Arsenal Topping Crystal Palace Among Premier League Value Picks

Martin Green

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 4:05 PM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 4:05 PM UTC

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United offer good value for bettors as the English Premier League returns this weekend. Let's find some ways to cash tickets with your soccer picks.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"https://www.youtube.com/embed/A6g-bQPjq34", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Brighton vs. WolverhamptonSaturday, 10 a.m. ET

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The Seagulls are in fine form and the have turned the Amex into something of a fortress in recent months. Chris Hughton’s men have taken seven points from four home games this season, and that is a solid return for a team that is among the relegation favorites. Brighton fights for every ball and Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk form a strong partnership at the heart of the defense, so they have been able to grind out some strong results. The Wolves’ four-game unbeaten run came to an abrupt halt when they lost 2-0 to Watford at the weekend, and that might have dented their confidence somewhat. They have more quality on the ball, but Brighton is more battle-hardened and in Glenn Murray the Seagulls possess an extremely efficient striker. Bet365 has +110 on Brighton "draw no bet," and that looks attractive.

Liverpool vs. CardiffSaturday, 10 a.m. ET

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The Reds keep on winning, but their performances have lacked the panache and flair we witnessed at the start of the campaign. Last time out they found themselves grimly clinging on for a 1-0 win at relegation-threatened Huddersfield, but they remain unbeaten and joint top of the table, so that will please Jurgen Klopp. Cardiff finally picked up a first win of the season at the weekend, beating Fulham 4-2, but the Cottagers’ abysmal defensive record takes some of the gloss of that result. Neil Warnock’s side will be in for a far sterner test at Anfield and it is very difficult to see them getting anything from the game. Bet365 has -150 on Liverpool "win to nil."

Leicester vs. West HamSaturday, 12:30 p.m. ET

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There will be some fantastic forwards on the pitch for this game, including Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho, James Maddison, Marko Arnautovic, Felipe Anderson and perhaps Javier Hernandez. Yet both defenses leave something to be desired: Leicester has shipped 15 goals in nine games this season, while the Hammers have conceded 14. That suggests an open, entertaining game, and "both teams to score" appeals at -120 with Bet365. Neither team kept a clean sheet in their last two games, and the Foxes were just run ragged by Arsenal on Monday night, so it would be surprising if that bet did not come in.

Crystal Palace vs. ArsenalSunday, 9:30 a.m. ET

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The Gunners are mining a rich vein of form under new manager Unai Emery and they extended their winning steak to 10 games with a 3-1 victory over Leicester. They seem fitter and sharper this season than they did last term, and that has allowed them to overwhelm several opponents with second-half salvos. Forwards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have been clinical of late, while playmaker Mesut Ozil was positively majestic on Monday night. Crystal Palace will have an extremely difficult time trying to contain Arsenal when they are in this sort of form, as the Eagles are on a three-game losing streak and they look shorn of confidence. Pinnacle has -110 on Arsenal and that looks like a great bet.


Manchester United vs. EvertonSunday, noon ET

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Jose Mourinho has bought himself a bit of breathing room after Manchester United battled to a strong 2-2 draw at Chelsea last time out. It followed a stunning 3-2 comeback win over Newcastle, and green shoots of recovery are emerging. Mourinho has some fantastic attacking options at his disposal, and Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are on fire. Everton is not the sort of team to sit back and soak up pressure, so we should be in for another open contest, and Man U’s superior quality should ultimately tell. The Red Devils are -137 with William Hill to win this one, and that looks like a good price. It could go in a double with Liverpool for more value, or you could try Man United to win and "over" 2.5 goals at +155 with Bet Stars.

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