Premier League Week 12: Odds, Predictions and Betting Picks

Although Arsenal vs. Manchester United is the marquee fixture in the upcoming Premier League matches on November 19, 20 and 21, there are nine other matches taking place for which we also have the top bets and picks. Check out what we think will happen.


Manchester United vs. Arsenal

This is the big one in this weekend's fixture list - an authentic face-off between Premier League grandees. Jose Mourinho has won seven, drawn six and lost no games against Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, with Chelsea even beating Arsenal 6-0 when it was Wenger's 1000th game in charge.

Although that seems like ancient history now, it is established that Wenger is a better tactician when he comes up against a team managed by someone with a fairly well-set and inflexible strategy, for example Brendan Rodgers when he was Liverpool boss, than a chess player like Mourinho who is unafraid to make sudden amendments to his line-up.

Arsenal is unequivocally stronger than United on form and man-for-man, but the team slipped up against Tottenham and may be held, or even beaten, by United, especially if Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford are given starring roles up-front.

Top Bet: 13/8 with Paddy Power for Rashford to score anytime

Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City

After a few promising results, Palace is in another nosedive, and Alan Pardew doesn't seem to have much of an idea how to fix it. Pep Guardiola is having his own well-publicised problems getting Manchester City to sing to his tune, and that makes this visit to the usually-noisy Selhurst Park more interesting than it would otherwise seem.

It's still extremely likely City will get a victory out of this match, but it won't be by a large margin.

Top Bet: 11/4 with BoyleSports for Man City to win by one goal

Everton vs. Swansea City

After being schooled 5-0 by Chelsea, you'd think Everton would hide in its collective shell, and that might be the case, but on current form the Toffeemen could not hope to meet a more forgiving side than Bob Bradley's Swans.

Bradley hasn't exactly done anything wrong, but he has inherited a team without natural leaders, and with a weak backbone that makes it difficult to exploit the obvious weaknesses in Everton's defence, particularly around Phil Jagielka and Ramiro Funes Mori.

Romelu Lukaku would be terrifying for any backline, but the Swansea defence will be looking forward to the conclusion to this game.

Top Bet: 7/4 with Paddy Power for four or more goals to be scored in the game.

Southampton vs. Liverpool

Saints endured a shock defeat in week 11 against relegation-threatened Hull, but this well-drilled team won't have the distraction of Thursday-night Europa League football this time around.

It's never an ideal time to play Liverpool in this form, though - Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino are the deadliest strike-force in the league on current form, and although Southampton's defence has still conceded a perfectly respectable 12 goals, you'd have to bet on a Liverpool win here.

Top Bet: 15/8 with Paddy Power for Coutinho to score anytime

Stoke vs. Bournemouth

These teams find themselves adjacent to each other in the table, with Stoke on a run of three wins and three draws from the last six games, and the Cherries, after a promising patch, having lost the past two matches.

Momentum is with Stoke, and Bournemouth has not taken an away win in the league this season. The Bet365 Stadium is one of the most difficult places to get a result because of the atmosphere, so this looks like Stoke's game for the taking.

Top Bet: 13/10 with BetStars for Stoke to win

Sunderland vs. Hull City

Sunderland has the self-belief from a first Premier League win last time out, but Hull also won, meaning that both teams are seeing improvements. Hull's team still looks stronger than Sunderland's, particularly in the attacking ranks, although the home crowd at the Stadium of Light tends to make a difference.

The worst possible result for both teams would be a draw - but this seems the likely result from a game where both sides will be terrified of making a mistake.

Top Bet: 12/5 with BetVictor for a draw

Watford vs. Leicester City

This is a battle between two of the most inconsistent sides in the Premier League; Watford has won four, drawn three and lost four, while Leicester has won three, drawn three and lost five.

It makes a prediction for this match challenging, except that it's almost certain there will be goals at both ends, given the calamitous nature of both defences (at least in domestic competitions) this season.

Top Bet: 27/10 with Betfair for four or more goals to be scored in the match

Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United

Since the start of the Premier League, Spurs have won this fixture 14 times, with the Hammers winning seven. While this London derby has historically been hard-fought, and likely will be again, Spurs, with or without the current difficulties Mauricio Pochettino has seen in front of goal, will view this as a chance to get back on the metaphorical horse.

A narrow Tottenham win looks like a strong prospect, especially with West Ham having only scored 11 goals in as many games, and the home side having conceded six.

Top Bet: 7/1 with BetStars for Tottenham to win 1-0


Middlesbrough vs. Chelsea

Boro held out for a scrambled draw against Manchester City, but it wasn't pretty, and was predicated on a lot of misses from City's strikeforce. At home, Middlesbrough will have hope of performing the same trick against Chelsea, except that this is a Blues team seemingly full of confidence.

Middlesbrough is always hard to break down, but it's hard to imagine Eden Hazard, Willian and Diego Costa not doing so eventually, if they are all fit.

Top Bet: 7/2 with BetVictor for a half-time/full-time result of draw/Chelsea


West Bromwich Albion vs. Burnley

Albion and Burnley both got morale-boosting victories in gameweek 11, with the signs pointing to these teams having what it takes to stay in the Premier League, both playing similar defensive games with strong, physical strikers in Salomon Rondon for West Brom and Sam Vokes or Andre Gray for the Clarets.

Given the similar styles of both teams and the need to cement mid-table positions, a draw is likely - and it won't be pretty.

Top Bet: 12/5 with Betfair for a draw