Thursday's three-game slate in the English Premier League is highlighted by a crucial matchup between Manchester United and Aston Villa. Manchester United is looking to finish inside the top four of the English Premier League standings, which will secure the Red Devils a spot in next season's Champions League. Aston Villa, meanwhile, is hoping to avoid relegation. Aston Villa enters Thursday's match against Manchester United in 18th place, four points away from safety. Kick-off between Aston Villa and Manchester United is set for 3:15 p.m. ET.
The latest EPL odds from William Hill list Manchester United as a -320 money line favorite (risk $320 to win $100), while Aston Villa is going off at +900. Meanwhile, oddsmakers are expecting a more competitive match when Bournemouth hosts Tottenham at 1 p.m. ET. William Hill lists Tottenham at -150 (risk $150 to win $100), while Bournemouth is being listed at +400 in the latest English Premier League odds. Before you lock in your English Premier League picks or predictions for Thursday, see what SportsLine's proprietary soccer model has to say.
Created by two Norwegians -- professional poker player and sports bettor Jonas Gjelstad, and economics and engineering expert Marius Norheim -- the model analyzes worldwide betting data and exploits market inefficiencies, helping its followers cash in. Over the last three years, the algorithm is up an eye-popping 13,800 percent.
The model also made some huge calls in the English Premier League over the weekend, correctly predicting the profitable draws in Burnley vs. Sheffield United (+195) and Newcastle vs. West Ham (+230), as well as Leicester City's (-150) victory over Crystal Palace, Chelsea (-255) beating Watford, Tottenham (+110) knocking off Everton and Liverpool (-320) cruising past Aston Villa.
Now, the model has set its sights on Thursday's Premier League fixtures and revealed its picks for every match over at SportsLine.
Top English Premier League predictions for Matchday 34
The model is leaning over 2.5 goals in Thursday's showdown between Manchester United and Aston Villa. The Red Devils enter Thursday's match undefeated in their last nine Premier League games. Manchester United's recent run can be directly attributed to its ability to score goals. In fact, Manchester United has scored 11 goals in its last three league fixtures. Midfielder Bruno Fernandes has made all the difference since signing for the Red Devils, having been directly involved in 11 goals in his nine Premier League matches.
Aston Villa, meanwhile, is winless in its last nine league fixtures. The Villans are coming off a 2-0 defeat against Liverpool, which was the 20th time this season that Villa has allowed two or more goals in a Premier League game. In addition, these two teams combined to score four goals in the reverse fixture earlier this season, one of the main reasons the model is leaning towards the over on Thursday.
How to make English Premier League picks for Matchday 34
The model has also revealed strong money line picks for every English Premier League match on Thursday. You absolutely need to see them before you lock in your own picks.
So who should you back on Thursday? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the money line has all the value in every English Premier League match, all from the proprietary European soccer model that's up an eye-popping 13,800 percent.
English Premier League schedule
Thursday, July 9
Everton vs. Southampton, 1 p.m. ET
Bournemouth vs. Tottenham, 1 p.m. ET
Aston Villa vs. Manchester United, 3:15 p.m. ET