Upset Alert: Chelsea to Pull a Surprise on Manchester City?

Stuart Woodrow

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 10:03 PM UTC

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 10:03 PM UTC

Round 29 of the Premier League has some interesting matchups, so let's see if we can determine the best plays for your soccer picks and cash those tickets.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Soccer: Premier LeagueManchester City vs. Chelsea

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This is the big match of the weekend and it's ripe for an upset. Manchester City has had a busy run of games, and that’s before we take Thursday's game against Arsenal into account. With the Champions League not far away, I can see Pep Guardiola taking a bit of a risk in this one Sunday and coming a cropper. I’m backing a Chelsea win at +475 with BetVictor and relying on Antonio Conte to pull a tactical surprise out of the hat.

Burnley vs. Everton

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Early matches are treacherous but I like the option of Everton +0 against Burnley on Saturday night, so I’m placing a small bet on that. Take a slice of the +124 that BetVictor has on offer. This will not be a high-scoring game and I suspect defenses will reign, but Everton has the class on its side to win this one.

Swansea vs. West Ham

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I have a draw down for Saturday's matchup. At +232 with Pinnacle this isn’t the highest set of odds you’ll see for a draw, but I’m hopeful it will come in. This would be a result that would suit both sides.

Watford vs. West Brom

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Saturday's game provides my long-shot bet of the week. My system is saying I should go for a straight West Brom win, but my natural caution makes me think I need to adjust that a little so I’m opting for West Brom +0 in the Asian Handicap market. That’s still at nice odds at some sportsbooks. I’ll be honest, I don’t expect this one to win but my system has proven me wrong enough times for me to not completely rule it out, however low my opinion of West Brom is right now.

Good luck, everyone, and enjoy the games.

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