Although the majority of the EPL action happened on Saturday, the remaining three games on Sunday and Monday Night Football bring us plenty to keep our eyes on the ball. The fixtures start with the always heated clash of Liverpool and Manchester United in one of the biggest rivalries in football, before the meeting of what has been deemed cloggers versus purists in Stoke v Arsenal. The final game from round 22 of the 2015/16 campaign comes from The Liberty Stadium as relegation threatened Swansea welcome the impressive Watford.
We’re taking a look at all three games in this trio of clashes with online sportsbook 10Bet.com to provide our best EPL picks.
Both of these sides come into this Sunday afternoon clash having recorded 3-3 draws during the week as Liverpool scored a late goal to level against Arsenal while United conceded a late goal to see Newcastle claim a share of the spoils at St. James’ Park. Both of these games were dominated by a single player for these two teams as Robert Firmino bagged the opening two goals for The Reds while Wayne Rooney scored two and assisted the other for The Red Devils and we can see this pair being key in this hotly contested match that neither side will want to lose at Anfield. Who’ll be the most influential though?
Liverpool have an impressive home record this season as they are unbeaten in five in all competitions at Anfield and have been defeated only by their bogey team in Crystal Palace since August. United, on the other hand, have performed poorly on the road in recent times as they have drawn two and lost three of their last five away trips, conceding 11 goals in this run. Both sides are having trouble keeping the ball out of their goal at the moment and this leads us to believe that this potentially fiery contest could go either way, but what we do see is goals at Anfield. We would not be surprised to see Firmino and Rooney on the scoresheet and our pick from this biggest game of the weekend is to see goals from both teams.
Our top Liverpool v Man United tip is back Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 2.00 in the 10Bet Sportsbook!
While this match is usually described as a meeting of the brutish and unskilled Stoke team versus an Arsenal side that is silky smooth, with Ryan Shawcross’ leg breaking tackle on Aaron Ramsey in 2010 summing this perception up perfectly, but this year Stoke have been playing some fantastic football thanks to some top drawer players and they have caught the eye of many fans this season. A win here will see them up as far as fifth in the Premier League table and with them having won three and drawn two of their five matches on home soil against the side that can go two points clear at the top of the league with victory since Ramsey’s shocking injury the home team will be confident for this match.
Stoke have been in impressive home form of late with four wins in their last five league encounters at The Britannia Stadium and they have defeated some of the big names in English football as Chelsea, Man City and Manchester United were all beaten without a goal conceded. Arsenal have won just one of their last five away games, including losing 4-0 at Southampton on Boxing Day and then conceding late on during the week to drop two points at Anfield. With the history of this tie in recent years coupled with the respective home and away form of these two sides we can see the home side getting something from this game against an Arsenal considering returning Alexis Sanchez to the fray after injury.
Back Stoke/Draw Double Chance at odds of 1.83 with 10Bet.com.
The final match from round 22 of the EPL season sees a clash of two sides out of form at this moment as Swansea have won just one of their last 12 matches in all competitions while The Hornets are without a win in four in the league. It is the away side at The Liberty Stadium on Monday Night Football who have done the better this season as they have collected ten more points than their hosts and can move into the top half of the league with victory while the home team are two points from safety following Newcastle’s win and they sold arguably their most creative player to Newcastle during the week. Despite this the home side are favoured to take all three points, but can they do so?
Their home record has seen them collect ten of their 19 points at an average of a point a game as they have won two, drawn four and lost four. Their two wins have come on the opening day to Manchester United and they have since only beaten West Brom on home soil since then. Their last four games have seen them score three goals and concede seven, with relegation threatened Sunderland putting four past them during the week, and this lack of goals may very well cost them. Watford’s strike pairing of Odion Igahlo and Troy Deeney have scored 19 goals this season, which is the amount that Swansea have as a unit in the league and with the former of these two players scoring the only goal at Vicarage Road earlier this season Watford will be confident of victory.
We too are confident of this and we’re backing the away side to upset the odds on MNF.
Our best Swansea v Watford bet is back the away win @ 3.25 at 10Bet.