2016/2017 EPL Week 27 Preview

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It is another huge week in the English Premier League and every single game is set to be a very interesting contest from a betting perspective.

Liverpool and Arsenal face off in what is arguably the best game of the weekend, but the most hotly-contested game could take place at the Olympic Stadium when West Ham host Chelsea.

Throw in interesting games involving Leicester City, Manchester United and Stoke City and there is plenty of money to be made this weekend!

Manchester United Vs Bournemouth

Saturday 4 March, 11:30am, Old Trafford

Manchester United 1 - Bournemouth 1

Manchester United return to English Premier League action after winning the League Cup last weekend.

Manchester United are really starting to play some quality football and Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been in simply sparkling form.

It is no surprise that Manchester United will go into this clash as clear favourites and they remain a losing betting proposition as home favourites – they have won only 10 of their past 18 games in this scenario.

Bournemouth have fallen in a hole in the second half of the season and they have now lost four games on the trot.

They have won only three of their past 15 games as away underdogs and are impossible to trust from a betting standpoint, while they continue to leak goals on a regular basis.

It has been all about Ibrahimovic for Manchester United in 2017 and he should lead his team to victory, but there is no value in the current betting market.

No Bet

Leicester City Vs Hull City

Sunday 5 March, 2:00am, King Power Stadium

Leicester City 3 - Hull City 1

Leicester City made an impressive start to their new life without Claudio Ranieri with a victory over Liverpool and they will go into this clash with Hull City as clear favourites.

The Foxes ended a five-game losing streak in the English Premier League to beat Liverpool and they have now won eight of their past 13 games as home favourites for a narrow profit.

Hull City started the English Premier League season with a win over Leicester City and they have played some decent football in the past month.

The problem for Hull City has been winning away from home and they have won just one of their 13 games on the road this season.

It really would not surprise if the victory over Liverpool was the start of a winning run for Leicester City and they should be able to make it two wins on the trot.

Back Leicester City To Win @ $1.83

Stoke City Vs Middlesbrough

Sunday 5 March, 2:00am, Britannia Stadium

Stoke City 2 - Middlesbrough 0

Stoke City were handed a football lesson by Tottenham last weekend, but they will still go into this clash with Middlesbrough as clear favourites.

Stoke City are always tough to break down in front of their home fans and they have won five of their nine games as home favourites this season for a narrow profit.

Middlesbrough have one of the best defences in the English Premier League, but scoring goals has turned into a real problem and they have scored only three goals in their past eight EPL games.

They have won only one of their 12 games as away underdogs this season, but they have been able to take a point from six of these games.

This is a game that Stoke City really should be able to win and they are genuine value at their current price of $1.95.

Back Stoke City To Win @ $1.95

Swansea City Vs Burnley

Sunday 5 March, 2:00am, Liberty Stadium

Swansea City 3 - Burnley 2

This is a crucial game for Swansea City as three points will help them stay out of the relegation zone for another week.

Swansea were beaten by Chelsea last weekend, but there was still plenty to like about their performance and they have been excellent under Paul Clement.

Liberty Stadium has been a happy hunting ground for Swansea City this season and they have won five of their past nine games as home favourites for a clear profit.

Burnley took a point from their clash with Hull City last weekend, but they are still yet to win a game away from home this season.

They have taken just two points from their 12 games away from home this season and it is tough to see that changing this weekend.

Swansea City are another favourite that should be able to get the job done.

Back Swansea City To Win @ $1.91

Watford Vs Southampton

Sunday 5 March, 2:00am, Vicarage Road

Watford 3 - Southampton 4

Southampton missed out on their chance to claim silverware when they went down to Manchester United in the League Cup Final, but they will still go into this clash with Watford as clear favourites.

The Saints’ English Premier League form has not been anything to write home about in 2017 and their record as away favourites is not impressive – they have won just four of their past ten games in this scenario.

Watford have struggled for consistency in the EPL this season, but they have claimed seven points from their past four games in the competition and they secured a point against West Ham last weekend.

The Hornets have won three of their past eight games as home underdogs for a clear profit and they are a side that is tough to beat in front of their home fans.

Watford are capable of recording an upset victory over Southampton and they are genuine value at the current price of $3.60.

Back Watford To Win @ $3.60

West Bromwich Albion Vs Crystal Palace

Sunday 5 March, 2:00am, The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion 0 - Crystal Palace 2

West Bromwich Albion have been in excellent form in the English Premier League in recent weeks and they go into this clash with Crystal Palace as clear favourites.

The Baggies have been very tough to beat at The Hawthorns this season and they have won seven of their past 11 games as home favourites for a clear profit.

Crystal Palace secured a crucial three points with a win over Middlesbrough, but they have still won just two of their past eight games in the EPL.

Their record away from home is not particularly strong and they have won just three of their past 16 games as away underdogs for a clear loss.

West Bromwich Albion should be able to win again and they are one of the best value betting plays of the weekend.

Back West Bromwich Albion To Win @ $2.10

Liverpool Vs Arsenal

Sunday 5 March, 4:30am, Anfield

Liverpool 3 - Arsenal 1

This is the match of the weekend in the English Premier League and is a crucial clash for both sides.

Liverpool suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Leicester City earlier this week, but they will still go into this clash with Arsenal as clear favourites.

Anfield has delivered Liverpool some positive results this season, but they have still not been a profitable betting play as home favourites and they have drawn six of their games in this scenario.

Arsenal have not played in the English Premier League for almost three weeks and have not been in action since their win over Sutton United in the FA Cup.

The Gunners are yet to win a game as away underdogs this season, but they have drawn two of their past four games in this scenario.

There really isn’t a great deal between these two teams and the $3.50 on offer for the stalemate is genuine value.

Back The Draw @ $3.50

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Everton

Monday 6 March, 12:30am, White Hart Lane

Tottenham 3 - Everton 2

This is another interesting fixture between two teams that are in excellent form.

Tottenham dismantled Stoke City last weekend and they will go into this clash with Everton as clear favourites.

Winning at White Hart Lane has not been an issue for Tottenham this season and they have won 12 of their past 16 games as home favourites this season.

Everton have not lost a game in the English Premier League in 2017 and they are one of the form teams in the competition.

One metric in which they have struggled is as away underdogs – they have won just one of their past nine games in this scenario for a clear loss.

The past three games between these teams have been drawn, but Tottenham can beat their rivals this weekend.

Back Tottenham To Win @ $1.65

Sunderland Vs Manchester City

Monday 6 March, 3:00am, Stadium Of Light

Sunderland 0 - Manchester City 2

Manchester City are one of the shortest-priced favourites in the English Premier League this season and really should be too good for a struggling Sunderland.

Manchester City have won nine of their past 15 games as away favourites, but they have still not been a winning betting proposition in this scenario.

Sunderland have won just one of their past eight games and Jermaine Defoe remains the only bright spot in what is a very poor team.

They have won just two of their past 11 games as home underdogs and they are impossible to trust from a betting standpoint.

This is a clash that the market looks to have got just about right and I am more than happy to stay out.

No Bet

West Ham United Vs Chelsea

Tuesday 7 March, 7:00am, Olympic Stadium

There is no love between the West Ham United and Chelsea.

Chelsea continued their path to the English Premier League title with a win over Swansea City and they will go into this clash as dominant favourites.

They have won nine of their past 13 games as away favourites for a clear profit and they continue to be a positive betting play this season.

West Ham have played some decent football in 2017, but this is one of their toughest tests in recent months and they have generally struggled against the biggest teams in the competition this season.

They have won just one of their past six games as home underdogs and it is tough to see them beating Chelsea.

Chelsea should be able to record another comfortable victory.

Back Chelsea To Win To Nil @ $2.75