EPL Gameweek 23 Preview and Tips
We’re in for a real treat in Gameweek 23 with Liverpool hosting Man City at Anfield. Meanwhile Chelsea, Spurs and Man Utd are also at home.
EPL Feature Previews
Chelsea v Leicester – (Sun 2:00am)
This shapes as a very tough encounter for Chelsea according to The Wolf. They have draw their last three across all competitions including back to back scoreless draws in FA Cup and League Cup fixtures against Norwich and Arsenal respectively. It hasn’t been rosy for Leicester either. They have won just 1 of their last 7 and it has come on the back of defensive problems. They have conceded multiple goals in 4 of their last 5 EPL fixtures with Over 2.5 goals saluting in 7 straight league games. That is the bet that The Wolf likes! Vardy and Mahrez were rested against Fleetwood and Conte will be pushing for all 3 points at home. He also says to back the Foxes to score multiple goals – somthing they have done in 4 of their last 7 away outings in the Premier League.
Best: Over 2.5 goals ($1.53)
Value: Leicester Over 1.5 goals ($5.50)
Tottenham v Everton – (Sun 4:30am)
Spurs are undefeated in their last 10 against Everton including wins in each of the last two clashes. Kane managed to bag a brace in each of those encounters and the Toffees focus will primarily be to shut down the supply to the league’s leading scorer. Sam Allardyce had a great start to his tenure at Goodison Park but a tough run has yielded very little in terms of results. Two draws and three losses in their last 5 don’t make for good reading and they have been held scoreless in 3 of those matches. The Wolf doesn’t believe Spurs should be this short in the market but also doesn’t feel that Everton can take anything away with them back home. One thing is for certain – Everton will set up very defensively and it is only a matter of time before Spurs break through. The Toffees could frustrate them in the first half but the class of Eriksen, Alli and Kane will shine at some point.
Best: Teams To Score – Tottenham Only ($1.83)
Value: HT/FT – Draw/Tottenham ($4.20)
Bournemouth v Arsenal – (Mon 12:30am)
The Gunners has lost touch with the top 4 over the last month dropping points in 6 of their last 8. As is generally the case over the busy Christmas schedule, a rotation of defensive players leads to most of the big sides conceding goals. Arsenal’s road record this season is well below what one would expect. A total of 13 points in 11 games scoring just 13 times and conceding 16. The Wolf cannot see them keeping the Cherries out. Bournemouth have found the back of the net in 5 of their last 6 EPL games at Vitality Stadium and led Arsenal 3-0 in their last meeting here before having a player sent and conceding 3 goals – all in the final 20 minutes. The Wolf likes the Cherries chances and says we are in for a thrilling high scoring draw.
Best: Both Teams To Score – YES ($1.50)
Value: Over 3.5 goals ($2.25)
Liverpool v Man City – (Mon 3:00am)
We head to Anfield for the match of the round and there is more on the line that catches the eye. Man City’s lead at the top may be an unassailable 15 points but don’t for a second think that they are not chasing the Gunners undefeated record. Then we have the fact that Liverpool are in a real dog fight for a top 4 spot and top it off with the result from their opening encounter this season… a 5-0 win for Man City in a much where Mane was sent off in the first half. It makes for fireworks! The Reds are undefeated in their last 17 across all competitions including wins in 4 of their last 5 league games. They have scored 36 goals in their last 13 EPL fixtures which, believe it or not, is 4 more goals than Man City in that stretch. They are the two highest scoring teams in the top flight with a combined 114 goals and it is no surprise that the Over is 10-3 in the last 13 between them. There will be goals and this could be one of the games of the season!
Best: Over 2.5 goals ($1.44)
Value: Over 4.5 goals ($3.75)
Man Utd v Stoke – (Tue 7:00am)
United have dropped points in 3 of their last 4 league games and The Wolf says that we will see a repeat this week. They have been well below their best, highlighted by draws with Burnley and Southampton – both at Old Trafford. Stoke have found the back of the net in 8 of their last 10 away games in the Premier League and with United looking vulnerable they will look to pounce. They have a very sneaky record against the Red Devils with the two sides sharing the points in each of the last 3 meetings. In fact, Man Utd have won just 2 of their last 8 against The Potters and that has The Wolf leaning towards a potential upset. Stoke to score and the sides to share the points for the 4th consecutive clash.
Best: Both Teams To Score – YES ($2.20)
Value: Correct Score 1-1 ($12.00)