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Premier League Round 17 Top Betting Picks and Predictions

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Premier League Round 17 Top Betting Picks and Predictions
Manchester United's English striker Marcus Rashford (L) celebrates with Manchester United's Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Tottenham vs. Leeds is the fascinating Premier League encounter proposing two different ways to see soccer, both in excellence. Manchester United take Aston Villa and will try to prove they can really challenge Liverpool. Everton vs. West Ham is made for Carlo Ancelotti’s gang self-esteem. Here’s a complete preview, updated soccer odds, and our top betting picks.

Tottenham vs. Leeds

Saturday, January 02, 2021 – 07:30 AM EST at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Leeds will come after a superb 5-0 win at West Bromwich, the largest result obtained by a newly promoted side in the last 30 years. And also, Leeds are the first promoted team in the last 35 years to have already scored and conceded at least 30 goals after 16 fixtures. The 4th best attack and second-worst defense, typical Marcelo Bielsa.

Accidentally Tottenham could rest, as their game with Fulham was postponed due to covid cases. Jose Mourinho will put on a bad face, but possibly he is not hating this, as having one resting game in the super stuffed Christmas schedule could make a considerable difference. Tottenham are winless in the last four fixtures, which didn't happen since pre-covid, therefore you can imagine how motivated Mourinho will be.

And their last month has been pretty tough, facing one after the other: Manchester City-Chelsea-Arsenal-Liverpool-Leicester-Wolves, with only one break in between at Crystal Palace. Spurs will particularly adjust against Leeds, keeping up the tempo but especially being clinical exploiting the space left behind. Easy to predict them little backtracking in the middle to call Leeds midfield out of position. Latest Tottenham results allowed to find fantastic odds on home win.

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Manchester United vs. Aston Villa

Friday, January 01, 2021 - 03:00 PM EST at Old Trafford

Only 4 points difference and 3 positions from 2nd-placed Manchester United and Aston Villa. Nine games undefeated for United, five for Aston Villa, with the Red Devils having faced 5 big clubs while the Villa had 2. Both of them are surprising in their own way. Manchester United bounced back reliably after collapsing in Leipzig, and nobody would expect them to be the ones to put more pressure on Liverpool's neck.

Aston Villa are possibly the great underdog of the season, even more than Leicester and Everton ahead of them, that have pretty more structured squads. Aston Villa counting on the second-best defense, and that's how they will plan the game, trying to turn off United building up. But what has worked differently for United is that now all their offensive options are clicking on at their turn, all supported finally by a team spirit that allowed them to believe till the end against Wolves, who are a mentally solid side on their own, and finding the late gas in the 93rd minute.

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Everton vs. West Ham

Friday, January 01, 2021 - 12:30 PM EST at Goodison Park

As for Spurs, surely also for Everton having paused their game with Manchester City due to the outbreak at City camp, it is a blessing in disguise. Carlo Ancelotti must cope with a much less deep squad than Tottenham, and with neverending James Rodriguez injury. Still, Carletto has been able to line 4 wins in a row and 5 undefeated results, replying to the great start of their season. West Ham sits at the half of the table where everybody expects them to be, never shining but at least keeping a decent standard. But Ancelotti has enlightened a sparkle at Everton that can push them over their own limits.

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