Premier League Week 17 Detailed Betting Preview

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1. Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

With just one win in their last 5 league games, Crystal Palace will be looking to put an end to their bad luck when they host the currently unstoppable Chelsea at the Selhurst Park in the opening game of the Premier League’s 17th round.

Pardew under pressure

After going 5 straight league games without a win, Crystal Palace managed to put an end to their bad luck when they beat Southampton 3-0 at home. They then failed to capitalize on that win as they drew to Hull City 3-3 away from home. Palace last game was in midweek when they played Manchester United at home where they lost 2-1.

Crystal Palace are currently sitting in 16th place in the league table with 15 points from 4 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses. They have scored 28 goals and conceded 31 since the start of the season.

James Tomkins, Bakary Sako, Pape Souare, Connor Wickham, Jonathan Benteke and Steve Mandanda are all long-term absentees, while Loic Remy lacks match fitness.

The Unstoppable Blues

Chelsea have won their last 10 Premier League games, a record no one even got close to this season. They also kept their sheet clean in 8 out of these 10 games. Antonio Conte managed already to surpass the number of game Chelsea have won in all of the last season. Their last game was against Sunderland away from home where they won 1-0.

Chelsea are sitting at the top of the table with 40 points from 13 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. They have scored 34 goals and conceded just 11 in the 16 games they played all season. They are the toughest defense in the league besides Tottenham.

Eden Hazard didn’t travel with the team to Sunderland in midweek after suffering a knock last weekend and he remains a doubt for Saturday’s clash with Crystal Palace. Willian could be set to profit with another start here.

Betting Tips

Chelsea to win @ 1.55 – Get Free Bet Here

Both teams to score (No) @ 2.15 – Get Free Bet Here

Diego Costa to score @ 1.80– Get Free Bet Here


2. Stoke City vs Leicester City

After a disappointing home draw last round, Stoke City will be looking to add more points to their tally when they host last year’s champions Leicester City at the Britannia Stadium in the 17th round of the English top flight.

Stoke to take advantage of Leicester’s Inconsistency

Stoke fans had a disappointing night at home in midweek as their team drew Southampton at home in a game that finished goalless. Stoke City have started a season poorly but game by game they managed to find their form. The team have collected a total of 7 points from a possible 12 in their last 4 league games.

The hosts are currently sitting at 12th place in the league table with 20 points from 5 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses. Stoke have scored 17 goals and conceded 22 since the start of the campaign.

Marko Arnautovic is suspended for three matches after being sent off in Stoke’s 0-0 draw with Southampton on Wednesday. Mame Biram Diouf may profit with some game time as a result. Ryan Shawcross ended a three-game absence to provide Mark Hughes’ side with a boost ahead of the festive period.

Leicester to tackle their away games problem

With just one point collected from their last 5 away games in the Premier League, Leicester City fans will be worried as their teams play in a tough atmosphere as Stoke’s. Last year’s champions have been facing troubles focusing on both the Premier League and the Champions League. The team have collected just 4 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league games. Their last game was against Bournemouth away from home where they lost 1-0.

Leicester are currently sitting in 14th place in the league table with 16 points from 4 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. They have scored 21 goals and conceded 27 points since the start of the season.

Danny Drinkwater missed the 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Tuesday with a slight knee problem and he remains a doubt here. Kasper Schmeichel hasn’t featured since breaking his hand at the start of last month but has been tipped with a return to first-team action this weekend.

Betting Tips

Both teams to score @ 1.70 – Get Free Bet Here

Over 2.5 goals @ 1.95– Get Free Bet Here

Stoke City to win @ 2.45– Get Free Bet Here


3. Middlesbrough vs Swansea City

After losing in both game last week, Middlesbrough will be looking to put a break to their downward trend when they host the also struggling Swansea City at the Riverside stadium in the 16th round of the Premier League.

A Relegation Battle

The hosts have won only one game in their last 5 in the Premier League. They collected an overall 4 points from a possible 15 in that same period. Middlesbrough have been struggling in and around the relegation zone for the majority of the season. They lost their last two games to Southampton away from home 1-0 and to Liverpool at home 3-0.

Middlesbrough are sitting in the 17th place in the league table with 15 points from 3 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses. They scored 13 goals and conceded 19 since the start of the season. They are the lowest scoring team in the Premier League so far this season.

Gaston Ramirez has missed each of Middlesbrough’s last two matches and may not recover from injury in time to face Swansea at home on Saturday. George Friend is back in training but hasn’t featured in each of their last five matches and may not feature until after Christmas.

Swansea to break their away curse

After losing two of their last 5 league games, Swansea are set to face another away game at the Riverside. They haven’t won away from home in their last 5 league games. However, the team have collected a total of 7 points form a possible 15 in their last 5 league games. Their last game in the Premier League was against West Bromwich Albion away from home where they lost 3-1.

Swansea are sitting in 18th place in the league table with 12 points from 3 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses. They have scored 20 goals and conceded 34 since the start of the season.

Bob Bradley continues to make changes to the team so it remains to be seen how he will line up the team when they travel to Middlesbrough at the weekend.

Betting Tips

Both teams to score (No) @ 1.90– Get Free Bet Here

Under 2.5 goals @ 1.72– Get Free Bet Here


4. Sunderland vs Watford

At the bottom of the table, Sunderland will be hoping to repeat what they did in the two of their last 3 home games in the Premier League when they host Watford at the Stadium of Light in the 17th round of the English Premier League.

Moyes without most of his first team

After they managed to beat Hull City and Leicester City at home, Sunderland trailed the table once more as they lost two back to back games in the Premier League. They collected a total of 6 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league games. Their last game in the league finished in a 1-0 loss to the league leaders Chelsea at home.

Sunderland as mentioned are at the bottom of the table with 11 points from 3 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses. They have scored 14 goals and conceded 28 since the start of the season.

David Moyes is once more without Paddy McNair, Lee Cattermole, Lynden Gooch, Jack Rodwell and Duncan Watmore here. Javier Manquillo, Billy Jones, Steven Pienaar and Victor Anichebe are doubts for the welcome of Watford.

Watford to break the away games’ curse

After losing their last Premier League game to Manchester City away from home in midweek in a game that finished 2-0, Watford will be looking to their losing away from home trend as the team have lost all their last 3 games away from home soil. They have collected a total of 6 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 games.

Watford are sitting in 11th place in the league table with 21 points from 6 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses. They have scored 21 goals and conceded 28 since the start of the season.

Valon Behrami and Stefano Okaka are both doubts, though it remains to be seen whether either start here. Walter Mazzarri could ring the changes, with Troy Deeney, Isaac Success and Ben Watson possibly featuring from the off.

Betting Tips

Sunderland to win  @ 2.50 – Get Free Bet Here

Both teams to score @ 1.80 – Get Free Bet Here

Over 2.5 goals @ 2.05 – Get Free Bet Here


5. West Ham vs Hull City

After their first win in 5 games last round, West Ham will be looking to keep rising up the table when they host Hull City at the Olympic Stadium in the 17th round of the Premier League.

West Ham late Wake Up Call

After a shambolic start to their season, West Ham have signs of efforts to get away from the relegation zone in recent weeks. The team managed to get 5 points from a possible 12 in their last 4 league games. They lost only one game in the last 5 home games and their last game was against Burnley at home where they managed to get their first win in 5 games with a 1-0 victory.

West Ham are sitting in 15th place in the league table with 16 points from 4 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. They have scored 18 goals and conceded 31 goals since the start of the season.

Simone Zaza, Reece Oxford, Diafra Sakho, Gokhan Tore and Sam Byram are all ruled out through injury, while James Collins is a doubt.

Hull Continue their downward trend

Without a win in their last 5 league matches, Hull City have dropped to the relegation zone in the past few weeks. The team have collected just 2 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league games. Their last match in midweek was against Tottenham away from home where they lost 3-0.

Hull are sitting in the 19th place in the league table with 12 points from 3 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses. They scored 14 goals and conceded 35, more than any other team in the Premier League this season.

Dieumerci Mbokani is back available after serving his suspension and may come back into the team ahead of Adama Diomande. Few changes are expected from the side that lost 3-0 to Tottenham in midweek.

Betting Tips

Both teams to score @ 1.80 – Get Free Bet Here

Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 – Get Free Bet Here

West Ham to win @ 1.61– Get Free Bet Here


6. West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United

After another win in midweek for West Bromwich Albion, they will be looking to put in a good performance when they host Manchester United at The Hawthorns in the 17th round of the English top tier.

WBA are ready

West Bromwich Albion have been in very good form in the last few weeks as the team generally play in a completely different style than what we used to from them. The hosts have managed to lose only one game in the last 5 league fixture. They collected 10 points from a possible 15 in that same period. Their last game was against Swansea City at home where they won 3-1.

The hosts are sitting in the 7th place in the Premier League table with 23 points from 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses. They have conceded 19 goals and scored 23 since the start of the campaign.

Jonny Evans missed their 3-1 win over Swansea in midweek through injury and he is a doubt to face off against his former side here. Craig Dawson has served his one-match ban but may not get back into the side with Nyom and Chris Brunt options at full-back.

Mourinho without his Center Backs

After drawing in three straight games, Manchester United finally managed to get two wins in a row as they beat Tottenham at home 1-0 then they won when they played Crystal Palace away from home last week 2-1. The team looked more solid and composed in these last two games. They have collected 9 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league matches.

Manchester United are sitting in 6th place in the league table with 27 points from 7 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses. They have scored 22 goals and conceded 17 since the start of the season.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan missed Wednesday’s clash with Crystal Palace in midweek and isn’t expected back until Boxing Day at the earliest. Antonio Valencia has served his one-match ban and will return at right-back here.

Betting Tips

Both teams to score (No) @ 1.80 – Get Free Bet Here

Under 2.5 goals @ 1.75 – Get Free Bet Here

Zlatan to score @ 1.95 – Get Free Bet Here


7. Bournemouth vs Southampton

After beating the title holders in midweek, Bournemouth will be full of confident when they host Southampton at the Goldsands Stadium in the 17th round of the English Premier League.

Bournemouth’s Strength in their fortress

Struggling with consistency, Eddie Howe managed to put Bournemouth on the English football map as the team proves for the second season in a row that they are not to be missed with in the Premier League. The team have collected a total of 9 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league games. Their last game was against Leicester City at home where they prevailed with a 1-0 victory.

Bournemouth are sitting 10th in the league table with 21 points from 6 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses. They have scored 22 goals and conceded 25 since the start of the season.

Callum Wilson was forced off in stoppage time in their win over the reigning Premier League champions after suffering a head injury and is a doubt for Sunday’s derby against Southampton.

The Saints and their away curse

Southampton have been inconsistent in the past few weeks, however the team managed to lose only one game in their last 5 league matches. They collected a total of 8 points from a possible 15 in that same period securing a mid table position after 16 games of action. Their last game was against Stoke City away from home where both teams settled for a goalless draw.

Southampton are level on points with the hosts as each team has 21 points. The Saints have won 6 games, drew 3 and lost in 7 since the start of the season. They have scored 14 goals and conceded 15 since the start of the campaign.

Charlie Austin is sidelined for the next three months, at the very least, due to a shoulder injury sustained in the Europa League last week. Oriol Romeu is a suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season, which leaves Southampton with a big hole to fill when they face Bournemouth this weekend.

Betting Tips

Both teams to score (No) @ 1.80 – Get Free Bet Here

Under 2.5 goals @ 1.61 – Get Free Bet Here

Bournemouth to win @ 2.87 – Get Free Bet Here


8. Manchester City vs Arsenal

Premier League week 17 biggest game will be when Manchester City host Arsenal at the Etihad stadium on Sunday night football. Both teams are separated by just one point and the three points might be crucial in the title race so it’s all there to play for.

The Hosts to Bounce back

Manchester City have lost two games in a row against Chelsea and Leicester City to drop 6 points in their title race. They have managed to bounce back in their last game when they played Watford at home where they won 2-0.

The hosts are sitting in 4th place in the league table with 33 points from 10 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. They have scored 34 goals and conceded 19, more than any team in the top 5 in the Premier League table.

Ilkay Gündogan suffered knee ligament damage in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Watford in midweek and is expected to be sidelined for a few months. With Fernandinho also suspended, it leaves Pep Guardiola short of genuine central midfielders, with Fernando and Yaya Toure expected to fill in.

Sergio Aguero still has two matches left on his own four-match suspension. Nolito was played as the central striker against Watford, with Kelechi Iheanacho on the bench, so it remains to be seen how City will line up on Sunday.

Arsenal Face Their December Curse

The visitors have always dropped points in the December and January period in the past few seasons. Arsenal have been very consistent since the start of the season as the team managed to stay unbeaten in the league for 14 straight games before losing in midweek to Everton 2-1 away from home.

Arsenal are sitting in the third place in the league table with 34 points from 10 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, having scored 37 goals and conceded 17 since the start of the season.

Chuba Akpom, Santi Cazorla, Mathieu Debuchy, Yaya Sanogo and Shkodran Mustafi are still long-term absentees for Arsenal. Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck are back in training but this match should come too soon in their recovery from long-term injuries, while Aaron Ramsey is still a doubt.

Betting Tips

Both teams to score @ 1.53 – Get Free Bet Here

Over 2.5 goals @ 1.65 – Get Free Bet Here

Over 1.5 Goals at the First Half @ 2.37 – Get Free Bet Here

Man City or Arsenal Double Chance @ 1.53 – Get Free Bet Here


9. Tottenham vs Burnley

Unbeaten at home so far in the league, Tottenham will be hosting Burnley at White Hart Lane in an attempt to get another 3 points to their tally against a hard working Burnley side in the 17th round of the Premier League.

The White Hart Lane Effect

Tottenham have been very solid since the last season as the team is balanced between the youth and the experience under a very good managed in Mauricio Pochettino. Spurs have collected 9 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league games, winning their 3 home games and losing in the away two. Their last game was against Hull City at home where they easily won 3-0.

Spurs are sitting in 5th place in the league table with 30 points from 8 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses. They scored 27 goals and conceded 11 since the start of the season, making them the strongest defence in the league alongside the Blues Chelsea.

Erik Lamela is closing in on a return to fitness, but the welcome of Burnley comes too soon for the Argentine, while Vincent Janssen is ruled out due to an ankle injury.

Points drought for Burnley

With just one win in their last 5 league games, Burnley will be looking to put an end to their poor record. The team have lost 4 of their last 5 league games including their last game which was against West Ham away from home where they lost 1-0.

Burnley are 13th in the Premier League table with 17 points from 5 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses, scoring 15 goals and conceding 26 since the start of the season.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson is still sidelined for Burnley and is Sean Dyche only injury concern. The Clarets boss could name the same XI that fell to a 1-0 loss to West Ham in midweek.

Betting Tips

Both teams to score (No) @ 1.66 – Get Free Bet Here

Harry Kane to score @ 1.53 – Get Free Bet Here

Over 1.5 Goals at First Half @ 2.20 – Get Free Bet Here


10. Everton vs Liverpool

Concluding round 17 of the Premier League action, will be the Merseyside derby between the two rivals, Everton who are struggling with consistency at the moment and Liverpool, who also have dropped a few points in recent games.

Everton to Capitalize on Arsenal’s win

The Toffees have started their season with a solid run of results, however their performances dropped and followed it were their results as well. Everton have only won their last game in the Premier League after 5 rounds without a win. They hosted Arsenal at the Goodison Park in midweek where they ended Arsenal 14 game unbeaten run and beat them 2-1.

Everton are sitting in 8th place in the league table with 23 points from 6 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses, having scored 21 goals and conceded 20 since the start of the season.

Gareth Barry missed the midweek win but should return to the team on Monday if he is fit enough. This leaves Ronald Koeman with a potential headache, as Ross Barkley turned in his best performance of the season in midweek but hasn’t always been trusted in big games by the Everton manager. James McCarthy, who has only recently returned from ongoing hamstring problems, may be the one to miss out here.

Liverpool to keep themselves in the title race

The Reds go into this derby with the team generally looking in decent form. They have been toe-to-toe with Chelsea at the top of the league few weeks ago but they lost to Bournemouth away from home then drew with West Ham at home.

Liverpool are sitting in second place in the league table with 34 points from 10 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. They are the most scoring team in terms of goals at the Joel Matip missed the 3-0 win over Middlesbrough with an ankle injury but is expected to recover in time to partner Dejan Lovren at the heart of Liverpool’s defence.

Divock Origi was forced off in the dying embers of Wednesday’s win with a minor knock but he should be okay by Monday.

Betting Tips

Both teams to score @ 1.61 – Get Free Bet Here

Over 2.5 goals @ 1.72 – Get Free Bet Here

Over 3.5 goals @ 2.75 – Get Free Bet Here

Liverpool to win @ 1.95 – Get Free Bet Here

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