It’s matchweek 15 and the Premier League is now taking shape. There is a min-league at the top of the table with Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool establishing a clear lead over the rest of the pack.
Meanwhile, in the second mini-league, four clubs are competing for the fourth and final place in the Champions League. The top three teams have winnable away fixtures but we look at other matches for this week’s Premier League picks. There are three teams who we think can win at home.
EPL Best Bets For Matchweek 14
Aston Villa v Leicester
Steven Gerrard began his managerial career in the Premier League with maximum points from two matches. It wasn’t a major setback to lose at home to Manchester City in his third match in charge. Pep Guardiola’s team are on a run of four wins in four matches. Villa were not totally outclassed so Gerrard can get Villa back on track by beating Leicester City at home on Sunday.
Leicester look destined for a safe season, lurking about the middle of the table. They are a solid outfit who shouldn’t get drawn into any relegation issues. In the pre-Gerrard era, you would fancy the Foxes to avoid defeat at Villa Park but the new boss at Villa has given the team a boost in confidence. So, our pick is a home win in this fixture.
Premier League Pick – Aston Villa to beat Leicester at +135 with PointsBet
Newcastle v Burnley
This fixture is a relegation dogfight that brings together two of the three teams in the relegation places. Even at this stage of the season, it looks like a must-win match for the Magpies. There has been a huge investment in the club and potentially they are now one of the most lucrative in the world. However, a drop into the championship is not part of the business model.
Newcastle has not won once this season in 14 fixtures and seven draws and seven losses leaves them three points adrift at the bottom of the table. They are the only team not to have won at home but they can finally earn maximum points on their own ground by beating Burnley. The visitors have not won away from home and that should not change after this Saturday.
Premier League Pick – Newcastle to beat Burnley at +130 with Pointsbet
Tottenham v Norwich
Spurs look like the home bankers of the weekend and the short odds look justified. Sometimes in betting, you shouldn’t avoid the obvious and a home win in this fixture is a good betting proposition despite the odds. It’s true that Norwich are a team in form but a relatively easy run of fixtures have taken them from the bottom of the table.
Tottenham are one of the teams with Champions League ambitions and winning this match is imperative. They have won five from seven fixtures on their own ground and can extend that run by picking up maximum points at their new ground against Norwich on Sunday.
Premier League Pick – Tottenham to beat Norwich at -264 with Pointsbet