It’s an extended Matchweek in the English Premier League as clubs begin to catch up on their postponed fixtures from the festive period.
Southampton will take on Brentford and West Ham will host Norwich before a full weekend of matches (all of which are going ahead at the time of writing).
There are two massive games this weekend with Manchester City facing Chelsea Saturday night before a North London Derby early Monday morning.
We’re previewing every match below so read on and see who we are backing in our preview!
Wednesday 12 January, 6:45am, St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton 4 – Brentford 1
*RESCHEDULED MATCHWEEK 18 FIXTURE*
Southampton has had a chance to play themselves into a bit of form ahead of this postponed match and are unbeaten in their last four.
That includes a very impressive 3-2 extra time win over Swansea on the weekend despite being reduced to 10 men after half an hour.
Brentford had a much more comfortable 4-1 win but their league form has been much tougher to read.
James Ward-Prowse has been in an impressive run of form lately, scoring in his last three Premier League appearances and I’ll back him to keep that going with a goal in this match.
Back James Ward-Prowse Anytime Goalscorer @ $3.10
Thursday 13 January, 6:45am, London Stadium
West Ham 2 – Norwich 0
*RESCHEDULED MATCHWEEK 18 FIXTURE*
West Ham has been able to avoid many postponements and will make up their lone delay in this fixture.
They will try and extend their winning streak to four matches against a Norwich side they have not lost to since 2013.
The Canaries won their FA Cup fixture against Charlton to break up a five match winless (and goalless) streak in the Premier League.
West Ham’s defence is hardly watertight so they may wind up conceding but it is hard to back against them, especially with Michail Antonio looking very dangerous once again.
SGM: West Ham HT/FT, Over 2.5 Goals, Michail Antonio Anytime Goalscorer @ $4.07
Brighton And Hove Albion
Saturday 15 January, 7:00am, Amex Stadium
Brighton 1 – Crystal Palace 1
If history is anything to go by, Crystal Palace are a much better chance at coming away with all three points than the market is currently suggesting.
Their last two trips to the Amex have resulted in a pair of one goal victories, however they will have to work hard against a Seagulls side that never seems to go away, including the last time these teams met when the scored a 95th minute equaliser.
On top of that, they will need to arrest a worrying trend of away form that has seen them lose each of their last three Premier League road games to nil.
Meanwhile, Brighton has won or drawn its last four in all competitions and that fighting spirit should be enough to get them a point.
Back the Draw @ $3.25
Saturday 15 January, 11:30pm, Etihad Stadium
Manchester City 1 – Chelsea 0
This has arguably been the marquee Premier League matchup over the last 12 months with these sides facing off in an FA Cup Semi Final, a Champions League Final and a pair of Premier League fixtures since Thomas Tuchel was appointed at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea has had the head to head edge winning three of those four meetings however City’s recent form suggests the three points could be staying at the Etihad here.
Defensively the London club have shown far too many vulnerabilities to feel comfortable backing them, even as a decently priced underdog.
They have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine Premier League matches and City have been scoring for fun more often than not.
Back Manchester City to Win and Over 1.5 Goals @ $2.00
Sunday 16 January, 2:00am, Turf Moor
Sunday 16 January, 2:00am, St James’ Park
Newcastle 1 – Watford 1
Fresh off their lowest ebb of the season, losing to Cambridge United in the FA Cup, Newcastle will chase their first win in over a month against one of the few sides in even worse form than they are.
Considering both of these teams are in the relegation battle, any points will be huge and Newcastle at least have some talented players to call upon (although probably not enough to survive in their current state).
At some point Newcastle will have to show some signs of life and they seem infinitely more likely to rally compared to the mess at Watford.
Back Newcastle to Win @ $2.05
Sunday 16 January, 2:00am, Carrow Road
Norwich 2 – Everton 1
There is not a lot to look forward to in this match, however if one team is going to get something from it, all signs are pointing towards it being Everton.
It boils down to the simple difference between these sides, Everton has shown the ability to score a goal (although keeping them out has been a bit of an issue) while Norwich cannot.
In fact, since Norwich’s back to back wins over Brentford and Southampton either side of the November international break, they have scored two goals in nine matches, one of which came against League One side Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup.
Their Premier League goal drought now stretches to 551 minutes, which also helps explain why they have 10 points from 20 league matches to date.
Everton are not much better with 19 points from 18 games but the ability to score a goal should see them home here.
Back Everton to Win @ $2.05
Sunday 16 January, 2:00am, Molineux Stadium
Wolves 3 – Southampton 1
Southampton might be humming along nicely with a hiatus over New Years doing nothing to slow down their momentum.
They drilled Brentford 4-1 during the week but will have to find a way to win ugly against a stubborn Wolves side.
If there is one thing we know about the home side, it’s that they are experts at playing matches on their own terms, even if it does not always produce the desired results.
Their last eight Premier League matches have finished either 0-0 or 1-0, which is what I’ll back in the market for this one.
Back Under 1.5 Goals @ $2.60
Sunday 16 January, 4:30am, Villa Park
Aston Villa 2 – Manchester United 2
If this matchup provides a sense of déjà vu, it makes sense considering these two just faced off in the FA Cup last weekend.
United won that one 1-0 however they did not pick up many admirers with the scrappy nature of that victory.
The arrival of Ralf Rangnick has not really sparked United’s attack with six of their seven games under the stewardship of the German finishing either 1-0 or 1-1.
With Villa missing new signing Phillipe Coutinho (at the time of writing) for this one, look for Steven Gerrard to try and frustrate United while trying to steal a goal on the counter.
Either way, it is not exactly a recipe for high scoring football.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.95
Monday 17 January, 1:00am, Anfield
Liverpool 3 – Brentford 0
After a Covid scare ran through the camp that turned out to be a raft of false positives, Liverpool will be ready to return to Premier League action with this fixture.
Brentford gave them all they could handle in an enthralling 3-3 draw at the Bees home ground however it’s tough to see Bees having a whole lot of anything at Anfield on short rest.
The Reds are yet to lose at home in the league this season winning six and drawing three while outscoring their opponents 22-6 in that time.
I’ll back Klopp to have his players ready to avoid another Brentford ambush here.
Back Liverpool/Liverpool HT/FT @ $2.40
Monday 17 January, 1:00am, London Stadium
West Ham 2 – Leeds 3
There’s another FA Cup rematch coming up this weekend as the Irons will look for their fifth straight win in all competitions.
West Ham knocked off Leeds 2-0 in the cup last weekend thanks to goals from Lanzini and Bowen.
During the week they caught up on one of their postponed fixtures by battering Norwich in a 2-0 win that could have easily been five or six.
It will take something special to stop West Ham at the moment and Leeds do not look like they have it.
Back West Ham to Win and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.30
Monday 17 January, 3:30am, Tottenham Stadium
The squad depth across the Premier League continues to be put to the test with another midweek round of matches.
Some clubs have played as many as nine matches in the month of January, one of which is Tottenham, with Spurs set to host Chelsea in one of the biggest matches this week.
Elsewhere Leeds will look for their third straight victory against Everton and Brighton will look to upset one of the big six for the second time in four days.
We have our match previews and best bets for every Premier League match this weekend below so read on to see who we are backing.
West Bromwich Albion
Wednesday 3 February, 5:00am, Bramall Lane
Sheffield 2 – West Brom 1
The good news for some football fans is that this will be a preview of a massive match in the Championship next season as both sides try to return to the Premier League.
It’s the worst attack in the top division taking on the worst defence in a battle of who can avoid stumbling over their own shoelaces the longest.
To put this into context, West Brom have conceded 50 goals in 21 matches this season, 14 more than the next worst team and they have conceded at least two goals in their last seven matches and 10 of their last 13 in all competitions.
Even Sheffield’s blunt attack should find its way through a West Brom defence that does not seem to know its left from its right.
I can’t bring myself to back either team to win (though I’d tip Sheffield if I had to take a side) but considering West Brom’s horrible defensive record, the value in this market lies in the total goals market.
Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.25
Wednesday 3 February, 5:00am, Molineux Stadium
Wolves 2 – Arsenal 1
It’s fair to say Wolves’ 2-1 win over Arsenal marked a turning point for their season, and not in a good way.
Those three points came at a massive cost as star striker Raul Jiminez suffered a fractured skull and has not been able to play since then.
In that time, Wolves’ already hot and cold attack has been mostly cold. Resulting in just two wins and three draws in 11 Premier League matches since then.
Arsenal have been very impressive since Christmas and while it was not the best way to spend two hours, a 0-0 draw with Manchester United will have been considered a pass mark at London Colney.
At this stage I have to back against Wolves whenever their opponent is at a decent price and above them on the table.
Back Arsenal to Win @ $2.20
Wednesday 3 February, 7:15am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 9 – Southampton 0
Southampton’s magical start to the season is fading further and further into the rear-view mirror with the side winning just one of its last eight matches in the Premier League.
Manchester United took a point from the Emirates on the weekend and will now try to stay in touching distance of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.
Goals have been somewhat scarce for the Saints in recent times but both teams to score has hit in the last five head to head meetings between these sides so I’ll add that to a United victory in a Same Game Multi.
SGM: Manchester United to Win & Both Teams to Score @ $2.95
Wednesday 3 February, 7:15am, St James’ Park
Newcastle 1 – Crystal Palace 2
Newcastle was able to celebrate like it won the FA Cup Final on the weekend with the side picking up their first win in 12 matches on the weekend.
Callum Wilson was the hero, scoring a brace in that victory and he will look to continue that form when they host Crystal Palace.
As long as his teammates are able to provide a similar level of service, Wilson should be able to take advantage of a Palace backline that has been breached several times in the last two months.
I can’t bring myself to back Newcastle outright but as long as Steve Bruce sticks with a winning formula I’ll back the Magpies marksman to add to his tally.
Back Callum Wilson Anytime Goalscorer @ $2.30
Thursday 4 February, 5:00am, Turf Moor
Burnley 0 – Manchester City 2
Burnley might be starting to find its feet but even at their current $12 quote, I just can’t abandon my City strategy.
As we saw on the weekend, City is still very strong defensively, even with some key attackers out injured they can still batter teams into submission.
There’s no need to overcomplicate this and I’ll stick with what has been a winning play in City’s last six Premier League matches and the last two times they met.
Back Manchester City to Win to Nil @ $1.85
Thursday 4 February, 5:00am, Craven Cottage
Fulham 0 – Leicester 2
Despite Leicester winning 10 Premier League matches more than Fulham this season, I just can’t back them here with the last two performances they have put on the pitch.
After a draw with Everton and a loss at home to Leeds, they look vulnerable.
Of course backing a Fulham side that has not won a Premier League match since December 1 is also probably not advisable.
There’s a bit of value to be had backing both teams to score, a market which has hit in the last three head to head meetings and Leicester’s last three matches in all competitions.
Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.75
Thursday 4 February, 6:30am, Elland Road
Leeds 1 – Everton 2
On their day, you could easily see either side winning this fixture.
Leeds have rounded into some nice form in the last week, going to Newcastle and Leicester and returning with all six points on offer.
Everton meanwhile have stumbled in their last two outings with some cracks being exposed in a draw with Leicester and a loss to Newcastle.
Leeds defeated Everton back in November and there is a case to be made for another victory here but the Toffees should be better than their last outing so I can’t split the teams.
Back the Draw @ $3.50
Thursday 4 February, 7:15am, Villa Park
Aston Villa 1 – West Ham 3
It’s another claret and blue derby with Villa hosting West Ham, with the home side looking for their first win in this fixture since May 2015.
West Ham was brought back to earth with their first dropped points of 2021 coming in a 3-1 loss to Liverpool on the weekend.
Considering Liverpool started to look like their old selves I’m not going to hold that result against them.
Vila has shown an impressive resilience of late and I can’t see them losing this fixture either.
Back the Draw @ $3.50
Brighton And Hove Albion
Thursday 4 February, 7:15am, Anfield
Liverpool 0 – Brighton 1
Liverpool’s LONG injury list is not affording them any breaks however they brief dip in form looks to be in the behind them after back to back wins over Tottenham and West Ham.
There are still some concerns over the stability of their backline however they should be able to see off an in form Brighton side.
The Seagulls have won three of their last four including a stunning upset of Tottenham in their last match, however I would not be at all surprised if they come out flat after that match.
Both teams to score has hit in the last three meetings between these sides so I’ll pair that with a Liverpool win in a same game multi.
SGM: Liverpool to Win & Both Teams to Score @ $2.97
Friday 5 February, 7:00am, Tottenham Stadium
Tottenham 0 – Chelsea 1
It’s fair to say there’s a lot riding on this match, with both sides trying to find some consistency.
Life under Thomas Tuchel has begun in up and down fashion, with the Blues passing their way to a scoreless draw with Wolves before grinding out a 2-0 win over Burnley.
Spurs have dropped their last two matches with Harry Kane out injured and there are real questions about whether or not the English captain is in fact a one-man team.
Chelsea’s attack is going to go through a rough adjustment period under Tuchel and I can’t see them blowing Spurs out, and in fact letting them hang around, which they could get punished for.
Back the Draw @ $3.35
After a hectic festive fixture period and the FA Cup third round, the Premier League is back in action this weekend.
Liverpool facing Tottenham headlines the weekend’s action but there’s plenty to watch at both ends of the table.
We’re previewing all ten fixtures right here and have found our best bets.
Saturday 11 January, 7:00am, Bramall Lane
Sheffield United 1 – West Ham 0
The endless recycling of Premier League managers paid (some) dividends for West Ham, recording a 4-0 over fellow relegation-threatened Bournemouth followed by a 2-0 FA Cup win over Gillingham.
It will be a very different story against Sheffield however, with the Blades looking to put a rough festive period behind them and return to the form which has them competing for a Europa League spot.
Back in October, this fixture finished in a 1-1 draw at the Olympic Stadium and as much fun as backing them has been, Sheffield’s plucky attitude can only get them so far.
With just four goals scored in their last five matches in all competitions, I just don’t think they can play catch up if West Ham takes an early lead.
Even with the Hammers inconsistency having caught me out in the past, I’ll back their good re-start under David Moyes to continue here as they look over the odds.
Back West Ham to Win @ $4.33
Saturday 11 January, 11:30pm, Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace 1 – Arsenal 1
There’s still a long way to go for Mikel Arteta but there’s signs of encouragement for the Gunners for the first time in what feels like an eternity.
It won’t be easy against Palace here though, they’ve taken just two points from their last three against them and the home side has done a great job avoiding defeat lately.
With just one Premier League defeat on their record since the start of December, Palace is one point above this weekend’s opponents.
Considering Arsenal’s away struggles and the history of this fixture, I’m going to steer clear of the result market since I can’t make a strong enough case either way.
Instead I’ll back the recent Gunners DNA to not be completely eradicated and a few goals to go flying in.
Back Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.63
Sunday 12 January, 2:00am, Stamford Bridge
Chelsea 3 – Burnley 0
Chelsea’s last few weeks have been remarkably consistent, alternating between winning and dropping points.
If you want to count the FA Cup fixture with Nottingham Forest, the Blues are due to drop points at home for the seventh time in 11 matches.
With just 14 points at Stamford Bridge so far this season, the Blues need to start picking up some wins and a Burnley opponent with three straight Premier League defeats should give them the perfect opportunity to kick start a run.
It won’t come easy though, their last two visits to Chelsea have seen one Burnley win and a draw.
While I am confident in a Chelsea victory, they are a little bit too short to back with any confidence so I’ll look for the value of a low scoring clash for a bit of insurance against an upset.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $2.25
Brighton And Hove Albion
Sunday 12 January, 2:00am, Goodison Park
Everton 1 – Brighton 0
For the first time since taking the Everton job, Carlo Ancelotti will have a bit of time to set up his best lineup when they host Brighton this weekend.
The Italian will need to get to work after a couple of rough defeats to end the festive period.
Both sides were eliminated from the FA Cup so all that is left for the next few months is ensuring they can finish as high as possible on the Premier League table.
I’ll back the Ancelotti influence to come through in this fixture as he gets Everton over the line.
Back Everton to Win @ $1.83
Sunday 12 January, 2:00am, King Power Stadium
Leicester 1 – Southampton 2
It would be a bad idea for Leicester to take the Saints lightly here, they are unbeaten in their last five matches including four wins.
Safe to say things have changed since Leicester’s 9-0 win in late October and you can just about rule out a repeat of that scoreline.
That and the fact Southampton have found their goalscoring touch.
All things considered though, I’m going to back the home side to get off to a fast start and finish the job, if the Foxes are serious about returning to the Champions League these are the sorts of games they will have to win.
Back Leicester Halftime/Fulltime @ $2.35
Sunday 12 January, 2:00am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 4 – Norwich 0
It would be keeping with United’s run of form lately for them to find a way to blow this seemingly unlosable match, especially after backing up from their Manchester Derby League Cup semi final midweek.
That being said though, this is still Norwich they are facing, a side just about resigned to its Premier League demise having spent one week outside of the relegation zone since October.
Perhaps the only thing going for the Canaries at the moment is their ability to score the odd goal here and there, so I’ll back them to find a consolation strike at some point in the second half.
SGM: Manchester United to Win and Both Teams to Score @ $2.80
Sunday 12 January, 2:00am, Molineuz Stadium
Wolves 1 – Newcastle 1
Wolves might have lost their last two Premier League matches but getting an FA Cup replay from Manchester United at least allowed them to end their festive run on a positive note.
This match has the look of a stay away with Wolves a touch too short considering they may look to focus on their pending midweek trip to Old Trafford.
If you have to back one market I like Both Teams to Score with but this is one that is worth steering clear of until we know how the better team is going to approach it.
Sunday 12 January, 4:30am, Tottenham Stadium
Tottenham 0 – Liverpool 1
This has all the makings of the game Liverpool finals suffers their first defeat of the Premier League season.
A Harry Kane-less Tottenham with Jose Mourinho in charge will pull out all the stops to try and knock the rampant Reds off their game and turn this into a rock fight.
Expect a lot of crunching tackles, a lot of slowing down the game and a lot of players behind the ball from Spurs and yet… it’s still too hard to back against Liverpool.
At some point they will lose a match but it’s not worth backing against them, especially at their price.
Back Liverpool to Win @ $1.70
Monday 13 January, 1:00am, Vitality Stadium
Bournemouth 0 – Watford 3
Bournemouth’s winless run ended in the FA Cup last weekend and now they take on a Watford side whose four match Premier League unbeaten run has seen them rise from last to… second last.
Watford will be counting the cost of a topsy-turvy FA Cup tie which saw them blow a 3-0 lead and lose striker Ricardo Pereyra to a late red card.
The question now is whether or not they will be able to respond from their collapse with a much needed win.
Bournemouth looked like they got some confidence back by smacking around Luton Town 4-0 in the Cup but you have to wonder if they will be able to carry that over against a Premier League level opponent.
Three of the last four matches between these two have ended in draws and another one here seems like it might be on the cards.
Back the Draw @ $3.30
Monday 13 January, 3:30am, Villa Park
Aston Villa 1 – Manchester City 6
We could go into great detail about why Manchester City will win this game, probably by a lot, but it really comes down to one simple factor, they are a much better team.
With the likely rotation in the Carabao Cup semi, Pep Guardiola will want his big guns firing in this one as they try to finish on as many points as possible and secure Champions League football once again.
It was a comfortable 3-0 win for City earlier this season and another goal difference boosting victory looks like it might be on the cards again.
SGM: City Halftime/Fulltime, Over 2.5 Goals, Raheem Sterling Anytime Goalscorer @ $2.79
After a frenetic festive calendar of 40 games in 14 days, it feels like an eternity since these sides have played in a League match.
With last weekend set aside for the FA Cup most of these clubs were able to enjoy a full week of rest to recover from the plethora of football.
One of the three top flight sides still involved in the midweek Carabao Cup semis, Tottenham, is also involved in the biggest match of the weekend against Manchester United at Wembley.
Read on for our previews, predictions and same game multis for all ten Premier League matches this weekend.
Saturday 12 January, 11:30pm, London Stadium
West Ham 1 – Arsenal 0
A London derby to kick off Week 22 of the Premier League with Arsenal travelling to the Olympic Stadium.
This has been a very favourable fixture for the Gunners with 18 wins, four draws and just one loss in the last 12 seasons in all competitions.
While the away woes of the Wenger era have not been completely sold, Arsenal should be able to come away with all three points here.
Back Arsenal to Win @ $2.00
SGM: Arsenal to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Alex Iwobi Anytime Goalscorer
Brighton and Hove Albion
Sunday 13 January, 2:00am, Amex Stadium
Brighton 0 – Liverpool 1
Invincible no longer, Liverpool are on a two game losing streak after dropping their last Premier League game to Manchester City and the FA Cup tie against Wolves.
On the plus side Liverpool has won all three Premier League meetings with Brighton with an aggregate score of 10-1 across those games.
With a four point lead on top of the table it is imperative that Liverpool holds serve in games like this if it wants to hold off the challenge of Manchester City.
Defensively Liverpool is still stout with a ridiculous 10 goals conceded all season so you can back them to keep a clean sheet with confidence.
Back Liverpool to Win to Nil @ $2.10
SGM: Liverpool to Win to Nil, Mo Salah First Goalscorer
Sunday 13 January, 2:00am, Turf Moor
Burnley 2 – Fulham 1
Three straight wins and it looks like Burnley’s slow start might be behind them as the side tries to save itself from the current predicament.
Fulham is at least looking somewhat competitive under Claudio Ranieri although it has lost back to back games including a huge upset by League Two side Oldham in the FA Cup.
The Cottagers did in the first meeting between these sides in August for one of three victories this season.
Strikers on both teams will be eager to get a run in this game with the two leakiest defences in the competition.
This game could go either way, but there will be goals so for a betting play look for a high scoring clash.
Back Over 3.5 Goals @ $4.20
SGM: Burnley to Win, Over 3.5 Goals, Chris Wood Anytime Goalscorer
Sunday 13 January, 2:00am, Cardiff City Stadium
Cardiff 0 – Huddersfield 0
Even though there is only eight points between these sides on the Premier League table, this is still one of the more straightforward games to pick this weekend.
Huddersfield’s last point came on November 25 and the Terriers were bundled out of the FA Cup by Bristol.
Cardiff has picked up points in two of its last three Premier League games but is also looking to bounce back from a rough loss in the FA Cup.
While you might not have a whole lot of confidence in the Bluebirds, you can back against the Terriers at over even money, take the value.
Back Cardiff to Win @ $2.20
SGM: Cardiff to Win, Under 3.5 Goals
Sunday 13 January, 2:00am, Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace 1 – Watford 2
Palace has been in some good form over the past few weeks, picking up seven points from their Premier League commitments over Christmas and progressing in the FA Cup.
Watford has been pushing along as well with five points over Christmas and a Cup win as well.
This fixture favoured Palace as of late however the Hornets did win the reverse fixture in August, their first one in almost three years.
Watford has only lost once in its last six Premier League games and a draw looks like a good play here at $3.20
Back the Draw @ $3.20
SGM: Draw, Both Teams to Score
Sunday 13 January, 2:00am, King Power Stadium
Leicester 1 – Southampton 2
Leicester were looking good in the Premier League before an FA Cupset at the hands of Newport would have knocked the squad about.
There is a chance to bounce back this weekend though as they face a Southampton side that has only beaten them twice in the last five years.
Two of Southamptons three wins this season have come in the last four weeks but they find themselves as clear outsiders going to the King Power Stadium.
With Leicester hovering just under even money the value is on the Foxes to pick up a win against a side they are 11 places ahead of.
Back Leicester to Win @ $1.95
SGM: Leicester to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Jamie Vardy Anytime Goalscorer
Sunday 13 January, 4:30am, Stamford Bridge
Chelsea 2 – Newcastle 1
Winless in four, Newcastle would love to break out of that streak this weekend… unfortunately the fixture list has them facing Chelsea.
The Blues deployed a second string side in the Carabao Cup midweek so their big guns should be fit and firing for this one.
Chelsea are far from immune to an upset if the past few weeks are anything to go by, dropping points away to Wolves and at home to Leicester and Newcastle would love for that form to pop up here.
This looks like it will be a similar match to when these sides faced off at St James’ Park, earlier this season, just a bit colder.
Back Chelsea to Win and Both Teams to Score @ $3.25
SGM: Chelsea to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Olivier Giroud Anytime Goalscorer
Monday 14 January, 1:15am, Goodison Park
Everton 2 – Bournemouth 0
Four losses from Everton’s past five games has seen the Toffees drop from seventh to eleventh on the Premier League tables.
There is a good chance for them to bounce back when they host Bournemouth this weekend as they are on a similar form slump.
Four losses and a draw from the last six and eight losses from the last 11 games has seen the Cherries drop to 12th on the table and a defence leaking goals at an alarming rate is behind that drop.
Four at home to Liverpool, two away to Wolves, five away to Spurs, four away to Manchester United and a 3-3 draw at home to Watford suggests they will need to score plenty to keep up with Everton.
Back Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.60
SGM: Everton to Win, Over 3.5 Goals, Gylfi Sigurdsson Anytime Goalscorer
Monday 14 January, 3:30am, Wembley Stadium
Tottenham 0 – Manchester United 1
The match of the round sees the resurgent Manchester United travel to Wembley, looking to atone for a 3-0 hammering from Spurs at Old Trafford.
A Tottenham win would see Spurs seal their first league double over United since 1989-1990 in the First Division.
It will be a step up from their last two Cup opponents with an 8-0 hammering of Tranmere in the FA Cup Third Round and a second string Chelsea side in the Carabao Cup Semi Final.
Spurs are the only Premier League side yet to record a draw this season but that run could end here as United face their biggest test under Solskjaer.
Back the Draw @ $3.60
SGM: Drawn Match, Both Teams to Score
Tuesday 15 January, 7:00am, Etihad Stadium
Manchester City 3 – Wolves 0
It’s a contest between the last two English sides to beat league leaders Liverpool, so it is imperative for City to avoid taking Wolves lightly.
Still trailing the Reds by four points, City can’t afford to drop points as they look to keep pace at the top of the table.
There was an upset draw at Molineux Stadium in August but the last five meetings have all gone the way of City.
Wolves can cause plenty of trouble here but City will be able to find a way to win.
Back Manchester City to Win to Nil @ $1.95
SGM: City to Win, Under 3.5 Goals, Leroy Sane Anytime Goalscorer
With the Third Round of the FA Cup on the horizon, Round 22 of the Premier League follows hot on the heels of Round 21.
Around 20 hours after the end of West Brom and Arsenal’s match, we are back underway with Brighton and Bournemouth which is where our preview for this round begins.
Brighton and Hove Albion
Monday 1 January, 11:30pm, Amex Stadium
When these sides met twice in four days in September it was Brighton winning in both the League and Carabao Cup fixtures.
For the third round it turns to the home of the Seagulls where they have been resilient with three wins and five draws.
Bournemouth’s travels have seen them suffer a loss on six of ten occasions and this should follow that same pattern.
Back Brighton to Win @ $2.30
Tuesday 2 January, 2:00am, Turf Moor
A potential debut for Liverpool’s record signing Virgil Van Dijk and when there is a player that costs in the area of A$129million you would be hoping he is able to hit the ground running.
Burnley won the last time these teams met at Turf Moor but there has been plenty of evolution in both sides since then.
Their first meeting this season yielded a 1-1 result at Anfield and I like another draw here as Burnley once again prove their mettle.
Back the Draw @ $4.25
Tuesday 2 January, 2:00am, King Power Stadium
A 1-1 draw was the result when these sides met in September and both desperately need a win at the moment.
Leicester are a solid proposition at home picking up 14 points so far while Huddersfield have just 8 points on the road.
It will not be easy here but you have to fancy Leicester to get the job done.
Back Leicester to Win @ $1.67
Tuesday 2 January, 2:00am, Bet365 Stadium
A relegation six pointer for both sides as they look to give themselves some breathing room going forward.
Stoke’s home ground is not exactly the fortress is once was under Tony Pulis and Newcastle will want to really go for it here.
In the end both sides don’t really have the quality to get by here and instead look for a tight draw instead.
Back the Draw @ $3.20
Tuesday 2 January, 4:30am, Goodison Park
Everton love to play spoilers against Manchester United going back to when David Moyes was in charge of the Toffees.
Sam Allardyce will install a much more disciplined approach in Everton’s play compared to what was dished up at Old Trafford in September when United ran riot.
Getting any points out of this game might be a bit much for Everton but it should be a low scoring affair.
Back Manchester United to Win and Under 3.5 Goals @ $2.20
Tuesday 2 January, 6:45am, St Mary’s Stadium,
Two in a row and four out of five for Southampton when they face Palace so there is plenty of confidence surrounding this game.
Palace have shown they are not the easybeats they were at the start of the season finding ways to run teams close.
Coming off their game with Manchester City it will be interesting to see how their confidence is faring.
Regardless of that result this has all the markings of a Southampton win.
Back Southampton to Win @ $1.91
West Bromwich Albion
Tuesday 2 January, 6:45am, Olympic Stadium
The first of two games in the space of three days for West Ham they will be looking to take care of business against West Brom and turn their focus to the big game on the horizon.
With the Baggies one of the teams in striking distance of them on the ladder this game takes on even greater importance and West Ham should have the quality to get by.
Back West Ham to Win @ $1.91
Tuesday 2 January, 6:45am, Liberty Stadium
Swansea helped contribute to Tottenham’s poor home form at the start of the season but it was a rare moment of joy this season as they sit at the wrong end of the Premier League table.
Historically Spurs have not feared travelling to the Liberty Stadium with plenty of fond memories there.
With Tottenham such heavy favourites and the potential for rotation here this game screams stay away.
Tuesday 2 January, 7:00am, Etihad Stadium
City love playing Watford with seven straight wins during the CFG era.
The last two games have been huge wins with 11 goals scored and none conceded and there is nothing to suggest this game will be any different.
In a surprise to absolutely nobody, City are huge favourites here, so the value comes in at how much you expect them to win by.
The only point to consider is how much City opt to rotate their side through but even a second string side is very good with the money they have invested in it.
Back City to Win -2 Goals @ $1.91
Thursday 4 January, 6:45am, Emirates Stadium
Aside from their Anfield capitulation in August, Arsenal have found a way to stay competitive in their matches against top opponents this year, particularly at home.
A 2-0 win against Tottenham, battering down the door against Manchester United only to be denied by David De Gea heroics and a fighting 3-3 draw against Liverpool suggest that they should be competitive in this game and not get blown out.
The maturity they displayed to escape with a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge earlier this year show that they can hold out here and this looks like a match they should find a way to get out of this with a confidence boosting win.
Back Arsenal to Win @ $2.38
West Ham United
Friday 5 January, 6:45am, Wembley Stadium
Another London Derby to close out a massive fortnight in the Premier League and it may also be known as the new stadium derby.
As has been mentioned once or twice this year, Spurs are renting out Wembley while White Heart Lane is refurbished and this is always a game both sets of fans look forward to.
If Harry Kane is able to back up the form he showed in 2017 then you fancy his chances to get 2018 off on a good note here.
The safe play here is to back Kane to score at anytime and that is the recommendation however a brace is certainly not out of the question.
Back Harry Kane to Score First @ $3
The 2016/2017 English Premier League season continues this weekend and there are a number of very interesting games.
The highlight will be at Etihad Stadium when Manchester City host Tottenham Hotspur in what could be a vital clash, while Southampton will face defending champions Leicester City in a another intriguing fixture.
There will be plenty of betting interest in every single clash this weekend and you can find all the best betting plays below.
Saturday 21 January, 11:30pm, Anfield
Liverpool 2 - Swansea City 3
Liverpool took a point from their clash with Manchester United last weekend and they have not lost a game in the English Premier League for over a month.
It is no surprise that Liverpool will go into this clash as clear favourites and they have now improved their record as home favourites to 10-6-0 over the past 12 months.
Swansea City were no match for Arsenal last weekend and they have now lost five of their past six games.
The Welsh-based side have won four of their past 18 games as away underdogs for a massive profit, but it is very tough to trust them from a betting standpoint in this clash.
The market looks to have got this clash just about right and I am happy to stay out.
Sunday 22 January, 1:00am, Goldsands Stadium
Bournemouth 2 - Watford 2
Bournemouth have won just one of their past five games, but they will still go into this clash with Watford as clear favourites.
Bournemouth have won four of their past eight games as home favourites for a narrow profit, but they have drawn all three of their previous meetings with Watford since they made the leap to the English Premier League.
Watford played out a scoreless draw with Middlesbrough last weekend and they have not won a game for over a month.
They have won just four of their past 17 games as away underdogs for a clear loss and it is tough to see them taking three points from this clash.
The stalemate is clearly the value option in this clash and the $3.50 is one of the best value plays of the weekend.
Back The Draw @ $3.50
Sunday 22 January, 1:00am, Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace 0 - Everton 1
Everton are coming off their best performance of the season and will go into this clash as favourites.
Everton were nothing short of outstanding against Manchester City and a repeat of that performance would be more than good enough to beat Crystal Palace, but consistency has been somewhat of an issue.
They have won four of their past nine games as away favourites for a narrow loss and their record away from home is generally fairly poor.
Crystal Palace have lost five of their past six games and have really struggled in front of goal in recent weeks.
They have now won only one of their past eight games as home underdogs for a big loss and they have been very tough to trust from a betting perspective this season.
Everton are well over the odds at their current price and should be able to get the job done comfortably.
Back Everton To Win @ $2.30
West Ham United
Sunday 22 January, 1:00am, Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough 1 - West Ham United 3
Middlesbrough have not won for over a month, but they will still go into this clash with West Ham as clear favourites.
Middlesbrough have played out scoreless draws in their past two clashes with Leicester City and Watford, with their record as home favourites now a non-profitable 3-2-2.
West Ham have had plenty of off-field problems in the past week – with star Dimitri Payet refusing to train with the team – but they were ruthless against Crystal Palace last weekend.
They have only won three of their past 14 games as away underdogs, but they have drawn five of these games for a profit.
There really is not a great deal between these two teams and the draw is definite value at the $3.
Back The Draw @ $3
Sunday 22 January, 1:00am, Brittania Stadium
Stoke City 1 - Manchester United 1
Stoke City have won two games on the trot, but it is Manchester United that will go into this clash as clear favourites.
Manchester United had their winning run ended by Liverpool last weekend and they have now won seven of their past 12 games as away favourites to basically break even for punters.
There has been plenty to like about the way that Stoke City have played in the past couple of weeks, but this is obviously a much tougher challenge.
Stoke City have only won one of their past eight games as home underdogs for a clear loss, but they have drawn three games in this scenario.
This is another game that the market looks to have got just about right and I am happy to stay out from a betting standpoint.
West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 22 January, 1:00am, The Hawthorns
West Bromwich Albion 2 - Sunderland 0
West Bromwich Albion were at the receiving end of a heavy defeat at the hands of Tottenham last weekend and they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.
The Baggies have won their two fixtures before that, but they have still won only four of their past ten games as home favourites for a loss.
Sunderland made it three losses from their past four games when they went down to Stoke City and wins have been few and far between this season.
They have won only two of their past 16 games as away underdogs for a clear loss, but they have been able to draw five games in this scenario.
It is tough to get West Brom as short as their current quote and the $3.60 available for the draw is genuine value.
Back The Draw @ $3.60
Sunday 22 January, 3:30am, Etihad Stadium
Manchester City 2 - Tottenham Hotspur 2
This is easily the biggest game of the weekend and is a crucial clash for both sides.
Manchester City suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Everton last weekend, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.
Pep Guardiola’s men have won only nine of their past 17 games as home favourites for a clear loss and they have lost their past three games to Tottenham.
Tottenham made it six wins on the trot with their emphatic victory over West Bromwich Albion and they have been in outstanding form in recent weeks.
They have only won one of their past six games as away underdogs for a loss, but they have drawn three of their games in this scenario.
Backing the draw in games involving these teams has proven to be a profitable play all season long and the $3.30 for the stalemate is over the odds.
Back The Draw @ $3.30
Sunday 22 January, 10:00pm, St Mary's Stadium
Southampton 3 - Leicester City 0
It is Southampton that will start this clash with Leicester City as clear favourites – despite the fact that they have lost four games on the trot.
Southampton’s defence has had big issues in recent weeks, but they have still proven to be a winning betting proposition and have won eight of their past 12 games as home favourites.
Leicester City were no match for Chelsea last weekend and they have really struggled for any sort of consistency in the English Premier League this season.
The defending champions have won only one of their past ten games as away underdogs for a clear loss and they have been tough to trust from a betting perspective this season.
I am willing to give Southampton one more chance and they should be able to return to winning form this weekend.
Back Southampton To Win @ $1.91
Monday 23 January, 12:15am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 2 - Burnley 1
Arsenal are one of the shortest-priced favourites of the weekend in the English Premier League.
Arsenal returned to winning form with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Swansea City last weekend and in their three previous meetings with Burnley they have won to nil.
They have improved their record as home favourites to 12-4-2, but they have still been a losing betting proposition in this scenario.
Burnley beat Southampton last weekend, but winning away from home has proven to be a big issue thus far this season.
Sean Dyche’s men have lost eight of their nine games away from home this season and this does not look like changing this weekend.
Back Arsenal To Win To Nil @ $1.85
Monday 23 January, 2:30am, Stamford Bridge
Chelsea 2 - Hull City 0
Chelsea sit seven points clear on top of the English Premier League ladder and they are the shortest-priced favourites of the weekend.
They returned to winning form with a comfortable victory over Leicester City following their surprise loss at the hands of Tottenham and outside of that defeat they have been almost unbeatable in the English Premier League this season.
Hull City finally returned to winning form against Bournemouth last weekend, but they obviously face a much tougher challenge against Chelsea.
Hull have won just one of their past 10 games as away underdogs this season for a clear loss and it would be a big surprise if they were able to improve that in this clash.
Chelsea should obviously get the job done, but there really is not a great deal of value at the current price.