Selhurst Park Showdown to be Low on Corner Kicks

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This season, no English Premier League team has featured in more matches that have gone under 10 and a half corner kicks than Manchester United, which is one of the reasons why that wager rates as the best bet in the 11th round of games.

Selhurst Park will stage Saturday’s English Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United and one will be all over bookmakers once they post a line of 10 and a half corner kicks, which Bet365 and others are sure to do. That price was set at -125 and we’re pretty happy with that result.

Both Crystal Palace and Manchester United have forced 47 corner kicks in the first 10 English Premier League rounds, ranking them equal 12th on that specific statistical ladder. Crystal Palace has conceded 47 corner kicks in the English Premier League this term – the eighth lowest tally – but the Eagles have got nothing on Manchester United, with the Red Devils sharing top spot with Swansea on 33 corners given up.

Nine of Manchester United’s 10 English Premier League games have gone under 10 and a half corner kicks, including each of its five matches away from Old Trafford. The Louis van Gaal version of Manchester United is a far cry from the one that Alex Ferguson built and caution is its middle name, particularly when it hits the road. Six of Crystal Palace’s 10 English Premier League games have gone under 10 and a half corner kicks, including three of its five matches at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace is better equipped to play away than at its south London stadium and so it does not surprise one that its English Premier League corner-kick mean does not differ significantly between home and away.

Turning to more mainstream English Premier League betting options and one cannot see anything except defeat for crisis club Aston Villa when it visits sixth-placed Tottenham in the final game of the round at White Hart Lane on Monday.

Unbeaten in the English Premier League since losing 0-1 at Manchester United, Tottenham is staking a strong claim to be the best of the rest and, who knows, it may stay in front of Chelsea unless the Blues sort out their problems quickly.

Ten rounds into the English Premier League and five sides are starting to get cut adrift at the bottom of the ladder and none is in a bigger mess than Aston Villa, although Bournemouth’s injuries are such that the Cherries could claim to be in almost as much trouble as the Villans.

Last Saturday’s English Premier League match between Aston Villa and a Swansea team addressing its own issues was an ideal opportunity for the Villans to snap their five-game losing streak in the top flight but the Swans were good value for their 2-1 win despite trailing until late on.

Tottenham is available at odds of -227 with Coral to get the better of Aston Villa and that feels like a decent bet, as does backing Bournemouth to lose at Southampton on Sunday.

One has a general rule of not trying to pick the raw result of derbies but Bournemouth’s injury list is so long that one cannot resist picking Southampton to take down the Cherries.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe thought that he has recruited sufficiently well for the Cherries to make a decent fist of their first English Premier League campaign but all his hard work has gone to pot through sheer bad luck and the transfer window being shut means that he cannot make any moves until January, by which stage it may be far too late to matter.

The derby factor means that Boylesports are offering odds of -175 about Southampton beating a Bournemouth side that has lost each of its last two divisional matches by 1-5 scores.

Tips Summary

Crystal Palace v Man Utd Under 10.5 Corners
31st October 15:00 GMT
Odds: -125

Tottenham to beat Aston Villa
2nd November 20:00 GMT
Odds: -227

Southampton to beat Bournemouth
1st November 16:00 GMT
Odds: -175

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