Premier League Round 18 – Best Predictions And Tips

Gabe Morency

Friday, December 23, 2016 2:51 AM UTC

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 2:51 AM UTC

There’s a lot at stake ahead of the festive period matches as each team tries to further themselves up the standings table or pull themselves out of the dreaded relegation zone. But not all the.
<p>There’s a lot at stake ahead of the festive period matches as each team tries to further themselves up the standings table or pull themselves out of the dreaded relegation zone. But not all the players will be at work this Christmas. Some important players (Diego Costa, Aguero, Kante, Vardy) will have Boxing Day off after picking up suspensions in the last rounds and will spend the Christmas time with their family. This is important to note when picking out the value tips ahead of the Week 18 Premier League fixtures.</p><p></p><p><strong>Chelsea vs. Bournemouth </strong>Three recent narrow 1-0 victories (against Crystal Palace, Sunderland and West Brom) have stretched Chelsea’s winning league run to 11 games and manager Antonio Conte will likely be delighted with a similar result against Bournemouth. Chelsea have the best defensive record in the division with only 11 goals conceded after 17 rounds. In four previous occasions, they have been ahead at Christmas, with Chelsea going on to win the title. Bournemouth are currently in a win-lose run. They are struggling with their form lately which his keeping them in the middle of the table. It will be hard for Chelsea to start this match without their key players (Costa and Kante) but we are expecting another win for the home side. The odds are really low for this outcome, so is better to skip it. I don’t think that we will see a lot of goals and giving the fact that Chelsea are the kings of “1-0”, my top tip for this match is – under 3 goals Asian Handicap at 1.75 with 10bet.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Hull City vs. Manchester City </strong>For Hull City, it’s all about pulling themselves out of the dreaded relegation zone as January’s transfer window approaches. The quality of their squad is really poor. The injuries and the missing players will not give them much hope for a good outcome. This is the perfect chance for Man City to win all 3 points and keep them in the title race with Chelsea and Liverpool. Manchester City remains without their star player Sergio Aguero, who is serving the last match of his four-game ban, but this shouldn’t be a huge problem for them when playing Hull City. Pep Guardiola’s side are not convincing at the moment, but are always capable of a brilliant performance, and the match against Arsenal (2-1) is the perfect example. Top tip for this match: Manchester City to win with -1.5 Asian Handicap priced at 1.96 with Unibet.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Liverpool vs. Stoke City </strong>Liverpool overtook Man City to take the second position after winning the Merseyside derby with a late goal from Sadio Mane. Liverpool are in great form at the moment and must be considered as serious title contenders. Liverpool has the most lethal attacking squad in the Premier League and tops the goal-scoring chart with 41 goals scored in 17 rounds. They were equally dangerous both home and away and will prove a tough feat for a team who have only 2 road wins to their name. Stoke will be without Marko Arnautovic over most of the Christmas period after his red card from the draw match with Southampton.The Reds should win this match and maintain their hopes for the title after this round. I predict that Liverpool will start off strong and will win from half time. Top Tip: Liverpool to win Half Time/Full-Time <a href=";book=Paddypower">at 1.83 with Paddy Power</a>.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Extra tips: </strong>Arsenal vs. West Brom – Both teams to score <a href=";book=Bet365">at 1.95 with Bet365</a>.</p><p>Leicester vs. Everton – over 2.5 goals in the match <a href=";book=Betvictor">at 1.93 with Bet Victor</a>.</p><p>Swansea vs. West Ham – over 2.5 goals in the match at 1.83 with Unibet.</p><p>Southampton vs. Tottenham – both teams to score at 1.85 with Betfair.</p>
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