Soccer Odds - English Premier League Week 17 Fixtures Featuring Manchester United vs Aston Villa

  • Thursday, December 18th, 2014

    By  Ej Garr


    Soccer Betting: We have matches, matches, and more matches as we go through the holiday and leave 2014 behind. English Premier has 4 rounds of matches fromDecember 20 to January 1, 2015, which will make the next 12 days of football extremely testing. We call it 'The 12 Days of English Football" this holiday and New Year’s season.

    On the first day of football, my true love gave to me, 7 matches, which include our featured match of the weekend at Villa Park in Birmingham, with the red hot Red Devils and Aston Villa.On the second day of football, we have 2 matcheson Sunday, one of which includes Arsenal and Liverpool.

    We have one more matchon Mondayto wrap up the weekend, and then get set for a long stretch of English Premier League.

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    Let's break down the weekend, and prepare for a lot of football to come.

    Saturday, December 20- 7 Matches

    Featured Match Manchester United vs Aston Villa

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Man U -155

    A Villa +495

    Draw +280


    Man U -1 +105

    A Villa +1 -125

    Total 2.5:

    Over -105

    Under -115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Well, there is hot and then there are the Red Devils, who are playing their best football by far and could, arguably, compete with anyone right now in Europe, much less England.

    If you have been reading our previews on a weekly basis, you would know that we have been riding this club and taking advantage of their in-form timing through this recent run they are on.

    After finding points in 5 straight matches before last weekend's 1 - 0 loss to West Brom, Aston Villa has been scoring lately too and getting results that are keeping them in the conversation in the middle of the table.

    The 'Yes' side of the Both to Score prop is -125, if you check most European sites that offer such a prop, and that will certainly lead us to an Over 2.5 suggestion at a measly -105.We also can't just leave a -1 on Man U sitting there unattended, needing company so it is not lonely for the holiday, so the -1 handicap will also be put on our board this weekend.

    Crystal Palace vs Manchester City

    3-Way: 1: C Palace +1065 Away ; X: +460 Draw ; 2: Man City -350 Home

    Spread: C. Palace +1.5 -105 ; Man City -1.5 -115

    Total 3: Over +115 ; Under -135

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Manchester United is not the only club on fire in Manchester, as City has also gotten within breathing distance of Chelsea at the top of the table. Only 3 points separate the two, and now they get to stay home take advantage of an Eagles club who only has 3 wins on the campaign, none of which happened recently to boot.

    With no expectations that Crystal Palace will get any away points here, nor will they have much success scoring, we can safely suggest a little handicap action on Man City's -1.5 at -115.

    West Brom vs Queens Park

    3-Way: 1: West Brom +200 Away ; X: +230 Draw ; 2: QPR +150 Home

    Spread: West Brom Pk +115 ; QPR Pk -135

    Total 2.5: Over +105 ; Under -125

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    It makes sense why this Under 2.5 is -125, because West Brom has really became conscience of playing defense and keeping the ball out of their net. However, they should have some moderate success against QPR, even away from home, as QPR has been alternating wins and losses with scattered results for most of the campaign with 3 wins and 6 draws out of 16 matches.

    It may make sense to the line setters, but it does not make sense to play it to stay under here. This is a 3 - 2 type of match, maybe a 2 - 2 scenario with both finding a point, so the Over 2.5 at +105 is actually the sensible play with our money.

    Everton vs Southampton

    3-Way: 1: Everton +230 Away ; X: +230 Draw ; 2: Southampton +130 Home

    Spread: Everton +0.5 -150 ; Southampton -0.5 +130

    Total 2.5: Over +100 ; Under -120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    You cannot get results if you can't score, and right now Southampton simply has no pace, no quality, and no one finding the net. Hence a 4-match losing streak, they are fading out of the top of the table, back to a 5th-spot tie with Arsenal with 26 points.

    Everton has been scoring plenty of goals of late, so they should be aggressive to keep Southampton's confidence at bay for as long as they can. It won't last too long though, as Everton can be scored on as well.

    In accordance with any over suggestion we make, the mention of the -135 on both to score makes our +100 on the Over 2.5 look that much better, so we can expect some goal scoring here.

    Burnley vs Tottenham

    3-Way: 1: Burnley +550 Away ; X: +335 Draw ; 2: Tottenham -190 Home

    Spread: Burnley +1 -105 ; Tottenham -1 -115

    Total 2.5: Over -135 ; Under +115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Tottenham has certainly played a comfortable campaign, and is getting results in both domestic Premier and Europa League. The line setters are convinced that Tottenham will find all three points, setting a -190 on the 3-Way, so that is certainly out of our juice range.

    Burnley is not getting a result of any type here, so the -1 at -115 with the Hotspur has the value we seek.

    Leicester vs West Ham

    3-Way: 1: Leicester +435 Away ; X: +295 Draw ; 2: West Ham -150 Home

    Spread: Leicester +1 -145 ; West Ham -1 +125

    Total 2.5: Over -135 ; Under +115

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Well, we have two ways to go here. West Ham and the -1 at a lovely +125, and the Over 2.5 with a bit of a price tag of -135. Leicester is not going to pull off some kind of shocking result, and West Ham at home are simply going to get all 3 points, and move on to the next match playing as well as they can be right now.

    Swansea vs Hull City

    3-Way: 1: Swansea +150 Away ; X: +225 Draw ; 2: Hull City +200 Home

    Spread: Swansea Pk -135 ; Hull City Pk +115

    Total 2.5: Over +125 ; Under -145

    Analysis and Prediction:

    If you happen to have this on the television in your area, do yourself a favor and change the channel before you get invested in a match where nothing happens. This Under 2.5 is juiced at -145 for a reason, and they are making us pay for it because they know what we know. Move this total to Under 2 and 2.5 to get closer to even money, because they will certainly not get more than 2 here.

    Sunday, December 21- 2 Matches

    Sunderland vs Newcastle

    3-Way: 1: Sunderland +320 Away ; X: +245 Draw ; 2: Newcastle -105 Home

    Spread: Sunderland +0.5 -115 ; Newcastle -0.5 -105

    Total 2.5: Over +105 ; Under -125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Sunderland has done a great job finding points, although it has not really helped them get in the position they would like to be in. For a club that has gotten some type of result in 12 of 16 matches, sitting in the 15th spot in the table, they will have to start turning some of those into 3 points instead of 1.

    We can make a play on the Sunderland +0.5 at a reasonable -115, expecting a possible draw again, or maybe today they can find 3 huge away points instead!

    Arsenal vs Liverpool

    3-Way: 1: Arsenal +145 Away ; X: +250 Draw ; 2: Liverpool +190 Home

    Spread: Arsenal Pk -125 ; Liverpool Pk +105

    Total 2.5: Over -125 ; Under +105

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Well we can somewhat understand why the total would have the juice attached to it, simply because these two are scoring, and we see plenty of high-scoring affairs lately between the two of them.

    For some reason, this match has us thinking 1 - 1 draw, so play it accordingly with that score line in mind.

    Monday, December 22- 1 Match

    Chelsea vs Stoke City

    3-Way: 1: Chelsea -160 Away ; X: +285 Draw ; 2: Stoke +500 Home

    Spread: Chelsea -1 +110 ; Stoke +1 -130

    Total 2.5: Over +105 ; Under -125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    On the third day of English Football, we have this lone match that ends the weekend.

    So raise your hand if you expect Stoke to be able to keep Chelsea from scoring more than 2 goals?

    Ok, keep your hand up, and step away from the betting board, because you are not thinking clearly. The Chelsea Team Total prop would be lovely to bet here, but for now, we can throw in the Chelsea -1 at a reasonable +110.

    All of us at Diamond Sportsbook wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good betting weekend. We will see you the day after Christmas for another full round of matches on the English pitch.

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