Outright Bets – Premier League Top Four Finish
Jake: “This is a really fascinating market. After this week’s results, Leicester and Manchester United have flip-flopped in the betting. United are in to [1.49] while Leicester are out to [2.3].
“But Wolves are [4.4] and they’re level on points with United. Nuno’s men have only three tough games remaining – one of which is this weekend against Arsenal (see below) – and if they keep playing the way they are they could be a decent bet.”
Leicester v Crystal Palace – Saturday
Mark: “Something has gone wrong for Leicester. It’s four wins for them in 15 matches. Palace have little to play for, so they could rest and rotate, but I think they’ll be motivated. I’d back Palace +1 on the Asian handicap at around [1.8].”
Wolves v Arsenal – Saturday
Jake: “This is a tough test for Arsenal. Wolves have been exceptional since the restart – three wins and three clean sheets. They look such a big price at nearly [2.4], an overreaction to Arsenal’s couple of wins. I’d back Wolves to win or, if you want a bigger price, Wolves to win to nil.
Man Utd v Bournemouth – Saturday
Mark: “The signs are good for United who took apart Brighton in midweek. United have also had an extra day’s rest ahead of this match against a struggling Bournemouth side. I’m backing United -1 on the Asian handicap and under 5.5 goals at [1.83] as a same game multiple.”
Saturday’s best bets
Jake: Wolves to win at [2.38]
Jason: Wolves to win at [2.38]
Mark: United -1 on the Asian handicap and under 5.5 goals at [1.83]
Newcastle v West Ham – Sunday
Jake: “West Ham still look vulnerable when beating Cheslea in midweek. Newcastle have shown that they’ve got the attacking talent to cause West Ham problems. Newcastle are over-priced at [2.7] when they should be about [2.4].”
Liverpool v Aston Villa – Sunday
Mark: Liverpool played on Thursday night and, if they’ve been on the beers since winning the title, this is a quick turnaround for them. They’re playing one of the worst teams in the Premier League here and I’m going to back Liverpool -1.25 on the Asian handicap.
Tottenham v Everton – Monday
Jason: “I think you could do an early lay of Spurs at [2.14]. The one question mark would be Richarlison’s fitness for Everton.”
Mark: “In Parma v Fiorentina I’m backing Parma +0.25 @ [1.91].”
Jason: “In Espanyol v Leganes I’m backing the away side at [2.7].”
Jake: “I’m going to lay Barcelona at [1.23] against Villareal.”
Outright Bets – Champions League
Mark: “When the tournament returns in August it will essentially be a one game knockout competition. For that reason, two outsiders stand out: Atalanta [17.0] and Atletico Madrid [15.0] who are firing in Italy and Spain respectively.”
Jason: “I’d echo Mark’s bet on Atalanta but the other I like it Napoli [65.0], who drew with Barcelona in their first leg in the last-16, and have been impressive in Serie A since the restart.”
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