English Premier League Matchday 21 Predictions and Best Bets

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Editor’s Note: The Premier League announced its decision to postpone the game between Leicester City and Norwich City due to positive COVID-19 cases and injuries within the Canaries’ squad.

The EPL Football odds are now available as we are back with our favorite English Premier League expert advice and free betting predictions. Read on for this week’s EPL Matchday 21 betting advice, analysis, and free soccer betting picks for Saturday.

Leicester City FC vs. Norwich City FC

Saturday, January 01, 2022 – 10:00 AM EST at King Power Stadium

Form, Mentality, Premier League Odds and Trends

⦁ Leicester City have won their previous 4 EPL home games.
⦁ Norwich City have lost 5 consecutive EPL fixtures.
⦁ Norwich City have lost halftime/fulltime in their last 3 EPL matches.

In-Form Foxes to Prey on the Canaries

Following back-to-back meetings with Manchester City and Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers will be relieved to face a more straightforward opposition when his Leicester team welcomes Norwich City to the King Power Stadium on New Year's Day.

The Foxes fought tooth and nail after suffering a 4-0 first-half dismantling from Manchester City to return with three goals of their own. Despite a final 6-3 scoreline, Leicester held that energy and defeated title-chasers in Liverpool midweek.

Inconsistency has been the theme for Leicester this term, but when faced with a rock bottom Norwich squad on home turf, they should have no problems in taking all three points.

There isn't much to praise Norwich City over; they're riding a five-game losing streak and have failed to score in all of those meetings. Seemingly destined for a return to the English Championship next season, whilst they still have potential to battle out of the relegation zone, current form shouldn't give Norwich fans much hope.

Final Thoughts | Premier League Betting Picks

Finding significant betting value when fading Norwich is always a struggle, but I anticipate the home team will control this fixture in both halves of play. Norwich has lost at halftime/fulltime in their previous three meetings to support this approach.

Notably, Leicester will lose many first team players, but Norwich is also suffering in this department. Leicester City should easily collect a home victory this Saturday, making them an ideal team to wager on in the first matchday of 2022.

Leicester City vs. Norwich City Score Prediction: Leicester City 3 – Norwich City 0

Soccer Pick: Leicester City to Win Halftime/Fulltime (+105) [2.05] [1u wager returns 1.05u] at Everygame (visit our Everygame Review)

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Crystal Palace FC vs. West Ham United FC

Saturday, January 01, 2022 - 12:30 PM EST at Selhurst Park Stadium

Form, Mentality, Premier League Odds and Trends

⦁ Crystal Palace are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 EPL home games.
⦁ Crystal Palace have scored at least 1 goal in their previous 9 EPL home games.

Sigh of Relief for the Hammers

West Ham returned to winning ways on Tuesday night with an impressive 4-1 win over Watford following a five-game winless run. However, travelling to face Patrick Vieira's robust record at Selhurst Park could prove to be a more challenging 90 minutes of soccer.

One of West Ham's most notable downfalls during their drought of victories is the eight goals they've conceded in four games. The Hammer's defensive mishaps could be tested by Odsonne Edouard and the return of Wilfried Zaha, as the home team have rarely struggled to deliver goals on home turf.

The reverse fixture earlier this season saw both teams score and a final 2-2 scoreline, and I believe we could stumble upon a similar result on Saturday.

Final Thoughts | Premier League Betting Picks

This term, Palace has lost one game at home, and West Ham has success in 100% of their meetings with bottom half sides on the road.

There's plenty of betting value to be found at the top-rated sportsbooks, but that's a result of a tricky fixture to predict. A score draw seems likely, and I think both squads wouldn't be disappointed with that outcome either.

Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United Score Prediction: Crystal Palace 1 – West Ham United 1

Soccer Pick: Draw (+225) [3.25] [1u wager returns 2.25u of profit] at Everygame

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