The English Premier League returns on Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, for its Matchday 11 installment of elite-level soccer.
EPL betting odds are widely available as we are back with our carefully selected Premier League best bets and free betting predictions.
Continue reading for our EPL Matchday 11 betting advice, soccer analysis & free Premier League betting picks for the weekend fixtures involving Spurs vs. Everton and Aston Villa vs. Chelsea.
Tottenham Hotspur FC vs. Everton FC
Saturday, October 15, 2022 – 12:30 PM EDT at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Closing the Gap
Failing to collect three points this weekend could potentially leave Tottenham with a seven-point gap from the top of the EPL table to their London rivals Arsenal.
However, a midweek Champions League success over Eintracht Frankfurt and a two-game win streak in all competitions, position Antonio Conte’s men in a state of high confidence. With a visiting Everton squad arriving at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this Sunday, the threat of defeat isn’t a potent one.
Sitting in third place in the Premier League standings with 20 points is a positive beginning to the season. With an undefeated home record intact, Spurs have the chance to make it six wins from six home meetings when the Toffees arrive in London this weekend.
The Toffees are Unstuck
Cristiano Ronaldo was called off the bench last weekend, and the Ballon d’Or menace was able to snap a six-game undefeated EPL run that Everton was maintaining. This 2-1 defeat to Manchester United was nothing to be ashamed of for manager Frank Lampard, as the Toffees are evidently unstuck from their relegation woes of last season.
Everton’s away efforts have seen both teams score in four consecutive road trips this term, but not since May 2021 have the Toffees taken all three points from the London-based side. And the last time Everton visited Tottenham, it wasn’t pretty, as Lampard’s men left North London with a 5-0 loss.
Our Best Bet
The available EPL odds have placed too much juice on Tottenham to make the home team’s moneyline a comfortable wager. However, with European fatigue working in favor of Everton, we believe both teams can find themselves on the scoresheet with a near plus-money price for the taking.
Score Prediction: Spurs 2 – Everton 1
Soccer Pick: Both Teams to Score (-105) [105$ stake returns $100 profit] at FanDuel
Aston Villa FC vs. Chelsea FC
Sunday, October 16, 2022 – 09:00 AM EDT at Villa Park
Gerrard Is in Trouble
Despite owning a four-game unbeaten streak, Aston Villa is struggling to climb the EPL table as they’re currently positioned in the 16th place spot. For this reason, the rumor mill is alive and kicking because manager Steven Gerrard is one or two losses away from losing his job in the West Midlands.
Gerrard has failed to improve Villa’s style of play, and a lack of decisiveness has been evident through the initial eight games of the 2022/23 Premier League season. However, the former Liverpool star can give Aston Villa owners a reason to keep the faith should he claim a point or three from a menacing Chelsea squad this weekend.
Positivity with Potter
Many critics believed removing Thomas Tuchel from the Chelsea dugout was a rash decision. Still, there’s no denying that the Blues have shown consistency and positive results since the arrival of Graham Potter.
Potter has now assisted Chelsea in claiming three consecutive wins over Wolves and two impressive beatings over AC Milan. Clean sheets also aided these victories, and with Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang finding the net in his previous three appearances, a much-needed flare in attack can position the London club as a dominant force to be reckoned with once again.
Our Best Bet
The available Premier League odds naturally favor Chelsea to cause an upset at Villa Park, but a moneyline price of -125 is a pleasant surprise.
Villa has given us zero reasons to expect a positive result this weekend. They’ve faltered to lesser talented squads, and we expect the pressure of losing his job will be costly for Gerrard and co.
Score Prediction: Aston Villa 0 – Chelsea 1
Soccer Pick: Chelsea ML (-125) [125$ stake returns 100$ profit] at Caesars Sportsbook