Best Bets in The Premier League This Saturday: Feb. 26th
This upcoming Saturday in the Premier League does not consist of any top half of the table clashes; however, there are still areas to make some cash.
I have also given my first goalscorer picks in each of these three games.
Tottenham ML vs Leeds (-115)
Tottenham continued their shockingly inconsistent run of form in a mid-week loss to Burnley, a team that is fighting for survival. The rollercoaster season continues, after going from beating Manchester City at the Etihad to losing at Turf Moore.
However, Leeds are a team that have struggled exponentially more, coming off a 6-0 loss to Liverpool. While Spurs struggled against Burnley, credit also needs to be given to the boys in claret and blue for inspiring defending.
Harry Kane is back in top form, and Spurs will attack this game with a true sense of urgency.
Manager Antonio Conte held a press conference today and his rhetoric will calm a lot of Spurs fans and the team. He reiterated that he is here to complete a job, and bring this team to where they belong.
Spurs will be without Rodrigo Bentancur after he suffered an injury against Burnley, so Harry Winks will get a chance to prove himself next to Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, who also has something to prove.
Ryan Sessegnon and Emerson Royal will likely be replaced by Sergio Reguilon (returning from COVID) and Irishman Matt Doherty.
Leeds are still without Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford and the rest of the team should remain the same.
Given the value here, Spurs are a great team to back against a struggling Leeds side. They must bounce back, and they will.
Both teams met earlier this season, ending in a 2-1 win for Tottenham.
Bonus Pick: Harry Kane first goalscorer (+300)
Brighton vs Aston Villa – Under 2.5 goals (-130)
Brighton are a team that is built from the back and have been rock-solid defensively this year. Less than 2.5 goals have been scored in 13 out of Brighton’s last 15 Premier League games.
They have conceded the sixth least goals in the Premier League this season, and have scored the seventeenth least.
Aston Villa have also struggled on the offensive end recently after failing to score in their last two Premier League outings. Emi Buendia, Danny Ings, and Leon Bailey haven’t fulfilled their potential this year, however, Steven Gerrard hasn’t had much time to work with the squad.
I can’t see there being too many fireworks in this game, which is why I have gone with under 2.5 goals being scored in this contest.
Bonus Pick: Leandro Trossard first goalscorer (+650)
Newcastle ML vs Brentford (+205)
A true relegation scrap is about to go down between these two sides, and a few others.
Newcastle sits in an arguably better position than Brentford, as they are in 17th in the league, however, they have only played 24 games. The Magpies sit at 24 points.
Brentford are in 14th, although they have already played 26 games, and are only 2 points above Newcastle.
Newcastle’s January signings have made an instant impact on their squad. They are undefeated in their last five Premier League games, three of which have been wins.
On the other side of things, Brentford have been struggling massively in the Premier League recently, losing six out of their last seven
Newcastle’s X-Factor, Allan Saint-Maximin, will miss the match after suffering an injury last outing; however, we could see Bruno Guimarães make his first start for the Magpies.
While they are at home, Brentford’s form hasn’t fluctuated much when they are Home vs Away, and I believe Newcastle will continue their strong run of form.
Eddie Howe’s system is slowly being implemented with every game Newcastle play, and they will only get stronger.
The value here is excellent, as Brentford are slightly favorited at +155. The odds of a draw are +225.
Bonus Pick: Chris Wood first goalscorer (+550)