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English Premier League: Gameweek 15 Preview

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Ke December! The football continues into the weekend, and we are certainly here for it. No real out and out game of the weekend, but there is excitement all around and plenty opportunities to start cashing in and collecting some extra coins for December.

I have suggested another modest treble, make sure to get on, and look to use it as a base to build further multiples!


Saturday 4 December

West Ham 36/10
Draw 26/10
Chelsea 15/20
(14:30)

This could be a tough game for Chelsea. The Blues remain at the summit of the league, and I think they’ll challenge all the way through, but I think they could slip here. They were poor against Watford – to the point where I think they barely survived – and if its repeated, they could be punished. 

West Ham were equally disappointing though, failing to get past a rather flakey Brighton side in midweek. It was a 1-1 draw at the Amex, but David Moyes will know they should have taken all three. Given all the inconsistencies at play here, I think both teams to score should see us through. Get on at 9/10.

Newcastle 5/4
Draw 47/20
Burnley 21/10
(17:00)

Newcastle have proven costly to follow, but at the risk of sounding a little daft – I think they should win here. Eddie Howe’s men were reduced to ten men against Norwich, and they continued to poke and prod in attacking areas. 

Burnley still haven’t decided how they want to play, certainly from a punting point of view they only really offer confidence when playing at Turf Moor. Back the home win.

Wolves 6/10
Draw 38/10
Liverpool 4/10
(17:00)

Liverpool is slowly but surely becoming the side we all just anchor every bet to. I know, it causes slight indigestion on my side as well! But cash is king my dear friends, and at 4/10 I’ll continue backing the Reds as though I’ve been singing YNWA since ’05…

I won’t bore you with unnecessary statistics, there is nothing about Liverpool’s performances to suggest Wolves have a chance. There is nothing about Wolves to suggest they can ask any questions of Jurgen Klopp’s men. Get on the away win.

Southampton 14/10
Draw 9/4
Brighton 39/20
(17:00)

Brighton seems to have gone off the boil a little recently, they are without a win in their last 10 fixtures (in all competition). Southampton certainly look the better-balanced side under their German boss. 

Che Adams has put his hand up this term, he’s slowly but surely becoming a talisman on attack – scoring seven in seven – and I’ll back the young Scot to find a way onto the scoresheet again. 

For the brave punter, I wouldn’t discourage looking at Adams to score anytime and Southampton win, courtesy of Hollywoodbets’ same match builder option. Otherwise just backing the home win should be good enough for the multiples.

Watford 13/1
Draw 6/1
Manchester City 2/11
(19:30)

There is no question that Watford have improved. I’m aware that their results don’t necessarily show that – outside of their victory against Manchester United – but the fact remains, the Hornets are playing good football. 

Their game against Leicester highlighted the brilliance of Jamie Vardy, but they still exposed Leicester’s frail defence. That was consolidated with an incredible performance against a somewhat limp Chelsea. 

I must give credit where credit is due, however…this is still Manchester City. Watford won’t win the game, but I would back them to ask real questions of a City defensive line which isn’t at full strength. 

City will win, but for more value considering both to score as well. You will get as much as 18/10.

Sunday 5 December

Leeds 9/10
Draw 26/10
Brentford 29/10
(16:00)

Leeds is slowly but surely improving, something that will need to continue should they want to avoid a relegation scrap. Brentford will be just fine this season themselves; the Bees have picked up crucial points when playing at home – but I’m not sure we should be backing them on the road (at least for the foreseeable future). Back the home win.

Manchester United 11/20
Draw 32/10
Crystal Palace 46/10
(16:00)

This will be the first game for United with the German Professor in the dugout. The players continue to give a good account for themselves – which is to be expected – but the performances of late are already speaking to a pressing game. 

Of course, a side adapting to a new style of play will give the opposition opportunities to score and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Palace on the scoresheet. The Eagles have lost some traction since the international break, I can’t see them winning here but I maintain they are a good side under Patrick Vieira. Get on the Red Devils.

Tottenham 4/10
Draw 37/10
Norwich 13/2
(16:00)

Fair play to the Canaries. They have worked incredibly hard to pick up vital points and come into this game with a bit of a streak – four games unbeaten. I think that ends here though.

Under Antonio Conte, Spurs’ work rate has increased and the intensity with which they want the ball is clear. Playing at home in the league is clearly a priority for the London side, I think they win.

Aston Villa 27/20
Draw 24/10
Leicester City 19/10
(18:30)

I couldn’t believe the odds available on this game. I’m not sure that Leicester is really in a good place. Yes, they have an exceptional player in Jamie Vardy who will finish anything in front of goal…but their defensive inability is as clear as day. 

Aston Villa are starting to grow in confidence, Steven Gerrard got off to an excellent start, but it was against City that was impressive. Look, the reality is his side had no choice but to accept that against City they wouldn’t see the ball. However, their patience and disciplined defence, coupled with an incredible pass accuracy in possession, finished off with clinical behaviour in front of goal are massive take-aways.

I’m happy to take on Leicester and back the home side at 27/20.

Monday 6 December

Everton 23/10
Draw 49/20
Arsenal 11/10
(22:00)

Rafa Benitez is obviously a manager who deserves time, whether the Everton board think so is yet to be seen, but the Toffees have been poor. Liverpool highlighted the fact that this Everton side can be undone defensively and once they were 2-0…you got the feeling they were past the point of no return.

I’m not convinced by Arsenal on the road, last time they were in Merseyside they shipped four goals (last time they were in Manchester they shipped three!). There is still something amiss at Arsenal, no question, but this is Everton. 

The one positive was the way in which Goodison responded to their attacking surge and I wonder how uncomfortable they will try to make their visitors. I think Arsenal should win the game, but for my betting slip – both teams to score @ 8/10 is good enough.

TREBLE @ 47/10
Liverpool Win 19/20
Man United Win 11/20
Leeds Win 9/10

Written by Ryan Liberty