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Premier League: Gameweek 15 Betting Preview and Picks

A quick turnaround in the Premier League as all 20 clubs are coming off a tough midweek slate and find themselves right back in it Saturday and Sunday.

Manchester City extended their impressive winning streak to 12 and get to host lowly West Ham this weekend before an “away day” at rivals Manchester United which has Game of the Year potential.

Going the other way, however, is Tottenham Hotspur. The North London club won their Champions League group, which featured both Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, but have been abysmal in the league with a measly four points from their last five games and have plummeted to seventh in the table.

Andrew Avery and Rob Trites are back to cap all the action and bring you their favorite sides, totals and props for the weekend ahead with odds courtesy online shop Bovada.

Without further ado, here’s what the guys are on.

Sides

Andrew: Burnley +0.5 (+105)

Having won four of their last five Premier League fixtures, Burnley now finds themselves sitting sixth in the table just one point behind Liverpool and one point ahead of Tottenham.

The trip to Leicester won’t be an easy one as the Foxes are coming off a 2-1 win over Spurs, but Burnley’s away performances have been exceptional. The Clarets are third in the league in away games with 14 points from seven matches.

I’m expecting at least a draw here so if you’re feeling adventurous, you can give that a shot at +220. But, I’ll go ahead and take the +0.5 spread here.

Rob: Bournemouth (+190)

Dropping all three points to Burnley was a massive disappointment but the Clarets are no joke. Expect Eddie Howe’s Cherries to rebound on home turf against a Southampton side that’s not been good away from St. Mary’s Stadium.

Bournemouth was more than a bit hard done by this year with the toughest schedule out of the gates but this is a club that has the talent to finish near the middle of the pack in the top tier.

Sunday’s match against the Saints is one the Cherries need to win if they’re going to achieve that.

Totals

Andrew: Everton-Huddersfield OVER 2.5 (EVEN)

Everton has eclipsed this total in four straight games and Huddersfield is coming off a 5-0 thrashing courtesy Arsenal midweek.

David Wagner’s side, which started the season very soundly at the back, has conceded 11 goals in their last three games and they’ve lost four straight away matches in league play.

I wouldn’t really know what to do with a side here. Despite looking very impressive in their 4-0 win against West Ham midweek, I don’t trust Everton at all. I like the value on OVER 2.5 here considering recent trends.

Rob: Watford-Tottenham: OVER 3.5 (+170)

It’s been a tale of two campaigns for Tottenham thus far with results coming fast and easy in Champions League while somehow struggling in the Premier League, already conceding 12 goals. I’m afraid those backline woes continue in Gameweek 15 with Spurs defensive anchor Toby Alderweireld still sidelined but they should still score.

It’s only a matter of time until Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen get going again and this is a good week to do it. Watford’s 15 goals conceded at Vicarage Road are the most any club has given up on home turf this season. If Spurs can’t score on Saturday, they might as well call it a season.

Props

Andrew: Manchester City to Keep a Clean Sheet (-145)

This is chalky, but I’m desperate for a winner.

I can’t see West Ham bringing anything to the table for their trip to the Etihad and with just one goal in their last three games in the Premier League, I can’t see them bagging anything against the Citizens.

Admittedly, City was lucky to get all three points against Southampton and they’ve conceded each of their last two games. The gulf in class is vast here and I expect them to breeze through this one and into the Manchester Derby in one week’s time.

Rob: Callum Wilson First Goal Scorer (+450)

His career has been plagued by injuries but when healthy, Callum Wilson scores. He potted three in his first 90-minute performance for the Cherries this campaign and with Jermain Defoe out of form and seemingly out of favor, Wilson is Eddie Howe’s man up front.

The 25-year-old has scored 14 goals in 29 career Premier League appearances but I expect the former to grow as long he keeps starting atop the Bournemouth battlefront.

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