Premier League Matchday 23 Odds & Picks: North West Derby Takes Center Stage

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Liverpool are big favorites to extend their lead in the EPL when they face Man U this weekend. Photo by Photonews/Panoramic/Icon Sportswire
  • Matchday 23 in the Premier League features a lot of interesting matchups, with the 204th North West Derby taking place and an imperative relegation battle between Norwich and Bournemouth
  • With a Manchester City loss against Crystal Palace, Liverpool could extend their lead at the top of the table by 17 points with a game in hand on the defending back-to-back champions
  • In the highlight fixture, Liverpool are the favorites currently, with a moneyline of -222

After a round of FA Cup replays, the Premier League is back this weekend for its 23rd round of fixtures. This week could see a rampant Liverpool extend their lead for the title, that could see them bring home their first top-flight trophy in 30 years, as early as March.

Manchester City will look to keep up the pace as they host Wilfried Zaha and the Crystal Palace Eagles on Saturday at 10:00 am EST. Chris Wilder and Sheffield United will be looking to make their claim for a top-four bid as they sit only seven points back of Chelsea, and play away at the Emirates Stadium this weekend.

Arguably, the most important match of the weekend in terms of league position is Norwich hosting Bournemouth. The two teams sit at the bottom of the table, and Norwich will be battling to secure three points to dig themselves closer to the 17th spot.

Premier League Matchday 23 Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Odds at Bovada Total
Watford pk, +1/2 (-111) +205 Ov 2 1/2, 3 (+100)
Tottenham pk, -1/2 (-109) +115 Un 2 1/2, 3 (-120)
Draw N/A +240 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds at Bovada Total
Arsenal -1/2, -1 (+108) -118 Ov 2 1/2, 3 (+115)
Sheffield United +1/2, +1 (-128) +320 Un 2 1/2, 3 (-135)
Draw N/A +245 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds at Bovada Total
Manchester City -2 1/2 (-118) -909 Ov 3 1/2, 4 (-106)
Crystal Palace +2 1/2 (-102) +1700 Un 3 1/2, 4 (-114)
Draw N/A +800 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds at Bovada Total
Brighton -1/2, -1 (-123) -159 Ov 2 1/2, 3 (-118)
Aston Villa +1/2, +1 (+103) +370 Un 2 1/2, 3 (-102)
Draw N/A +310 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds at Bovada Total
Norwich City pk, -1/2 (-109) +128 Ov 2 1/2, 3 (+105)
Bournemouth pk, +1/2 (-111) +193 Un 2 1/2, 3 (-125)
Draw N/A +245 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds at Bovada Total
Southampton pk (-127) +153 Ov 2 1/2 (+100)
Wolves pk (+107) +169 Un 2 1/2 (-120)
Draw N/A +230 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds at Bovada Total
West Ham pk (+108) +176 Ov 2 1/2, 3 (+109)
Everton pk (-128) +149 Un 2 1/2, 3 (-129)
Draw N/A +225 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds at Bovada Total
Newcastle +1 (-102) +460 Ov 2 1/2, 3 (-118)
Chelsea -1 (-118) -192 Un 2 1/2, 3 (-102)
Draw N/A +320 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds at Bovada Total
Burnley +1/2, +1 (-127) +310 Ov 2 1/2, 3 (+106)
Leicester City -1/2, -1 (+107) -115 Un 2 1/2, 3 (-126)
Draw N/A +245 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds at Bovada Total
Liverpool -1, -1 1/2 (-103) -222 Ov 3 (+115)
Manchester United +1, +1 1/2 (-117) +540 Un 3 (-135)
Draw N/A +350 N/A

All odds taken Jan. 14

EPL Pick 1: Liverpool vs Manchester United

In the 204th North West Derby, Liverpool host the Mancs and look to keep their unbeaten streak alive in the Premier League. Equally, Ole Gunnar Solskjær looks to keep his job as the man at the helm of the Red Devils.

Luckily for the Reds, their injury problems will be slightly relieved before the match as Fabinho, Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren are supposed to be all fit for the weekend. These additions will give depth to a Liverpool team that is oozing with world-class talent. They have held six clean sheets in a row in the Premier League with Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk holding down the middle and will hope to do so on Sunday.

Expect Liverpool to cover their spread and win by multiple goals just like the last time these two played at Anfield where Xherdan Shaqiri scored a brace in a match that finished 3-1.

Pick: Liverpool Spread: -1, -1 1/2 (-103)

EPL Pick 2: Norwich City vs Bournemouth

In another imperative match up this weekend, Norwich hosts Bournemouth in what could be a deciding match in the battle for relegation. Currently, Todd Cantwell and Norwich sit at the bottom with 14 points, while Harry Wilson and Bournemouth are slightly ahead with 20.

The reverse fixture at Dean Court saw a dull, 0-0 draw with little excitement. However, expect an attack of Teemu Pukki and Cantwell to finally break through and make the race at the bottom a little more exciting with a win. At +128, the bet is quite worthwhile.

Pick: Norwich City Moneyline (+128)

EPL Pick 3: Arsenal vs Sheffield United

The last highlighted match is Arsenal hosting Sheffield United in what could be a match that sways the race for top four. Sheffield are close to European play next season, and a win and Manchester United loss could see them into a Europa League position.

In the last match between these two, Sheffield won at Bramall Lane 1-0, with a goal from Lys Mousset. Arsenal have been shambles this season, while Sheffield’s defense has been rock solid, only conceding 21 goals, tied as the second-best mark in the Premier League. Expect them to hold the total under at (-135)

Pick: Under (-135)

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