The first round of midweek Premier League fixtures for the season is here, with each and every side all too aware of the chaos ahead of them over the festive period.
Arsenal are the team to catch at the top of the table, whilst Manchester City and Liverpool are breathing down their necks.
Aston Villa complete the top 4, with the likes of Newcastle, Manchester United and Tottenham also firmly in the mix.
Burnley and Sheffield United are in heaps of trouble down at the bottom, whilst Everton are still managing their 10-point deduction.
Here are our EPL tips for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League this season:
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EPL Week 15 Predictions
Wolves vs Burnley – Molineux
Two teams eager to pull away from relegation bother face off at Molineux, as Wolves host Burnley. For the West Midlanders, this presents a real opportunity to put some points on the board, with their home form being their strong point so far this term. Burnley meanwhile have only won once this season and do look to have their work cut out if they are to stay in the Premier League come the end of the campaign. This will be tight, but Wolves should get the job done here.
Betting tip: Wolves to win the match ($1.86)
Wolves to win 2-0
Luton Town vs Arsenal – Kenilworth Road
Luton Town ($11)
Plucky Luton Town will be trying their luck against another of the big boys on Tuesday, as they welcome Arsenal to Kenilworth Road. Luton have won twice in the Premier League this season and whilst they are often under the pump in games, they have a resilience that should hold them in good stead here. Arsenal meanwhile are the pacesetters in the Premier League, and they will be starting to believe once more that this is their year. Luton will be bang up for this one, but Arsenal should prevail here.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match ($1.30)
Arsenal to win 3-1
Brighton vs Brentford – AMEX Stadium
Two of the most entertaining sides in the division face off as Brighton welcome Brentford. Managing a hectic schedule has proved to be a challenge Brighton are up to this season and they look capable of another crack at breaking the top 6 this term. Brentford meanwhile are a side who are constantly improving and whilst they have slightly less lofty aspirations, they remain a team capable of beating anybody on their day. Goals look guaranteed here and it could end up being a draw on the South coast.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($4.10)
Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace ($2.05)
Two sides who will be looking to break the top half come the end of the season face off, as Crystal Palace host Bournemouth. The Eagles haven’t hit the heights of previous seasons under Roy Hodgson, but relegation certainly isn’t on their agenda this term. Meanwhile, Bournemouth have enjoyed a real upturn of form lately, winning their last two games and they look to have aspirations beyond a relegation scrap too. This should be a good one, but Palace need a win and they should get it here.
Betting tip: Crystal Palace to win the match ($2.05)
Crystal Palace to win 2-1
Fulham vs Nottingham Forest – Craven Cottage
Nottingham Forest ($3.80)
Another entertaining tie is in store as Fulham host Nottingham Forest, with both teams having banged in the goals of late. Fulham managed to overcome Wolves in a 5-goal thriller last time out and they will look to take heart from that result moving forwards. Nottingham Forest meanwhile can’t seem to string any sort of consistency together, but they do look to have a top half finish within their reach this term. This should be a good one, with Fulham most likely to prevail.
Betting tip: Fulham to win the match ($2.12)
Fulham to win 2-1
Sheffield United vs Liverpool – Bramall Lane
Sheffield United ($12)
Sheffield United will be chasing an upset, as they take on Liverpool at Bramall Lane. The Blades are struggling to cope with the demands of the Premier League this term and last week’s 3-1 loss to Bournemouth was a particularly painful one. Liverpool meanwhile are growing in confidence, picking up a famous point at Manchester City last weekend and they look to be capable of mounting another title challenge. This will be one-way traffic, with Liverpool ready to romp home.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match ($1.29)
Liverpool to win 4-0
Aston Villa vs Manchester City – Villa Park
Aston Villa ($4.80)
Manchester City ($1.70)
Two sides in the top 4 go at it, as Aston Villa welcome Manchester City. With progress assured in Europe, Villa can concentrate on the Premier League over the next few weeks, and they look to have a squad capable of cracking the top 4 this term. Manchester City meanwhile are stalling a little by their own high standards but writing them off completely is never a wise thing to do. There is real confidence growing at Aston Villa and they could pick up a good point here against City.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($4.40)
Manchester United vs Chelsea – Old Trafford
Manchester United ($2.63)
Manchester United take on Chelsea, in a battle that could shape the race for the top 6 this term. United are improving in the league but do look to be some way off the pace in the Premier League title race currently. Chelsea are telling a similar story, with mixed results against the smaller teams but good results against the bigger sides. This could go anyway, with all three results possible but perhaps with home fans backing them, the Red Devils could come out on top.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match ($2.63)
Manchester United to win 2-1
Everton vs Newcastle United – Goodison Park
Newcastle United ($2.32)
Everton take on Newcastle at Goodison Park, as they look to overcome their 10-point deduction in the Premier League. The Toffees have been improving this season under Sean Dyche and they need to ensure this set back doesn’t rock their confidence. Newcastle meanwhile have Champions League hopes to balance too but they have been playing some decent stuff in the Premier League and they need to keep that momentum going here. This will be tight, but Newcastle should come out on top at a raucous Goodison Park.
Betting tip: Newcastle United to win the match ($2.32)
Newcastle United to win 2-1
Tottenham vs West Ham United – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
West Ham United ($4.33)
A London derby concludes the midweek programme, as Tottenham take on West Ham in North London. Spurs have been one of the main stories of the season but three defeats on the spin certainly have the doubters lining up to shoot them down this year. West Ham meanwhile are a side that continue to produce good performances under David Moyes, who would love to see more consistency from this team. Spurs need a win, and they should get one here.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match ($1.80)
Tottenham to win 3-1
EPL Week 15 multi bet
We’re backing four results this week as a four-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Tottenham vs West Ham United – Tottenham to win
Luton Town vs Arsenal – Arsenal to win
Sheffield United vs Liverpool – Liverpool to win
Everton vs Newcastle United – Newcastle United to win
A $50 wager would pay out $350.16 if successful at the current odds.