EPL Title Race Betting Predictions

With ten weeks of Premier League football under our belts, we analyse the trends of the ever-changing EPL title odds.

Defending Premier League champions Liverpool were denied three points when Pascal Gross’s 90th penalty secured a point for Brighton & Hove Albion in a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon.

Diogo Jota scored his fifth Premier League goal for the Reds to put Liverpool ahead however Andy Robertson’s foul on Danny Welbeck gave Brighton their second penalty of the game after Neal Maupay missed his opportunity from 12 yards in the first half before leaving the pitch due to injury.

Liverpool had two goals disallowed by VAR with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah both finding the net but were denied by what is football’s most controversial resource today.

Another injury for the Reds occurred with James Milner suffering a hamstring issue increasing the ever-growing list of Liverpool’s casualties this season.

With the draw, Liverpool drop down to second favorites to win the 2020/21 EPL title at odds of +200.

Arsenal dropped to 14th in the table with their fourth loss in six games as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Wolves.

Wolves hadn’t scored a first half goal in the Premier League before Pedro Neto’s opener in the first half against Arsenal.

Gabriel Magalhães equalised for the hosts just three minutes later before Arsenal found themselves behind again after Daniel Podence scored just a few minutes before half-time.

It’s five losses for the season for Arsenal so far as memories of Unai Emery are becoming stronger by the game.

Arsenal now possess the seventh-best odds to win the 2020/21 Premier League Title at +15000.

Manchester City earned their biggest win of the season after thrashing Burnley 5-0 for the fourth consecutive season.

It was a perfect response for Pep Guardiola’s men after their 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur the week before.

Riyad Mahrez netted his first hat-trick for Manchester City in the win alongside goals from Benjamin Mendy and a first Premier League goal for Ferran Torres.

It was City’s third clean sheet of the season as they scored more than three goals in a game since the opening day of the season in their 3-1 win.

City still sit 11th in the table but are just three points off Leicester City in fourth place with a game in hand.

Having spent most of the season in the bottom half of the table, City somehow are favorites to win the 2020/21 EPL title at odds of +175.

It’s three consecutive wins in a row for Manchester United after coming back from 2-0 down to defeat Southampton 3-2 away from home.

It’s three league wins in a row for the first time this season as they rose to ninth in the table with a game in hand.

Bruno Fernandes continued his red-hot goalscoring form having scored in his last three games.

But the emergence of Edinson Cavani at half-time changed the game for United as not only did he assist Bruno Fernandes’ goal to cut the deficit to 2-1 but the Uruguayan scored a brace including the 92nd minute winner to claim all three points for visitors.

Manchester United’s odds to win the title now sits at +2000, only the fifth-best in the Premier League.

Chelsea’s three-match win streak has come to an end, but their unbeaten streak continues as they drew 0-0 with league leaders Tottenham Hotspur.

It was a cagey affair between the London rivals as the point sent Tottenham top of the league and left Chelsea third, just two points behind their opponents on Sunday.

A positive for Chelsea was yet another clean sheet; their fourth in five league games as they now boast the second-best defensive record in the league having conceded 10 goals, one more than Tottenham.

Chelsea possess the third-best odds to win the 2020/21 EPL Title this season at +550.

We end this article with the club who currently reign supreme in the Premier League and that is Tottenham Hotspur.

Their 0-0 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was enough to send them top of the league as they lead Liverpool by goal difference.

While they were unable to achieve five league wins in a row, they did pick up a valuable point and a third clean sheet in a row for Jose Mourinho’s men.

It was yet another professional performance and while Mourinho insists on saying his side is a “pony” in the title race rather than a horse, it won’t stop the media and Tottenham fans on raving about them this season and the potential that this crop of players have.

It’s nine games unbeaten in the league for Spurs’ this season, the longest streak in the league this season as they face Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday in what will be an enthralling fixture. For now, Spurs’ title odds sit at +550, the joint third highest in the Premier League alongside Chelsea.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool Betting Prediction Week 10

Liverpool return to Premier League action in the early kick-off against Brighton & Hove Albion, much to Jurgen Klopp’s dismay.

A European tie against Atalanta on Wednesday meant Klopp was forced to rotate his squad in preparation for a quick turnaround on Saturday.

Klopp has consistently been a vocal critic and a thorn in the side of the Premier League on the issue of scheduling Saturday early afternoon games for teams who played in midweek. The German stood up for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, after United were forced to play Everton in the early kick-off this past month after playing in mid-week.

Liverpool find themselves in the same position this weekend and Klopp believes his words are falling on deaf ears.

“Look, I talk about these kind of things when I think it makes sense and when I think it’s necessary,” Klopp said.

“I spoke about all these things a lot in the last few weeks, that we have to save the players. That’s over now. I can’t do anything about it, so I don’t think about it in this moment.

“My only concern now is we have to use the few hours we have to make them as fresh as possible. I’m not a miracle worker, I cannot do that, but we have to make sure that whatever we can do from a recovery point of view we do, and we did. The boys are fit and good and we have to make sure we play a good game.

“What’s really tricky is you ask me these questions knowing it’s an issue but are not working on sorting the issue.”

Liverpool Betting Pick After the Quick Turnaround

Liverpool face a tricky test against Brighton & Hove Albion who’ve lost just once in their last five games.

A massive boost ahead of the game for Liverpool was the return of captain Jordan Henderson to training who’s in contention to start on the weekend as well Mohamed Salah who has recovered from COVID-19.

However, Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri remain out with injury.

A player who has benefited from Liverpool’s mounting injury problems is 19-year-old Curtis Jones who’s started the last two games in all competitions.

Jones thanked Klopp for his faith in him and believes he is learning more with each appearance.

“Especially in the team I’m playing in, the depth of the squad is big… there are a lot of players unavailable but for him and his staff to have the trust in me to put me out there on such a big level at such a young age is massive for me,” the No.17 told Premier League Productions.

“It’s definitely a positive. I can’t wait to get a few more appearances hopefully.

“I’ve always said that regardless of when I’m called upon, in any sort of game for however long he puts me on for, I’ll always give 100 per cent. I think that has paid off and now I’ve started to get rewarded with starting and stuff.

Even with Liverpool’s injury issues, I expect them to grab all three points against Brighton in a 2-0 win.

Odds on a Liverpool open at -162. Odds on a Brighton home win open at +425. Odds on a draw between the two sides open at +310.

Rennes v Chelsea Betting Prediction for Matchday Four

Chelsea can become the first side to qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League if they beat Rennes on Tuesday evening.

The Blues top the group with seven points and are ahead of Sevilla on goal difference. And who do the Blues play in Spain next week? Sevilla of course.

As for this matchup, Chelsea beat Rennes in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge 3-0 with Timo Werner netting a brace of penalties with Tammy Abraham adding a third in the second half.

Frank Lampard’s side has experienced a rejuvenation of sorts with the introduction of summer signings Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell to the side after respective injuries have improved Chelsea on both the defensive and offensive side of the pitch.

Chelsea are on a three-game winning streak and are unbeaten in seven league games as they sit third in the Premier League table.

When Lampard was asked how he guided the team to an improved defensive record over the last two months, Lampard put it to improvements of small margins within the team.

“We have coached, and we have assessed the main areas of where we conceded. Some were mistakes in the games, like Southampton and West Brom.

“Sometimes it is small margins, but what has gone up is the concentration of the team and the work and personnel helps that. The collective has to be the most important thing.”

Mason, Chelsea’s The Man on a Mission

One player who’s been an integral part of Lampard’s squad this season is academy graduate Mason Mount.

The England hasn’t been without his fair share of criticism this season and has been labelled as a favourite of Lampard to include in the first eleven even after poor performances.

Lampard voiced his praise for Mount and how important he is on the pitch.

“Every individual is different. We have a huge fan base and social media has changed criticism. He makes really efficient decisions; he presses more than any midfielder I have seen. I know that he has a lot to improve on, but he is a quality football player and is only going to get better. Any player doesn’t get favoritism, especially when there is competition in the squad.”

Chelsea Betting Prediction Against an Overmatched Rennes Squad

Chelsea are overwhelming favorites tonight against Rennes and it’s not just based on Chelsea’s good form.

Rennes have lost three of their last four games in Ligue 1 and are scoreless in their last two games. They’re yet to win a game in the UEFA Champions League as they sit bottom of Group E.

I think Chelsea win in a convincing fashion in France with Tammy Abraham scoring as he continues his good form.

Odds on Chelsea scoring the win open at -200. Odds on Rennes winning their first game in the Champions League open at +500. Odds on a draw between the two sides open at +350.

Newcastle United v Chelsea Betting Prediction for Week 9

With the second international break now completed, Premier League fans can rejoice once again as club football returns this weekend. The increased risk of injury and players catching COVID-19 made the already annoying international break just that little bit more unbearable.

However, the wait is over, and we won’t have to suffer another international break until March!

Chelsea kick things off this weekend in the early kick-off as they play visitors to Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon.

It’s another strange decision to schedule a game at 12:30pm when a vast majority of Chelsea’s players have been on international duty with some only arriving back in England in the last couple of days.

The Big Wigs Agree; The EPL Schedule is Bonkers

Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have been major critics of the Premier League schedule this season and Frank Lampard echoed his colleagues’ thoughts on the schedule and put forth the question on how important the early kick-off games are in the Premier League.

“I have to be honest with it and I will be honest with it,” Lampard added. “If you’re talking about any team in the Premier League, we’ve been training with four players generally in the last two weeks, so the majority of our squad have been travelling.

“Some are travelling and just landing now. They will travel again to fly up to Newcastle. They will travel back from Newcastle. They will fly to Rennes on Monday. They will fly back from Rennes.

“When you look at the scheduling, for me, it’s just a common sense factor. I don’t think the broadcasters have ever had as many slots for games as they have now. That 12.30pm slot, how much does it need to be there?”

Chelsea will be without Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Thiago Silva as they look to continue their good form in the Premier League. They’ve lost just once this season and have gone six games unbeaten in the league so far.

Chelsea Betting Prediction against a Mediocre Newcastle Side

Chelsea have lost just once this season in all competitions as it looks as if they’ve hit their stride this season, but constant injury troubles could lead them down a path where playing a consistent first XI could be a difficulty for Frank Lampard.

They’ve won their last two games 3-0 and 4-1 against Burnley and Sheffield United, respectively with three clean sheets in their last five games.

They can however go top of the table with a win against a Newcastle side who’ve suffered their fair share of ups and downs this season.

The Magpies sit 13th in the league with three wins, three losses and two draws. The biggest problem Newcastle have is consistency. In each of their three wins this season, they followed it up with a loss, giving them no chance to build any type of momentum.

Newcastle are a team that can shock and surprise you week after week and I think they get a draw at home against Chelsea, bouncing back from their 2-0 defeat to Southampton before the international break.

Sportsbooks odds on a Chelsea win open at -222. Odds on a Newcastle win open at +550. Odds on a draw between the two sides open at +375.