EPL Matchday 19 Betting Picks for Sunday’s Games: Part 2

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Read on for this week’s EPL Matchday 19 betting advice part two, soccer analysis and free Premier League betting picks for Sunday’s fixtures.

Tottenham Hotspur FC vs. Crystal Palace FC

Sunday, December 26, 2021 – 10:00 AM EST at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Form, Mentality, Premier League Odds and Trends

  • Tottenham have avoided defeat in six of their previous seven home fixtures
  • Crystal Palace have lost four of their eight away EPL games this term

Conte & Co. Find Their Form

Tottenham faces Crystal Palace in a London derby the day after Christmas, and it's Antonio Conte's men who look in form to grab a late X-mas gift in the shape of three Premier League points.

Spurs returned to action last week following a two-week break at the hands of COVID-19, but a 2-2 draw against Liverpool and a successful meeting against West Ham in the EFL Cup since their return has been an encouraging period.

Sitting in 9th place of the EPL table Spurs haven't shown consistency all season long; however, they've drastically improved under the tutelage of Conte and on home turf, they've been pretty much unstoppable.

Frequent disappointment on their travels has seen Palace lose 50% of their domestic away games, and more recently, the visitors have lost the two most recent away fixtures without scoring a single goal.

Final Thoughts | Premier League Betting Picks

The eight away trips that Palace has made this season shows Patrick Vieira struggling to get a reaction from his team in the final third - failing to score in five away games overall.

After naming a solid squad to compete in the EFL Cup midweek, Conte is clearly valuing momentum over squad concerns, and this should roll over into Boxing Day. Of course, Palace can undoubtedly present Spurs with counter-attacking threats, but the home side should have enough decorum to deliver another positive result.

The available moneyline odds on Tottenham aren't great, but if we factor in a likely low-scoring encounter, backing a home win and under 2.5 goals presents incredible betting value.

Score Prediction: Spurs 1 – Palace 0

EPL Pick: Tottenham to Win and Under 2.5 Goals (+250) [3.50] [1u wager returns 3.50u] at Everygame (visit our Everygame Review)

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West Ham United vs. Southampton FC

Sunday, December 26, 2021 - 10:00 AM EST at London Stadium

Form, Mentality, Premier League Odds and Trends

  • West Ham are undefeated in six of their last seven home meetings
  • West Ham has scored at least one goal in their previous nine home games
  • Southampton have won a mere two games in their previous 22 away trips
  • Southampton concede an average of 1.53 goals per game

Two Struggling Teams

West Ham occupying a top-five position in the EPL table is now a distant memory, as David Moyes and West Ham United have produced a mere five points from six Premier League games. Although they own a good excuse with several injuries, side-lining key players have unquestionably affected their recent performances.

On the bright side, the Hammers have shown promise at the London Stadium under all circumstances, where they've scored 16 goals this term, averaging two goals per game.

After collecting three points from their previous six fixtures, the pressure is rising for Ralph Hasenhuttl and his Southampton squad. A lackluster three wins this term leaves the Saints in 15th position, and if it weren't for their significant number of draws this season, they'd be a bottom three team.

Final Thoughts | Premier League Betting Picks

The betting value on the home side winning is higher than usual, given West Ham's recent form. With that said, Southampton has lost five of their eight away trips this term, giving West Ham an ideal chance of returning to the win column.

The Hammers have netted three goals in two of their last three home fixtures, finding this number of goals shouldn't seem too unlikely given the level of competition they'll be faced with.

Score Prediction: West Ham 3 – Southampton 1

EPL Pick: West Ham to Win ML (-120) [1.80] [1.20u wager returns +1u of profit] at Everygame

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