Premier League betting tips: Best bets for the TV fixtures
Premier League betting tips and predictions
The fixtures come thick and fast during December and the countdown to the festive period is under way as we select our latest set of Premier League betting tips.
There are televised matches on Saturday and Sunday this weekend ahead of a midweek round of fixtures and we have picked out the best bets for all four games which are being broadcast live.
Nottingham Forest v Everton (Sat, 5.30pm)
Forest have scored two goals in four of their last five matches but have only managed one win in that time so there is no doubt where their problems lie and they head into the weekend on the back of successive 3-2 defeats.
Everton won by that scoreline in their last away game at Crystal Palace, while their other visits to bottom-half teams resulted in a 3-1 win at Brentford and 2-2 draw at Sheffield United. That points to an entertaining game on Saturday evening so over 2.5 goals at 21/20 is the first of our Premier League betting tips, while over 3.5 goals could be worth the extra risk at 13/5.
Newcastle v Manchester United (Sat, 8pm)
Manchester United’s upturn in form means they are now above Newcastle in the table but a kind run of fixtures has been the key to their improvement. The five wins in the last six league games came at the expense of Brentford, Sheffield United, Fulham, Luton and Everton, who are all currently in the bottom half.
In four matches against top-eight teams, they have lost them all by at least a two-goal margin and they have also lost their last two meetings in all competitions with Newcastle by a combined score of 5-0, including a 3-0 home defeat in the Carabao Cup in early November. With that in mind, Newcastle to win by more than one goal again appeals at 5/2.
West Ham v Crystal Palace (Sun, 2pm)
Goals are almost guaranteed when these two teams go up against each other. Incredibly, backing both teams to score has paid out in the last 12 meetings while over 2.5 goals has been a winner in eight of those.
The Hammers have enjoyed two 3-2 wins against Palace in the last three seasons while the Eagles were 4-3 winners at Selhurst Park in April. With Palace in poor form defensively and West Ham having gone six games without a clean sheet, the trend can continue and a home win and both teams to score is our pick at 3/1.
Manchester City v Tottenham (Sun, 4.30pm)
Spurs could hardly have a worse fixture as they look to get back on track after three straight defeats. The latest was a 2-1 loss at home to Aston Villa when they were without 11 first-teamers but Ange Postecoglou doubled down on his philosophy with a back four containing no centre-backs, several attacking players handed first league starts of the season and no recognised defensive midfielder in the starting line-up.
A more defensive approach will surely be needed at the home of the champions but we still fear the worst for a team which has conceded eight goals in three games. Spurs were beaten 4-2 at the Etihad Stadium last season despite leading 2-0 at the break and another home win with over 3.5 goals at 27/20 completes our Premier League betting tips this week.
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