Premier League betting tips: Wolves and Magpies in draw trend
Preview and odds for the weekend’s matches
The seventh round of matches in the 2021/22 Premier League takes place this weekend and we look at a selection in our Premier League betting tips.
Wolves v Newcastle
Both teams to score punters will have this down as a banker if history is anything to go by, with the streak of 12 Premier League games with both sides finding the net being one of the strongest trends anywhere this weekend. It is 5/6 that both Wolves and Newcastle find the net again.
No fewer than eight of those games ended in a 1-1 draw – including the last five – and the odds for that to happen again are 6/1.
Newcastle are without a win in any of their six games thus far and are 9/2 to register their first of the campaign.
If Steve Bruce can rely upon anyone, it is Allan Saint-Maximin, who has either scored (two) or assisted (three) five of Newcastle’s seven Premier League goals so far this season, registering a goal involvement in each of his last four appearances. He is 10/3 to score at any time and 33/1 to score two or more in the Premier League betting tips.
Wolves have created plenty of chances but their failure to convert has been frustrating for manager Bruno Lage.
Fans at Molineux have yet to see the Old Gold score at home, but only once in the last 11 meetings at home in all competitions have Wolves failed to score against Newcastle. It is 17/4 that they don’t score, but 8/11 that they find the net at least twice.
West Ham v Brentford
West Ham are 4/5 to beat newly-promoted Brentford, yet they have lost their last four against teams who are having their first season in the top flight.
It may be that Brentford – 18/5 to win – will set out to frustrate their hosts and given that this is a London derby, no quarter will given.
The Hammers have a commendable disciplinary record, picking up four yellow cards, 11 fewer than Brighton. That stat may well rise, given the stakes, but it is also worth looking at the individual stats markets offered at Coral.
Declan Rice is a master at breaking up play and he is a massive reason why the Hammers have done well in recent times. He protects the back four and is rarely out of position.
Yet it is his passing ability that is often overlooked. He is averaging 59.50 passes per match and with the hosts perhaps having to be patient in a bid to unlock Brentford, Rice may be on the ball quite a bit. He is 3/5 to make 55 passes or more.
Leeds v Watford
Watford seek back-to-back road wins in the Premier League for the first time since September 2017.
They won 3-1 at Norwich in their last away game, snapping an eight-game losing run on their travels, and are 18/5 to win at Elland Road.
This is usually a fixture that is full of goals and both sides managed to find the net in seven of their last nine league meetings, and there have been five or more goals scored in four of the last six league clashes. The odds for five or more goals to be scored this time are 17/5.
While Leeds slipped to a 2-1 defeat at home to West Ham last weekend – dropping their fifth point from a winning position this season – they created a few good chances and it is surprising they seek their first win of the campaign.
They are 3/4 to win, although they have a poor recent record against the Hornets, winning just one of their last 10 meetings in all competitions (D3 L6).
They will fear Watford’s Ismaila Sarr, as he shoots accurately and often, with 11 shots on target from 16 attempts so far. He has scored four goals and is 5/2 to score at any time.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication