As the fervour over the return of the Champions League subsides, there is still a Premier League season with several exciting storylines set to unfold.
Manchester City is running away with the title and up next on their march to the coronation is Arsenal, who have suddenly re-emerged as top four contenders.
Everton and Liverpool find themselves stuck together on the table as they prepare for a Merseyside Derby.
At the other end of the table, Fulham is still trying to convince itself there is a chance they can escape what right now appears to be a certain relegation.
We have 11 matches in store this weekend as Leeds and Southampton pull double duty to catch up on their postponed fixture from Matchweek 19.
Read on to see who we are backing below.
Saturday 20 February, 7:00am, Molineux Stadium
Wolves 1 – Leeds 0
It’s not a huge stretch to say Leeds were well below par in their trip to the Emirates but they should bounce back against Wolves in the opening match this weekend.
The home side has been plagued by inconsistency this season as they have failed to win back to back games since October’s international break when these teams last met.
Should Leeds get key midfielder Kalvin Phillips back from the calf injury that ruled him out of their clash with Arsenal, it will significantly strengthen their squad.
They will have to turn around a poor run of results against Wolves, having lost their last four head to head matches, having been kept scoreless on three occasions including a 1-0 victory for Wolves earlier this season.
I’m not willing to split these teams with their respective issues but this is where the draw play comes in handy.
Back the Draw @ $3.30
Saturday 20 February, 11:30pm, St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton 1 – Chelsea 1
The only way this fixture does not result in all three points heading back to London with Chelsea is if they put out a second-string side with an eye on their imminent Champions League tie.
Given Southampton’s atrocious form in the shape of a six-match losing streak, that second string side could probably give the Saints a decent hit out.
It seems unlikely that Southampton will continue to lose out for the remainder of the season but expecting them to turn it around against Chelsea seems unlikely.
Back Chelsea to Win @ $1.77
West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 21 February, 2:00am, Turf Moor
Burnley 0 – West Brom 0
Burnley have looked downright atrocious at times this season but have put together enough competent performances to sit clear of the relegation zone.
West Brom on the other hand have just been awful and have only really capitalised when their opponents have come down to their level and that includes Manchester United last weekend.
There’s not a whole lot to like about this fixture from a viewing perspective but any chance to take on West Brom as a punter has to be welcomed.
Back Burnley to Win @ $2.02
Sunday 21 February, 4:30am, Anfield
Liverpool 0 – Everton 2
The first meeting between these sides this season was an absolute belter with non stop action as the red and blue halves of Merseyside were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw.
It was an enthralling, but costly tie as Liverpool lost Virgil van Dijk for the season, cementing that this would be a year where they would have no luck with injuries.
To make matters worse they will be forced to back up from a midweek Champions League tie in Budapest against RB Leipzig just for an added layer of difficulty.
Everton have not escaped unscathed either with champions-elect Manchester City coming to town during the week.
That being said, it’s tough to have any confidence backing Liverpool at the moment as they struggle to put together a solid 90 minutes.
As tempting as it is to back Everton to win its first match at Anfield since 1999, I’ll go for the insurance of the Double Chance and just back them to pick up a point.
Back Everton/Draw Double Chance @ $2.50
Sunday 21 February, 7:00am, Craven Cottage
Fulham 1 – Sheffield United 0
There are two teams to back against week in and week out in the Premier League at the moment and Sheffield United is one of them.
Fulham can inch closer to that magical 17th place with a win here and if they can replicate their performance against Everton you would give them every shot of doing just that.
Plus, you have to back against a Sheffield side that has lost 19 of its 24 matches to date.
Back Fulham to Win @ $2.20
Sunday 21 February, 11:00pm, London Stadium
West Ham 2 – Tottenham 1
Such is the weird, wacky and chaotic nature of the Premier League at the moment, you have to give West Ham a real chance of getting by Tottenham here.
Spurs’ lone win in their last six fixtures came against Championship bound West Brom and even that was far from convincing.
West Ham is looking rejuvenated with some clever January recruitment helping keep their top four dreams alive.
To sneak into the Premier League’s elite they will need to knock off the teams that have occupied that space in previous years and their London rivals are one of them.
Back West Ham to Win @ $2.55
Monday 22 February, 1:00am, Villa Park
Aston Villa 1 – Leicester 2
Fresh off their biggest win of the season, Leicester now heads to Villa Park with an eye on another three points.
Depending on which version of Aston Villa shows up, we could be in for a match of the round or a one sided blowout.
One thing is for certain, this match should have plenty of goals and Leicester’s attack has sparked back to life with the return of Jamie Vardy.
Even if this does turn into a one sided fixture, Aston Villa can be found out defensively and if given the opportunity, Leicester could put up a rugby score.
Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.72
Monday 22 February, 3:30am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 0 – Manchester City 1
The master takes on his former apprentice as Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta face off for the fourth time since the season resumed in June.
Guardiola holds a 3-1 advantage over his Spanish disciple with a pair of comfortable wins in the Premier League plus a Carabao Cup victory just before Christmas.
While Arteta put together the perfect plan to disrupt City when they met in the FA Cup in July, there is nothing to suggest he will be able to outwit his mentor this weekend.
There is no need to deviate from what has been a solid strategy barring a major injury to one of City’s defenders.
Back Manchester City to Win to Nil @ $2.65
Monday 22 February, 6:00am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 3 – Newcastle 1
It’s not a case of if, but by how much for Manchester United in this fixture.
While they have not exactly flexed their muscles a whole lot lately (9-0 demolition of Southampton excluded), Newcastle has been largely horrendous since Christmas.
Their wins over Everton and Southampton have been aberrations rather than signs of hope for the future and the only thing keeping them out of the relegation battle is the fact there are three sides worse off than they are.
Bruno Fernandes has been key for United since his arrival and his ability to keep his cool from the spot makes him a decent value play to score in a United win.
Back Bruno Fernandes to Score and Manchester United to Win @ $2.00
Brighton And Hove Albion
Tuesday 23 February, 7:00am, Amex Stadium
Brighton 1 – Crystal Place 2
Brighton might not be the most watchable, free flowing team in the Premier League but their recent form is helping ensure they will be referred to as a Premier League side for another season.
With 12 points from their last six league matches, Brighton is suddenly in touching distance of their next opponents.
Palace has not exactly been inspiring with a grand total of three goals in their last four matches.
In seven of Brighton’s last nine matches in all competitions, we have seen no goals or one goal scored so the form is the way to go here.
Back Under 1.5 Goals @ $2.65
Wednesday 24 February, 5:00am, Elland Road
Leeds 3 – Southampton 0
There is not a whole lot to like about Southampton unless they are playing in the FA Cup at the moment.
Leeds at least seems like they are able to beat struggling sides on their day and that is exactly what Southampton is.
At over even money I’ll happily back the home side here.
Back Leeds to Win @ $2.20
It’s an early start to Week 25 of the English Premier League with West Ham and Liverpool playing their catch up match from December.
Jurgen Klopp’s side has a chance to extend their lead atop the table with both Manchester City and Leicester having tough outings this week.
We’re previewing all 11 matches for this weekend right here!
Thursday 30 January, 6:45am, London Stadium
West Ham 0 – Liverpool 2
*MATCH POSTPONED FROM WEEK 18*
Over a month after it was originally supposed to have been played, we finally get to see West Ham host Liverpool.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is already unhappy with the fixture congestion for his side so you have to back this game with a certain level of trepidation considering we might see a few squad changes.
The way that Klopp manages his team though, they should have no problems taking care of a West Ham team that is in dire straits.
While Wolves managed to break Liverpool’s seven-game clean sheet streak in the Premier League and Shrewsbury managed to score two on them in the FA Cup last weekend, I think the light switch goes on for Liverpool’s defence here.
I’ll take the Reds to win and keep a clean sheet as they extend their lead at the top of the table to 19 points.
Back Liverpool to Win to Nil @ $2.25
Saturday 1 February, 11:30pm, King PowerStadium
Leicester 2 – Chelsea 2
Two sides that have seen their respective challenges stumble in the last couple of weeks now face-off desperate to get their momentum back on track.
Leicester almost got things going again crushing West Ham, but you have to wonder how much their heartbreaking loss to Villa in the Carabao Cup during the week will linger.
It was mostly a full strength side from Brendan Rodgers that took to the pitch at Villa Park and you have to expect them to back up for this game with the break just around the corner.
The Foxes have taken points from their last three matches against Chelsea and I like their chances to continue that run in this one.
With Tammy Abraham either out altogether or playing through significant pain, it does hamper Chelsea’s attacking options, so I’ll back against the Blues here.
Back Leicester to Win @ $2.55
Sunday 2 February, 2:00am, Vitality Stadium
Bournemouth 2 – Aston Villa 1
Considering there was a point in time when Villa appeared the worst team in the Premier League, their recent form might be an encouraging sign of things to come.
Seven points from four games in the league to exit the relegation zone and advancing to the Carabao Cup Final makes for a pretty decent start to 2020.
Bournemouth exited the FA Cup last weekend to end a wretched run of form in the Premier League,
Back Bournemouth to Win @ $2.05
Sunday 2 February, 2:00am, Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace 0 – Sheffield United 1
If there is one thing we probably won’t get in this game, it’s goals.
Two of the lowest scoring teams in the competition face off in a battle to see who can score (if at all).
Without context, the form lines for both of these sides sure look like they are struggling but Sheffield’s recent run does come with a pretty solid asterisk.
They have lost three of their last five in the Premier League, but those came against Manchester City twice and Liverpool, and they managed to take a point from Arsenal at the Emirates.
Palace on the other hand is winless in its last five league matches and while two of their draws have come against City and Arsenal, it’s just too tempting to back against them, especially if Sheffield’s defence is locked in.
SGM: Sheffield to Win & Under 2.5 Goals @ $4.09
Sunday 2 February, 2:00am, Anfield
Liverpool 4 – Southampton 0
We know about Liverpool – they are going to keep pushing – but you might have missed Southampton’s profitable festive period that suddenly has them primed to survive another season.
With five wins from their last seven in the league, they are every chance of giving the champions-elect a real scare here.
That being said, Liverpool has won the last five meetings between these sides and both teams to score has hit in the last two, so we’ll use both trends for the start of a Same Game Multi.
SGM: Liverpool to Win, Both Teams to Score, Over 3.5 Goals @ $3.69
Sunday 2 February, 2:00am, St James’ Park
Newcastle 0 – Norwich 0
Best case scenario for Norwich: they keep this game close. With the rumoured takeover at Newcastle though, that might give the Magpies a real boost going into this game.
While the Canaries ran out 3-1 winners in August, there is every reason to back against a win for the last-placed club here.
Their one league win in the last 11 games came against an opponent that played most of the match down a player.
It’s usually the smart play to back against the side languishing in 20th so why go against logic?
Back Newcastle to Win @ $2.20
Sunday 2 February, 2:00am, Vicarage Road
Watford 2 – Everton 3
One small advantage that comes from a first-up exit from the FA Cup, it gives you a bit more rest at this time of year.
Everton went out against Liverpool while Watford played their backups in their defeat against Tranmere in the replay, so both first teams will be fresh for this clash.
While Everton has won both meetings this season, 1-0 in the league and 2-0 in the Carabao Cup, Watford is looking quite competitive at the moment and should be able to provide a real tough out for them.
I’ll steer clear of the head to head market and just back both teams to score, which has hit in four of Everton’s last five Premier League matches.
Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.73
Brighton And Hove Albion
Sunday 2 February, 2:00am, London Stadium
West Ham 3 – Brighton 3
Brighton is yet to win a Premier League match in 2020 but you have to like their chances to end that run in London here.
It’s a tough spot for West Ham coming three days after hosting Liverpool in a catch up match whereas Brighton will have had a week and a half since their last match.
West Ham has not defeated Brighton since a 6-0 win in April 2012 with the Seagulls picking up three wins and two draws since then and the home side is always capable of a failure to show up in games like this.
Back Brighton to Win @ $2.80
Sunday 2 February, 4:30am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 0 – Wolves 0
More than anything else, you have to back against United in this game given their wretched run of league form.
Three losses from their last four has them well behind Chelsea in their chase for fourth but Wolves have been struggling as well.
Of course, having to play Liverpool twice in four weeks will mess up any team’s form line, but we’ve seen Nuno Espirito Santo’s side come out ready to play in these matches before and an upset is well and truly on the cards.
Back Wolves to Win @ $3.50
Monday 3 February, 1:00am, Turf Moor
Burnley 0 – Arsenal 0
For all the good that Mikel Arteta has done so far at Arsenal, his Premier League form desperately needs to improve.
With just one win and four draws from his time in charge, it says a lot that the Gunners are fewer points away from the relegation zone than a Champions League spot.
Even with spotty away form over the last few seasons, Burnley is one opponent they have not had too much trouble with.
They have won the last 11 matches against them and have not lost a league match to Burnley since September 1974.
With their captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back from suspension (and reportedly the subject of a transfer bid from Barcelona), the Gunners attack has plenty of potential going into this game and I like them to outscore Burnley.
At even money against an opponent that they seem to be immune to their foibles coming through it’s worth taking a punt on Arsenal here.
Back Arsenal to Win @ $2.00
Monday 3 February, 3:30am, Tottenham Stadium
Tottenham 2 – Manchester City 0
With the Premier League seemingly out of reach, all City can do now is just try to win out in the Premier League and try to pick up a few other trophies in the meantime.
There have been some memorable encounters between these two sides in the last 12 months including a gripping 2-2 draw at the Etihad in August. With the way Spurs are travelling at the moment though, you have to back against them.
Unfortunately the market also agrees with that line of thought so you’ll have to give City a handicap to get a bit of value and that can be backed with confidence considering Tottenham have been kept scoreless in three of their last four Premier League matches.
Back Manchester City to Win -1 Goal @ $2.25
Can you really say there has been a shakeup in the title race when just about everyone in the top six drops points?
If you ever want proof this might just be Liverpool’s season, in the week where they were held to a draw by Leicester, City went ahead and lost to Newcastle.
This weekend’s Premier League matchups are headlined by a huge clash between City and Arsenal at the Etihad where just for a couple of hours, Liverpool fans will be desperately backing Arsenal… then probably needing a shower to make themselves feel clean again.
Read on for our previews, predictions and same game multis for all ten Premier League clashes this weekend.
Saturday 2 February, 11:30pm, Wembley Stadium
Tottenham 1 – Newcastle 0
Tottenham will be feeling a lot better about its come from behind win against Watford on Thursday morning looking at others dropping points around them.
Newcastle helped them out by picking up a massive upset over Manchester City on Wednesday morning, putting Spurs back within touching distance.
Wembley has not really been the “fortress” as Spurs have been forced to extend their lease on the ground as they wait for the new White Hart Lane.
It’s hard to see Newcastle being able to back up from the massive high of upsetting the defending champions and bring that same intensity to Wembley, and they might just be in for a bit of a letdown.
Back Tottenham to Win to Nil @ $2.25
SGM: Tottenham to Win to Nil, Under 2.5 Goals
Brighton And Hove Albion
Sunday 3 February, 2:00am, Amex Stadium
Brighton 0 – Watford 0
Things are not great for Brighton with just five points from its last nine Premier League matches.
Watford on the other hand will just be kicking themselves after letting a lead slip at Wembley, costing themselves three points.
The Hornets are one of the better travelling sides, picking up 16 points on the road this season, a better tally than Arsenal and with Brighton down on confidence, you have to like the value on offer for a road upset.
There is a little bit of extra motivation on the line for two sides that have spent plenty of time facing off in the Championship prior to last year, this will be Watford’s chance for back to back wins over Brighton since 1973
Back Watford to Win @ $2.80
SGM: Watford to Win, Over 3.5 Goals, Gereard Deulofeu Anytime Goalscorer
Sunday 3 February, 2:00am, Turf Moor
Burnley 1 – Southampton 1
Both of these sides picked up draws during the week, although one will feel much better about their point than the other.
Southampton well feel like they missed a chance against Crystal Palace while Burnley will be ecstatic after being the first side to take points off Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.
Both of these sides are actually in pretty good form and this game has a definite watchability to it, Southampton are unbeaten in four and Burnley are unbeaten in five.
The last two meetings between these sides have ended in draws and another level pegging looks good here.
Back the Draw @ $3.20
SGM: Draw, Both Teams to Score
Sunday 3 February, 2:00am, Stamford Bridge
Chelsea 5 – Huddersfield 0
If there was ever a good side to catch a side like Chelsea, this week might just be it.
Back to back Premier League losses (either side of back to back Cup wins) has them out of the top four but as they prepare to take on bottom placed Huddersfield who have lost their last two as well, you have to wonder what is going on with Chelsea.
Aside from Wednesday’s loss, every other time the Blues have come off a Premier League loss they have scored two goals in a win, so a low scoring, get right game is the play here.
Back Chelsea to Win & Under 2.5 Goals @ $3.30
SGM: Chelsea to Win, Under 2.5 Goals, Olivier Giroud Anytime Goalscorer
Sunday 3 February, 2:00am, Selhurst Park
Palace 2 – Fulham 0
With 12 points from their last 12 games, Fulham are slowly working their way back towards safety.
This weekend they take on one of the sides potentially in their sights with a six-pointer against Southampton.
Palace kick started Fulham’s rough start to the season with a 2-0 win on opening day and would love to pick up it its first league double over Fulham since 1929/1930 in Division Three (South).
Palace know what is riding on this game and this should be a high scoring clash between two sides desperate for a win.
Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.95
SGM: Over 2.5 Goals, Fulham to Win
Sunday 3 February, 2:00am, Goodison Park
Everton 1 – Wolves 3
Two straight wins for Wolves has them up to seventh spot despite a negative goal difference and they could put some distance between themselves and seventh placed Everton with a win here.
Whoever gets to dictate this game will probably be the more successful team, with Wolves looking to score a bunch while Everton will likely want this to be a much lower scoring encounter.
Four of Everton’s last five games have had two or fewer goals while four of Wolves’ last five have had three or more goals.
There is more than enough talent here for both teams to score here so that is the straight up play.
Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.95
SGM: Both Teams to Score, Wolves to Win, Over 3.5 Goals
Sunday 3 February, 4:30am, Cardiff City Stadium
Cardiff 2 – Bournemouth 0
Bournemouth is coming off a massive 4-0 thumping of Chelsea during the week but there won’t be too much time to celebrate with a quick turnaround ahead of their trip to Wales.
The Cherries took the Round 1 meeting 2-0 in the first clash between the sides since March 2015.
On the face of it, this one actually looks relatively straightforward with the in form Cherries justifying their position as favourites.
Back Bournemouth to Win @ $2.35
SGM: Bournemouth to Win to Nil, Under 2.5 Goals
Monday 4 February, 1:05am, King Power Stadium
Leicester 0 – Manchester United 1
Well, well, well… Solskjaer is in fact human, that massive winning run to kick start his managerial tenure at Old Trafford finally came to an end, now it’s just an unbeaten run.
Things are looking much brighter for the Red Devils now as they host a Leicester side they did enough to beat in the season opening match.
The Foxes snapped a two game losing run with a draw at Champions-elect Liverpool during the week and would love to play spoiler once more.
There is a bit of value on offer both ways here but United at even money is just too good for me to pass up.
Back United to Win @ $2.00
SGM: United to Win, Both Teams to Score, Over 3.5 Goals
Monday 4 February, 3:30am, Etihad Stadium
Manchester City 3 – Arsenal 1
Unfortunately for people looking to have a punt on this game, the head to head market looks pretty much spot on.
Arsenal are not a good side away from home, especially when facing a fellow top four contender.
That is probably why City are at such a short price to win this one so you will have to go hunting for some value.
City have won each of the last four meetings between these sides but two or more goals so the handicap market is where to go for this one.
Back City to Win -1 Goal @ $1.75
SGM: City to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Gabriel Jesus Anytime Goalscorer
Tuesday 5 February, 7:00am, London Stadium
West Ham 1 – Liverpool 1
There is a pretty good chance Liverpool will be highly motivated this weekend after drawing with Leicester during the week.
That is bad news for a West Ham side that is coming off a poor showing against Wolves and has not scored a goal in almost two and a half matches.
No need to overcomplicate this one, Liverpool should win this one and do so with an attacking flourish.
Back Liverpool to Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.91
SGM: Liverpool to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Roberto Firmino Anytime Goalscorer
Fourteen of the twenty Premier League sides were involved in FA Cup action over the weekend however there will not be too much time for celebrating or commiserating as they are back in action for a midweek round of Premier League fixtures.
This round is highlighted by the massive clash between second placed Manchester United and fifth placed Tottenham on Thursday (AEDT).
It kicks off a huge ten day span for Tottenham and they ill want to get that run off to the best start possible with a win at Wembley.
We have all ten games for Round 25 previewed and our recommended plays.
Wednesday 31 January, 6:45am, Olympic Stadium
Two sides that could really use three points to give themselves a bit of breathing room in the middle of the table.
Palace were looking good before a 20-minute demolition job by Arsenal in their last outing killed off that momentum
West Ham were building a nice little league run at the moment going five games without a loss however that was brought to a halt with their upset FA Cup loss to Wigan on the weekend.
This fixture has a favourable history for West Ham with three wins and two draws in the last five meetings.
Back West Ham to Win @ $2.88
Wednesday 31 January, 6:45am, Liberty Stadium
For a brief patch, Swansea were a real mission for Arsenal to get past, winning three and drawing once in a five game stretch.
The last three meetings have been dominated by the Gunners including a 4-0 win at the Liberty Stadium last January.
The visitors will be the more rested side after being knocked out of the FA Cup and having six days off after their Carabao Cup win while Swansea will have played Notts County.
They did manage to arrest a troubling run of form with a big win over Crystal Palace in their last outing.
Each of the last five meetings with these sides has had three or more goals so take the rested side and some goals.
Back Arsenal to Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.25
Wednesday 31 January, 7:00am, Kirklees Stadium
Round 24 saw a Liverpool result that was simultaneously a massive upset that surprised very few fans as they fell to bottom of the table Swansea.
Their misery continued over the weekend with a boilover at the hands of West Brom in the FA Cup.
They will enter this game able to take some confidence from the fact they won the first meeting between these sides 3-0 in October.
Huddersfield have lost three in a row and are now in a relegation battle for the second half of the season.
It does not get any easier after this with a game against Manchester United and it might be a very miserable few days.
Back Liverpool to Win to Nil @ $2.15
Thursday 1 February, 6:45am, Stamford Bridge
Bournemouth gave Chelsea a crazy introduction to their club when they won their first meeting in the Premier League in 2015 but the last five meetings have gone the Blues way.
This season it has been Chelsea getting by 1-0 at Bournmouth in the league before a 2-1 win in the Carabao Cup in December.
Chelsea were knocked out of the Carabao Cup a week ago but kept their FA Cup campaign alive with a comfortable 3-0 win over Newcastle.
What that does add up to however is a busy schedule with the side only having had more than four days off once since Christmas.
Since Christmas, Bournemouth have been grinding out productive results including a big win over Arsenal.
It is a long shot but this seems like the best chance for an upset win, particularly with Bournemouth coming into this game fresh.
Back Bournemouth Win/Draw Double Chance @ $3.90
Thursday 1 February, 6:45am, Goodison Park
Everton will have plenty of time to prepare for this as they look for their first win since December 19.
Ten days off since their last competitive fixture and Sam Allardyce will be taking every available minute to try and right the ship.
Three draws and three losses including just one goal in that time suggest there is a distinct lack of firepower right now.
Leicester have won two of their last three and will look to make it three wins from their last four visits to Goodison Park
Back Leicester to Win @ $2.50
Thursday 1 February, 6:45am, St James’ Park
Something has to give in this game with Burnley losing three in a row heading into this and Newcastle sitting just one point above the safety line.
St James’ Park has not provided much of an advantage for Newcastle having not won a home league game since October 22.
For Burnley a draw here is a very good result that will arrest their slide while Newcastle will be disappointed with anything other than a win.
Burnley won the game at home and they should be able to keep the struggling Magpies at bay.
Back the Draw @ $3.00
Brighton & Hove Albion
Thursday 1 February, 6:45am, St Mary’s Stadium
Goals have been a massive issue for both sides this season with the combined goals for tally adding up to 41 in 48 games.
In contrast, each of the league’s top six sides have scored more than that on their own in 24 matches.
If you are a fan of either of these clubs then best of luck getting through this one, if you want to sit through it as a Socceroos fan, hope for a big day from Mat Ryan to keep Brighton in it.
The play here is to back a low scoring contest that will be decided by a solitary goal at best.
Back Under 1.5 Total Goals @ $2.70
West Bromwich Albion
Thursday 1 February, 7:00am, Etihad Stadium
21 Premier League wins this season compared to 2, 70 goals score as opposed to 19 and first place to nineteenth.
That’s why the odds here are so heavily weighted towards the home side and this game is unlikely to go any way other than City’s.
The challenge for this game as a punter is to try and find value in the market.
With City potentially rotating their squad over the next few matches to prepare for the run home (and likely Premier League coronation), this might not be the most fluid performance.
West Brom also have a rather low goals against average so do not be surprised if City don’t run riot here.
Back Manchester City to Win & Under 3.5 Goals @ $2.10
Thursday 1 February, 7:00am, Wembley Stadium
It was a Jose Mourinho masterclass when these sides met in October, slowing the game down and grinding out a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.
Of course Tottenham had to go through that game without Harry Kane who was lost to injury.
They have had two 1-1 draws in the last three Premier League games but are still capable of blasting four past opponents on their day.
Their record against the rest of the top six this season is not overly inspiring, also losing to Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea as well.
United have won three in a row in the league and should make it four here with the tactical advantage they have.
Back Manchester United to Win @ $3.25
Thursday 1 February, 7:00am, Bet365 Stadium
Paul Lambert’s time as Stoke boss could not have gotten off to a better start with a 2-0 win at home and he has had ten days to continue building his squad with no FA Cup commitments to worry about.
Up next comes a visit from struggling Watford who have picked up just five points since the start of December and as a result they will have new manager Javi Gracia in charge.
This fixture very heavily favours Stoke since both teams rejoined the Premier League in 2015.
Watford won the first meeting between these clubs but since then it has been all Stoke including an upset win at the end of October.
Expect Stoke’s new manager boost to continue as Gracia finds his feet.
Back Stoke to Win @ $2.20
We are now into the final third of the 2016/2017 English Premier League season and the hunt for the title is now on in earnest.
The most important game this weekend could be when Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur do battle at Anfield, but just about every fixture this week has come relevance.
There are winners to be found in every game this weekend and you can find all our recommended betting plays below.
Saturday 11 February, 11:30pm, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 2 - Hull City 0
Arsenal have lost two games on the trot, but they will still go into this clash as dominant favourites.
Arsenal have dominated Hull City in recent years and they continue to be a profitable betting play as home favourites – they have won 13 of their past 18 games as home favourites.
Hull City produced one of the best performances of the season to beat Liverpool last weekend and they will go into this clash with plenty of confidence.
The Tigers have only won one of their past 12 games as away underdogs for a clear loss and whether they can continue their stellar recent form is uncertain.
Arsenal should be able to return to winning form and they are genuine value at the current price to win to nil.
Back Arsenal To Win To Nil @ $2.10
Sunday 12 February, 1:00am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 2 - Watford 0
Manchester United returned to winning form with an impressive performance against Leicester City and they are dominant favourites to beat Watford this weekend.
The Red Devils have won ten of their past 18 games as home favourites for a loss and they continue to be a tough team to trust from a betting perspective.
Watford have won two games on the trot and they will actually go into this clash with a fair bit of confidence.
They have won five of their past 18 games as away underdogs for a clear profit and they did beat Manchester United earlier this season.
Watford are a genuine chance of winning this clash and the $13 for the victory is well over the odds.
Back Watford To Win @ $13
Sunday 12 February, 1:00am, Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough 0 - Everton 0
Everton recorded a dominant victory over Bournemouth and they are favourites to repeat the dose against Middlesbrough.
Everton have won four of their past five games, but they have won only four of their past 10 games as away favourites for a clear loss.
Middlesbrough have not won a game in 2017, but their defence has played well in recent weeks.
They have not won a game as home underdogs this season and they really are tough to trust from a betting standpoint.
This is a clash that the market has got just about right and I am more than happy to stay out of it.
Sunday 12 February, 1:00am, Britannia Stadium
Stoke City 1 - Crystal Palace 0
Stoke City have struggled for consistency this season, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.
Britannia Stadium continues to be a happy hunting ground for Stoke City and they have won six of their past 10 games as home favourites for a clear profit.
Crystal Palace’s season hit a new low when they went down to Sunderland 4-0 last weekend and relegation is now looking like a realistic possibility.
They have won just three of their past 16 games as away underdogs and they really have played some very poor football in recent weeks.
Stoke City have a poor record against Crystal Palace, but they are capable of turning that around this weekend.
Back Stoke City To Win @ $2
Sunday 12 February, 1:00am, Stadium Of Light
Sunderland 0 - Southampton 4
This is one of the most interesting games of the weekend.
Southampton have had a poor start to 2017 and they have won just one of their past seven games, but they will still start this clash as clear favourites.
They have now won just four of their past 11 games as home favourites and they continue to be a tough team to trust from a betting perspective.
Sunderland produced their best performance of the season to beat Crystal Palace last weekend and they have now been a profitable betting side as home underdogs.
It really is tough to trust Southampton in their current form and the $3.60 currently available for a Sunderland victory is over the odds.
Back Sunderland To Win @ $3.60
West Ham United
West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 12 February, 1:00am, Olympic Stadium
West Ham 2 - West Bromwich Albion 2
West Ham United have flown under the radar in recent weeks, but they have actually been playing some quality football.
They have finally started to improve their record at the Olympic Stadium and they have won seven of their past 12 games as home favourites for a clear profit.
West Bromwich Albion continue to surpass expecations this season and they have lost just one of their past six games.
The Baggies have taken a point from 11 of their past 18 games as away underdogs for a clear profit and they have proven very tough to break down this season.
West Bromwich Albion are more than capable of taking a point from this clash and the $3.25 available for the draw is genuine value.
Back The Draw @ $3.25
Sunday 12 February, 4:30am, Anfield
Liverpool 2 - Tottenham 0
This is the biggest game of the weekend and is crucial for both sides.
Liverpool have had an absolutely shocking start to 2017 and their season hit a new low when they went down to Swansea City last weekend.
They will still start this clash as clear favourites and they have won ten of their past 17 games as home favourites for a clear loss.
Tottenham continue to be very tough to beat and they ground out a narrow victory over Middlesbrough last weekend.
They have won only a single game as away underdogs this weekend, but they have drawn four of their games in that scenario.
The past three games played between these sides have ended as stalemates and a repeat looks likely this weekend.
Back The Draw @ $3.20
Monday 13 February, 12:30am, Turf Moor
Burnley 1 - Chelsea 1
Chelsea continue to be the form team in the English Premier League this season, but they face a slightly tricky trip to Turf Moor for a clash with Burnley.
Chelsea were excellent against Arsenal last weekend and they have now won 11 of their past 14 games as away favourites for a monster profit.
Burnley have been extremely tough to beat in front of their home fans this season and they have incredibly won eight of their 11 games as away underdogs this season for a huge profit.
In saying that, beating Chelsea could prove to be a bridge too far and it is tough to see this Burnley side being able to break down the Chelsea defence.
Back Chelsea To Win To Nil @ $2.20
Monday 13 February, 3:00am, Liberty Stadium
Swansea City 2 - Leicester City 0
This is a crucial game for both these sides that find themselves in the relegation battle.
It has been a horror start to 2017 for Leicester City – they have scored just one gaol in their past six games – and they will actually go into this clash as clear underdogs.
Leicester City have not won any of their past 10 games as away underdogs, but they have been able to draw four of these clashes.
Swansea City were far from disgraced against Manchester City last weekend and they have definitely improved as they have got further into the English Premier League season.
They have won four of their past eight games as home favourites for a narrow profit and they continue to be a profitable betting team across a number of different metrics.
Swansea City will be very tough to beat if they can maintain their recent form and they are genuine value at the current price on offer.
Back Swansea City To Win @ $2.40
Tuesday 14 February, 7:00am, Goldsands Stadium
Bournemouth 0 - Manchester City 2
Manchester City are one of the shortest-priced favourites of the weekend and have dominated Bournemouth in their three previous English Premier League meetings.
Manchester City have played some excellent football in recent weeks, but they have still been a losing betting proposition as away favourites – they have won eight of their past 15 games in this scenario for a clear loss.
Bournemouth were dismantled by Everton last weekend and they have won just one of their past eight games, but they do have a positive record as home underdogs.
The Cherries have won three of their past nine games as home underdogs and they have taken a point from two more of their clashes in this scenario.
You can make a case for both these sides, but the market looks to have this clash just about right.