Premier League Match Previews and Betting Tips: Matchday 11

Premier League Match Previews and Betting Tips: Matchday 11

Friday’s clash between Aston Villa and Newcastle is cancelled due to players self-isolating after five Newcastle players tested positive for Covid-19. Don’t worry though! There are still plenty of games going ahead, join us as we preview all the action.

Match of the Day

The game of the weekend is the North London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal with opposite fortunes for the two clubs. Tottenham sit top of the league, the visitors are on their worst start to a season for 39 years. It should be entertaining.

Tottenham v Arsenal
Tottenham Form Guide DWDWD
Arsenal Form Guide DLWLW
  • Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • Sunday 06 December 16:30
  • Referee: Martin Atkinson
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 17/16 D:27/10 A: 31/10

About the Game:

Tottenham are unbeaten in their last six home games against Arsenal (winning four drawing two). At the same time, Jose Mourinho is undefeated in his ten home matches against them in all competitions with the various clubs he has managed. Spurs are at the summit of the league after four consecutive wins and missed a chance to go two points ahead of Liverpool in their goalless stalemate at Stamford Bridge. A great time to be a Spurs fan under Jose Mourinho who has taken time to set his side up to a vintage defensive Mou’s team, finding value in the midfield duo of Moussa Sissoko and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Harry Kane has scored ten derby goals, tied with Emmanuel Adebayo and Bobby Smith and could go ahead of the duo if he nets here. Tottenham are unbeaten since the opening day, in great spirits at the top of the table. Harry Kane (7 goals nine assists) and Heung-Min Son (9 goals 2assists) have had a great campaign, but a recent change in formation has starved the two attackers who have managed just three shots in two games between them. A tough run of games surrounds the league leaders with Liverpool Leicester City, and Wolves coming after Arsenal. A win here would be great for their confidence ahead of the busy schedule.

Bet on Tottenham v Arsenal at bet365

Mikel Arteta lost his first North London derby match with just one manager, Bertie Mee, losing the derby twice back in 1966-67 season. The Gunners are skating on thin ice with their manager Mikel Arteta having his first managerial crisis after a flying start to his managerial career, claiming two trophies. The Spaniard is now responsible for guiding his side to the worst start to a season in 39 years and are on a poor run. Arsenal have earnt just one point in three games, have five defeats already this season and have managed just ten goals. If ever there was a time to turn things around, this is it!

A side that was once scoring goals for fun have been left short in the creativity department after freezing out Mesut Ozil, now putting all the weight on Bakayo Saka’s shoulders. Captain Aubameyang has been firing blanks on his worst goal drought since joining the Emirates with just two goals in ten games. William Saliba could have his first minutes with David Luiz injured in their game against Wolves.

Prediction: Tottenham win over 2.5 goals.

Rest of the Premier League Games

Coming up are our previews and Premier League betting tips for all the rest of the weekend’s action.

Burnley v Everton
Burnley Form Guide LLDWL
Everton Form Guide WWLDD
  • Venue: Turf Moor
  • Saturday 05 December 12:30
  • Referee: Antony Taylor
  • Quick Glance OddsH:33/10 D: 13/10 A: 42/41

About the Game:

There has never been a draw in this encounter in all the twelve Premier League meetings between the sides with five Burnley wins compared to Everton’s seven. An iconic day for Burnley manager Sean Dyche who will be managing his 200th game, making him the 35th manager to reach this milestone. Although this accolade could be a curse with just four of 15 English managers winning their 200th game. Burnley suffered their usual thumping at the hands of Man City in the previous game, ruining any hope from the fans that their team were gaining momentum, having gained their first win of the season against Crystal Palace. The Clarets are languishing in the relegation zone with their only other point of their four coming from the goalless draw against West Brom. The manager will be hoping the players turn up and make his day memorable and elevate themselves from the danger zone.

Apart from being the top scorer with nine goals, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored the opening goal in four different Premier League contests this season, more than any other player, making him a good choice in the first goalscorer market. The Toffees will be looking to bounce back from their 1 – 0 home defeat by Leeds United in a match they created loads of chances but failed to capitalise. Everton had 15 shots against Leeds, with eight on target, which shows they are still playing good football and will be favourites to get back into winning ways and end the managerial party at Turf Moor. Carlo Ancelotti’s side has lost four of the last five, a far cry from their blistering start to the season where they won the first seven successive games at the start of the campaign. Injuries to first-choice full-backs Seamus Coleman, James Rodriguez, and Lucas Digne, plus suspension to Richarlison have all contributed to the dip in form.

Prediction: Everton to ruin the Turf Moor party. Calvert-Lewin to score first.

Manchester City v Fulham
Manchester City Form Guide LLWDL
Fulham Form Guide DLLDW
  • Venue: Etihad Stadium
  • Saturday 05 December 15:00
  • Referee: Jonathan Moss
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 1/8 D: 21/2 A: 19/1

About the Game:

Manchester City have been victorious in the last nine games against Fulham, scoring 27 goals and conceding only three. The Citizens are unbeaten in 39 Premier League games at the Etihad winning 35 and drawing 4. Pep Guardiola’s side thumped Burnley 5 – 0, Riyad Mahrez inspiring with a hat trick. Since his debut in August 2013, Kevin De Bruyne has created 71 assists, eight more than any other player despite missing the entirety of their title-winning season two years ago. Having already secured the Champions’ League group, Pep’s side have time to focus on the Premier League where they are topping the bottom half of the table. They have a full squad to pick from in a game that could be healthy for their confidence to get their scoring boots on and start climbing up the table.

Fulham had a massive win against Leicester City with Ademola Lookman and Ivan Cavaleiro netting before Harvey Barnes getting the consolation late in the 2 – 1 win. A positive sign to have scoring options and great on the counter to get valuable points from the top half teams. They will be attempting to get consecutive wins for the first time since August 2013, as the last two on the road dating back to May 2011. A great sign of improvement for Scott Parker’s men who have conceded the most goals (19) which was also the same case when they were last in the top flight. It is likely to be a busy day in the office for the defenders against the firepower of Man City. They are a side that conceded four against Leeds, and three against Arsenal, Everton, and Aston Villa.

Prediction: Man City, over 3.5.

West Ham United v Manchester United
West Ham United Form Guide LDWWD
Manchester United Form Guide LLLDD
  • Venue: London Stadium
  • Saturday 05 December 17:30
  • Referee: Andre Marriner
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 11/4 D: 27/10 A: 8/7

About the Game:

West Ham has won the last two Premier League home games against the Red Devils. They have however never won three in a row since they did 4 in a row between January 1974 and December 1977. A side on form, winning the last three consecutive games, will be in great spirits heading to this encounter. This should be a match that will be great for the neutrals, as both sides have been playing great football. The Hammers have scored the opening goal in five consecutive Premier League contests, their longest run of doing so since March 2006. They sit 5th on the table with a great boost the return of their best player Michail Antonio who is a big game player. A win could send the Hammers to the third temporarily at least in front of their home fans.

The Red Devils have won their last eight Premier League away games which is their longest such streak in club history. Bruno Fernandes has scored in each of the last five away games, just one short of Denis Law who managed six consecutive games back in March 1964. Edison Cavani inspired their 3 – 2 comeback win against Southampton, netting a brace and creating an assist in the game. Their man of the moment is in hot water and could face a three-match ban for using a term in a Tweet that could be deemed as being a racial slur. Manchester United’s performance is likely to be under scrutiny, coming on the back of a 3-1 defeat to PSG in the Champions League which puts them level on points with Leipzig going to the final game in Germany. Marcus Rashford, who has eight goals in fifteen appearances, asked to be substituted against PSG and is a big doubt.

Prediction: With identical league form, a draw seems likely.

Chelsea v Leeds
Chelsea Form Guide DWDDL
Leeds United Form Guide LDLDW
  • Venue: Stamford Bridge
  • Saturday 05 December 20:00
  • Referee: Kevin Friend
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 29/50 D: 7/2 A: 21/4

About the Game:

The two sides have played 24 times in an even affair with each side winning eight times with six home wins, and two away wins. The Blues have the best win-rate at home with 82% after 68 wins in 83 contests of all PL sides to have played in more than one season. Frank Lampard side are unbeaten in eight Premier League games, only eclipsed by Spurs (9) and boast the best defensive record with five clean sheets. Frank Lampard will have a full squad for selection and a limited number of fans as well at the Stamford bridge. They have already secured a place in the UEFA Champions League knockout beating Sevilla 4 – 0 with Oliver Giroud netting all the goals. The big question for the young English manager is how all the players fit this system and how to keep everyone happy.

Patrick Bamford will be the best player on the pitch with seven goals with only Heung-Min Son and Jamie Vardy having scored more away goals than the English man’s six. Leeds have won three of their five away games, as many, as they did in their previous Premier League campaign in the 2003-04 season, keeping a clean sheet in all the matches. Leeds will be on the opposite end of the spectrum in terms of injuries, as they are without six of their regular starters. They beat high flying Everton on Saturday and were once again dominant in possession managing 23 shots with six on target, this coming after hitting 25 shots and four on target against Arsenal hitting the post three times.

Prediction: Over 2.5. BTTS

West Brom v Crystal Palace
West Bromwich Albion Form Guide WLWWD
Crystal Palace Form Guide WDWLD
  • Venue: The Hawthornes
  • Sunday 6 December 12:00
  • Referee: Paul Tierney
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 2/1 D: 9/4 A: 17/10

About the Game:

West Brom have lost just one of their Premier League home games this season, that was against Crystal Palace. They have won twice and drawn three. Slaven Bilic’s side won the relegation battle against Sheffield United to top the relegation zone and could win successive league matches for the first time since May 2018. Conor Gallagher’s first-half strike was enough to give them the precious three points. West Bromwich are playing much better, creating enough clear cut chances to look threatening, and fans will hope they can gather momentum. Now that the winless cloud is has gone, West Brom needs to improve their attacking return and add to the seven goals they have scored.

Roy Hodgson could match Sam Allardyce’s and Harry Redknapp equal the record number of wins by a manager against his former teams (11). They would need a big bounce after struggling in their 2 – 0 loss against Newcastle managing just three shots on target lacking spark going forward. Crystal Palace has conceded in each of their last nine Premier League matches since they kept a clean sheet in the opening weekend against Southampton. They will be more of a threat with the return of Wilfred Zaha with Palace losing the two games he missed; this is no surprise as the Eagles have lost 21 out of the 29 games the Ivorian has missed. In 2018, the last time the two clubs met in the league, Zaham opened the scoring in a 2-0 win.

Prediction: Palace win. Btts no.

Sheffield United v Leicester City
Sheffield United Form Guide LLLLL
Leicester City Form Guide DWDWW
  • Venue: Bramall Lane
  • Sunday 06 December 14:15
  • Referee: Stuart Attwell
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 3/1 D: 13/5 A: 17/16

About the Game:

Sheffield United can condemn the Foxes to a third consecutive defeat to a team in the relegation zone. They lost to Bournemouth last season and to Fulham on Monday. The Blades are the first team in the PL to have only one point from the opening ten games of the season. The run extends to 13 from last season with 8 of the defeats being by a single goal margin showing their competitive nature. They have a bad record against their visitors, losing the last five successive games, and have never beaten them in the Premier League. They lost to West Brom last time out but were bold with 21 attempts on goal; they need to convert these chances to goal to have any chance here.

Jamie Vardy has scored the most number of away goals this season, seven, which accounts for 88% of his total goals. They need a big bounce from the surprise loss to basement settlers Fulham 2 – 1 at home. A poor first half saw them conceded on the hour mark, then gave away a penalty, grabbing a consolation late in the game. Leicester also lost in Thursday’s Europa League game against Zorya Luhansk 1-0, having nothing to show for a gruelling 3200 mile trip to Ukraine. They are still a great side on the road netting 11 times in games against Leeds, Man City, and Arsenal.

Prediction: Easy Leicester win.

Liverpool v Wolves
Liverpool Form Guide WDLDD
Wolves Form Guide WWWLW
  • Venue: Anfield
  • Sunday 06 December 19:15
  • Referee: Craig Pawson
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 4/7 D: 10/3 A: 31/10

About the Game:

The Reds have won the last seven games against Wolves by an aggregate score of 15 – 2. Diogo Jota will be facing his former club for the first time and if he scores would match Alan Shearer and Les Ferdinand at Newcastle, and Jermain Defoe at Portsmouth, becoming the fourth players to score in his first five Premier League home matches. Jürgen Klopp side is showing their resilient side with every excuse to be losing due to injuries but still grinding out results, collecting maximum points at home. A new injury to Alisson Becker leaves just Andrew Robertson as the only regular starting member of the defence. They were held to a 1 – 1 draw at Brighton in a game with numerous VAR decisions influencing the match. They have already qualified to the next stage of the Champions League after beating Ajax 1 – 0 so can now focus on their title defence. Sadio Mane has scored three in the last two games against the Wanderers on Merseyside.

Wolves did beat Manchester City 2 – 0 last season. They are on the verge of becoming the third team to beat the title holders in their stadium in consecutive campaigns after Liverpool (2000-01 and 2001-02) and Spurs (2016-17 and 2017-18). Pedro Neto is the new rising star for Wolves, scoring the winner against Arsenal and is currently on three goals in 10, as many as he managed in 29 matches last season. They beat the Gunners 2 – 1 away and would need to carry the momentum at Anfield but lost Raul Jimenez suffering a fractured skull in the game. They have four wins from seven games with just one defeat but now have a tough fix to find in their attack. They will be hoping Adama Traore, who was their spark the entirety of last season, to return to form and get his first goal involvement this campaign.

Prediction: A tight victory for Liverpool, Jota to score anytime.

Brighton v Southampton
Brighton Form Guide LDDDW
Southampton Form Guide WWLWD
  • Venue: Amex Stadium
  • Monday 07 December 20:00
  • Referee: David Coote
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 8/5 D: 40/17 A: 45/23

About the Game:

Brighton could go unbeaten in four games for the first time since a run of five between January and March 2018. They will be targeting a first home win this season when they host Southampton. Danny Welbeck has been involved in six goals in the last three starts against their visitors in all competitions, scoring four, assisting two. The Saints will be seen as his ideal opponents; he has seven goals in all competitions against them. The hosts have been involved in a series of close contests drawing for the fourth time in six outings when hosting Liverpool. Pascal Gross levelled from the penalty spot in stoppage time after Neal Maupay missed a penalty earlier in the game. It was a rather fortunate point as Liverpool had two goals ruled out by VAR.

Southampton has played more Premier League matches without a defeat against Brighton than they have any other side in the competition with six (two wins, four draws). Ralph Hasenhuttl has won 52% of his Premier League points with his side away from home, a record only bettered by legendary Spurs player, Ossie Ardiles who has 56%. They were close to extending an impressive seven-match unbeaten run when they took a 2 – 0 lead at St. Mary’s against Manchester United but were stunned by a second-half performance from United who won the game 3-2. The Saints have scored first in eight of the last nine games with Che Adams deputising well for the injured Danny Ings. An even affair for the neutrals with both sides playing great football and would be a spectacle to see each side going forward.

Prediction: Southampton win.

Aston Villa v Newcastle
Aston Villa Form Guide DDWLL
Newcastle United Form Guide LWDLL
  • Venue: Villa Park
  • Friday 04 December 20:00
  • Referee: N/A
  • Quick Glance OddsH: – D: – A: –

About the Game:

*** Match postponed*** – Although the game against Newcastle has been postponed, we thought we’d still take a look at the two sides. Villa sits on 10th and have lost four out of their last five, 3-0 against Leeds, 4-3 against Southampton, 2-1 Brighton and 2-1 against West Ham. Villa showed their Jekyll and Hyde side of their season by beating Arsenal 3-0 two weeks ago, a victory that that will feature heavily on Villa’s end of season review, alongside their 7-2 win over Liverpool. Jack Grealish is Villa’s main man; the 25-year-old has five goals and five assists in nine games. Up front Ollie Watkins is the goal threat, having scored six goals in nine.

It is due to an outbreak at the Magpies’ training ground that has caused the clash to be called off. Five Newcastle players and two staff members tested positive for the virus, meaning all those who had been in contact with the seven needed to follow Co-vid 19 protocols and self-isolate. Newcastle currently sits in 13th place, just a point behind Villa but having played a game more. Just like Villa, they have been inconsistent this season, winning four, losing four and drawing two.

Prediction: Game cancelled due to Co-vid 19 protocols.

Combi bet of the day: Our Pick*

Game Event Odds Cumulative Odds
Burnley v Everton  Everton to win 10/11 1.90
West Ham v Manchester United Draw 13/5 6.87
Chelsea v Leeds Chelsea to win 1/2 10.30
Sheffield United v Leicester  Leicester to win 19/20 20.10
Tottenham v Arsenal Tottenham to win 19/20 39.20

Place a  bet on this 5-fold accumulator at bet365

Bookie of the week: Our Pick

Bet365 are our bookie of the week. To find out everything you could want about bet365, you can read our bet365 review.

* All our selections are provided for entertainment only and should only be used for informational purposes. Whilst we use our experience and knowledge to help inform you to make a considered bet, we are not responsible for any losses that may arise from actual results being different than predicted.

Have you enjoyed this article? Then share it with your friends.
Share on Pinterest
matchday 11 betting tips

Similar Posts