First round-2021 of the Premier League which was again hit by several positive outbreaks from Covid19 and which risks stopping in January for a couple of weeks.
EVERTON – WEST HAM
Fourth against tenth: Ancelotti’s team comes from 4 victories in the last 5 while that of Moyes from 3 draws and 1 defeat in the last 4. Furthermore, the hosts are more rested having not played last round due to the covid problems of the Manchester City. So let’s go confidently on sign 1.
MANCHESTER UNITED – ASTON VILLA
Second against fifth. Red Devils struggled in the last match, winning only 1-0 in the final against Wolves while the Villans drew at Chelsea without disfiguring. For this we try to trust the guests and without risking too much we go to the double chance out X2.
TOTTENHAM – LEEDS
Seventh against eleventh: Spurs who have a few more days of rest not having played the derby against Fulham due to covid. Mourinho’s boys must redeem themselves as they have scored only one victory in the last 5 official races. On the other hand, Bielsa’s men come from 5-0 to the WBA which confirmed the ultra-offensive attitude of this team. We like the idea of the goal + over combo.
CRYSTAL PALACE – SHEFFIELD
Fifteenth against last in the standings. Both teams have only collected the crumbs in the last 5 days. Furthermore, the guests are the only team that has not yet won in this championship. We expect a very careful match on a defensive level on both sides. Let’s try the under 2.5.
BRIGHTON – WOLVES
This is the most balanced match of the whole day in the premier. Hosts who have not won in 7 official matches. Guests who away have only collected one victory in the last four, however. Difficult to unbalance one or the other team, so let’s go to the dry X following the indications of the market.
WEST BROM – ARSENAL
Thirteenth against penultimate: on the one hand there are the baggies who have not won in 6 games and who have conceded 9 goals in the last 3 games, confirming by far the worst defense in the league with 35 goals conceded. On the other hand, there is an Arsenal in recovery with 2 victories in a row and a potential that is just waiting to be expressed at 100%. Let’s try the victory of the handicapped gunners.
BURNLEY – FULHAM
Sixteenth against third from last in a very delicate match for the hot zone of the standings. Hosts who come from a gold win in the direct clash against Sheffield. Guests who are struggling with several cases of covid. We avoid the 1 × 2 in a race that is difficult to predict but we go on the over cards given that with 31 yellow and 2 red the cottagers are the premier’s most punished team.
NEWCASTLE – LEICESTER
Fourteenth against third: the megpeis have not won in 5 games but last round they managed to stop leaders Liverpool at 0-0. Foxes who come from two draws with goals against Manchester United and Crystal Palace. We believe that the home side’s defense can also stem the Leicester attack. So let’s try the under 2.5.
CHELSEA – MANCHESTER CITY
Teams paired with 26 points close to the champions zone. Chelsea with only one win in their last 6 official matches. Guests who have not lost in 10 games in a row and who have had more rest than the blues, having missed the match against Everton. Precisely this extra rest in a calendar as compressed as the English one in the Christmas holidays, prompts us to predict uil 2 dry.
SOUTHAMPTON – LIVERPOOL
We close with the leaders who flies home to the ninth saints in the standings. Both teams come from 3 draws in the last 5 games and specifically in the last round both Southampton and Liverpool ended their match 0-0. The fatigue of playing every 2 or 3 days on makes you feel. We expect another match from under.