Premier League midweek predictions: Kenilworth cracker, Selhurst stalemate, Fortress Molineux

Wolves are a confident pick to beat Man Utd in our midweek best bets



6 months ago

There’s a double-shot of Premier League action this week as a full 10 fixtures play out across Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday prior to the weekend line-up. Two of our best bets are on Tuesday’s coupon but you’ll have to wait for Thursday for the best of the bunch.

Premier League midweek tips

Brighton to beat Luton and both teams to score @ 2/1

Crystal Palace vs Sheffield Utd – Draw @ 13/5

Wolves to beat Manchester Utd @ 17/10

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Seagulls have the quality to inflict Luton’s latest valiant home loss

Luton have specialised in giving the Premier League’s better sides a decent scare at Kenilworth Road this season before ultimately succumbing.

The Hatters have scored first in defeats to Man City (1-2), Arsenal (3-4) and let Liverpool squeak a 1-1 draw with a 95th minute equaliser. Chelsea were their last Premier League visitors and left as 3-2 winners after withstanding a late Luton surge.

Brighton are 4/6 favourites to win here and look likely winners having battered their hosts 4-1 at the Amex in the sides’ season-opener. However, given the results mentioned previously the 2/1 about a Seagulls success in a match where both teams to score looks far more appealing.

Luton have only failed to score once in a Premier League home game this season, whereas Roberto de Zerbi’s side have only kept one away clean sheet in the division in 2023/24.

Tip: Brighton to beat Luton and both teams to score @ 2/1

Dour spectacle in the offing at Selhurst as goal-shy sides collide

Sheffield United remain rock bottom of the Premier League table with just 10 points on the board after 21 matches, but it would still take a brave bettor to back Crystal Palace to beat them in south London at 13/20 with any degree of conviction.

The Eagles have won just twice in 11 home games across all competitions this term and Roy Hodgson’s men are the joint-lowest home scorers in the EPL with just 11 goals netted. Fortunately for them the Blades have the worst road attack in the division having scored just five in 10 games.

Given both sides’ difficulties in finding the net, a draw must be a decent runner in this contest and with enticing odds of 13/5 it’s far more appetising than backing either Palace or their visitors to come out on top.

Tip: Crystal Palace vs Sheffield Utd – Draw @ 13/5

Wolves’ superb Molineux record makes them rightful favourites

Manchester United were pushed far further than they should have been in registering a 4-2 win away to League Two Newport in the FA Cup at the weekend – hardly ideal preparation for a trip to the Black Country where hosts Wolves have been formidable on home soil.

Gary O’Neill’s men have won six of their last nine home games and drawn the other three. That’s strong form even before it’s noted that they’ve hosted Manchester City (won 2-1), Aston Villa (drawn 1-1), Tottenham (won 2-0) and Chelsea (won 3-0) during that sequence.

United have now shipped at least twice in their last four Premier League games, losing away to West Ham and Nottingham Forest during that time – Wolves are far stronger than either of those sides at home and look good value for the win.

Tip: Wolves to beat Manchester Utd @ 17/10