EPL Preview – Match Week 18

Premier League

Jingle bells are still ringing in the English Premier League, even as most of the other European football leagues are enjoying the festive season with their families. EPL is the best option for online betting amidst festival cheers. There are no clashes between the big name clubs, as the top-five clubs all have weaker opponents. Still, there are some excellent options for smart wagering. You can read about all those right here. But first, check out the matches on the Boxing Day and the day after.


December 26


Watford vs Crystal Palace

Arsenal vs West Brom

Burnley vs Middlesbrough

Chelsea vs Bournemouth

Leicester vs Everton

Manchester United vs Sunderland

Swansea vs West Ham

Hull vs Manchester City


December 27


Liverpool vs Stoke


Marquee match of the week

Liverpool vs Stoke is the most marquee match among the lot. Liverpool are second in the points table, having reversed an early December slide with score two back-to-back wins. Stoke too are in good recent form, as they have lost just one of their five matches. The loss was against Arsenal, none less. Liverpool start favourites to win the match.

The online betting odds are stacked in favour of a Liverpool win. However, Liverpool at home could struggle to land a killer blow in such easy games. You can trust them to win against the big teams. But they tend to struggle in the so-called easy fixtures. The odds of a Stoke win or a draw is attractive.  If you like taking risks, the odds are irresistible.

Other interesting fixtures

Everton visit Leicester City on the Boxing Day. The last-minute loss against Liverpool may have punctured whatever momentum Everton had gained from the win against Arsenal. Still, if they can win against the reigning champions, they can bring their campaign back on track. Leicester have won just one of their last five games. This is one of those games for which all three odds of online betting are attractive.


The big clubs all have supposedly easy fixtures. Chelsea are likely to continue their winning run against  Bournemouth. Manchester United will be hoping to stroll to victory against Sunderland at home. So will be Manchester City against Hull away from home. Arsenal, however, have a tricky game against the eighth placed West Brom.


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