EPL Betting Picks 2021-22: Matchday 26
The Premier League season continues with another massive weekend of action. Matchday 26 is headlined by a massive fixture between Manchester City and Tottenham! As always we’ve got you covered with our best picks for this weekend!
West Ham vs Newcastle
Saturday 7:30am ET, London Stadium
Three consecutive wins has seen Newcastle jump four points clear of the relegation zone, sitting safely in 17th place on the Premier League table. The Magpies picked up a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on Matchday 25, and will be looking to create even more space between themselves and the relegation zone. Newcastle face a big challenge taking on a West Ham who will be looking to get back into the top four. The Hammers are coming off a 2-2 draw against Leicester.
West Ham will know that if they can get their attacking game going in this clash, Newcastle won’t be able to stop them. Newcastle have been the third worst defensive side in the Premier League this season, allowing 44 goals. While Newcastle have been poor in defence, the Hammers have been electric in attack, with their 44 goals the 4th most in the Premier League this season.
Newcastle have hit their best patch of form this season, however their three wins have come against teams between 12th and 16th on the Premier League table. Going to the London Stadium will be a difficult prospect for a Newcastle side that has won just one of ten away games this season. Michail Antonio and Jarrad Bowen have both bagged eight goals this season are going to cause an abundance of trouble for the Newcastle back four. This is a massive clash for West Ham to stay in the top four race, and they’ll produce a big performance at home.
Manchester City vs Tottenham
Saturday 12:30pm ET, Etihad Stadium
Manchester City continued on their merry way with a 4-0 win over Norwich last weekend. The win kept City nine points clear at the top of the Premier League table. City host Tottenham who come into this fixture on the back of three straight losses, and have slipped to eighth on the table. Manchester City’s unbeaten streak now sits at fifteen games, with a 14-1-0 record since their last defeat.
Tottenham were boosted by Antonio Conte’s arrival in November, however that momentum is long gone with Spurs suffering defeats to Southampton and Wolves in their last two matches. Tottenham’s defence has been of particular concern, having conceded nine goals in their last four games. Coming up against the number one attacking team in the league, it doesn’t get any easier for Spurs. City have scored a league best 62 goals this season, with sixteen individual goal scorers.
The league leaders not only have the number one ranked attack, they’ve got the number one ranked defence in the Premier League too. City have allowed just 14 goals from 25 games, with their astounding goal difference of 47 proving just how dominant they’ve been. Manchester City have a 10-1-1 at home the Etihad this season, and they’ll continue their outstanding form against Spurs.
Leeds United vs Manchester United
Sunday 9:00am ET, Elland Road
Arch rivals Leeds and Manchester United will go head to head at Elland Road on Sunday morning in a crucial clash for two teams at opposing ends of the table. The Red Devils are in 4th place with a logjam of teams under them looking to take their spot, while Leeds are in 15th, only six points clear of the relegation zone. Leeds have struggled in the last two months, holding a 2-1-5 record from their last eight games in the Premier League. The most recent of those results, a 3-0 defeat against 16th placed Everton.
Manchester United picked up three crucial points with 2-0 win against Brighton during the week, to get into fourth position on the Premier League table. Manchester United are undefeated in their last six Premier League matches, with a 3-3-0 record. Since Leeds return back to the top flight in 2020, Manchester United have dominated against their rivals. In three games, the Red Devils have won two, drawn one, with those wins coming at 6-2 and 5-1 score lines.
Leeds have been the second worst defensive side in the Premier League, conceding 46 goals. They face a massive test trying the keep the Red Devils attack at bay, which they couldn’t do on the opening day of the season. Leeds are in for another long day against Manchester United.
Arsenal vs Brentford – Under 2.5 Goals (-120 with Pointsbet)
Brighton vs Burnley – Brighton H2H (-150 with Pointsbet)
Aston Villa vs Watford – Over 2.5 Goals (-115 with Pointsbet)
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea – Chelsea -1.0 (+185 with Pointsbet)
Liverpool vs Norwich – Liverpool -2.0 (-110 with Pointsbet)
Southampton vs Everton – Southampton H2H (+105 with Pointsbet)
Wolves vs Leicester – Wolves H2H (+125 with Pointsbet)