There are 3 Premier League games this Thursday, featuring an under-fire Jose Mourinho, and a crunch game for relegation threatened Aston Villa. Here are our picks for every single game, you can bet them individually or make them into a parlay for an even bigger payout.
3 Team Parlay - $50 stake would return $541
Everton vs. Southampton Predictions - 1:00pm ET- Bet with FanDuel
Over 2.5 goals @ -104
- 53% of Everton's home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals
- 69% of Southampton's away games this season have seen over 2.5 goals
I really wanted to pick a winner in this game with Everton (+110) and Southampton (+250) both quite attractive prices. Both sides have impressed me at times since the restart, with managers who are doing a great job of implementing their style on their teams.
The reality is however that neither side really needs the win. European qualification is a tough ask for either team and relegation won't happen either. With that in mind it makes sense to look for goals, especially when both teams have a habit of being in high scoring games.
Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Predictions - 1:00pm ET - Bet with FanDuel
Over 2.5 goals @ -132
- Bournemouth's previous 10 games have seen 8 with over 2.5 goals
Bournemouth got hammered by Manchester United last time out, despite taking a shock lead. Eddie Howe's team look a shadow of the dynamic, hard working team they were when they first entered the Premier League.
Today they meet a Spurs side who have the gloom of Jose Mourinho hanging over them. Something isn't right in North London and although they should win today, and win well, it feels safer to take the over 2.5 goals at -132, than Spurs win at -150, and has better odds too.
Aston Villa vs. Manchester United Predictions - 3:15pm ET - Bet with FanDuel
Man Utd (-2) @ +240
- Man United haven't lost to Aston Villa in their past 21 meetings
This Man Utd side look like they could blow anybody out of the water with the way that they're playing. Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba have created a dynamic partnership in the middle of the park and the attacking trio of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial have outscored Liverpool's Sane, Firmino and Salah this season. United have now notched 3+ goals in their past 3 games, whilst Villa have failed to score in 5 of their past 7, and haven't won their last 9 in the league.
This should be an easy 3 points for United forcing Villa closer to playing in the Championship next season, unfortunately there is unlikely to be much the midlands club can do to stop it, if they play at anything like the dire level that they have recently.