EPL Round 25 Preview and Betting Tips for Saturday, February 12, 2022
The English Premier League Round 25 kicks off with five games on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Originally, six games were scheduled for the day. However, the North London Derby between Chelsea and Arsenal got postponed as the Blues had to fly over to the UAE to take part in the FIFA Club World Cup.
Nevertheless, there are still plenty of exciting matches for bettors to put their money on. If you’re one of those guys, you might be wondering which bets to go with. If so, I’m here to help you out by previewing the following games:
- Manchester United vs. Southampton
- Everton vs. Leeds
- Norwich vs. Manchester City
I’m not only going to preview those matchups, but I will also share with you my predictions for each of those. If that sounds good, let’s start!
Manchester United to Beat Southampton
The games between Manchester United and Southampton are always fun to watch as surprises happen all the time. For example, in their first duel of the 2021-22 Premier League season, the score after 90 minutes was 1-1.
The game took place at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, where the visitors arrived bearing the role of a -167 favorite.
However, in their most recent game played at Old Trafford in Manchester, the Red Devils absolutely obliterated the Saints. The final score was 9-0!
Manchester United 9-0 Southampton— GOAL (@goal) February 3, 2021
Twelve months and ten days after the debacle, Southampton travels to Manchester United’s stadium again. Once again, the Red Devils are seen as the favorites, but this time, they’re not in very good shape.
The thing is that they’re without a win in February, coming into Round 25 after two disappointing results. First, they got knocked out of the FA Cup by Middlesbrough who beat them by penalties. Then, they drew 1-1 with the bottom-placed Burnley in a Premier League game.
A thing that could explain their recent run is that Man United players might still be in shock after one of their teammates, Mason Greenwood got arrested on suspicion of assault.
The best way to dig themselves out of the nasty situation is to grab a big win in front of their own fans. They surely have the manpower to do so, although we probably aren’t going to see another 9-0 win.
Leeds to Beat Everton
Kick them while they’re down – that’s probably what’s on the mind of Leeds players ahead of the clash with Everton.
The Toffees are in a horrible situation. For the first time in many years, they’re facing a relegation battle. Ahead of Round 25 of the Premier League, Everton is sitting in the #16 place with a 5-4-12 record. The worst thing is that this team is without a win in the English top-flight since December 6, 2021, coming off four straight losses.
To deal with the team’s poor form, Everton owners decided to sack Rafael Benitez as the manager and put Frank Lampard in charge. So far, the new coach hasn’t changed things much. In his debut as the Everton manager, Lampard’s team lost 3-1 to Newcastle.
Is another defeat around the corner? It might be as Everton’s next opponent is Leeds, a team led by a world-class strategist, Marcelo Bielsa. The former mentor of Pep Guardiola has turned this club into a force that should be reckoned with.
Leeds might be sitting only slightly higher in the Premier League standings than Everton, but this team has already shown the world it can do well in important matches. For instance, in their most recent game, Leeds players played 3-3 with Aston Villa in Birmingham.
Manchester City to Beat Norwich
This one’s no-brainer – Manchester City will beat Norwich. You just need to take a look at their EPL standings to realize why I’m certain the Sky Blues will win on Saturday.
What I’m not certain of is whether it’s going to be a big win for the visitors. Manchester City hasn’t scored more than two goals in its previous three Premier League games. However, we did see the Sky Blues destroy their opponents on a couple of occasions this season. Here are a few examples:
- 6-3 against Leicester City
- 7-0 against Leeds
- 4-0 against Newcastle
- 5-0 against Arsenal
On top of those, let’s not forget the 5-0 win over Norwich in Round 2 of the 2021-22 season. Can they do something similar again? Well, they surely have the players to do so. However, what worries me slightly is that Norwich has been playing decent soccer over the last couple of weeks.
The Canaries are without a loss in their previous three games in the Prem, winning two and drawing one. The best thing is that they scored a total of six goals in those three matches. Still, truth be told, their opponents were teams from the bottom half of the table – Crystal Palace, Watford, and Everton.
Picks for the Remaining EPL Round 25 Games on Saturday
- Crystal Palace to Beat Brentford
- Brighton to Beat Watford
In both of these games, I can see the visitors winning all three points. The main reason is that I believe Crystal Palace and Brighton are much better than Brentford and Watford.
Still, I can’t say I’m 100% confident they will win. That’s why these two aren’t among my top picks. If you’d like to see my favorite bets for Sunday’s EPL games, the next section is for you.
Best Premier League Bets for Saturday, February 12
Those are my top EPL picks for this Sunday, for which I took the odds from 10Bet Sportsbook. Let me now elaborate on why I went with those bets.
First of all, I think it’s time for Manchester United to start winning again. The Red Devils are playing at home against an opponent that’s no match to them.
When it comes to the Everton vs. Leeds game, I do believe the visitors can win. Still, I’d rather play it safe and bet that Leeds isn’t going to lose on Saturday.
Finally, in the game between Norwich and Manchester City, I smell goals, a lot of them. Not only do I think Man City will score at least a couple, but I also suspect Norwich might put away a goal as well.