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Just two Premier League fixtures have survived a wave of coronavirus related postponements on Saturday as Aston Villa’s home game against Burnley and Arsenal’s trip to Leeds are expected to go ahead.
Normally with our cards and corners best bets we pick out one selection from four or five games and combine them into one bet. Obviously, that hasn’t been possible this week so instead I’ve provided a best cards bet and a best corners bet from each of the two games that are expected to be played.
Read on for our best cards and corners bets, and remember to check out our Premier League Match Predictions section for detailed analysis and tips ahead of this weekend’s fixtures. You can use these in your own accumulators or as part of a bet builder for any of the given games, or back them all in one 24/1 four-fold below.
24/1 Cards & Corners Accumulator Tip
Aston Villa vs Burnley
Best corners bet: Under 11 corners at 10/11
Aston Villa and Burnley meet at Villa Park on Saturday in what looks a good fixture for fans of unders bets in the corners market. No Premier League team averages fewer corners per-game at home than Villa at just 4.00, level with Wolves, and they concede on average 5.88. Burnley are averaging just 3.5 corners per-game on their travels but they do concede 7.63 – more than any other team in the division. However, the fact Villa just aren’t winning many themselves at home suggests we will see under 11 corners taken in total in this match-up.
Best cards bet: Both teams to receive 2+ cards at 2/1
I’m going for a bold call with the cards bet and both teams to receive two or more cards has a chance here. Villa are averaging 2.18 cards per-game and at home that drops down to exactly two, while there have been two or more yellow cards handed out to Villa players in three of the six games they have played since Steven Gerrard became boss.
Burnley have the fifth worst disciplinary record in the league with 34 cards dished out to their players in the 15 games they have played, at an average of 2.27 per-game, and as such the 2/1 on both teams to receive 2+ cards looks worth the risk.
Leeds vs Arsenal
Best corners bet: Arsenal corners match bet (most corners) at 21/20
Neither Arsenal nor Leeds are great teams for fans of the overs markets when it comes to corners betting, but the Gunners are faring slightly better than their hosts in that regard. Arsenal average 5.12 corners per-game to Leeds’ 4.53 and they have won the corners match bet in three of their last four games – managing at least eight in all three of those games. Leeds have only won nine corners in total in their last three games, so backing the visitors to take the most corners makes sense here.
Best cards bet: Both teams to receive 2+ cards at 11/10
While this bet looks a big call in the game between Villa and Burnley, in this match-up both teams to receive two or more cards has real appeal. Leeds have the worst disciplinary record in the division and are averaging a whopping 2.88 cards per-game, but they also see 2.06 cards handed to their opponents and in home games that average rises to 2.5. Arsenal are only averaging 1.53 cards per-game but they have seen two players booked in each of their last three games and as Leeds are a side who seem to attract fouls both teams to pick up two or more cards looks a good option.
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