EPL Matchday 24 Odds & Picks: Leicester vs Liverpool, Arsenal vs Leeds & Southampton vs Wolves

Gary Gowers

by Gary Gowers in Soccer News

Feb 12, 2021 · 6:19 AM PST

EPL Matchday 24
Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. (Laurence Griffiths/Pool via AP)
  • It’s the EPL’s Matchday 24 this weekend, including leaders Man City entertaining Tottenham
  • The game of the weekend is a third vs fourth clash between Leicester City and Liverpool
  • We list the odds for all ten games and preview three, offering our best picks

EPL Matchday 24 kicks off on Saturday, February 13, KO 7:30 am EST, with Leicester vs Liverpool, with three more games taking place later on Saturday, another four on Sunday, and two on Monday. Man City now leads the table by five points and at the other end, Fulham, West Brom, and Sheffield United are eight, 11 and 12 points adrift of safety respectively.

Read on to see the odds and our best bets for the weekend’s action.

EPL Matchday 24 Odds

Matchup Home Draw Away
Leicester City vs Liverpool +255 +255 +106
Crystal Palace vs Burnley +135 +210 +230
Manchester City vs Tottenham -315 +500 +750
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Aston Villa +170 +245 +155
Southampton vs Wolverhampton Wanderers +138 +220 +215
West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United +850 +475 -335
Arsenal vs Leeds United -112 +270 +300
Everton vs Fulham -112 +260 +310
West Ham United vs Sheffield United -143 +280 +420
Chelsea vs Newcastle United -143 +280 +420

All odds taken Feb 12 at DraftKings 

Leicester City vs Liverpool Prediction

The Foxes’ good season continues apace and having spent almost all of the season in the top four they look well on course to earn themselves a place in next season’s Champions League. For Liverpool, the season has been a struggle, certainly in comparison to their 2019-20  campaign, and the defense of their EPL title has not gone as planned almost from the word go.

Injuries to Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez – their first-choice center-back pairing – have hit the Reds hard but so too has a lack of form and confidence in their attacking players. Only Sadio Mane has shown anything like the form of which he is capable so it is a boost for Liverpool that he is fit again after a recent injury, but their deficiencies were horribly exposed in last Sunday’s  4-1 home loss to leaders Man City; a result that left Jurgen Klopp’s men ten points adrift of the Citizens.

Leicester, by contrast, had a good week – a point from a tricky away game against Wolverhampton Wanderers and a midweek FA Cup victory over Brighton – and look to be in a good place. While manager Brendan Rodgers still has a few long-term injuries to contend with, key midfielder Wilfred Ndidi looks likely to be available at the weekend for EPL Matchday 24.

With Liverpool finding consistency hard to come by, there is an argument here that says the Foxes can claim the home win but the City result will double Klopp’s resolve to earn at least a point from this game. That, for me, is where the value lies.

Pick: Leicester and Liverpool to draw (+255)

Arsenal vs Leeds United Prediction

The Gunners’ disappointing 1-0 defeat last Saturday by Aston Villa followed an equally disappointing 2-1 defeat by Wolves four days earlier, and so the recent upturn in fortunes for Mikel Arteta’s men has hit a blip. The Gunners now find themselves down in 11th and eight points adrift of the European places.

On a more positive note, Arteta has Bernd Leno and David Luiz available for selection this weekend and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has rejoined the squad after a spell out through illness. A fit and firing Aubameyang is key to this Arsenal team doing well.

Leeds enjoyed a fine win over Crystal Palace on Monday and under Marcello Bielsa have surpassed expectations in their first season back in the top tier since 2004. They are currently a place above Arsenal in the table having played one game less and so will head to the capital with confidence and no fear, but their one failing this season has been an inability to get results against top-six sides.

Bielsa will be acutely aware of the need to rectify this and so, with the Gunners wobbling, the value here is with the away win.

Pick: Leeds United to win (+525)

Southampton vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Prediction

Until midweek, the Saints had endured a miserable February in which they had conceded 12 goals in two consecutive losses – against Manchester United and Newcastle – but, out of the blue, they pulled off an outstanding 2-0 away win over Sunday’s opponents in the fifth round of the FA Cup. In terms of confidence, this will have given them a huge and timely boost and will give them a psychological advantage going into Sunday’s EPL Matchday 24 game.

Wolves, by their own high standards, are enduring a difficult campaign and are currently down in 14th place in the EPL, two places below Southampton having played one game more.

Wanderers have struggled in front of goal minus the services of the injured Raul Jimenez, and right now it is difficult to see where their goals are coming from. As a result, I see Saints building on their midweek success and getting the better of Wolves for the second time in the space of four days.

Pick: Southampton to win (+138)

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