It feels like barely a month ago we were a dozen matches into the Premier League season ahead of a busy festive period.
Probably because that was only a month or so ago.
In that time we have seen all sorts of upheaval in the Premier League table as the top teams begin to stretch their advantage.
Manchester City leads the way while at the other end of the table, a trio of Sheffield United wins has left them with at least a glimmer of hope of surviving a drop that at one stage seemed inevitable.
There’s another 10 matches to get into over the coming weekend so let’s see who is playing whom and what our best bets are.
Saturday 6 February, 11:30pm, Villa Park
Aston Villa 1 – Arsenal 0
It would not be unfair on the Gunners to put their 2-1 defeat against Wolves during the week down to a bad day at the office.
A questionable red card to David Luiz and a less questionable red card to Bernd Leno consigned Mikel Arteta’s side to their first league defeat since December 20.
I like the Gunners to bounce back and at least avoid defeat in this match however Villa can make life very tough if they want to.
Especially with Alex Runnarsson set to start in goal with Mat Ryan likely out injured.
At that price though, I’m almost obligated to back an Arsenal victory.
Back Arsenal to Win @ $2.60
Brighton And Hove Albion
Sunday 7 February, 2:00am, Turf Moor
Burnley 1 – Brighton 1
It’s been a horrendous week for Burnley, with the side losing back to back matches against Chelsea and Manchester City and failing to score a goal.
Brighton has had almost a polar opposite last seven days winning at home against Tottenham before stunning Liverpool at Anfield.
Remarkably, the Seagulls are unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions, which has given them some breathing space above the drop zone.
It might not be pretty but it’s hard to back against Brighton at that price.
Back Brighton to Win @ $2.25
Sunday 7 February, 2:00am, St James’ Park
Newcastle 3 – Southampton 2
As bad as Arsenal’s trip to Wolves was, Southampton’s loss to Manchester United was infinitely worse.
For the second time in just over 15 months, the Saints lost by a scoreline of 9-0.
On the plus side, they now face a Newcastle team who is equally devoid of confidence and might see this as a rebound opportunity.
I’m steering clear of the result market here though, get ready for a 90 minute slog.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.80
Sunday 7 February, 4:30am, Craven Cottage
Fulham 0 – West Ham 0
It was a dream debut for new West Ham loanee Jesse Lingard, scoring a brace in the Irons’ 3-1 win over Aston Villa.
West Ham is looking very strong at the moment, winning seven of their last eight in all competitions and looking like real challengers for a top four spot.
Fulham is out of form and barely fired a shot in anger in their 2-0 loss to Leicester.
Considering the difference in form lines it’s a massive surprise to see the head to head prices where they are, not that I’m complaining.
Back West Ham to Win @ $2.10
Sunday 7 February, 7:00am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 3 – Everton 3
It’s really tough to make the case against Manchester United here, even with Everton at such a strong price.
While they may have had a man advantage for most of their 9-0 trouncing of Southampton, they were undeniably ruthless… but $1.53 seems far too short against Everton.
I can’t settle on a play for the head to head market but I do like the value in both teams to score which has hit in three of Everton’s last four Premier League matches and three of United’s last five in all competitions.
Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.73
West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 7 February, 11:00pm, Tottenham Stadium
Tottenham 2 – West Brom 0
No matter how poorly Spurs have played lately, there is absolutely no sane reason to back against them here.
West Brom have replaced Sheffield United as the worst performing side in the Premier League and may give some League 2 clubs a run for the title of “Worst Performing Professional Club in England”.
If Tottenham cannot win this match then they should just be relegated first thing Monday morning.
Back Tottenham to Win to Nil @ $2.40
Monday 8 February, 1:00am, Molineux Stadium
Wolves 0 – Leicester 0
It’s fair to say that while both teams desperately needed the confidence boost a midweek victory afforded them, Wolves were in dire need of picking up all three points.
They might have needed a pair of Arsenal red cards to get their first win since mid-December but the final score was still in their favour.
Leicester overcame the absence of Jamie Vardy for their first win since their talisman suffered a hernia.
We will still see plenty of attacking talent on both of these sides and there is nothing in either team’s defensive record that has me confident that they will keep a clean sheet.
Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.95
Monday 8 February, 3:30am, Anfield
Liverpool 1 – Manchester City 4
What was once one of the most imposing places to play in the Premier League has suddenly had its aura popped with Brighton and Burnley walking away from Anfield with victories.
2021 has not been the year of the Reds so far with three wins, one draw and three defeats in all competitions.
Their attack has faltered on many occasions since Christmas and now they come up against the most imposing Premier League backline since Jose Mourinho’s nine-man Chelsea wall of 2005.
I’m not backing against City in their current form and I’m ready for Liverpool to lose at Anfield again.
Back Manchester City to Win @ $2.10
Monday 8 February, 6:15am, Bramall Lane
Sheffield 1 – Chelsea 2
Sheffield has done a great job pulling themselves out of the hole they were in a month ago and at least now have a chance of survival (albeit slim).
Chelsea on the other hand has been trying to adapt to new manager Thomas Tuchel and are yet to concede a goal in their time under the German’s stewardship.
The Blades might have improved but not that much.
Back Chelsea to Win to Nil @ $2.35
Tuesday 9 February, 7:00am, Elland Road
Leeds 2 – Crystal Palace 0
Some may be surprised to see Leeds as such firm favourites heading into this match considering Palace has won their last two.
When you see those wins came against a horrendously out of form pair of Wolves and Newcastle, it suddenly makes a lot more sense.
If Palace can win this one I’ll take them a bit more seriously.
But right now I don’t, give me Leeds here.
Back Leeds to Win @ $1.87
Will Liverpool drop points against Manchester United for the second time this season?
Probably not, but that clash highlights Matchweek 23 of the English Premier League as the festive period begins to take its toll on the clubs.
Some sides will be backing up from midweek FA Cup Replays and with a full round of games on the cards next Wednesday and Thursday morning, don’t be surprised if there’s some rotation in store.
We’ve got previews and betting plays for all ten Premier League matches this weekend right here!
Saturday 18 January, 11:30pm, Vicarage Road
Watford 0 – Tottenham 0
Are we really buying into Watford’s revival?
Five straight without defeat including four wins has them out of the drop zone for the first time all season.
Tottenham has won just one of its last five and Jose Mourinho has to do something with his unsettled squad.
If Spurs happen to make a signing this week they probably won’t see the pitch this weekend, even with the injuries that have robbed them of some of their key players.
I was hoping Watford would be around $5.00 for a win here but at this point you kind of have to back the hot hand.
Back Watford to Win @ $3.10
Sunday 19 January, 2:00am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 1 – Sheffield 1
Back in October, Arsenal travelled to face Sheffield and laid a total egg, now they have to beat the sixth-placed Blades who are four points ahead of them on the table.
It won’t be easy however with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang suspended for this one after being sent off against Crystal Palace.
Mikel Arteta is working to rejuvenate this side and has done a good job so far, but this will be a real test to see how he tries to offset the absence of his most talented striker.
It will require the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe to step up but the visitors are going through a bit of a slump with one win from their last four.
At some point Arsenal has to look like the more talented team and with Chelsea coming up midweek, they have to try and pick up a win here to give them some confidence.
Back Arsenal to Win @ $1.80
Brighton And Hove Albion
Sunday 19 January, 2:00am, Amex Stadium
Brighton 1 – Aston Villa 1
It would be very tempting to overreact to Villa getting pummelled by City last weekend and rush to back against them.
In their last five games however, they have alternated from wins to losses and look like great value against a Brighton side that isn’t in great form themselves.
Villa doesn’t tend to play out a lot of draws – they’ve had one since the start of October – so I’m happy to back them to win at that price.
Back Aston Villa to Win @ $5.00
Sunday 19 January, 2:00am, Etihad Stadium
Manchester City 2 – Crystal Palace 2
We go over this every week, but finding a value play in City games can be among the toughest tasks.
At the Etihad they have dropped points three times in 11 games and their most recent visit aside, there’s not a lot of reason for optimism for Palace to add their name to Spurs, Wolves and United who have taken points from the defending champs at home.
City should have too much firepower to drop points, they have scored more than three times the number of goals that Palace have and if the likes of Aguero and company are on their game, this could get ugly.
The downside of City being City is that we have to dig through the markets to find the right value play and the best one on offer at the moment is City to Win Both Halves.
Back City to Win Both Halves @ $1.80
Sunday 19 January, 2:00am, Carrow Road
Norwich 1 – Bournemouth 0
In what is definitely now going to be a high point for the Premier League, it’s the two bottom teams in the competition facing off as they try to overcome different levels of scoring woes.
Norwich is winless in its last nine, coming off a 4-0 beating from Manchester United and firmly anchored to the bottom of the table.
In this run they have scored nine goals and been held scoreless twice but a single goal might be enough to get by a fairly limp Bournemouth attack.
In Bournemouth’s last eight matches, they have been held scoreless six times including in their last three matches.
One sign of encouragement, the two times since the start of this barren run that they have scored, they have taken four points in those matches.
Back in October we endured an underwhelming 0-0 draw and another low scoring affair looks like it might be on the cards.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $2.00
Sunday 19 January, 2:00am, St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton 2 – Wolves 3
After looking like near certainties to be relegated before Christmas, something has clicked with the Saints and all of a sudden they are one of the most in form Premier League sides.
With four wins and a draw in what should have been a tough run of matches they suddenly have to be taken seriously, especially with three of those wins coming against Chelsea, Tottenham and Leicester.
Wolves on the other hand might be suffering from a bit of a regression after a phenomenal final run of form to 2019.
Having taken just one Premier League point since the New Year, Wolves need to turn their Premier League form around quick smart.
Considering they have a very short turnaround from their FA Cup Replay against Manchester United on Thursday morning (AEDT) it’s worth backing against them here, even if they manage to pull off an upset at Old Trafford.
Back Southampton to Win @ $2.50
Sunday 19 January, 2:00am, London Stadium
West Ham 1 – Everton 1
Two clubs that have changed managers in the last month get ready to face off at the Olympic Stadium and all signs point to another Everton victory.
In October they were able to take full advantage of a West Ham form slump to pick up a 2-0 win and with the Irons in a similar slide now with three losses from their last four, back the Ancelotti overhaul to continue its profitability.
Back Everton to Win @ $2.40
Sunday 19 January, 4:30am, St James’ Park
Newcastle 1 – Chelsea 0
Newcastle’s losing run ended with a draw against a struggling Wolves outfit and up next is a Chelsea team unbeaten in its last three Premier League matches.
Six of the last seven between these two teams have gone the way of Chelsea with the only Newcastle win coming in a final day clash with Chelsea essentially resigned to playing in the Europa League.
Head to head, Chelsea is just a bit too short to back outright so we’ll have to go digging. I’ll back Chelsea to continue the goalscoring form they showed against Burnley.
Back Chelsea HT/FT @ $2.30
Monday 20 January, 1:00am, Turf Moor
Burnley 2 – Leicester 1
Speaking of Burnley, they could be in for a rough game depending on which Leicester side decides to show up.
Four straight losses and a motivated opponent coming off a loss makes for a whole lot of warning signs.
Burnley is another side that seems to be shooting blanks at the moment so two goals should be enough to get Leicester over the line here.
The last time Burnley scored more than one goal in a Premier League match was November 24th in a 3-0 win over (then) last placed Watford.
The Foxes don’t win games 1-0, if they do win, they will score at least two, having done so in all 14 of their victories this season and I just can’t see Burnley’s defence keeping them at bay for 90 minutes.
SGM: Leicester to Win & Over 1.5 Goals @ $2.20
Monday 20 January, 3:30am, Anfield
Liverpool 2 – Manchester United 0
If you really wanted to, you could argue that United might be the best placed team to hand Liverpool its first Premier League loss of the season.
After all, they held them to a draw back in October and six of the last eight meetings between the two have ended with points shared, so they know how to be competitive against them.
Plus they have defeated Chelsea, Leicester, Tottenham and City this season already… but Liverpool is a whole different animal.
I’m not betting against the Champions elect for the time being, chances are they will lose at some point this season, but I’ll be shocked when that happens and a loss I’m happy to take.
This will be a tough, low scoring match but until we see otherwise, back Liverpool to win.
SGM: Liverpool to Win and Under 3.5 Goals @ $2.24
A huge weekend in the Premier League has been and gone with more shakeups to the table as sides try to keep pace with those around them.
Headlined by a huge clash between Arsenal and Chelsea, the Premier League is back again this weekend.
Huddersfield will face their first ever Premier League game without David Wagner as the German boss resigned during the week.
Read on for our previews, predictions and Same Game Multis for all ten Premier League games right here.
Saturday 19 January, 11:30pm, Molineux Stadium
Wolves 4 – Leicester 3
Leicester has claimed both meetings with Wolves this season, taking out the league meeting 2-0 back in August and winning the Carabao Cup tie on penalties after a scoreless draw.
Wolves have lost their last two league matches and come into this game on short rest after going down to Manchester City Tuesday morning (AEDT).
Leicester’s away form has been quite good so far this season, winning five and drawing two of its 11 games while Wolves have taken just 14 points at home so far.
Neither side really inspires an awful lot of confidence in them here but for the time being, but as a value play you have to like Leicester bouncing back from its loss to Southampton.
Back Leicester to Win @ $3.40
SGM: Leicester to Win, Both Teams to Score, Jamie Vardy First Goalscorer
Sunday 20 January, 2:00am, Vitality Stadium
Bournemouth 2 – West Ham 0
What a win it was for West Ham last week, upsetting Arsenal but they can’t celebrate too much, needing to focus ahead of a trip to 12th placed Bournemouth.
The Cherries have had the edge in the last four meetings, winning two and drawing the other two, West Ham’s last win against Bournemouth came in August 2016.
This has been a meeting that has traditionally featured goals, with three or more goals in five of the seven meetings and both teams to score hitting in six of the seven.
Bournemouth have built their campaign on a solid home record, and they are at a good price to pick up a home win so this is going to be another value play.
Back Bournemouth to Win @ $2.40
SGM: Bournemouth to Win, Over 2.5 Goals
Sunday 20 January, 2:00am, Anfield
Liverpool 4 – Crystal Palace 3
You wondered how Liverpool would respond in the Premier League after its first loss of the season and we got our answer.
It wasn’t pretty but a 1-0 win over Brighton was enough to get things back on track.
Palace will be more concerned about the chasing pack than trying to close the gap this weekend, dropping points here could have them flirting with the relegation zone.
12 of Liverpool’s 18 Premier League wins this season have been to nil so back another clean sheet for the Reds
Back Liverpool to Win to Nil @ $1.91
SGM: Liverpool to Win to Nil, Mo Salah First Goalscorer
Brighton And Hove Albion
Sunday 20 January, 2:00am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 2 – Brighton 1
All of a sudden United look like a side with a billion dollars of talent on the pitch, with six wins from six games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
They are the form side in the Premier League and have already closed the gap on Arsenal in fifth place.
As expected, they are heavy favourites at home against a Brighton side with one win in its last seven games so you might have to look for a value play here.
The goals have dried up in the last two games but with the side coming off a full week of rest that should change here with a high scoring game.
Back Manchester United to Win & Over 3.5 Goals @ $3
Manchester United to Win, Manchester Untied to Score 3+ Goals
Sunday 20 January, 2:00am, St James’ Park
Newcastle 3 – Cardiff 0
More off field drama at Newcastle with fan unrest against owner Mike Ashley reaching a fever pitch.
Things have not been going too well for the Magpies on the pitch either, the side is winless in their last five Premier League games.
At least this game comes against another struggling side in Cardiff, who have not conceded a goal and picked up a point since December 1.
If Newcastle score first they should be able to win here, although goals will likely be at a premium.
Back Newcastle to Win @ $1.90
SGM: Newcastle to Win, Under 3.5 Goals
Sunday 20 January, 2:00am, St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton 2 – Everton 1
Another match where these sides have already met twice before this season in the Premier League and Carabao Cup.
Everton won the league match while the Cup tie was decided on penalties after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes.
If you are looking for some Same Game Multi value, consider the Both Teams to Score market, which has hit in the last four meetings between these sides.
For an outright bet though, these sides look very hard to split so a draw is the play.
Back the Draw @ $3.30
SGM: Draw, Both Teams to Score, Richarlison Anytime Goalscorer
Sunday 20 January, 2:00am, Vicarage Road
Watford 0 – Burnley 0
Burnley has the head to head advantage in the Premier League, winning three of the five top flight meetings but Watford won the first meeting this season 3-1.
Burnley have bounced back phenomenally from their slow start winning their last three games over West Ham, Huddersfield and Fulham.
This will be a huge test against the side currently sitting seventh in the Premier League.
With just one draw from 11 games at Vicarage Road, Watford home games tend to produce a winner and with Burnley on its current roll that is the side to back, even at a massive underdog.
Back Burnley to Win @ $5.25
SGM: Both Teams to Score, Over 2.5 Goals
Sunday 20 January, 4:30am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 2 – Chelsea 0
Strap yourself in, this game is going to be a classic if it is anything like the wild 3-2 Chelsea win at Stamford Bridge from back in August.
Six points separate these sides on the table and Arsenal have to win this game to not only arrest their alarming form slump but keep their Champions League ambitions alive.
The Gunners have won four of the last nine matches between the teams and both Premier League games ended in draws.
At home Arsenal are still a good side winning eight of 11 games and are at good value here.
Back Arsenal to Win @ $2.88
SGM: Arsenal to Win, Both Teams to Score, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang Anytime Goalscorer
Monday 21 January, 12:30am, John Smith’s Stadium
Huddersfield 0 – Manchester City 3
David Wagner is gone and interim coach Mark Hudson takes his first game in charge.
The good news for Huddersfield, the last club to change manager hasn’t lost since the change was made.
The bad news for Hudson, it’s going to be very difficult to make a good impression with the defending champions coming to town.
Currently trapped on the bottom of the table, Huddersfield need points, it just won’t come in this game.
Back Manchester City to Win -2 Goals @ $2.15
SGM: Manchester City to Win, Over 3.5 Goals, Gabriel Jesus Anytime Goalscorer
Monday 21 January, 3:00am, Craven Cottage
Fulham 1 – Tottenham 2
Son is at the Asian Cup, Harry Kane is under an injury cloud, that doesn’t bode well for Tottenham, right?
While losing two of their best attacking weapons doesn’t help their cause, taking on the Premier League’s worst defence in Fulham will.
Spurs should be more than good enough to come away with a win here, even if they are slightly undermanned.
Back Tottenham to Win @ $1.62
SGM: Tottenham to Win, Under 3.5 Goals
After the last few weeks it will be nice to return to some sort of normalcy in the Premier League with a standard weekend of fixtures back on the cards.
Presumably the players will be glad to be out of the festive season with only three Premier League sides not coming off at least six days of rest.
Manchester City were involved with midweek League Cup action and face another stern test of their undefeated season with a trip to the Coutinho-less Liverpool.
Sunday 14 January, 2:00am, Stamford Bridge
Outside of Leicester’s title winning season, this fixture has been one way traffic for the last fifteen years with every other meeting being won by Chelsea including a 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium.
Stamford Bridge has been a productive venue for Chelsea as per usual with eight wins from eleven league matches there.
Leicester have taken points from seven of their away games but their matches tend to be relatively high scoring with eighteen goals both for and against in those matches.
As long as Alvaro Morata is not missing his shooting boots like he was against Arsenal last week, Chelsea should be able to stroll to a comfortable high scoring victory.
Back Chelsea to Win & Over 3.5 Goals @ $3.25
Sunday 14 January, 2:00am, Selhurst Park
Despite Palace’s recent surge in form, Burnley will be happy to visit Selhurst Park with three straight league wins over the Clarets.
Last season Burnley won at this venue 2-0 and managed a 1-0 home victory back in September.
Five games without a win has seen them drift from the expected big boys however with Arsenal struggling for form but a win here could bring them back to within one point and help keep Leicester at a comfortable distance.
Palace managed to string together plenty of big results throughout December and are more than capable of winning this as well so with such an equal game on paper, take the draw here.
Back the Draw @ $3.10
West Ham United
Sunday 14 January, 2:00am, Kirklees Stadium
West Ham won the first match between these sides in twenty years with a 2-0 win at the Olympic Stadium in September.
With two wins and two draws from their last five matches, including a big draw at home against Tottenham West Ham will be feeling confident going into this game.
Working against them though is their questionable form playing away from home winning just once this season against relegation battlers Stoke.
Huddersfield have taken points at home with four wins and four draws from their eleven matches and that has been a big reason why they are in eleventh place so far.
None of the out & out match results relly appeal here so instead I will recommend taking a game with a few goals here that could go either way.
Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.55
Sunday 14 January, 2:00am, St James’ Park
A relative dry spell for Newcastle against Swansea has come to an end with two straight wins in this fixture.
With just five points separating tenth from eighteenth every win is critical and a home game against the side at the bottom of the league is a huge opportunity for Rafael Benitez’s side.
They will need to turn around a poor home record which has six losses in front of their home fans.
Swansea did win their last game on the road with a surprise victory at Watford and they will want to take full advantage of this opportunity.
Even so I can’t in good faith recommend Swansea here and I do think Newcastle will be able to get by.
Back Newcastle to Win @ $1.91
Sunday 14 January, 2:00am, Vicarage Road
One win in five for Watford including the aforementioned upset at the hands of Swansea and the side which bullied Arsenal into submission looks a long way away now.
Southampton have three losses in their last five and are hovering in seventeenth desperately needing any points they can get.
The big question for this match is whether or not either of these sides will find a the courage to go for it when they desperately need a win.
Watford seem to be the most likely side to do that and with the Saints producing some absolutely diabolical defending at times that may be the reason they go down here.
Back Watford to Win @ $2.35
West Bromwich Albion
Brighton and Hove Albion
Sunday 14 January, 2:00am, The Hawthorns
Brighton’s first team will be feeling well rested after a few of their players, including Socceroos keeper Mat Ryan was rested for their FA Cup tie last weekend.
With a loss and two draws in their last three outings, they will want to get back on track with the chance to get as high as tenth this weekend.
West Brom are tied on the bottom of the table with Stoke and lost 3-1 when they went to the Amex Stadium earlier this year.
They have won just twice this season, once at home to go with seven draws and three losses so they are not getting beaten at home but they aren’t getting vital wins either.
I don’t see them adding to their wins tally here despite their favouritism, instead the upset win away from home for what should be a rested Brighton side looks appealing.
Back Brighton to Win @ $4.00
Sunday 14 January, 4:30am, Wembley Stadium
When you compare Tottenham’s home form and Everton’s away form you can see that this game is only really going to go in one direction.
One win and five draws away from home this season for Everton plus six wins and four draws at Wembley show exactly why Spurs are heavy favourites in this contest.
Sam Allardyce will likely deploy a team that fits right into his stereotype of play and stagnate the Tottenham attack.
Even so, the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and company should still be able to break down Everton’s wall and find a way to win this game.
Back Christian Eriksen to Score and Tottenham to Win @ $3.50
Monday 15 January, 12:30am, Vitality Stadium
Something is not right with Arsenal at the moment where they seem to be content playing to the level of their opponent.
They have played out some exciting games drawing with Liverpool and Chelsea lately but had to battle past Crystal Palace and fight for a draw with West Brom.
Add in the upset loss in the FA Cup and you have plenty of warning signs about a potential upset here.
Based purely on the away from home they sit ninth on the table with just three wins and a negative goal difference.
Even so, Bournemouth has been a profitable matchup in the Premier League with four wins and a draw.
Their form is far too hard to ignore at the moment so if you are looking for one of the “big” clubs to go down this is the game to watch.
Back Bournemouth Win/Draw Double Chance @ $2.30
Monday 15 January, 3:00am, Anfield
We all remember the last game between these sides when City truly announced themselves as far & away the best side in England this year.
City romped to a 5-0 win at the Etihad after Saido Mane got a red card for kicking Ederson in the face ended City’s three game winless run against the Reds.
The loss of Gabriel Jesus will impact their attack however Sergio Aguero still looms as a potent attacking threat and after stumbling to a draw against Palace on New Year’s Eve, City will not want to drop any more points.
Back Manchester City to Win @ $2.15
Tuesday 16 January, 7:00am, Old Trafford
A quick look at the market suggest that this should be an easy win for United but the history between these sides suggests it might not be as straightforward.
The last three times these teams have met Stoke have been able to grab a draw with the three prior matches being split with a win each and another draw dating back to New Years’ Day 2015.
After notching seven straight wins at home, the derby loss to City began a run of meagre results at Old Trafford including back to back draws with Burnley and Southampton.
Of course Stoke’s away form is enough to take away any hope of a home form slump with one win and three draws when forced to travel.
Look for United to bounce back with a couple of late goals to get them home after an early scare.
Back Manchester United to Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.70
We are set for a host of midweek fixtures in the English Premier League following a weekend of FA Cup action and the highly anticipated clash between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield is set to be an absolute ripper.
West Ham United will host Manchester City at the Olympic Stadium for the very first time, while Arsenal host Watford in a London Derby.
We have analysed every game in the English Premier League this weekend and you can find recommended bets for every single game below!
Wednesday 1 February, 6:45am, Goldsands Stadium
Bournemouth 0 - Crystal Palace 2
It has been a tough few weeks for both these teams in the English Premier League, but it is Bournemouth that will start this clash as clear favourites.
Bournemouth have won just one of their past six games and they have won only four of their past nine games as home favourites for a clear loss.
Crystal Palace have not won in the EPL for almost two months and scoring goals has proven to be a real problem in recent weeks.
They have won just two of their past 16 games as away underdogs for a clear loss and they have been very tough to trust from a betting perspective in recent weeks.
This is a clash that the market looks to have got just about right and I am happy to stay out of this one.
Wednesday 1 February, 6:45am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 1 - Watford 2
Arsenal are one of the shortest-price favourites in the English Premier League this week and they are dominant favourites to get the job done against Watford.
Arsenal have won four of their past five games in the EPL and they have proven too strong for Watford in their past three meetings.
The Gunners have won 13 of their past 18 games as home favourites for a clear profit and they are very tough to beat in this scenario.
It has been a while between wins for Watford and it doesn’t get any easier for them against Arsenal.
Watford have won four of their past 18 games as away underdogs for a clear loss and their record against the biggest teams in the competition has been particularly poor.
Arsenal should be able to get the job done comfortably and I would be surprised if Watford got on the score sheet.
Back Arsenal To Win To Nil @ $1.80
Wednesday 1 February, 6:45am, Turf Moor
Burnley 1 - Leicester City 0
Leicester City are only narrow favourites to beat Burnley in this English Premier League clash – a true sign of how much they have struggled during their title defence.
Leicester City have suffered two heavy defeats in their past two games and they have won just one of their past seven games, but they have still proven a profitable betting option as away favourites.
Burnley have proven to be somewhat of a revelation in the English Premier League this season and their form in front of their home fans has been nothing short of outstanding.
They have won seven of their ten games this season as home underdogs for a huge profit and there has been no more profitable scenario in the EPL this season.
It is tough to have any faith in Leicester City whatsoever and Burnley are excellent value to record another win in front of their home fans.
Back Burnley To Win @ $2.90
West Bromwich Albion
Wednesday 1 February, 6:45am, Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough 1 - West Bromwich Albion 1
It has been a long time between wins for Middlesbrough, but they will still go into this clash as narrow favourites.
Middlesbrough have struggled in front of goal over the past few weeks and their record as home favourites is an unconvincing 3-2-3.
West Bromwich Albion have been somewhat of a surprise package in the EPL this season and they have won three of their past four games in impressive fashion.
The Baggies have taken a point from ten of their past 18 games as away underdogs for a clear profit and they really are exceptional value to make it two wins on the trot.
Back West Bromwich Albion To Win @ $3
Wednesday 1 February, 6:45am, Stadium Of Light
Sunderland 0 - Tottenham 0
Tottenham really can’t afford to be losing these sort of games and they go into this clash as clear favourites.
Tottenham had their winning run ended before the week-off for the FA Cup, but they are still unbeaten in well over 12 months and are deserving of their status as clear favourites.
They have won seven of their past 12 games as away favourites for a clear profit and they have won seven of their past eight games against Sunderland.
Sunderland have lost six of their past eight games and it is tough to see them avoiding getting completely outclassed by this Tottenham side.
They have actually won three of their past 11 games as home underdogs for a profit, but it is very tough to trust them in this clash.
Tottenham should be able to get the job done comfortably, but there is no real value at their current price.
Wednesday 1 February, 6:45am, Liberty Stadium
Swansea City 2 - Southampton 1
Swansea City stunned Liverpool in their most recent EPL clash, but it is Southampton that will go into this game as clear favourites.
Southampton returned to winning form themselves with a strong effort against Leicester City, but they have still only won four of their past ten games as away favourites for a narrow loss.
Swansea City have struggled for consistency over the past 12 months and the fact that they are 2-3-6 on the back of a win in the past 12 months is a real concern.
The Welsh outfit have won just two of their past nine games as home underdogs for a clear loss and they have won just one of their past seven games against Swansea City.
This is another game that the market looks to have got just about right and there is no real value on offer.
Wednesday 1 February, 7:00am, Anfield
Liverpool 1 - Chelsea 1
This is easily the biggest game of this matchday and is a crucial clash for Liverpool, who have had a horror start to 2017.
Liverpool dropped to fourth on the EPL Ladder following their shock loss to Swansea City and they have since been knocked out of both the League Cup and the FA Cup.
Liverpool will still start this clash as favourites and over the past 12 months they remain a losing betting proposition as home favourites – they have won ten of their past 17 games in this scenario for a loss.
Chelsea continue to be extremely difficult to score against and they now sit eight points clear at the top of the English Premier League ladder.
They have won only one of their past four games as away underdogs for a loss and they have not beaten Liverpool since 2014, but they remain the most reliable betting team in the English Premier League this season.
Liverpool are one team that are capable of breaking down the Chelsea defence, but I still think that it is the London-based side that will come away with the victory.
Back Both Teams To Score And Chelsea To Win @ $5.50
West Ham United
Thursday 2 February, 6:45am, Olympic Stadium
West Ham 0 - Manchester City 4
Manchester City have dropped to outside the top four and desperately need to win this clash to get themselves back into the title hunt.
Manchester City will start this clash as clear favourites, but their recent form has left a fair bit to be desired and they have won only eight of their past 15 games as away favourites for a clear loss.
The Dimitri Payet saga looks to be over for West Ham and it is fair to say that they have played much better football without him in recent weeks.
This is the toughest challenge that West Ham have faced for almost a month, but their record against Manchester City is fair and they have won two of their past six games as home underdogs for a profit.
Manchester City are obviously deserving favourites, but there is genuine value at the price currently on offer for a West Ham victory.
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Thursday 2 February, 7:00am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 0 - Hull City 0
Manchester United are the shortest-priced favourites of the week in the English Premier League and they really should have too much class for Hull City.
Manchester United have improved their record as home favourites over the past couple of months, but they have still been a losing betting proposition in this scenario.
Hull City have struggled badly away from home this season and they have won just one of their past 11 games as away underdogs.
Manchester United should win, but they generally have not recorded dominant victories over EPL minnows and the $2.50 available for under 2.5 goals is well over the odds.
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Thursday 2 February, 7:00am, Britannia Stadium
Stoke City 1 - Everton 1
There is very little splitting these two teams in betting, but it is Everton that will go into this clash as narrow favourites.
Everton have won four of their past five games – including an emphatic victory over Manchester City – and they have now won five of their past ten games as home favourites for a clear profit.
Stoke City are always tough to beat in front of their home fans at Britannia Stadium, but they have had just as much trouble winning games as the venue as home underdogs.
They have won just one of their past nine games in this scenario, but have managed to draw four of these games.
It is fair to say that Everton are a class above this Stoke City outfit and if they perform at anywhere near their best the price currently on offer will seem a steal.
Back Everton To Win @ $2.50