Premier League Matchday 13: Best Bets for the Weekend

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Arsenal’s English defender Rob Holding heads the ball. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP)

The English Premier League returns on Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October 23, for its Matchday 13 installment of elite-level soccer.

Premier League 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 13 betting advice, soccer analysis, and free Premier League betting picks for Sunday’s fixtures involving Southampton vs. Arsenal and Spurs vs. Newcastle.

Southampton FC vs. Arsenal FC

Sunday, October 23, 2022 – 09:00 AM EDT at Saint Mary’s Stadium

Nine in a Row

It’s been a delightful season for Mikel Arteta, as his Arsenal squad is starting to gel and become a fearsome club as they once were. Sitting atop the Premier League table (4 points clear of Manchester City) is beginning to feel natural for the Gunners. They will make the short trip to Southampton this weekend, hoping to claim their 9th consecutive win in all competitions.

Arsenal hasn’t produced many significantly dominant performances lately, as they’ve won 3 games by a 1-0 scoreline. This could point towards some creeping fatigue because there’s no denying the October schedule has been grueling. That said, a lesser imposing Arsenal squad put 3 past the Saints in their previous meeting, and their weekend opponents haven’t had the greatest of seasons thus far.

The Relegation Zone Is Looming

Sitting just 2 points above the relegation zone isn’t a position that Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl wants to be in. Still, at least his squad ended their miserable winless run against Bournemouth last time out.

Ché Adams’s goal against Bournemouth was the Saints’ 3rd goal scored in their previous 540 minutes of action, and another poor result this weekend could put the manager’s job up for debate.

Our Best Bet

The best sportsbooks have placed Arsenal as the betting favorite, and with their current streak, it’s difficult to argue the bookmakers’ pricing.

However, when combining Southampton’s lack of goal-scoring ability and Arsenal’s likelihood of fatigue, under 2.5 goals at plus money feels like a steal.

Score Prediction: Southampton 0 – Arsenal 2

Soccer Pick: Under 2.5 Goals (+115) [100$ stake returns $115 profit] at FanDuel

Tottenham Hotspur FC vs. Newcastle United FC

Sunday, October 23, 2022 – 11:30 AM EDT at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Formidable on Home Turf

Tottenham’s quest to become Premier League champions is still possible. Still, with their performance in a 2-0 loss to Manchester United during midweek EPL action, they’ll stand no chance at competing for Manchester City’s title.

Antonio Conte and his team have now surrendered a 4-point gap to leaders Arsenal and could fall 7 points behind their foes if they can’t penetrate this Newcastle defense. However, the hosts have won their previous 7 home fixtures in all competitions and notably perform better in front of the Spurs faithful.

A Tough Defense to Break

Entering the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium behind a 6-game undefeated streak will be more than enough confidence for Eddie Howe’s man, who’s notably in a position to reach the top 4 of the table with a victory in London this weekend.

Following a slow start to their Premier League 2022/23 campaign, the Magpies have stormed back during October, taking 10 from a possible 12 points. Most impressively, they’ve remained solid at the back, allowing just 3 goals in their last 6 EPL encounters.

Despite losing to Tottenham 3-2, and then 5-1 last term, the Newcastle takeover has presented a set of variables that opposing teams didn’t previously face. Including the talent on offer in Tyneside.

Our Best Bet

The available EPL odds have placed Spurs as the favorites but remain cautious with a +110 moneyline. While the +250 price tag on Newcastle is tempting, we expect the visitors to continue making it difficult for opposing teams to score, particularly in the first 45 minutes of play.

Score Prediction: Spurs 1 – Newcastle 1

Soccer Pick: First Half Draw (+110) [100$ stake returns $110 profit] at FanDuel