With all of England’s elite facing a quick turnaround following a stacked midweek schedule, we have certainly entered a frantic winter run.
Watching the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United feature throughout Saturday, we are also treated to a thrilling affair when Aston Villa welcome Arsenal to the Midlands.
Ahead of six Saturday Premier League fixtures, we have taken an in-depth look at some of the most intriguing betting markets that are available.
Saturday, December 9th
12:30 Crystal Palace vs Liverpool
Although Manchester United might have found themselves at the heart of another media storm, Erik ten Hag’s side certainly claimed a heavyweight boost in midweek. Putting in an eye-catching performance at Old Trafford as they claimed a 2-1 win against historic rivals Chelsea, the former Ajax boss will now be calling on his squad to break back into the top-four.
While the Reds might have shown plenty of inconsistencies since opening up the 2023/24 campaign, they open this weekend’s fixtures sat just three points adrift of defending champions Manchester City.
Although United might be seeking a minor miracle in their bid to punch a Champions League knockout stage ticket this month, ten Hag’s men will be excited by a dominant record against Saturday’s guests.
Including a 1-0 win when the two sides last met back on May 20th, United have won seven of their previous eight showdowns against the Cherries.
However, while Bournemouth might have been at the centre of a real relegation scrap last month, Andoni Iraola’s side have come storming back in some style.
Claiming a shock 2-0 victory away at Crystal Palace earlier in the week and showing a real clinical edge in the final third, the former Rayo Vallecano boss has seen his squad muster 10 points from their last four Premier League showdowns.
Collecting points off of both Aston Villa and Newcastle on their recent purple patch, Bournemouth find the mood in their camp at a season-high.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Best Betting Markets:
- Liverpool win @ 3/5 with 1xBet
- Jefferson Lerma to be shown a card @ 16/5 with BetUS
- Darwin Nunez to have over 0.5 shots on target @ 2/5 with Pribet
15:00 Manchester United vs Bournemouth
While Liverpool might have been left hugely frustrated last season as they missed out on booking a crucial top-four finish, Jurgen Klopp’s men have come roaring back this time around. With the mood around Anfield at a red-hot high, the former Premier League champions are now dreaming of the chance to mount a genuine title charge in 2024.
Mounting a stunning late comeback at home against Fulham last weekend as they secured a 4-3 win, the one-time Borussia Dortmund boss has seen his superstar squad continue to gain a string of plaudits.
Storming their way to the Europa League knockout stage and not really having to get out of second gear, Liverpool have lost just one of their previous 13 straight appearances across all competitions.
With that extended purple patch stemming all the way back to September 30th, Klopp’s title contenders will certainly be excited by a trip to south London on Saturday lunchtime.
On the flip side, putting in another nightmare performance earlier in the week as they suffered a toothless 2-0 loss at home against Bournemouth, there appears to be a huge amount of pressure on Roy Hodgson’s shoulders.
With many around Selhurst Park now looking over the shoulder at a potential relegation scrap, the ex-Liverpool boss has seen his squad collect just a single point from their last four Premier League appearances.
Likewise, failing to collect a single victory in south London since the start of September, Crystal Palace face another major challenge here.
Manchester United vs Bournemouth Best Betting Markets:
- Manchester United win & Under 5.5 goals @ 4/5 with Olympusbet
- Scott McTominay to have over 0.5 shots on target @ 23/20 with Dachbet
- Marcos Senesi to be shown a card @ 17/5 with Luckster
17:30 Aston Villa vs Arsenal
Snatching a stunning last-gasp winner away at Premier League returners Luton earlier in the week as they eventually snatched a thrilling 4-3 victory, Arsenal suddenly find themselves sat in pole position to claim a first domestic crown since 2004. Firing on all cylinders and opening this weekend’s fixtures holding a three-point buffer over the chasing pack, Mikel Arteta’s young squad will be desperate to make another statement here.
Breezing their way to the Champions League knockout stage last week as they stormed their way to a 6-0 romp against French outfit Lens, the Gunners have now won each of their previous six appearances across all competitions.
Heading into November’s international break with a 3-1 win against relegation scrappers Burnley, Arsenal have continued to shine with their free-scoring performances in the final third.
Bagging 18 strikes on their six-match winning flurry, Arteta’s side will be more than aware that they face a stern examination on Saturday evening.
Putting in another famous performance in midweek as they secured a 1-0 victory against defending champions Manchester City, Aston Villa are in the midst of a history-making run.
Skyrocketing their way up to third in the Premier League standings and dreaming of the chance to book a stunning Champions League ticket, Unai Emery will be looking to get one over on his former club here.
Remarkably winning all of their previous 14 straight Premier League showdowns at Villa Park continuing on from last season, neutrals could be treated to another action-packed affair in the Midlands.
Aston Villa vs Arsenal Best Betting Markets:
- Both teams to score @ 3/5 with Vegas Land
- Boubacar Kamara to be shown a card @ 3/1 with Olympusbet
- Bukayo Saka to have over 0.5 shots on target @ 17/20 with BetUS
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