Week 15 of the English Premiership marks the start of the New Year’s madness, with several rounds being played in just a few days. BetXChange made a preview of the first one.
Leicester vs. Manchester United
The big game opens the weekend. Leicester remembers the loss in the last round of the previous campaign, as they lost the Champions League spot, that is, United took it from them. Both sides are in solid shape, playing interesting matches and more or less winning. Goals on both sides should be expected.
Pick: Both teams to score 0.57 at BetXChange
Aston Villa vs. Crystal Palace
Three of the Villains’ last games saw just one side scoring. Meanwhile, four of the previous six Palace players were under 2.5 goals. The Eagles also suffered a catastrophe against Liverpool last weekend, 0-7, and they will be cautious.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals 1.10 at BetXChange
Fulham vs. Southampton
We really think that Fulham isn’t capable of surviving in the league, and that the Cottagers are going to fall apart as the season progresses. They have three draws in a row, all of them under 2.5 goals. On the other side, the Saints haven’t won in two matches, getting the point at Emirates, and losing to Man City at home. This is a perfect opportunity for them to catch up.
Pick: Southampton 1.3 at BetXChange
Arsenal vs. Chelsea
The London derby is here, and we have on one side tragic Arsenal, and on the other shaky Chelsea. So who is it going to be here? The Blues are much better than the Gunners, who are looking as one Championship team. their recent events are forcing us to bet on Chelsea.
Pick: Chelsea 0.90 at BetXChange
Manchester City vs. Newcastle
Aguero should be back in the starting lineup for the Citizens. On the other side, several big names are out, so you don’t have to think too much here. City is the absolute favorite and is much better than the Magpies. Therefore, hosts winning is 100% sure.
Pick: Man City HT/FT 0.44 at BetXChange
Sheffield United vs. Everton
This is the most important game for Everton at the point of the season. With a win against the relegation-strugglers on the road, they will breach a mental barrier and get back on the winning track. It would be their fourth EPL victory in a row and a bounce back following a loss in the Carabao Cup against Man Utd. We simply have to back up their success.
Pick: Everton 0.85 at BetXChange
Leeds vs. Burnley
Leeds’ last two games saw 15 goals, while on the other side, Burley is one of the toughest sides in the league when it comes to efficiency. Still, Saen Dyche’s side didn’t lose for four straight, while on the other side, the Peacock lost three in four.
Pick: Moderate efficiency 1.00 at BetXChange
West Ham vs. Brighton and Hove Albion
The Hammers began playing hot and cold over the past few weeks posting two wins and losses each and a draw in the previous five contests. Meanwhile, the Seagulls have just one victory in the latest 10 events. They couldn’t beat Fulham and Sheffield United, their direct relegation rivals, which is a huge minus.
Pick: West Ham 1.30 at BetXChange
Liverpool vs. West Brom
The Baggies did the most unthinkable act, sacking Slaven Bilic, and the consequences were obvious right away. Aston Villa wiped the floor with them, with Sam Allardyce experiencing some unpleasant moments with his players on debut. On top of everything, Liverpool awaits them on Sunday. Just to remind you, the Reds annihilated Crystal Palace on the road with 0-7 last week, and both Salah and Mane are very hungry to score more goals.
Pick: Liverpool over 1.5 HT 1.30 at BetXChange
Wolverhampton vs. Tottenham
The clash of two Portuguese masters, Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo, closes the round. Both Spurs and Wolves are in a bad place. The home team suffered three losses over the past four games, while Tottenham experienced back-to-back defeats. The two managers are experts for defending, so don’t expect too many goals.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals 1.20 at BetXChange