EPL Soccer Picks: Over/Under 2.5 Goals

Lee Phelps

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:39 PM GMT

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 8:39 PM GMT

Check out our weekly Google Hangout Over/Under 2.5 Total Goals live betting show every Thursday with tipsters going head to head to see who has the best predictions. Here are Lee Phelps' 10 picks and reasons why.

Every week Natalie Rydstrom and a few SBR contributors go head-to-head on a Google Hangout to see who can pick the most correct over / under 2.5 goals bets in the Premier League.

Here are my predictions and reasons why.

Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace
The Champions looked a little laboured at time against Leicester City, but are in a winning vein at the moment and I expect them to pick up all the points here. They have only scored more than two goals against Tottenham and Liverpool at home, struggling to break more dogged teams down.

I see Palace shutting up shop here and trying to do what they did at White Hart Lane and get a 0-0. City will break them down, but will settle for a 2-0.

Soccer pick: Under 2.5

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Aston Villa vs. Manchester United
Villa have started to create chances, but were thwarted by having Kieron Richardson sent off against West Brom. I’m still waiting for Benteke to get going and I think he’s good for a goal against this United defence.

Whatever you think of the form Louis van Gaal’s team is showing, their strikers are ruthless and are good for at least two goals a game. I can see a 2-1 score line here, I’m just not sure which way around.

Soccer pick: Over 2.5

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Hull City vs. Swansea City
Hull are being dragged ever closer to a struggle for the rest of the season and this after spending money, so they will be dead set on a point at least here.

Swansea’s away form isn’t the best and could settle for a low scoring draw too, but they have Wilfried Bony in their ranks and he is in great form. Because of him, I’m going against my head and making the over here as my soccer pick.

Soccer pick: Over 2.5

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QPR vs. West Bromwich Albion
If Queens Park Rangers are going to stay in the Premier League they have to maintain their scoring record at home. They have bagged at least two in each of their last six at home.

The Baggies are far from prolific on their travels, but have scored at Leicester, Liverpool and Tottenham, so I’ll trust them to get a consolation.

Soccer pick: Over 2.5

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Southampton vs. Everton
The Saints’ wretched run of defeats has to end sooner or later, but there is no way they will be confident enough to go for a win here, so a steady game is in order for the home side and time to go back to basics and that good defensive record.

Everton are capable of scoring, but I can see them struggling to break Southampton down.

Soccer pick: Under 2.5

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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Burnley
For all the talk about Spurs’ poor home form, they have only lost one in five and two in 10 at The Lane and I can see them beating this Burnley team. They’re a bit nice and if Tottenham are on their game, it could be a good day for Harry Kane and Co.

Soccer pick: Over 2.5

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West Ham vs. Leicester City
Leicester are starting to improve and are scoring goals after that drought, but they’ll have to score three to win at Upton Park. I don’t see them doing that, but I think they could get one.

I’m a big fan of the Hammers’ attacking prowess and fancy them to get three against The Foxes.

Soccer pick: Over 2.5

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Newcastle United vs. Sunderland
Form goes out of the window in derby games apparently, so I’ll forget the back-to-back away nil nil draws for Sunderland and that three of the Magpies’ last four at home have been under 1.5.

Soccer pick: Over 2.5

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Liverpool vs. Arsenal
Liverpool created a bucket load of chances against Manchester United and again in the League Cup in midweek, so I see the same happening again here, but can they take them?

Arsenal have struggled to score at the bigger teams, but they did get a goal at Anfield last season, the problem was Suarez and Co got five that day.

Soccer pick: Over 2.5

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Stoke City vs. Chelsea
Stoke’s scoring record at home has seen them average two a game over the last four at The Britannia, but they have also conceded seven in that run too.

Chelsea also average two a game away from home, with the second most goals on the road in the division (16).

Soccer pick: Over 2.5

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