It’s been 100 days since the Premier League last kicked a ball and we are now looking at a match almost every single day for 5 straight weeks. It’s an exciting time to become a fan, continue your fandom, or even to have something to watch and bet on in the mornings.
Jared and I completed our first Premier League podcast to talk about the matches, what we expect, our betting picks and more. Check it out below.
And as always, my picks for the Premier League this week/weekend are below. To celebrate the Prem’s return, I am holding out on official Bundesliga and Coppa Italia bets.
All-Time Record: 648-578-165
Last Two Seasons: 385-341-98 (+18.1 units)
This Season: 173-172-50 (+1.2 Units)
Bundesliga MW 31: 3-3 (+0.0 Units)
Wednesday, June 17th
3:15 pm EST
Manchester City -1.5 (-115) – In the last few seasons, City have absolutely trounced Arsenal every time they’ve played each other. I don’t see anyone slowing down De Bruyne in that Arsenal midfield and I think the Gunners’ issues at the back won’t go away. Plus, for the first time all season, Sane, De Bruyne and Laporte are all available for Pep.
Friday, June 19th
1:00 pm EST
Southampton (+170) *PRICE CHANGE AT 10:30 am EST FROM +130*- These are too good of odds for a team who has much more potential than they’ve shown for parts of this season. I think the break will have suited Southampton and I’ll also always fade Norwich if I have the chance.
3:15 pm EST
Manchester United v Tottenham Over 2.5 Goals (-110) – I truly believe this will be a match riddled with errors as it’s the first big 6 matchup since the return with two clubs prone to mistakes already. Four of their last five meetings have had at least 3 goals, which is also good enough for me.
Saturday, June 20th
7:30 am EST
Leicester City (+120) – The value on Leicester here is puzzling. Many people are thinking they regress a bit after the break and I understand that, but I don’t see any specific evidence behind that. This team consistently played like the third best team in the league for 28+ matchweeks and I don’t see that changing to be honest. Plus, they’re playing Watford so this one felt easy to me.
12:30 pm EST
Wolves (+125) – Similar to the previous match, Wolves are just the outright better club here and could’ve really used that 3-month break to get their legs under them after playing nonstop for almost 7 months. Fade West Ham at all costs as well.
2:45 pm EST
Bournemouth Pickem (-130) – This one felt like the safe play here. Bournemouth need points in most of their matches if they want to climb out of the relegation zone and stay in the Premier League next year. Palace have exceeded expectations this year but I think that they aren’t fighting for nearly as much as the Cherries are here.
Stay kickin’ it. Peace.