Premier League Match Predictions: Matchday 16
Matchday 16 of the English Premier League is about to unravel, and we bring you a preview of all the scheduled matches for the weekend, together with the best betting tips.
Bournemouth vs Liverpool
The round takes off with Bournemouth hosting the match against Liverpool. In the last five matches between the two sides, each time we saw more than 2.5 goals scored. True enough, both clubs like to showcase attacking prowess, which is very relevant for Liverpool. Bournemouth, meanwhile, allowed at least one goal in the last nine matches, which is an easy indication of Liverpool’s advantage, possible with three or more goals by the 90th-minute mark.
Burnley FC vs Brighton
While Burnley and Brighton might not be the best match of the weekend. Both Sean Dyche and Chris Hughton implement defense-heavy tactics, who want to protect their own goal first, then attack second. Their history tells us that six of the seven last matches between the sides finished with under 2.5 goals. Burnley has an 8-game drought, while the Seagulls have three in which they haven’t lost. Under 2.5 goal is the best bet where, with a draw as the presumable outcome.
West Ham vs Crystal Palace
One Local derby at London Stadium is about to see hosts West Ham face Crystal Palace. Recent stats tell us that there will be no shortage of goals when the two clubs meet. In addition, West Ham’s past games also suggest bets on over 2.5 goals and steering clear of the final outcome.
Arsenal vs Huddersfield
Arsenal’s players and fans feel like they got robbed of two points against Manchester United, rather than sharing a point each with the Red Devils. Their next fixture against Huddersfield will surely see an Arsenal team hungry for the three points. The difference in quality might be too much for the visiting team.
Cardiff City vs Southampton
After sacking Hughes, Southampton heads to Cardiff City Stadium to meet with Cardiff City, whose matches at home are exceptionally better than their matches away. The Saint’s haven’t won in the last 9, and we doubt their triumph here as well. A double chance Cardiff or draw is what you should be looking at here, but because of the low returns, we advise that you bet on Cardiff with under 2.5 goals.
Manchester United vs Fulham
Manchester United is now battling a spot at the Europa League if the can. After all the recent meltdown, Mourinho’s boys have to play one match at their expected level. Since Fulham is a team that can lack quality at times, we can assume to see United in their best shape. We suggest a bet on United to win with a handicap of -1.5.
Leicester City vs Tottenham
A contest between Leicester City and Tottenham won’t disappoint. There aren’t many calculations when the two sides face each other. Foxes didn’t lose in 7 straight, while Tottenham struggles to find consistency as they chase down City and Liverpool. Now, having in mind the offensive possibilities of both teams, we suggest both teams scoring as the top pick.
Newcastle vs Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton heads to St. James’ Park to face Newcastle. Expect a defensive match, with a low possibility of predicting who is going to win. But efficiency-wise, there is no question that under 2.5 goals is the best bet here.
Everton vs Watford
Everton and Watford cap off Matchday 16. This is the match between level teams, with only three points separating the two. The Hornets are coming into this match after three losses, while the other side plays low-scoring matches. Four consecutive ended with under 2.5 goals, but it’s more realistic to see a balance here, between 2 and 3 goals.