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Another Arsenal late show? Premier League habits to inspire your in-game betting

By Harry Edwards

Published: 15:28, 9 March 2023

With just 12 matchweeks left of the 2022/23 Premier League season, things are starting to heat up at both ends of the table.

Arsenal go into the weekend five points clear at the top of the table after their dramatic comeback against Bournemouth, having watched Manchester City beat Newcastle United earlier in the day. But the big result of last weekend came on Sunday at Anfield. Manchester United are pretty comfortable in the top four right now but they were handed a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of rivals Liverpool who have now lifted themselves up to fifth, three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool open the weekend against Bournemouth as one of six games on Sunday. Also in action are Man City against Crystal Palace and Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest, with Pep Guardiola’s side once again looking to put the pressure on Arsenal.

Due to the return of European football, there are four games on Sunday with Arsenal, Man Utd and West Ham United all playing a game later having been part of Thursday night’s football.

That also means there will be three different games all kicking off at 2pm on Sunday, as well as four in the traditional Saturday 3pm slot. The question is, how does one follow all the action?

Squawka Live not only allows you to keep track of the latest scores and your favourite teams but also brings stats to the small screen, providing real-time updates so you never miss a beat.

With the Alerts feature you can also preset triggers that will notify you if specific in-play events such as match time, odds changes and goals/points happen. So we’ve come up with five matches for you to follow with predictions and which triggers will come in useful to track your options.

How to use Squawka Live's Alert triggers

With Squawka Live's Alert triggers, you can preset triggers that will notify you if specific in-play events occur. To set up your own triggers, follow the steps below.

  1. Download the Squawka Live app on the App Store or Google Play (here's the link). Currently, the app is available in the UK only.
  2. Find your selected live event and navigate to the Alerts tab.
  3. Click on create your first Alert and select a specific trigger.
  4. Select the event detail you want to receive a notification for.
  5. The Alert will be added to your home screen and you will be notified when your chosen event has occurred.


Bournemouth vs Liverpool

The trigger: Exact score: Bournemouth 1-0 Liverpool
The prediction: Liverpool to win

Liverpool will be expected to beat Bournemouth this weekend and likely keep a clean sheet too. The Reds are unbeaten in their past five Premier League games, winning four, and have kept a clean sheet in each of those matches.

However, if Bournemouth do start as quickly as they did against Arsenal last weekend, scoring just nine seconds into the match, there isn’t much for Liverpool fans to worry about. Bournemouthe eventually extended their lead over Arsenal last weekend to 2-0 before eventually losing 3-2, the third time they have lost after going two goals up in a Premier League game this season. The first came against Tottenham in October before Leeds came from two goals down in November.

On top of that, Bournemouth have lost a total of 17 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season, with only Leicester (19) more costly in their dropped advantages.

Leicester vs Chelsea

The trigger: Match Time: Between 45 – HT
The prediction: Chelsea to score next

In the Champions League on Tuesday night Chelsea scored two goals in a single game for the first time since Boxing Day as they beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals. But the Blues haven’t really been a goalscoring side this season, netting just 24 times in their 25 matches.

So what’s going to be the difference here? First of all, we could see a Chelsea side playing with confidence off the back of two consecutive wins for the first time since October, the second of which kept their Champions League journey alive. And then, of course, there’s Leicester.

The Foxes are one of the sides fighting relegation this season, sitting just two points clear of the drop zone though they do have a game in hand over 18th-placed Everton. One of Leicester’s problems this season has been their finishing of matches, particularly across the second half as a whole. Leicester have conceded 24 goals in the second half of Premier League games this season, with only Nottingham Forest (26) letting in more after half-time.

Download the new Squawka Live app

  1. Download the Squawka Live app on the App Store or Google Play (here's the link). Currently, the app is available in the UK only.
  2. Follow your favourite sports, teams and leagues to receive notifications.
  3. Compare odds and set alerts for specific match scenarios.
  4. Use Squawka Live as your second screen with real-time updates from free-kicks to blocked shots and offsides.

Crystal Palace vs Man City

The trigger: Match Time: Between 45 – HT
The prediction: Man City to score next

We’re sticking with the same trigger as above for Crystal Palace vs Manchester City, and with good reason too. Cast your mind back to the first meeting between these two sides earlier this season. We thought we’d be getting an early shock for the campaign when Palace went into half-time 2-0 up.

But then it was the Erling Haaland show after the break as the Norwegian scored his first Premier League hat-trick, after Bernardo Silva had pulled a goal back, to inspire Man City to a 4-2 victory. And it’s been a similar story in this fixture in recent times.

Each of Man City’s last nine Premier League goals against Crystal Palace have been scored in the second half of games, and the Citizens have actually failed to score in the opening 45 minutes in each of their last four matches vs the Eagles. So they’ve got to be a shoo-in to net in the second 45 again.

Man Utd vs Southampton

The trigger: Team Difference: Southampton +1
The prediction: Man Utd to win

Talking of form against a single opponent. Much like Liverpool against Bournemouth, Manchester United will be expected to beat Southampton, after all they’re currently unbeaten in 14 games against the Saints across all competitions and six straight Premier League matches at Old Trafford.

Man Utd may also be fancied to keep a clean sheet, considering only Everton and Wolves (both 19) have scored fewer goals than Southampton’s 20 this season. But Man Utd’s defence showed last weekend that it can be vulnerable. Nevertheless, Southampton scoring or even taking the lead shouldn’t give Man Utd fans anything to worry about.

The Red Devils have won an incredible 36 points from losing positions in Premier League games against Southampton across the competition’s history. No side has won more points from behind against a single opponent in Premier League history, with Liverpool also earning 36 points from losing positions against Newcastle. Marcus Rashford could be among those leading any potential comeback, having scored in each of his last seven Premier League home games, with only Wayne Rooney (eight) and Cristiano Ronaldo (10) scoring in more consecutive league matches at Old Trafford.

Fulham vs Arsenal

The trigger: Match time: More than 75
The prediction: Arsenal to score next

Arsenal showed their resolve once again last weekend, coming from two goals down to beat Bournemouth just the pendulum of the title race appeared to be swinging out of their favour and towards Man City once more. Reiss Nelson was the hero this time with the 90th-minute winner, not too long after coming on with his arrival derided by some Arsenal fans who doubted his ability to change the game in the Gunners’ favour.

It’s the third time Arsenal had scored a 90th-minute winner in the Premier League this season, their joint-most in a single campaign in the competition (also hitting three in 1999/2000, 2009/10, 2011/12 and 2016/17). Interestingly, all three of the 90th-minute winners have come in Arsenal’s past eight games, as Man Utd and Aston Villa also fell – the latter completing another comeback.

Arsenal have also scored 12 Premier League goals in the 75th minute or later this season, never knowing when to quit as they look to win a first Premier League title in almost 20 years.