2020/2021 EPL Week 14 Preview

There’s no time to rest in the Premier League as Matchweek 14 kicks off not long after the end of Matchweek 13.

It’s another big test for Tottenham’s title credentials with Leicester up next as Jose Mourinho’s men try to bounce back after going down to Liverpool during the week.

It’s a full slate of football this weekend and we’re previewing all ten matches here so read on to see who we are backing.

Crystal Palace Vs Liverpool

Saturday 19 December, 11:30pm, Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 0 – Liverpool 7

When it comes to competitive rivalries in the Premier League, this is not one of them.

Liverpool has dominated this fixture, winning the last six, usually by a fairly comfortable margin.

Admittedly their squad is still somewhat depleted but the players that are still taking to the pitch are pretty good in their own right.

The likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane should still be able to fire Liverpool to victory.

Back Liverpool and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.10

Southampton Vs Manchester City

Sunday 20 December, 2:00am, St Mary’s Stadium

Southampton 0 – Manchester City 1

City’s recent form is far from perfect but if you want to take a glass half full approach, they have not lost in their last seven fixtures and have only conceded one goal in that time.

If you want to take a glass half empty approach, some thoroughly uninspired performances including this week’s 1-1 draw against West Brom

18 goals from 12 matches in the Premier League is not the return Pep Guardiola would have been hoping for and if they want to get themselves back into the top four someone needs to start scoring some goals.

The Saints will not be an easy out however, looking to respond after a frustrating 1-1 draw away to 10-man Arsenal.

There’s not quite enough of a case to back Southampton outright however this match should see both teams find the scoresheet, especially with the form of Southampton’s forward line.

Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.70

Everton Vs Arsenal

Sunday 20 December, 4:30am, Goodison Park

Everton 2 – Arsenal 1

It’s a tough time if you’re an Arsenal fan and things probably won’t get any better this weekend as a resurgent Everton come to town.

To make matters worse, their lone consistent defender Gabriel will miss this fixture after getting sent off against Southampton during the week.

At this stage you have to back against the flailing Gunners since it seems like the light at the end of the tunnel is a very long way away.

Back Everton to Win @ $2.30

Newcastle Vs Fulham

Sunday 20 December, 7:00am, St James’ Park

Newcastle 1 – Fulham 1

Newcastle’s midweek fixture against Leeds could not have gone worse, with a late implosion leading to a 5-2 defeat.

Fulham is slowly starting to settle after a horrible start with five points from their last four matches putting them on the right end of the drop zone as Christmas approaches.

Both teams find themselves with massive questions at the back and that should lead to an open contest as both sides try to enter Christmas on a winning note.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.15

Brighton And Hove Albion Vs Sheffield United

Sunday 20 December, 11:00pm, Amex Stadium

Brighton 1 – Sheffield United 1

This is the Premier League equivalent of coal under the Christmas tree with two of the most goal devoid sides facing each other here.

Brighton has not scored more than one goal in their last four matches while Sheffield just cannot score.

The Blades have a Premier League low five goals on the season so far but that’s good news for Brighton’s young goalkeeper Roberto Sanchez who is odds on to keep his second consecutive clean sheet against the Blades’ inept attack.

Back Under 1.5 Goals @ $2.65

Tottenham Vs Leicester

Monday 21 December, 1:15am, Tottenham Stadium

Tottenham 0 – Leicester 2

It went from great to dreadful for Leicester in the space of three days after belting Brighton followed by a meek effort against Everton.

You would hope they put in a much better effort against a Tottenham side that will be eager for a bounce back of their own after losing late to Liverpool.

In a pinch, you have to like Tottenham however not enough to take them even at that price.

Considering the level of attacking talent on both sides, there is every chance this turns into a bit of a shootout as both teams push for a necessary three points.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.75

Manchester United Vs Leeds

Monday 21 December, 3:30am, Old Trafford

Manchester United 6 – Leeds 2

Leeds will be as confident as can be after their late surge against Newcastle during the week.

United still has their clash against Sheffield to come (at the time of publish) however you would assume they are good for another three points there.

Overall, Leeds is just that little bit too inconsistent to back in with any confidence here so I’ll take them on.

Back Manchester United to Win @ $1.70

West Bromwich Albion Vs Aston Villa

Monday 21 December, 6:15am, The Hawthorns

West Brom 0 – Aston Villa 3

Generally when a struggling club takes a point of Manchester City, it’s cause for celebration.

West Brom decided that was enough for Slaven Bilic and replaced him with relegation battle specialist Sam Allardyce.

Perhaps it will spark a massive turnaround and if you buy into the “new manager” theory, there’s value to be had on West Brom.

Especially when Aston Villa are plagued by inconsistency themselves.

Back West Brom to Win @ $3.70

Burnley Vs Wolves

Tuesday 22 December, 4:30am, Turf Moor

Burnley 2 – Wolves 1

After a pair of thoroughly underwhelming performances Wolves got their season back on track with a win over Chelsea during the week.

Up next is a struggling Burnley side on shorter rest and I can’t see their squad depth giving them a chance in this one.

Wolves at their current price is excellent value.

Back Wolves to Win @ $2.20

Chelsea Vs West Ham

Tuesday 22 December, 7:00am, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 3 – West Ham 0

West Ham knows how to give Chelsea fits, having won three of the last six meetings and drawing two more in that time.

They are every chance of coming to Stamford Bridge and springing an upset against a Chelsea side that looks like it has come off the rails.

It’s a long shot but it’s hard to have a lot of confidence in a Chelsea side that has seemingly fallen off a cliff at their current price.

Back West Ham to Win $6.75


2019/2020

Newcastle Vs Manchester City

Saturday 30 November, 11:30pm, St James’ Park

Newcastle 2 – Manchester City 2

Saturday night’s primetime match also looks like being the most one-sided in Week 14 of the Premier League and Newcastle will need to pull out all of the stops to compete effectively with Manchester City.

It was business as usual for the Cityzens in Week 13, who overcame an early deficit to beat and ultimately leapfrog Chelsea into third on the ladder. This is a big drop in class for them and if they are legitimately aiming for a third-consecutive title, they’ll be winning matches like this with their eyes closed.

The Magpies suffered another defeat, this time at the hands of Aston Villa and they would need to improve tenfold to have any chance here, which looks unlikely.

City to Nil ($2.70)

Burnley Vs Crystal Palace

Sunday 1 December, 2:00am, Turf Moor

Burnley 0 – Crystal Palace 2

An intriguing fixture looks like materialising when Crystal Palace travels to Burnley and there is a case to be made for both clubs winning.

Burnley recorded an impressive win on the road over Bournemouth last week and with that, consolidated their position seventh on the ladder. Having also comfortably beaten West Ham leading into the week off, they are flying high and are typically more potent at Turf Moor than they are away.

Palace are winless in their last five Premier League matches, but they were unlucky not to steal a point from the league-leading Liverpool last week and a similar performance would see them right in the contest with Burnley.

Burnley to Win ($2.30)

Chelsea Vs West Ham

Sunday 1 December, 2:00am, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 0 – West Ham 1

The week’s solitary London Derby comes to us via way of Stamford Bridge, and another one-sided affair looms between Chelsea and West Ham.

Chelsea suffered only their third loss of the season in Week 13, but nearly every club in the world could rightly write off a loss to Manchester City and there is no doubt that this match shapes as the perfect opportunity to bounce back into the winner’s stall.

West Ham were outclassed by an out of form Tottenham Hotspur early on Sunday morning and they face a far tougher opponent in Chelsea. That was their third loss in succession, and another here would almost certainly see them drop into the bottom three.

4+ Goals ($2)

Liverpool Vs Brighton And Hove Albion

Sunday 1 December, 2:00am, Albion

Liverpool 2 – Brighton 1

The league leaders return to Anfield and Brighton is the next unlucky club that is charged with attempting to stem this sensational run of form.

The Reds have not been defeated in season 2019/20; recording twelve impressive wins and drawing on only one occasion. A late goal from Palace’s Wilfried Zaha was almost immediately cancelled out by an 85th-minute strike from Roberto Firmino last week, and it is tough imagining a Brighton game plan that could possibly account for Liverpool’s potency.

Typically, the Seagulls have been winning some and losing some, but have suffered defeats at their last two league appearances. This match is simply a bridge too far for them.

Liverpool to Nil ($2.80)

Tottenham Vs Bournemouth

Sunday 1 December, 2:00am, London Stadium

Tottenham 3 – Bournemouth 2

The action continues in North London when Tottenham step out for the second time under Jose Mourinho, this time against Bournemouth.

A new era is being entered at Spurs and a gutsy, albeit unpolished win over West Ham in Week 13 has laid the foundation for a successful climb back up the ladder under The Special One.

Interestingly, Bournemouth recorded a 1-0 win when these clubs last met in May, but it would take a similar effort for them to make it two in a row for the first time in their existence. The Cherries have been far better this season than their $8 tag in match betting here suggests, but I do think that they face an enormous task in a rejuvenated Spurs.

Both teams have been more than capable in front of goal and can each get on the scoresheet again.

Both Teams to Score ($1.70)

Southampton Vs Watford

Sunday 1 December, 4:30am, St Mary’s Stadium

Southampton 2 – Watford 1

It’s last versus second last when Watford travels to the bottom of England to face Southampton early on Sunday morning, Australian time.

Southampton have not enjoyed their best start to a Premier League season and have really only been saved from the cellar by how much worse their Week 14 opponents have been. They are winless in their last eight league fixtures but won’t be offered a better opportunity than this.

Put simply, Watford have been awful this season and it looks to be a foregone conclusion that they will be caught in the relegation dogfight for the remainder of the campaign. The nineteenth-placed Southampton is clearly their best chance at a win for some time, but I don’t think they’re quite up to it.

Draw ($3.40)

Norwich Vs Arsenal

Monday 2 December, 1:00am, Carrow Road

Norwich 2 – Arsenal 2

An opportunity looms for both Norwich City and Arsenal meet at the home of the former in Week 14.

There is no denying that Arsenal have been substantially short of their best this season and regardless of what they do from here, it will be another disappointing campaign for their long-suffering fans. They are winless in their last five Premier League fixtures.

The Canaries haven’t been any better and do find themselves in the relegation zone heading into Week 14. A rare win over Everton last week could be the confidence boost that they need to pull off an upset here.

The Gunners shouldn’t be resounding favourites, but they should be winning this one and there’s still some meat on the bone at current odds. I will be staying out.

No Bet

Wolverhampton Vs Sheffield United

Monday 2 December, 1:00am, Molineux Stadium

Wolves 1 – Sheffield United 1

The match of the round looks like materialising in the Midlands on Monday morning when the fifth-placed Wolves host sixth-placed Sheffield United. Both clubs have been outstanding so far this season and a win here would massive for their respective campaigns.

Wolves’ obvious desire to stay in the topflight since returning to the Premier League last season has been echoed in their results and they look a live chance of claiming at least a Europa League berth this time around. Consecutive wins over Villa and Bournemouth have filled their sails with wind and they are justifiable favourites in the market again.

Even the bigwigs at Sheffield United surely could not have predicted this positive start to life in the Premier League and a top-ten finish is well and truly on the cards. The Blades have suffered only three losses this season but have also been held to draws at their last two starts.

Interestingly, both clubs have won only four times each this season and that alone suggests that this match has ‘draw’ written all over it.

Draw ($3.20)

Leicester Vs Everton

Monday 2 December, 3:30am, King Power Stadium

Leicester 2 – Everton 1

Leicester City are faced with a terrific opportunity to keep the pressure on Liverpool by beating the league-leaders’ biggest foe on Monday morning.

The Foxes’ outstanding season continued with an easy win over Watford on the road last week and there is no reason why they cannot and will not record another win over a disappointing Everton outfit, who suffered another defeat to the relegation-threatened Norwich last week.

It’s tough imagining Everton causing too much trouble for Leicester anywhere on the pitch.

Both Teams To Score – ‘No’ ($1.95)

Manchester United Vs Aston Villa

Monday 2 December, 3:30am, Old Trafford

Manchester United 2 – Aston Villa 2

The Matchday concludes at Old Trafford when Manchester United attempt to return to winning form at the expense of Aston Villa.

United could only manage a draw away to Sheffield United last week but given that side’s impressive form so far, the result really doesn’t read poorly. They are quickly losing touch with the top four and need to be winning matches like this one to keep their glimmer of hope alive.

Villa look likely to be caught in the relegation fight all season and another loss here won’t help.

United to Nil ($3)


2018/2019

This is one of those weekends where it is great to be a Premier League fan.

Saturday night will surely throw up some surprises as Week 14 builds to a crescendo with a phenomenal Sunday of local derbies.

It starts off with a London Derby featuring… one big side as Chelsea hosts Fulham before Arsenal face Tottenham at the Emirates all in the build up to Liverpool and Everton.

Read on for our previews, predictions and same game multis for all ten Premier League fixtures this weekend.

Cardiff Vs Wolverhampton

Saturday 1 December, 7:00am, Cardiff Stadium

Cardiff 2 – Wolves 1

For the second straight week, Cardiff are involved in the first game on the Premier League schedule.

Honours have been evenly split between these clubs over the last four years with each side winning four meetings in the Championship.

Wolves have picked up eight points from their six away games so far with a perfectly symmetrical two wins, two draws and two losses so far.

Cardiff have picked up seven of their eight points at home but Wolves should have the quality to see them off here.

Back Wolves to Win @ $2.05

SGM: Wolves to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Raul Jiminez Anytime Goalscorer

Crystal Palace Vs Burnley

Sunday 2 December, 2:00am, Selhurst Park

Palace 2 – Burnley 0

Goals remain a huge problem for Crystal Palace but if there was ever a week to shake off those issues, this is it.

Burnley have one of the leakiest defences in the Premier League but the but question remains, who can score the goals here?

Palace haven’t been shipping goals freely and did keep a clean sheet at Old Trafford last week so don’t expect a whole lot of highlights from this contest.

Back Under 1.5 Goals @ $2.55

SGM: Under 2.5 Goals, Burnley Halftime/Fulltime

Huddersfield Town Vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Sunday 2 December, 2:00am, John Smith’s Stadium

Huddersfield 1 – Brighton 2

An Aussie focused derby in the Premier League this weekend, with Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield trying to keep their head above water when they take on Mat Ryan’s Brighton.

Last season it was Mooy’s side who emerged victorious overall, winning at home and drawing away.

Things haven’t been all that smooth for the Terriers so far, but a huge 2-0 win last week will give them confidence to continue that run of form here.

This game looks like it will be a tightly fought contest and when you consider eight of the last ten meetings have had two or fewer goals, that is a prudent play here.

Back Both Teams to Score (No) @ $1.70

SGM: Under 2.5 Goals, Draw, Both Teams to Score (No)

Leicester City Vs Watford

Sunday 2 December, 2:00am, King Power Stadium

Leicester 2 – Watford 0

Both teams would love to finish this weekend in the top ten however a loss in this fixture could see Leicester drop out.

Over the last two seasons you could pick this game purely on whose stadium this was being played at.

Leicester has won all three Premier League meetings at the King Power Stadium and while Watford are a tough out, there is no reason to think this game won’t be any different.

Back Leicester to Win @ $2.20

SGM: Leicester to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Jamie Vardy Anytime Goalscorer

Manchester City Vs Bournemouth

Sunday 2 December, 2:00am, Etihad Stadium

Manchester City 3 – Bournemouth 1

Things don’t get much easier for Bournemouth, after last week’s clash with Arsenal, they get to face the defending Champions who are coming off a huge win away to West Ham.

These sides have met six times in the Premier League and the form line is about as ugly as you could expect from two sides with such a gulf in class.

City have won all six encounters, with Bournemouth scoring a grand total of two goals in that time.

For the record City have piled up 21 goals in those six fixtures and have won to nil on four occasions.

In terms of the punting markets, there isn’t a lot of value in City to win (as expected) so it just comes down to whether you expect Bournemouth to score. If not back City to win to nil, otherwise look at the handicap market for value.

Back Manchester City to Win -2 Goals @ $1.80

SGM: City to Win, Over 3.5 Goals, Sergio Aguero Anytime Goalscorer

Newcastle Vs West Ham

Sunday 2 December, 2:00am, St James’ Park

Newcastle 0 – West Ham 3

Newcastle comes into this game on a four-game unbeaten run while West Ham would love to bounce back from their defeat against Manchester City here.

This game will be pivotal for the Magpies as they look to improve on what has been a pretty poor home record so far, winning just two of their seven games to this point.

A vital win last week brought them level with the other teams in the relegation zone and a win could vault them out of it.

Helping that cause is the confidence that has come from winning three in a row and four of their last five against West Ham.

Even with those numbers favouring the home team, neither side has shown a whole lot of reason to feel that confident in anything other than a draw here.

Back the Draw @ $3.10

SGM: Draw, Ciaran Clark Anytime Goalscorer, Chicharito Anytime Goalscorer

Southampton Vs Manchester United

Sunday 2 December, 4:30am, St Mary’s Stadium

Southampton 2 – Manchester United 2

Southampton have been a frustrating opponent for Manchester United over the last few seasons.

Since 2013/2014, they have been able to take points off United in six of the 10 Premier League meetings and have only lost by more than one goal once in that span.

Continuing on that line of form does look rather tough here with no wins at home so far this season, while United have won three of seven on the road.

Outside of their derby loss United have been in good form lately and should be able to come away with a low scoring win here.

Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.91

SGM: Man United to Win, Under 2.5 Goals

Chelsea Vs Fulham

Sunday 2 December, 11:00pm, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 2 – Fulham 0

The first derby of the day might not carry the history or the ferocity of the next two, but it still is going to be a nice way to get into a big night of action.

Chelsea and Fulham face off for the first time since March 2014 and the 84th time overall and recent history is not pretty reading for Caludio Ranieri’s side.

Fulham’s last win in this fixture was in 2006 with Chelsea winning 10 games since, including the last three straight.

Perhaps there will be some comfort in Fulham’s ability to pick up seven draws in that span but anything other than a big Chelsea win would be a major shock.

Back Chelsea to Win -2 Goals @ $2.15

SGM: Chelsea to Win, Over 2.5 Chelsea Goals

Arsenal Vs Tottenham

Monday 3 December, 1:05am, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal 4 – Tottenham 2

Arsenal’s unbeaten run is flat out impressive, even if some of the results were harder to come by than they should have been.

Here they face another test of their top four credentials as Tottenham come to the Emirates fresh off a dominant win over Chelsea.

The Gunners have not lost a Premier League game at the Emirates since opening day but have been held to draws the last two times they have played in front of their home fans.

With an away heavy early season schedule, Tottenham have played eight of their 12 matches away from home and won an impressive seven of those eight.

They do have an extra 24 hours rest compared to their rivals, but that is one of the benefits of being in the Champions League instead of the Europa League, however Arsenal are more likely to rotate midweek travelling to the Ukraine.

In short this game looks like it will be very close and while Arsenal have a slight edge in the market, a draw is the best value play here.

Back the Draw @ $3.60

SGM: Draw, Both Teams to Score, Harry Kane Anytime Goalscorer

Liverpool Vs Everton

Monday 3 December, 3:15am, Anfield

Liverpool 1 – Everton 0

Liverpool enters the 283rd Merseyside Derby as clear favourites as they try to claim win number 119 in this fixture.

Everton were one of the few teams in the Premier League last season to not lose against Liverpool, drawing both the home and away matches (although they did lose when they met in the FA Cup).

It will be a big ask for Everton to pick up anything at all from this one as Liverpool have conceded just one goal at home all season, and the only opponent to take points off them were Manchester City.

With all due respect to the blue half of Merseyside, they are not on the same level as Manchester and while they can and will cause Liverpool some problems, expect a red-letter day here.

Back Liverpool to Win to Nil @ $2.40

SGM: Liverpool to Win, Under 2.5 Goals, Mo Salah Anytime Goalscorer


2017/2018

The first midweek round of the Premier League is upon us with Round 14 and squad depth becomes infinitely more important.

For the top six sides, midweek rotation is nothing new thanks to their continental commitments.

For those looking to experience the luxury of those footballing first world problems, this is the perfect opportunity to establish that they are where they belong.

Brighton And Hove Albion Vs Crystal Palace

Wednesday 29 November, 6:45am, Amex Stadium

A cruel way to lose a point against Manchester United as Brighton scored an own goal to go down to Jose Mourinho’s side.

Palace are looking much better under Roy Hodgson and got a win against Stoke to give themselves a chance of being off the bottom of the table in December.

A draw will not be enough to get them off the bottom of the table in this round but that is the tip for this game.

Back the Draw @ $3.00

Leicester City Vs Tottenham Hotspur

Wednesday 29 November, 6.45am, King Power Stadium

When these sides met in May, Spurs ran riot at the King Power Stadium.

Cruising to a 6-1 victory despite being eliminated from title contention just a few days earlier.

Harry Kane would love to replicate his goal scoring touch of that night when he netted four times.

While that may be an optimistic target, one goal and a victory for Tottenham is achievable.

Back Harry Kane to score and Tottenham to Win @ $2.40

Watford Vs Manchester United

Wednesday 29 November, 7.00am, Vicarage Road

Watford managed to claim a 3-1 upset victory in the corresponding fixture last September however outside of that, the history between these teams favours United.

Watford’s last win prior to 2016 came 20 years prior in September 1986.

While United current winning streak might not go another two decades, they should be able to extend it in to 2018 at least.

Back Manchester United to Win to Nil @ $2.88

West Bromwich Albion Vs Newcastle United

Wednesday 29 November, 7.00am, The Hawthorns

Newcastle have lost four straight, scoring just once in that run and their most recent 3-0 defeat at the hands of Watford will not help their confidence at all.

West Brom are not fairing that much better although they have scored three goals in their last five games, including a shock draw against Tottenham.

With the form line looking the way it is, there are not a whole lot of appealing plays here.

NO BET

Arsenal Vs Huddersfield Town

Thursday 30 November, 6:45am, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal have a great record against newly promoted sides and Huddersfield will face a stern test when they travel to the Emirates Thursday morning.

Huddersfield have lost three of their last four including a heartbreaker to Manchester City at home on the weekend.

While there will be some rotation for the Gunners they will have the quality to get by a side they are much better than.

Back Arsenal to win -1 goal @ $3.50

Bournemouth Vs Burnley

Thursday 30 November, 6:45am, Goldsands Stadium

Burnley will be feeling pretty hard done by with another stoppage time loss to Arsenal at the weekend however they will feel pretty confident about bouncing back with a win at Bournemouth.

They have not found themselves three points off the top four by accident and should get the job done away from home.

Back Burnley to Win @ $3.80

Chelsea Vs Swansea City

Thursday 30 November, 6:45am, Stamford Bridge

Things are not looking great for Swansea right now as they try and get themselves out of the relegation scrap.

Swansea fought to a 0-0 draw to end a winless run but this is a big step up from Bournemouth.

Chelsea will be quite happy after their last gasp draw against Liverpool at the weekend.

That result ended their four-match winning run however they will not be too upset about having to settle for a point when looking at the big picture.

It is two sides going in opposite directions here and the scoreline will reflect that imbalance.

Back Chelsea to Win -2 Goals @ $2.45

Everton Vs West Ham United

Thursday 30 November, 7.00am, Goodison Park

Both sides are in desperate need of a win here but the history between these two sides suggest it might be both sides leaving frustrated with just a draw.

Their last six meetings in all competitions are perfectly split with two wins each plus two draws.

This game has all the makings of another evenly split contest.

Back the Draw @ $3.20

Manchester City Vs Southampton

Thursday 30 November, 7:00am, Etihad Stadium

They style points might have dried up just a bit for City when they aren’t blowing teams out of the water by five goals, but they are still rolling on.

They go for their thirteenth win of the season against Southampton who are not exactly leaking goals, but City should find a way to get by comfortably.

Back Manchester City to Win & Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.15

Stoke City Vs Liverpool

Thursday 30 November, 7:00am, Bet365 Stadium

Four straight wins for Liverpool in this fixture although they have not done it easily when playing at Stoke’s home ground.

They have come away the last two times with one goal wins and it would not be a big surprise if they have to scrap here too.

Expect both sides for find the back of the net but Liverpool to get by.

Back Liverpool to Win & Both Teams to Score @ $2.90


Manchester City and Chelsea are leading contenders in the race for the English Premier League title this season and they will do battle in a crucial contest this weekend.

Everton have been somewhat of a bogey side for Manchester United in the past decade and they will meet at Goodison Park this weekend, while West Ham will host Arsenal at the Olympic Stadium.

Throw in interesting clashes between Crystal Palace and Southampton as well as the promoted Middlesbrough and Hull City and it is another very big weekend of English Premier League action.

Manchester City Vs Chelsea

Saturday December, 11:30pm, Etihad Stadium

Manchester City 1 - Chelsea 3

This is easily the biggest game of the weekend and could prove crucial when we reach the business end of the season.

Chelsea have won seven games on the trot, but it is Manchester City that will go into this clash as clear favourites.

Manchester City did not look particularly good against either Crystal Palace or Burnley and their record as home favourites over the past 12 months is a disappointing 9-5-3.

Chelsea have conceded just one goal in their past seven games and there is no doubt that they are the form team in the English Premier League.

They have won just one of their past four games as away underdogs, but they gave drawn two of these clashes and backing the draw in their fixtures over the past 12 months has been highly profitable.

This is set to be an outstanding game of football and the draw really does stand out at the current price of $3.40.

Back The Draw @ $3.40

Crystal Palace Vs Southampton

Sunday 4 December, 2:00am, Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 3 - Southampton 0

Crystal Palace have lost six games on the trot and it is no surprise that Southampton will start this clash as clear favourites.

Southampton ground out a narrow victory over Everton last weekend, but their results as away favourites don’t expire a great deal of confidence – they are 3-1-4 as away favourites.

Crystal Palace’s defence has been truly horrendous in recent weeks and how they managed to lose that clash with Swansea City last weekend I will never know.

They have lost their past six games as home underdogs and they are an extremely tough to trust from a betting perspective.

This is a game that the market looks to have got just about right and I am more than happy to stay out of this clash from a betting standpoint.

No Bet

Stoke City Vs Burnley

Sunday 4 December, 2:00am, Britannia Stadium

Stoke City 2 - Burnley 0

Stoke City returned to winning form against Watford last weekend and they will go into this clash with Burnley as clear favourites.

Stoke have won five of their past ten games as home favourites over the past 12 months and they are 5-6-1 on the back of a win.

Burnley were far from disgraced against Manchester City and a repeat of that effort would have them right in this clash.

They have lost four of their past five games as away underdogs for a clear loss and their record away from home is very poor.

Stoke should be able to make it two wins on the trot, but there is no value at their current price and this is another game that I am happy to stay out of from a betting standpoint.

No Bet

Sunderland Vs Leicester City

Sunday 4 December, 2:00am, Stadium Of Light

Sunderland 2 - Leicester City 1

Leicester City have not won a game in the English Premier League for over a month, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.

It is fair to say that they have struggled during their title defence, but they have still won three of their past six games as away favourites for a narrow profit.

Sunderland had their winning run ended by Liverpool last weekend and their record against Leicester City is poor.

They have won only two of their past 10 games as home underdogs for a clear loss and they have really struggled against the best teams in the competition.

Leicester City have an excellent chance to return to winning form and anything better than even money is an excellent bet.

Back Leicester City To Win @ $2.15

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Swansea City

Sunday 4 December, 2:00am, White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur 5 - Swansea City 0

Tottenham Hotspur had their unbeaten run ended by Chelsea last weekend, but they will still start this clash as clear favourites.

Tottenham have won nine of their past 16 games as home favourites for a loss and they have drawn four games in this scenario.

Swansea City returned to winning form with their stunning victory over Crystal Palace last weekend and they are sure to take plenty of confidence from that performance.

They have won just three of their past 17 games as away underdogs for a profit, but they are clearly tough to trust from a betting standpoint.

Tottenham are clearly the team to beat in this clash, but there is no value at their current quote.

West Bromwich Albion Vs Watford

Sunday 4 December, 2:00am, The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion 3 - Watford 1

West Bromwich Albion have found form in the past month and they have won two of their past three games, while they drew with Hull City last weekend.

They will go into this clash as clear favourites and home favourtism is not a position in which they have thrived over the past 12 months – they have won just two of their past eight games in this scenario.

Watford suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of Stoke City and stringing together victories has really proven to be a problem for the side this weekend.

The Hornets have won four of their past 16 games as away underdogs for a narrow loss, but they are still excellent value against a West Bromwich Albion side that have been overrated by the market.

I maintain that Watford are one of the most underrated sides in the English Premier League and they are great value at their current price this weekend.

Back Watford To Win @ $3.50

West Ham United Vs Arsenal

Sunday 4 December, 4:30am, Olympic Stadium

West Ham 1 - Arsenal 5

Arsenal returned to winning form with comfortable victory over Bournemouth and they will start this clash as clear favourites.

Arsenal have won seven of their past 13 games as away favourites for a very small loss and their record against West Ham in this scenario is excellent.

West Ham have not won in over a month, but they were able to defend strongly against Manchester United last weekend and they were able to beat Arsenal last season.

The Gunners have won four of their past seven games as home underdogs for a clear profit and they have lost just one game in this scenario over the past 12 months.

West Ham are a better chance in this clash than their current odds suggest and I am willing to take the gamble on them at the big price.

Back West Ham To Win @ $4.33

Bournemouth Vs Liverpool

Monday 5 December, 12:30pm, Goldsands Stadium

Bournemouth 4 - Liverpool 3

Liverpool maintained their unbeaten run with a solid victory over Sunderland and they are clear favourites to make it two wins on the trot.

Liverpool have added a more ruthless streak this season and they continue to improve their record from a betting perspective, but they have still only won seven of their past 15 games as away favourites.

Bournemouth were no match for Arsenal last weekend and they face an equally tough assignment against Liverpool.

They generally save their best form for their home fans and their record as home underdogs is a positive 3-1-4 over the past 12 months.

Bournemouth are the type of side that can frustrate Liverpool and the $2.20 for the Bournemouth/Draw Double chance is worth a small investment this weekend.

Back Bournemouth To Win & Draw Double Chance @ $2.20

Everton Vs Manchester United

Monday 5 December, 3:00am, Goodison Park

Everton 1 - Manchester United 1

The pressure continues to build on Jose Mourinho and Manchester United, but they will still start this clash as clear favourites.

Manchester United have won their past two games against Everton, but Everton have made a habit of upstaging their rivals in recent years.

The Red Devils have won just four of their past 11 games as away favourites for a clear loss, while they have won two of their past five games against Everton in this scenario.

Everton’s form has fallen off a cliff following their strong start to the season and it has been over a month since they were able to get the job done.

They have failed to win their past three games as home underdogs, but they were able to take a point from two of these games.

I am always happy to take on Manchester United this season and Everton are more than capable of taking a point from this fixture.

Back The Draw @ $3.25

Middlesbrough Vs Hull City

Tuesday 6 December, 7:00am, Riverside Stadium

Middlesbrough 1 - Hull City 0

Middlesbrough are another team that have not won in the English Premier League for over a month, but they will still start this clash as clear favourites.

Middlesbrough do not have a great deal of experience as favourites and their record in front of their home fans this season has been very poor.

Hull City were able to take a point from their clash with West Bromwich Albion and they will likely look to frustrate Middlesbrough with their typically grinding defensive effort.

They have won just one of their past six games as away underdogs for a clear loss and they are a tough team to trust from a betting perspective.

This is a game that I am more than happy to stay out of from a betting standpoint.

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