The Premier League’s frantic festive period is set to kick into high gear in an already busy season.
Every club will be involved in six Premier League matches over the next four weeks followed by a very busy January which includes more midweek matches to accommodate two rounds of the FA Cup.
In short squad depth is very important at this time of year as these results can make or break a side’s season.
There are few matches bigger than a Manchester Derby and with both sides well below where they would like to be, the desperation in this weekend’s meeting will be at an all time high.
We are previewing all ten matches this weekend below so read on to see who we are backing.
Saturday 12 December, 7:00am, Elland Road
Leeds 1 – West Ham 2
In all honesty, it’s hard to understand why Leeds is a clear favourite in this market, although it’s not the worst outcome from a punting perspective.
West Ham had their three-match winning run brought to an end by Manchester United while Leeds went down to Chelsea in Matchweek 12.
These are the sorts of matches West Ham have been winning on their way to eighth place on the table and at their current price, it’s well worth taking a punt on them here.
Back West Ham to Win @ $3.20
Saturday 12 December, 11:30pm, Molineux Stadium
Wolves 0 – Aston Villa 1
Wolves remain a side that is nearly impossible to get a read on, a week after stunning Arsenal they were demolished by an injury ravaged Liverpool side.
It’s worth mentioning the huge absence that is Raul Jiminez as he recovers from a head injury sustained against Arsenal, however their inconsistencies predate his absence.
Villa on the other hand have been horrendously out of form in the last month (one isolated win over Arsenal aside).
Neither option fills me with a whole lot of confidence but Wolves is certainly the lesser of two evils (or three if you count the draw).
Back Wolves to Win @ $2.30
West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 13 December, 2:00am, St James’ Park
Newcastle 2 – West Brom 1
Much like the previous match, this play comes more out of a desire to back against West Brom than it has anything to do with Newcastle.
The Baggies were destroyed by Crystal Palace last week after a red card to Matheus Pereira but their form on the whole this season should have you backing against them at any opportunity.
Newcastle is coming off an unexpected week off after a COVID outbreak forced the postponement of their match last week.
As long as they can get something resembling a normal build up to this match they should be able to come away with all three points and it’s a bet worth taking at their current price.
Back Newcastle to Win @ $2.20
Sunday 13 December, 4:30am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 0 – Manchester City 0
This might not be the biggest Manchester Derby in history, but it is one of the most important with both clubs sitting on the wrong end of the top four.
While United might have been eliminated from the Champions League during the week, they have been consistent in the league winning their last four matches.
City have won their last two matches in the Premier League but have not come up in the big matches so far this season.
United won three of the four meetings last season across all competitions and I’ll happily back them to get something from this fixture too.
Back Manchester United or Draw Double Chance @ $2.05
Sunday 13 December, 7:00am, Wembley Stadium
Everton 1 – Chelsea 0
Everton are well and truly in cross off territory now, with one win (over lowly Fulham) since October 4.
There is no chance of them getting what they need against a Chelsea side that is very much in the title race, trailing Tottenham and Liverpool by just two points.
The Blues might have only won once in their last five meetings with Everton but in their current form, the nicest thing you can say about Everton is that they should manage to score a goal.
Backing them to score enough to at least get a point is out of the question though.
SGM: Chelsea to Win & Both Teams to Score @ $3.16
Sunday 13 December, 11:00pm, St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton 3 – Sheffield United 0
On the plus side, Sheffield’s anaemic attack scored another goal in their last match bringing their season tally to five.
On the down side, they lost their tenth match of the season going down to Leicester with a last minute winner from Jamie Vardy.
Ask yourself this, would you back the Blades to do anything other than lose this match?
I wouldn’t either.
Back Southampton to Win @ $1.72
Monday 14 December, 1:15am, Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace 1 – Tottenham 1
If you were not already, it’s time to take Tottenham seriously after their derby demolition of local rivals Arsenal.
Palace trounced West Brom but consistency has been a huge issue for them all season long, failing to win back to back matches since the opening two rounds of the season.
If you really want to be harsh on Palace as well, it’s worth mentioning scores were locked at 1-1 when West Brom were reduced to 10 as well.
In the past this would have been the textbook letdown match for Spurs where they dropped points after a huge win, but not here.
Jose Mourinho has this side ticking over so smoothly and are well worth backing in here.
Back Tottenham to Win @ $1.75
Monday 14 December, 3:30am, Craven Cottage
Fulham 1 – Liverpool 1
You can count out Liverpool 67 times but Jurgen Klopp will find a way to get his team to respond 67 times.
Not only are Liverpool navigating a tricky fixture period with a depleted squad, they are winning just about every match, not losing in the league since October 4.
What all of this is leading to is tipping the Reds to find a way to steamroll a Fulham side that is just not at Premier League standard.
Back Liverpool -1 Goal @ $1.83
Monday 14 December, 6:15am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 0 – Burnley 1
In any normal season, you would look at Arsenal and think their price was a bit generous.
This is not a normal season and this is not a normal Arsenal side.
After years of being mocked for an inability to defend, they now find themselves unable to muster a shot on target, with one of the worst attacks statistically across all four English leagues.
The problem with that is the fact Burnley currently inspires a similar amount of confidence winning just once in the Premier League.
With a combined 15 goals between these sides this season, I’ll steer clear of the head to head market and back a dull contest with scarce attacking chances.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.88
Brighton And Hove Albion
Monday 14 December, 6:15am, King Power Stadium
Leicester 3 – Brighton 0
Leicester needing a last minute winner to beat Sheffield United is probably not worth losing your mind over most of the time.
However, when the side is coming off a four match winless run anything will do.
Despite their struggles both at home and abroad, the Foxes still find themselves in fourth place in the Premier League and would fancy their chances to keep in touch with the leaders this weekend.
The quick turnaround from the Europa League is a cause for concern as is Brighton’s ability to frustrate opponents and punters alike.
Both teams to score has hit in the Seagulls last three matches and three of Leicester’s last four so that is the play here.
Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.73
Good news folks, the last international break of 2019 is almost upon us, the next time we have to deal with these pesky interruptions to the club calendar will be late March next year.
There’s one last weekend of Premier League action to get through first before the Socceroos have their biggest World Cup Qualifier in Jordan and it’s headlined by two huge clashes, starting with Leicester hosting Arsenal in a game that will tell us a whole lot about both of these sides.
Then it’s almost certainly the most hyped match of the season with the two title contenders facing off at Anfield with Liverpool taking on Manchester City as the defending champions look to try and close the gap at the top of the table.
That’s just two of the matches coming up this weekend and we’ve got previews and recommended betting plays for all of them right here in our EPL Week 12 Preview.
Saturday 9 November, 7:00am, Carrow Road
Norwich 0 – Watford 2
It’s the anti-blockbuster nobody wants to see, Norwich hosting Watford in the bottom of the barrel clash.
Sadly, the fun of the Canaries fast start has been well and truly lost with one point from their last six outings while Watford has been incapable of winning this season.
Since beating City 3-2 on September 15, Norwich has scored two goals, both of which came in pretty convincing losses.
It might be a great chance for Watford’s backline to get some confidence and I’ll back a low scoring game you can probably afford to catch up on when you wake up from a nice Saturday sleep in.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $2.20
Saturday 9 November, 11:30pm, Stamford Bridge
Chelsea 2 – Crystal Palace 0
It doesn’t get any easier for Palace with Chelsea capping off a nightmare run of fixtures.
Sure they’ve picked up one point in their last three but considering the fixtures have given them Manchester City, Arsenal and Leicester a point isn’t bad, although maybe it should have been three given how Arsenal are going though.
They seem to have settled into being one of the good mid-table teams that will struggle against the top sides.
Chelsea is in phenomenal form and you can’t back against them right now, I’ll take them to get off to a fast start and finish the job.
Back Chelsea Halftime/Fulltime @ $2.00
Sunday 10 November, 2:00am, Turf Moor
Burnley 3 – West Ham 0
It’s matches like this which are why we should all be thankful for clubs having multiple kits, especially West Ham’s.
Five games without a win has seen them fall from fifth to 13th on the table, one spot above their hosts here.
Burnley looked atrocious going down to Sheffield United last weekend and West Ham were only a touch better in their loss to Newcastle since they at least scored.
There’s a decent case to make against both Burnley and West Ham here and rather than trying to force a play, it’s better to just let this one play out and hope one of these teams can inspire confidence for their next match in a fortnight.
Sunday 10 November, 2:00am, St James’ Park
Newcastle 2 – Bournemouth 1
For some reason, the market has a lot more faith in Newcastle than I do.
Sure, they beat West Ham last week but that isn’t exactly something to brag about at the moment.
Bournemouth hasn’t exactly been reliable themselves but are always good for a few goals.
The safe play here is to back over 2.5 goals or you can go a bit more aggressive and take the Cherries to win and/or over 3.5 in a same game multi but the safe play is good enough for me.
Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.95
Sunday 10 November, 2:00am, St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton 1 – Everton 2
We’ve got 20th against 19th to kick off the weekend of football and in this one, it’s the slightly less uninspiring 18th hosting 17th
Everton look like they might be getting their scoring touch back although they do have to work around the absence of Andre Gomes after his horror injury against Tottenham.
This looks like a pretty even clash between two sides in dire need of three points unfortunately it’s unlikely they’ll play well enough to get a winner.
Back the Draw @ $3.30
Sunday 10 November, 2:00am, Tottenham Stadium
Tottenham 1 – Sheffield United 1
On paper there is no question that Tottenham is a better team than Sheffield but it’s a different story on the pitch.
Spurs were pretty lacklustre in their draw with Everton, although Son’s red card has been rescinded, you wonder if he will play after his tackle on Andre Gomes.
Sheffield might not be the prettiest side to watch but they are at the very least making the most of the chances that are afforded to them.
This is more of a back against Spurs play than anything else, on current form why not look for an upset.
Back Sheffield Win/Draw Double Chance @ $2.25
Sunday 10 November, 4:30am, King Power Stadium
Leicester 2 – Arsenal 0
For the first time since George Graham in 1995, an Arsenal manager faces the prospect of being sacked midseason.
Unai Emery might have the club looking ok in the Europa League but the lack of progress in terms of domestic form might just be his undoing.
Of course the prospect of Jose Mourinho taking over the club has to be enough to unite the fan base into backing Emery.
The good news though is that you don’t have to back Emery and Arsenal here, they have given absolutely no reason to do so and Leicester has the significantly better manager in Brendan Rodgers.
Back Leicester to Win @ $2.15
Brighton And Hove Albion
Monday 11 November, 1:00am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 3 – Brighton 1
If you could say one thing about United, it’s that they are very good at playing to the level of their opponent.
Eight of their 11 matches have been decided by one goal or been a draw and Brighton is more than capable of taking advantage of a sub-par United performance.
Realistically United should still be able to handle Brighton but they have shown way too much vulnerability to back at that price with any sort of confidence.
Instead here, like Sheffield, back the more in form underdog to get something in the match.
Back Brighton/Draw Double Chance @ $2.30
Monday 11 November, 1:00am, Molineux Stadium
Wolves 2 – Aston Villa 1
It’s been the Wolves story all season, they aren’t losing but they aren’t winning either.
Taking a point from the Emirates last weekend should help their confidence and a win here might see them enter the international break in the top ten, despite their slow start.
What does raise a huge warning flag is the fact they will have to back up less than 72 hours after taking on Slova Bratislava in the Europa League.
The good news for Wolves is that they don’t have to travel for either match but it’s enough to make me feel pretty confident in another draw.
Back the Draw @ $3.50
Monday 11 November, 3:30am, Anfield
Liverpool 3 – Manchester City 1
Here we go, it’s the match we’ve been looking forward to all week, while it won’t decide the title one way or another, it would be massive for Liverpool to go into the break with a nine-point advantage over City.
The fact this game is at Anfield swings it a bit towards Jurgen Klopp’s side and the fact City are putting out a bare bones defence thanks to a wretched run of injuries makes Liverpool an even more appealing play.
You won’t keep City out though, they will breach Liverpool’s defence at least once so I’ll throw in Both Teams to Score in a Same Game Multi.
SGM: Liverpool to Win & Both Teams to Score @ $4.30
In the final weekend of Premier League action before the November international break, the Manchester Derby is far and away the headline clash.
Every side will want to enjoy that winning feeling as they head into a fortnight off and with the top sides all facing intriguing tests, there is a lot to look forward to.
Read on for our previews, predictions and same game multis for all 10 Premier League matches this weekend.
Brighton And Hove Albion
Saturday 10 November, 11:30pm, Cardiff City Stadium
Cardiff 2 – Brighton 1
Despite this being the first Premier League meeting between Cardiff and Brighton, these sides have plenty of recent history.
For the most part the numbers favour the visitors with Cardiff winning just one match this decade.
This game has the makings of a low scoring battle with Cardiff struggling to score this season for the most part and Brighton being rather solid defensively (last week’s loss to Everton notwithstanding).
Back Under 1.5 Total Goals @ $2.60
SGM: Under 1.5 Goals, Brighton to Win
Sunday 11 November, 2:00am, John Smith’s Stadium
Huddersfield 1 – West Ham 1
It took much longer than anyone would have hoped but Huddersfield finally got their first win of the season.
Picking up three points wasn’t enough to get them out of the relegation zone, but it did give them some hope that the season is not going to be a total write off.
Consistency has been a big problem for West Ham over the past two seasons but with a draw and a win in their last two games, they might just be putting something together.
Huddersfield has scored just five goals all season and there are serious questions about whether or not they have the firepower to chase down West Ham.
Back West Ham to Win @ $2.25
SGM: West Ham to Win, Over 1.5 Goals, Chicharito Anytime Goalscorer
Sunday 11 November, 2:00am, King Power Stadium
Leicester 0 – Burnley 0
Safe to say the King Power Stadium will be the most emotional venue in the Premier League as the Foxes play their first home game since their chairman perished.
They claimed a hard fought victory in Cardiff last week and host a Burnley team reeling from three straight losses.
With Burnley having conceded 5, 4 and 4 goals in their last three games, Leicester should be looking at this game as a chance to have a tune up and give their goal difference a boost.
Back Leicester to Win -1 Goal @ $2.35
SGM: Leicester to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Jamie Vardy Anytime Goalscorer
Sunday 11 November, 2:00am, St James’ Park
Newcastle 2 – Bournemouth 1
Newcastle are finally in the winners circle this season and with four points from their last two games, things might just be on the up.
Things are still coming up well for Bournemouth despite last week’s loss to Manchester United, they had the Red Devils on the ropes at times and continue to impress this season.
Outside of last week’s results, all indicators point to Bournemouth winning this game with two wins and a draw from the last four head to head meetings plus a much better Premier League season overall.
Back Bournemouth to Win @ $2.55
SGM: Bournemouth to Win, Both Teams to Score, Joselu Anytime Goalscorer
Sunday 11 November, 2:00am, St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton 1 – Watford 1
A quick examination of Watford’s last five games might raise some concerns.
Three losses and just two wins will not exactly inspire a whole lot of confidence in punters but when you consider who those losses have come against, that should alleviate some of the concerns.
Southampton’s run of back to back draws also came to an end with a thrashing at the hands of Manchester City, but with all due respect to Watford, they are not the same side as the defending champions.
The Saints did also end their scoreless run of games with a consolation goal against City and they should be able to compete much more in this one.
Back the Draw @ $3.10
SGM: Draw, Both Teams to Score
Sunday 11 November, 4:30am, Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace 0 – Tottenham 1
After a midweek escape act, Tottenham travel across London to face Crystal Palace who are a tough team to get a read on.
Some weeks they will look very strong like in their draw with Arsenal and when they go down to Chelsea, they will look very subpar.
Tottenham on the other hand are still ploughing along despite a thin squad (for a side pulling double duty at home and abroad) only dropping points in three League games this season.
Spurs are offering good value here in what looks to be a solid mismatch and are worth backing in.
Back Tottenham to Win @ $1.80
SGM: Tottenham to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Harry Kane Anytime Goalscorer
Sunday 11 November, 11:00pm, Anfield
Liverpool 2 – Fulham 0
The only thing which may get in the way of Liverpool winning this game is a residual hangover from their Champions League game in Serbia midweek.
Things did not go to plan for the Reds as they were stunned as heavy favourites and they will be looking to avoid a repeat showing here.
It caps a busy fortnight which included a draining clash against Arsenal last week and Jurgen Klopp will need to ensure his side are not overlooking this clash.
Even if they do it is still a tough task for a Fulham side that has picked up points in just three of their games this season.
Back Liverpool to Win to Nil @ $1.80
SGM: Liverpool to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Mo Salah Anytime Goalscorer
Monday 12 November, 1:15am, Stamford Bridge
Chelsea 0 – Everton 0
Eight wins and three draws and Chelsea’s unbeaten run to the season continues, Everton meanwhile have hit their stride as of late with four wins from their last five.
They were impressive in their 3-1 win over Brighton last week but have not been overly successful against Chelsea in recent years.
In their last five meetings, they have lost four games and drawn their most recent encounter.
Even if the history was reversed it is far too hard to back against Chelsea when they are in their current form.
Back Chelsea to Score Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.30
SGM: Chelsea to Win, Chelsea to Score Over 2.5 Goals.
Monday 12 November, 3:30am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 1 – Wolves 1
While the draw against Liverpool was not what Arsenal were hoping to get out of this game, it was a very entertaining contest.
They go into this clash with Wolves expecting to come away with all three points and with the visitors suffering three straight league defeats, this is a great opportunity for Arsenal to do just that.
Wolves needed two penalties to score against Tottenham last week and they were the only goals scored in the losing streak.
It has been four league games since Arsenal kept a clean sheet but this could be the week they do it with a side bereft of confidence in front of goal.
Back Arsenal to Win to Nil @ $3
SGM: Arsenal to Win, Both Teams to Score (No), Alex Iwobi Anytime Goalscorer
Monday 12 November, 3:30am, Etihad Stadium
Manchester City 3 – Manchester United 1
What a way to end the weekend and head into the international break, this Manchester Derby might not be as straightforward as some would have you think.
Last season United were able to postpone City’s title party with a 3-2 win at the Etihad and they make the trip there once more.
We all know about City’s unbeaten start to the season and they will be dreading the thought of losing it to their neighbours.
After wavering for a while there, United are unbeaten in their last four with three wins in that time.
Both sides are certainly capable of scoring goals here but in a derby atmosphere such as this, do not be surprised if Mourhinho works his magic and keeps this game tight.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $2.55
SGM: Both Teams to Score (No), Under 2.5 Goals, Manchester City to Win
The last international break for 2017 is done and now the Premier League kicks up a gear or two as the players turn their attention to their clubs beginning with EPL Week 11.
Manchester City are the clear pacesetters however as we have learned in the past, jumping out of the blocks quickly counts for nothing unless a side is able to go on with it and they have a test travelling to Leicester this weekend.
Tottenham and Arsenal face off in a North London Derby to kick off the round with Arsenal looking to pull their neighbours back while Tottenahm are already a way behind City on the table.
All that and much, much more ahead this weekend.
Saturday 18 November, 11:30pm, Emirates Stadium
One way to kick off a massive few months of English football is with a heated local derby.
Tottenham finally have something to hold over Arsenal finishing above them in the league for the first time in over two decades however the red part of North London will not want to give any ground at their home stadium.
Overall history is on their side having won 80 times however recent history has not been so kind with their last league win coming in March 2014.
Each of the last three meetings at the Emirates have been 1-1 draws and while the exact score is a bit too much of a risky play, a draw seems like a good tip here.
Back the Draw @ $3.50
Sunday 19 November, 2:00am, Goldsands Stadium
Back to the Premier League for Aaron Mooy and he may still be buzzing from the elation of qualifying for the World Cup.
He is unlikely to feature however with a long journey back to England and 180 minutes of football in his legs.
Working in Bournemouth’s favour is the fact they have never lost at home against a newly promoted side including five straight wins.
While this is the first Premier League meeting between the two sides, recent history in other competitions certainly favours the home side and that is the recommended play here.
Back Bournemouth to Win @ $1.87
Sunday 19 November, 2:00am, Turf Moor
Burnley welcome the struggling Swansea City to Turf Moor looking for their third win in a row and will potentially have the opportunity to overtake Arsenal depending on their result earlier in the day.
In the past this would have been a great game to recommend a Swansea play here having won all four Premier League meetings between the sides but the fortunes have swung around massively this year.
Burnley have only conceded two goals at home this season, the third fewest in the league and it is hard to see Swansea causing too much trouble.
Back Burnley to Win @ $2.05
Sunday 19 November, 2:00am, Selhurst Park
The only way is up for Palace and they have a chance to gain some ground on fellow relegation battlers Everton.
The Toffees are still without a manager after sacking Ronald Koeman while Palace are adapting to life under Roy Hodgson.
One of the rare bright spots of either side’s underwhelming start to the season is Everton striker Oumar Niasse whose goals have been responsible for five of the club’s eleven points thus far.
This screams out as a match of desperation and both sides will set up first and foremost to not lose this game.
Back the Draw @ $3.10
Sunday 19 November, 2:00am, King Power Stadium
This game lines up as the most intriguing of the 2am kickoffs with Leicester without a loss since September 24 against Liverpool.
Of course, City are without a loss all season so both sides are in good form.
Last year the Foxes claimed a 4-2 win thanks to a Jamie Vardy hat-trick although it is hard to see that outcome repeating itself.
With ten wins and a draw so far, City will not want to make this their first loss for the season.
Even then taking City as straight up winners does not have a lot of value so instead look at the goal markets and look for City to score in both halves.
Back Manchester City to Score in Both Halves @ $1.87
Sunday 19 November, 2:00am, Anfield
With a squad full of former Southampton players, this may seem like a reunion for the Liverpool squad having made a handful of signings over the past few years.
For Virgil Van Dijk this may be a great opportunity to audition for a side that pursued him in the last transfer window.
The form guide here suggests that Liverpool may be in for a tough outing with Jurgen Klopp yet to get a win against Southhampton and as a club they have not beaten them in their last five meetings.
Liverpool looked good before the international break but having that time apart might disrupt some of that momentum and I will take a small upset here and look for a draw.
Back the Draw @ $4.60
West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 19 November, 2:00am, The Hawthorns
Chelsea are not quite in full flight relative to their title winning campaign for last year but grinding out league wins over Man United and Bournemouth before the break will give them plenty of confidence.
They will however be sweating over the fitness of Eden Hazard who is in doubt after international duty.
Even without their Belgian playmaker they do have plenty of quality to break down what has been an underperforming West Brom midfield and create opportunities for their attackers. Considering that, I like Chelsea to battle to a comfortable victory with a few goals in store.
Back Chelsea to Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.75
Sunday 19 November, 4:30am, Old Trafford
After a string of matches against fellow Champions League opponents, they should be welcoming the visit of Newcastle to Old Trafford.
Their opponents have proven to be difficult customers this season with all bar one of their results being decided by one goal or less.
That run includes a 2-2 draw at home to Liverpool however at their home ground you have to like the look of United.
They are unbeaten in the last 22 league matches at that venue however Newcastle should keep it tight.
Back Manchester United to Win and Under 2.5 goals @ $2.05
West Ham United
Monday 20 November, 3:00am, Vicarage Road
It appears as though Watford’s flying start to the season is hitting the skids as they attempt to end a three-game losing streak against Everton.
West Ham are welcoming in new manager David Moyes who replaces the sacked Slaven Bilic after recording just two wins from their opening eleven games.
The Hammers have conceded a league high 23 goals this season and Moyes’s first task will be to shore up that defensive group.
With Richalison seemingly being given the freedom to shoot on sight this year it will be a big test and perhaps a step too far for West Ham here.
Back Watford to Win @ $2.05
Brighton And Hove Albion
Tuesday 21 November, 7:00am, Amex Stadium
Unbeaten in their last four matches, Brighton welcome a Stoke side that are looking to go on a similar run having won their last two games.
Currently sitting in eighth place, Brighton are not playing in the highest scoring games, averaging just one goal for and against so far but that defensive solidarity is working out well for them.
Stoke have been much more open at the back letting in a troubling 22 goals however it is hard to see Brighton having enough firepower to make them pay.
The result is a little bit uncertain with both teams getting back into the swing of things so instead look for a low scoring game.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.57
There is no love lost between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho and their rivalry will enter a new era when they do battle for the first time since Mourinho signed with Manchester United.
This is definitely not the only big game this weekend – Southampton and Liverpool have developed a strong rivalry in recent years, while Tottenham will face West Ham United in a tense London derby.
Don’t miss out on our thoughts on every single game in week 12 of the 2016/2017 English Premier League season and there are plenty of winners to be found once again!
Saturday 19 November, 11:30pm, Old Trafford
Manchester United 1 - Arsenal 1
Wenger vs Mourinho is back, for the first time since Jose Mourinho signed with Manchester United.
Manchester United went into the international break on the back of their first win in over a month against Swansea City and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.
The Red Devils have won nine of their past 17 games as home favourites for a clear loss, but they have drawn five of their games in this scenario.
Arsenal have lost just the one game in the English Premier League this season and they played out a stalemate with their North London rivals Tottenham before the international break.
The Gunners have drawn their past three games as away underdogs and backing the draw in games involving the side over the past 12 months has been highly profitable.
This is set to be a highly tactical affair and it really would not surprise to see the match end as a stalemate.
Back The Draw @ $3.10
Sunday 20 November, 2:00am, Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace 1 - Manchester City 2
Manchester City have won just one of their past four games, but they will still go into this clash with Crystal Palace as clear favourites.
Scoring goals has proven to be an issue for Manchester City in the past month, but they face a Crystal Palace outfit that has conceded 10 goals in their past three games.
The problem for punters is that Manchester City have won just six of their past 14 games as away favourites for a clear loss.
Crystal Palace went into the international break on the back of four straight losses and they are now in danger of dropping back into the relegation dogfight.
They have lost their past five games as home underdogs and their record in front of their home fans has been particularly bad in the past 12 months.
Manchester City should be able to get the job done, but they are tough to get as short as their current price.
Sunday 20 November, 2:00am, Goodison Park
Everton 1 - Swansea City 1
Everton went into the international break on the back of a 5-0 thumping at the hands of Chelsea, but they will still start this clash with Swansea City as clear favourites.
Everton have been inconsistent since their excellent start to the season and they have won only seven of their past 15 games as home favourites for a clear loss.
Swansea City have won just one game this season and desperately need to start picking up points in order to avoid being relegated fairly early into the season.
They have actually proven to be a profitable side as away underdogs over the past 12 months – even though they have only won three games in this scenario – and they have not lost to Everton since 2014.
I am willing to take a gamble on Swansea City and there is definite value at their current quote of $5.75.
Back Swansea City To Win @ $5.75
Sunday 20 November, 2:00am, St Mary's Stadium
Southampton 0 - Liverpool 0
This is always a very interesting clash as a large number of the Liverpool side have previously played for Southampton.
Liverpool are arguably the form team in the English Premier League and it is no surprise that they are set to start this clash as clear favourites.
They have improved their record as away favourites in a big way over the past 12 months and they are now 7-7 in this scenario for a narrow loss.
Southampton went into the international break on the back of a disappointing 2-1 defeat at the hands of Hull City and another defeat could see them fall out of the top ten.
The Saints have won two of their past four games as home underdogs for a narrow profit and their record against Liverpool in recent years has been good.
Southampton are more than capable of mixing it with Liverpool at their best and the $3.50 on offer is well over the odds.
Back Southampton To Win @ $3.50
Sunday 20 November, 2:00am, Britannia Stadium
Stoke City 0 - Bournemouth 1
Stoke City have not lost a game for over two months and they will start this clash as clear favourites.
It is fair to say that Stoke have not had the strongest competition during their strong run, but they have still played some quality football.
Stoke have won five of their past nine games as favourites for a clear profit and they beat Bournemouth at Britannia Stadium last year.
Bournemouth have scored just one goal in their past three matches and they were very poor against Sunderland.
They have won three of their past 15 games as away underdogs for a very narrow profit, but it is very tough to beat against Stoke City in their current form.
Back Stoke City To Win @ $2.20
Sunday 20 November, 2:00am, Stadium Of Light
Sunderland 3 - Hull City 0
Three points could be crucial for both these sides that are currently stuck in the relegation zone.
Sunderland recorded their first win of the season against Bournemouth before the international break and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.
They have only won two of their past seven matches as home favourites for a clear loss and they are a tough team to trust as the punter’s elect.
Hull City also bring winning form into this clash following their upset victory over Southampton.
They have actually won three of their 11 games this season for a narrow profit and they are more than capable of taking something from an extremely lackluster Sunderland side.
Hull City have beaten much better teams than Sunderland and they are well over the odds at their current price of $3.90.
Back Hull City To Win @ $3.90
Sunday 20 November, 2:00am, Vicarage Road
Watford 2 - Leicester City 1
The market suggests that this will be a very tight clash between Watford and Leicester City.
Leicester City suffered a shock loss against West Bromwich Albion in their final game before the international break and they will only start this clash as narrow favourites.
The Foxes have won four of their past six games as away favourites for a clear profit and it really is tough to ignore them at their current price.
Watford had their unbeaten run snapped by Liverpool in the most emphatic of fashion and this is another tough assignment for the Hornets.
Watford have won just two of their past 10 games as home underdogs and they struggled against Leicester City in their two meetings last season.
This is a crucial game for Leicester City and they should be able to return to winning form.
Back Leicester City To Win @ $2.60
West Ham United
Sunday 20 November, 4:30am, White Hart Lane
Tottenham 3 - West Ham 2
Tottenham are yet to lose a game this season and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.
They have now drawn four games on the trot and desperately need to return to winning form to remain in the English Premier League title picture.
Tottenham have won nine of their past 17 games as home favourites for a loss, but they have only lost three of their games in this scenario.
West Ham have bounced back somewhat in recent weeks, but they still linger very close to the relegation zone.
They have only won three of their past 15 games as away underdogs, but they have drawn six of their games in this scenario.
Tottenham are deserving favourites, but you can’t ignore the $4 that is currently on offer for a stalemate.
Back The Draw @ $4
Monday 21 November, 3:00am, Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough 0 - Chelsea 1
Chelsea have been truly dominant in the past month and a half and it is no surprise that they will go into this clash as clear favourites.
Antonio Conte has worked wonders with this Chelsea side and they have scored 16 goals to zero in their past five matches.
Chelsea have won eight of their past 13 games as away favourites for a clear profit and based on their recent form they will be very tough to beat.
Middlesbrough went into the international break on the back of a strong draw with Manchester City and they have been far from disgraced in the English Premier this season.
They have won just one of their past seven games in front of their home fans and it is tough to see them being able to mix it with this rampant Chelsea outfit.
Back Chelsea To Win To Nil @ $2.38
West Bromwich Albion
Tuesday 22 November, 7:00am, The Hawthorns
West Bromwich Albion 4 - Burnley 0
Burnley surprisingly sit in ninth position on the English Premier League ladder, but it is West Bromwich Albion that will start this clash as clear favourites.
West Bromwich Albion produced their best performance of the season with their win over Leicester City, but they have only won one of their past seven games as home favourites for a clear loss.
Burnley continue to defy expectations and they took seven points from their past three games against Everton, Manchester United and Crystal Palace.
They have generally produced their best performances in front of their home fans and they are 0-1-3 as away underdogs.
Despite that I still can’t get West Bromwich Albion as short as their current quote and the $3.10 for this clash to finish as a stalemate is a touch of value.
Back The Draw @ $3.10