The battle for second place is Saturday, as Manchester City host Leicester. And a potential critical fixture for fourth place is Sunday, with Tottenham welcoming Chelsea to Wembley.
Premier League Matchday 18 Lines
|Saturday, December 21st|
|Everton +135||Draw +270||Arsenal +185|
|Norwich +275||Draw +275||Wolves -107|
|Brighton +125||Draw +225||Sheffield +240|
|Aston Villa +135||Draw +265||Southampton +185|
|Newcastle +150||Draw +215||Crystal Palace +200|
|Bournemouth +130||Draw +230||Burnley +215|
|Manchester City -265||Draw +425||Leicester +650|
|Sunday, December 22nd|
|Watford +310||Draw +290||Manchester United -122|
|Tottenham +138||Draw +165||Chelsea +185|
Odds & Ends
- Everton look decent under Duncan Furgeson. Arsenal are a disaster with a caretaker manager on his way out. Can’t believe this is where we are after the past couple of months but the Toffees at +135 is a good get.
- Man U supporters won’t like this, but that draw line (+290) at Watford is fishy. United should win, but a 2-2 draw seems like where the oddsmakers are leaning.
- Is second place Leicester really +650 at third place Man City? Yes. That’s a massive number for a squad as quality as the Foxes. City may roll, but stay away from this one.
- Another headscratcher for another reason: Spurs vs Chelsea. Tottenham should be heavier favorites, but they’re only +138. Don’t be surprised if Chelsea rebound and pull out a 2-1 type win.