EPL Week 17 Predictions: Three Midweek Games Under The Radar
Manchester Has Turned Blue
And after a weekend in which Manchester City saw their lead climb to 11 points, they might as well book an open-top bus for May.
Before they kicked off on Sunday, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all dropped points - points that they couldn't afford to. There are no easy games in England and by squeezing out the necessary results over these past few weeks it appears as if Manchester City are uncatchable.
But while the Premier League title race looks done and dusted, we march on looking to reap the rewards of our hard work. Please keep in mind that a heavy congestion of fixtures in England means injuries, suspensions, managers rotating players all of which will have a say in what happens.
Manchester United host Bournemouth at 3pm on Wednesday December 13th. They still have no Pogba and Romelu Lukaku couldn't score in a Brothel. That being said Mourinho teams are fantastic at two things historically - Bouncing back after a loss and beating small teams at home.
The Cherries average less than a goal per game away from home and line up as the perfect opponent for United who need a reason to smile again after a disappointing loss in the Derby.United to win and keep a clean sheet (-118) William Hill
Two Old Foes Make Acquaintances Again
Who wouldn't want to tune in and watch Big Sam take on Rafa for the 14th time?
Whether or not you feel like watching Everton travel to Newcastle on Wednesday there may be an opportunity here to cash in on what I feel will be a very tight game.
Everton have only scored 6 goals and are Winless away from home in the league all season. Newcastle haven't won a game since October. And with the history between these managers there can't be too many secrets.
Task one for both will be to not concede and try to win a low scoring affair. You know where I'm going with this one.Under 2.5 goals (-143) Sports Interaction
The last place team is the betting favorite...
And for the life of me I don't know why.
When Watford head to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace on Tuesday the 20th place team, with a negative goal differential at home, will be playing the 9th place team who have a positive goal differential away from home.
There is not much to say about Crystal Palace yet under Roy Hodgson, as they still look like a work in progress. However Watford under the young exciting Marco Silva can be quite good. This past weekend they were unfortunate to go down to 10 mean at Turf Moor and then seconds later were completely hosed on a blatant penalty that went ignored.
Losing to Burnley is no shock this season. Losing to Palace would be borderline disgraceful. It's not hard to see them secure at least a point against a struggling outfit.Watford +0.5 (-150) Bodog
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