This weekend, the Premier League kicks off with one of the most anticipated matches of the month. The defending Champions League champions Manchester City will host Chelsea. Then on Sunday, Man U will face Aston, Liverpool host Brentford, and Milan travel to Tottenham to face Hotspur. Keep reading for Premier League odds, analysis and free picks for 6 of the best Premier League matches this weekend.
The best EPL games to bet and watch this week from January 15-16
Chelsea +360 vs Manchester City -149
The blues and sky blues are on fire. Man City have won 5 times in a row, including beating Swindon Town 4-1 in their last game, and beating Leicester City 6-3 on December 26.
Chelsea won 3 consecutive. In their last game, the Blues beat Tottenham 1-0. In the previous match, Chelsea beat Chesterfield 5-1. It will be difficult to beat Man City because that happens on the pitch. But Chelsea have won 2 of their last 3 direct matches. The blues gets a nod.
Football selection: Chelsea
Leicester City +134 vs Burnley +185
Burnley’s form indicates a Leicester win. The host team has lost 4 goals with a draw in the last 5 matches. In their last game, Huddersfield Town beat Burnley 2-1 in the Champions League.
Leicester beat Watford 4-1 on January 8. Then in their match before that, LC beat Liverpool 1-0. This chalk takes the road.
Football selection: Leicester City
Southampton +240 vs Wolverhampton Wanderers +115
Southampton and Wolverhampton look similar. They both won 3 out of 4 in a tie. But despite every team winning 3 and drawing once in the last 4, Wolverhampton has some advantages.
Fist, was one of the Wanderers’ victories against Man United. Secondly, this is happening on the grounds of Wolverhampton. Also, Wanderers offer decent value. The host team wins.
Football selection: Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manchester United +123 vs Aston Villa +200
Except for the January 3 loss to Wolverhampton, United played well. Man U achieved 3 wins and a draw in 4 other matches.
Aston has lost 4 of 5 and 3 respectively. The only victory occurred over Norwich City. The January 2 loss to Brentford was not good. The Red Devils should have no problem winning this.
Football selection: Manchester United
Brentford +1 ½ -125 vs Liverpool -1 ½ -111
Liverpool’s look may have changed. On December 28, the Reds lost to Leicester. Then in their next match, Paul drew 2-2 against Chelsea. Liverpool last won 4-1 against Shrewsbury Town.
While Paul’s form may have shifted, Brentford has gone south. The road team had won 2 in a row before losing 4-1 to Southampton on January 11. The Reds should cover this spread.
Football selection: Liverpool
Arsenal +180: Tottenham Hotspur +143
Arsenal must turn around. After winning 3 in a row, including a 5-0 win over Norwich City on December 26, Arsenal lost 2 in a row.
The latter was a pathetic, 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest. But before losing to Nottingham, Arsenal stayed close to Manchester City in a 1-0 loss. Tottenham can win this. The odds make Arsenal superposed. We’ll go with the overlay.
Football selection: Arsenal