Soccer returns in England this weekend with a full slate of fixtures for Premier League Matchday 14. The schedule begins with five matches on Saturday, headlined by Newcastle hosting Manchester United. Arsenal welcomes Wolverhampton Wanderers, and there are multiple relegation six-pointers to close out the day.
Meanwhile, the two big games on Sunday start with Chelsea playing Brighton at Stamford Bridge, followed by Manchester City versus Tottenham Hotspur. Liverpool is also in action on Sunday.
This was a tricky card for me to pick through for my favorite plays. However, I still have two best bets and a preview of all of the games of Premier League Matchday 14.
Premier League Matchday 14 – Preview & Best Bets
Brentford vs. Luton Town – Luton has been terrible on the road, but I still can’t bet on Brentford at these odds.
Arsenal vs. Wolves – The Gunners will be a popular moneyline parlay piece. With Wolves missing multiple key players, it could be a good idea here.
Burnley vs. Sheffield United – This was the easiest pass of the weekend. I don’t trust either of these sides.
Nottingham Forest vs. Everton – Taiwo Awoniyi being out for Forest is a huge loss. It would be Everton or pass here for me.
Newcastle vs. Manchester United – Newcastle ML (-107) BetRivers
Would it be a Premier League preview without me fading United? I do not believe that the Red Devils warrant this sort of number on the road against the Magpies.
At home this season, Newcastle owns a +9.6 xGDiff, according to fbref.com. This includes wins over Chelsea, Arsenal, and Aston Villa, who are all better than United.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils have lost the expected goals battle on the road at Burnley, Sheffield, Fulham, and Everton. They have also allowed 1.98 xG per 90 minutes in the tougher trips to Arsenal, Spurs, and their Champions League opponents.
Yes, Newcastle is battling injuries. As long as Alexander Isak is involved, the Magpies will be much more at full strength than the visitors here.
Chelsea vs. Brighton – This price on Brighton is tempting, but I’m staying away from this match.
West Ham vs. Crystal Palace – On paper, this feels like a slog of a game with minimal goals. I’m ultimately going to pass here, though.
Bournemouth vs. Aston Villa – Before blindly betting Villa, the team has struggled on the road. It is also still hard to predict what Bournemouth is.
Liverpool vs. Fulham – Liverpool -3 Corners (+110) FanDuel
To be honest, there are many ways you could bet the hosts in this spot. I’m choosing to go with the corners market, but I also like Liverpool as a moneyline parlay piece.
On the corners, only Arsenal and Manchester United are averaging more at home this season than the Reds are at 8.33 corners per match at Anfield. This is one of the main reasons Jürgen Klopp’s team has covered this spread in four of six home EPL games.
As for Fulham, only Brighton averages fewer corners away from home than the Cottagers. With Liverpool dominating possession, I can’t see the Whites having many corners in this spot.
Manchester City vs. Spurs – With full-strength squads, this would be a better game. City is another popular parlay piece with all of Spurs absentees.