Premier League Week 13 Betting Preview

Premier League Week 13 Betting Tips and Preview

After England’s successful international break, the Premier League returns for the 13th round of fixtures. As the league starts to fit into place, the top 5 are starting to drift away from the pack, whereas the bottom 7 are now threatening to be cut adrift. We have also seen our first managerial casualty of the season at Craven Cottage. Slavisa Jokanovic has been replaced by Claudio Ranieri, who will be hoping to be even half as successful as he was at Leicester.

The highlight of the weekend is Saturday night’s game between Tottenham and Chelsea. Check out Bet UK’s Tottenham v Chelsea betting tips and odds ahead of the London Derby, with the latest odds available on our online betting.

Brighton v Leicester City - Saturday 24th November at 3:00pm

Brighton fell to a 90th minute Sol Bamba goal at the Cardiff City stadium. Chris Hughton’s men had taken an early lead through Lewis Dunk but found themselves level and down to 10 men just half an hour later. Dale Stephens was dismissed for a reckless challenge that completely changed the complexion of the match. Cardiff dominated the game and Brighton can have no complaints about Bamba’s late winner.

On an emotional day at the King Power Stadium, Leicester were left frustrated after a 0-0 draw with Burnley. Leicester were by far the better side, but unfortunately found themselves against an in form Joe Hart. Rachid Ghezzal, Demarai Gray and Jamie Vardy all had good chances to score, but no one could find their way past Hart. James Madison remains out of the squad with a knee injury and it’s starting to become clear just how important he is for Leicester.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Under 2.5 goals

Neither of these sides produce a lot of goals, and with 2 tight defences this should be a close match.

Everton v Cardiff City - Saturday 24th November at 3:00pm

Everton started all 5 of their summer signings for the first time since the summer in a 0-0 draw with Chelsea. Yerry Mina started his first Premier League game following his £32 million move from Barcelona and impressed in the heart of the defence. It was Jordan Pickford who was the star of the show however. The England stopper commanded his area and kept Chelsea’s attackers at bay throughout the match. Going forward, Everton didn’t have the best of chances. This was against one of the league’s in form teams however, so Marco Silva won’t be too worried.

Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City grabbed a second win of the season with a 2-1 win over Brighton. The Bluebirds were fortunate that Brighton were reduced to 10 men, but their overall performance warranted the 3 points. Warnock has remained adamant that nothing is expected of his Cardiff players, but they continue to fight every week to give themselves a chance of remaining in the division. However if they are going to be playing top flight football next year, they need to start picking up some surprise results.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Everton to win and over 2.5 goals

Everton now have a fully fit starting XI, including an in form Richarlison. This should be a straightforward win for the Toffees.

Fulham v Southampton - Saturday 24th November at 3:00pm

Fulham find themselves bottom of the table after yet another defeat at Liverpool. 8 defeats in a row were enough to cost Slavisa Jokanovic his job, with Claudio Ranieri taking the reins at Craven Cottage. The former Leicester man has a job on his hands to get Fulham out of the rut that they find themselves in. Ranieri has over £100m worth of talent at his disposal, so it’s no surprise that Shahid Khan was expecting more than to be languishing in 20th place. A game against fellow strugglers Southampton gives Ranieri the perfect chance to get off to a winning start.

During the international break, it was announced that VAR would be coming to the Premier League at the start of the 2019/20 season. Southampton would have been wishing it had come a year earlier however as they missed out on a vital 3 points against Watford. Charlie Austin’s deflected strike was incorrectly ruled out for offside late on. The goal would have put Saints 2-0 up, likely settling the game after Manolo Gabbiadini’s opener. Instead, Watford scored a late equaliser and Southampton now sit in 17th.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Over 3.5 goals

Fulham have shown they can score goals this season. Although goals have dried up for Southampton, they might find some luck

Manchester United v Crystal Palace - Saturday 24th November at 3:00pm

After the latest Manchester derby, it’s abundantly clear that the power has shifted in Manchester. Jose Mourinho’s team were completely outclassed in every department at the Etihad, with many wondering how United can possibly compete with City. Anthony Martial scored again to give United a glimmer of hope after falling 2-0 down. As both teams pushed for a winner, Ilkay Gundogan confirmed that the 3 points would be staying with City. Manchester United remain 8th, 7 points outside the top 4. If they don’t make the Champions League this season, it's difficult to envision Jose Mourinho staying for another year.

Crystal Palace were unlucky to lose at home to Spurs, after having the better chances of the 2 sides. In horrible conditions at Selhurst Park, Juan Foyth scored the only goal for Tottenham in their 1-0 win. In the first half, neither side had a clear cut chance as the weather seemed to have a negative effect on both teams. The second half was more competitive and Palace should have scored. Alexander Sorloth had the best chance of the game, but saw his shot saved when 1 on 1. Palace are just one point above the relegation zone and now need to start picking up points.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Man United to win to nil

This might be the worst defensive start to a season since before the Fergie era, but Manchester United shouldn’t be worrying about conceding against low scoring Palace.

West Ham v Manchester City - Saturday 24th November at 3:00pm

Felipe Anderson continued his recent resurgence with a late equaliser at Huddersfield. The Hammers were behind after just 6 minutes and were lucky just to concede once in the opening 45. The introduction of Javier Hernandez in the second half gave West Ham the pace that they had been missing. The Mexican had a chance straight away but could only head onto the roof of the net after his initial shot was rebounded. The equaliser came after a low cross wasn’t cleared, eventually being fired home by Anderson for his 4th goal of the season.

Manchester City retained their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-1 win over rivals Manchester United. City favourites David Silva and Sergio Aguero both scored to put City comfortably 2-0 up just after the break. Anthony Martial’s penalty did give City a slight scare, but the 3 points were never in doubt. City’s performance was classic Guardiola, with 65% of the ball and nearly twice as many passes completed as United. City might have less points than this stage last season, but they look just as impressive.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Man City to win and both teams to score

West Ham might be scoring goals lately, but Manchester City are by far the best team in the league at the moment.

Bournemouth v Arsenal - Sunday 25th November at 1:30pm

After a promising start to the season, Bournemouth have now lost 2 games on the bounce against Manchester United and Newcastle. At St James’ Park, the Cherries were rocked by an early injury to Adam Smith, who was forced on a stretcher with a knee injury. By that point, Newcastle were already a goal ahead and took advantage of Bournemouth’s initial wobble after Smith had gone off. Jefferson Lerma pulled one back with his first goal for the club just before the break. In the second half, Bournemouth had a goal disallowed for offside and Jordan Ibe missed a golden opportunity. All in all, a draw might have been a fair result, but Bournemouth just couldn’t put together a final ball.

Arsenal were shocked by an early Wolves goal and looked like dropping to their first defeat since August. Granit Xhaka’s mistake gifted Wolves the ball just outside the Arsenal box, and Ivan Cavaleiro happily obliged to slip the ball past Bernd Leno. After their early mistake, Arsenal had most of the ball and the better of the chances. Even with the majority of the play, Arsenal left it late for their equaliser. Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s deep cross evaded everyone before finding the far corner of Rui Patricio’s net, to extend Arsenal’s unbeaten run to 16 games.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

BTTS in both halves

Both of these teams are amongst the highest scoring teams in the league so we could see some goals in this one.

Wolves v Huddersfield - Sunday 25th November at 4:00pm

Wolves were impressive at the Emirates after 3 Premier League games without a win. Arsenal looked too relaxed in the opening 45 and Wolves took full advantage. A high pressing midfield pressured Granit Xhaka into giving the ball away after 13 minutes, prompting a lightning fast Wolves attack to give them an early lead. Throughout the first half, Wolves counter attacks were consistently dangerous and they could have ran away with the game. Wolves rode their luck in the second half, but a late equaliser was still tough to take.

An early Alex Pritchard goal looked like inspiring Huddersfield to a second win of the season. But even after a dominant first half, Huddersfield could only manage a point. Pritchard’s goal came after 6 minutes, but the home side had already had chances up to that point. After the early goal, the Terriers should have been further ahead. Philip Billing hit the post from a cross before the inevitable West Ham pressure arrived. In the second half, Huddersfield were pinned back and eventually caved in. After failing to clear their lines, Felipe Anderson scored to keep Huddersfield in the bottom 3.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Wolves to win to nil

Wolves have the best defence outside the top 4 and Huddersfield have the worst goal scoring record in England. We expect the 3 points to stay at Molineux.

Burnley v Newcastle - Monday 26th November at 8:00pm

Burnley have Joe Hart to thank for their point at Leicester City. The former England keeper was in top form as he repeatedly denied Leicester’s front line. Jamie Vardy and Rachid Ghezzal had the best of the chances, but Hart was equal to everything that came his way. After a poor defensive start to the season, a third clean sheet of the season will be very welcome at Turf Moor. If Burnley can start scoring goals, then they might get back to the form that they showed early last season.

After Newcastle’s worst ever start to a top flight campaign, 2 wins on the bounce have quickly turned fortunes around at St James’ Park. Summer signing Salomon Rondon finally scored his first Premier League goals for the club, after previously scoring in the League Cup. His second goal in particular showcased exactly what Newcastle have been missing. A thundering header from Kenedy’s left wing cross gave Asmir Begovic no chance as Newcastle eased into a 2-0 lead. Newcastle defended well in the second half, despite Jamaal Lascelles absence. The return of their captain, as well as Jonjo Shelvey, gives Rafa Benitez some selection headaches this week.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Under 1.5 goals

Newcastle’s games see the lowest amount of goals in the league and Burnley are hardly prolific scorers. One goal should nick this for either side.

*All odds from Bet UK’s online sportsbook correct at the time of writing

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