5 Premier League video games for the weekend have already been sorted out on account of COVID-19 outbreaks on the membership as followers have been robbed of a number of entertaining video games, however the remainder are going as deliberate for now.

Whereas the Saturday desk focuses extra on the groups combating in the midst of the desk, the checklist of video games on Sunday is certain to thrill any Premier League fan. Tales abound, prime groups are concerned, and gamers attempt to make their mark on the meat and potatoes of the vacation season.

Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis face relegation contenders in Newcastle and will they emerge victorious Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal must sustain. The Gunners will likely be examined with a full of life however skinny group from Leeds United, whereas Chelsea and Liverpool will battle groups battling for a European place on Sunday.

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Premier League matchday 18

date recreation Time (ET) TV channel Streaming
Sat, Dec. 18 Manchester United v Brighton Postponed
Sat, Dec. 18 Watford vs. Crystal Palace Postponed
Sat, Dec. 18 West Ham vs. Norwich Metropolis Postponed
Sat, Dec. 18 Aston Villa vs. Burnley 10 am NBCSN, universe fuboTV
Sat, Dec. 18 Southampton vs. Brentford Postponed
Sat, Dec. 18 Leeds United versus Arsenal 12:30 pm NBC, universe fuboTV, peacock
Solar, Dec. 19 Everton vs. Leicester Metropolis Postponed
Solar, Dec. 19 Wolves versus Chelsea 9 am USA community, universe fuboTV
Solar, Dec. 19 Newcastle vs. Manchester Metropolis 9:15 a.m. NBCSN fuboTV
Solar, Dec. 19 Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool 11:30 a.m. peacock

Premier League betting odds, strains, suggestions

Listed below are the strains, spreads, and totals for all 5 video games on the slate with suggestions and predictions for 3 of them:

Aston Villa vs. Burnley

  • Cash line: Aston Villa -135 / tie +295 / Burnley +370
  • Unfold: Aston Villa -0.5 (-130) / Burnley +0.5 (+115)
  • O / U 2.5 whole targets: Over -115 / Underneath -105
  • Each groups meet: Sure +360 / No -550

Leeds United versus Arsenal

  • Cash line: Leeds +300 / tie +285 / Arsenal -115
  • Unfold: Arsenal -0.5 (-115) / Leeds +0.5 (+100)
  • O / U 2.5 whole targets: Over -140 / Underneath +120
  • Each groups meet: Sure +285 / No -425

These two groups go into this recreation in fully reverse kind. Arsenal have discovered a transfer, maybe a case of AubamEwing idea, as the previous captain has been banned from the squad in the interim. He will not be accessible for the third recreation in a row however Arsenal have appeared superb with out him to this point. Arsenal appeared constantly comfy of their spectacular midweek win in opposition to West Ham.

Leeds, in the meantime, are in horrible form, the squad is exhausted and what comes after their worst Premier League lack of all time, 7-0 to Man Metropolis. With only one win since October, Leeds have conceded 12 targets of their final three video games. Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips and Robin Koch are all injured, and supervisor Marcelo Bielsa has not been capable of substitute them efficiently.

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Traditionally, Arsenal haven’t misplaced in any competitors to Leeds United since a Premier League loss in direction of the top of the 2002/03 season – Arsenal’s final league defeat till October 2004 because of the Invincibles aspect, as we all know. That is an unbeaten run of 10 video games for the Gunners versus their opponents this weekend.

Given the form of Arsenal, the form of their opponents and historic kind, it is a marvel Arsenal aren’t a troublesome favourite. Folks have to like betting in opposition to the Gunners.

  • Select: Arsenal Cash Line (-115)
  • Forecast: Leeds 1, Arsenal 2

Wolves versus Chelsea

  • Cash line: Wolves +500 / Draw +320 / Chelsea -175
  • Unfold: Chelsea -1 (+105) / Wolves +1 (-120)
  • O / U 2.5 whole targets: Over +110 / below -135
  • Each groups meet: Sure +115 / No -150

Chelsea have few attacking abilities within the face of the current COVID-19 outbreak. Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi are anticipated to overlook a second recreation in a row with optimistic exams, whereas Kai Havertz was out with a non-COVID sickness in the midst of the week. Add in a single for long-term harm absentee Ben Chilwell and the sooner optimistic check for Mateo Kovacic, and the blues are abruptly skinny in areas that had been thought-about a place of energy simply weeks earlier than.

The Blues have additionally had combined outcomes in opposition to Wolves in current historical past, failing to win three of their final six league video games, together with two 2-1 defeats at Molineux throughout that interval and a 0-0 draw of their final outcome again in January.

Regardless that Wolves have not been at their finest with only one win within the final 5 years, they nonetheless know easy methods to defend themselves. Whereas they cannot rating, they’ve solely conceded two targets of their final six video games, together with only one every in opposition to Liverpool and Manchester United, two groups identified for his or her attacking energy. The house crowd will buzz for a outcome. Anticipate Chelsea to face robust luge with the hosts able to taking some extent.

  • Select: Wolves or a tie and below 2.5 whole targets (+205)
  • Forecast: Wolves 1, Chelsea 1

Newcastle vs. Manchester Metropolis

  • Cash line: Newcastle +1 400 / Draw +650 / Man Metropolis -525
  • Unfold: Man Metropolis -2 (-105) / Newcastle +2 (-110)
  • O / U 3 targets in whole: Over -135 / Underneath +115
  • Each groups meet: Sure +115 / No -150

Tottenham vs. Liverpool

  • Cash line: Tottenham +475 / Tie +340 / Liverpool -175
  • Unfold: Liverpool -0.5 (+115) / Tottenham +0.5 (-135)
  • O / U 3 targets in whole: Over +110 / below -130
  • Each groups meet: Sure -145 / No +110

Liverpool have gained their final seven video games in opposition to Tottenham in all competitions, together with the well-known Champions League last in 2019. Every of those video games had lower than 4 targets in whole and all however one lower than three targets in whole. Nonetheless, the worth isn’t included within the whole the place you see minus odds beneath 3. And Liverpool are too harmful to guess forward of time. As an alternative, the worth is on the clean sheet.

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Liverpool have solely conceded two targets in opposition to Spurs of their seven-game profitable streak over their opponents, however current historical past has been on the Reds’ aspect. Spurs will likely be rusty having solely performed two video games since Thanksgiving, with three league video games and one European recreation postponed. Spurs have overwhelmed up dangerous groups this season however have minimal return in opposition to “prime 6” groups apart from beating Man Metropolis 1-0 on the season’s opening day.

Liverpool have solely obtained one league aim since dropping to West Ham in early November. It is a wholesome Liverpool group in good condition. Journey the wave.

  • Select: Liverpool win to zero (+160)
  • Forecast: Tottenham 0, Liverpool 2

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