Finally: fans are back in the stadiums. It was great to hear authentic crowd noise & reactions. Attendance is limited to 2000, but hopefully we’re only a few months away from the stadiums being back to full capacity.
It had a positive effect on the 4 Big Six clubs; Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham & Liverpool who played at home. They all won comfortably. It’s definitely something you should keep in mind when making your picks.
🙌❤️🔵 Wonderful, lovely, emotional scenes here at the final whistle at Stamford Bridge. Frank Lampard & Thiago Silva lead the celebrations.— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) December 5, 2020
Chelsea fans celebrate first win they’ve seen in person in 9 months.#CFC go top of the Premier League table after beating #LUFC. #CHELEE pic.twitter.com/S4ocVv2W7n
Liverpool played in front of their supporters for the first time since they were crowned Premier League champions & it was a joyous occasion. Mo Salah pounced on Conor Coady’s mistake to get the party started as they ran out comfortable 4-0 winners. At the final whistle, Jurgen Klopp celebrated with the fans on The Kop in typical fashion.
Jurgen Klopp loves it 😂pic.twitter.com/Oy0PxWCnNU— Goal (@goal) December 6, 2020
Manchester United went from looking like a club in crisis to title contenders in their 3-1 win at the weekend. West Ham looked the sharper side in all departments & deservedly went into halftime 1-0 up. The Red Devils have trailed in their previous three away games & Ole Gunnar Solksjaer knew exactly what to do. Bruno Fernandes & Marcus Rashford were introduced for the second half.
As always, Man Utd benefited from a big slice of luck for Paul Pogba’s equalizer. David Moyes adamantly protested that Dean Henderson’s clearance went out of play but somehow the linesman missed it. I wonder how Moyes’s tenure at United would have turned out if he had the amount of luck, Solksjaer is constantly blessed with.
Here are the 2020-21 Premier League Matchday 12 Betting Lines.
PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHDAY 12 BETTING LINES
ODDS & ENDS
- I’m instantly drawn to Burnley or the Draw against Arsenal. The Gunners are really struggling to score & I think there’s great value here.
- Wolves are really feeling the absence of Raúl Jiménez who is recovering from a fractured skull. I like Aston Villa at +220 to come out on top
- Around 2:15PM EST on Saturday Manchester will be declared Blue. Back The Citizens at -130.
- It’s a risk but jump on West Brom now. There’s talk of the game being postponed due to the COVID outbreak at Newcastle’s training ground last week. If the game does go ahead we could see a seriously depleted side from Steve Bruce.
WHERE TO BET THE PREMIER LEAGUE IN THE US
In the US, you can legally bet on soccer in New Jersey, Indiana and Pennsylvania.