Matchday 20, English Premier League Preview, Predictions and Best Bets

25 January 2021
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Football odds are now available as we are back with our favourite English Premier League expert advice and free predictions, read on for this week's EPL Matchday 20 betting tips.

West Bromwich Albion vs. Manchester City

Tuesday 26th January, 08:15 PM Kick-Off

The Hawthorns

Easy Pickings in the Midlands

Let us continue to collect money from our cash-cow West Brom, as they have been the ideal team to fade this season. Continuous struggles in the top-flight of professional football have seen them collect measly eleven points. With an encounter against Manchester City lined up for the second time in five days, a repeat performance will add to their problems.

On the other hand, Manchester City is now turning around their questionable start to the EPL 2020/2021 season and have found their elite form. A 3-1 win over WBA in the FA Cup this weekend will be more than enough confidence that Pep Guardiola and his boys will collect another easy three points.

Form, Mentality, Premier League Odds and Trends

  • West Brom has failed to score a single goal in their previous three home fixtures in all competitions.

  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in West Brom's previous five fixtures.

  • Manchester City remains undefeated in their previous 17 games in all competitions.

  • The previous eleven meetings between the two have seen over 2.5 goals.

Final Thoughts| Premier League Betting Tips

We do not have to 'rub salt into the wounds' of WBA anymore; there's a high probability of their relegation this term and fixtures versus the most capable teams in the division are not going to end pretty.

A weaker version of Manchester City fielded the pitch this past weekend and dominated WBA in the FA Cup when the Premier League version of City approach a valued 3-point game this mid-week I fear that WBA is nothing more than 'lambs to the slaughter'.

WBA vs. Manchester City Score prediction: WBA 0 – Manchester City 4

WBA vs. Manchester City United Betting Prediction: Manchester City HT/FT 1.67 [-149] at William Hill (visit our William Hill Review)

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Manchester United vs. Sheffield United

Wednesday 27th January, 08:15 PM Kick-Off

Old Trafford

Lost, Especially Away From Home

The worst performing road team in the English Premier League are back on their travels this week, gear up your betting slips and prepare for another easy prediction when Manchester United take on the weakest visitors in the division.

There's no sugar coating this team. Sheffield United is not a Premier League quality side. It's quite a shock when looking at their EPL placement last season – a surprise they were able to avoid complete dismantling. Well, the 20/21 has taken its toll and Sheffield have managed just one win from twenty EPL fixtures, embarrassing.

Final Thoughts| Premier League Betting Tips

Weekend FA Cup struggles against Plymouth isn't something to celebrate, ok, Sheffield is through to the next round but not without absolute hard work versus a division one side. As an EPL side, you should be able to field your weakest or youth squad and have complete confidence they'll handle a low-level team. Not in Sheffield, a decisive battle to the end saw Plymouth nearly claim extra time and just four days later, Sheffield travel to one of the most intimidating grounds in England, Old Trafford.

The removal of Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has begun our EPL week with drama, but I doubt the antics will continue the pitch as both sides of Manchester have their most painless tests to date this week.

Manchester United vs. Sheffield United prediction: United 2 – Sheffield 0

Manchester United vs. Sheffield United Betting Prediction: Manchester United HT/FT 1.91 [-110] at Bet365 (visit our Bet365 Review)

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Brighton vs. Fulham

Wednesday 27th January, 02:00 PM Kick-Off

The Amex Stadium

Boring at the Bottom

Two teams attempting escape from the relegation zone will clash this mid-week, but can either Brighton or Fulham claim a well-needed three points and move a step closer towards safety? Probably not…

Brighton claiming three wins from their previous four fixtures sounds promising, but two cup wins over lower-league opposition will soon fix that misleading statistic.

Fulham lacks deliverance in front of goal; final third decision making has been poor and the lack of goals is starting to take effect.

Final Thoughts| Premier League Betting Tips

The reverse fixture handed us a stalemate, and we anticipate another boring 0-0 result from two of the lowest-scoring teams this term.

The available odds- are quite rough, but if the 'Under' doesn't suit you, boost your value in the draw market.

Brighton vs Fulham Score prediction: Brighton 0 – Fulham 0

Brighton vs Fulham Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals at 1.75 [-133] at BetVictor

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