English Premier League Matchday 22 Predictions and Best Bets

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The Premier League 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 22 betting advice, soccer analysis, and free soccer betting picks for Saturday.

Leicester City FC vs. Burnley FC

Saturday, January 15, 2022 – 10:00 AM EST at Turf Moor 

Form, Mentality, and Premier League Trends

⦁ Leicester have won 6 of their previous 7 encounters versus Burnley
⦁ Burnley have won a mere 2 games from their last 24 in all competitions
⦁ Burnley are riding a 3-game losing streak

A Battle of Two Depleted Squads

Burnley's relegation battle hasn't become any easier since the turn of 2022, and with fellow basement dwellers Newcastle United signing their top goalscorer Chris Wood, the future doesn't look bright for Sean Dyche's squad.

Of course, Burnley won't play out the season remainder without a replacement striker. Still, with a traveling Leicester City team arriving at Turf Moor on Saturday, the Foxes will be eager to capitalize on a weakened strike force.

While Leicester has faced a difficult season of their own, recent results prove they're a club on the rise. The Foxes have won three of their previous five fixtures and boast an impressive goal tally of scoring 12 versus bottom-four teams.

The game ahead saw a 2-2 stalemate in the reverse fixture in September. Still, with several expected team members hopeful for a return on Saturday, the available value on Leicester is exceptionally tempting.

Final Thoughts | Premier League Betting Odds

Both teams are suffering from COVID-19 related absences, and for Burnley, a recent FA Cup exit to lower-tiered Huddersfield could be detrimental to their confidence. With the additional downside to losing Chris Wood, finding success in the final third is significantly lowered for the home side.

Leicester's current money line odds represent a squad suffering from injuries and absentees, but this hasn't prevented the Midlands side from delivering goals against the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City of late.

The available betting value at the top-rated sportsbooks is too good to ignore. Therefore, a Leicester City ML wager will be placed on my list of EPL wagers for Saturday.

Burnley vs. Leicester City Score Prediction: Burnley 0 – Leicester City 2

Soccer Pick: Leicester City to Win (+140) [2.40] [1u wager returns 1.40u] at Everygame (visit our Everygame Review)

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Manchester City FC vs. Chelsea FC

Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 07:30 AM EST at Etihad Stadium

Form, Mentality, and Premier League Trends

⦁ Manchester City have won 11 consecutive EPL fixtures
⦁ Manchester City are unbeaten in 36 of their last 41 home games
⦁ Chelsea are undefeated at halftime in 21 back-to-back meetings

Guardiola Will Dampen Chelsea’s Title Hopes

Following their 3-0 aggregate success against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup, Chelsea has reached three cup finals under the tutelage of Thomas Tuchel. However, after dropping 10 EPL points by failing to win in four of their previous five league meetings, the Blues' visit to Manchester on Saturday could be a final chance of battling for the domestic trophy.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City squad are running away with the EPL title, finishing 2021 with an impressive 10-game win streak. In addition, the Citizens shut out Arsenal on New Year's Day, further separating themselves from fellow title-chasers Liverpool and Chelsea.

Final Thoughts | Premier League Betting Odds

City has hammered 13-goals into the net from their previous two home games, but Tuchel's men will provide a more robust defense than what the home side has faced in recent weeks.

Despite City's tremendous form, it's still tempting to sprinkle on a +450 offering for the Blues. With that said, a money line punt, either way, doesn't interest me.

With their domestic hopes in tatters, we should expect Chelsea to deliver a tight gameplay style from start to finish. The frustration Tuchel can put on teams is still present; even though Chelsea's clean sheet tenure has ended, the under 2.5 goals market presents some excellent value for two elite teams capable of canceling out each other's attack.

Manchester City vs. Chelsea Score Prediction: Manchester City 2 – Chelsea 0

Soccer Pick: Under 2.5 Goals (-105) [1.95] [1.05u wager returns 1u of profit] at Everygame

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