English Premier League: Gameweek 15 Preview

Now, now! Before you start to rest on your laurels, it’s another round of Premier League action with a full complement of fixtures to enjoy! Manchester United hosting Chelsea is surely the main course – but with that being said, there is money to be made elsewhere too!


Let’s do this.



Tuesday 5 December


8/10 Wolves | Draw 26/10 | Burnley 31/10 (21:30)


Wolves continue to struggle for results, but at the risk of sounding rather confused, I don’t think it is as a result of poor performances. They face a Burnley side who have seemingly thrown aside the shackles and thrashed Sheffield, so they will be brimming with confidence.


Nevertheless, but for a horrible VAR call, I think the hosts finally give their fans something to cheer. Back the home win.


10/1 Luton | Draw 52/10 | Arsenal 2/9 (22:15)


This is an interesting game. Luton (especially at home) have shown themselves to be rather resilient. They will look to frustrate their visitors, knowing its Arsenal with all of the expectation.


Arsenal will have to take the game to Luton, but I think they have the attacking players to do so. 2/9 is nothing to run home about though but given Mikel Arteta’s men and their defensive record being the best in the League, I think Arsenal win with a clean sheet.


Wednesday 6 December


10/1 Sheffield | Draw 6/1 | Liverpool 1/5 (21:30)


Crisis! How does Sheffield respond to that!? They were beaten (well beaten) by a Burnley side who took no prisoners. No when you consider that Liverpool will attack the Blades with the likes of Mo Salah, Darwin Nunez, and Cody Gakpo…there is only one winner of course, but I would back the Reds to win and over 3.5 goals.


19/20 Fulham | Draw 49/20 | Nottm Forest 28/10 (21:30)


I thought Fulham gave a really good account of themselves at Anfield, they stood up to the challenge and made life difficult for Jurgen Klopp’s men. I know they conceded four goals, but every goal was an absolute stunner – and it had to be! There was simply no space for Liverpool in-behind.


Forest was haphazard in the final third against Everton and as a result I’m leaning toward the home win.



11/10 C Palace | Draw 24/10 | Bournemouth 9/4 (21:30)


Palace are now without a win in five games, it obviously makes for grim reading, but I don’t think that is a fair reflection of their performances. Bournemouth on the other hand have taken their chances and converted them into something substantial, unbeaten in their last four games is the stat and it truly does tell the whole story!


I’m backing the Cherries here; they are just too clinical.


9/10 Brighton | Draw 11/4 | Brentford 26/10 (21:30)


Really, really tough game to call! I mean how do you predict a football game with Brighton in it at the moment anyway? The inconsistency could cost the Seagulls this year, but there is nobody who doesn’t enjoy watching them play.


It is much the same with Brentford, they are a side who are becoming accustomed to winning no matter what. I must admit, I fancy them a little more at home, but their consistency has my vote here.


Back the Bees on the win/draw double chance.


37/20 Manchester United | Draw 51/20 | Chelsea 13/10 (22:15)


What on earth is going to happen here? You just never know what you’re going to get from either side at the moment. United have shown some real positive intent going forward, they did so in the Champions League away in Istanbul and followed it up at St James’…but that only counts if you have a midfield platform to launch from and a degree of clinical understanding.


Chelsea have blown hot and cold though, they could go to Old Trafford and rinse United (I wouldn’t be surprised) but they could also go and get rinsed themselves (again, I wouldn’t be surprised).


Nevertheless, I think sense must prevail here – back both teams scoring for the bigger multiples. If you are having a bet on the nose – back the visitors.


31/10 Aston Villa | Draw 31/10 | Manchester City 7/10 (16:00)


What an enticing game this could be, Aston Villa are on fire with Unai Emery. They have shown they know how to rough it up with the League’s big boys and come away with something, let alone unscathed!


But this is City after all, there is a reason they are defending champions and with 7/10 on offer I think you simply have to back them. I don’t think the game will be as open as people might expect, but it suits the Guardiola narrative even more.


Thursday 7 December


19/10 Everton | Draw 47/20 | Newcastle 27/20 (21:30)


Eddie Howe’s side are just so exciting to watch at the moment, they hammered Chelsea, were horribly unlucky against PSG and then outplayed United. They face an Everton side who are starting to put some performances together, but who aren’t able to match them.


Back the visitors.


15/20 Tottenham | Draw 3/1 | West Ham 29/10 (22:15)


Again, it’s a fixture which seeks to emulate the Spider-Man emoji…we all look the same!! Spurs are still navigating an injury-ridden squad whilst West Ham will be hoping to have some key players (Jarrod Bowen and the like) back to regular fitness.


I think the approach we can expect from Spurs edges it in their favour and so I think the home win is the pick.


Written by Ryan Liberty