Big names and big teams are in action across Thursday and Friday as the BetDeluxe round-ball team goes through the best bets.
Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are all part of the mid-week preview.
chelsea vs. brighton & hove albion
december 30th 6:30am
After being saved by Romelu Lukaku against Aston Villa, Chelsea now hosts Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge in a bid to stay in touch with league leader Manchester City.
Lukaku proved the ‘super sub’ in the 3-1 win over Aston Villa after his go-ahead goal on 56 minutes helped seal victory, while Brighton finally managed to get the monkey off the back with a comprehensive 2-0 win over Brentford.
Chelsea is well favoured to win this contest, but does up very short odds for a team that struggled against Everton only a few days ago.
Brighton, too, has had a monumental struggle for wins during the middle of the season, but the victory against the Bees might just prove the catalyst for the rebound.
Think this will go under 2.5 goals, which looks the value play over the head to head.
Prediction: Chelsea 1 Brighton 0
Suggested Bet: Chelsea or draw & under 2.5 at $3
brentford vs. manchester city
december 30th 7:15am
The fear of God might just very well be cast over Brentford when it opens the doors of Brentford Community Stadium to host Manchester City.
The Bees were put in their place by a Brighton team which had not won since September and might just very well plunge deeper into the relegation battle against a rampant City team which put six past Leicester to extend its lead atop of the Premier League table.
From a market perspective, there is little to no chance of Brentford winning this game even if divine intervention occurred.
To put it plain and simple, this should be procession for City as they look to blowout their goal difference to beyond plus 40 for the season.
No value for City at the head to head, but it might pay to follow Raheem Sterling who will try to get in behind the shaky Brentford defence.
Prediction: Brentford 0 Manchester City 4
Suggested Bet: Raheem Sterling anytime goalscorer at $1.90
Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1: Both teams to score – NO
Leg 2: R. Sterling anytime goalscorer
Combined odds = $3.25
manchester united vs. burnley
december 31st 7:15am
Manchester United will be hoping New Year’s Eve is a celebratory cause rather than a ‘drowning-of-the-sorrows event when it prepares for its home game against Burnley.
United has been one of the more underwhelming teams of the Premier League this season, especially the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The recent 1-1 draw against Newcastle highlighted the deficiencies coach Ralph Ragnick has to work with until the end of the season.
Burnley, meanwhile, continues to find itself in a relegation battle as well as fixture interruptions due to COVID.
The gap between games, though, might just prove a God send as Sean Dyche and his men look to regroup heading into the second half of the season.
Burnley has looked resolute in defence for the majority of the season, but this is ultimate test against Ronaldo and co.
Prediction: Manchester United 1 Burnley 0
Suggested Bet: Manchester United or draw & under 2.5 goals at $1.95