EPL Rundown Match Day 25: Three Premium Soccer Picks For Saturday

Nikki Adams

Friday, February 5, 2016 3:36 PM GMT

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 3:36 PM GMT

A second round of Premier League betting approaches as match day 25 gets underway Saturday. We go over the soccer odds and spot must-see games with our choice soccer picks.

Premier League Match Day 24 Recap
Leicester City continue to defy the soccer odds by holding fast to top spot in the Premier League table, prompting many soccer betting analysts and experts to consider whether they’re getting enough respect in the market, from game-to-game soccer odds to overall Premier League futures betting odds.

At the time of writing, on the heels of match day 25, the Foxes are priced at +450 to win the coveted title. It’s a damn sight better than the quadruple-digit price they were hanging on before the Christmas Break, but they still lag behind preferred faves Man City +120 and second faves Arsenal +300.

The Foxes are after beating Liverpool 2-0 on Tuesday and looking to clinch their third straight win when they take on the highly fancied Manchester City. It’s not without some irony that the Foxes are set to take on title faves Man City this weekend. Indeed, it’s the headline game of match day 25 betting, a clash that is going to be pivotal towards the bottom line, you’d think.

Elsewhere, Arsenal will look to snap their negative trend – a run of four games without a win – when they take on Bournemouth. Tottenham, meanwhile, will be searching for a fourth straight win when they take on Watford at White Hart Lane and Chelsea will look to close the gap on a spot in the top –half-of the table when they take on Manchester United.

Here’s a look at match day 25 soccer odds according to Bet365 and some top games to spot on your soccer picks below.

Table 1: Premier League Week 25 Soccer Odds According to Bet365

 

Southampton vs. West Ham United
Very little separates Southampton and West Ham United in top-flight. The former is sat pretty in seventh place with a 9-7-8 mark and 34 points and the latter is one rung above with a 10-9-5 mark and 39 points. On the form table, the pair are side-by-side with Southampton boasting a 4-1-1 mark in their last six games and West Ham boasting a 3-2-1 mark. If there’s a slight edge, the Saints have it on recent form with a four-game undefeated streak that includes three wins and a draw.  West Ham United are riding a two-game undefeated streak after a hiccup at St. James Park a few weeks back. Clearly, the market favors the Saints at home where they are 6-2-4, but the Hammers are a positive 5-4-3 on the road with some noteworthy scalps. They do have a tendency to rise to the occasion against respectable foes and this could be another game in which they serve up a surprise.

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Best Priced Soccer Picks: West Ham United +475 
Best Line Offered: at Ladbrokes

 

Chelsea vs. Man United
Closing match day 25 is the highly-anticipated clash between Chelsea and Man United which is underscored by the Dutch clash on the side lines. Man United are coming off a 3-0 win over Stoke City, marking their third win in the last five games. Chelsea, meanwhile, are coming off a draw to Watford, marking their third draw in the last five games. Form is positive enough in both camps, but Chelsea are clearly still struggling in the win column. They are 7-8-9 on the season with 29 points and sat in 13th place in the table. Home form is nothing to cheer about at 4-4-4 with 20 goals scored and 19 conceded. Recent form is also just 2-4-0 in their last six games, compared to 3-1-2 for Man United, underscored by a 1-1-1 road record. By all accounts, this game could go either way. For our money, we fancy the draw as both teams will look to avoid the defeat.

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Free Soccer Pick: Draw +242
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

 

Man City vs. Leicester City
The popcorn match of the weekend gets us underway on Saturday when the Foxes descend on the Etihad looking to defy the soccer odds and prove, finally, once and for all, they are legitimate title contenders. Gosh they can’t seem to catch a break on the Premier League odds board. The whiff of disrespect that’s overshadowed Leicester City’s accomplishments this season is conspicuous nowhere more so than in this fixture as odds makers hang the Foxes on  staggering +475 soccer odds to win straight up. It might surprise soccer bettors to know that the Foxes are in fact owners of a much better record against the top teams than the Citizens. Man City have won just one of their eight games against teams inside the top half of the table. Consider as well the Foxes have lost the fewest games this season (2) and held Man City to a scoreless draw at home earlier this season. Given just these few facts the Foxes may well fancy their chances even if the market doesn’t, which makes them worth the tickle to win straight up at +475, if not draw at +300. Those looking to hedge their soccer picks may fancy double chance betting and combine the win and draw on Leicester City to cover both basis.

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Free Soccer Picks: Leicester City to win +500
Best Line Offered: at William Hill

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