Let's look at some of this week's key Premier League matchups, including the Swansea-Arsenal clash in which each side is desperate for a victory -- but for different reasons.
Swansea is at the bottom of the table, level on points with West Ham, but has shown signs of improvement in recent weeks under their new manager Carlos Carvalhal, pulling off a great upset last round, 1-0 against Liverpool. There’s a huge battle at the bottom of the table with 11 teams separated by just six points with 14 rounds to go. Arsenal is sixth in the standings with 42 points, five behind fourth-place Liverpool. They are desperate to win this match and close the gap, trying to finish the season in the top four. Arsenal is huge favorites to win this contest being priced at -200 with Betfair. For more value we will combine the “winners market” with the “goals market.”
Best pick for match (Tuesday in U.S.): Arsenal to win and over 2.5 goals at +120 with Coral
Huddersfield vs. Liverpool
Huddersfield, winless in its last six English top-flight league games, is just two points above the danger zone. Liverpool was the first side to beat Manchester City in the Premier League but had a poor week, losing in Wales 0-1 vs. Swansea and failing to qualify further in the FA Cup, losing 3-2 to West Brom. Liverpool enters this match hoping to get a good result and return to winning ways to secure fourth place in the standings and maintain the pressure on third-place Chelsea. Despite their poor week, the Reds are the better side, should get the job done and return home with the three points. It will be very difficult for them to find spaces in Huddersfield’s defense, but once they score the first goal the victory should come easy.
Best pick for match (Tuesday in U.S.): Liverpool to win with -1.5 AH (Asian Handicap) at -114 with Unibet
Everton vs. Leicester
Everton has shown little attacking threat, failing to get a shot on target in three of its last six EPL matches and earning just three points in the process. They sit only six points above the danger zone. January transfers Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott are a step in the right direction for Everton, but they need some time to adapt, perform at their highest level and help their new team to bounce back. Leicester enters this match on the back of two wins and a draw, and will hope to extend this positive run and win this clash. Mahrez and Vardy have been in fine form in recent weeks, scoring goals and helping their club climb the standings. Only two league places and six points separate the two sides in the table. We expect a low-scoring affair with the teams canceling each other.
Best pick for match (Wednesday in U.S.): Both teams to score NO at -111 with Pinnacle
Manchester City vs. West Brom
Despite winning four points in their last two matches, West Brom is in the danger zone, being level on points with bottom of the table Swansea. They will be desperate to win points, but it will be tough for them to pull off the upset against the leaders. Manchester City should be able to destroy West Brom and continue their amazing season with another win. The odds for a home win are really low, the Citizens being priced at -714 with Unibet.
Best pick for match (Wednesday in U.S.): Manchester City to win and over 3.5 goals in the match at +115 with LadbrokesExtra Tips
West Ham vs. Crystal Palace (Tuesday in U.S.): Over 2.5 at +120 (Unibet)
Stoke vs. Watford (Wednesday in U.S.): Stoke to win match at +130 (10Bet)
Southampton vs. Brighton (Wednesday in U.S.): Southampton to win at -133 (Betfair)