2015-16 EPL: Week 26 Preview & Betting Tips

February 11th 2016, 3:01pm, By: C.McGregor9

The 2015-16 EPL season has turned into a real fairy tale with Leicester City earning a massive 3-1 victory at Manchester City last week to move five points clear at the top of the table. They take on Arsenal this weekend in another blockbuster match. Continue reading for our English Premier League Week 26 Preview and Betting Tips.

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Sunderland vs Manchester United (Saturday 11.45pm AEDT)

The Red Devils looked to have sealed the three points against rivals Chelsea last week but a late equaliser from Diego Costa forced the side to settle for a point. They have shown better signs in recent weeks with Wayne Rooney playing at his highest level in years with five goals and three assists in his last six matches. David De Gea was terrific in goals and he will be hard to beat this weekend despite the goal scoring form that Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe is in.

Manchester United have won 21 and lost just two of their 29 premier league matches against Sunderland and they have never lost to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. The Red Devils should be too strong against a side that is settled in the relegation zone.

TIP: Manchester United @ $1.80 with Crownbet

 

Everton vs West Bromwich Albion (Sunday 2am AEDT)

The Toffees seem to have put their slump behind them with back-to-back 3-0 victories in the premier league. Their defence has improved drastically as they have limited their opponent’s opportunities whilst defusing the few chances that are created against them. They have won of the best attacks in the league scoring just one goal less than both Leicester City and Manchester City. Romelu Lukaku has also scored three goals in his last three matches against West Bromwich whilst Everton has won five and lost just one of their last nine matches against their opposition.

Meanwhile West Brom’s form has dipped as they have gone five premier league matches without a victory and they have scored just one goal in their past four matches. We see the Toffees picking up an early goal in this one, which contributes to the side having a comfortable victory.

TIP: HT/FT – Everton/Everton @ $2.40 with Sportsbet

 

Arsenal vs Leicester City (Sunday 2am AEDT)

A lot of experts were expecting the Foxes run for a premier league title to come to an end as they headed into the hardest part of their schedule. However, with four wins in their past five matches including victories against the Spurs, Liverpool and Manchester City everyone is starting to take their run serious. They are now five points clear of Arsenal but they have never defeated the Gunners in 18 times they have faced in the premier league. However, we shouldn’t look at the record books for this one with the Foxes clearly having one of their strongest sides in their history.

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have combined to be involved in 45 goals this season with their attack being equal with Manchester City for the best in the league. Whilst their defence is solid and has only conceded 27 goals in 25 matches. However, Arsenal has the second best defence in the league and they returned to winning ways last week with a 2-0 win with Alexis Sanchez playing one of his best games in months. We are expecting a close and entertaining match but we believe Arsenal will earn the victory to narrow the gap at the top of the table.

TIP: Arsenal @ $1.75 with William Hill

 

Manchester City vs Tottenham (Monday 3.15am AEDT)

In the second match of the weekend between two top four sides, Tottenham are looking for their fifth straight victory whilst Manchester City will be attemptiong to avoid back-to-back defeats that could see them slip away from the title race.

City weren’t up for their match last week as they were outplayed the entire match and were trailing 3-0 at one stage on home soil. The side could be looking towards the future with Pep Guardiola signed on to coach the team next season. The loss was City’s sixth of the season whilst the Spurs have only been on the losing end three times this year and they have the best defence and the fourth best offence in the league for a lethal combination. We are expecting a high scoring match with the last nine matches having 41 goals scored between these two sides. Manchester City has failed to pick up a win against any of the top six sides this season and with that in mind we are backing the Spurs to be too strong on both ends of the field and prove they are real title contenders this season.

TIP: Tottenham @ $3.50 with Palmerbet

 

Take note: Any of the tips in this article are simply the author’s opinion, so bet at your own risk and always gamble responsibly.  Also be sure to check out the Before You Bet Twitter Page for all our thoughts in the lead up to bets! Happy punting!

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