Chelsea’s Thiago Silva, center left, and Chelsea’s head coach Thomas Tuchel hug each other at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
It is Matchday 15 in the EPL, starting at 7:30 am ET on Saturday with Leicester vs Chelsea
Chelsea still leads the table, one point ahead of Manchester City and two ahead of Liverpool
We list the odds for all ten games and preview three, offering our best picks
Premier League Matchday 15 kicks off on Saturday, December 4, at 7:30 am EST with West Ham vs Chelsea, with a further four games taking place later on Saturday, four on Sunday, and one on Monday. Chelsea currently leads the table by a single point ahead of second-placed Manchester City, who are themselves are a point ahead of Liverpool.
Read on to see the odds and our best bets for the weekend’s action below.
English Premier League Matchday 15 Odds
West Ham United vs Chelsea
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Liverpool
Southampton vs Brighton & Hove Albion
Newcastle United vs Burnley
Watford vs Manchester City
Leeds United vs Brentford
Tottenham Hotspur vs Norwich City
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Aston Villa vs Leicester City
Everton vs Arsenal
All odds as of December 3 at DraftKings
West Ham United vs Chelsea Prediction
West Ham’s flying start to the season has faltered a little of late and they have now gone three games without a win. Neal Maupay’s late equalizer for Brighton on Tuesday was a blow for David Moyes’ team who looked almost certain to return to winning ways but they remain a good side who are fourth in the table on merit.
At home in the London Stadium, they are a match for anyone and Chelsea will know they are in for a tough 90+ minutes.
A second goal of the season for @tomassoucek28 👊🇨🇿 pic.twitter.com/SOiV65IQSa
— West Ham United (@WestHam) December 2, 2021
Chelsea stayed top after their midweek 2-1 win at Watford but it was a far from convincing performance – one of their worst of the season. Good sides find a way to win though, even when not at their best, and the Blues did just that. As a result, they ended round 14 one point ahead of Man City and two ahead of Liverpool. Away from home, they have won five games on the spin.
Big win! 😤 pic.twitter.com/qLTNjnpF1H
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 2, 2021
This will be competitive as you would expect of a London derby but West Ham’s dip has come at the wrong time. While I see them making life difficult for Chelsea, the extra quality in the Blues’ squad should be enough to see them through to a narrow, maybe one-goal, victory
Picks: Chelsea to win (-120) / Chelsea to win 2-1 (+800)
2022 English Premier League Odds Tracker
Newcastle United vs Burnley Prediction
Newcastle remains win-less although they went close to getting their first win in midweek when, despite having ten men, they led against Norwich through a Callum Wilson penalty. Teemu Pukki’s late equalizer for the Canaries was a bitter blow but that first win is not far away for the Toon. The arrival of Eddie Howe in the manager’s hot seat has definitely helped make them harder to beat and lifted the mood at St James’ Park.
💬 Eddie Howe on the fans:
“Tuesday was an amazing experience and everything I hoped it would be. I thought they supported us in a moment where we really needed them. I think they really galvanised the team and I can’t thank them enough for what they did for me, personally.” pic.twitter.com/xyAhRVoH3c
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 3, 2021
For Burnely, the season has also been a slow-burner and they currently sit in 18th place with only Newcastle and Norwich below them entering Premier League Matchday 15. They have only won once but have made a habit of drawing games, hence them being above the Canaries who have won twice. Sean Dyche’s team has been unusually hesitant in defense but is unbeaten in its last three games away from home.
⏹️ Wolves 0 – 0 Burnley
The Clarets remain unbeaten in five league matches and maintain a clean sheet after a hard fought draw at Molineux. 💪
🎙️- https://t.co/R0gUwYlt3N#WOLBUR | #UTC pic.twitter.com/KJG68Ai1fJ
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) December 1, 2021
Despite Burnley’s recent good run on the road, the Toon have to get their first win on the board at some point and it feels like this could be the day. The Toon is unbeaten in the league by Burnley in their last three meetings and despite being bottom of the table have enough quality in forward areas to outscore Burnley.
Pick: Newcastle to win (+130)
Aston Villa vs Leicester City Prediction
After just missing out on Champions League soccer last season, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers challenged his men to go one better this season, but they have found it hard going. A 5-4-5 record tells the story of a mid-table side that is currently some way off challenging the top four, and they had to come from behind in midweek to earn a 2-2 draw with Southampton at St Mary’s.
“The reaction we showed after half-time was really good.” 🎙️ @MattyCash622 pic.twitter.com/TeJe3aFjDR
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) December 2, 2021
Villa too has struggled for consistency, to the extent they decided to part company with manager Dean Smith and replace him with Steven Gerrard – formerly the manager at Glasgow Rangers. Gerrard made a decent start to his Villa Park but was given a reality check in midweek when his team came unstuck against an excellent Man City team. Villa currently lies six points clear of the drop zone.
Three in three, @Madders10 👏 pic.twitter.com/y9zweYmIHW
— Leicester City (@LCFC) December 2, 2021
With just three points and three places separating these two, this will be close with little to choose between two talented squads on Premier League Matchday 15. For that reason, for me, the value here is with the draw.
Pick: Villa and Leicester to draw (+245)