Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool all won again on Matchday 14 to keep the Premier League title race well and truly alive. The games come thick and fast over the festive period, and the top of the table could be looking very different come January.
This weekend Chelsea faces the biggest test with a short journey across London to face West Ham. Liverpool travels to Molineaux to take on a difficult Wolves side, and Manchester City faces relegation candidates Watford.
If you’re unsure about what markets to bet on this Matchday, you can read on to see my analysis and check out our Premier League Betting Guide. You can always hit me up on Twitter @AlexJBlowers for advice, your picks, and thoughts on what’s happening in the world of soccer.
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Let’s take a look at the 2021-22 Premier League Matchday 14 Betting Lines, Analysis, and Tips.
PREMIER LEAGUE GUIDES
PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHDAY 14 ROUNDUP
BERNARDO SILVA SCORES GOAL OF THE SEASON CONTENDER
You’ll struggle to see a better counter-attacking goal this season. Manchester City cuts through Aston Villa with ease, and Bernardo Silva‘s finish is emphatic. The Portuguese midfielder is the club’s leading goalscorer in the Premier League with five and is simply unplayable right now.
10 MEN NEWCASTLE HOLD OUT FOR A POINT
We got off to the worse possible start in this relegation six-pointer. Ciaran Clark‘s poor clearance led to Teemu Pukki being through on goal, and he panicked by pulling the Norwich striker down, giving referee Andy Madley no choice but to send him off after nine minutes. As he left the pitch, Eddie Howe refused to look at him.
Under Steve Bruce, I’m certain we would have crumbled and lost this game. Howe switched us to a 4-3-2 formation dropping Joelinton into midfield and using Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin‘s pace on the counter. The change worked well, and we managed to generate nine attempts on goal with only one hitting the target.
That was Wilson’s penalty which Tim Krul almost saved. The former Newcastle goalkeeper has a reputation for saving spot-kicks, and although he got a hand to the ball, it wasn’t enough to keep it out as the ball crashed off the underside of the bar and dropped into the net.
We looked good for the three points until the 79th minute. Martin Dúbravka chose to parry Billy Gilmour‘s harmless cross straight to Dimitrios Giannoulis, who stroked the ball back into the box. Pukki met the ball on the volley and finished beautifully to make it 1-1.
Considering the circumstances, it was a brilliant point, and I’m left wondering what could have been if we had 11 players on the pitch. If Howe continues to improve our performances and we sign some quality in January, I believe we can avoid relegation.
Remember in football……… it’s the hope that kills you.
PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHDAY 15 LINES
PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING ANALYSIS AND TIPS
- I like Arsenal‘s Moneyline at +110. Everton are in a terrible run in form, and the pressure is starting to mount on Rafa Benítez.
- I think Aston Villa are good value at +140. They put in a strong performance against Manchester City midweek, losing 2-1, and I think they will bounce back with a win here.
- Tottenham to Win in Shutout against Norwich at +125 is excellent value. It took The Canaries 79 minutes to break down 10 men Newcastle midweek, and they’re the lowest scorers in the league with eight goals.
WHERE TO BET PREMIER LEAGUE IN THE US
In the US, you can legally bet on soccer in more than two dozen states. You can bet online in some states, but only in-person betting is allowed in most of them.
DraftKings Sportsbook is available in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
FanDuel Sportsbook is available in Arkansas, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.