WEEK 13 saw significant movement at both ends of the 2015-16 English Premier League table, as well as some handy returns for punters who opted for the heavier side of the ledger.
Manchester City were dethroned in epic fashion by Liverpool ($5.50 at Sportsbet.com), while West Bromwich Albion ($6.60 at CrownBet) put breathing space between themselves and the drop zone with a surprise win over Arsenal.
Those upsets paved the way for Leicester City to claim top spot with a 3-0 win away at Newcastle United – now $2.35 at Luxbet.com to be relegated.
The Foxes have moved to $101 in the Premier League outright betting at CrownBet.com, while star striker Jamie Vardy is paying $3.75 at Sportsbet to top the goalscoring charts at season’s end.
Despite last Saturday’s big slip-up, Man City ($2.37 at Bet365) remain firm favourites to take out the title.
Arsenal ($3.40 at William Hill) and Manchester United ($4.50 at Luxbet.com) round out the genuine contenders, although recent form has seen Liverpool and Tottenham (both $21 at CrownBet.com) close the gap slightly.
Can the outsiders continue to shake things up this weekend? Or will the big boys restore order at the summit?
Here are the best match odds and props markets for round 14, courtesy of our top-ranked Premier League betting sites.
Aston Villa vs. Watford
3:00pm local time on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Villa Park
Aston Villa – $2.70 (Bet365.com)
Watford – $2.80 (Luxbet.com)
Draw – $3.20 (Sportsbet.com)
Having faced Arsenal, West Ham, Leicester and Man United over the last five weeks, a trip to Birmingham will look as good as a holiday in Watford’s eyes. The Hornets are the best of the promoted teams right now and will fancy themselves against rock-bottom Aston Villa, who have lost 10 out of 12 EPL games since beating Bournemouth on the opening day.
– Draw ($3.20 at Sportsbet)
– Under 2.5 goals ($1.61 at Bet365)
– Odion Ighalo to score first goal ($6.50 at William Hill)
Bournemouth vs. Everton
3:00pm local time on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Vitality Stadium
Bournemouth – $2.90 (CrownBet.com)
Everton – $2.50 (Sportsbet.com)
Draw – $3.50 (Bet365.com)
They showed glimpses of promise early on, but two months without a win has left Bournemouth staring at an immediate return to the Championship. This week the Cherries play host to an Everton outfit which has lost only two of its last 10 away games. The Toffees are in decent nick, too, having bagged 11 goals in three games.
– Everton to win ($2.50 at Sportsbet)
– Both teams to score ($1.64 at CrownBet)
– Ross Barkley to score first goal ($9 at Bet365)
Crystal Palace vs. Newcastle United
3:00pm local time on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace – $1.75 (Sportsbet.com)
Newcastle – $5 (Bet365.com)
Draw – $3.75 (Luxbet.com)
After taking four points from their clashes with Man United (0-0) and Liverpool (2-1), Crystal Palace would have been livid at losing to struggling Sunderland on Monday night. Former Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will want his Eagles to bounce back extra hard against the Magpies, who remain very much in the relegation picture despite adding seven points in their last five games.
– Crystal Palace to win ($1.75 at Sportsbet)
– Correct score 2-1 ($9 at Bet365)
– Yohan Cabaye to score first goal ($9 at Bet365)
Manchester City vs. Southampton
3:00pm local time on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Etihad Stadium
Man City – $1.53 (WilliamHill.com)
Southampton – $6.50 (Sportsbet.com)
Draw – $4.33 (Bet365.com)
The Citizens were soundly knocked off their perch by Liverpool last weekend, conceding four goals in a game for the second time in Premier League 2015-16. Soton are unbeaten on the road this season, with two wins and four draws, and have let through fewer shots on goal inside the penalty area than any other team.
– Man City to win ($1.53 at William Hill)
– Under 2.5 goals ($2.17 at Sportsbet)
– Raheem Sterling to score first goal ($7 at Bet365)
Sunderland vs. Stoke City
3:00pm local time on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Stadium of Light
Sunderland – $3.30 (Bet365.com)
Stoke – $2.40 (WilliamHill.com)
Draw – $3.25 (Sportsbet.com)
The Black Cats notched their second win of the season last Monday, downing Crystal Palace to drag their overall tally to nine points from 13 EPL matches. It wasn’t enough to lift them out of the relegation zone, however, and now they must face an improving Stoke side which has claimed four wins and five clean sheets from its last six games.
– Stoke to win ($2.40 at William Hill)
– Only Stoke to score ($3.75 at CrownBet)
– Marko Arnautovic to score first goal ($10 at Sportsbet)
Leicester City vs. Manchester United
5:30pm local time on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at King Power stadium
Leicester – $3.10 (WilliamHill.com)
Man United – $2.30 (Luxbet.com)
Draw – $3.40 (CrownBet.com)
This weekend’s unexpected top-of-the-table fixture sees the most free-scoring team in EPL 2015-16 (Leicester, 28 goals for) play host to the stingiest (Man U, nine goals against). The Foxes, who are undefeated in six games, stunned United 5-3 in this fixture last season, but Louis van Gaal and his Red Devils will take comfort in the fact Arsenal netted five times at the King Power back in September.
– Man Utd to win ($2.30 at Luxbet)
– Over 2.5 goals ($2.03 at CrownBet)
– Riyad Mahrez to score anytime ($3.60 at Sportsbet)
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Chelsea
12:00pm local time on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at White Hart Lane
Tottenham – $2.50 (Sportsbet.com)
Chelsea – $2.90 (WilliamHill.com)
Draw – $3.40 (Bet365.com)
Spurs are just about the hottest team in the Premier League right now, as their 4-1 mauling of West Ham last week took their unbeaten streak to 12 matches. Chelsea got back to winning ways against Norwich, but a 1-0 home result against a relegation favourite shows they’re still some ways off the pace. While both sides travelled to West Asia for their midweek European fixtures, the Blues have had an extra two days to rest up.
– Spurs to win ($2.50 at Sportsbet)
– Correct score 2-1 ($10 at Bet365)
– Harry Kane to score first goal ($5.50 at William Hill)
West Ham United vs. West Bromwich Albion
2:05pm local time on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the Boleyn Ground
West Ham – $2 (WilliamHill.com)
West Brom – $4 (Sportsbet.com)
Draw – $3.50 (Bet365.com)
After a fast start, West Ham have gone winless in their last three fixtures to slide out of the top four and into sixth spot. West Brom, meanwhile, are riding high after their 2-1 victory over Arsenal and may well fancy themselves against an Irons outfit which looks far less potent without injured playmaker Dimitri Payet.
– Draw ($3.50 at Bet365)
– Both sides to score ($1.89 at Sportsbet)
– Victor Moses to score first goal ($8.50 at Bet365)
Liverpool vs. Swansea City
4:15pm local time on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Anfield
Liverpool – $1.50 (WilliamHill.com)
Swansea – $8 (Bet365.com)
Draw – $4.33 (Bet365.com)
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds put on their best display of the season last week, dispatching Man City 4-1 in scintillating style to edge one step closer to the top four. Although they’ve had trouble getting results on their own turf of late, the Merseysiders will like their odds against a Swans side which has never won a league game at Anfield and is spiralling towards a potential relegation scrap.
– Liverpool to win ($1.50 at William Hill)
– Liverpool to score in both halves ($2.36 at CrownBet)
– Roberto Firmino to score the first goal ($6.50 at Sportsbet)
Norwich City vs. Arsenal
4:15pm local time on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Carrow Road
Norwich – $5.50 (Luxbet.com)
Arsenal – $1.60 (WilliamHill.com)
Draw – $4.33 (Bet365.com)
But for a win against Swansea just before the international break, it’s been a very bleak couple of months for the Canaries. They’ve lost five of their last six EPL matches – a streak which includes a 6-2 disaster at the hands of fellow drop-zone candidates Newcastle. The Gunners were upset by West Brom last time out, so they will be determined to prove that was nothing more than a momentary lapse.
– Arsenal to win ($1.60 at William Hill)
– Correct score 0-3 ($13 at CrownBet)
– Mesut Ozil to score first goal ($10 at Sportsbet)
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