Premier League Betting Tips- 18th November 2017
Leicester City v Manchester City Preview:
Red hot Man City can continue winning ways at Leicester City
Match Result & Both Teams to Score: Manchester City & Yes @ 8/5 with bet365
Correct Score: Leicester City 1 Manchester City 3 @ 10/1 with bet365
It’s been a hugely impressive start to the season by Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola’s pace-setters having dropped just two points after 11 games, boasting 31 points and a +31 goal difference to leave them eight points clear of the chasing pack.
Leicester City have moved up the table since the departure of Craig Shakespeare, but they haven’t been the tightest defensively and that’s likely to signal trouble against a team of this quality.
Most Leicester City v Manchester City betting previews are likely to suggest an away win with a few goals.
Leicester City v Manchester City Form
Leicester are unbeaten in six matches in all competitions coming into this game, with new manager Claude Puel gaining four points from his opening two games at the helm. In fairness, the Foxes had a very tough opening run of fixtures and the key stats suggest they deserved more points than they won under Puel’s predecessor, Shakespeare.
The Citizens have won 10 of their opening 11 Premier League games and nine on the spin on the road in all competitions, scoring at least twice in eight of those victories. Quite simply, they have been an unstoppable force so far this season.
Leicester City v Manchester City Team News
Robert Huth is still some time away from a return to action and there are doubts as to the fitness of Vicente Iborra, Ben Chilwell and Matty James. Nicolas Otamendi serves a one-match suspension for the visitors, whilst there are some fitness doubts surrounding Vincent Kompany, Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph.
Burnley v Swansea City Preview:
Burnley looking good for low-scoring win over Swansea City
Correct Score: Burnley 1 Swansea City 0 @ 5/1 with William Hill
Half-time Correct Score: 0-0 @ 8/5 with William Hill
There is little to suggest that there will be anything resembling a goal-fest at Turf Moor on Saturday, with Burnley’s home record and Swansea City’s away results both indicating that goals will be at a premium in this one.
Burnley continue to defy the doubters and the stats, with their success built upon their resolute defence. The one potential cloud on their horizon at present is the future of manager Sean Dyche and the question of how much longer the club will be able to retain his services.
Burnley’s five Premier League games at Turf moor this season have yielded just five goals, whilst Swansea’s five games on the road have seen just six goals. It’s little surprise that most Burnley v Swansea City betting tips will suggest few goals in this game too and that’s difficult to argue against.
Burnley v Swansea City Form
The ‘Big 6’ have already taken up their customary positions at the top of the Premier League table, but few would have anticipated Burnley being the team on their heels going into late November.
The Clarets have lost just one of their last 11 matches in all competitions (a 3.0 defeat at Manchester City), whilst Swansea have lost their last four in all competitions and three on the spin in the league.
Burnley v Swansea City Team News
Tom Heaton, Jonathan Walters and Dean Marney are all likely to be out for Burnley, whilst striker Chris Wood has to be an unlikely starter given the air miles he’s accrued on World Cup qualifying duty with New Zealand over the international break and their game in Peru having only been played early Thursday morning GMT.
Kyle Bartley remains out for the Swans, but Wilfried Bony, Leon Britton, Renato Sanches, Angel Rangel and Martin Olsson could all be available for selection again.
West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea Preview:
Chelsea can add to West Bromwich Albion woes for Tony Pulis
Match Result & Both Teams to Score: Chelsea & Yes @ 3/1 with bet365
Total Goals: 2-3 @ 10/11 with Paddy Power
After what looked to be a decent transfer window and a promising start to the season, it’s all started to unravel for West Bromwich Albion and manager Tony Pulis is now coming under growing pressure.
Although currently 4th in the table, defending Premier League champions Chelsea have been generally underwhelming this term both domestically and in Europe and doubts remain over the long-term future of manager Antonio Conte.
Chelsea have the players to deal with the direct football one expects from a Pulis team and, despite their indifferent form, the visitors look the pick in any West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea betting options.
West Brom v Chelsea Form
West Brom’s winless run now stands at nine Premier League games and their last victory in any competition was a 3-1 win at Accrington Stanley in the Carabao Cup back in August. They went into the international break with a 1-0 defeat at Huddersfield Town.
Despite their problems on and off the pitch, Chelsea have won four of their last five in all competitions and four of five on the road in the Premier League this season.
West Brom v Chelsea Team News
Craig Dawson remains out for the Baggies, but James Morrison and Oliver Burke could be back in their squad. Victor Moses and Michy Batshuayi are both major doubts for Chelsea, but Eden Hazard and Tiemoue Bakayoko are both expected to be available.
Manchester United v Newcastle United Preview:
Manchester United capable of comfortable win over Newcastle United
To Win to Nil: Manchester United @ 5/6 with Betway
Correct Score: Manchester United 2 Newcastle United 0 @ 9/2 with Paddy Power
Some mixed results prior to the international break has seen Manchester United fall eight points adrift of the ‘noisy neighbours’ at the top of the table and victory here is vital to keep them within touching distance.
Newcastle United have been predictably solid under Rafael Benitez, but look short of a real attacking threat at this level after a typically low-key transfer window.
Anything other than a win for the Red Devils would be a major surprise here and that’s where any Manchester United v Newcastle United betting tip should be focused.
Manchester United v Newcastle United Form
With one win in their last four Premier League games, the Red Devils have fallen eight points adrift of their city rivals at the top of the table. Their home form remains excellent though, with a 100% record after five games and 15 goals scored and none conceded.
Newcastle have made a solid enough start since returning to the top-flight, but they did disappointingly lose their last two prior to the international break, going down 1-0 at Burnley then by the same scoreline at home to Bournemouth,
Manchester United v Newcastle United Team News
Manchester United will be without Phil Jones, Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba and Marcos Rojo through injury. Newcastle will be without captain Jamaal Lascelles, Mikel Merino and Christian Atsu.