Soccer Odds - English Premier League Week 24 Fixtures Featuring Arsenal vs Tottenham

  • Friday, February 6th, 2015

    By  Ej Garr


    Soccer Betting: With the closing of the transfer window this week, clubs now prepare for the rest of the campaign with high expectations. We saw plenty of movement around Premier League over the last month, with judgment by the English media on a daily basis. Many wish lists of the 20 organizations may or may not have been filled, but there is no room for complaint and it is now time to put up or shut up.

    Our featured match of the weekend is at White Hart Lane, with Tottenham hosting Arsenal in a pivotal match for positioning in the table. Only two points separate the two clubs, as they each try to keep themselves in the European qualification discussion.

    Arsenal currently sits at 5th in the table which, if the season ended today, would be good enough for Europa League Group Stage, but there is plenty of football left to be played, and Champions League spots are still within reach for both clubs.

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    We have seven matches to discuss forSaturday and three more forSunday, but everyone will also have to prepare for mid-week fixtures ahead of them.We will see three rounds of matches played over the next two weekends, so let's get to the pitch and break the slate down.

    Saturday, February 7 - 7Matches

    Featured Match Arsenal vs Tottenham

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Arsenal +120

    Tottenham +225

    Draw +255


    Arsenal Pk -165

    Tottenham +140

    Total 2.5:

    Over -140

    Under +120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    There is a reason this total sits at -140 to go Over, and we know why the line setters set it so high. The Both to Score prop in Europe sees the Yes side at -180 or better, and who out there doesn't expect them to both score? Even though they played to a 1 - 1 draw the first time they met in September, we all know that was a much different time, and neither club looks remotely like they did when the campaign started.

    Neither club is going to settle for Europa League, and whoever can find three points here can put themselves in the Champions League spots that Man U currently holds in the 3rd position of the table.

    We are going to suggest a line movement on the total from the straight 2.5 with way too much juice, and throw in the Over 2.5 and 3 at just about even money.

    Chelsea vs Aston Villa

    3-Way: 1: Chelsea -275 Away ; X: +375 Draw ; 2: Aston Villa +925 Home

    Spread: Chelsea -1.5 +115 ; Aston Villa +1.5 -135

    Total 2.5: Over +100 ; Under -120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Aston Villa needed to find a scoring presence in the transfer window, and they had hoped that Gil and Sinclair might be the answer. That has not worked out, to say the least, and they haven’t found the net in 6 straight Premier matches. Trying to figure that issue out against a Chelsea club is obviously a tough assignment, and we do not expect that to happen.

    We are pleasantly surprised to see the -1.5 at a lovely +115 with Chelsea in this spot, simply because we know Chelsea will not take any match lightly for the rest of the year.

    Liverpool vs Everton

    3-Way: 1: Liverpool +130 Away ; X: +240 Draw ; 2: Everton +220 Home

    Spread: Liverpool Pk -150 ; Everton Pk +130

    Total 2.5: Over -115 ; Under -105

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Fading Everton around here is what we do, and just because they found 3 points against Palace last week it’s certainly not going to deter us in thinking they are out of the woods. The Liverpool back line has proven that scoring on them is no easy task, and they impressed us once again last weekend with a clean sheet vs West Ham at home.

    Once again, we expect Liverpool to keep Everton at bay, and we see a +130 price on the away side to come out of Goodison Park with a win.You can call it a derby of Liverpool if you like, but we know who the better club in this region is.

    Crystal Palace vs Leicester City

    3-Way: 1: C. Palace +220 Away ; X: +230 Draw ; 2: Leicester +135 Home

    Spread: C. Palace Pk +125; Leicester Pk -145

    Total 2.5: Over +115 ; Under -135

    Analysis and Prediction:

    These two clubs have given up 71 goals between them this campaign, and now they get to play each other down at Filbert Way.We know Palace fell flat on their face against Everton last weekend, and Leicester is certainly headed for demotion at year’s end, so neither club deserves the respect, nor have they earned a play, with our hard earned money.

    If the line setters want to offer a +115 on a hopeful 2 - 1 score line, than we can certainly put some of that hard earned money on that to happen, so the Over goes on the board.

    Hull City vs Manchester City

    3-Way: 1: Hull City +1500 Away ; X: +625 Draw ; 2: Manchester City -525 Home

    Spread: Hull +2 -115 ; Manchester -2 -105

    Total 3: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Manchester City will still have a light lineup with AFCON still being played ad Ivory Coast making the finals. That will once again mean Bony and Toure will not be anywhere near England when this match is played.

    Who expects Man City to win by 3 or more goals without those two in the lineup? We definitely do not respect them enough to expect the team we will see on the pitch to blowout anyone, so hopefully the line setters forgot that they will be without two major components.

    We are eating up the Hull +2 at -115, because again, Man City beating anyone by more than 2 goals is hysterical to even fathom.

    Southampton vs Queens Park

    3-Way: 1: Southampton -115 Away ; X: +250 Draw ; 2: QPR +350 Home

    Spread: Southampton -0.5 -115 ; QPR +0.5 -105

    Total 2.5: Over +105 ; Under -125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    So if it wasn't enough that QPR did nothing in the window, now they have lost their manager, Harry Redknapp as well. They are calling it an issue with his knee, saying that he needs surgery, but let's face facts, his job was in question well before he walked away. Maybe they will play looser, or maybe they will feel lost without a leader, but until they re-identify who they are, we can certainly not expect them to hang around with a club leading the league in Goals Against, playing as well as they are.

    If $15 of juice is all they ask, then so be it. Southampton makes the board with the 3-Way line of -115.

    Sunderland vs Swansea City

    3-Way: 1: Sunderland +350 Away ; X: +240 Draw ; 2: Swansea -110 Home

    Spread: Sunderland +0.5 -110 ; Swansea -0.5 -110

    Total 2.5: Over +125 ; Under -145

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Swansea can thank two people for that result last weekend vs Southampton - JonJo Shelvey and Ashley Williams. Shelvey put together a great performance and, after hitting the post on an earlier attempt, he collected himself and connected on a strike that would make his daughter Lola proud! Ashley Williams made 2 saves with his own net wide open. If he was not in the position he was, we would not be talking about a Swansea win.

    Let's see if they can follow it up and take 3 more points against a Sunderland club with only 2 wins away from home this year. Swansea 3-Way at -110 goes on the board!

    Sunday, February 8- 3 Matches

    West Brom vs Burnley

    3-Way: 1: West Brom +195 Away ; X: +215 Draw ; 2: Burnley +160 Home

    Spread: West Brom Pk +100 ; Burnley Pk -120

    Total 2: Over -125 ; Under +105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    We can expect both of these clubs to remain fighting to stay in Premier League throughout the rest of the campaign, as they are only separated by two points sitting on the cusp of the relegation zone.

    With Burnley not letting Ings go, he remains the biggest threat on this pitch, so the Burnley Pk Draw no Bet handicap is the only reasonable play to make here. No one should be intimidated by the -120 we have to pay for it.

    Stoke City vs Newcastle

    3-Way: 1: Stoke +235 Away ; X: +225 Draw ; 2: Newcastle +130 Home

    Spread: Stoke Pk +135 ; Newcastle Pk -160

    Total 2.5: Over +120 ; Under -140

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Both clubs are coming off nice performances, but let's not get carried away here. We all know that with who they both played, they damn well better have found some success.

    We were contemplating putting a draw out there for this match, but again, calling for two teams to play evenly for 90 minutes can be a tough proposition. We do expect 2 - 2 when it is all said and done, so the Over sitting at +120 goes well with that hypothesis.

    Manchester United vs West Ham

    3-Way: 1: Man U +105 Away ; X: +245 Draw ; 2: West Ham +280 Home

    Spread: Man U -0.5 +105 ; West Ham +0.5 -125

    Total 2.5: Over -110 ; Under -110

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    West Ham has never been able to figure out Man U, as Man U has won 12, Drawn twice and only lost once to West Ham the last 15 times they have met dating back to 2008.

    We expect nothing to change anytime soon, and until West Ham shows us that they have figured something out when it comes to Man U, then maybe we will change our minds another day.

    The +105 on Man U to find 3 points on the 3-Way line is fine by us! History is simply not on West Ham's side.

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