Premier League betting picks, tips & odds for New Years weekend
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With the festive Premier League fixtures over, it’s on to 2022. The title race looks like it’s about to be over, if not already, as Manchester City run away with things at the top.
There’s still a long way to go, however, with Champions League places up for grabs and a relegation battle that still needs a little more clarity. COVID-19 postponements, which have left some teams with multiple games in hand, are making things more difficult to manage.
The January transfer window will also be one to watch as clubs look to improve their squads and fill in the gaps for a second-half push. Teams like Newcastle and Manchester United are expected to do some big business in the winter window, while Arsenal and Everton could also be busy as they push for higher finishes.
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Here’s a look at what’s to come this weekend as the schedule turns to 2022.
Premier League matchday 21 odds and lines
Odds courtesy of DraftKings
2.5 Total objectives
against Man City
|MCI -190||+360||ARS +500||ARS +0.5 (+165)
MCI -0.5 (-190)
|-170 / +140||-150 / +115|
|January 1st||Watford versus
|TOT -165||+320||WAT +450||WAT +0.5 (+140)
TOT -0.5 (-160)
|-130 / +105||-135 / +105|
|January 1st||C. Palais vs.
|WHU +130||+255||CRY +210||CRI +0.5 (-150)
WHU -0.5 (+130)
|-120 / -105||-150 / +115|
|January 2||Everton versus
|BIS +165||+235||SLEEP +175||SLEEP +0.5 (-190)
BIS -0.5 (+165)
|+120 / -150||-115 / -115|
|January 2||Brentford versus
|AVL +140||+230||BRE +215||BRE +0.5 (-155)
AVL -0.5 (+140)
|+110 / -135||-125 / +100|
|January 2||Leeds versus
|LEE +110||+265||BUR +245||LEE -0.5 (+105)
BUR +0.5 (-120)
|-115 / -110||-140 / +105|
|January 2||Chelsea versus
|LIV +145||+250||CHE +185||CHE +0.5 (-170)
LIV -0.5 (+145)
|-125 / +100||-170 / +130|
|January 3||United man
|MUN -175||+300||WOL +550||MUN -0.5 (-170)
WOL +0.5 (+150)
|-105 / -120||-105 / -125|
How to watch the Premier League in the United States
Premier League matches are broadcast in the United States on NBCUniversal (NBC, USA Network, Telemundo and Universo) and its streaming service Peacock. NBCSN ceased operations effective January 1, 2022.
Premier League matches on NBC and USA Network will be broadcast on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app for authenticated cable, satellite or telco subscribers.
- Appointment: From Friday August 13, 2021 to Sunday May 22, 2022
- TV Channels (United States): NBC, USA Network, CNBC (select games)
- Television in Spanish: Telemundo, Universo (some matches)
- Diffusion: NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock
TV matches can also be streamed live on fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial for new users.
|Dated||Match||Time (ET)||TV channels||Diffusion|
|Sat Jan 1||Leicester City v Norwich||Postponed|
|Sat Jan 1||Arsenal v Man City||7:30||USA network, Universo||fuboTV|
|Sat Jan 1||Watford v Tottenham||10:00 a.m.||USA network, Universo||fuboTV|
|Sat Jan 1||C. Palace v West Ham||12:30 p.m.||USA network, Universo||fuboTV|
|Sun 2 January||Southampton v Newcastle||Postponed|
|Sun 2 January||Everton v Brighton||9h00||American network, Telemundo||fuboTV|
|Sun 2 January||Brentford v Aston Villa||9h00||–||peacock|
|Sun 2 January||Leeds United v Burnley||9h00||–||peacock|
|Sun 2 January||Chelsea v Liverpool||11:30 a.m.||American network, Telemundo||fuboTV|
|Monday January 3||Man United against Wolves||12:30 p.m.||USA network, Universo||fuboTV|
Premier League New Year betting tips and choices
Last week: 0-3
Season review: 5-4 (+2.66 units, each bet 1 unit )
Last week, three picks all came woefully close to hitting before they fell apart. Tottenham were offered a man’s opportunity against Southampton but couldn’t find a way, while Liverpool and Chelsea both fell to disappointing results against weaker opponents. We put it in the trash and move on.
Pick: Tottenham -1 Asian Handicap against Watford (+110)
The less is tempting here too, since these two teams have historically played low scoring matches. But this Watford side are in shambles, scoring 15 goals on a five-game losing streak. Harry Kane is in great shape, scoring in three straight games, and Spurs are also on a roll, with seven unbeaten scores in the league.
With games against Norwich and Newcastle in the next two, Watford has bigger games on the horizon. Antonio Conte should know how to tear up the Hornets. Watford notched a consolation strike in each of the five games in the losing streak, but the odds are not enough to make the support from both teams worth it.
Pick: Both teams will NOT score Leeds-Burnley (+105)
This week there are a slew of tied competitions that are too close to be announced, and with perhaps more predictable matches at Leicester-Norwich and Southampton-Newcastle wiped from the table due to COVID-19 postponements, this requires to move more cautiously.
Leeds United against Burnley is a six-point relegation game, with the two teams being 16th and 18th respectively. Neither manager will want to fall flat in this game, but both teams have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 postponements. We’ve seen how the layoffs have affected teams negatively, and Burnley looked extremely rusty in net against Man United after three consecutive deferrals, despite a defensive giveaway.
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So, with Leeds not having played since December 18, it can be assumed that the usually dangerous Marcelo Bielsa squad could suffer a temporary regression in goals. Also taking into account that at least one team have achieved a clean sheet in five of the last 10 games between these two clubs, and it’s easy to see that this one is a defensive fight.
Picks: Double Chance for Wolves (Win / Draw) & Under 2.5 (+205)
It will be interesting to know how far the odds of this parlay game are heading before the kickoff on Monday, as there are several reasons to believe that this is a more likely scenario than the current count. indicates it.
Manchester United have been poor in the third striker under Ralf Rangnick. The Red Devils only managed one goal against struggling defensively at Crystal Palace, Norwich and Newcastle, all clubs in the lower half of Premier League goals conceded – or in the case of the last two, level at the bottom. Rangnick can’t seem to find the right mix of players up front, and his tactics are ill-suited to United’s best creative force, Bruno Fernandes, who is stuck on the wing in a 4-4-2 that doesn’t. has no No. ten.
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On the other hand, Wolves have every chance of keeping United locked up in search of a result. Wolves have conceded just 14 goals this season, second in the Premier League, tied with second-placed Chelsea behind leaders Man City who conceded 12. Under Bruno Lage, Wolves have conceded several goals in a game only twice all season long, in 2-0 losses to Brentford and Crystal Palace, two teams who like to play high-scoring games.
Additionally, Wolves appear poised for an upset from Manchester United. Since Wolves’ return to the Premier League in 2018, these clubs have met 10 times in all competitions, with Wolves winning two, drawing four and losing four. All four losses came with a one-goal margin, and Wolves have conceded multiple goals just once in those 10 games.
Everything points to a low-scoring Wolves result.
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