As the calendar inches closer to Christmas, the Premier League just gets busier and busier and EPL Week 13 signals the start of that patch.
All twenty teams are in action this weekend and will be backing up four or five days later with Week 14 but first and foremost they have to take care of business this weekend.
Liverpool against Chelsea is the headline EPL fixture of the weekend with both sides coming back from Champions League commitments, but every game certainly bears watching as sides have the opportunity to make a push up the table.
West Ham United Vs Leicester City
Saturday 25 November, 7:00am, Olympic Stadium
Week 13 gets underway with a Saturday morning (AEDT) match at the Olympic Stadium as David Moyes gets his first home game in charge of West Ham.
Leicester will be the more confident of the two sides having won five of the last six meetings between these clubs.
In their meeting in March at the Olympic Stadium, Leicester came away 3-2 victors thanks to a three goal first half where Riyad Mahrez, Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy all finding the net before halftime.
In this game I like Vardy to find the net again but Leicester to win the match looks to be the safest play.
Back Leicester to Win @ $2.55
Crystal Palace Vs Stoke City
Sunday 26 November, 2:00am, Selhurst Park
While still anchored to the bottom of the table, Crystal Palace are starting to put things together.
Their past five games have produced their five points on the season with a win and two draws, all at home.
Historically this has been a profitable fixture for the home side with six wins and a draw from their eight meetings since January 2014.
Of course this is a very different Palace side to then and a win is just a step too far here so look for a score draw.
Back Both Teams to Score and a Draw @ $4.50
Manchester United Vs Brighton And Hove Albion
Sunday 26 November, 2:00am, Old Trafford
Even with the busy period of their schedule coming up, Manchester United have the depth to deal with the busy fixture list at this point in time.
They welcomed back Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo last weekend as they beat Newcastle comfortably.
With those names back there is just too much quality to see anything other than a big win for the home side.
Back Manchester United to Win -2 goals @ $2.50
Newcastle United Vs Watford
Sunday 26 November, 2:00am, St James’ Park
Three straight losses for Newcastle and it does not get any easier with Watford coming to town after arresting a three game losing streak.
In form playmaker Richarlison was a key figure in that win. Newcastle on the other hand were run over late by Manchester United.
Watford have won the last three meetings between these sides and despite having to travel for this matchup, they are still a good value option here.
Back Watford to Win @ $3.40
Swansea City Vs Bournemouth
Sunday 26 November, 2:00am, Liberty Stadium
Swansea are languishing just above the foot of the table with four straight losses and they showed few signs of that form changing in their 2-0 loss to Burnley at the weekend.
Bournemouth have won three of their last four and will be flying high after a 4-0 destruction of Huddersfield in their last match.
History favours Bournemouth too as they have won the last three meetings between these sides in the league.
Swansea’s last win in this fixture came when both sides were in League One in October 2007 and that streak should not be broken here.
Back Bournemouth to Win @$2.70
Tottenham Hotspur Vs West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 26 November, 2:00am, Wembley
Tottenham’s resolve will be tested here with a very winnable home game against West Brom who have lost their last four games.
They were thoroughly outclassed in the North London Derby and their superstars failed to fire however this is a perfect opportunity for them to bounce back.
West Brom were destroyed 4-0 at home by Chelsea and they sacked manager Tony Pulis as a result of that and interim manager Gary Megson taking charge.
It appears as though Spurs home issues adapting to Wembley have gone away so look for Tottenham to get by here with a win to Nil.
Back Tottenham to Win to Nil @ $1.91
Liverpool Vs Chelsea
Sunday 26 November, 4:30am, Anfield
A great match to close out the Saturday night schedule as Liverpool host the champions.
As one of the few teams to not lose against Chelsea during their title winning season they will fancy their chances of getting up at Anfield.
Their recent form at home against Chelsea in the league is not exactly encouraging however, with the last three fixtures in front of The Kop resulting in draws.
In fact, the last time Liverpool won a home league game at Chelsea was May 2012 and that pattern should continue here.
Back the Draw @ $3.50
Southampton Vs Everton
Sunday 26 November, 2:00am, St Mary’s Stadium
Still without a manager but starting to find some form, Everton have their eyes on a win that would help them overtake Southampton on the table.
While they would have felt as though they dropped points in their draw with Crystal Palace they are in a position where any points gained are quite valuable.
Southampton are without a goal in two games here but the unpredictability of each side is enough for this game to be a stay away.
Burnley Vs Arsenal
Monday 27 November, 1:00am, Turf Moor
After securing their biggest win of the season in the North London Derby, Arsenal travel to Turf Moor in a match that will be very tricky for them.
Burnley are finding ways to grind out results with a pair of 1-0 wins leading up to last weekend’s win at home against Swansea.
Their only loss at home came to West Brom in Round Two however, Arsenal should get by in a low scoring affair.
Back Arsenal to Win and Under 2.5 Goals @ $2.25
Huddersfield Town Vs Manchester City
Monday 27 November, 3:00am, John Smith’s Stadium
It was not a dream debut as captain for Aaron Mooy as his side were summarily dismissed by a rampant Bournemouth side.
It does not get any easier as the league leaders come to town and while they had a slow win by their standards, only netting twice at the King Power Stadium.
This trip looks like it will be much more profitable for their attackers and City will come away with a big win here thanks to the goalscoring efforts of Gabriel Jesus.
Back Man City to Win & Gabriel Jesus to Score @ $1.75
It is always exciting when two of the London-based clubs in the English Premier League do battle and that will be the case when Chelsea host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge this weekend.
Manchester United have issues dealing with West Ham last season and they will face off at Old Trafford, while the newly-promoted Burnley have a tough assignment against Manchester City.
There are betting angles to be found in every in the English Premier League this weekend and you can find our recommended bets below.
Burnley Vs Manchester City
Saturday 26 November, 11:30pm, Turf Moor
Manchester City are the second shortest-priced favourites in the English Premier League this weekend and the market suggests that they should have no problems accounting for their rivals.
Manchester City returned to winning form against Crystal Palace last weekend, but their record as away favourites is still a touch unconvincing – they have won seven of their past 15 games in this scenario for a loss.
Burnley produced arguably their worst performance of the season when they were flogged by West Bromwich Albion on Thursday morning and a repeat of that effort could lead to a very ugly scoreline.
Burnley have generally produced their best performances against the best teams in the English Premier League as they are happy to concede possession and simply defend for 90 minutes.
They did beat Manchester City when they last met and their record as home underdogs is a hugely profitable 4-0-2.
We have seen Burnley record big upsets already this season and at $11 I am willing to take the gamble that they can produce another boil over.
Back Burnley To Win @ $11
Leicester City Vs Middlesbrough
Sunday 27 November, 1:00am, Goldsands Stadium
Leicester City have lost two games on the trot, but they will still go into this clash with Middlesbrough as clear favourites.
Leicester City will be on the quick back-up following their Champions League clash with Club Brugge and it is fair to say that they have struggled during their English Premier League title defence.
The Foxes have still won nine of their past 14 games as home favourites for a clear profit and they have performed well on the quick back-up.
Middlesbrough were far from disgraced against Chelsea last weekend and their recent form has been fairly good.
They have only won one of their six games as away underdogs, but they have taken a point from four of these clashes and their defence has been strong since their return to the top flight.
Middlesbrough are more than capable of taking something from this clash and the $3.40 on offer for the stalemate is excellent value.
Back The Draw @ $3.40
Liverpool Vs Sunderland
Sunday 27 November, 1:00am, Anfield
Liverpool failed to get the job done against Southampton last weekend, but they are still extremely short-priced favourites to take the three point from their clash with Sunderland.
Liverpool have lost just the one game in the English Premier League this season and it is tough to see that changing, but it is tough to get them as short as their current quote – they are 9-7-1 as home favourites over the past 12 months for a narrow loss.
Sunderland have got their season on track with wins over both Bournemouth and Hull City, but they obviously face a far tougher assignment against Liverpool.
They have one three of their past 17 games as away underdogs for a clear loss and it is tough to see them being able to match it with the talent of Liverpool.
Liverpool should be able to get the job done comfortably, but there is no value at their current odds.
Swansea Vs Crystal Palace
Sunday 27 November, 1:00am, Liberty Stadium
This is set to be one of the most hard-fought games of the weekend and there is very little between these two teams in betting.
Swansea will go into this clash as narrow favourites after their draw with Everton, but it has still be over two months since they have recorded a win.
The Welsh outfit have won four of their past ten games as home favourites for a loss and they are a tough team to back with any confidence.
Crystal Palace have now suffered five defeats on the trot and they have serious problems at the back.
They have won three of their past 16 games as away underdogs for a clear loss, but they have been able to take at least a point from seven of these clashes.
Four of the past five games between these two sides have ended as draws and the $3.25 for another stalemate can’t be ignored.
Back The Draw @ $3.25
Hull City Vs West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 27 November, 1:00am, The KC Stadium
West Bromwich Albion produced their best performance of the season to date when they dismantled Burnley on Tuesday morning and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.
This will be the first time that West Bromwich Albion have started a game as away favourites over the past 12 months and their record away from home is not particularly strong.
Hull City have lost seven of their past eight games and they were very poor against Sunderland last weekend.
They have won two of their past six games as home underdogs for a clear profit and West Bromwich Albion are the sort of side that they could be able to frustrate.
Winning back-to-back games has proven to be a real issue for West Bromwich Albion and Hull City can return to winning form.
Back Hull City To Win @ $2.90
Chelsea Vs Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday 27 November, 4:30am, Stamford Bridge
This is easily the game of the round and could prove crucial to the make-up of the top four at the end of the weekend.
Chelsea have been nothing short of outstanding in the past two months and they have now won six games in a row – scoring 17 goals and conceding zero in the process.
It is no surprise that they will go into this clash as clear favourites, but their record as home favourites over the past 12 months is still an unconvincing 7-8-3.
Tottenham maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-2 victory over West Ham and their record against their title rivals so far this season has been excellent.
They have won two of their past six games as away underdogs for a narrow profit, but more importantly they have drawn four games in this scenario.
Tottenham are capable of mixing it with this high-flying Chelsea and the draw appeals at the current price of $3.60.
Back The Draw @ $3.60
Watford Vs Stoke City
Sunday 27 November, 11:00pm, Vicarage Road
Watford take strong form into this clash with Stoke City and are set to start this game as clear favourites.
The Hornets bounced back from their heavy defeat at the hands of Liverpool to beat Leicester last weekend and they continue to be one of the most underrated sides in the English Premier League.
Watford have won four of their past eight games as home favourites for a narrow loss, but they have won just one game in this scenario.
Stoke City had their unbeaten run ended by Bournemouth last weekend and they face their toughest challenge in over a month against Watford.
Stoke have won just three of their past 15 games as away underdogs, but they were able to beat Watford away from home 12 months ago.
Watford have more quality than Stoke City in key positions and they should be able to make it two wins on the trot.
Back Watford To Win @ $2.40
Arsenal Vs Bournemouth
Monday 28 November, 1:15am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal must beat Bournemouth to secure their position in the top four and they will start this clash as clear favourites.
Arsenal go into this clash on the back of hard-fought draws against both Tottenham and Manchester United and there is no doubt that Bournemouth are no at that level.
The Gunners have won 12 of their past 18 games as home favourites for a profit and they kept Bournemouth scoreless in their two meetings last season.
Bournemouth returned to winning form against Stoke City last weekend, but they obviously face a much tougher challenge against Arsenal this weekend.
The Cherries have won four of their past 15 games as away underdogs for a clear profit and their has been plenty to like about their defence so far this season.
The market looks to have got this game just about right and I am happy to stay out of this clash from a betting perspective.
Manchester United Vs West Ham United
Sunday 27 November, 1:00am, Old Trafford
West Ham have been something of a bogey team for Manchester United in recent seasons and this should be a very interesting clash.
Manchester United have won just one of their past six games, but they will still start this clash as clear favourites.
The Red Devils have won nine of their past 18 games as home favourites for a loss and they have not beaten West Ham since 2014.
West Ham were not disgraced against Tottenham last weekend and their recent form has been better than it looks on paper.
West Ham have won only three of their past 15 games as away underdogs, but they have been able to take a point from six games in this scenario.
Manchester United are well under the odds at their current price and the $2.75 available for the West Ham and Draw Double Chance is outstanding value.
Back West Ham & Draw Double Chance @ $2.75
Southampton Vs Everton
Sunday 27 November, 1:00am, St Mary's Stadium
This is one of the most interesting games of the weekend and it is Southampton that are set to start the game as clear favourites.
Southampton have not won a game in over a month, but they did produce one of their best performances of the season to take a point from their clash with Liverpool last weekend.
Southampton have won eight of their past 13 games as home favourites for a profit and their record against Everton in this scenario is strong.
Everton have gone to pieces following their strong start to the season and they have won just one of their past seven games.
They have not won any of their past ten games as away underdogs and based on their recent performances they will struggle to match it with Southampton.
Back Southampton To Win @ $2.05