EPL 2023/24 Matchweek 22 – Betting tips & Predictions

Julian Miller
Julian Miller
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EPL Matchweek 22
EPL 2023/24 Matchweek 22

The Premier League’s staggered winter break is over, and we’re finally back to the regular matchweeks we all know and love. Well, kind of at least. EPL Matchweek 22 is a midweek matchweek. It starts on Wednesday evening with Nottingham Forest vs. Arsenal and finishes with Wolves vs. Manchester United on Friday morning.  
Keep reading to see our EPL Matchweek 22 betting tips and best bets for those matches and every other EPL fixture this week.

Matchweek 22 Fixtures

Nottingham Forest vs. Arsenal

The City Ground, 6:30 AM, Wednesday, January 31

EPL Matchweek 22 starts off with what should be a fairly routine victory for one of the best teams in the league. However, we think it might actually be a tricky fixture for Arsenal.  
Nuno Espírito Santo’s Nottingham Forest have been on the wrong end of results recently,  including a 3-2 loss to Brentford where Ivan Toney controversially moved a ball before scoring a free kick goal, but they’ve looked relatively solid. Arsenal meanwhile have looked a bit vulnerable recently.  
The Gunners have not won any of their last four away fixtures across all competitions, and before battering Crystal Palace 5-0, they have had trouble scoring. History is also against Arsenal here as they have lost three straight matches at the City Ground.  
Arsenal should probably still get the win here, but if you’re looking to back an underdog this week, this might be the match for you.  

Nottingham Forest +1.5 $1.65
Both Teams To Score - YES $1.90
Nottingham Forest +1.5 $1.65

Predicted Lineups

Nottm Forest: Turner; Montiel, Omobamidele, Murillo, Toffolo; Mangala, Danilo; Dominguez, Gibbs-White, Elanga; Wood 
Arsenal: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Havertz; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli 

Fulham vs. Everton

Craven Cottage, 6:45 AM, Wednesday, January 31 

Fulham have lost four out of their last five matches, but this paints a worse picture than what’s actually happening at Craven Cottage. One of those four losses came against Newcastle when Fulham were down to 10 men. Another two losses came without Raúl Jiménez, who seems to have rejuvenated his career at Fulham. Basically, we think Fulham have been unlucky recently.  
Everton, meanwhile, seem to have run out of luck. They’ve won just one league match in the past month, and that was against Burnley. Unlike Fulham, Everton have looked deserved losers in most of their losses.  
This match is a good chance for both teams to get their seasons back on track. In truth, there’s not much to split them, but we’re not going with a draw here. Both teams have solid defences, but Fulham have more creative attacking players, so we’ll give them a slight edge here. 

Draw No Bet - Fulham $1.75
Draw No Bet - Fulham$1.75
Fulham To WIN$2.42

Predicted Lineups

Fulham: Leno; Castagne, Tosin, Diop, Robinson; Palhinha, Cairney; Decordova-Reid, Pereira, Willian; Jimenez 
Everton: Pickford; Patterson, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko; Harrison, Garner, Onana, McNeil; Gomes, Calvert-Lewin

Luton Town vs. Brighton

Kenilworth Road, 6:45 AM, Wednesday, January 31

Brighton had 19 straight Premier League matches where they failed to keep a clean sheet. They’re now on a run of two straight shutouts. Unfortunately for the Seagulls, they’ve also failed to score in those last two matches.  
The last time these two sides played, Brighton won 4-1. However, the Hatters had a number of good chances to keep the match close before they ran out of steam in the final 20 minutes after giving away a penalty in the 71st minute.  
This Luton team is a lot better than they were early in the season, so this should be a closer match than the prior one. Brighton’s injuries and absences boost Luton’s chances in this one too. The Seagulls are missing key attackers like Kaoru Mitoma, Solly March, and Simon Adingra. 
With Kenilworth Road behind them this time, we could see Luton Town getting at least a draw here. 

UNDER .25 Goals$2.28
Both Teams To Score - YES $1.65
Luton Town +1.5 $1.43

Predicted Lineups

Luton Town: Kaminski; Mengi, Osho, Bell; Ogbene, Barkley, Lokonga, Doughty; Brown, Adebayo, Townsend 
Brighton: Steele; Van Hecke, Dunk, Estupinan; Hinshelwood, Gross, Gilmour, Milner; Buonanotte, Ferguson, Pedro 

Crystal Palace vs. Sheffield United

Selhurst Park, 7:00 AM, Wednesday, January 31

Roy Hodgson’s time at Crystal Palace appears to finally be coming to an end. The 76-year-old is reportedly on “thin ice” with ownership. He’s recently been booed at home by Eagles fans who are currently protesting the same ownership about to sack Hodgson. A loss to Sheffield United would cost Hodgson his job and bring Palace dangerously close to the relegation zone.  
Speaking of the relegation zone, that’s exactly where you’ll find Sheffield United. The Blades are bottom of the league with just 10 points. Despite that being the case, they have looked alright recently under returning manager Chris Wilder.  
The Blades have scored multiple goals in three of their last four matches. That’s the same amount of multi-goal games they had all season before this recent stretch.  
The differing forms of these two clubs is too much to ignore. Sheffield United should get a win here and put Roy Hodgson out of his misery.  

Double Chance - Sheff Utd WIN or DRAW$2.28
Draw No Bet - Sheff Utd $4.20
Double Chance - Sheff Utd WIN or DRAW$2.30

Predicted Lineups

Crystal Palace: Henderson; Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Richards, Lerma; Schlupp, Eze, Olise; Mateta 
Sheff Utd: Foderingham; Bogle, Ahmedhodžić, Robinson, Trusty; Hamer, Souza, Brooks; McAtee, McBurnie, Brereton Díaz

Aston Villa vs. Newcastle

Villa Park, 7:15 AM, Wednesday, January 31  

Newcastle United started their 2023-24 Premier League campaign by battering Aston Villa 5-1 at home. Since then, the Villains have emerged as legitimate contenders for a top-four spot, while Newcastle have regressed into a mid-table side.  
Eddie Howe’s Newcastle have lost four straight matches and are down another midfielder following news of Joelinton’s thigh injury. Some of the players who are healthy have reportedly lost trust in the club’s vision. Reliable right-back Kieran Trippier has been linked to a move away to Bayern and Bruno Guimarães might be on his way to Barcelona.  
Aston Villa aren’t on a great run of form themselves. The Villains have won just two of their last five matches. Unai Emery’s men are still undefeated at home though, so they should be able to get a victory against this chaotic Newcastle side.  

Aston Villa To WIN$1.91
OVER 2.5 Goals$1.55
Aston Villa To WIN $1.90

Predicted Lineups

Aston Villa: Martinez; Konsa, Carlos, Lenglet, Moreno; Bailey, Kamara, Luiz, McGinn; Tielemans; Watkins 
Newcastle: Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Miley, Guimaraes, Longstaff; Almiron, Isak, Gordon 

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Manchester City vs. Burnley

Etihad Stadium, 6:30 AM, Thursday, February 1 

You won’t find many more uneven matchups in Premier League history than Manchester City vs. Burnley. The Clarets record against City is 1-2-16 since 2014. The Cityzens have outscored Burnley 9-0 across their last two matches.  
It’s probably more likely to start raining cats and dogs than it is that Burnley get a win on Thursday morning. With all that being said, there’s still some value bets you can place on this fixture.  
Rumours have been building all week that this match will be Erling Haaland’s return from injury. The big Norwegian has been out since the beginning of December. If he comes for this match, he’s practically guaranteed to help Man City get a goal.  
Even without Haaland, OVER 3.5 Goals seems like a good bet here. Man City are playing at home and have nearly a full-strength squad. 4-0 or better should be doable for City.  

OVER 3.5 Goals $1.88
OVER 3.5 Goals $1.90
Man City -2.5 $1.86

Predicted Lineups

Man City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Silva, Foden, Doku; Alvarez 
Burnley: Trafford; Vitinho, O’Shea, Ekdal, Al-Dakhil; Berge, Brownhill; Gudmundsson, Amdouni, Odobert; Rodriguez 

Tottenham vs. Brentford

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, 6:30 AM, Thursday, February 1 

After a slump a few weeks ago, Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs are back on track. James Maddison is back from injury and Tottenham are just three points back of the EPL’s Champions League places. Brentford are also on a redemption arc with Ivan Toney finally coming back from suspension. With all this being said, this match will still be more about who’s not playing than who is.  
Yves Bissouma, Pape Sarr, and club captain Heung-min Son are all away with their national teams. Giovani Lo Selso and Ben Davies are also out with injuries. These absences didn’t cost Spurs against Manchester United, but they could cause problems against a side like Brentford who are tough to break down.  
Playing at home could be the difference maker in this one as Brentford have been poor away from home this season. That being said, the Bees haven’t had Toney all season.  

Double Chance - Brentford WIN or DRAW $2.40
Both Teams To Score - YES $1.60
Brentford +1.5 $1.52

Predicted Lineups

Tottenham: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Bentancur, Kulusevski, Maddison; Johnson, Richarlison, Werner 
Brentford: Flekken; Collins, Pinnock, Mee; Roerslev, Jensen, Norgaard, Janelt, Lewis-Potter; Toney, Maupay 

Liverpool vs. Chelsea

Anfield, 7:15 AM, Thursday, February 1

These two teams just secured their place in the Carabao Cup final. This match could be a preview for things to come on February 25. Unfortunately for Chelsea fans, we don’t see this being a pretty preview.  
Liverpool are five points clear at the top of the table, and have given up just three goals in their last five matches. Yes, the Reds will be without Salah in this match, but that wasn’t a problem for Jurgen Klopp’s side against Arsenal, Fulham, and Bournemouth in recent weeks.  
Diego Jota, Luis Diaz, and even Darwin Nunez have chipped in the goals that you would usually count on Salaha to score.  
Chelsea, meanwhile, continue to look rudderless. Their 6-1 win over Middlesboro was nice, but  
We’re not willing to bet on Chelsea putting things together against Liverpool. This should be an easy win for the Reds.  

Liverpool To WIN $1.63
Liverpool To WIN $1.62
Liverpool To WIN $1.63

Predicted Lineups

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Jones; Diaz, Jota, Nunez 
Chelsea: Petrovic; Disasi, Silva, Colwill, Chilwell; Caicedo, Fernandez; Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling; Nkunku  

West Ham vs. Bournemouth

London Stadium, 6:30 AM, Friday, February 2 

This matchup is one between two of the biggest overachievers in the Premier League this season.  Bournemouth have defied their early relegation-favourite tag and West Ham are surprisingly in sixth place this season.  
These teams played to a 1-1 draw back in August, but the Hammers are firm favourites this time around, and rightfully so, according to our soccer betting experts given West Ham’s good run of form and Bournemouth’s recent losing streak.  
The Cherries have lost two straight, while David Moyes’ team is unbeaten in their last five matches. West Ham are also going to be getting back Mohammed Kudus after Ghana were knocked out of the African Cup of Nations this week. The Hammers will be without their other star winger Lucas Paqueta though.  
Tyler Adams, Hamed Traore, Ryan Fredericks, Dango Ouattara, Antoine Semenyo, and Max Aarons all will miss this match for the Cherries.  

Both Teams To Score - NO $2.45
Draw No Bet - West Ham $1.72
UNDER 2.5 Goals $2.20

Predicted Lineups

West Ham: Areola; Johnson, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson; Alvarez, Ward-Prowse; Kudus, Soucek, Cornet; Bowen 
Bournemouth: Neto; Hill, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kelly; Christie, Scott; Tarvernier, Billing, Sinisterra; Solanke 

Wolves vs. Manchester United

Molineux Stadium, 7:15 AM, Friday, February 2 

This fixture is a rematch of one of the most contentious matches of the 2023-24 EPL season so far.  
Wolves felt they should have been awarded a penalty late in the match after Man United goalkeeper Andre Onana clattered into Wolves’ Sasa Kalajdzic. Referee Simon Hooper was demoted to the Championship for a weekend the following week after supposedly missing the call.  
That match ended 1-0 to Manchester United. However, Wolves largely dominated the match. They will have a tougher time of things in Matchweek 22 given Man United’s home field advantage, but you have to give Wolves a fighting chance considering their form right now.  
Gary O’Neil’s side have won three of their last four league matches, while Ten Hag’s United have won just one of their last five.  

OVER 2.5 Goals $1.70
Both Teams To Score - YES $1.58
Double Chance - Man Utd WIN or DRAW $1.47

Predicted Lineups

Wolves: Sa; Kilman, Dawson, Toti; Semedo, Lemina, Doyle, Ait Nouri; Sarabia, Neto, Cunha 
Man Utd: Bayindir; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Mainoo, Eriksen; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund

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