Reds absolutely need to win this match to stay in the title race. Tottenham is only one point behind Liverpool, so a win would put Spurs back inside the top four. Liverpool has desperately struggled on the road, as they only have one win in their last eight matches away from Anfield. The Reds though have won five straight matches over Tottenham in the Premier League including a dramatic 2-1 win on Dec. 16.
Premier League Injury News
- Arsenal: Dani Caballos (CM) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ST) are questionable to play against Southampton.
- Brighton: Tariq Lamptey (RB) and Danny Welbeck (ST) are out against Fulham. Adam Lallana (CAM) is questionable.
- Chelsea: N’Golo Kante (CM) is questionable to play against Wolves.
- Crystal Palace: Jeffrey Schlupp (LM) and Mamadou Sahko (CB) are out against West Ham. Wilfred Zaha (ST) is questionable.
- Everton: Fabian Delph (LB) is out against Leicester.
- Fulham: Tom Cairney (CAM) is out against Brighton.
- Leicester: Jamie Vardy (ST) and Dennis Praet (CAM) are out against Everton.
- Liverpool: Diogo Jota (CF), Virgil Van Dijk (CB), Naby Keita (CM) and Joe Gomez (CB) are out against Tottenham. Jordan Henderson (CM) is questionable.
- Manchester City: Kevin de Bruyne (CAM), Sergio Augero (ST) and Nathan Ake (CB) are out against West Brom.
- Manchester United: Marcus Rashford (ST) is doubtful to face Sheffield United.
- Newcastle: Ciaran Clark (CB) and DeAndre Yedlin (RB) are out against Leeds.
- Sheffield United: Sander Berge (CM), Oliver McBurnie (ST), Jack Robinson (CB) and Jack O’Connell (CB) are out against Manchester United. Lys Mousset (ST) is questionable.
- Southampton: Jannik Vestergaard (CB), Ryan Bertrand (LB), Kyle Walker-Peters (RB) and Oriol Romeu (CM) are out against Arsenal.
- Tottenham: Giovanni Lo Celso (CM), Serge Aurier (RB) and Matt Doherty (RB) are out against Liverpool.
- West Brom: Conor Townsend (LB) and Karlan Grant (ST) are out against Manchester City.
- West Ham: Arthur Masuaku (LB) is out against Crystal Palace.
- Wolves: Daniel Pondence (ST) and Raul Jimenez (ST) are out against Chelsea.