EPL Matchday 16 Betting Picks for Sunday’s Games

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West Ham United's English midfielder Mark Noble. (Photo by HANS PUNZ / APA / AFP)

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 16 betting advice, soccer analysis, and free soccer betting picks for Sunday’s fixtures.

Burnley FC vs. West Ham United FC

Sunday, December 12, 2021 – 09:00 AM EST at Turf Moor

Form, Mentality, Premier League Odds and Trends

⦁ West Ham have avoided defeat in 12 of their previous 14 away games
⦁ Burnley have won just 3 of their previous 23 EPL fixtures
⦁ Burnley concede an average of 1.50 goals during their EPL games

Relegation Worries

Burnley's relegation woes continue after becoming the first team to lose against fellow basement dwellers Newcastle last weekend, leaving all the bottom three teams in the Premier League on 10 points.

Burnley have only managed to win one of their previous ten games and, whilst they've shown resiliency at times, Sean Dyche's squad will have dropped morale since losing to the Magpies.

West Ham, on the other hand, continues their battle for a top-four finish this term. In addition, they've made light work of their Europa League group stage outings by qualifying to the final-16.

A great example of West Ham's form would be the 3-2 winning spectacular over London rivals Chelsea on matchday 15, as the Hammers are now just six points behind last season's Champions League winners.

Final Thoughts | Premier League Betting Picks

I was shocked to witness even money on West Ham defeating Burnley this weekend, especially when you consider the seven from eleven away trips the Hammers have won.

Having won to nil on seven occasions this term to now face the Clarets, who've only scored a mere 14 goals this season, a typical victory for West Ham is likely to occur.

Burnley vs. West Ham United Score Prediction: Burnley 0 – West Ham United 2

Soccer Pick: West Ham United to Win (+100) [2.00] [1u wager returns 1u] at Everygame (visit our Everygame Review)

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Leicester City FC vs. Newcastle United FC

Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 09:00 AM EST at King Power Stadium

Form, Mentality, Premier League Odds and Trends

⦁ Newcastle concedes an average of 1.86 goals in their away fixtures
⦁ Leicester have conceded at least 1 goal in their previous 16 games in all competitions
⦁ Leicester have won just 1 of their previous 6 EPL games
⦁ Newcastle have won just 1 of their last 16 games in all competitions
⦁ Over 2.5 goals have landed in Leicester's previous 6 fixtures

Neither Team Can Be Trusted

Leicester's midweek exit from the Europa League at the hands of Napoli saw the Foxes' recent streak of unpredictable results continue. With that said, Sunday's visitors from up North will give Leicester hopes of extending their two-game winning run at the King Power Stadium.

Unpredictability is the keyword, as Leicester City has been difficult to judge during the 2021/22 EPL campaign. A meeting versus Eddie Howe's Newcastle fresh from their first Premier League win is yet another fixture where surprises could entail. We should expect another high-scoring game with both teams presenting a leaky defense.

The positive aspect for the home side is their fortune versus teams positioned in the lower half of the table, where they remain undefeated. Leicester's losses have been against EPL teams above them, which can be easily repeated against a Newcastle squad in turmoil.

Undoubtedly, Howe has assisted the Magpies with more positive results than Steve Bruce. However, consistency is vital, and Newcastle's problems won't be fixed overnight.

Final Thoughts | Premier League Betting Picks

I would've liked to wager on both teams to score market, but the best sportsbooks are one step ahead, and the current price is juiced to the high heavens. Instead, we'll have to take faith in Leicester's more potent form at home, but not without goals coming at both ends.

Leicester to win and both teams to score presents tremendous value and gives us a solid position to be in since the demise of Newcastle's non-existent consistency.

Leicester City vs. Newcastle United Score Prediction: Leicester City 3 – Newcastle United 2

Soccer Pick: Leicester City Win and BTTS (+165) [2.65] [1u wager returns +1.65u of profit] at Everygame

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