Premier League betting guide: great early odds available on Man Utd

Martin Green

Sunday, February 3, 2019 8:30 PM UTC

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 8:30 PM UTC

The odds are out for next weekend's Premiership fixtures after an action-packed couple of days saw big wins for Man City, Tottenham, Man Utd and Wolves.

<p>Weekend Recap</p><p> </p><p>Sergio Aguero banged in a hat-trick as Man City beat Arsenal 3-1 to move within two points of Premiership leaders Liverpool. The Reds can reinstate their five-point lead when they travel to London to face West Ham in the big Monday night game. Elsewhere, Spurs kept up the pressure on the top two with a third consecutive last-ditch victory, this time over Newcastle. Chelsea returned to winning ways with a 5-0 thumping of bottom club Huddersfield, with new boy Gonzalo Higuain grabbing a brace. Man Utd leapfrogged Arsenal into fifth place courtesy of a 1-0 win over Leicester, and they remain unbeaten under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Wolves kept up their impressive form with a 3-1 win over Everton, leaving Marco Silva facing the axe. At the bottom of the table, Cardiff pickled up a vital win over Bournemouth, while Crystal Palace beat Fulham 2-0, Brighton and Watford drew 0-0 and it finished 1-1 between Burnley and Southampton.</p><p> </p><p>Midweek Action</p><p> </p><p>Liverpool take on the Hammers in the big Monday night game and they should be able to pick up a win, as they have a great recent record against the East Londoners. They have beaten West Ham four times in a row, scoring four goals on each occasion, and Mohamed Salah and co should run riot again, making Asian handicaps on the Reds look interesting. We also have a <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/eng/premier-league/everton-fc-vs-manchester-city-3507124/?mtid=1" target="_blank">Wednesday night game between Everton and Man City</a> to look forward to. Pep Guardiola’s men play Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final later this month, so the game they were scheduled to play against Everton then has been moved to this week. They are clear favourites to win and they should be able to rip apart a struggling Everton backline. Betfair has 11/10 on a <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/eng/premier-league/everton-fc-vs-manchester-city-3507124/?mtgid=257&amp;mtid=23" target="_blank">Man City half-time / full-time</a> win and that looks interesting, while Asian handicaps also offer decent value.</p><p> </p><p>Next Weekend’s Opening Odds</p><p> </p><p>Man Utd are priced at 7/10 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c" target="_blank">Betway</a> to win away at 19<sup>th</sup> placed Fulham in the early game on Saturday and that looks like an amazing price. In-form Crystal Palace are 23/20 with Bet Victor to beat West Ham, who have lost three on the bounce. Palace have beaten Spurs (in the cup) and Fulham in their last two home games, so they could also vanquish the Hammers, while both teams to score is also well priced in this one. Arsenal are 8/15 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank">William Hill</a> and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07" target="_blank">Ladbrokes</a> and 59/100 with Marathon to win away at Huddersfield and that looks really tempting. The Terries have not won in a long time and their confidence will be battered by that 5-0 reverse against Chelsea, so the Gunners should bounce back with a win there and an Arsenal-Man Utd double looks tempting. Liverpool are heavy favourites to beat Bournemouth, while Southampton v Cardiff looks like a difficult one to call, but odds of 5/6 on the home side look attractive. Watford are narrow favourites to beat Everton, but both teams lack consistency, and Brighton v Burnley looks tricky on the outrights, so going under on total goals might appeal. Tottenham are missing Harry Kane and Dele Alli, but they keep finding a way to win in the league, and the 4/6 on them to beat Leicester on Sunday with Marathon Bet looks interesting, while Betway has a very attractive 6/4 on Tottenham and under 3.5 goals. Then Man City are back in action and they are clear favourites to beat Chelsea at The Etihad, with Betway and Marathon offering a market leading 8/15.</p><p> </p><p>Movers and Shakers</p><p> </p><p>It might be worth backing Man Utd and Arsenal sooner rather than later, as those odds look likely to shorten over the course of the week. The odds on the Man City v Chelsea game will be impacted by the midweek result against Everton, so you might want to factor that in if you fancy Guardiola’s side to win both of them. The odds on Crystal Palace could drift and it might pay dividends to wait a little while before backing them to beat West Ham. If you fancy the Hammers, get in there quickly.</p>
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