Premier League Breakdown - Round 10 Top Picks

Stuart Woodrow

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:56 PM UTC

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 6:56 PM UTC

With the distraction of the League Cup and any European involvement clubs may have, some clubs have a quite hectic schedule right now. Current table-toppers Manchester City will be looking to better their position this weekend.

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Manchester United v Tottenham is the first game of the weekend and it’s also got my first bet. As a Spurs fan, I look at Tottenham’s away form and Manchester United’s injuries and I think this could be an away win. That’s not where the value is though. As always, I’m chasing the value and I’m backing the draw in this one. At +240 with BetVictor this isn’t the highest set of odds for a draw but the fact there’s value here shows how many times these two have seen a game end all square.

5 more games kick-off at the traditional time of 3pm in the UK and Arsenal v Swansea is among that group. Arsenal are heavy, heavy, favourites in this one and even though they’ve been muscled out of games in the past, they’re fresh off the back of a convincing win against Everton and that result should boost them for a while yet. Both Teams To Score isn’t a terrible bet though with the “Yes” side of the equation being offered at +100 with bet365.

Crystal Palace v West Ham will be an interesting one. Palace seem to have got their feet back under them last weekend but a late goal must have hurt. The midweek Carabao Cup loss to Bristol City will not have helped. Earlier on today the value was on the draw but now it’s shifted to an away win. Pinnacle are offering +240 and that’s a good bet.

We’re back with Both Teams To Score for the Liverpool v Huddersfield game. I don’t think Liverpool can be as bad at the back as they were against Tottenham, indeed their defensive record at home is quite impressive, but I think they will conceded a goal. Liverpool have class going forwards though and will get at least one themselves. +120 with bet365 for BTTS (Yes) is the way to go in my book.

I am convinced Manchester City will win away at West Brom but there is no value at all in the match odds market so I’m skipping this one.

Watford v Stoke City should be a home win. Watford have quietly built a decent side and Richarlison is a danger to anyone right now. Stoke may be the next team searching for a new manager as Mark ‘Sparky’ Hughes continues to struggle.

Bournemouth welcome Chelsea to the Dean Court for the evening game. They’re very hospitable down there and I’m sure Chelsea will enjoy the 3 points they’ll probably pick up.

Sundays games should be interesting but they hold no betting interest for me. Brighton & Hove Albion won well against the Hammers but Southampton are unpredictable. Leicester City have done well under Michael Appleton and it’s little disappointing he was overlooked for the top job. Claude Puel is a better coach than we saw at Southampton though and it will be interesting to see how he does against David Unsworth when Everton visit Leicester.

Burnley v Newcastle United is the last game of the round and a game I suspect may be short on goals. The odds aren’t there for me to go for Under 2.5 goals though and so I must, sadly, let the last game of the weekend go without a bet.

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