The 24 teams who’ll contest next year’s Euros are now known and, whilst we’ll have to wait until December 12th to find out the groups, there’s plenty of Premier League action to enjoy whilst we’re waiting – starting with value-bets for Manchester City vs Liverpool, Spurs vs West Ham, and Crystal Palace vs Sunderland.
Manchester City vs Liverpool (Saturday 5.30)
City will probably need to win this to stay in top-spot at the end of the weekend, but they’ll be confident they can having won 4 of the last 5 renewals. Their recent home form has also been impressive, winning their last 5 home games 2-1, 5-1, 2-1, 5-1 and 6-1. A best-priced 7/10 for a City win looks fair, however the best-value bet looks to be the 12/5 that City win and both teams score. Despite 5 home wins on the trot, City have conceded a goal in each of those games, whilst Liverpool have also scored in 4 of their last 5 away games. Both teams have also scored in the last 3 renewals.
Manchester City to win and both teams to score @ 12/5 (Boylesports)
Spurs vs West Ham (Sunday 4.00pm)
The 11/2 available for West Ham to win at White Hart Lane stands out as the best-value bet of the whole weekend and, whilst there’s never any certainties, there are lots of reasons to back them. West Ham have won all 4 of their away games against top-half opposition so far this season, comprising of a 2-0 win at Arsenal, a 3-0 win at Liverpool, a 2-1 win at Manchester City, and a 3-1 win at Crystal Palace. They’ve also had plenty of success at White Hart Lane in recent seasons having drawn 2-2 there last-time, and winning their 2 visits there before that, 2-1 in the League Cup and 3-0 in the Premier League.
West Ham win @ 11/2 (Bet365, Betfred, BetVictor)
Crystal Palace vs Sunderland (Monday 8.00pm)
The teams have met just 4 times in recent seasons, and the two games last season between them produced two strange results as both games were won 3-1 by the away team. One of the games of the previous season also produced 5 goals, making the 12/5 for there to be more than 3.5 goals look a fun-bet for a Monday evening. Be warned that the other game in this period did finish 0-0 though.
More than 3.5 goals @ 12/5 (BetVictor)