EPL Matchday 25 Odds: Arsenal Complete Incredible Comeback

Tottenham Host Chelsea in London Derby

Arsenal Complete Incredible Comeback

What a Premier League weekend Matchday 24 it was! Arsenal came back not once, but twice to spoil Aston Villa’s upset bid and go back in the driver’s seat in the EPL. The winning goal was a stunning strike from Jorginho that struck the crossbar, ricocheted off Villa keeper Emi Martinez and went in. The Gunners were helped by a late Nottingham Forest equalizer vs. Manchester City. Now, Mikel Arteta’s side is two points ahead of City with a game in hand. The biggest show in London this weekend, though, isn’t Arsenal. It’s the Tottenham vs. Chelsea derby match that we’ll cover, along with other important EPL Matchday 25 odds.

Match of the Week

TOT Tottenham vs Chelsea CHE

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This is one of the shorter Premier League Matchdays of the season. That’s because Manchester United take on Newcastle United on Sunday in the EFL Cup final at 11:30 a.m. Fans will be treated to a worthy opener between Tottenham and Chelsea in the Premier League.

Spurs are back in the top four for now and are certainly capable of defeating a struggling Chelsea side. Chelsea lost to last-placed Southampton last weekend and look as if they are out of ideas. Time may be running out for Graham Potter if he can’t get the Blues back on track.

Despite Chelsea’s poor form, this match is listed as a pick’em. Tottenham beat West Ham 2-0 last weekend and come in at -135 odds to cover and +140 odds to win. Chelsea have scored just one goal in their last four matches, in all competitions, and sit at +115 odds to cover.

The EPL Matchday 25 odds are undoubtedly influenced by the fact that Chelsea have dominated this fixture recently. They are unbeaten in the last 12 90-minute meetings, in all competitions. Tottenham last defeated Chelsea in the EPL in 2018 and the Blues display +200 odds to win.

The reverse fixture finished 2-2 at Stamford Bridge with Harry Kane snagging an equalizer for Spurs right at the death. Another draw is priced at +240 odds. Kane has scored 17 goals in the Premier League this season, while no Chelsea player has found the net more than five times.

None of Chelsea’s last six matches, in all competitions, have gone over two goals and under 2½ goals sit at -115 odds for this one. All of Hugo Lloris, Rodrigo Bentancur, Yves Bissouma and Ryan Sessegnon are out for Spurs. Meanwhile, Christian Pulisic, Armando Broja and N’Golo Kante are out for Chelsea. Captain Cesar Azpilicueta is in concussion protocol and doubtful.

Title Race Weekly:

LEI Leicester City vs Arsenal ARS

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Arsenal displayed their title credentials with a gutsy 4-2 victory at Aston Villa last Saturday. They were winless in three straight EPL matches but are back in the thick of the title race. On Saturday, they’ll head to Leicester City, who know a thing or two about winning an improbable Premier League title.

Arsenal have enjoyed this fixture recently, with four straight EPL wins. The Gunners won the reverse fixture 4-2 and are ½-goal road favorites for the second and final meeting of the season. Arsenal come in at -145 ATS and moneyline Premier League betting odds.

Leicester got a massive 4-1 win over Arsenal’s rivals Tottenham a couple of weeks ago but fell 3-0 to Manchester United immediately after. The Foxes can be dangerous on offense, especially with talisman James Maddison back. However, their defense has been a horror show this season.

Only Bournemouth have conceded more times than Leicester this season. Arsenal’s wingers, Bukayo Saka and one of Leandro Trossard and Gabriel Martinelli, will relentlessly attack Leicester’s fullbacks on Saturday. The Foxes show +125 odds to win or draw the match and just +380 moneyline odds.

Draws have been incredibly rare in this fixture, with just one in the last 13 meetings. Still, punters can take a deadlock at +300 odds. Arsenal alone have averaged 2.8 goals per game in their last four matches vs. Leicester and over 2½ goals display -140 odds for Saturday’s match.

Leicester have also been the Premier League’s second-worst home team this season, with just a 3-3-5 record at the King Power Stadium. Meanwhile, Arsenal got their EPL-leading ninth road win of the season last Saturday. Gabriel Jesus is still out for Arsenal while midfielder Thomas Partey could be a game-time decision.

BOU Bournemouth vs Manchester City MCI

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This has been a nightmare fixture for AFC Bournemouth over the last decade. During that time, Manchester City are 12-0 and have outscored Bournemouth 36-6. In August’s meeting at the Etihad, City led 3-0 by halftime. It finished 4-0 and Erling Haaland didn’t even get on the scoresheet.

This time around, the Cityzens are 1½-goal favorites and listed at -125 EPL Matchday 25 odds to cover. City are also -350 moneyline favorites as Bournemouth are just 3-4-4 at home this season. Last weekend, Bournemouth did get their first EPL win since November.

All of Bournemouth’s last five games have finished with two goals or fewer but that could certainly change vs the league’s best offense. Over three goals show a -120 price and Bournemouth have gotten on the scoresheet in three of their last four matches vs Manchester City. City are coming off two frustrating 1-1 draws.

They tied Nottingham Forest last Saturday at the City Ground and did the same at RB Leipzig on Wednesday. City are the Champions League favorites but didn’t do themselves too many favors in the first leg at Leipzig. Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring but City blew a lead again. Still, they’ll undoubtedly be favored to advance to the quarterfinals at home. For now, their focus will be turned back to their Premier League title defense.

Bournemouth come in at +105 odds to keep the match within a goal. They also show just +900 odds to get their first-ever EPL win vs. Man City. Forget winning, 17th-placed Bournemouth would be thrilled with a draw here. A first-ever EPL draw between these teams also displays long +475 odds.

Keep an eye on the status of both Kevin de Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte ahead of this match. Both missed Wednesday’s UCL match with illnesses. Bournemouth will hope January reinforcements Dango Ouattara and Hamed Traore can get them over the line here.
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