Newcastle United - Arsenal and Manchester United - Liverpool are two of Round 34’s marquee matches in the Premier League as the season enters the last 5 games of the year. Manchester City has all but wrapped up the league leaving European cup positions as the only achievable target for some clubs.
For Newcastle, this game is an important match for them to stay away the relegation positions as they sit only 9 points above the drop zone and will need to win to avoid any decision day problems. For Arsenal, a win would soften the rather slow season the Gunners have had.
For the oddsmakers at DraftKings Arsenal and Liverpool are favorites, but we have examined some interesting betting options for these matches that will feature three of the top teams in England.
Newcastle United - Arsenal
Arsenal are a heavy favorite at -115, while Newcastle United is paying out an interesting +310. While betting on an outright result may be a stretch, betting on who might be leading at the half may be a more interesting option, Newcastle have lost 15 of their last 16 games so betting that Arsenal will be in the lead come the half is paying out an interesting +140 in favor of the Gunners.
Manchester United - Liverpool
DraftKings might have left an opening for bettors in this match as Manchester United is paying out the higher odds +170 and playing at home the red devils have not lost to Liverpool in 15 outings, winning 10.
United have won 4 of their last 5 games, drawing the other, while Liverpool’s form has been three wins with two draws in their last 5. Look for the match to be low scoring and a safe bet could be betting that the half-time result will be a draw between the two sides which is paying out +123.
An interesting parlay for these matches would be a win for Arsenal and a draw between ManU and Liverpool. A $100 bet would net the winner $660 in earnings. Live betting could also be key in these matches as Newcastle and Arsenal might have a lot of variables while the match goes on.