The Premier League heats up in midweek with huge games at both ends of the table. Our football expert shares his betting tips and shares key insights to watch out for ahead of the biggest games.
Leeds United v Leicester City (Tuesday 20:00 UTC+01:00)
Elland Road hosts Leicester this Tuesday night. The Whites are the favourites (2.21), even though they have lost the last three games leaving them in an ever-precarious position in 16th.
The Foxes (3.18) managed to drag themselves out of relegation last Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Wolves. Iheanacho and Castagne pulled the team back to victory after an early goal from Matheus Cunha.
Although not the standout match of this week’s Premier League clashes, this is one that will ultimately prove pivotal for both sides’ campaigns. Goals are anticipated to come from Rodrigo Moreno (2.18) and James Maddison (3.28) from each camp.
Man City v Arsenal (Wednesday 20:00 UTC+01:00)
Arsenal stride atop the table, though a run of draws has shortened the gap between them and the reigning champions. The Blues’ threat is ever more poignant as they have two games in hand. This run of form has put Arsenal as clear underdogs (5.45), however, two late goals against the Saints last Saturday show that they can ever threaten. Goals from Odegaard (5.00) and Saka (4.50) are anticipated once more in a match where there could be plenty to go around with Over/Under 3.5 being at (2.54).
Erling Haaland, rampant throughout the season, needs just two goals to match Alan Shearer and Andrew Cole for most goals scored in a single Premier League season. Of course, the odds of him scoring this match (1.50) allude that he just may! With six hat-tricks across all competitions this season, he has the potential and opportunity to beat that record in style at the Etihad.
Tottenham v Manchester United (Thursday 20:15 UTC+01:00)
The home side were humbled last Sunday, conceding five goals in the first 21 minutes, ultimately leading to the sacking of Cristian Stellini. Recent proclivities aside, Spurs still stand as slender underdogs. (2.80)
Twenty-one goals have been scored over the club’s last five games for an average of 4.2, Over/Under (1st Half) 3.5 currently stands at (17.19). Maybe this isn’t so unreasonable if Man Utd could emulate the Magpies’ recent and remarkable goal rush. Tottenham’s defence will be under close scrutiny now, especially as they haven’t had a clean sheet in the Premier League since the end of February.
With both sides mostly out of the title race, ultimately this bout will be about securing Champions League qualification by finishing in the top four. With odds favouring Manchester (1.09) to that end, with a six-point lead and two games in hand over the Londoners. Europa League or Conference looks more likely for the rattled home side, though can they remain in the top six (1.96). Second in total goals for this league’s season with 24, Harry Kane remains ever prevalent (2.11), while his opposing but fellow England international striker Marcus Rashford is at (2.45) for the Reds.
Southampton v Bournemouth (Thursday 19:45 UTC+01:00)
A south coast derby rounds up our mid-week match review. The Saints’ position in the Premier League looks increasingly dubious with a mere twenty-four points to comfort them at the bottom of the table. They are heavily favoured to be relegated at (1.08). However, with six matches there is still slim hope of survival.
Bournemouth’s position also remains tenuous in fifteenth place going into the midweek fixtures, so it’s all to play for. Home favour swings to Southampton (2.31), complemented by the fact they’ve beaten the Cherries (3.19) in their last three matches.
With Arsenal’s late comeback and the Hammers’ demolition job at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday fresh in their minds, three points will be sorely desired by both sides. Though perhaps a draw would be more likely for the struggling Southerners – Correct Score 0-0 (11.00) 1-1 (6.50) or perhaps 2-2 (15.00).
**Odds are subject to change. Odds accurate as of 12:00 UTC+01:00 Tuesday 25th April**
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