THE international break is done and dusted, which means it’s game on once again in the 2015-16 English Premier League season.
Can Chelsea stop their spiral into oblivion? Will Arsenal keep the good times rolling? And might West Ham add another local rival to their growing list of big-name scalps?
Here are our best Premier League bets for round 13, including value odds and goal-scorer props from our top-ranked soccer betting sites.
Watford vs. Manchester United
12:45pm local time on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Vicarage Road
Watford – $4.80 (CrownBet.com)
Man United – $1.91 (Sportsbet.com)
Draw – $3.40 (Sportsbet.com)
Although they went down to Leicester City last time out, the 11th-placed Hornets are clearly the best of the promoted teams right now. They face a tough test in Manchester United this weekend, although Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils have hardly set the world alight in recent weeks. The visitors may have to do without Michael Carrick and young gun Anthony Martial, both of whom picked up injuries in the international break.
– Man United to win ($1.91 at Sportsbet)
– Under 2.5 goals ($2.63 at CrownBet)
– Juan Mata to score first goal ($8 at Sportsbet)
Chelsea vs. Norwich City
3:00pm local time on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea – $1.44 (WilliamHill.com)
Norwich – $8 (CrownBet.com)
Draw – $4.75 (Bet365.com)
The international rounds couldn’t have come soon enough for Jose Mourinho and the Blues, who have lost four of their last five Premier League fixtures. Norwich haven’t fared much better, although they did end their four-game losing streak with a win over Swansea City last time out. That was enough to keep them in 15th place – one spot above Chelsea in the EPL standings.
– Chelsea to win ($1.44 at William Hill)
– Chelsea half-time/Chelsea full-time ($2.10 at Sportsbet)
– Pedro to score first goal ($7 at CrownBet)
Everton vs. Aston Villa
3:00pm local time on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Goodison Park
Everton – $1.57 (Sportsbet.com)
Aston Villa – $7 (WilliamHill.com)
Draw – $4 (Luxbet.com)
In their last outing, the Toffees followed up their 6-2 drubbing of Sunderland with a respectable draw away to West Ham United. That result left them in ninth place, four points off the European spots. This week they host a relegation-bound Villa side which somehow kept Manchester City goalless to claim just their fifth point of the season.
– Everton to win ($1.57 at Sportsbet)
– Everton to score in both halves ($2.50 at CrownBet)
– Romelu Lukaku to score first goal ($4.50 at William Hill)
Newcastle United vs. Leicester City
3:00pm local time on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at St. James’ Park
Newcastle – $2.82 (CrownBet.com)
Leicester – $2.50 (Sportsbet.com)
Draw – $3.50 (WilliamHill.com)
The Toon have steadied the ship somewhat, beating Bournemouth in the last round to stay just above the drop zone for the time being. But Leicester are red hot, with four wins in their last five games putting them just a single point off top spot. They also have a certain Jamie Vardy, who leads the league with 12 goals.
– Leicester City to win ($2.50 at Sportsbet)
– Correct score 2-1 ($11 at Bet365)
– Jamie Vardy to score first goal ($5.50 at CrownBet)
Southampton vs. Stoke City
3:00pm local time at Saturday, November 21, 2015 at St. Mary’s Stadium
Soton – $1.57 (WilliamHill.com)
Stoke – $6.50 (Sportsbet.com)
Draw – $4 (Bet365.com)
The Saints went on a really good tear prior to the break, moving up to seventh on the back of four wins and two draws in their last six games. Stoke have improved after a slow start themselves, capped by their 1-0 win over Chelsea in round 12. Southampton have lost at home just once this season, to Man United.
– Southampton to win ($1.57 at William Hill)
– Under 2.5 goals ($1.80 at Bet365)
– Sadio Mane to score first goal ($6 at Sportsbet)
West Bromwich Albion vs. Arsenal
3:00pm local time on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at The Hawthorns
West Brom – $6.60 (CrownBet.com)
Arsenal – $1.53 (Sportsbet.com)
Draw – $4.33 (Bet365.com)
The Baggies have a horrendous record against Arsenal, with just two wins from their 18 clashes in the English Premier League. The Gunners are in particularly good touch ahead of their trip to the West Midlands this weekend, having taken 16 points from a possible 18 in their last six games. They’ve also had the most shots at goal this season (221), while West Brom have put in the fewest (113).
– Arsenal to win ($1.53 at Sportsbet)
– Correct score 0-3 ($11 at Bet365)
– Olivier Giroud to score first goal ($4.60 at CrownBet)
Manchester City vs. Liverpool
5:30pm local time on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Etihad Stadium
Man City – $1.67 (CrownBet.com)
Liverpool – $5.50 (Sportsbet.com)
Draw – $4 (WilliamHill.com)
City are top of the table, but they were off the pace in their 0-0 draw with last-placed Aston Villa last time out. They may have Sergio Aguero back in action this weekend, although Liverpool could also regain the services of star striker Daniel Sturridge. The Citizens have lost just once at home this season, while the Reds have lost only one of their last six EPL away games.
– Draw ($4 at William Hill)
– Correct score 2-2 ($17 at Bet365)
– Philippe Coutinho to score first goal ($13 at Sportsbet)
Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United
4:00pm local time on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at White Hart Lane
Tottenham – $1.57 (Sportsbet.com)
West Ham – $6.25 (Luxbet.com)
Draw – $4.20 (CrownBet.com)
The Hammers will look to reaffirm to their claim to the top five spots when they visit the Lane, where Spurs have lost just two of their last 19 Premier League home games. But West Ham have done well away from Upton Park this year, especially against the bigger clubs. The Irons also have a handy record against their London rivals in 2015-16, with wins over Arsenal, Chelsea and Crystal Palace.
– Draw ($4.20 at CrownBet)
– Under 2.5 goals ($2.15 at Luxbet)
– Dele Alli to score first goal ($8.50 at Bet365)
Crystal Palace vs. Sunderland
8:00pm local time on Monday, November 23, 2015 at Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace – $1.57 (Sportsbet.com)
Sunderland – $7 (Bet365.com)
Draw – $4 (WilliamHill.com)
Alan Pardew’s Eagles got their season back on track in the last two rounds before the break, picking up four points from their clashes with Man United and Liverpool. The Mackems, on the other hand, have reverted to type since their 3-0 derby win against Newcastle, with losses to Everton and Southampton leaving them just one point off bottom.
– Crystal Palace to win ($1.57 at Sportsbet)
– Correct score 2-0 ($7.60 at CrownBet)
– Yannick Bolasie to score first goal ($7 at Sportsbet)
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