Things are about to get a little weird for English Premier League odds—especially if you like things in a nice, tidy order.
Matchday 18 gets underway Tuesday, with 10 teams in action over a three-day span. The other 10 teams will play their Matchday 18 games the following week, after the full slate of Matchday 19 games happening over the weekend.
Oh, and we have a Matchday 1 pairing this week, as well, as Burnley and Manchester United play a match that was rescheduled to allow for Man United to rest following a busy tournament schedule.
Okay, you got all that? Good! Let's do some soccer betting.
Here are our top Premier League betting plays for Matchday 18
Premier League Predictions for Matchday 18
Burnley vs Manchester United
It probably wouldn't matter when this match was played, at least in terms of the odds split between the teams. Manchester United (-225) are overwhelming away favorites against a Burnley side (+600) that will likely be fighting to avoid relegation all season. These teams haven't met since Jan. 22 of last season, when Burnley registered a stunning 2-0 road victory.
Make no mistake, however: These two teams are miles apart in talent and recent form, as Man United have already scored 24 more goals than their Tuesday opponent. Add in the fact that Burnley haven't scored in five straight home meetings with Man U and we're expecting a long night for the Sean Dyche-led club. We like the road clean sheet here.
TIP: Manchester United clean sheet (+110)
Aston Villa vs Tottenham
Two of the more prolific teams in the Premier League do battle Tuesday night at Villa Park as Aston Villa entertain Tottenham. Both teams have scored 29 goals to date, good for sixth in the league—and they also rank among the league leaders in overall goal differential, with Spurs sitting second at +14 and Aston Villa right behind them at +13.
That said, Villa (+475) have been a terribly inconsistent offensive team, especially at home: they have scored 3+ goals three times at Villa Park, but have been held to one or zero goals in their other seven home matches across all competitions. Tottenham (-200) are favored here, and we see them prevailing, but we like both teams to find paydirt at least once.
TIP: Tottenham Win/Both Teams to Score (+175)
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
Arsenal are finally turning things around—but is it too little, too late for the Gunners? They'll look to extend their Premier League winning streak to four games Thursday as they host Crystal Palace. Arsenal (-200) have won four in a row overall while outscoring their opponents by a 10-1 count, but they're still just 11th in the table and only one point clear of Crystal Palace (+550).
The burning question for this match is, can we buy into Arsenal's offensive renaissance? The Gunners have eight goals in their past three league matches after scoring just four times in their previous 10. The visitors have allowed a whopping 29 goals, so there's hope...but let's not get carried away here. We'll take Arsenal to score multiple times, but that's it.
TIP: Arsenal Over 1.5 goals (-150)
Premier League Betting Card for Matchday 18
- Manchester United clean sheet (+110)
- Tottenham Win/Both Teams to Score (+175)
- Arsenal Over 1.5 goals (-150)
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