Premier League Weekend Picks: Value on Bournemouth-Everton Draw

Stuart Woodrow

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 10:48 PM UTC

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 10:48 PM UTC

With the year drawing to a close and records tumbling like dominos, it’s been an entertaining and profitable Premier League season so far.  Another round of fixtures is upon us and with it, the chance to profit further.

There’s no early game Premier League game Saturday, so we get to see 6 kick off at the same time. Great for the traditionalist but no use for those of us that likes to watch as much football as possible.

Bournemouth v Everton is the first game we’re going to look at, and right away I have a value selection for this one. It’s not often that my system picks out a draw as the bet with value but on this occasion that’s the way things are pointing. Pinnacle are offering +232 on both sides walking away with a point, and if this one comes in it will be a great start to the weekend.

Chelsea v Stoke is a tough one to find anything of value. At a push I’d say that Chelsea to Win to Nil is OK at -125 (BetVictor), but it’s not one to get too excited about.

Huddersfield v Burnley should be a good old-fashioned tussle. I’ve really enjoyed watching both sides this season, the quality may not be the best but both sides are organized and I hope both sides are in the Premier League next season (no concern with Burnley really). I’m on Both Teams To Score (Yes) at +130 with William Hill. Huddersfield are the risk in this one for me, but Burnley are still missing players and can be attacked.

Liverpool are at ridiculously low odds for their home match against Leicester. Yes, they’re scoring lots of goals, but they’re weak at the back (January’s signing of Virgil Van Dijk will surely help with that) and are susceptible to pace. Leicester have plenty of pace, and I can see them keeping this one close. I’m on Leicester +1.5 at +110 with Pinnacle. Not my bet of the week, but one I’m OK with.

I’ve got to move on swiftly from Newcastle v Brighton. The visitors aren’t packed full of quality but then again neither are Newcastle. One to avoid for me.

Watford v Swansea seems like a game ripe for an Asian Handicap bet. The odds on a straight win are low, but you can get +136 (BetVictor) for Watford -1. At worst I think I get my money back here.

The day ends with Manchester United v Southampton. I think this is another best avoided. The odds are too low for a Manchester United win, and I don’t like the upset or even the handicap odds. Know when to walk away.

Sunday only has two matches and it’s difficult to find value in the first. I’m tempted to go for Manchester City -2 in their trip to Crystal Palace. They’ve been so dominant this season I don’t see that ending soon. I’m staying away, though, as it’s a busy schedule and we may see some players rotated, they could get beat in this game, not that I expect it to happen.

West Brom v Arsenal finishes off the round, and I’m happy to bet against this West Brom team. You can back Arsenal (who need the points and are relatively fresh at odds of -125 here), and I have a feeling a lot of people will be taking that from BetVictor. A win here would finish off the weekend nicely but there’s almost no time to breathe before the next round of games.

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