Saturday English Premier League four-game parlay (+1404 odds): Arsenal ready for war with Liverpool
The international break is over and English Premier League leaders Chelsea kick off the return to big-league action with an early kick-off on Saturday at Leicester.
By the time Liverpool kicks off at home against Arsenal in the late game, Chelsea could have stretched their lead at the top of the standings to six points.
We’ve got a bet for this game as part of a 4-game parlay to hopefully see you successfully through Saturday’s slate. It pays over 14/1 with DraftKings Sportsbook.
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West Ham ML (+150)
Manchester United ML (-205)
Crystal Palace or tie (-225)
Arsenal or tie (+180)
West Ham ML (+150) over Wolves, 10am ET
Here’s a sentence I didn’t think I’d be writing any time this season — West Ham could be joint top of the Premier League this weekend.
For that to happen they need Chelsea to lose at Leicester (not impossible) while West Ham must see off Wolverhampton on the road (very possible).
And that would be a big deal. The Hammers have never finished higher than fifth in the Premier League standings, yet this team, assembled by head coach David Moyes, is playing so well, is on a 4-0 run and, of course, took care of Liverpool last time out. A trip to mid-division Wolverhampton will not daunt them.
Manchester United ML (-205) over Watford, 10am ET
There’s always a crisis waiting to happen at Old Trafford, home of mighty Manchester United, but head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is good at knowing when to pull out big results — and a road trip to Watford is the perfect opportunity to pull out a big result.
Watford have changed head coaches already this season – legendary Italian Claudio Ranieri is the new man in place – but the task of keeping this side in the division may well be beyond him.
United have lost 4 of their 11 games but 3 of those were against Leicester, Liverpool and Manchester City — and Watford are nowhere near as good as those teams.
Crystal Palace or tie (+150) vs Burnley, 10am ET
Palace are 10th in the standings yet have only lost the same number of games as Manchester City. Six of their 11 matches have ended in ties which is good in one way (shows you can avoid losing games) but makes it hard to climb the standings at any great pace.
Being tough to beat makes Palace a nice team to have on your side for a double chance bet, and you’d certainly envisage them avoiding defeat at Burnley, who have won only one match-up this season and struggle to score goals.
Arsenal or tie (+180) vs Liverpool, 12:30pm ET
Liverpool got a shock in the last game before the international break when they travelled to West Ham and lost 3-2, their first taste of defeat this season.
Naturally, they’ll be expecting to get back to winning ways back at Anfield (where they haven’t lost a game since March) against Arsenal, one of England’s traditional superpowers but going through something of a rebuild under head coach Mikel Arteta.
But this won’t be easy for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds. Arsenal have won their last 4 games, are unbeaten in 10 matches and have had 7 shutouts during that period. This is a team doing good things under Arteta right now and while it’s a big ask to expect them to win, they are certainly capable of earning a tie.
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