Liverpool vs. Tottenham odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s Liverpool vs. Tottenham odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

Liverpool (25 wins, 2 losses, 7 draws) welcomes Tottenham (19-11-4) to Anfield Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2:45 p.m. ET (USA Network). Below, we preview the Liverpool vs. Tottenham odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Liverpool is 1 point behind league-leading Manchester City in the table. Both teams have played 34 games and have 4 games remaining.

The Reds have 3 of the EPL’s top-5 scorers. F Mohamed Salah’s 22 goals leads the league, while F Diogo Jota (15 goals) and F Sadio Mané (14 goals) rank 4th and 5th, respectively.

Tottenham has a few superstars on their side as well. F Son Heung-Min is 2nd in scoring with 19 goals, while F Harry Kane is 6th with 13 goals. Manchester United F Cristiano Ronaldo (18 goals) is the only top-6 EPL scorer not in this match.

The Hotspurs need to come out on top to keep its Champions League dreams alive. They sit 5th in the table, 2 points behind Arsenal for a coveted top-4 spot.

Liverpool leads the league in goal differential (+64) behind an EPL-best 86 goals against 22 allowed. Tottenham has 59 goals and allowed 39.

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Liverpool vs. Tottenham odds, lines, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Liverpool -220 (bet $220 to win $100) | Tottenham +550 (bet $100 to win $550) | Draw +390
  • Over/Under: 3.5 (O: +125 | U: -155)

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Prediction

Liverpool 3, Tottenham 2

Money line (ML)

PASS.

Liverpool (-220) to win outright is far too pricey for a battle against two top-4 teams. However, the Reds need to win this game, and I expect them to come out on top.

They drew Tottenham on the road 2-2 earlier in the season.

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE (-135) is a bit pricey, especially considering Liverpool has the EPL’s second-best defense.

Tottenham has scored in 7 of its last 9 matches, and it should find the net once in this battle.

Among these two angles, I like BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE (-135), however, the total (below) is my favorite play.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET OVER 3.5 (+125).

The value is here. The offenses are that good.

This match features 2 of the EPL’s top-4 offenses – as mentioned, Liverpool is 1st, while Tottenham is 4th – and 5 of the top-6 scorers.

While Liverpool’s defense is legit, it has given up 2 or more goals in 4 of its last 8 matches. Throughout all competitions, Liverpool has allowed 2 or more goals to top-4 EPL scoring clubs in 5 of 6 games this season.

Given the firepower that’ll be on display, OVER 3.5 (+125) is the best bet in this game.  At this value, it’s certainly worth a look.

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Chelsea vs. West Ham odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Sunday’s Chelsea vs. West Ham odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

Chelsea (18 wins, 5 losses, 8 draws) welcomes West Ham (15-11-7) to Stamford Bridge Sunday. Kickoff is set for 9 a.m. ET. Below, we preview the Chelsea vs. West Ham odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Chelsea, which lost at home to Arsenal 4-2 Wednesday, needs to pick it up to keep a top-four spot and qualify for next season’s Champions League. Chelsea, winners of 9 of its last 12 overall matches, is in 3rd place on the EPL table with 62 points. Chelsea is just ahead of 4th-place Arsenal (60 points) and 5th-place Tottenham (58).

Chelsea has been led this season by its defense, which has allowed the 3rd-fewest goals in the EPL, allowing 27 goals in 31 games. F Mason Mount leads the team in scoring with 10 goals.

West Ham is led by a dynamic offense that averages 1.58 goals per game. A win here would propel West Ham to 6th on the table with as many games played as current 6th-place Manchester United.

West Ham is led by 25-year-old F Jarrod Bowen (9 goals) and has 4 other players with 5 or more goals. West Ham is allowing 1.3 goals per game and is just 6-7-3 on the road.

Chelsea vs. West Ham odds, lines, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Chelsea -190 (bet $190 to win $100) | West Ham +490 (bet $100 to win $490) | Draw +340
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -140 | U: +115)

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Prediction

Chelsea 2, West Ham 1

Money line (ML)

PASS.

West Ham has lost 4 straight against teams ranked in the EPL’s top 6. While Chelsea has oddly been worse at home than on the road, I still don’t necessarily trust West Ham to do enough to earn a draw.

While I usually transition to both teams to score wager, neither truly has good value as both teams to score “yes” is -122 and “no” is -112.

I would lean to the “no,” but with Chelsea having given up 4 to Arsenal in Wednesday’s match, I can’t trust it enough to keep West Ham off the board.

Yet, Chelsea still has allowed just the 3rd-fewest goals in the EPL. For that reason, I’d prefer to just play the total.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET OVER 2.5 (-140).

Chelsea has been dynamic lately, scoring 2 against Arsenal. In its last 6 EPL games, Chelsea has scored 17 goals and surrendered 9. However, 2 of those games saw Chelsea yield 4 goals in each match. West Ham has more or as many goals as each of the opponents that put up 4 on Chelsea.

Also, both teams rank in the bottom 6 in tackles.

West Ham has had over 2.5 goals in 3 of its last 5 league matches. It has played a top-3 EPL defense 4 times, and 3 of those games have seen at least 3 goals netted.

While it’s certainly not a risk-free bet, it’s the best wager in this high-level battle.

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Arsenal vs. Manchester United odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s Arsenal vs. Manchester United odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

Manchester United (15 wins, 9 losses, 9 draws) visits Emirates Stadium Saturday to take on Arsenal (18-11-3). Kickoff is set for 7:30 a.m. ET. Below, we preview the Arsenal vs. Manchester United odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

This game is important. While neither is anywhere close to the top of the table, Man U sits 6th with 54 points, just behind Arsenal, which has 57 points. Tottenham is 4th with 57 points as well.

The top-four teams in the EPL get to join the Champions League.

Arsenal is coming off a very impressive 4-2 road win over Chelsea Wednesday behind F Eddie Nketiah’s 2 goals. F Bukayo Saka and F Emile Smith Rowe, who each have a team-high 10 goals, scored as well. It snapped a 3-game losing streak in league play for Arsenal.

As for Man U, it might be coming in with a little less confidence after suffering a 4-0 loss Tuesday in a discouraging battle with second-place Liverpool. Man U did win last weekend 3-2 over Norwich City thanks to a hat trick by superstar F Cristiano Ronaldo, but Man U has lost 2 of its last 3.

Arsenal vs. Manchester United: Odds, lines, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Arsenal +110 (bet $100 to win $110) | Manchester United +240 (bet $100 to win $240) | Draw +255
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -140 | U: +115)

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Prediction

Arsenal 1, Manchester United 1

Money line (ML)

LEAN to the DRAW (+255).

Sure, it looks like Arsenal is playing far better, but its most recent win is arguably more about the phenomenon regarding how bad Chelsea has been at home. Prior to that, Arsenal had lost 3 straight league games.

Those losses were to the 10th-, 13th- and 14th- place teams.  It lost to Man U 3-2 earlier in the season.

However, it’s hard to back Man U after its lacking effort against Liverpool. Plus, it recently lost to 17th-place Everton.

Neither team can necessarily be trusted is what I’m getting at, and if anything, I’d play a DRAW (+255) here.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET UNDER 2.5 (+115).

This is my best bet of the game, and there is good reason as well.

While Arsenal averages 1.53 goals per game, it allows just 1.2 goals per game. Four of its last 7 have gone Under 2.5 goals, and it actually managed a multi-goal game in just 1 of its last 6.

Its 4-goal performance against Chelsea was more about capitalizing on opportunities, as it scored 4 goals on 4 shots on target. That’s unlikely to be repeated any time soon.

As for Man U, it hasn’t scored in 3 of its last 5 and has gone Over 2.5 goals in just 2 of its last 5.

These teams have potent attacks, but at this value, I’d rather bet against them.

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Chelsea vs. Arsenal odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Wednesday’s Chelsea vs. Arsenal odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

Chelsea (18 wins, 4 losses, 8 draws) hosts Arsenal (17-11-3) at Stamford Bridge Wednesday. Kickoff is set for 2:45 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Chelsea vs. Arsenal odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Chelsea will be playing its first league match since a 6-0 win April 9 over Southampton.

Since then, it beat Real Madrid 3-2 (failing to advance in the Champions League on aggregate) and Crystal Palace 2-0 in the FA Cup semifinal. Chelsea sits 3rd on the EPL table with 62 points in 30 matches.

It is led in scoring by F Mason Mount with 10 goals this season. Chelsea’s strength is its defense, which has allowed just 23 goals, the third-fewest in the EPL.

Arsenal hasn’t been the same since losing F Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The star forward was sent to Barcelona.

Following a 5-game winning streak, Arsenal lost to Liverpool 2-0, and it’s been downhill since, losing 4 of its last 5. F Bukayo Saka and M Emile Smith Rowe lead the club in scoring, both totaling 9 goals on the season.

Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Odds, lines, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Chelsea -122 (bet $122 to win $100) | Arsenal +350 (bet $100 to win $350) | Draw +265
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: +100 | U: -120)

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Prediction

Chelsea 3, Arsenal 1

Money line (ML)

BET CHELSEA -122.

The value on Chelsea here actually makes it worth a wager. Typically top-three EPL sides at home are too pricey. However, Chelsea at -122 makes sense. It is 7-2-5 at home this season.

Arsenal is 7-7-1 on the road. Chelsea defeated Arsenal earlier this season 2-0. Given the recent stretch of play for the road side, confidence should be near a season-low, having dropped to 6th on the table.

Throughout all competitions, Arsenal has played Chelsea, Liverpool or City 7 times. It has scored just 1 goal. The top defenses are a league above the rest, and Arsenal has struggled heavily against them.

Arsenal may also be down F Alexandre Lacazette, who missed the club’s game against Southampton.

All things considered, I also wouldn’t hate playing BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE -117.

Chelsea has scored in all but one game this calendar year. It’s allowed a goal in 3 of its last 5. Arsenal ranks 8th in the EPL in goals and could break down a Chelsea backline that looked flawed against Real Madrid.

Over/Under (O/U)

LEAN to the OVER 2.5 (+100).

Throughout all competitions, Chelsea has topped this in 4 of its last 5 and has gone over 3.5 goals in those 4 games as well. It’s risky, but that value (over 3.5 goals) can be taken at +250.

Arsenal has gone over 2.5 goals in 5 of its last 9 matches.

While I’d rather play the much hotter Chelsea-to-win value, the Over 2.5 (+100) is the lean here.

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Liverpool vs. Manchester United odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Tuesday’s Liverpool vs. Manchester United odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

Liverpool (22 wins, 2 losses, 7 draws) hosts Manchester United (15-8-9) at Anfield Tuesday. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Liverpool vs. Manchester United odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Liverpool has had a difficult last two weeks, playing 2 Champions League matches and also taking on Manchester City twice in that span. It was a successful 2-0-2 in those 4 matches.

F Mohamed Salah leads the EPL with 20 goals and F Diogo Jota (15) and F Sadio Mane (13) are in the top-5 as well. Liverpool also has allowed the second-fewest goals in league play.

Liverpool sits second on the table while the F Cristiano Ronaldo-led Manchester United is fifth. Ronaldo netted a hat trick in a 3-2 win for Man U last weekend and has 15 goals in 26 EPL matches.

Man U is 2-2-2 in its last 6. It lost 5-0 to Liverpool on Oct. 24, 2021, with Salah netting 3 of the 5 goals. Man U has scored 52 and allowed 44 in 32 EPL games this season.

Liverpool vs. Manchester United: Odds, lines, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Liverpool -270 (bet $270 to win $100) | Manchester United +670 (bet $100 to win $670) | Draw +440
  • Over/Under: 3.5 (O: +125 | U: -155)

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Prediction

Liverpool 3, Manchester United 1

Money line (ML)

PASS.

Liverpool hasn’t been beaten at home, but it does have 3 home draws in 15 league matches at Anfield. I wouldn’t bet on Liverpool to win outright at -270.

The value just isn’t there, and given the prior stats, it makes betting on Man U not wise either.

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at -133 isn’t necessarily worth the value either. Throughout all competitions, Liverpool has allowed a goal in 4 straight matches.

Considering Liverpool’s defensive dominance, the play for BOTH TEAMS NOT TO SCORE at -103 is the better side.

Liverpool has allowed just 22 goals in 31 games and didn’t allow a goal in 4 straight matches prior to taking on Benfica April 5. That’s the better value, but I’d PASS on both there and play the total.

Over/Under (O/U)

LEAN to the OVER 3.5 (+125).

Liverpool dropped 5 on Man U the first time these two teams played, and after a tiring two weeks, there could be a reason to believe the home side’s key forwards may get a rest.

If Salah, Mane, and Jota are in the starting lineup, I’d upgrade this to a full play, especially considering Man U gave up 2 to Norwich last weekend. Man U’s 44 goals allowed is the second-highest of any top-10 club.

Man U is weak defensively and Liverpool will expose those flaws.

On the opposite end, Man U has scored 3 goals in 2 of its last 4 EPL matches and has scored in 3 of its last 4 league matches. It has a capable offense that should be able to get at least one on the board.

Given the importance of this game for Liverpool’s place on the table, it should bring its firepower; however, I’d wait until the lineups are named to play this battle of powerhouses.

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Manchester City vs. Liverpool odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Sunday’s Manchester City vs. Liverpool odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

Manchester City (23 wins, 3 losses, 4 draws) hosts Liverpool (22-6-2) at Etihad Stadium Sunday. Kickoff for the season’s premier EPL match is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET. Below, we preview the Manchester City vs. Liverpool odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Manchester City is coming off a gritty midweek home win over Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League. City has won 3 of its last 4 EPL matches and sits in first place on the table with 73 points.

It has 70 goals and has allowed 18 on the season in 30 games. It is led by a powerhouse midfield behind M Kevin de Bruyne and M Jack Grealish. It has the league’s best defense.

Liverpool is coming off a 3-1 win over Benfica in its midweek UEFA Champions League match. Having a strong last few weeks, Liverpool is now rivaling City at the top of the table.

It has 72 points through 30 matches, having scored 77 goals and allowed 20. Liverpool is led by Mohamed Salah who has a league-leading 20 goals. Teammate F Diogo Jota sits in third place with 14.

Manchester City vs. Liverpool: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Manchester City +110 (bet $100 to win $110) | Liverpool +245 (bet $100 to win $245) | Draw +260
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -140 | U: +110)

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Prediction

Manchester City 1, Liverpool 1

Money line (ML)

LEAN to the DRAW +260.

These two teams have completely different styles of play.

Man City operates through its world-class midfield and possesses the ball at an ultra-high rate. Liverpool works through its forwards who can take on just about anyone in the world and get through.

With that said, both teams have played moderately against other top-three clubs. Their lone matchup this season resulted in a 2-2 draw. City beat Chelsea 1-0 both times while Liverpool drew Chelsea twice.

There is little that separates these two, and at +260, playing a draw is a smart move as Man City’s money line value at +110 just isn’t overly enticing.

Over/Under (O/U)

LEAN to the UNDER 2.5 (+110).

The 2-2 draw earlier in the season and the elite offenses of both teams make the Over an enticing play, but considering there were a total of 7 shots on target and 4 goals in that event, a repeat event doesn’t seem likely.

Also, while Sala, Jota, and de Bruyne headline the matchup, Man City plays with possession on its mind and has allowed a league-low 18 goals. City has allowed multiple goals in just 4 games this season.

Liverpool has allowed the second-fewest goals and has one of the best defenders in the world captaining its backline in D Virgil van Dijk. It should be able to read and limit City.

Considering both defenses as well, I like the UNDER 2.5 (+110) at plus-money value.

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Arsenal vs. Liverpool odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Wednesday’s Arsenal vs. Liverpool odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

Arsenal (16 wins, 7 losses, 3 draws) welcomes Liverpool (20-2-6) to Emirates Stadium Wednesday. Kickoff is set for 4:15 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Arsenal vs. Liverpool odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Liverpool’s time to gain ground on EPL-leading Manchester City is now. This is a huge away game for the Reds.

They’ll be just 1 point shy of City with an equal amount of games played if they pick up the victory. Liverpool has won eight straight league games, a streak that dates back to a 2-2 draw at Chelsea Jan. 2.

It has played Arsenal twice in the EFL Cup semi-final along that span, drawing once and winning the other 2-0. Star F Mohamed Salah is doubtful for the Reds Wednesday, while Arsenal will be missing D Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Arsenal sits in 4th on the table with just 26 games played. It has scored 43 goals and allowed 29. Arsenal has won five straight EPL games and hasn’t lost a league game since a 2-1 defeat to Man City Jan. 1.

Arsenal vs. Liverpool: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Arsenal +290 (bet $100 to win $290) | Liverpool -112 (bet $112 to win $100) | Draw +280
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -140 | U: +115)

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Prediction

Liverpool 1, Arsenal 1

Money line (ML)

LEAN on DRAW (+280).

Arsenal gives up just over 1 goal per game this season and has conceded just 2 through two games against Liverpool in the two legs of the EFL Cup. It’s allowed just 4 goals in its last six EPL matches. The Gunners are playing at a very high level.

Arsenal is 10-2-2 at home, compared to 6-5-1 on the road. It has defended its home field extremely well.

The loss of Salah could also be more impactful than many expect.  He leads the EPL in scoring with 20 goals which are far above the league’s second-leading scorer, Manchester United F Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 12 goals this season. Liverpool’s league-best attack may struggle if Salah isn’t in the lineup.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET the UNDER 2.5 (+115).

Salah is doubtful, and both teams allow fewer than 1.2 goals per game. Liverpool has given up just 20 goals in 28 games — the third-fewest in the league.

Arsenal’s defense is playing at an equally-dominant level, and I expect both to shine on Wednesday evening.

Arsenal has gone under 2.5 in three of its last six outings while Liverpool has gone under in its last two league games.

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Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Monday’s Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

Crystal Palace (7 wins, 9 losses, 12 draws) welcomes Manchester City (22-3-3) to Selhurst Park Stadium Monday. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

After a thrilling weekend of EPL action, fans will be topped off by the league-leading Manchester City taking on Crystal Palace, a club that’s sitting in 11th place on the table.

For Palace, it does have a positive goal differential, having scored 39 and having allowed 38 in 28 matches. Palace is actually unbeaten in 3 straight games as well. It’ll be down M James McArthur who has 16 appearances on the season.

City will enter this match at near-full strength. It is coming off a midweek draw with Sporting, advancing in the Champions League via a 5-0 aggregate in the two-leg Round of 16.

In 28 games, Man City has scored 68 goals and has allowed a league-low 18. It has won 2 straight games since losing to the Tottenham Hotspurs 3-2 on February 19.

Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Crystal Palace +900  (bet $100 to win $900) | Manchester City -320 (bet $320 to win $100) | Draw +430
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -130  | U: +105)

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Prediction

Manchester City 3, Crystal Palace 1

Money line (ML)

PASS.

Betting on a -320 favorite isn’t typically wise.

Crystal Palace has lost just 4 of its 14 games at home this season. However, Man City is one of the two teams that are head and shoulders above the rest of the field, and betting against them isn’t wise either.

I typically like to couple a money line pass with a bet on either both teams to score or both teams not to score, but in this situation, I don’t favor either and would prefer to play the total as my favorite bet.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on OVER 2.5 (-130).

In 28 games, Crystal Palace has been held without a goal in 8 of them. Palace has held its opponent scoreless in just 7 of them. It also beat Man City 2-0 earlier in the year, one of just 3 City losses on the season.

As for City, it has scored 2+ goals in 18 matches this season, having only played in 28. It has gone over 2.5 goals 18 times. It averages 2.46 goals per game.

At full strength, M Kevin de Bruyne and F Raheem Sterling should be active and ready to roll. City should be able to break down a mid-tier Palace defense. There should be an abundance of goals in this battle.

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Arsenal vs. Leicester City odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Sunday’s Arsenal vs. Leicester City odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

Arsenal (15 wins, 7 losses, 3 draws) welcomes Leicester City (9-10-6) Sunday to Emirates Stadium. Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. ET. Below, we preview the Arsenal vs. Leicester City odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Currently riding a 4-game winning streak, Arsenal should look to continue its dominance at home, having won 9 of 13 matches at Emirates Stadium. Arsenal most recently defeated Watford 3-2 March 6.

With Manchester United’s 3-2 victory Saturday, Arsenal has dropped to fifth place; however, it has played 4 fewer games than United.

F Emile Smith Rowe, who leads Arsenal with 9 goals this season, is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s match, per whoscored.com. Leicester will also be down several key players, including star F Jamie Vardy.

As for Leicester, it has won 2 straight, defeating Leeds 1-0 March 5 and Burnley 2-0 March 1. Arsenal will pose a much more difficult challenge. Leicester is 2-5-0 against the EPL’s top-five teams.

Arsenal vs. Leicester City: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Arsenal -200 (bet $200 to win $100) | Leicester City +500 (bet $100 to win $500) | Draw +360
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -165 | U: +133)

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Prediction

Arsenal 2, Leicester City 0

Money line (ML)

PASS.

Arsenal should come out on top, and I like the home side in this position, especially with Leicester down Vardy. However, at -200, I can’t get fully behind that wager.

A bet that’s focused on Arsenal’s defense is BOTH TEAMS NOT TO SCORE (+102).

Arsenal has allowed just 29 goals in 25 games, and while Leicester has scored 41 in 25 games, Vardy has contributed 10 of them.

Fifteen of Arsenal’s 25 games and nine of Leicester’s 25 games in EPL play involved one team not scoring.

At +102, I would bet on one of the two sides to not net a goal.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET UNDER 2.5 (+133).

The value at plus-money for these teams to struggle to score with both teams’ leading goal-scoring option out is phenomenal.

Across all competitions, Arsenal has gone Under 2.5 goals in a game in five of its last eight outings. For Leicester, considering all its recent performances, it has gone Under 2.5 goals in three consecutive games.

Also, the first time these two teams met, Arsenal won 2-0. With Smith Rowe doubtful and Vardy out along with Arsenal’s terrific defense, I’ll take the UNDER 2.5 (+133).

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Manchester United vs. Tottenham odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s Manchester United vs. Tottenham odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

Tottenham (14 wins, 9 losses, 3 draws) visits Old Trafford to take on Manchester United (13-7-8) Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Manchester United vs. Tottenham odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Tottenham is coming in as one of the EPL’s most sporadic teams.

The Spurs have won 3 of their last 4 games, scoring 9 combined goals in their last 2 games. They’ve also lost to Burnley 1-0 back on Feb. 23, yet beat the EPL-leading Manchester City the game prior.

Tottenham is led by star F Harry Kane, who is fifth in the EPL with 10 goals, and F Son Heung-Min, who is fourth with 11 goals. Tottenham currently sits seventh on the EPL table.

Man U is coming off an embarrassing 4-1 defeat against Manchester City. United did not play star F Cristiano Ronaldo in that match. Ronaldo and F Edinson Cavani are listed as doubtful, yet apparently both returned to training this week, per whoscored.com.

Man U is 4-4-1 over its last 9 EPL matches. It has scored 45 and given up 38 in 28 matches.

Manchester United vs. Tottenham: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Manchester United +140 (bet $100 to win $140) | Tottenham +190 (bet $100 to win $190) | Draw +245
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -145 | U: +120)

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Prediction

Tottenham 2, Manchester United 1

Money line (ML)

LEAN to TOTTENHAM (+190).

Man U oddly has more home losses (4) than road losses (3) this season.

Also, Tottenham is the healthier team and playing far better. The Spurs have outscored their opponents 12-3 over the last four games and have recently taken down Man City for the second time this season.

Ronaldo and F Mason Greenwood are two of Man U’s top three leading scorers, and it’ll likely be down the former and will certainly be without the latter. D Scott McTominay, who has 22 appearances, is also doubtful, another huge blow.

Given Tottenham’s strength with Kane and Heung-Min, I expect the Spurs to annihilate a weak Man U defense, which is 1.36 goals per game.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET OVER 2.5 (-145).

United put 1 goal on City last week, and it has had a relatively good attack this season.

It averages 1.6 goals per game. It will have F Bruno Fernandes active. He’s tied for ninth in the EPL in goals. This game will feature three players in the EPL’s top 10 in goals.

Tottenham has 40 goals in 26 games this season and should be going against a weakened and injured United defense.

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