Back Chelsea, Liverpool and Southampton in your Premier League Accumulator

Here is my accumulator for matchweek 15 with all my Premier League predictions. With a full schedule of fixtures to choose from there are 100’s of potential outcomes. Here are my top selections with full descriptions as to why I believe they offer great value.

Premier League fixtures

Here is a full list of this weekend’s fixtures that I had to pick from:

Saturday 5th December 2015
Stoke City v Manchester City
Arsenal v Sunderland
Manchester United v West Ham United
Southampton v Aston Villa
Swansea City v Leicester City
Watford v Norwich City
West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth

Sunday 6th December 2015
Newcastle United v Liverpool

Monday 7th December 2015
Everton v Crystal Palace

This week’s accumulator is as follows

Chelsea win (against Bournemouth)
Manchester City to win either half (against Stoke)
Leicester City or draw (against Swansea)
Watford draw no bet (against Norwich)
Liverpool win (against Newcastle)
Southampton win (against Aston Villa)

Chelsea win – I know Chelsea are having a difficult time this season but it’s not half as bad as Bournemouth’s recent form. Bournemouth scraped a point against Everton last weekend but have not won in their previous 8 games in the Premier League. Chelsea are still a strong home team in the Premier League and should still fancy themselves to take all 3 points on Saturday.

Manchester City to win either half

Manchester City currently lead the Premier League and are the bookmaker’s favourite to lift the trophy at the end of the season. Stoke have lost half of their Premier League games at the Britannia this season and have lost at least a half in 4 of their 6 Premier League games at the Britannia. Man City looked much better in their game against Southampton last weekend which gives me faith they can turn their poor away form around. Stoke will also be without their most experienced defender Ryan Shawcross.

Liverpool win

I have gone with Liverpool as they look to be a team rejuvenated under Jurgen Klopp. The opposite can be said for Newcastle United under Steve McClaren who are 19th in the Premier League. Liverpool have won 6 of their last 7 games under their new manager and head into the game with renewed faith they can achieve something this season. Liverpool’s last 2 away games in the Premier League have seen them beat Chelsea 3-1 and Manchester City 4-1.

Watford draw no bet

Watford have comfortably been the best of the newly promoted sides in the Premier League. Their league position would reflect this having taken 19 points from their 14 games played. Norwich have managed 13 points up to now and hover just above the relegation zone. Norwich are yet to win a game on the road this season and have lost their last 3 away games.

Southampton win

I can’t help but pick up on Aston Villa’s poor form. Aston Villa are bottom of the table with only 5 points. No side has ever taken less than that at this stage of the season and I fear it could be curtains for them. Villa have lost 8 of their last 9 games in all competitions, managing only a draw in their other game. Southampton have taken 20 points from their opening 14 games and will be keen to pick up points after last weekend’s defeat to Manchester City.

This accumulator pays out at odds of 14/1

I am sure you will have noticed that I have chosen not to bet on the four other Premier League games this weekend. I will give you a brief reason as to why I chose not to include those games in my accumulator.

Arsenal v Sunderland

Arsenal really struggled in November only picking up 2 points from their 3 games played. On paper Arsenal are the better side but are missing 10 first team players through injury. Sunderland have won their last 2 games under Sam Allardyce so they are playing with added confidence. I felt the Arsenal to win price of 1/5 was extremely short as were a majority of the markets in that game because of the above reason.

Everton v Crystal Palace

This game has all the potential to be an open game and if I was choosing a bet it would probably be over 2.5 goals which is priced at 4/5. Five of Everton’s last 6 games have cleared this line and they are scoring for fun with 14 goals scored in their last 4 games. Crystal Palace have only cleared this line in 2 of their last 5 games however. I was also put off by the fact that Everton have an important midweek game in the Capital One Cup against Middlesbrough.

West Brom v Tottenham Hotspur

I am generally wary of games when a team is odds on away from home and this is no different. I looked into Tottenham or draw but when it is priced at 1/5 I don’t believe that is offering value. Tottenham are undoubtedly in great form but West Brom can be unpredictable as we saw when they beat Arsenal 2 weekends ago.

Manchester United v West Ham United

Two teams who have taken a decent amount of points from their opening 14 games. United however have been far from convincing despite sitting second in the table. If I was looking for a bet, I would go on the under 2.5 goals market priced at 4/5. United have been poor in terms of creating chances relying on their defensive tactics to see out games. West Ham are missing their key player Dimitri Payet.

Preview written by Sam Turbitt of www.Sbat.com