English Premier League Matchday 17 Betting Picks for Tuesday’s Games

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Editor’s Note: Tuesday’s match between Brentford and Manchester United has been postponed by the Premier League following a COVID outbreak in the Red Devils squad, per multiple official sources.

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Manchester City vs. Leeds United

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 – 03:00 PM EST at Etihad Stadium

Form, Mentality, Premier League Odds and Trends

  • Leeds United have won just three of their sixteen EPL fixtures this term.
  • Man City are undefeated in 40 of their previous 46 EPL fixtures.
  • Leeds United concede an average of 1.60 goals during their away meetings.

Defending Their Crown

The current EPL titleholders remain in the first place of the table as head towards 2022 but keeping that position will crucially rely on taking three points from fixtures versus the likes of Leeds United.

Returning from Wolverhampton with all three points wasn't an utterly domineering weekend result by any means, but the only numbers that hold significance are those important winning 3-point collections. And Pep Guardiola's team has now won eight of their previous meetings in all competitions.

Fortunes for Marcelo Bielsa and his Leeds squad are in desperate need, as the Whites are 15th in the table and a mere five points away from the relegation zone. To be fair, an early-season goal drought has been turned around with five goals netted from their previous three games, but finding and holding onto a game-winning formula has evaded the Northern club.

Final Thoughts | Premier League Matchday 17 Betting Picks

Back-to-back fixtures facing the EPL's 1st and 3rd placed teams are most likely going to result in consecutive losses. Despite holding their own for large portions of the Chelsea meeting, Leeds was outclassed by the stronger squad, and I can't envision anything different when traveling to the Etihad on Tuesday.

With both teams scoring in five of Manchester City's previous six meetings and Leeds United rarely missing the net recently, I do expect Leeds will snatch a consolation goal.

Manchester City vs. Leeds Score prediction: Man City 3 – Leeds 1

Soccer Pick: Man City win & BTTS +130 [2.30] [1u wager returns 1.30u of profit] at Everygame

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Brentford vs. Manchester United

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 02:30 PM EST at Griffin Park

Form, Mentality, Premier League Odds and Trends

  • Man Utd has avoided defeat in 40 of their last 46 EPL games.
  • Man Utd'a previous six matches consist of no losses.
  • Brentford hasn't lost in 30 of their last 36 home games.

Red Devils Return to the Top Four Chase

Manchester United will be hunting for three points in their travels to Brentford on Tuesday with a guaranteed fourth-placed position in the Premier League table laying in wait.

Albeit a less than desirable performance versus Norwich this past Saturday, United's 75th-minute penalty saw the Red Devils continue a winning EPL streak since the arrival of Ralf Rangnick. The newly appointed manager has now delivered consecutive 1-0 wins since taking the first teme reigns, showing a newfound defensive structure that's assisted his team with two clean sheets – which was unfamiliar territory before his arrival.

However, Rangnick will be displeased with United's performance at Carrow Road. A similar display of lackluster football could undoubtedly lead to a point-dropping fixture when faced with an energetic Brentford squad.

Nine points clear of the relegation zone in 10th place, Brentford has begun their arrival to top-flight football with a positive start. They welcome United following a comeback victory over Watford, where a 1-0 losing game was capsized by an 84th and 96th minute set of goals.

Final Thoughts | Premier League Betting Picks

Brentford has rarely allowed teams to produce a boring game, and I have no doubt they'll be looking to penetrate the United back four with all their might. With that said, we're looking at close to even money on a United victory – a genuinely unmissable set of odds at top sportsbooks.

Rangnick has evidently refocused United's positional failures at the back, with a helping hand from David de Gea. And I'll show faith in this stance with such desirable odds on the 20-time EPL champions taking on a Championship team from the last term.

Brentford vs. Manchester United Score Prediction: Brentford 0 – Man Utd 2

Soccer Pick: Manchester United to win -110 [1.91] [1.10u wager returns 1u] at Everygame (visit our Everygame Review)

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