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Premier League Betting, Week 22: Bettors Backing Manchester United Again

Jan 11, 2019 1:36 PM EST
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Getty Images. Pictured: Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen celebrating against Manchester United

  • After a brief hiatus due to League Cup and FA Cup action, the Premier League returns with 10 matches on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, highlighted by Tottenham-Manchester United (Sunday, 11 a.m. ET on NBC Sports).
  • I've analyzed the betting market for every match and picked out three value plays to make.

Fans and bettors have been itching for the Premier League to return, and this weekend brings us a slew of intriguing matchups, including Tottenham-Manchester United.

Liverpool hold a 4-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the league while Huddersfield are massive favorites to be relegated.

2018-19 Season Trends

  • Road teams remain hot and have now earned 7.58 units on the year.
  • Draws are still struggling mightily, but we’ve seen a slew of big upsets lately, including Crystal Palace (+1840 vs. Man City) and Leicester City (+980 at Chelsea).

For Week 22, I’ve analyzed the betting market for every match and provided three value plays (26-49-1 season record, -11.42 units).

(Odds are always on the move until kickoff, so be sure to follow all the latest lines and betting percentages here)


Saturday (7 Matches)

West Ham vs. Arsenal (7:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports)

In the opening match of the weekend, Arsenal are small road favorites and receiving the overwhelming public support to beat West Ham.

This has been a common theme for the Gunners this season, but they’ve only won four road matches, the same number as Wolves, West Ham and Crystal Palace. I would tread lightly thinking that this is an automatic win for Arsenal.

Although there hasn’t been much movement on the moneyline, the over (3) has been hit hard, increasing the juice from -110 to -130. It’s possible that the total could reach 3.5 before kickoff, so be sure to follow all the latest market updates in The Action Network app.

Crystal Palace vs. Watford (10 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold)