- It is EPL Matchday 24 this week starting with Newcastle vs Everton at 2:45 pm ET on Tuesday
- Man City leads the table by 9 points, with Liverpool in second and Chelsea a further point behind in third
- We list the odds for all nine games and preview three, offering our best picks
EPL Matchday 24 kicks off on Tuesday, February 8 with Newcastle vs Everton and West Ham vs Watford at 2:45 pm ET, and Burnley vs Man Utd at 3:00 pm ET. There are four more games on Wednesday and two on Thursday with both Man City and Liverpool in action.
Man City’s lead has been cut to nine points by Liverpool who has a game in hand, but the Citizens are still heavily favored in the EPL odds. Chelsea is only a point behind the Reds in third but there are some big battles brewing for the Champions League places and to avoid relegation.
English Premier League Matchday 24 Odds
|Newcastle United vs Everton||+160||+240||+175|
|West Ham United vs Watford||-245||+400||+650|
|Burnley vs Manchester United||+540||+320||-182|
|Manchester City vs Brentford||-910||+900||+2400|
|Norwich City vs Crystal Palace||+245||+240||+117|
|Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton||-167||+320||+475|
|Aston Villa vs Leeds United||-132||+300||+340|
|Liverpool vs Leicester City||-375||+540||+1000|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal||+260||+225||+120|
All odds as of February 7 at Barstool
See all the EPL odds above and read on for our best bets for EPL Matchday 24 below.
Newcastle United vs Everton Prediction
The Magpies have languished in the bottom three all season but have recently shown signs of life. Last time out, before the winter break, they won 1-0 away at Leeds and during January they spent big, bringing four top-level, experienced players to the club. Bruno Guimaraes and Matt Targett are expected to make their Toon debuts against Everton, while Brazillian striker Joelinton is expected to recover from a knock and be fit to start.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 7, 2022
Everton, who prior to the break were in freefall, will be hoping for some ‘new manager bounce’ to help their fight against relegation. Three EPL defeats on the bounce were enough for the Everton board to call time on Rafa Benitez’s tenure and replace him with Frank Lampard and it started well for the former England international at the weekend, with the Toffees team beating Brentford 4-1 in the FA Cup.
✊ | A 𝗕𝗜𝗚 gameweek ahead:
— Everton (@Everton) February 7, 2022
The Toon will be hoping to build on the Leeds win but expectations are now so high at James’ Park it is almost impossible for Eddie Howe’s men to live with the hype. I see Everton’s new manager bounce being the decisive factor and them making it two wins on the spin.
Picks: Everton to win (+175)
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Aston Villa vs Leeds United Prediction
Villa have excelled since the arrival of Steven Gerrard in the manager’s hot seat and prior to the break, they were the team to signal the end of Rafa Benitez’s Everton career when Emi Buendia’s header gave them a fine 1-0 away win at Goodison. Gerrard has steered the Villans to the safety of mid-table although they had stumbled prior to the win on Merseyside after going three without a win.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) February 7, 2022
Leeds will have been badly bruised by the Newcastle defeat and are without question well and truly part of the relegation scrap. They have also been hit very hard by illness and injuries with Junior Firpo, Liam Cooper, Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips, Crysencio Summerville and Sam Greenwood all either injured or doubtful for the Villa game.
🎙 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗼 𝗼𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿𝘀: “Shackleton, Cresswell and Forshaw are all healthy now.” pic.twitter.com/JG9g0uT7bz
— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 7, 2022
Leeds will still, however, go to Villa Park to play in their normal open and expansive style – coach Marcelo Bielsa knows no other way – but this may work in Villa’s favor. I expect a comfortable home win here and so there is even value in the -132 for the home win.
Pick: Aston Villa to win (-132)
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal Prediction
Wolves were disappointed to lose 1-0 at home to Norwich in the FA Cup on Saturday but in terms of the EPL, they are in a good place. After a difficult start to the campaign, new coach Bruno Lage has led his talented group of players to the cusp of the European places, and they come into this of the back of a three-game winning run in the league.
— Wolves (@Wolves) February 5, 2022
Arsenal, also after a tricky start, are up to sixth and are in the race for the Champions League places. They have, however, lost the services of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – who joined Barcelona in the January transfer window – and went the whole of January without winning a game. The Gunners need to rediscover their mojo soon but a win here for Wolves will see them leapfrog Arsenal in the table.
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— Arsenal (@Arsenal) February 4, 2022
The defeat by Norwich will have stung and Wolves will be desperate to get back to winning ways. Arsenal’s poor January will have drained the confidence a little, so with the Old Gold in plus money at +260, that, for me, is where the value lies.
Pick: Wolves to win (+260)
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