The 2015-16 English Premier League season returns this weekend with the majority of the sides benefiting from over a weeks rest. Continue reading for our EPL Week 27 Preview and Betting Tips.
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West Ham United vs Sunderland (Saturday 11.45pm AEDT)
Sunderland picked up their biggest win of the season at home last week when they defeated Manchester United. It has put the side in a position where they can finally push themselves out of the relegation zone. However, it doesn’t get any easier for the side as they are coming up against a side they haven’t defeated in their last 10 meetings. They have also struggled on the road winning just two of their last 15 away matches, which includes 10 losses.
The Hammers had their struggles in their last two away matches but they return to their home venue where they are undefeated in their last 10 matches. The side has one of the stronger attacks in the league whilst Sunderland has conceded 50 goals, which is tied for the most in the league. We are backing West Ham to earn a comfortable victory.
Leicester City vs Norwich City (Sunday 2am AEDT)
The tough span of six games has come to an end for the Foxes and they remarkably remain on the top of the table. However, the last second goal from Danny Welbeck that saw Arsenal steal the three points in their last encounter has tightened up the race for the title. They are up against the Budgies side that has struggled throughout the season and have lost five of their last six Premier League matches. The side is even worse on the road with just win in their last 12 away matches.
The foxes have turned their home soil into a fortress and especially in defence. It has been six hours and 13 minutes since they last conceded at King Power stadium. The Foxes have continued to lift their game and there is beginning to be less and less doubters, they pick up the win and take a lead into half time.
Stoke City vs Aston Villa (Sunday 2am AEDT)
The Potters were able to snap a three game losing streak last week when they defeated Bournemouth on the road. It was a much needed three points and it was a positive to see the side find the back of the net three times in the contest after not being able to score in their previous four matches. We are expecting them to put on a similar performance this weekend and earn the victory against the bottom placed Aston Villa on home soil.
Aston Villa has the worst attack in the league whilst they also have the third worst defence. They haven’t won in their last 12 Premier League away matches and registered just three draws across that span. It should be a comfortable win for Stoke in this one.
Manchester United vs Arsenal (Monday 1.05am AEDT)
The Red Devils had an embarrassing loss against relegation side Sunderland in their last start in the Premier League. They fell behind twice in the match and were constantly outplayed throughout the contest. However, they put on arguably their best half of the season in their comeback victory in the Europa League that has seen them advance into the final 16.
Meanwhile the Gunners fell to Barcelona in the Champions League on home soil. They managed to put up a fight and had a lot of chances to take the lead but they weren’t able to find the back of the net despite their best efforts. They are sitting just two points behind Leicester in the title race and can’t afford to suffer a loss.
Unfortunately for Arsenal they have a poor record at Old Trafford and have gone 9 matches at the stadium without a victory. However, the Gunners have played at a level above the Red Devils all season and we expect Arsenal’s defence to be able to hold solid against a Manchester United offence that has struggled to score.
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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