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Next Stoke Manager Betting Odds & Preview

Next Manager Betting & Transfers
Paul Lambert has paid the price for not being able to keep Stoke in the Premier League this season as he has parted ways with the club by mutual consent. Lambert was drafted in after the Potters gave Mark Hughes the boot in early January with the club struggling in the relegation zone. When Lambert joined the Potters, they were down in third-from-bottom and eventually they finished second-from-bottom and will be playing in the Championship next season. There have been rumours since the end of the season and about unrest in the dressing room and the club look as if they really need to have a major clear out. Lambert won’t be the one doing that as he departs having won just one game in charge of them. It appears that Stoke's ambition is to get a new manager in place as quickly as possible in order to give them plenty of time to prepare ahead of the new season. Sam Allardyce and David Moyes both left their positions with Everton and West Ham respectively during the week and not too surprisingly, their names will be linked with the Potters. In fact, David Moyes is the early 8/11 odds favourite at Bet Victor* (betting odds taken at 7:30 3 PM on May 18, 2018 to get the hot seat. The club will have to look for someone with that all-important Championship managerial experience after falling out of the top flight after a ten-year spell. Other names in early contention in the next Stoke manager betting odds market include Mick McCarthy, Nigel Pearson, Alan Pardew and Garry Monk.

Next Stoke manager betting odds*

David Moyes 8/11, Gary Rowett 2/1, Graham Potter 14/1, Mick McCarthy 16/1, Nigel Pearson 16/1, Alan Pardew 25/1, Chris Wilder 25/1, Garry Monk 25/1, Gordon Strachan 25/1, Lee Johnson 25/1, Tony Pulis 25/1, bar 33/1* (betting odds taken at 7:30 3 PM on May 18, 2018).
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Next Everton Manager Betting Odds & Preview

Next Manager Betting & Transfers
Everton have parted company with manager Sam Allardyce who spent just six months in charge of the Merseyside club. Allardyce was brought into the club to take over from Ronald Koeman who had a disastrous spell with the Toffees after a summer of big spending. Allardyce signed through to the end of next season but the former England manager took a lot of heavy criticism for the style of play that Everton adopted under him. So now once again Everton are on the hunt for a new manager and punters can sink their teeth into the next Everton manager betting market. An early favourite on the list of names to succeed Allardyce at Goodison Park is Marco Silva who is the 4/7 favourite at Ladbrokes* (Betting Odds taken at 7:26 p.m. on May 16th, 2018). The former Hull and Watford manager appeared to get wrapped up things with Everton this season which may have cost him his job at Vicarage Road. When Ronald Koeman was sacked by Everton during the season, Everton owner Farhad Moshiri clearly wanted to get Silva into the club. As speculation grew about Everton’s interest in Silva, Watford’s form dipped and the Portuguese subsequently got the sack from Vicarage Road. It was too late for the Toffees though who had already hired Allardyce. So will Everton get their man in the summer? The nearest option to him in terms of price is Paulo Fonseca who has also been linked as an early front-runner for the vacant West Ham job after David Moyes parted ways with the club. Fonseca has had successful spells at FC Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk but has no managerial experience in any of Europe’s top five leagues. Incidentally, former Everton boss David Moyes is trading as a 6/1 odds option* (Betting Odds taken at 7:26 p.m. on May 16th, 2018) in the market. Other names who have come up early they include former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri and former Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal.

Next Everton Manager betting odds*

Marco Silva 4/7, Paulo Fonseca 2/1, David Moyes 6/1, Claudio Ranieri 16/1, Louis van Gaal 16/1* (Betting Odds taken at 7:26 p.m. on May 16th, 2018)
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Southampton v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th May 2018

Southampton
Southampton v Manchester City Betting Tips - Premier League 13th May 3.00pm Southampton have a nine-point goal-difference advantage over Swansea having won at the Liberty Stadium in midweek. So they will be showing up at home on the weekend just trying to not get beaten heavily by the Champions. A point guarantees that they will be safe in the game. City signed off their home campaign in midweek with a comfortable win over Brighton.

Southampton News and Form

Southampton should be safe at the end of the season as long as their defence doesn’t collapse enormously. They would have to lose this and have Swansea beat Stoke on the final day, with the Welsh club needing to flip a nine-point goal difference disadvantage that they have against the Saints to beat Southampton to safety. That’s not likely to happen. Southampton only have a home record of W4 D7 L7 this season and they have won just one of their last ten at St Mary's. The lone success during that run of games did happen in their last home game when they beat Bournemouth at the back end of April. Southampton are unbeaten in their last four games W2 D2 so they have fought well when it has mattered most, including a win of huge importance over Swansea in midweek. Southampton have produced 20 goals in 18 home games this season and they will probably be thankful that Manchester City have already won the title and had their celebrations. They will be hoping that the Citizens will be taking the afternoon of. Just 29% of Southampton’s home games this season have gone under 2.5 goals but as this is Man City regardless of their focus over 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.). Southampton have the second-worst home record this season.

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City took a win at home over Brighton in their final home fixture of the season. That is a stretch of W4 D1 that they have put on the board and out on the road, they have won each of their last five. Overall their away record for the season stands at W15 D2 L1. They are still scoring freely with at least three goals netted in five of their last seven games played and in the bet365 correct score market a Manchester City 2-0 is at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.) the joint shortest-price along with a 2-1 success for them. The Citizens have netted at least three goals in each of their last five away games though and a Man City 3-0 is at 11/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.). They have averaged 2.4 goals per away game this season and have earned a clean sheet in 50% of their away games. They are on a seven-match scoring streak on their travels, unbeaten in six. City have already broken the record for most goals and most points in a single Premier League season.

Southampton v Manchester City Head to Head

Manchester City collected a 2-1 home win over the Saints earlier in the season making it back to back wins in the league over them. In the last five Premier League meetings between the two clubs, Southampton are W1 D1 L3 against the Citizens. Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings and the Saints are W2 D1 L2 in their last five home games against Manchester City.

Southampton v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 2/5, Draw 15/4, Southampton 6/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)

Southampton v Manchester City Predictions

Man City to win: The Citizens are just enjoying themselves at the moment and are still likely to be a threat in the match regardless. Southampton have done much better recently with their performances and just so they don’t sweat, just have to watch the goals against them. Away win and over 2.5 goals.
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Huddersfield v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th May 2018

Huddersfield
Huddersfield v Arsenal Betting Tips - Premier League 13th May 3.00pm All credit due for Huddersfield who were staring down the barrel of a tremendously difficult end of season run-in. But having picked up back to back draws on the road against Man City and then Chelsea, the Terriers have gotten themselves safe and can breathe a sigh of relief. Arsenal suffered a loss against Leicester in midweek and given their poor away form won’t be relishing this road game.

Huddersfield News and Form

The Terriers deserve a tremendous amount of credit. They would have looked at their final run in of games and would have felt a bit stressed out. But a surprise point at Man City last weekend was followed up by another great point at Stamford Bridge in midweek. That draw with Chelsea guaranteed Huddersfield's top flight status next season. So the Terriers can relax and it looks as if they have already been in a party mood. Their home form is at W6 D5 L7 for the season and they have won just one of their last four on home soil. They have struggled for goals recently with just the two netted in their last four and just because of the way that they have defended recently the temptation would be to go under 2.5 goals with BetVictor at 7/5 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:10 a.m.). There is a trend as their last four at home have gone under the goal line. Will they be bringing their A-game though? The Terriers have produced just sixteen goals in their eighteen home games this season bit defensively they haven’t been all that bad having conceded an average of 1.3 goals per game. There has been a clean sheet in 39% of their home games this term.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal have produced some terrible form away from the Emirates this season and that continued with a loss at Leicester on Wednesday. The Gunners have lost all of their seven away games in the league during 2018 in a shocking run. Overall they have just the three wins this season on the road (D4 L11) and their defence has been a shambles at times. They have been so good at home and so poor away from home so it’s such a strange season from them. Both teams to score at BetVictor is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:10 a.m.) for the game as the Gunners are capable of producing in attack and they are on a nine-match scoring streak in the top flight home and away combined. Each of their last ten games have finished above the 2.5 goals line and they have shipped at least two goals in each of their last four away from the Emirates. There has been a clean sheet for Arsenal in just 17% of their road games and are winless in eight on their travels and with no clean sheet in nine. This is Arsene Wenger's final action with the Gunners, will they give him a positive farewell?

Huddersfield v Arsenal Head to Head

Arsenal romped to a 5-0 home win over the Terriers at the Emirates earlier in the season making it back to backs wins for them over the Terriers. In the last four meetings, three of which were cup games, Arsenal are W3 D1. This season’s earlier meeting was the first league contest between them since the old Division 1 in 1972.

Huddersfield v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Arsenal 3/4, Draw 14/5, Huddersfield 10/3* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)

Huddersfield v Arsenal Predictions

Draw: The Terriers have really shown up well in such a difficult end of season run-in so full credit to them for their performances. If you throw in Arsenal’s poor away form this season then there should be a good chance for the Terriers to get a point.
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Swansea v Stoke Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th May 2018

Swansea
Swansea v Stoke Betting Tips - Premier League 13th May 3.00pm Swansea have to win this, hope that Southampton loses against Man City and on top of that have to make up a nine-point goal difference disadvantage that they have to the Saints. So survival doesn’t look likely. They would have to go out and win handsomely in this one but they look so poor going forward. Stoke are now bottom of the Premier League and appear to be a club in total disarray.

Swansea News and Form

Swansea needs a miracle to stay up. They are on a four-match losing streak at the moment and are winless in eight. They need to win this game and handsomely because they are trying to flip a nine-point goal difference disadvantage to Southampton. They would also need the Saints to lose on the final day who are hosting Man City. While Man City are capable of course of running up a few goals, Swansea just don’t have the firepower of their own having netted in just two of their last eight league games (two goals in total). They aren’t likely to come up with many goals. Their last two home games have seen them lose 1-0 and that is part of an overall record of W6 D3 L9 that they have at the Liberty Stadium for the season. They have tallied just the 16 league goals at home this season in their eighteen games played and only 33% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. Under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes is at 21/20 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:06 p.m.) and even though Swansea just have to throw the proverbial kitchen sink into the attack, it’s still hard to see them coming up with goals.

Stoke News and Form

Stoke’s season has been a disaster. They are heading down to the Championship and there appears to be some serious unrest inside the club. Stoke are running on a thirteen match winless streak at the moment in the league and they have scored just the thirteen goals all season on their travels. They have managed a clean sheet in just 17% of their away fixtures this season and have netted just one goal themselves in their last four. In the Ladbrokes correct score market a Swansea 1-0 is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:06 p.m.). They are not a side who are going to turn up with any kind of focus at all as they are just waiting to be put out of their misery at the end of the season and try and have a good clear out a rebuild. 65% of the goals that Stoke have conceded away from home have been in the second half of matches so maybe a half-time draw wouldn’t be a bad poke. They have conceded an average of just over two goals per game away from home this season and there may not even be any respite for them in this one.

Swansea v Stoke Head to Head

Swansea suffered a 2-1 defeat on their visit to Stoke back in December and that leaves them with just the one win in their last five league games against the Potters (D1 L3). So that’s not in their favour although they did take a 2-0 home win over Stoke last season. Three of the last four games between them have gone over 2.5 goals.

Swansea v Stoke Betting Odds*

Swansea 10/11, Draw 12/5, Stoke 3/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)

Swansea v Stoke Predictions

Swansea to win: May as well roll with the home side who have something to play for in this one. They look terribly toothless up front but should still manage to find a way past a Stoke side who are just a shambles. Home win.
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Tottenham v Leicester Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th May 2018

Leicester
Tottenham v Leicester Betting Tips - Premier League 13th May 3.00pm All of the pressure is off Tottenham’s shoulders now after picking up three home points against Newcastle in midweek which saw them lock in a Champions League place for next season. That saw them jump up into third and they just need to guarantee that they stay there. Leicester bust out of some really poor form in midweek as they delivered a big home win over Arsenal. That gives Leicester a confirmed top half of the table finish but boss Claude Puel still doesn’t look too secure in his job.

Tottenham News and Form

Spurs have secured a top four place and so there is nothing riding on this for them. They got over the line with a 1-0 win over Newcastle in midweek. Spurs have won all but one of their last seven at home now and with that kind of form, they will appeal to punters to win this as well. Tottenham’s last six wins on home soil have been with a clean sheet and Tottenham to win to nil at bet365 is at 7/5 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 p.m.) and should plenty of appeal for punters. Tottenham have earned a clean sheet in 56% of their home fixtures so far, shipping just the twelve goals. Going forward in attack they have almost returned an average of two per game and they are on a fifteen match scoring streak in the top flight at home. A Tottenham 2-0 option in the bet365 correct score market is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 p.m.). Harry Kane got the goal for them against Newcastle in midweek and even though since coming back from injury he hasn’t looked fit or sharp, he has scored in three of Tottenham’s last four games. Of the goals that Spurs have come up with at home this season, 63% of them have been in the second half of matches.

Leicester News and Form

Leicester snapped a run of poor form with a success over Arsenal in the weekend. The Foxes had taken just one point from five matches before taking a 3-1 win at the King Power over the Gunners on Wednesday. Overall this season Leicester's away form is just W5 D5 L8 so nothing great at all and they have lost their last two out on the road against Burnley and Crystal Palace. This season out on the road they have gone D1 L6 in their seven games against the current top eight so that doesn't bode well for them really. They did show some signs of looking more like their old selves in midweek, being quick and direct on the break. Both teams to score is at 7/10 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 p.m.). At no point of the season have the Foxes looked very good at the back though, but a half-time draw could be a decent proposition as the Foxes have been level at half-time in 12 for their 18 away games this season. This may well be a good, relaxed and penalty entertaining fixture at Wembley.

Tottenham v Leicester Head to Head

Leicester got themselves a great 2-1 home win over Spurs at the King Power earlier in the season. That leaves things even in the last five Premier League contests with two wins each and a draw. Spurs have failed to win their last two home games against the Foxes with a draw and a loss recorded. Both teams have scored in six of the last seven Premier League meetings.

Tottenham v Leicester Betting Odds*

Tottenham 2/11, Draw 6/1, Leicester 12/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)

Tottenham v Leicester Predictions

Tottenham to win: Spurs haven’t looked particularly sharp lately but they got over the finish line in getting a top-four finish. So that means that they can relax a bit and that could play its part in this being a high scoring game. Look for Tottenham to win & over 2.5 goals.
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West Ham v Everton Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th May 2018

West Ham
West Ham v Everton Betting Tips - Premier League 13th May 3.00pm The Hammers have managed to stay safe from the threat of relegation after what has been a difficult campaign for them. After some early wobbles of their own Everton have put together a strong finish to the season and can give themselves a pat on the back for a top ten finish.

West Ham News and Form

West Ham collected a good point from a Thursday night home draw against Manchester United. It wasn’t a great spectacle though. The Hammers have only taken the one win in their last six league games home and away combined but to be fair to them, in that sequence they faced four top six sides. West Ham’s home record this season is W6 D6 L6 and there’s not really been any consistency for them there as of late to speak of. The Hammers are W2 D2 L2 in their last six. But they haven't conceded in either of their last two league matches and West Ham to win to nil at Betfair is at 10/3 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.). You don't expect a lot of goals to come from West Ham and only 44% of their fixtures at home have made it above 2.5 goals. They have been level at half time in ten of their home fixtures so perhaps the half-time draw at Betfair is going to be worth considering as this does look as if it will be an evenly matched affair. Marko Arnautovic is their top scorer this season with a ten-goal haul and half of those were at home. It is hard to see a lot of quality being produced in this game of no importance.

Everton News and Form

Everton have done all right down the final stretch this season having remained unbeaten in their last five (D2 D3). They have only taken the one defeat in their last eight league fixtures and that was against Man City as well. They haven’t had a good season on the road through honestly with just a W3 D6 L9 record having been posted by them all season. however, the three wins that they have taken on the road have all been against sides currently sitting 10th or lower in the league just where West Ham. Four of Everton's last five games have ended under 2.5 goals so that is worth considering for this one. Under 2.5 goals at Betfair is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.). There has been fifteen away goals scored by the Toffees this season only and they have been really shaky at the back. They have conceded an average of 1.8 goals per away game while they have picked up a clean sheet in just 17% of games. It is the end of the season where nothing matters and there are two average sides meeting up. It may not be the greatest of spectacles.

West Ham v Everton Head to Head

Everton took a 4-0 win at Goodison Park when they hosted West Ham back in November and that leaves them undefeated in three against the London side. Everton took a clean sheet in each of those three games in that sequence as well. Everton just totally boss West Ham in the head to head as they have lost just one of their last twenty-two games against them. That’s a pretty sound record.

West Ham v Everton Betting Odds*

West Ham 11/8, Everton 2/1, Draw 9/4* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)

West Ham v Everton Predictions

Draw: Hard to see either of these being bothered by this game really so, therefore, it is hard to pick out a winner out of the pair. This should be a pretty relaxed affair and just settle on the draw as the outcome.
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Crystal Palace v West Brom Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th May 2018

Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace v West Brom Betting Tips - Premier League 13th May 3.00pm It was all out of West Brom’s hands in the end. They were relegated in midweek without kicking a ball as Southampton book a win over Swansea in a big survival battle at the Liberty Stadium. So the Baggies are down and they make a trip to Selhurst Park to face the in-form Crystal Palace whose surge of form saw them safe before the final day.

Crystal Palace News and Form

Crystal Palace are on a five-match undefeated streak of league form at the moment (W2 D3). They have produced some really positive stuff and have fired themselves up to mid-table safety. They can relax at Selhurst Park and are likely to go and express themselves just because they play a high-intensity game. Each of their last four at Selhurst Park have produced at least three goals so it’s worth a look at over 2.5 goals with William Hill for 17/20 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:10 a.m.). Palace have scored eight goals in their last two home games, a 3-2 success win over Brighton and a 5-0 over Leicester. They are on a five-match scoring streak at Selhurst Park but their defence can’t wholeheartedly be trusted, not for clean sheets anyway. Both teams to score may be worth a flutter in this one. Palace haven’t taken a clean sheet in any home game against a side currently in the bottom half of the table this season. Overall they have managed a clean sheet in just 17% of home fixtures. Wilfried Zaha has been spectacular for them since his return from injury and just is at the centre of everything that the Eagles come up with. He’s worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market.

West Brom News and Form

The Baggies almost pushed their survival hopes to the final weekend but it fell short in midweek as Southampton beat Swansea. Despite fighting back to go W3 D2 in their last five games, Southampton’s victory at Swansea in midweek relegated the Baggies. The Baggies have not taken an away win against any side currently sitting twelfth and lower. The Eagles are 11th heading into the weekend. There have been only the three wins on the road for West Brom this season and two of those have been in their last two games, both 1-0 successes at Manchester United and then Newcastle. In the William Hill correct score market the shortest priced option is a 1-1 draw at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:10 a.m.) while another 1-0 for West Brom would bring 12/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:10 a.m.). The Baggies have an overall away record of just W3 D4 L11 and they have tallied only the ten goals. They are, however, on an eight-match scoring streak home and away in the top flight. The improvement has just come too late for them. A half-time 0-0 may be worth looking at as the Baggies have been at the scoreline in sixteen matches this season in total.

Crystal Palace v West Brom Head to Head

Back in December when neither were in form there was a predictable 0-0 produced between them at the Hawthorns. In the last five Premier League meetings things are even between Crystal Palace and West Brom though with two wins each and a draw. West Brom did win this corresponding fixture last season 1-0. Four of the last five meetings have ended under 2.5 goals and both teams have scored in just one of those.

Crystal Palace v West Brom Betting Odds*

Crystal Palace 4/5, Draw 13/5, West Brom 10/3* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)

Crystal Palace v West Brom Predictions

Crystal Palace to win: It has been a great show of form from Crystal Palace to get themselves up the table and away from any danger. West Brom have to be feeling pretty deflated after they were resigned to the Championship next season. Despite West Brom's improved performances, back the Eagles to get the home win.
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Burnley v Bournemouth Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th May 2018

Burnley
Burnley v Bournemouth Betting Tips - Premier League 13th May 3.00pm It has been a fantastic season from Burnley and they can celebrate at the end of this as they will lock down a seventh-place finish in the table regardless of the outcome at Turf Moor on the weekend. Bournemouth have gotten themselves safe for the season and they will be able to relax and have the afternoon off too.

Burnley News and Form

Burnley have produced such a wonderful season and can just go out and enjoy their day at Turf Moor on Sunday. They have lost only one of their last six home fixtures in the Premier League (W2 D3) so are in good home form. Overall this season the Clarets have produced a W7 D5 L6 record at home. Burnley have hit the back of the net in all but one of their last six games at Turf Moor and both teams to score at bet365 is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 5:33 a.m. on May 10th, 2018). The Clarets have only lost one game to a side currently beneath them in the league table, which is a fantastic record. There haven't been a lot of goals around Turf Moor this season as Burnley have conceded 15 and scored 15 in their home fixtures. Only 28% of their home matches have made it above the 2.5 goal line. In total, they have taken a clean sheet in 39% of their home fixtures and of the goals that they have scored at home, 60% of them have been in the second half of matches. Six of their seven home wins were by a one-goal margin.

Bournemouth News and Form

The Cherries were on a run of three straight losses in the league and were winless in five before they banked a home win over Swansea last weekend. The Cherries have gotten themselves safe for the season after struggling so much over the first half of the term. Their away form isn’t great with no win in their last five road games (D2 L3) and their defence has been pretty questionable. In the bet365 correct score market, the 1-1 draw is at 11/2 is the shortest-priced option available there. Bournemouth have lost all but one of their seven away matches (W1) against sides currently in the top right and have only managed to win three times away from the Vitality all season long. They haven't taken a clean sheet in their last five road games, and have scored an average of less than a goal per game on the road. In total, Bournemouth's defence has managed to earn a clean sheet in just 17% of their road games this season in the top flight. Only three teams have conceded more goals than Bournemouth have in this season’s top flight going into the final weekend of action.

Burnley v Bournemouth Head to Head

In the season’s earlier meeting it was Burnley who came out on top with a 2-1 success at the Vitality Stadium. That means Burnley are 2-1 ahead from previous Premier League meetings against Bournemouth. In the overall head to head from the history between them, Burnley are 11-5 up with five drawn matches. Both teams have scored in each of the last five league meetings and Burnley have never lost a home game against the Cherries.

Burnley v Bournemouth Betting Odds*

Burnley 11/10, Draw 9/4, Bournemouth 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)

Burnley v Bournemouth Predictions

Burnley to win: Back the Clarets to enjoy their day at home at the end of the great season that they have had. Bournemouth can relax and the Cherries haven't been in the greatest of form lately and may just get picked off.
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Newcastle v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th May 2018

Newcastle
Newcastle v Chelsea Betting Tips - Premier League 13th May 3.00pm Chelsea didn’t do their top four hopes any favours by being held to a draw at home against Huddersfield in midweek. Now to finish in the Champions League spots they have to win this and hope that Liverpool loses at home to Brighton. So their chance may well have gone but they are facing a Newcastle side who have lost their last four games after being edged out by Spurs in midweek.

Newcastle News and Form

The Magpies have slipped down to a four-match losing sequence of form having gone down 1-0 at Tottenham in midweek. Three of their last four league losses have been by that 1-0 scoreline which may be worth eyeing up. Chelsea to win by a one-goal margin at Paddy Power is at 12/5 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.). The alternative would be to go and look at a Chelsea 1-0 correct score option which is at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.). Frankly, Chelsea don’t look very potent at all going forward so both options look pretty solid. Newcastle have come up with the one goal in their last four matches but their overall form at St James’ Park isn’t all that bad really. Before a surprise loss at home against West Brom in their last home fixture, the Magpies had put together a four-match winning streak and were unbeaten in seven at St James’ Park before a loss against West Brom in their last home fixture. Overall they are W7 D4 L7 for the season on home soil. They have beaten two of the current top six this season at home, having taken down Arsenal and Manchester United.

Chelsea News and Form

Chelsea are unbeaten in six, winning four of those but they screwed up a bit at home in a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield in midweek which saw their slim chances of getting into the top four get even narrower. They just don’t look to have much going in front of goal. They create good pressure in games but the end product really isn't there. They need a proven goalscorer. Chelsea have won each of their last three games away from home and all of those were by a one-goal margin. Chelsea are W10 D3 L5 for the season away from home. They have averaged 1.87 goals per game on their travels and 67% of their road games have ended over 2.5 goals. Given the way that both of these are going at the moment, this game doesn’t look like being a high scoring one. Under 2.5 goals at Paddy Power is at even money odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.). Chelsea can boast the fourth best defensive in the Premier League as it stands and the third best away record of all teams. They have to win this and hope that Liverpool loses at home against Brighton to sneak their way into fourth.

Newcastle v Chelsea Head to Head

The Blues hosted Newcastle twice this season at Stamford Bridge, beating the Magpies in the league meeting and in the FA Cup. Chelsea scored exactly three goals in both of those successes. Chelsea have gone W4 D1 in their last five games against the Magpies in all competitions while both teams have scored in three of the last four. There was a 2-2 draw between them in their last meeting at St James Park.

Newcastle v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Chelsea 1/2, Draw 3/1, Newcastle 6/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)

Newcastle v Chelsea Predictions

Chelsea to win: The Blues have good form going against Newcastle and have handled the Magpies well enough twice this season already. The Blues aren’t overly convincing but may be able to do enough against the Magpies.
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