Twenty-one fixtures were postponed during the busy festive period. Some for genuine Covid outbreaks and others due to clubs taking advantage of the Premier League‘s ambiguous rules around calling games off. That has left schedulers a backlog of matches to rearrange, and four of them will be played midweek.
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Let’s take a look at the 2021-22 Premier League Midweek Betting Lines, Analysis, and Tips.
PREMIER LEAGUE GUIDES
MATCHDAY 26 ROUNDUP
TOTTENHAM REIGNITE THE TITLE RACE
This could very well end up being the game of the season.
Tottenham got off to a dream start taking the lead through Dejan Kulusevski after good linkup play between Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane. Manchester City controlled the rest of the first half and found their equalizer on 33 minutes when Hugo Lloris spilled the ball to ilkay Gündogan.
City continued to dominate the second half, but it was Spurs who retook the lead through Kane on 59 minutes. Antonio Conte’s side thought they had a 3-1 lead when Kane powered in Kulusevski’s cross 15 minutes later. VAR chalked the goal off for an offside in the buildup.
That set up a frantic finish, and City thought they had rescued a point in injury time when Riyad Mahrez converted a penalty awarded for a handball by Cristian Romero. The two VAR reviews added enough time to the clock for Kane to grab a winner and show City what they are missing up top.
Tottenham were priced at +1100 on the Moneyline to win this game. Anyone brave enough to back them collected a big and stressful profit.
If Liverpool beat Leeds United on Wednesday night City’s lead at the top will be down to three points with twelve games left to go.
MIDWEEK BETTING LINES
*Odds Taken from DraftKings Sunday, February 20th, 3:10 PM EST
PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING ANALYSIS AND TIPS
- Tottenham sits seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester United with three games in hand. They should be able to beat relegation-threatened Burnley comfortably to close the gap to four points. The safe option is to back their Moneyline at -125. If you’re looking for better odds, consider them on the Spread -1.5 Goals at +245.
- Under 2.5 Goals at -130 looks the way to go for Watford’s match against Crystal Palace. Both sides’ last four games have finished with two goals or less.
- There’s no way Liverpool will pass up the opportunity to reduce Manchester City’s lead to three points. At -575 on the Moneyline, you’ll need to explore the Parlay or Same Game Parlay (SGP) markets to find value. The way Leeds United are leaking goals at the moment, a SGP of Halftime/Fulltime Liverpool/Liverpool and Over 2.5 Goals at -125 feels like a good option.
- A win for Arsenal or Wolves will give their UEFA Champions League qualification hopes a massive boost, and it’s tough to predict how this game will go. Looking at the markets, Wolves to Win or Draw is excellent value at +140. Bruno Lage’s side are difficult to break down, and I can see them grinding out a 0-0 draw at The Emirates.
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.