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Premier League predictions & picks: 6/23-6/25

by Covers.com
Updated On: June 23, 2020, 3:06 pm ET

Premier League Picks and Predictions June 23-25

Tottenham vs West Ham (Tuesday, 3:15 p.m. ET)

Two teams having disappointing seasons will face off Tuesday as West Ham travel to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The hosts battled to a 1-1 draw vs. Manchester United last time out, squandering a chance to gain ground in their quest for a Champions League spot. The Spurs enter the new matchday in eighth spot, four points back of United. West Ham are much worse off, sitting on the cusp of the relegation zone while losing two straight.

This week could bring more bad news for West Ham, as Tottenham are expected to have their top six strikers back in the lineup. Lucas Mourra has recovered from a knock that kept him out of the draw with Man United, while Dele Alli has served a one-game suspension and will also return. With so much firepower at José Mourinho’s disposal, we like the home side’s chances of converting a soft Over play with ease Tuesday.

Pick: Tottenham Over 1.5 goals (-150)

 

 

Wolverhampton vs Bournemouth (Wednesday, 1 p.m. ET)

Wolverhampton have “wandered” their way into contention for a Champions League spot as they look to continue their red-hot run Wednesday vs. visiting Bournemouth. Wolves have earned points in each of their last six league matches. They celebrated their return from the COVID-19 hiatus in style, upending West Ham 2-0. And they’re comfortably favored against a Bournemouth side that dropped a 2-0 decision to Crystal Palace last time out.

That setback did little to satisfy fans’ fears that Bournemouth will be bound for the lower division next year. They’ve picked up just one point from their past five league games and presently sit 18th. They’ve also surrendered two or more goals over each of their last five Premier League matches – and with Wolves ranked seventh in the league in goal-scoring, we recommend taking the home team on yet another conservative Over play.

Pick: Wolverhampton Over 1.5 goals (-125)

 

Chelsea vs Manchester City (Thursday, 3:15 p.m. ET)

Anyone who questioned whether Manchester City would return from the break with any motivation has been sufficiently answered. The Premier League runners-up are just fine, as they look for their third win in as many games Thursday vs. Chelsea. Man City looked like it hadn’t missed a beat, routing Arsenal 3-0 in their first game back before handing Burnley a 5-0 beating, in a game where the score could’ve been much worse.

Between the 20-point deficit to Liverpool and being ineligible for next year’s Champions League, it would be understandable if Man City decided to just play out the string. But that’s clearly not happening, which is bad news for the Blues. Chelsea need at least one point to ensure some much-needed breathing room in the Champions League race. We expect both teams to score, but Man City should roll to victory yet again.

Pick: Manchester City/Both Teams to Score (+220)

 

Premier League Betting Card for June 23-25

•    Tottenham Over 1.5 goals (-150)
•    Wolverhampton Over 1.5 goals (-125)
•    Manchester City/Both Teams to Score (+220)