We’ve seen plenty of movement around the top of the table since Christmas and last week was no exception, with Manchester City leapfrogging their neighbors Manchester United at the pointy end.
There’s one heavyweight clash and plenty of value to be found in Matchday 21, let’s take a look at the best games this week and the best picks and props to go along with them!
Make sure you take a look below at our soccer game predictions:
Arsenal vs Manchester United
Saturday, 30th January, 12:30pm (ET)
These two traditional powerhouses don’t like each other, and both managers won’t be giving an inch, as 9th placed Arsenal seek to build momentum and compete for European spots, and Manchester United look to rebound from an embarrassing loss to last placed Sheffield United.
Arsenal have turned around their fortunes since Christmas, with a win over fellow London giant Chelsea starting their run on form which has seen them collect 13 from a possible 15 points in their last five outings, and has them gunning for European spots.
Central to their change in form has been young wingers Bukayo Sako and Emile Smith Rowe, who have been a revelation for the Gunners, and will be running at a Manchester United back four that leaked two goals vs last placed Sheffield United last outing.
— Goal (@goal) January 27, 2021
Second placed United still have plenty of class and will be hoping that the loss against Sheffield was just a blip on the radar. However, Solskjær tends to play more conservatively away from home against big sides, and we think a draw between these heavyweights may be on the cards.
EPL Prediction: Draw +240
Best Prop: Match Result and Both Teams to Score – Draw and Yes – +340
Everton vs Newcastle
Saturday, January 30th, 7:30am (ET)
The Toffees managed to withstand a dominant performance from third placed Leicester City during the week, coming away with a 1-1 draw thanks to a brilliant solo effort from Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez.
— Everton (@Everton) January 28, 2021
It was a valuable point, and with a game in hand, leaves them in a powerful position to jump back into the European spots with a win over the struggling Magpies.
Newcastle have lost their last five away matches in the Premier League and have failed to net in four of them, and this trip to Goodison Park looks like another very tough assignment for Steve Bruce’s men.
They have lost 9 and drawn 2 matches in their last 11 outings, with the media now swirling around Steve Bruce’s future at the club, and this trip to Everton could very well be his last in charge of The Toon.
EPL Prediction: Everton -182
Best Prop: Everton -1 Spread +160
Liverpool vs West Ham
Sunday, January 31st, 11:30am (ET)
A bumper clash here as fifth placed West Ham play host to fourth placed Liverpool at London Stadium.
West Ham have been one of the surprise packets of the season, with the London outfit sitting in fifth place under David Moyes, after stringing together six consecutive wins in all competitions.
Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek has been a big find for The Hammers, showing the ability to drift forward and score as he did against Crystal Palace, and handle defensive duties alongside midfield partner Declan Rice.
The Hammers bounce right back!
Tomas Soucek gets on the end of a well-worked play to level it up.
— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) January 26, 2021
However, Liverpool is a far more difficult task than the sides The Hammers have been facing recently, with The Reds snapping a form slump by taking care of business against Tottenham during the week.
Expect Liverpool to get their title aspirations back on track and put in a massive performance against West Ham, a side they have had great success against recently, with West Ham winless against Liverpool in their last nine Premier League meetings.
EPL Prediction: Liverpool -134
Best Prop: Match Result and Both Teams to Score – Liverpool and Yes – +250
*Odds correct at time of publication, thanks to Bet365.
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