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Premier League 2019/20: Betting tips and predictions for Gameweek 13

Omene Osuya
ANALYST
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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:05 IST

Liverpool FC look like champions-in-waiting
Liverpool FC look like champions-in-waiting

Liverpool are looking like champions-in-waiting and it seems the rest of the Premier League can only accept their fate. The Reds have been second best in a few of their matches this season, but their single-mindedness and relentless pursuit of excellence have seen them over the line every time.

This cannot be said of Manchester City whose failure to keep to their own extremely high standards may prove fatal for their title defence hopes. Pep Guardiola would have been boiling with rage over how sloppiness in defence has cost the team a lot of precious points and left it trailing Jurgen Klopp’s Reds by eight points.

Leicester City has continued to justify the praise they have been receiving all season with a string of great performances, and the same goes for Chelsea as well.

After the cries of doom and gloom that followed the exit of Rafa Benitez, Steve Bruce has steadied the ship at Newcastle United with the Magpies doing way better than expected.

Review of Gameweek 12

It promised action and excitement, Gameweek 12 was all it was advertised to be and more.

Watford FINALLY got their first win of the season with a 2-0 win at fellow strugglers, Norwich City on Friday.

Leicester City were among the top performers in Gameweek 12
Leicester City were among the top performers in Gameweek 12

Saturday saw Chelsea continue its great run as goals from Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic saw the Blues secure a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.

West Ham’s spiral down the table continued with full speed as they were soundly thrashed 3-0 at Turf Moor by Burnley.

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Newcastle fought bravely from a goal down to beat Bournemouth 2-1 as Everton secured a narrow 2-1 win over a very poor Southampton side.

Saturday’s concluding match was supposed to be a nail biter but ended up as a comfortable 2-0 win for Leicester City over Arsenal thanks to strikes from Jaime Vardy and James Maddison.

Sunday’s games saw Wolverhampton Wanderers secure a precious 2-1 win over Midland rivals, Aston Villa. Manchester United were emphatic in their 3-1 defeat of Brighton at Old Trafford.

The star match of the weekend saw the clash of the top two as Liverpool solidified their hold on first place with a 3-1 win over a good Manchester City side with goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane before Bernardo Silva got a consolation for the defending champions.

Preview of Gameweek 13

It all kicks off on Saturday as two local rivals in poor form, West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur clash.

Then, attention shifts to the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal face Southampton while at the Amex Stadium, Brighton will face Leicester City.

Chelsea will be eager to claim its first big scalp under Frank Lampard
Chelsea will be eager to claim its first big scalp under Frank Lampard

Watford will play Burnley looking to climb up the table as Liverpool will face off against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Bournemouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers will trade tackles at the Vitality Stadium. Everton will face a fading Norwich side looking to get another three points on board.

The star game of the weekend sees the battle of the Blues as Manchester City play Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.

Sunday’s only game will see Sheffield United seek to continue their impressive run with a win over Manchester United.

The action for Gameweek 13 ends on Monday night as Aston Villa take on Newcastle United.

Gameweek 13 Predictions

West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur (G/G)

Arsenal vs Southampton (Over 1.5 Goals)

Brighton vs Leicester City (Over 1.5 Goals)

Watford vs Burnley (Half-Time Draw)

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool (2)

Bournemouth vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (Under 3.5 Goals)

Everton vs Norwich (G/G)

Manchester City vs Chelsea (G/G)

Sheffield United vs Manchester United (1X)

Aston Villa vs Newcastle United (Under 3.5 Goals)


Also check out:EPL fixtures EPL table Champions League Schedule

Published 20 Nov 2019, 00:30 IST
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