Before you bet, make sure that you have a read through our EPL preview and predictions for matchday 15. We’ve got the best odds from top-rated online bookmakers.
Before you bet, make sure that you have a read through our EPL preview and predictions for matchday 15. We’ve got the best odds from top-rated online bookmakers.
G’day and welcome to another week of Premier League football action. Here you’ll find our EPL matchday 15 preview and predictions. Last week saw big wins and plenty more frustration with big clubs missing out on the spoils and low-scoring draws.
Juergen Klopp and the Reds made history against Crystal Palace, with their first Premier League win by a seven-goal margin as they beat Palace 7-0. Takumi Minamino netted his first goal for Liverpool and in just the third minute of the game. Four other players got on the score sheet too.
Southampton failed to score in a Premier League game this campaign – the first time since their season-opening loss against Crystal Palace. They’ve now lost two of their last three at home, with both coming against Manchester teams. Man City took came away from St Mary’s with the three points in a 1-0 win.
Everton’s third win in a row was enough to briefly take them to second on the table as they finished off Arsenal in the first half for a 2-1 win. Another loss for Mikel Arteta’s side means they are sitting just four points off joining the relegation battle.
Newcastle and Fulham played out a 1-all draw with Joachim Andersen’s challenge against Callum Wilson leading to a converted penalty. Brighton and Sheffield United shared the spoils in a 1-all draw too. The Blades get their second point of the campaign, but the squad will be gutted not walking away with three points after going down to ten men before half-time and conceding in the 87th minute courtesy of a Danny Welbeck finish.
Leicester City defeated Tottenham 2-nil after a penalty at the stroke of half-time from Jamie Vardy and an own goal early in the second-half by Spurs’ Toby Alderweireld. The win put the Foxes into second on the table, with Spurs slipping down to fifth.
The classic Manchester United and Leeds United rivalry was reignited at Old Trafford, after 16 years. However, Man U was far too strong for the Whites, coming away with an exciting 6-2 win.
West Brom failed to get the points on Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge. Suffering a 3-nil defeat at the hands of Aston Villa.
Burnley picked up a much needed 2-1 win against Wolves. Finally, Frank Lampard’s men are back in the winners’ column, having defeated West Ham 3-0 in their London derby.
Leicester City will be heading into the game with Manchester United full of confidence after getting back into the winners’ seat at Tottenham this past week. The Foxes have tough competition though as they face Manchester United who sits just one point behind them on the table. The Red Devils will be feeling ready for the challenge after putting six past their old foe. Plus, they sit in 3rd on the table with a game in hand still.
Recent form for Leicester City include:
Manchester United are in great form at the moment with victories over Leeds United (6-2), Sheffield United (3-2), West Ham (3-1), and Southampton (3-2). Their only drop of points in the past five games was sharing the spoils with Manchester City in their nil-all draw last week.
Leicester is looking ok on the injury front, Vary come off late with a knock but it is unlikely that he doesn’t recover fully. The Manchester United squad should be ready to go, it’s likely that Edinson Cavani plays a bigger role after entering the Leeds game in the 71st minute replacing Rashford.
The Foxes will need to take the initiative in this fixture with United if they are wanting the points. It will be a difficult task with Ole’s team spilling with confidence at the moment. The stat sheet is quite one-sided in the 28 games that these two sides have played against each other in the English top flight.
United are in great form away from Old Trafford winning their previous ten games. Whereas Leicester can’t seem to keep consistency with back-and-forth performances in terms of quality.
Our Premier League predictions for Leicester City vs Manchester United is a 2-1 win for the Red Devils.
You can back the Man U win with us at 2.30 thanks to Neds.
They lacked the creative spark but Fulham will be disappointed that they did not come away from the Tyne with maximum points in their last game. The players will be looking to rest up this week having played 30 minutes with ten men.
Southampton is disrupting the league with their fast-paced high press attack. They’ve scored the most first-half goals this season (15). Their fast starts create a great opportunity for the high pressing attack to create more drama with teams reeling on the back foot and prone to making mistakes.
Another week of football and yet another week where Saints gaffa Ralph Hasenhüttl has just about a full strength and injury-free team to select from. Danny Ings was back in the side for the Man City game but was replaced with a leg injury. While it appeared serious at first, it looks likely to be a hamstring issue and the team will see how Ings progresses.
Fulham will be without Joachim Andersen following his red card. Kenny Tete is still out with his calf injury and will likely not feature for another few weeks.
Saints will be itching to get back on top in this fixture and Fulham’s stale form of late will have Saints looking to make a statement. Fulham are tiptoeing on the edge of relegation and a loss here will likely tip them back into the bottom three
Our Premier League prediction for Southampton vs Manchester City is a strong showing from the Saints, resulting in a 2-1 win.
You can back a Saints win still with decent odds at 2.30 through Neds.
The Villans are coming off an average performance against a lowly ten-man West Brom team. After scoring in the first five minutes, it wasn’t until the last six minutes that they scored their next two goals (one being a penalty). This was with Jake Livermore being sent off for the Baggies in the 37th minute.
They’ll need to perform much better if they are to topple Crystal Palace team. Palace will be dusting themselves off after the wheels (along with everything else) fell apart against Liverpool. It was a seven-goal smashing that they will be looking to put behind them with a strong result against Villa.
There are no last-minute injury concerns or changes to the squads for either side.
Both clubs will be desperate to get the points in this game. Our Premier League predictions for Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace is a 1-all draw with both teams sharing the points.
Neds are offering the draw at 3.60 but we also like the Under here in this fixture at 2.05.
Gunners are getting themselves into a rather frightening predicament. They suffered a big blow at the hands of the Toffees and it’s clear that they are caught in a rut. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there are many ways that Arsenal will make it out. Being four points out of the relegation zone with is not where Arsenal fans would have expected their team to be a year after Mikel Arteta being brought in as manager.
Frank Lampard’s Blues will be glad that they got back into things after suffering back-to-back losses and dropping down to fifth in the Premier League season standings. While they scored three in the Hammers game, the result did not reflect the game and at times they were looking uneasy.
Gabriel Martinelli is back in the squad for Arsenal and their down-on-form captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is dealing with a minor injury still.
The Blues were without defender Reece James for their West Ham clash after having fluid in his knee, the injury initially came from a tackle at Wolves. Plus, Ben Chilwell went down with an ankle injury is unlikely to feature for a few weeks.
Otherwise, Hudson-Odoi was on the bench for Chelsea but should be right to go against Arsenal and Hakim Ziyech is still day-to-day after he was left out of the squad altogether.
Arsenal needs to kick off a positive string of results before things get way too out of hand for the club. We are almost at the halfway mark of the season and a relegation battle is not the usual Champions League battle they would aspire for. The Blues aren’t out of the race yet and their upcoming fixtures will be helpful in climbing the ranks, as long as they can get the results.
Unfortunately, we believe there are more woes for Arsenal and feel Chelsea are too good for Gunners. Our Premier League prediction for Arsenal vs Chelsea is a 2-nil win for the Blues.
Chelsea for the win is only at 1.92 with Neds but the Under in this fixture is 2.00 which is what we are going with this week.
The problems in Manchester are linked to their inability to score goals. In this campaign, they’ve managed only 19 goals from their first 13 games. For comparison, City had scored 35 goals by this point in the last season. Jesus and Sterling have been very disappointing, accounting for just two goals in 700 minutes of combined time on the pitch.
The Citizens aren’t cruising along at the speed that they should, but they are still managing results when they need it. This is keeping them ‘linked’ with that top-four group. Their form over the past five results includes WDDWW.
Newcastle finds themselves in an interesting position, they’ve dropped plenty of points to their familiar mid-table teams while having better performances against the better clubs without having anything to show for it.
Scraping by with a 1-all draw against Fulham courtesy of a VAR penalty doesn’t bode well for the confidence levels. Their past five results are a mixed bunch – DLWWL.
Newcastle is dealing with a few on the injured list with Martin Dubravkka (might feature) , and Allan Saint-Maximin still nursing injuries.
Things are a little different for Manchester City, the main issues are with the ongoing fitness of Oleksandr Zinchenko and Eric Garcia dealing with knocks. Gabriel Jesus and Aymeric Laporte were left out of the Saints game due to fitness issues also.
City supporters will be hoping that Sergio Aguero makes it into the starting lineup, if he does, this would be only his third Premier League start for this campaign!
Both clubs need the points in this game and it’s difficult to know which Manchester team is going to rock up. City only scraped by a dull Southampton outfit and a draw is the likely outcome.
If Callum Wilson can get going – that 23.00 for a Magpies win is enticing for a cheeky stab.
Our Premier League prediction for Manchester City vs Newcastle is a 2-2 draw with the points being split.
Neds are offering the draw at a crazy 8.75 but even better is Newcastle at 23.00. We are going to back the draw here, with a cheeky bet on the Under at 3.20 to cover anything short of Man City from 2-years ago getting off the team bus.
You’d have to think that the Blades will be looking forward to Premier League Matchday 15 because of their last fixture. They’ve finally managed another point and should have taken all three. This week’s opponent is a much different team and will be hard to stop, especially without many of the personnel that Wilder would be hoping for.
Everton sealed their third win in a row which boosted the Toffees up the table. They were dominant against a dismal Arsenal side and will be confident for this match with Sheffield United.
James Rodriguez is still an unknown for Everton as he continues to deal with a calf injury. There is still no outline on when Gomes, Allan, and Delph will return from their hamstring injuries.
Sander Berge’s freak injury against Manchester United the week before will have him out of the lineup for the Blades for three months. Berge’s replacement John Lundstram was sent off with a straight red and will miss a couple of weeks. This creates a difficult situation for Chris Wilder.
It’s very hard to look past a dominant Everton team in this fixture. Even if Sheffield United are able to muster up the spark to go at it with them, the injuries and lack of Premier League fitness on some players will be too much.
Our Premier League predictions for Sheffield United vs Everton is a 3-0 win for the Toffees helping to boost their chances of sticking within the top four at the end of the week.
The market odds are not enticing for this fixture but Everton is at 1.80. The draw at 3.50 might be worth hedging your bet with.
Burnley’s recent form has seen a turnaround of results that have them climbing out of relegation. The Clarets league run over the last five results feature WDWDL, pegging them to 16th with 13 points. Their 2-1 win over Wolves came at a good time and will have the Clarets full of confidence going into Leeds.
Leeds United was scrappy against Man United and it showed on the scoreboard. Suffering a 6-2 defeat will never bode well for the squad but they’ll need to turn things around quickly. The good news is that although they’ve picked up three losses in their last five fixtures (LWLLW) – Leeds are getting chances and scoring plenty of goals.
Leeds are without centre-back Liam Cooper who picked up an injury again during their match with Manchester United. In good news, Diego Llorente returned to training this week.
Sean Dyche’s list of injuries for Burnley is growing. Dale Stephens has been dealing with a minor knock and was on the bench against Wolves. Leander Dendoncker and Wily Boly are still dealing with injuries from last week and will be assessed much later in the week for fitness.
We like Burnley here, their form has been building and the lack of depth at the back four of Leeds won’t help them out here. We are expecting goals in this match, so the Over is certainly worth checking out.
Our Premier League predictions for Leeds United vs Burnley is a 3-1 win for the Clarets.
Pick up Burnley with great odds at 4.60 with Neds. The Over in this fixture is just 1.65 which is lower than we’d hope for.
Despite a great showing against Chelsea, West Ham failed to get anything out of a game that the scoreline didn’t reflect the fixture appropriately. David Moyes men certainly missed an opportunity but with the recent form, it feels like the Hammers are packing no punch whatsoever. Recent results are LDWLW putting them at 10th spot with 21 points.
Brighton is in a similar situation to West Ham, in that the Seagulls do not have the punch necessary to finish off matches. Their previous form is worrying DDLLD, picking up just three points from a potential 15 means Brighton finds themselves borderline on relegation at 17th with 12 points. It’s a position that can consume Graeme Potter’s squad if they don’t start finishing off games.
David Moyes team is getting a little thin with niggling injuries lingering on. Fabian Balbuena, Aaron Cresswell, and Jarrod Bowen have struggled for fitness but still played against Chelsea. Masuaku and Antonio are out, plus there is a chance that Manuel Lanzino – was ruled out with a hamstring issue on the eve of the Chelsea game – misses another week.
We don’t think that Brighton is a relegation team, but they are bound to be fighters in that space between relegation and the comfort of being at the middle of the table pack. The Hammers need three points here before they head to tougher matchups against the Toffees and Saints. Potter’s Seagulls have a much looser schedule over the next month, but the points will be vital in keeping morale.
We think Brighton will capitalise on the situation. therefore, our Premier League predictions for West Ham vs Brighton is a 2-1 win for the Seagulls.
Brighton is great odds at 3.00 with Neds. An interesting pick is the market for both teams to score and the Under to hit at 6.50.
Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool made history against Crystal Palace this past week, putting seven past the Eagles on the road for their first time. They’ve got a couple of weeks of games against lesser teams before a clash with Saints. Meaning these next two games will be vital to carry the confidence into the Southampton game.
West Brom is in a world of hurt, sitting 19th on the table with just seven points. They lost their first game under new manager Sam Allardyce, but big Sam knows a thing or two about keeping teams up and getting the fight out of his teams. He’s challenged the Baggies and wants to see their spirit.
Liverpool’s recent form has them sitting atop at Premier League matchday 15, with wins over Crystal Palace, Spurs, Wolves and the Foxes. Their two draws against Brighton and Fulham are the difficult pills to swallow.
The Baggies are without Jake Livermore after his red card suspension keeps him out of the next three games. This means a new captain for West Brom, maybe the stand-in can drum up Allardyce’s firey no-nonsense approach.
Liverpool’s list of substantially injured players remains the same. At least the Reds will have enjoyed eight days between the Palace game and this fixture with West Brom.
You can’t help but want West Brom to fire back and have a performance as they did recently against Manchester City. It’s unlikely though given the free-scoring confidence of Jurgen Klopp’s men. Our betting preview has us taking the draw because the other odds aren’t punter-friendly.
Our Premier League predictions for Liverpool vs West Brom is a 3-1 win for Liverpool. We will be hoping for an inspiring 1-1 draw to boost Sam Allardyce’s squad and help them become the mid-table team that they ought to be.
Place a cheeky bet on the draw at 8.00 with Neds. Liverpool is heavy favourites but as we’ve seen so far with the Reds – anything can happen.
Both teams struggled last week, suffering unexpected defeats. Jose Mourinho and Spurs would feel they lost out on a point with their loss against the Foxes coming from a penalty and Alderweireld own-goal. Back-to-back losses for Tottenham Hotspur have their title-challenging credentials dented but don’t doubt Jose Mourinho.
Wolves were surprised in their match against Burnley, losing 2-1 with a consolation penalty in the final minute of regulation. This result was despite the fact that Wolves were all over the Clarets. It just wasn’t falling the right way for them on the day.
Currently, there are no new developments on the injury front for both teams.
Tottenham have dropped ten points over their last five games and no doubt fans and players will be disappointed.
Both clubs will be desperate to get the points in this game. Spurs risk dropping into the middle pack of clubs and if Wolves can’t walk away from Molineux with points then they risk dropping down to the bottom of the mid-table teams.
Our Premier League predictions for Wolves vs Tottenham Hotspur is a 3-1 win for Mourinho and Spurs.
Neds are offering Spurs at 2.15 and given the scoring potential of Wolves, we like the Over in this fixture at 2.20 also.