Football betting tips: Ings can add to Arsenal’s misery, Leeds back to winning ways, Tottenham to frustrate Liverpool December 15, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer

It’s almost Christmas and that means there’s a feast of Premier League action to get stuck into every few days.

Here are our betting tips and predictions for three standout games on Wednesday, including the mouth-watering top of the table clash between Liverpool and Tottenham.

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Klopp and Mourinho go head to head once again on Wednesday

Arsenal vs Southampton – Wednesday, 6pm

The Gunners have had a torrid start to the season – their worst in Premier League history – with just 13 points amassed in 12 matches.

Mikel Arteta’s men are in dire need of a win following their defeat to Burnley on Sunday and need to get their campaign back on track when they welcome Southampton at the Emirates.

Arsenal face a high-flying Saints side who are full of confidence and remarkably sit in fourth in the Premier League after Chelsea slipped up at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men are aiming to build on back-to-back wins over Brighton and Sheffield United – and we believe the Austrian’s side should be strongly considered for the victory.

Che Adams is bang in form, netting his fourth goal of the campaign against the Blades on Sunday, and Danny Ings is also returning to his best following his return from an injury lay-off.

Arteta needs to turn Arsenal’s fortunes around quickly

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Arteta needs to turn Arsenal’s fortunes around quickly

The striker has scored three Premier League goals in as many appearances for Southampton against the Gunners, and despite failing to score at the weekend, he has looked extremely sharp on his return.

The former Liverpool man is priced at 5/4 to get on the scoresheet and we fancy him at that price given Arsenal’s frailties at the back.

Goals have been hard to come by for Arteta’s men this term, with a measly ten scored so far, but we believe the north London side will register as they look to get out of their rut.

Both teams to score is fairly priced 4/6 but if you fancy Saints to inflict more misery on the Gunners, a dabble on the visitors to win with over 1.5 goals scored looks to be great value at 3/1.

Arteta’s struggling side are winless in five top-flight matches and have lost four successive league fixtures at Emirates and that may well continue against the in-form south coast side.

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  • Danny Ings to score at anytime – 5/4 (BET HERE)
  • BTTS – 4/6 (BET HERE)
  • Southampton to win and over 1.5 goals in the match – 3/1 (BET HERE)
  • Southampton to win and both teams to score – 9/2 (BET HERE)

Leeds United vs Newcastle United – Wednesday, 6pm

Marcelo Bielsa’s have a stern challenge in the shape of the Magpies, who won their second game on the bounce with a victory over West Brom on Saturday.

Leeds’ form has dipped in recent weeks and their defeat to West Ham on Friday was their fourth in six matches.

Nevertheless, the Whites had a tremendous record in midweek in the Championship last season, and we’re backing them to get back on track with a victory over Newcastle.

Bielsa’s men need to regain some form in the Premier League

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Bielsa’s men need to regain some form in the Premier League

Leeds were unbeaten in all 14 of their midweek games (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), winning nine and drawing five and at 3/4 to win, they represent good value.

If you want a fancy a bolder bet, Leeds to win and both teams to score is priced at a generous 12/5.

Recent history would suggest that that is a good price as both teams have scored in four of Leeds’ last six games.

Patrick Bamford to get back on the scoresheet is also tickling our fancy.

The former Chelsea striker looked dangerous again against West Ham and was unfortunate not to get his ninth of the season. At 11/10 and averaging four shots a game, we believe he is worth a punt to net against Steve Bruce’s men.

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Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur – Wednesday 8pm

Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho go head to head once again in what is the pick of the Premier League’s midweek action.

Five goals separates the sides at the top of the table – with Spurs holding the advantage – and the Anfield clash is an intriguing one to say the least.

Apart from huge wins over Southampton and Man United, Mourinho’s men have tended to grind out results away from home this season.

In each of their last four league matches on the road, there has been fewer than three goals scored, while four of those games have seen under two goals scored, exhibiting just how hard it is to break down Mourinho’s side.

Klopp and Mourinho go head to head once again on Wednesday

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Klopp and Mourinho go head to head once again on Wednesday

Roberto Firmino’s strike proved the difference between the two sides in January and we are backing it to be a cagey encounter again, with under 2.5 goals in the match tickling our fancy at 5/4.

Mourinho’s men have a superb record against the ‘Big Six’ this term, having beaten the likes of Man United, Man City and Arsenal and battling out a goalless draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

They also boast the best defensive record in the division with just ten goals conceded and we are backing them to frustrate the Premier League champions at Anfield and come away with at least a point.

Therefore, we believe Tottenham’s ‘Double Chance’ odds at 1/1 offers great value for the clash.

Mo Salah and Harry Kane have been on fire this season – scoring 19 league goals between them – and both will fancy their chances of finding the net.

It’s a tempting 9/2 they both net, whatever the outcome and we like those odds.

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*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication


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