We are now over a quarter of the way through the English Premier League season the table is now starting to take shape.
Tottenham and Leicester City were involved in the race for the championship at the end of last season – with Leicester City easily accounting for their rivals – and they will face off at White Hart Lane this weekend.
Add in interesting contests between Crystal Palace and Liverpool, Southampton and Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City and it is another huge weekend of English Premier League action.
Sunderland Vs Arsenal
Sunday 30 October, 10:30pm, Stadium Of Light
Sunderland suffered yet another loss at the hands of West Ham last weekend and it is no surprise that they will go into this clash as heavy underdogs.
Sunderland are still chasing their first victory of the season and they face a difficult assignment against Arsenal, but they have won three of their past 11 games for a very narrow profit.
Arsenal let slip a golden opportunity to go to the top of the English Premier League ladder when they drew with Middlesbrough last weekend and they can’t afford to drop more points against Sunderland.
The Gunners have won just seven of their past 15 games as away favourites for a loss, while they have not lost in their past 12 games against Sunderland.
There is no doubt that Arsenal are deserving favourites, but it is tough to get them as short as their current quote and I am happy to stay out of this clash from a betting perspective.
Manchester United Vs Burnley
Sunday 30 October, 1:00am, Old Trafford
Jose Mourinho is already under plenty of pressure at Manchester United and a defeat at the hands of Burnley would lead to absolute carnage.
Manchester United were nothing short of disgraceful against Chelsea and they have not won a game in the English Premier League since they beat Leicester City over a month ago.
It is no surprise that they will go into this clash as dominant favourites, but they have not been a profitable side as home favourites over the past 12 months.
Burnley returned to winning form with a tough performance against Everton and they will take plenty of confidence from that performance.
The problem for Burnley so far this season is that they have struggled away from home and they have lost all three games as away underdogs.
This is another game where there is very little betting value and I am more than happy to stay out of the action.
Middlesbrough Vs Bournemouth
Sunday 30 October, 1:00am, Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough produced one of their best performances of the season to date to take a point from Arsenal this weekend and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.
Middlesbrough are yet to fire as the punter’s elect this season and their record at Riverside Stadium has been particularly poor.
Bournemouth have not lost a game since they went down to Manchester City over a month ago and they showed plenty of heart to take a point from their meeting with Tottenham.
Bournemouth have taken at least a point from eight of their past 15 games as away underdogs for a profit and they are more than capable of coming away from this clash with the three points.
Back Bournemouth To Win @ $3
Watford Vs Hull City
Sunday 30 October, 1:00am, Vicarage Road
Watford took a point from their clash with Swansea City last weekend and are dominant favourites to return to winning form against Hull City.
Watford made a slow start to the season, but they have lost just one of their past six matches and have really cemented themselves as consistent English Premier League performers.
They have lost just one of their past eight games as home favourites and they very rarely lose when they are expected to get the job done.
The wheels have fallen off Hull City in a big way and Stoke City resigned them to their fifth loss on the trot last weekend.
Hull City face a tougher challenge against Watford this weekend and it is extremely difficult to see them returning to winning form.
There is a genuine edge at the current price of Watford and they are one of the safest bets in the English Premier League this weekend.
Back Watford To Win @ $1.75
West Bromwich Albion Vs Manchester City
Sunday 30 October, 1:00am, The Hawthorns
Manchester City produced their third disappointing performance on the trot against Southampton and they are dominant favourites to return to winning form this weekend.
Manchester City looked as though they were going to cruise to the English Premier League title at the start of October, but they are sure to have received a much-needed wake-up call in recent weeks.
Their record as away favourites in the past 12 months is extremely poor – they have won just five of their past 14 games in this scenario.
West Bromwich Albion have won only two games this season, but they have played well in recent weeks and they were far from disgraced against Liverpool.
The Baggies have won five of their past 11 games as home underdogs for a massive profit and they have lost just four of their games in this scenario.
There is no doubt that Manchester City deserve to be favourites, but they are way too short at their current price and the West Bromwich Albion and draw Double Chance is worth a gamble.
Back West Bromwich Albion And Draw Double Chance @ $2.75
Tottenham Vs Leicester City
Sunday 30 October, 1:00am, White Hart Lane
This is one of the most interesting games of the weekend.
Leicester City upstaged Tottenham to win the English Premier League last season, but it is Tottenham that will go into this clash as clear favourites.
Tottenham were unable to get the job done against Bournemouth last weekend, but they are still yet to lose a game this season and their record at home in excellent.
They have now won ten of their past 17 games as home favourites, but this has actually not been a profitable betting play for punters.
Leicester City returned to winning form with a fighting victory over Crystal Palace and they will take plenty of confidence from the fact that they beat Tottenham at White Hart Lane last season.
The Foxes have won four of their past 11 games as away underdogs for a clear profit and there is definite value at their current price of $5.50.
Back Leicester City To Win @ $5.50
Crystal Palace Vs Liverpool
Sunday 30 October, 3:30am, Selhurst Park
Liverpool are arguably the form team in the English Premier League and they recorded their fifth win from their past six games when they beat West Bromwich Albion last weekend.
The style of football that Liverpool has played this season is nothing short of outstanding and they will start this game as clear favourites.
Winning as home favourites has been easier said than done for Liverpool and they have won just six of their past 13 games as away favourites for a loss.
Crystal Palace suffered their second straight loss on the trot against Leicester City and they face another tough assignment this weekend.
They have lost four of their past five games as underdogs for a clear loss, but their recent record against Liverpool is excellent and they have won three of the past six games played between the two sides.
The market looks to have got this game just about right and this is another contest that I am happy to stay out of from a betting perspective.
Everton Vs West Ham United
Monday 31 October, 12:30pm, Goodison Park
Everton have regressed significantly since their positive start to the season and they desperately need to return to winning form against West Ham on Monday morning.
Everton produced their worst performance of the season to lose to Burnley, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.
Home favourtism has not been a particularly strong position for Everton and they have won just seven of their past 15 games in this scenario for a loss.
West Ham have rebounded impressively in the past two weeks to beat Crystal Palace and Sunderland and their season is now somewhat back on track.
The Hammers have won only three of their past 15 games as away underdogs, but they have drawn six of these contests and backing the London-based side to draw has been a profitbale play over the past 12 months.
The $3.80 currently on offer for the draw can’t be ignored and it is one of the best value betting plays of the week.
Back The Draw @ $3.80
Southampton Vs Chelsea
Monday 31 October, 3:00am, St Mary's Stadium
Both these teams bring strong form into what should be an exciting clash.
Chelsea produced their best performance of the season to completely steamroll Manchester United last weekend and they have now recorded three impressive victories on the trot.
They will go into this clash as clear favourites and they have proven to be a narrow winning proposition as home favourites in the past 12 months having won seven of their past 13 games in this scenario.
Southampton have not lost a game in well over a month and they played very well to take a point from their clash with Manchester City last weekend.
The Saints have an excellent record in front of their home fans and they have won two of their past three games as home underdogs for a clear profit.
I am still not completely sold on this Chelsea outfit and the $3.10 available for a Southampton victory is worth a bet.
Back Southampton To Win @ $3.10
Stoke City Vs Swansea City
Tuesday 1 November, 7:00am, Britannia Stadium
Stoke City have returned to their best form in recent weeks and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.
It is fair to say that Stoke did not beat much in the form of Sunderland and Hull City, but before that they were able to take a point from Manchester United and they haven’t lost for over a month.
Stoke City have won four of their past eight as home favourites for a narrow profit and it is fair to say that they are tough to beat at Britannia Stadium.
The change of manager has not really worked wonder for Swansea City, but they were at least able to end their losing streak with a draw against Watford last weekend.
Swansea City have won just three of their past 17 games as away underdogs and they are profitable in that scenario, but are very tough to rely on.
Neither team really stands out at their current price, but the Over in the Total Goals betting market does appeal.
The over has saluted in 12 of the past 18 away games played by Swansea City and backing the overs has been a profitable betting play in games involving Stoke City over the past 12 months.
Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.87