No rest for the wicked as the Premier League gears up for Round 15, its third round in seven days.
The headline act this weekend is undoubtedly the clash between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.
League leaders Manchester City get the chance to continue their run of luck against a lacklustre West Ham side. Find our recommended EPL betting plays for the weekend coming up below.
Chelsea Vs Newcastle United
Saturday December 2, 11:30pm, Stamford Bridge
Confidence is high at Stamford Bridge as they prepare to take on a Newcastle side that has produced its share of goals in the last few games.
They were taken apart by Watford at the weekend before a four goal thriller against West Brom.
Chelsea’s attackers will be licking their lips at the prospect of ripping through Newcastle’s backing and they are potentially in line for a big win here.
Back Chelsea to Win to Nil @ $1.80
Stoke City Vs Swansea City
Sunday December 3, 2:00am, Britannia Stadium
Two sides which have been Premier League mainstays this decade face off in a fixture that has been quite evenly split in that time.
It has not been an entirely favourable time for Stoke however with four losses in Swansea nabbing four wins at this venue.
In fact, Stoke’s last home win came in March 2001 when both clubs were in League Two.
With the form both sides have shown it is time for that streak to end however and I like them to win here.
Back Stoke to Win @ $1.87
Leicester City Vs Burnley
Sunday December 3, 2:00am, King Power Stadium
Two stunning first half goals were enough for Leicester to spring an upset over an out of sorts Tottenham at home although playing at Burnley will be a different challenge.
Both sides seem to have a strong sense of resilience about them and can grind out draws when necessary.
There have been just eight goals all up in Burnley’s home games as well so look the markets with low goal totals as well as it will be setting up for a tight match.
Back the Draw & Under 2.5 Goals @ $3.90
Watford Vs Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday December 3, 2:00am, Vicarage Road
After getting off to the worst possible start against Manchester United before a valiant comeback effort fell short, Watford showed why they are up in the top half of the table.
Since returning from the November international break, Tottenham are yet to win a game losing to Arsenal and Leicester either side of a draw with West Brom.
In fact, their lone victory out of their last five starts came at home to cellar dwellers Crystal Palace.
Until Tottenham get back in form they do not get the benefit of the doubt here and Watford are a good side this year.
Back the Draw @ $3.80
Brighton And Hove Albion Vs Liverpool
Sunday December 3, 2:00am, Amex Stadium
Mat Ryan’s spectacular run of form will be given a stern test with Liverpool coming to town. Another spectacular double save helped preserve a scoreless draw against Palace this week.
Going into their midweek win against Stoke, Liverpool were averaging an impressive two goals per game on the road and that result will boost that number.
They are on a five game unbeaten run and that should continue here with a win away from home.
Back Liverpool to Win @ $1.53
Everton Vs Huddersfield Town
Sunday December 3, 2:00am, Goodison Park
Huddersfield continue their away trip following on from their clash with Arsenal at the Emirates by facing an Everton side that are backing up after a home clash with West Ham.
When on the road, Huddersfield are not getting the results that will keep them in the top division with a nearly double-digit goal negative difference.
Everton are not exactly free scoring at Goodison Park wither however all of their wins have come at the ground and they will add to their points tally here.
Back Everton to Win @ $1.83
West Bromwich Albion Vs Crystal Palace
Sunday December 3, 2:00am, The Hawthorns
This is looming as a game of something has to give with West Brom winning just once at home in 2017/2018 while Palace are yet to win or even score a goal on their travels.
That troubling record consists of one scoreless draw and six losses with thirteen goals allowed in that time.
West Brom have not exactly built a fortress at home but their losing streak has ended with back to back draws against Tottenham and Newcastle.
Palace will feel optimistic about facing a side just above the relegation zone but the lack of a single goal yet is enough to think they will struggle in this one.
Back West Brom to Win to Nil @ $4
Arsenal Vs Manchester United
Sunday December 3, 4:30am, Emirates Stadium
Things are bound to get heated when Wenger and Mourinho get their sides together.
When the self-anointed Special One was at Chelsea he always found a way to get at least a point in this fixture and usually more.
Last year however was the first time he failed to defeat Arsenal n his time there with an away draw and a 2-0 Arsenal victory in May.
Both of these sides enter the match on decent winning streaks and with Arsenal’s derby performance allaying some fears of their big game performance, it should be enough to get them over the line.
Back Arsenal to Win @ $2.45
Bournemouth Vs Southampton
Monday December 4, 12:30am, Goldsands Stadium
Southampton will likely be counting on a quick bounce back from their midweek engagement with Manchester City.
Since Bournemouth’s entry into the Premier League two seasons ago, Southampton have the edge in terms of history.
Last season at this ground it was the Saints marching to a 3-1 victory and they would be fairly confident of their chances to replicate that effort once more.
Back Southampton to Win @ $2.80
Manchester City Vs West Ham United
Monday December 4, 3:00am, Etihad Stadium
City are far and away the best side in the league this year (perhaps an understatement when you have an almost perfect start to the season) and are almost unbackable favourites in this game.
Unsurprisingly, they have a great recent history against West Ham including a number of big wins in all competitions.
The value is not great head to head however if you think history will continue the suggested play is a handicap bet.
Back Manchester City to Win -2 Goals @ $1.75
Leicester City stamped themselves as the real deal when they defeated Manchester City 3-1 last season and the two teams are set to battle for the first time this season.
Liverpool host West Ham in the pick of the other games on Sunday morning, while there are a pair of games on Monday morning.
Manchester United will host Tottenham at Old Trafford as Southampton and Middlesbrough face off at St Mary’s Stadium.
There are plenty of betting opportunities in Week 15 of the English Premier League season and you can find all our recommended betting plays below!
Watford Vs Everton
Saturday 10 December, 11:30pm, Vicarage Road
Everton have not won a game in the English Premier League for over a month, but they will start this clash as clear favourites.
Away favourtism has actually been a position in which Everton have thrived in the past 12 months and they have won five of their past nine games in this scenario for a clear profit.
Watford suffered their second consecutive loss when the went down to West Bromwich Albion last weekend and they have been very disappointing over the past fortnight.
The Hornets generally produced their best football at Vicarage Road and they have won three of their past 10 games as home underdogs for a profit, while they have drawn two games in this scenario.
There really is not a great deal between these two teams and it is the draw that stands out as the only betting value in this clash.
Back The Draw @ $3.30
Arsenal Vs Stoke City
Sunday 11 December, 1:00am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal recorded an emphatic victory over West Ham last weekend and they will start this clash as short-priced favourites.
Chelsea have dominated the headlines, but Arsenal have also played some outstanding football over the past month.
They have won 12 of their past 18 games as home favourites for a profit and it easy to see why they are such clear favourites.
Stoke City have won five of their past seven games in the English Premier League and they have been big improvers in the past month.
They have won four of their past 16 games as away underdogs for a clear profit, but they obviously face a very tough challenge against Arsenal.
Stoke City should be able to find their way on to the scoresheet, but Arsenal will simply prove too strong for their rivals.
Back Both Teams To Score & Arsenal To Win @ $2.50
Burnley Vs Bournemouth
Sunday 11 December, 1:00am, Turf Moor
Bournemouth produced a truly stunning comeback to beat Liverpool last weekend and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.
The Cherries now find themselves in the top ten and they will fancy their chances against Burnley – they have two of their past three games as home favourites for a clear profit.
Burnley suffered their third loss on the trot when they went down to Stoke City last weekend and they now find themselves only one win outside of the relegation zone.
They continue to surpass expecations in front of their home fans and they have won four of their past seven games as home underdogs for a massive profit.
Bournemouth are deserving favourites, but there is no value at their current price and I am happy to stay out of this clash from a betting perspective.
Hull City Vs Crystal Palace
Sunday 11 December, 1:00am, The KC Stadium
Crystal Palace ended their losing streak when they recorded a comfortable victory over Southampton last weekend and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.
Crystal Palace have started three games as home favourites over the past 12 months as favourites and they have lost all of them, which does not build confidence for this clash.
Hull City have won just one of their past eight games and scoring goals has proven to be somewhat of an issue.
They have generally saved their best form for The KC Stadium and they have won two of their past six games as home underdogs for a clear profit.
I am willing to take on Crystal Palace as favourites and Hull City are a good gamble at their current quote of $3.10.
Back Hull City To Win @ $3.10
Swansea City Vs Sunderland
Sunday 11 December, 1:00am, Liberty Stadium
Swansea City and Sunderland are both well and truly entrenched in the relegation dogfight and any points taken from this clash could prove crucial at the end of the season.
Swansea were given an absolute touch-up by Tottenham on the weekend, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.
The Welsh side have won five of their past ten games as home favourites for a narrow profit, while three of these games have finished as draws.
Sunderland have won three of their past four games to finally get their season going and they were particularly impressive against Leicester City last weekend.
They have still only won three of their past 17 games as away underdogs and they continue to be a tough team to trust from a betting perspective.
Swansea should be able to return to winning form and anything better than even money is a nice price.
Back Swansea City To Win @ $2.10
Leicester City Vs Manchester City
Sunday 11 December, 1:00am, King Power Stadium
Leicester City have not won in the English Premier League for over six weeks and they will go into this clash with Manchester City as clear underdogs.
Their title defence hit a new low when they failed to get the job done against Sunderland last weekend, but they have still been able to win two of their past four games as home underdogs for a clear favourite.
Manchester City have slipped to fourth after their defeat at the hands of Chelsea and they could potentially fall out of the top four if they lose again this weekend.
They have won eight of their past 15 games as home favourites for a loss and they lost to Leicester City last season.
It would not surprise to see Leicester City bounce back to their best against one of the biggest sides in the competition and they are over the odds at their current price.
Back Leicester City To Win @ $4.50
Chelsea Vs West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 11 December, 1:00am, Stamford Bridge
Chelsea continued their outstanding run with a big win over Manchester City and they are easily the shortest-priced favourites of the weekend.
Chelsea have now won eight games on the trot and the improvement that they have shown under Antonio Conte this season has been nothing short of a revelation.
On their recent form they should not have any trouble accounting for West Bromwich Albion.
In saying that, West Brom have been in excellent form in their own rights in recent weeks and they have won three of their past four clashes.
West Brom have still only won three of their past 18 games as away underdogs, but they have been able to draw eight games in this scenario.
There is no doubt that Chelsea should be able to get the job done, but their is no value at their current price and I am happy to stay out from a betting perspective.
Manchester United Vs Tottenham Hotspur
Monday 12 December, 1:15am, Old Trafford
This is the game of the weekend and should be a an intriguing tactical affair.
Manchester United have drawn their past three games, but they will go into this clash as clear favourites.
The Red Devils have won nine of their past 18 games as home favourites for a clear loss, but they have lost just three games in this scenario.
Tottenham bounced back from their first loss of the season to record a dominant victory over Swansea City and they will hold no fears coming up against this Tottenham outfit.
Tottenham have won two of their past seven games as away underdogs for a narrow loss, but they have drawn four of these games.
Backing the draw in games involves these teams has been highly profitable this season and the $3.30 for the draw is a great price.
Back The Draw @ $3.30
Southampton Vs Middlesbrough
Monday 12 December, 1:15am, St Mary's Stadium
Southampton produced their worst performance of the season against Crystal Palace last weekend, but they will still start this clash as clear favourites.
Home favoritism has been a position in which Southampton has thrived over the past 12 months and they have won nine of their past 14 games in this scenario for a clear profit.
Middlesbrough returned to winning form with a fighting victory over Hull City, but they obviously face a much tougher challenge against Southampton this weekend.
They have won just one of their past seven games as away underdogs and they have generally struggled on the road.
Southampton are one of the safest bets of the weekend and should be able to get the job done comfortably.
Back Southampton To Win @ $1.62
Liverpool Vs West Ham United
Monday 12 December, 3:30am, Anfield
Liverpool suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Bournemouth and they need to beat West Ham to get their title campaign back on track.
They will still start this clash as clear favourites, but they have won only nine of their past 17 games as home favourites – although they have only lost one game in this scenario.
West Ham have not won a game for well over a month and they were flogged by Arsenal last weekend.
They have won three of their past 15 games as away underdogs for a clear loss, but they have drawn six games in this scenario.
West Ham have won three of their past four games against Liverpool and they are a good price to take something from this clash.
Back West Ham & Draw Double Chance @ $3.50