EPL Matchday 17 Betting Picks for Wednesday’s Games

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Arsenal's Norwegian Martin Odegaard (R) during the UEFA Europa League against Olympiacos FC. Aris Messinis/AFP

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Read on for this week’s EPL Matchday 17 betting advice, soccer analysis and free Premier League betting picks for Wednesday’s fixtures.

Crystal Palace FC vs. Southampton FC

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – 02:30 PM EST at Selhurst Park

Form, Mentality, Premier League Odds and Trends

  • Crystal Palace are undefeated in seven of their previous eight EPL home games
  • Southampton concede an average of 1.82 goals in their away fixtures
  • Southampton have suffered defeat in their last three away meetings

The Saints Aren't Blessed Away From Home

A rough 2021/22 EPL season for Southampton continued this past weekend after a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Arsenal. This loss marked their 15th defeat from their previous 19 EPL away fixtures, and with a trip to Selhurst Park due on Thursday versus an in-form Crystal Palace, hopes to break this streak seems unlikely.

The Eagles returned to the win column on Matchday 16 with an impressive 3-1 success over Everton, and the rejuvenated squad under Patrick Viera has delivered countless remarkable results.

Palace will battle an injury-plagued Southampton outfit behind a boast in confidence, without forgetting the 73 Premier League goals the visitors have conceded in 2021. The home side has lost a mere one game this term, and we shouldn't expect this trend to be altered by the Saints and their worst attacking record in the division.

Final Thoughts | Premier League Betting Picks

Southampton has reached five games without a win, which leads me to believe the top sportsbooks are gifting us by pricing a Palace victory at plus money.

Yes, Southampton does have talent on the pitch. Still, Ralph Hasenhutti has now ridden his team into three consecutive road defeats due to a severe lack of defensive structure, and his team's injury crisis continues. With that said, there's only one wager that makes sense.

Score Prediction: C Palace 2 – Southampton 1

EPL Pick: Crystal Palace to Win ML (+105) [2.05] [1u wager returns 1.05u] at Everygame (visit our Everygame Review)

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Arsenal FC vs. West Ham FC

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 03:00 PM EST at Emirates Stadium

Form, Mentality, Premier League Odds and Trends

  • Arsenal are undefeated in their previous nine home fixtures
  • Arsenal have won their previous five home games
  • David Moyes has lost 13 of his 17 meetings with Arsenal, winning zero

In-Form Arsenal Lock Horns in a Classic London Derby

Ambitions of a top-four EPL finish continue for both Arsenal and West Ham, but it's Mikel Arteta who's riding an impressive streak of results heading into a midweek London derby.

Life as a Gunner looked destined for misery for part of the 2021/22 season, but the efforts of Arsenal are now showing a four-game win streak on home turf with a clean sheet obtained in three of those meetings. Should Arteta's squad take all three points from West Ham, they'll replace them as the fourth-placed team on the Premier League table.

You could say that West Ham has traded fortunes with Arsenal as the Hammers are now winless in four of their previous five games in all competitions. David Moyes case for a result at the Emirates doesn't get any better following a 0-0 draw with relegation battlers Burnley at the weekend, in addition to the 17 times he's faced Arsenal as a manager without a single win.

Final Thoughts | Premier League Betting Picks

Martin Odegaard is making a name for himself at the Emirates, scoring for the third consecutive game when Arsenal put Southampton to bed at the weekend. It's obvious to see the 4-4-1-1 formation switch up from Arteta is giving Odegaard the positioning he needs to let loose.

With positivity gleaming on home turf and the sports betting sites offering a +115 price tag on Arsenal victory, for our second EPL pick I'm confident the Gunners can produce another win this week to deliver our bankroll some plus money value.

Score Prediction: Arsenal 2 – West Ham 1

EPL Pick: Arsenal to Win ML (+115) [2.15] [1u wager returns 1.15u of profit] at Everygame

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