English Premier League Matchday 14 Preview and Betting Predictions

18 December 2020
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Manchester United vs. Leeds United

Sunday 20th December, 04:30 PM Kick-Off

Old Trafford

Goals Galore That Should Continue

Recent rumours have suggested the release of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is near, but with such a hard-fought victory versus Sheffield United this past week the morale is high. United moved into 6th place with a game in hand, and are just five points adrift of the 1st place position.

It was no surprise when a Manchester United three points were not without a drama-filled ninety minutes, as the 'Red Devils' took the club record for total away wins (10).

Leeds United enter this weeks fixture with similar confidence as they were firing goals left, right and centre versus Newcastle. Five goals on home turf were more than enough to secure the newly promoted sides well-deserved three points.

Form, Mentality, Premier League Odds and Trends

  • Over 3.5 goals have landed in 67% of United's domestic fixtures this term.

  • Leeds have scored more goals in their EPL matches than any other club this season.

  • Leeds EPL fixtures average 3.69 goals per game.

Final Thoughts| Premier League Betting Tips

The progression of Leeds United and their fearless approach to attacking is serving well for the EPL newcomers, but can Marcelo Bielsa walk into Old Trafford and achieve a result?

It's no secret that Manchester has struggled with their home results, but in those losses, we can notice a trend of laid back formations – Leeds United will be the opposite. I wouldn't anticipate a slow pace, tightly contested football match this weekend, and I expect Leeds to attack openly and the goals to flow each end.

Manchester United vs. Leeds United Score prediction: Manchester United 2 – Leeds 2

Manchester United vs. Leeds United Betting Prediction: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals 1.75 [-133] at William Hill (visit our William Hill Review)

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West Bromwich Albion vs. Aston Villa

Sunday 20th December, 07:15 PM Kick-Off

The Hawthorns

Midlands Derby

West Brom surprised us taking a point from Manchester City in their previous matchup, but the result itself could not save Slaven Bilic's place as a manager at the club. Sam Allardyce has taken the reigns in West Brom and will debut in a nerve-racking derby game.

We already mentioned Manchester United's imposing away form but Villa have also been a squad to hold their own whilst travelling this season. Since August they have won four from five away games, making an example of teams on their home soil.

Final Thoughts| Premier League Betting Tips

When a club is under construction and new management is yet to settle in, I have to take this information as value. Villa has proved their worth away from home, in a local derby we should expect the 'Villians' steal these the three points.

The available odds are giving us even money on the structured side, West Bromwich Albion is in turmoil, and until we see otherwise, I have no reason to believe in them.

West Bromwich Albion vs. Aston Villa prediction: WBA 1 – Aston Villa 2

West Bromwich Albion vs. Aston Villa Betting Prediction: Aston Villa 2.00 [+100] at Unibet

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Burnley vs. Wolverhampton

Monday 21st December, 05:30 PM Kick-Off

Turf Moor

Lacking Motivation

Sean Dyche's Burnley squad has finally found some form during the new season, and a three-game unbeaten streak even saw a win over Arsenal last weekend. With that said, Burnely were fortunate to avoid defeat after a concerning twenty-seven registered shots on target came through for Aston Villa. Burnley is defensively sound but is lacking goals, shuffling the squad to suit the manager's new style could cause damage to begin with.

Wolverhampton is suffering without their star player Raul Jiminez, and the Mexican international has been the top goal scorer for Wolves for the previous two seasons. But even though their loss, Nuno Espirito Santo's side are riding high with a three-point claim on Chelsea.

Form, Mentality, Premier League Odds and Trends

  • Leicester have won four of their last five home games in all competitions.

  • Brighton has won one of their previous nine EPL fixtures.

  • Vardy has scored four times in his last five games versus Brighton.

Final thoughts| Premier League betting tips

The available odds on Wolverhampton to win are too tempting, riding the momentum of defeating Chelsea should be proof to the current squad they can still provide goals minus Jiminez.

Burnley vs Wolverhampton Score prediction: Burnley 1 – Wolves 2

Burnley vs. Wolverhampton Betting prediction: Both teams to score & over 2.5 goals (2.25 [+125]) at BetVictor

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