Premier League Matchweek 17 Review

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It’s only right that we begin our Premier League Matchweek 17 review by sending our best wishes to Tom Lockyer. The Luton Town captain suffered an on-field cardiac arrest on Saturday, but thankfully, he is now recovering in hospital. 

Elsewhere, Manchester City experienced further frustration against Crystal Palace. Pep Guardiola’s men have now managed to win just one of their last six league games, leaving them five points behind table-topping Arsenal. 

Sports Hub’s Premier League Matchweek 17 review covers all the key news, results, talking points and betting trends. If you want to relive another wild weekend of EPL action, you’ve certainly come to the right place. 

Matchweek 17 Premier League Results 

The Premier League has gained a reputation for its goal-laden games this season. However, the latest round of fixtures did not live up to the hype. Let’s dive into our Premier League Matchweek 17 review by assessing the results. 

PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHWEEK 17 REVIEW – RESULTS 

  • Nottingham Forest 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur 
  • Bournemouth 1-1 Luton Town (Postponed) 
  • Chelsea 2-0 Sheffield United 
  • Manchester City 2-2 Crystal Palace 
  • Newcastle United 3-0 Fulham 
  • Burnley 0-2 Everton 
  • West Ham United 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 
  • Brentford 1-2 Aston Villa 
  • Arsenal 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion 
  • Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United 

Tottenham kicked off MW17 with a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest, piling more pressure on Forest manager Steve Cooper. Everton and Aston Villa also won on the road, defeating Burnley and Brentford, respectively. 

As we already mentioned, Saturday’s clash between Bournemouth and Luton was abandoned after Lockyer collapsed. The game will be rescheduled in due course, although no official statement has been made. 

Crystal Palace came from 2-0 down to snatch a late draw against Man City, while Arsenal regained first place in the standings with a 2-0 victory over Brighton. In Sunday’s late kick-off, Liverpool and Manchester United played out a goalless draw. 

Premier League Matchweek 17 Review – Betting Trends 

This section of our Premier League Matchweek 17 review highlights all the key trends that bettors need to be aware of. If you’re serious about beating the bookies, you will love the stats and information below. 

We’ll start by covering the basic trends like winning streaks and losing runs before looking at popular goal trends such as scoring records and BTTS. After that, we’ll wrap things up with a look at the important player stats like goals, assists and clean sheets. 

Keep reading our Premier League Matchweek 17 review to get the lowdown on all the important facts and figures behind the most popular soccer league on the planet. 

Key Premier League Betting Trends After MW17 

Believe it or not, Everton is the most in-form team in the Premier League right now. The Toffees have won each of their last four games, wiping out their 10-point deduction in a matter of days. Let’s take a closer look at the EPL’s key betting trends. 

  • Everton is on a four-game winning streak following the club’s 10-point deduction 
  • Aston Villa has picked up five wins across the past six Premier League matches 
  • Man City has picked up a solitary victory across the past six league games 
  • Nottingham Forest has one victory in the previous 13 league matches 
  • Brentford is on a three-game losing streak following Sunday’s defeat to Aston Villa 
  • Liverpool has suffered a solitary defeat in 17 league outings this season 
  • Sheff Utd and Burnley have each won two of their 17 Premier League clashes this term 
  • Liverpool, Brighton, Palace and Forest have each drawn five league games 

Aston Villa enhanced their title dreams with a fifth victory in six matches, while Man City’s title defense took a dent after drawing with Palace. Forest lost to Spurs at the City Ground, meaning the Tricky Trees have won just one of their previous 13 league outings. 

Premier League Goal Trends After MW17 

In comparison with previous weekends, Matchweek 17 was a low-scoring round. Only one game dished up over 3.5 goals, with both teams scoring in three clashes. 

  • Only one Matchweek 17 clash produced over 3.5 goals 
  • Six of the weekend’s games served up under 2.5 goals 
  • Only three of the Matchweek 17 meetings saw both teams score 
  • Brighton’s 21-game BTTS streak came to an end at Arsenal 
  • Man City (40) is still the highest-scoring team in the Premier League 
  • Arsenal (15) and Liverpool (15) boast the joint-best defensive record 
  • Sheff Utd (12) has scored the fewest number of goals this season 
  • The Blades (43) also possess the worst defensive record 
  • The Hammers have seen over 2.5 goals in 13 of their 17 games (76%) 

When it comes to betting trends, the standout result from MW17 is arguably Arsenal 2-0 Brighton. Both teams had scored in each of the Seagulls’ 21 league matches before they visited the Emirates, but the Gunners managed to keep a clean sheet on Sunday. 

Player Stats for Premier League Bettors 

The stars of Matchweek 17 were Mohammed Kudus and Lucas Paqueta, who combined for two goals and three assists during West Ham’s 3-0 win against Wolves. Cole Palmer and Dejan Kulusevski also posted impressive numbers. 

  • Four players were sent off during Matchweek 17 
  • West Ham’s Mohammed Kudus bagged a brace against Wolves 
  • Chelsea’s Cole Palmer scored and assisted against Sheff Utd 
  • Tottenham’s Dejan Kulusevski scored and assisted against Forest 
  • West Ham’s Lucus Paqueta notched all three assists against Wolves 
  • Man City’s Erling Haaland (14) remains the league’s top goalscorer 
  • Haaland (18) and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (18) have the most goal involvements 
  • Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins (17) is just behind Haaland and Salah 
  • Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford and Andre Onana each have six clean sheets 

Despite his injury, Erling Haaland is still the top goalscorer in the Premier League. Thanks to another goal against Brentford, Ollie Watkins now finds himself just one goal involvement behind Haaland and Mohamed Salah. 

Concluding Our Premier League Matchweek 17 Review 

Matchweek 17 of the 2023-24 Premier League season will always be remembered for Tom Lockyer’s cardiac arrest. Thankfully, the Luton captain is in a stable condition and is expected to recover thanks to the medical staff at the Vitality Stadium. 

The EPL’s busy festive period is about to commence, with a jam-packed schedule on the cards. Matchweek 18 gets underway this Thursday, December 21, while Matchweek 19 kicks off on Boxing Day. 

Fear not! We will keep our Premier League predictions and picks flowing throughout Christmas and New Year. So, if you fancy betting on the EPL during the holidays, be sure to stick with Sports Hub for expert insight and analysis.