- The Premier League is back in full swing starting on Friday, with all 20 teams in action
- Weekend slates include Tottenham clashing with Manchester United in North London, while a Merseyside Derby will take place at Goodison Park between Liverpool and Everton
- Get the full odds for all ten fixtures and the best bets below
With all football across Europe finally back, it’s the Premier League’s time to shine with their first complete weekend of games beginning on Friday. Norwich City will face Southampton, while Spurs welcome Man United to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Matchday 30 will conclude on Monday when Manchester City welcomes Sean Dyche’s Burnley to the Etihad.
Premier League Matchday 30 Odds
|Norwich City||pk,+0.5 (-111)||+215||Ov 2.5 (-122)|
|Southampton||pk,-0.5 (-109)||+123||Un 2.5 (+102)|
|Tottenham||pk,+0.5 (-127)||+179||Ov 2.5 (-109)|
|Manchester United||pk,-0.5 (+107)||+149||Un 2.5 (-111)|
|Watford||pk,+0.5 (-102)||+225||Ov 2.5 (-109)|
|Leicester City||pk,-0.5 (-118)||+116||Un 2.5 (-111)|
|Brighton||pk,+0.5 (-117)||+199||Ov 2.5 (-109)|
|Arsenal||pk,-0.5 (-103)||+133||Un 2.5 (-111)|
|West Ham||pk,+0.5 (+103)||+230||Ov 2,2.5 (-125)|
|Wolves||pk,-0.5 (-123)||+117||Un 2,2.5 (+105)|
|Bournemouth||pk (-124)||+156||Ov 2,2.5 (-113)|
|Crystal Palace||pk (+104)||+181||Un 2,2.5 (-107)|
|Newcastle United||pk,+0.5 (-114)||+220||Ov 2 (-115)|
|Sheffield United||pk,-0.5 (-106)||+138||Un 2 (-105)|
|Aston Villa||+1 (-105)||+500||Ov 3 (+100)|
|Chelsea||-1 (-115)||-182||Un 3 (-120)|
|Everton||+1 (-118)||+460||Ov 2.5,3 (-114)|
|Liverpool||-1 (-102)||-172||Un 2.5,3 (-106)|
|Man City||-2,-2.5 (-123)||-769||Ov 3.5 (-120)|
|Burnley||+2,2.5 (+103)||+2000||Un 3.5 (+100)|
All odds taken June 18
Pick 1: Tottenham vs Manchester United
For the second time this season, Spurs and Manchester United will meet. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side got the best of Tottenham back in December at Old Trafford, beating them 2-1. The time off has heavily benefited both of these sides, with several key players back from injuries and ready to contribute.
For Jose Mourinho’s squad, this will be a crucial match in their pursuit for a Champions League spot for next year. They’re currently four points off fifth-place United, but with Manchester City’s ban from European football yet to be decided, every team in the top six would move up a spot if Pep Guardiola’s men are handed a two-year ban. Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Steven Bergjwin are all fit and ready to go, which will be a huge boost to this side on the attack because, without these players before the pandemic, they struggled to score goals.
Manchester United will also have Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba back. The Red Devils were in outstanding form before COVID-19 stopped football, going undefeated in their last eleven matches across all competitions. They’ll be looking for consecutive victories on the road against their Matchday 30 counterparts, but this will be their first time playing at the brand new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Rashford will surely play a key part, having already bagged 19 goals this term.
Although there’s been a long break from play, I give United the advantage in this fixture. It will be a close match, but Solksjaer’s men will come out victorious on Friday evening.
Pick: Manchester United +149
Pick 2: Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace
Eddie Howe’s side will host Crystal Palace on Saturday at Vitality Stadium as they look to string together some victories in order to stay out of relegation territory. The Cherries were in a dreadful spell of form before the break, securing the full three points just once in nine matches. They’re currently in 18th place with 27 points, just one above Villa who as of right now, would go down at the end of the season along with Norwich City.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) June 16, 2020
Despite Palace’s struggles in the final third, they find themselves in the 11th spot heading into this fixture. Their remaining schedule consists of several matches against big six sides, but if they can manage to stay solid at the back, positive results are possible. Roy Hodgson’s men have conceded just 32 goals in 29 matches this year, but have scored just 26.
Bournemouth hasn’t received the typical contributions on the attack from the likes of Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser, who probably won’t even play for the club again as he’s declined a short term extension. This will be a close fixture, but I do believe Crystal Palace will win their fourth straight in a low-scoring affair.
Pick: Crystal Palace +181
Pick 3: Aston Villa vs Chelsea
It’s going to be very difficult for Dean Smith’s squad to steer clear of relegation this year when they face sides like Chelsea. They did put forward an impressive performance against Sheffield United on Wednesday though, taking away a point. Villa will have to play Liverpool, Arsenal, Man United, and Wolves after this weekend’s clash with the Blues. They’ve conceded a Premier League-worst 56 goals this term and it won’t get any easier with a young and hungry Chelsea attack looking to capitalize this weekend.
The Blues secured the signature of Timo Werner on Thursday, giving them a top-notch striker for next season. However, Frank Lampard’s focus right now will be to remain in the top four and clinch their place in the Champions League. Chelsea must come out firing against Villa in order to remain well above Manchester United and Sheffield United who are chasing them. Clashes with Leicester City, Liverpool, and Man City will all be important to their quest to stay in a UCL spot, so getting off on the right foot in their first match back will be crucial.
Given Villa’s vulnerability in their own end and Chelsea’s excitement on the attack, this should be a convincing victory for the Blues on the road.
Pick: Chelsea -182