EPL Soccer Betting Tips Week 12 – having beaten Chelsea, albeit on penalties, just over a week ago we’re pleasantly surprised to see the bookies dangling Stoke City at 4.05 odds for three points on Saturday.
Reputations often count for so much when it comes to football betting but you’d have to be crazy to go near Chelsea right now given their current form.
Reigning Premier League champions they may well be but they’ve been a pale shadow of the force they were last season and are deservedly languishing in 15th place in the league.
They looked set for more frustration against Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday night only for 27-year-old Brazil international William to score with a late netbuster.
That 25-yard free kick has released some pressure on Mourinho but he knows he’s in for a rough time as he leads his players into the Britannia “Bear Pit” as the home supporters enjoy calling it.
Stoke themselves have taken some time to build momentum in the league. It took them eight games to find their first win in all competitions but they’ve now won three of their last five games in the EPL.
Chelsea by comparison have lost three of their last four EPL matches. Stoke welcomed back their inspirational skipper Ryan Shawcross for the League Cup win over Chelsea last week and his presence makes them a far more formidable team.
If you don’t quite fancy Stoke to win the game outright you can back the Potters on the Asian handicap of +0.5 goals which also places the draw on your side.
In-form Leicester City look a fine bet to beat Watford at 1.87 odds. The Foxes have the hottest striker in the league right now in Jamie Vardy who was called up to the latest England squad. The 28-year-old has now banged in 11 EPL goals this season and we expect him to score against the Hornets.
West Ham were absolutely shocking against Watford last week and we’re starting to wonder if they are a side that win games they are not expected to but slip up when they are well fancied.
They’ve conquered Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool so far this season so you’d expect Slaven Bilic to put one over his old club Everton at Upton Park. But the Toffees were sensational last week as they thrashed Sunderland 6-2 and we feel they have the firepower to score against anyone.
Their counter-attacking style will be suited to this game and we are going to back Everton on the draw no bet Asian handicap.
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