LEICESTER City continue to set the pace as we enter week 16 of the 2015-16 English Premier League campaign.
The Foxes went two points clear of second-placed Arsenal with their win over struggling Swansea City, who responded by sacking Garry Monk as manager.
Manchester City dropped back to third after losing at Stoke City, while Manchester United round out the top four after drawing with West Ham.
Will we see more shifting and shuffling at the top end of the table this weekend?
Here are the match odds and value bets for the upcoming round of 2015-16 Premier League action.
Manchester City vs. Swansea City
3:00pm local time on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Etihad Stadium
Man City – $1.33 (CrownBet.com)
Swansea – $10 (Sportsbet.com)
Draw – $5.50 (Luxbet.com)
Manchester City will be filthy after giving up top spot with a loss to Stoke last weekend. They have a great chance to vent their frustration against 15th-placed Swansea, who have opted for a change in management after four losses and one draw in their last five games.
– Man City to win ($1.33 at CrownBet)
– Only Man City to score ($2.15 at William Hill)
– Kevin de Bruyne to score first goal ($6.20 at CrownBet)
Bournemouth vs. Manchester United
5:30pm local time on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Vitality Stadium
Bournemouth – $3.40 (CrownBet.com)
Man United – $2.20 (WilliamHill.com)
Draw – $3.30 (Sportsbet.com)
The Cherries pulled off a massive coup in their relegation battle last weekend, beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to move out of the drop zone on goal difference. They face another big test this Saturday against Man United, who will be eager to break the shackles after three goalless draws in their last six EPL outings.
– Man United to win ($2.20 at William Hill)
– Under 2.5 goals ($1.74 at Luxbet)
– Juan Mata to score first goal ($9 at William Hill)
Aston Villa vs. Arsenal
1:30pm local time on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Villa Park
Aston Villa – $6.50 (Sportsbet.com)
Arsenal – $1.57 (WilliamHill.com)
Draw – $4 (CrownBet.com)
Although they picked up a rare point against Southampton, the Villains remain rooted to the bottom of the table after 14 games without a victory. Arsenal will look to regain some momentum after ending a three-game winless run with a 3-1 result against Sunderland.
– Arsenal to win ($1.57 at William Hill)
– Correct score 3-0 ($12 at CrownBet)
– Joel Campbell to score first goal ($6.50 at Sportsbet)
Liverpool vs. West Bromwich Albion
4:00pm local time on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Anfield
Liverpool – $1.40 (CrownBet.com)
West Brom – $9 (WilliamHill.com)
Draw – $4.50 (CrownBet.com)
Liverpool tripped up at Newcastle last week and should be wary of a West Brom side which has beaten Arsenal and drawn with Tottenham and West Ham in its last three outings. Although the Reds have lost only two of their last 25 league meetings with the Baggies at Anfield, they’ve struggled at home against worse sides this season.
– Liverpool to win ($1.40 at CrownBet)
– Liverpool half-time/Liverpool full-time ($2.10 at CrownBet)
– Roberto Firmino to score first goal ($6.50 at Sportsbet)
Leicester City vs. Chelsea
8:00pm local time on Monday, December 14, 2015 at King Power Stadium
Leicester – $3.20 (Bet365.com)
Chelsea – $2.40 (Sportsbet.com)
Draw – $3.40 (CrownBet.com)
The Foxes are good value for first place, having scored more goals (32) than any other club in Premier League 2015-16. They have a great opportunity to strengthen their top-four credentials here, as Chelsea are still flagging in 14th place after losing to Bournemouth last week.
– Leicester to win ($3.20 at Bet365)
– Both teams to score ($1.73 at CrownBet)
– Riyad Mahrez to score first goal ($8.50 at William Hill)
More 2015-16 Premier League betting
All dates according to British Standard Time (BST)
Saturday, December 12
Norwich City $2.78 – Draw $3.30 – Everton $2.46
Crystal Palace $2.50 – Draw $3.20 – Southampton $2.84
Sunderland $2.80 – Draw – $3.10 – Watford $2.58
West Ham United $2.52 – Draw $3.05 – Stoke City $2.94
Sunday, December 13
Tottenham Hotspur $1.36 – Draw $4.80 – Newcastle United $8.40
Odds provided by www.CrownBet.com
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