Premier League week 25 Betting Tips

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 10/02/2017

Arsenal v Hull City

A wounded Arsenal side welcome confident Hull City to the Emirates stadium on Saturday in the Premier League's early kick-off fixture. The home side who are set to be without Hector Bellerin but have Midfielder Mohamed Elneny back in the fold are looking to put an end first to their successive defeats in their last two fixtures while also aiming at ending the Tigers' impressive run that saw them draw Manchester United and beat Liverpool at Old Trafford and Anfield respectively.

While Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 13 meetings with Hull in all competitions (W11, D2), Hull who will miss the services of skipper Michael Dawson and Abel Hernandez could equal the club record of three consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League, set in October 2008. Bet9ja offers 1.28 odds for an Arsenal win while a mega 10.75 odds is on the offing for a Hull victory.


Arsenal 3-1 Hull City

Manchester United v Watford

Watford's 3-1 win at Vicarage Road in September gave them their first Premier League points over Manchester United, having lost their six previous meetings but Saturday's tie against an improved Red Devils promises to be an interesting encounter considering the Hornets' run of form. Watford have drawn two, lost one and won two of their last five league games, the most famous result was the stunning 2-1 win over Arsenal at the Emirates. United have managed to just two wins in their last five fixtures, drawing three.

Watford have never won at Old Trafford in the league. Their only victory against United who are unbeaten in 15 Premier League games (W8, D7) -their longest such run since Alex Ferguson left came in the League Cup in 1978. Watford who are looking for a third Premier League win in a row have been 13.00 odds for a win by Bet9ja while the home side are considered favourites with a 1.25 winning odds.


Manchester United 2-0 Watford

Middlesbrough v Everton

Boro still seem frightened of losing games so they rarely get opened up, meaning that they rarely win games either and that could be a major headache for Everton boss Ronald Koeman whose free scoring side could be boosted by the return of midfielders Tom Davies and Idrissa Gueye. Boro have gone eight matches without a win against Everton in all competitions since a 2-1 Premier League home victory in October 2006 while the Toffees have been victorious in their last four meetings.

Boro have won only one of their last nine league matches (D3, L5) and are the lowest scorers in the Premier League this season with 19 goals, including just 11 at home. Saturday's tie against and unbeaten in seven league games since Christmas (W5, D2) provides another tough test for Aitor Karanka who will be most concerned about Romelu Lukaku who has scored 59 league goals for Everton, just one shy of the club's record goalscorer in the Premier League, Duncan Ferguson after ripping Bournemouth apart in their last outing. Everton on paper are considered favourites for this one with a 2.18 winning odds as against Boro's 3.60 odds for an outright win by Bet9ja. A draw on Saturday offers 3.25 odds.


Middlesbrough 2-2 Everton

Stoke City v Crystal Palace

Stoke failed to create meaningful chances at the Hawthorns in their defeat to West Brom last week but they always cause teams problems at home, which is bad news for for Sam Allardyce's Crystal Palace who have only won one of their last 10 league fixtures, seven of them under Sam Allardyce (W1, D2, L7).

But Palace and Manchester United are the only sides to have earned more points away than at home this season which means the Potters whose last five Premier League fixtures at home have ended in draws will have to work extra hard if they are to extend Allardyce's poor start to life at Selhurst Park. Bet9ja offers 2.14 and 3.60 winning odds for Stoke and Palace respectively.


Stoke City 2-0 Crystal Palace

Sunderland v Southampton

David Moyes' Sunderland appear in better shape than a Southampton side who have lost six of their past seven league games and are not out of the relegation picture themselves. Sunderland welcome back pair Adnan Januzaj and John O'Shea who overcame respective hip and hamstring injuries but they are still without Jack Rodwell -out with a hamstring problem and defender Papy Djilobodji who is suspended while Southampton's club record signing Sofiane Boufal is sidelined with an ankle injury. Nathan Redmond is pushing for a recall, having appeared as a substitute in last week's 3-1 home defeat by West Ham.

Sunderland who ended a six-match winless run in emphatic style by beating Crystal Palace 4-0 last week are on a four-match winless streak against Southampton in all competitions. Top on Southampton manager Claude Puel's mind will not only be how to end their losing streak of six from their last seven league games but how to coordinate his defense line to curb the excesses of Jermain Defoe who has 14 league goals in 2016-17, just one shy of his total for last season. The Balck Cats 3.60 winning odds as against the Sonton's 2.10 means Bet9ja thinks the visitors are favourites for this one.


Sunderland 2-1 Southampton


Swansea City vs. Leicester City 

New signing Jordan Ayew could make his Swansea City debut against Leicester on Sunday and aside him a handful of other Africans are expected on display in Sunday’s clash at the Liberty Stadium.

Though, Leicester have beaten Swansea in four successive Premier League games, scoring 11 goals and conceding one, it has been a different ball game for the Foxes this season.

The stuttering champions have lost four successive League games but even though they put up an improved display in the FA Cup, winning against the Swans who are fighting for survival looks a tall order.

Swansea are favourite for victory; albeit a slim won and the odds on Bet9ja for the host to win is 2.42

Prediction Swansea 2-1 Leicester City


West Ham United VS West Bromwich

West Ham are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League home games against the Baggies, though five have been draws.

Going into the weekend game,  the two opposing teams are in a good run of form; winning three out of their last five games.

It is expected that both teams will score in Saturday’s game and Bet9ja has placed an impressive 1.78 odds for that to happen.

Though West Ham will want their home advantage to count, there is a huge possibility that we will see a stalemate and the odds on Bet9ja is mouthwatering at 3.25 odds

Prediction West Ham 1-1 West Bromwich


Liverpool vs  Tottenham Hotspur

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last nine league and cup matches against Tottenham, winning six of them.

But with their stuttering form since the turn of the year it could be suicidal to bet that they would get the better of Tottenham even at their Anfield ground.

Indeed Mauricho Pochetinno’s men have been awesome as they unbeaten in their last 11 league and cup games, winning nine of those matches.

Losing should be the last option for Spurs so keeping it safe for a win or draw bet would be apt.

Bet9ja has a 1.58 odd for this.

Liverpool 2-3 Tottenham


Burnley  vs Chelsea

For many, this is a no brainer as the Blues are expected to snatch all the three points at the Turf Moor.

Burnley's last league win against Chelsea was a 3-0 victory in the second tier and that was far back in April 1983.

With the way Chelsea are coasting, we predict a win for them backed by the fact that the Blues are unbeaten in their five previous Premier League games against Burnley, winning four of those matches.

A straight win for the Blues is pitched at 1.48 odds by Bet9ja

Prediction: Burnley 1-3 Chelsea


AFC Bournemouth VS Manchester City

Manchester City return to Premier League action on Monday night in the south of England against AFC Bournemouth, looking for a third consecutive league victory for the first time since December.

 Depending on how the weekend game goes,  three points against the Cherries will be enough to keep City in the race for a top-four finish and, who knows, the title.

With Jesus perfectly playing his savior role ,  City are favourite for a win.

Prediction: AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester City