The Big Bet Manifesto: 20 golden rules to live by this season
Make the smart bets and avoid the silly ones this season by following these rules for all 20 Premier League clubs.
Back Arsenal cards at the Emirates
The Gunners picked up 40 bookings at home last season, the most of any Premier League side.
Trust Villa to score at home
Aston Villa only failed to score in one of their 23 Championship matches at Villa Park last season.
Avoid Bournemouth after back-to-back wins
Eddie Howe’s side haven’t won three Premier League matches in a row since March 2016.
Go low on goals in Brighton games
There were under 1.5 goals in 12 of the Seagulls’ matches last season, the most of any side in the league.
Back Burnley to finish strong
Burnley won 28 points in the second half of last season. Only Man City, Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and Wolves earned more.
The Blues don’t lose with Giroud
Chelsea were unbeaten in the 21 games that Olivier Giroud started in all competitions last season, winning 17 and drawing four.
Wait until Palace wake up
Crystal Palace failed to score a goal at home from open play until they beat Burnley on 1 December.
Everton are surprisingly stingy
Marco Silva’s side kept 14 clean sheets in 2018/19, more than any side other than Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Trust Leicester to score on their travels
Leicester scored in 17 of their 19 away games last season, the joint-best record in the league along with Manchester City and Liverpool.
Go ‘win to nil’ when backing Liverpool
Liverpool’s 21 clean sheets were the most any team has kept in a Premier League season since Manchester United’s 24 in 2008/09.
Beware Man City in winter
Nine of Pep Guardiola’s 12 Premier League defeats have come in December and January, including all four last season.
Ole has tightened up United
BTTS landed in 62 per cent of Manchester United’s matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, compared to 82 per cent before he took charge.
Cards are a Schar thing for Fabian
Fabian Schar was booked 12 times in the Premier League last term, despite making just 24 appearances.
Take a chance on Teemu
Teemu Pukki scored 29 Championship goals last season, the highest individual tally since the 2012/13 campaign.
Back the Blades to keep it tight early on
Sheffield United only conceded four first-half goals in 23 home matches last season.
St. Mary’s is the home of BTTS
Both teams scored in 15 of the 19 Premier League games to be staged there last season, the most of any stadium in the division.
Keep an eye on Spurs’ away form
Tottenham lost nine of their last 11 away matches in all competitions, including their last six in the Premier League.
Always, always, go big on Watford cards
Watford picked up 77 yellow cards and four reds last season, the most of any side in the league, while Etienne Capoue equalled the Premier League record with 14 bookings.
When Diop’s away, West Ham are a lay
West Ham took only one point from the five matches that Issa Diop didn’t start last season.
Watch out for Wolves’ sleepy starts
Wolves scored a first-half goal in just 12 of their Premier League matches last season. Only Cardiff, Huddersfield and Fulham scored fewer.
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