2018/2019 EPL Week 25 Preview


Brighton And Hove Albion Vs Watford

Sunday 3 February, 2:00am, Amex Stadium

Burnley Vs Southampton

Sunday 3 February, 2:00am, Turf Moor

Cardiff Vs Bournemouth

Sunday 3 February, 2:00am, Cardiff City Stadium

Chelsea Vs Huddersfield Town

Sunday 3 February, 2:00am, Stamford Bridge

Crystal Palace Vs Fulham

Sunday 3 February, 2:00am, Selhurst Park

Everton Vs Wolverhampton

Sunday 3 February, 2:00am, Goodison Park

Leicester City Vs Manchester United

Sunday 3 February, 2:00am, King Power Stadium

Manchester City Vs Arsenal

Sunday 3 February, 2:00am, Etihad Stadium

Tottenham Vs Newcastle

Sunday 3 February, 2:00am, Tottenham Stadium

West Ham Vs Liverpool

Sunday 3 February, 2:00am, London Stadium



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.

West Ham Vs Crystal Palace

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

Swansea City Vs Arsenal

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

Huddersfield Vs Liverpool

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

Chelsea Vs Bournemouth

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

Everton Vs Leicester

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

Newcastle Vs Burnley

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

Southampton Vs 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

Manchester City Vs 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

Tottenham Vs Manchester United

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

Stoke Vs Watford

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.

Arsenal Vs Hull City

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

Manchester United Vs Watford

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

Middlesbrough Vs Everton

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.

No Bet

Stoke City Vs Crystal Palace

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

Sunderland Vs Southampton

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 Vs 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

Liverpool Vs Tottenham Hotspur

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

Burnley Vs Chelsea

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

Swansea City Vs Leicester City

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

Bournemouth Vs Manchester City

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.

No Bet