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EPL 2020-21: Matchday 26 Preview & Betting Tips

February 26th 2021, 10:02am, By: Jack Tobin

EPL MD26 Betting Tips

A massive weekend of Premier League action awaits, with a plethora of clashes that will have a bearing on the top four! We have you covered with our betting tips for the key games below.

 

EPL Matchday 26 Betting Tips

Manchester City vs West Ham 

Saturday 11:30pm AEDT, Etihad Stadium

Manchester City notched up their thirteenth consecutive victory with a 1-0 win over Arsenal last week. City have been utterly dominant over the past two months and sit at the top of the league ten points ahead of second placed Manchester United. They face West Ham who are fourth on the table, in a stunning turnaround after finishing sixteenth last season.

West Ham come into the fixture with some good form, as they are unbeaten in their last three games, thanks to a 2-1 victory over rivals Tottenham. History doesn’t bode well for the Hammers, who haven’t defeated Man City since 2015, with City winning eight games in their last ten league fixtures against West Ham. While they have been in excellent form, whether West Ham can handle the midfield and attack of a quality side like Manchester City remains to be seen.

Manchester City are the most inform outfit in world football and they don’t look like slowing down anytime soon. City have been excellent at home this season, with a 9-2-1 record at Etihad Stadium and they’re well positioned to continue that good record.

Manchester City

$1.20

 

Leicester City vs Arsenal 

Saturday 11:00pm AEDT, King Power Stadium

Third place Leicester host the battling Arsenal at King Power Stadium on Sunday night. The Gunners have registered only one victory from their last five games. Unlike their opponents, Leicester are in good touch and are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games, with three wins and a draw.

Leicester have a great record against Arsenal in recent times and are unbeaten in four of their last five matches against the Gunners. Jamie Vardy has wreaked havoc every time he has faced off against Arsenal, scoring eleven goals from twelve Premier League appearances against Arsenal. Vardy scored the winner in Leicester’s 1-0 win over Arsenal earlier this season. Leicester have continued to produce results despite a staggering injury list.

Brendan Rogers has his side playing inspired football, with James Maddinson and Jamie Vardy who have been pivotal to the Foxes success this season. Arsenal are lacking confidence and potency in attack. It’s hard to see Arsenal troubling the Foxes defence, and it’s also difficult to see the Gunners defence being able to contain Leicster. Expect a comfortable win for Leicester. 

 

Leicester City

$2.45

 
 

Chelsea vs Manchester United 

Monday 3:30am AEDT, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea host Manchester United at Stamford bridge, and will be looking to break a six match winless run in the league against United, dating back to 2017. Whilst Chelsea have been in great form, winning four of their last five matches, this matchup doesn’t suit Chelsea at all. Since Thomas Tuchel has taken over the helm at Chelsea, they have focussed heavily on their defence, to a point where they don’t look competent in attack.

Last week’s 1-1 draw with Southampton highlighted Chelsea’s attacking deficiencies. The Red Devils have had no problem putting the ball in the back of the net, leading the Premier League for goals, with 53. United have played a fast, uptempo brand of football this season, and have shown they only need a few minutes of brilliance to take games away from their opponents. If the Red Devils can get the game on their terms early, Chelsea won’t have enough attacking firepower to beat United.

After a goal and an assist against Newcastle last week, Bruno Fernandes took his combined goal and assist tally to 25, the most in the Premier League in season ‘20/’21. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has by his side playing his some seriously entertaining football, which has seen United rise back up the table. Manchester United just have too firepower up top for Chelsea to handle. 

Manchester United

$3.30

 

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