Free Premier League Picks: Weekend Plays to Profit Off Match Day 15

Nikki Adams

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 6:24 PM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 6:24 PM UTC

Week 15 of the Premier League looms on the horizon. We cast our eye on the early soccer betting serving trading at sports betting exchanges, serve up predictions and spot some choice soccer picks.

Week 15 Premier League Betting Odds
After a stellar round of Premier League action at the weekend where there was no shortage of surprises and upsets, namely Leicester City defying the soccer odds to force a draw on Manchester United and remain at the top of the table, we look ahead to the coming weekend.

In week 15, Leicester City face the prospect of an away game with Swansea City while Manchester City trek to the Potteries. Both will be looking to underscore their top table credentials with maximum points. Elsewhere, Manchester United host the dangerous Hammers and Arsenal welcome Sunderland, who thanks to a mini revival have climbed out of the relegation quagmire.  

Table 1 serves up the full list of fixtures schedule for match day 15, complete with soccer odds currently trading for outright win markets. We highlight three matches to spot on your soccer picks below.

Table 1: Premier League Week 15 Odds According to Bet365

Stoke City vs. Man City
Stoke City are coming off a 2-0 loss away to Sunderland while Man City are after a 3-1 home win over Southampton. For the Potters the loss snaps a four-game undefeated streak across all competitions. For the Citizens the win snaps a two-game losing streak across all competitions. Stoke City rank eighth in the league’s form table with a 3-1-2 mark in their last six fixtures. Man City are 14th in the form table with a 2-2-2 mark in their last six fixtures.

Man City are without a road win in their last three trips in England’s top flight. The last road win came way back in September when they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 on the road. Most recently, they generously left points in the Midlands when they settled on a scoreless draw to basement dwellers Aston Villa.

Stoke City were recently buoyed by back-to-back wins over Chelsea at the Potteries – 5-4 on penalties in League Cup and 1-0 in Premier League. They are undefeated in four of their last five home fixtures across all competitions, a run of form that belies their disadvantaged +400 soccer odds to win outright. Predictably, Manchester City are the favourites to win at -150 and they won this fixture 4-1 last season. But not before Stoke City handed the Citizens a 1-0 upset at the Etihad last season.

Stoke City have frustrated many big name clubs in season’s past, including the Citizens. Indeed, four of their last six fixtures across several competitions came UNDER 2.5 – three were decided by a 1-0 score line and one settled on a scoreless draw. Only two games saw the Citizens get a barrage of goals past Stoke City.

Soccer Betting Verdict: Man City may be the favourites on the soccer betting odds board, but Stoke City appear to offer the better value for the upset – be it as an outright winner at +400 soccer odds or on the draw at +275. Those hesitating to go for the bold bet on their soccer picks can hedge these two markets by betting on double chance soccer odds where a Stoke City win or draw is trading at +125.

Soccer Picks: Stoke City win or draw +125

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Man United vs. West Ham United
Odds makers corner this game in Man United’s camp wholeheartedly with -225 soccer odds trading on the outright win. Slavan Bilic’s side though likes the role of the underdog nowhere more so than on the big stage. It doesn’t get any bigger than the hallowed grounds of Old Trafford, does it?

West Ham United opened the season with three straight road upsets. They beat Arsenal at the Emirates 2-0, Liverpool at Anfield 3-0 and Manchester City 3-1 at the Etihad. Adding the Old Trafford to that illustrious list would be par for the course. Granted they lost to Watford and Tottenham on the away in recent weeks, but those weren’t big stages. For whatever reason, Slavan Bilic and the Hammers get up for the big name clashes and that makes them unpredictable, if not dangerous floaters to spot on your soccer picks at whopping +600 soccer odds.

Man United failed to come through as the favourites in week 14 soccer betting when they took on the Foxes in King Power Stadium. Although they salvaged the point in a 1-1 draw, they slipped to third in the table behind the top tandem of Man City and Leicester. The setback marked their second straight setback in all competitions after succumbing to a draw to PSV in Champions League.

Soccer Betting Verdict: In no uncertain terms, this could be the upset of the week. The Hammers have done it before, so it wouldn’t surprise us if they did it again to come through as the whopping +600 underdogs with a stellar road win. Cautious soccer bettors might fancy the double chance market here as well by backing the draw or West Ham win at +180.

Soccer Picks: West Ham win or draw at +180

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Swansea City vs. Leicester City
The Foxes are getting no respect at sports betting exchanges, trading at +160 to win outright at the expense of Swansea City at +163. Of all the fixtures, odds makers serve up the most coy soccer betting line here giving no indication either way which side is the better bet. For our money, we like what we see from the Foxes this season and with the schedule only set to get tougher in the coming weeks, this is a match Ranieri and his upstarts will have circled as a must-win. Swansea City is a tough place to conquer, but recent form suggests they are there for the taking. Swansea have lost three of their last five fixtures and they are winless in their last five home fixtures (0-2-3).

Soccer Betting Verdict: Leicester City at +163 to win outright with the league’s top scorer gunning to extend his scoring record to 12-games in row has to be the choice soccer pick.

Soccer Picks: Leicester City +163 to win outright

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