A cracking North London Derby headlines our feature games this week, with an absolute logjam of sides competing for European spots. Let’s take a look at our best picks and props for game week 28 of the Premier League!
Arsenal vs Tottenham
Sunday, March 14th, 12:30pm (ET)
This North London Derby looks to be a great contest, with a rejuvenated Spurs side travelling to the Emirates Stadium to take on their old foe Arsenal.
Tottenham have won their last three Premier League games in a rich vein of form, with old boy Gareth Bale winding back the clock and putting in some top notch performances along with Harry Kane and Heung Min Son.
Gareth Bale's game by numbers vs. Crystal Palace:
100% take-ons completed
100% tackle success
100% shot accuracy
8/9 duels won
5 ball recoveries
4 chances created
2 tackles made
Another brace at home. ✌️ pic.twitter.com/HNvY5MRy7B
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 7, 2021
The Welshman’s return to form has seen Tottenham climb back up to seventh on the table. Arsenal, on the other hand, struggled to take care of Olympiacos in the Europa League, and have gained just two points from their last five games against Tottenham in all competitions.
We expect Tottenham’s good run of form to continue here, against a young and inconsistent Gunners side.
EPL Prediction: Tottenham +175
Best Prop: Gareth Bale to Score +190
Manchester United vs West Ham
Sunday, March 14th, 3:15pm (ET)
This should be another fantastic spectacle; with the second placed Manchester United playing hosts to fifth placed West Ham United.
The Red Devils had a surprise victory against their neighbors Manchester City, and they will take great confidence from that performance. They were wasteful in a midweek Europa League draw against AC Milan, and will be looking to be more clinical here.
How did Harry Maguire miss this? 🤯 pic.twitter.com/aGZKgH4U3V
— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) March 11, 2021
They meet the entertaining Hammers, who continue to surprise and are currently sitting fifth on the table. Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard has been in outstanding form for the Irons, but unfortunately for them, he will be unable to play against his parent club here.
That’s a big blow for the London side, who must look to generate goals elsewhere, and reverse a poor away record against Manchester United, having drawn three games and losing nine in their last 12 trips to Old Trafford.
We expect Manchester United to get the job done at home, though West Ham won’t go down without a fight.
EPL Prediction: Manchester United -121
Best Prop: Marcus Rashford to Score +215
Leeds United vs Chelsea
Saturday, March 13th, 7:30am (ET)
Another side who are in some good form is Chelsea, who has found a new lease of life under Thomas Tuchel, beating Everton, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid, and drawing with Manchester United in their last four outings.
They face the kamikaze-like Leeds, who continue to live and die by the sword with their attacking play that sees them score lots of goals… but also concede a lot of them, particularly against stronger sides, like Chelsea.
All the action from another 𝗯𝗶𝗴 win at the Bridge! 👊 pic.twitter.com/SDlMw7SOLn
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 9, 2021
Leeds have a reasonable historical record against the Blues, having only lost one of their previous nine Premier League home games against them, though the last of those games was way back in 2003, when they were flying high.
The dynamic is a bit different now, and we expect Chelsea to take all three points here.
EPL Prediction: Chelsea -137
Best Prop: Both Teams to Score – Yes -145
*Odds correct at time of publication, thanks to Bet365.
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