The following are betting tips for selected fixtures in Gameweek 33 of the 2019/20 English Premier League.
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Manchester United vs. Bournemouth
Back Man Utd -1.5 at 1.52 (bet365)
Manchester United and Bournemouth are trending in opposite directions. Man Utd have won their last two fixtures by 3-0 scorelines to extend their strong EPL run to 5-2-0. Bournemouth limp into this fixture on the back of a 1-4 home defeat to Newcastle. It was their fourth consecutive defeat and the side looked resigned to relegation in that fixture. The high frequency of games suits the clubs with greater squad depth and the high turnaround denies the out-of-form clubs time to fix their issues. The last time Man Utd hosted Bournemouth they won 4-1 and 7 of United’s 9 home wins over the last 12 months were by 2+ goals. Man Utd sit tantalizingly close to a Champions League spot and Leicester City’s drop in form will give them real urgency and intent going into this clash.
Chelsea vs. Watford
Back Chelsea in the head-to-head at 1.44 (BetEasy, Unibet)
I had initially planned to stay clear of this fixture due to Chelsea’s heavier fixture schedule but their last-gasp defeat to West Ham has seen their odds blow out from 1.33 to 1.44, which has created enough value for a small bet. Chelsea are on a three-game winning streak at home while Watford have lost their last three away, which continues their poor 2-4-10 away form over the last 12 months. Watford looked bereft of ideas going forward in their 3-1 home defeat to Southampton in their last fixture. The Hornets failed to record a shot on target and only got on the score sheet courtesy of a Southampton own goal. Watford bring 1-2-6 form into this clash. Chelsea have won 6 of their last 7 fixtures against Watford, including the last 3.
Burnley vs. Sheffield Utd
Back Burnley +0.5 at 1.45 (bet365)
Back under 2.5 goals at 1.50 (bet365)
Back the 1-0 correct score at 7.50 (bet365)
Burnley enter this fixture on the back of 1-0 victories over Watford and Crystal Palace. The Clarets have struggled with personnel issues due to injuries and contracts, but they have showed a lot of grit to grind out narrow wins. Sheffield United have struggled since the season restart, going three games without scoring a goal. The Blades have conceded 3 goals in each of their last two games, but their opponents Newcastle and Man Utd are in much better offensive form than Burnley. I’m expecting this clash to be a low scoring tussle. A 1-0 win to Burnley wouldn’t surprise me. The hosts bring 6-3-1 form into this fixture.
Back Burnley to win to nil at 4.25 (BetEasy)
Of Sheffield United’s 9 losses this season, 8 were to nil, including all 4 away defeats. Out of Burnley’s 8 home wins over the last 12 months, 7 were to nil.
Newcastle vs. West Ham
Back Newcastle +0.5 at 1.47 (bet365)
West Ham upset Chelsea with a last-gasp goal last round but they were taking on a side that was backing up after an FA Cup fixture. Prior to that the Hammers were in 1-1-7 form. Consistency has been an issue for the side, with West Ham going 1-2-5 on the back of a win over the last 12 months. Newcastle have looked rejuvenated in attack since the season restart, scoring 8 goals in 3 games. The Magpies are undefeated in five matches and they boast an undefeated 3-5-0 record as the home favourite over the last 12 months.
Tottenham vs. Everton
Back Tottenham in the head-to-head at 2.10 (Unibet)
Back Tottenham +0.5 at 1.32 (bet365)
You have to go back to 2008 for the last time Tottenham lost at home to Everton. Since then the Spurs have gone 7-4-0 in this fixture. Everton have gone 0-1-5 as the away underdog over the last 12 months.