The following are betting tips for selected fixtures in Gameweek 17 of the 2020/21 English Premier League.
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Everton vs. West Ham
Back Everton in the head-to-head at 1.97 (Unibet)
Everton will be the fresher of the two sides after their midweek fixture against Manchester City was postponed due to a covid outbreak at City. The Toffees bring a four-game winning streak into this clash which includes wins over Chelsea, Arsenal and Leicester City. Three of those four wins were to nil. Everton have gone 6-1-2 in their last nine home league games against West Ham and the visitors have lost 9 out of 15 when installed as the away underdog over the last 12 months.
Man Utd vs. Aston Villa
Back Over 2.5 goals at 1.53 (bet365, Unibet)
Six of the last seven meetings between the two at Old Trafford went over 2.5 goals.
Crystal Palace vs. Sheffield United
Back Under 2.5 goals at 1.64 (Unibet)
Crystal Palace have scored just one goal in their last three games while Sheffield United have scored just 8 goals all season. Over the last twelve months 13 of Palace’s 17 home games went under 2.5 goals while 21 of Sheffield United’s 33 games went under 2.5. Last season Sheffield United won both fixtures against Crystal Palace by 1-0 scorelines.
Back Sheffield United +1.5 at 1.26 (bet365)
Crystal Palace have only won once at home by more than one goal over the last 12 months while Sheffield United have lost by 2+ goals in just one of their last eight games.
West Brom vs. Arsenal
Back Arsenal in the head-to-head at 1.60 (Unibet)
West Brom have gone 0-1-5 as the home underdog over the last 12 months. Arsenal have had a torrid season but they have new-found belief with a two-game winning streak coming into this clash.
Burnley vs. Fulham
Back Under 2.5 goals at 1.58 (Unibet)
Burnley and Fulham have the 19th and 17th highest scoring offences this season. Burnley have scored just 9 goals all season. Defensively both sides have fared better, with Burnley having the 12th best defensive record and Fulham the 13th. Over the last twelve months 10 out of Burnley’s 15 home games went under 2.5 goals, while 5 of Fulham’s 7 away games this season have gone under 2.5. Fulham’s last five straight EPL fixtures have gone under 2.5 goals.
Newcastle vs. Leicester City
Back Leicester City in the head-to-head at 1.63 (Unibet)
Newcastle have lost their last four straight home fixtures against Leicester City. Last season the Foxes did the double over Newcastle by a combined scoreline of 8 goals to nil. Leicester have gone 6-1-1 away from home this season. They drew Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park midweek but they had rotated the squad for that clash. Newcastle have had two fewer days to prepare for this fixture than Leicester City.