English Premier League: Matchweek 16 Wrap – CODE Wager

We’ve got hit the FIFA World Cup break within the Premier League and if anybody tries to say that they noticed any of what transpired on the weekend is an absolute genius (and in the event that they did can we get their quantity and this weeks Lotto numbers? 50/ 50 splits?).

Anyway, with the World Cup kicking off this coming weekend let’s break down what occurred within the closing spherical of the EPL earlier than the mid-season break and we wave farewell till Boxing Day.

Brentford’s English striker Ivan Toney celebrates with teammates in entrance of their supporters after scoring their late winner. Image: Oli SCARFF / AFP


Effectively. Nobody noticed this coming.

Brentford put the winner behind the online within the closing 30 seconds of the sport and the way good is soccer?

Ivan Toney gave the right reply to his England World Cup squad snub with a double and it is exhausting to not marvel if Gareth Southagte will come to remorse the selection to go away him house in a couple of weeks time.

Erling Haaland was blunted, Phil Foden scored an absolute cracker, however on the finish of the day Brentford took it to Metropolis and walked away from Eithad Stadium with three very important factors. These factors might be huge on the finish of the season for each the title aspirations of Metropolis, leaving them now 5 factors adrift of Arsenal and, in fact, it may make an enormous distinction as to the place Brentford end.

Sadly for the remainder of the league, Erling Haaland has six weeks to stew on this loss as he will not be enjoying in Qatar (as Norway did not qualify) and we’re seeing the perfect odds for Man Metropolis to win the title in a while.

— Brentford ‘prime half’ end: $3 (by way of Ladbrokes)

Arsenal’s Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard celebrates scoring his staff’s first aim. Image: Oli SCARFF / AFP


We have a look at the Gunners subsequent, because the outcome may not be the most important of the weekend, however they prolonged their lead on prime of the Premier League desk to 5 factors from second-placed Man Metropolis.

Not even probably the most optimistic Arsenal fan may have believed this attainable three months in the past, however supervisor Mikel Arteta has the youngest common age beginning line up within the EPL and now they will dare to dream of profitable the league.

The subsequent six weeks for Arteta can be spent hoping his World Cup gamers come again wholesome and maybe Arsenal will add to the squad within the January switch window.

Gabriel Jesus’s goal-scoring drought now extends to 10 video games, however he did hit the again of the online earlier than it was dominated out for off-side. Jesus continues to play properly, however wants a aim. Granit Xhaka limped off after quarter-hour, so he is now underneath an harm cloud for Qatar. Additionally, Martin Odegaard is admittedly good at soccer.

Wolves, properly they’re going to be relegated the best way they give the impression of being. It was as in the event that they had been enjoying FIFA on the PS5 on Sunday morning, lengthy ball to the quick striker and hope that works.

— Wolves to be relegated: $1.91 (by way of Ladbrokes)

— Arsenal: EPL Champions: $3.25 (by way of Ladbrokes)

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Joe Willock of Newcastle United scores their staff’s first aim. Image: Stu Forster/Getty Photographs


The rise of Newcastle continues and as for Chelsea, Peter Drury put it completely “Graham Potter’s Chelsea are enjoying a brand new type of urgent soccer – miserable.”

Aside from a fiery final 10 minutes (which was fairly ridiculous to be trustworthy), Chelsea by no means seemed threatening.

Graham Potter has now gone 5 video games with no win and three consecutive losses: it is nearly as if sacking Thomas Tuchel was a rash choice.

On the different finish of issues, Newcastle are actually firmly in third spot and are searching for the products for Champions League qualification. Is Eddie Howe the supervisor of the 12 months, given 12 months in the past Newcastle had been staring down the barrel of relegation at this precise stage?

He has a superb squad and he could get stronger within the switch window.

— Prime 4 end: Newcastle $2.38 (by way of Ladbrokes)

Liverpool’s Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino (C) celebrates scoring his staff’s first aim. Image: Lindsey Parnaby / AFP


Liverpool look to be again in enterprise, however they’re 15 factors off of league leaders Arsenal at this stage.

The second half of the season can be all about them moving into the highest 4 and/or profitable the Champions League, the place they’re nonetheless in with an opportunity.

Jurgen Klopp has six weeks to work on what’s going to be finest for his staff and the way they assault the second half of the season.

Ideally for Klopp he will get his squad again to full health after a lot of accidents up to now this season they usually get one other midfielder within the switch window.

Southampton, properly. they’re on their manner again all the way down to the Championship, a tragic demise for them this season.

— Liverpool Prime 4 end: $1.57 (by way of Ladbrokes)

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Alejandro Garnacho of Manchester United celebrates scoring their aspect’s second aim. Image: Justin Setterfield/Getty Photographs


One other final minute winner involving a staff from Manchester to complete off the Matchweek: are you not entertained?

Alejandro Garnacho would possibly seem to have a horrible angle, however he additionally possesses a LOT of expertise: if he can harness that he’ll turn out to be a United legend within the years to come back.

Oddly sufficient, this sport has largely been forgotten about to a level given the explosive Cristiano Ronaldo interview that got here out within the hours post-game, with the star publicly dragging his supervisor Erik ten Hag.

However the result’s large for United: they discover themselves in fifth spot with a sport in hand and 4 factors in entrance of Liverpool.

They’re, nonetheless, a a lot larger value than Liverpool to make the highest 4, which does not an excessive amount of sense.

However this week for United can be remembered for the Ronaldo interview and each he and Fred (who has been a floip) will greater than seemingly depart in January.

— Manchester United prime 4 end: $2.38 (by way of Ladbrokes)


  • ARSENAL: $3.25
  • LIVERPOOL: $34
  • NEWCASTLE: $41

(Odds by way of bet365 and BlueBet as of November 14)


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