Saturday English Premier League Predictions: +650 three-game parlay picks
It’s the first EPL Saturday of 2021 and there are four intriguing match-ups to enjoy, including Arsenal’s trip to West Brom and Sheffield United’s pursuit of a first win of the season at Crystal Palace.
We’ve picked out a three-game parlay covering some of the biggest clashes of the day in the Premier League. Be sure to check out the rest of our Premier League soccer predictions and remember to gamble responsibly.
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Crystal Palace vs. Sheffield United – Under 1.5 goals (+195), 10 a.m ET
Sheffield United is hoping the new year brings a change of luck as the EPL’s bottom club bids to add to a dismal tally of two points from 16 matches.
The Blades’ performances have been better than the league table suggests and seven of their 14 losses have been by a 1-0 margin.
A lack of offensive quality is a major concern for manager Chris Wilder and that points to a wager on under 1.5 goals at Selhurst Park.
Sheffield United averages just 0.5 goals per game in the league this season but Crystal Palace has found the net only three times in five matches and another close contest looks likely.
Brighton vs. Wolves– Under 2.5 goals (-177), 12:30 p.m ET
Defenses could also dominate at the Amex Stadium where hosts Brighton and visitors Wolves are both short of confidence.
Brighton’s 1-0 loss to Arsenal stretched their winless streak at home to 12 EPL matches and Wolves are missing Mexico national team star Raul Jimenez, last season’s top goalscorer, who is recovering from a head injury.
Nuno Espirito Santos’s men are still solid defensively and Manchester United was lucky to beat them in midweek when Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game in the 93rd minute.
These teams have scored only 33 goals in 32 EPL matches between them this season and their clash on the south coast of England could be low-scoring.
Arsenal to beat West Brom – Money Line (-162), 3 p.m ET
Arsenal is in better spirits after back-to-back victories over Chelsea and Brighton and they can make it three in a row against struggling West Brom.
The Baggies have picked up a couple of creditable ties at Manchester City and EPL champions Liverpool in recent road games but their last three outings at home have been disastrous.
They lost 5-1 to Crystal Palace, hardly the most free-scoring team in the English top flight, before a 3-0 loss to Aston Villa and a 5-0 rout against Leeds, who scored four times in the first 40 minutes.
Experienced coach Sam Allardyce may struggle to lift his team after the humiliation against Leeds and Arsenal has the offensive quality to take advantage, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back from injury and Alexandre Lacazette in good scoring form.Last updated: Fri 1st January 2021