Premier League Betting Tips and Predictions: Week 11
As another jam packed football weekend rolls into sight both north and south of the border, we’ve had our weekly rummage around the English Premier League, English Scottish Premier League and EFL Championship fixtures on an acca value hunt.
Norwich City V Sheffield Wednesday – Saturday 15.00
Saturday afternoon sees the Championship’s table toppers Norwich City welcome relegation contenders Sheffield Wednesday at Carrow Road.
Daniel Farke’s Canaries have lost just three out of their first 15 matches, picking up an impressive 28 points from a possible 45.
Teemu Pukki, the fourth top scorer in the Championship, looks likely to return this weekend having been out injured for a few weeks.
What’s good for the canaries is likely to be bad for the owls.
Tony Pulis’ Sheffield Wednesday’s form has picked up of late, stringing together three consecutive draws. They are, however, still looking for their first win under their new manager.
It is unlikely to come this weekend as Norwich go into this game as strong favourites.
If, as expected, Pukki makes his return, City could run away with this one.
Norwich to win and over 2.5 goals.
West Ham United V Manchester United – Saturday 17.30
David Moyes’ West Ham have won their last three games and await the visit from Manchester united one point ahead of their guests and with the same win rate.
United have picked up of late but remain ultimately disappointing and another home defeat in the week will not do anything for their mood ahead of their visit to East London.
The Irons boasts a strong home record against United in recent years, losing only two times in seven meetings in the capital. And that against much better United sides than this one.
As such, West Ham will not fear the visit of United and that’s probably with good reason.
Home win, under 3.5 goals.
Chelsea V Leeds United – Saturday 20.00
Chelsea have the feel of a team on the up right now and with one of the best squads in the Premier League, can be fancied to take Leeds apart at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night.
At the start of the season, it was thought that any title aspirations that the Blues had would be ruined by a poor defensive record.
Now, these problems seem to have been addressed and it makes all the difference given the abundance of quality upfront.
Frank Lampard’s men have conceded only two goals in their last 10 games in all competitions, while winning eight in nine.
Leeds, another team with defensive issues, have also seemingly addressed their problems. Two clean sheets in a row is testament to this.
Those games, a bore draw with Arsenal and a 1-0 win at Everton, were an impressive way to bounce back a string of heavy defeats but ultimately Chelsea should have too much for them come Saturday night.
Leeds win and under 2.5 goals.
Ross County V Rangers – Sunday 12.00
The Scottish Premiership returns this weekend following a break for the League Cup and one of the most intriguing ties from a betting perspective is Rangers Sunday lunchtime visit to Ross County.
Ross County enjoyed last weekend’s cup break, winning 2-0 at Celtic and would love to serve up something similar to the other Glaswegian giant.
The fortunes of Celtic and Rangers are quite contrasting, however, and relegation threatened Ross County shouldn’t get their hopes up.
Ross County, who concede on average 1.8 goals per game, will have their work cut out against the league’s top scorers.
Steven Gerrard’s men are 11 points clear at the top and with Celtic not kicking off until 15.00 have a chance to stretch that lead to 14.
Expect the men form Ibrox to take it and take it well.
Celtic V St. Johnstone – Sunday 15.00
Celtic host St Johnstone on Sunday afternoon in a must win match for struggling manager Neil Lennon.
The Bhoys currently sit in 2nd place in the Scottish Premier League table after only managing a 2-2 draw against Hibernian last time out in the competition.
That result was positively perfect compared to what was to follow, however.
The hoops were brutally dumped out of the out of the Europa at the hands of Sparta Prague in the Czech capital before being pummelled 2-0 at home to Ross County in the Scottish League Cup last week.
Shipping another four to AC Milan midweek won’t have done much for morale either.
St. Johnstone also drew 2-2 against Hibernian recently which preceded a win over Motherwell.
Anything other than a home win will surely do for Lennon and, as the pressure mounts, we wouldn’t bet for or against one.
Both teams to score looks the most sensible option.
Tottenham Hotspur V Arsenal – Sunday 16.30
Rarely over recent years will Spurs be relishing a derby match as much as this one – and with fans in the ground too!
Ok, so the massive Tottenham Hotspur Stadium won’t be full to the rafters but after everything 2020 has thrown at us, any sized crowd is a good thing.
Arsenal are woefully out of form and falling way short of any early season promise that they initially looked like showing.
In contrast, Tottenham are top, albeit joint with Liverpool, and looking very good right now and come into the game unbeaten in their last five.
Arsenal though were roundly beaten by Wolves at the Emirates and it’s hard to see where their next win is coming. It certainly doesn’t look like it will be on Sunday.
Spurs win and over 3.5 yellow cards.
- Saturday 15:00, English Football Championship: Norwich City V Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich to win and over 2.5 goals
- Saturday 17:30, English Premier League: West Ham United V Manchester United, Home win, under 3.5 goals
- Saturday 20.00, English Premier League: Chelsea V Leeds United, Leeds win and under 2.5 goals
- Sunday 12.00, Scottish Premier League: Ross County V Rangers, Rangers to win and over 2.5 goals
- Sunday 15.00, Scottish Premier League: Celtic V St. Johnstone, BTTS
- Sunday 16:30, English Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur V Arsenal, Spurs win and over 3.5 yellow cards