Premier League Matchweek 6 Betting Preview
After a run of midweek fixtures, Premier League teams return to action on Saturday. With fixtures coming in thick and fast, managers will have to manage their teams smartly to avoid injuries and burnout. Which teams should you bet on to get the best returns?
Liverpool To Paint Merseyside Red Again
Everton vs. Liverpool
Saturday, 12:30 PM
The Premier League matchweek 6 will start with the season’s first Merseyside derby. Liverpool and Everton have walked contrasting paths in recent seasons. Last season, the Toffees had lost both home and away to their arch-rivals. The Toffees are still winless in the league even though they did not lose their last three matches. It seems unlikely that the Everton defence, which has the second worst xGA stat (8.84) in the league, will be able to keep out a Liverpool attack that shipped nine goals past Bournemouth. That said, we don’t expect this match to be a goal-fest since Everton have conceded more than one goal only once so far. Also, the last 10 Merseyside derbies have seen only 2.5 goals per game.
Tip: Liverpool to win, Under 2.5 goals
Odds Comparison For Everton vs. Liverpool
Tottenham To Overcome Fulham Challenge
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Saturday, 3 PM
Fulham will return to North London, where they experienced their first and so far the only defeat of the season. The Cottagers will be in high spirits after subjecting Brighton to their first defeat of the season. Now, they face a Tottenham Hotspur side that did not lose a match in front of their home crowd since February. Spurs had a difficult start against Wolves in their last home match, but they grew into the game and secured all three points with a Harry Kane goal. Fulham, who have the worst xGA (9.14) in the Premier League, might struggle to contain a ferocious Spurs frontline. We also expect Harry Kane to score, considering his knack for scoring in London derbies.
Tip: Tottenham To Win, Harry Kane to score
Odds Comparison For Tottenham vs. Fulham
Nottingham Forest To Heap More Misery On Bournemouth
Nottingham Forest vs. Bournemouth
The City Ground
Saturday, 3 PM
Two Championship-promoted sides will lock horns at the City Ground when Nottingham Forest welcome Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon. It’s unclear at the moment who will stand in front of the Cherries dugout since Bournemouth decided to part ways with Scott Parker following a devastating 9-0 loss to Liverpool. Bournemouth have won three of their last five matches against the Tricky Trees, but this is a very different Nottingham Forest side. Forest have made 18 additions to their roaster after their promotion and have played some encouraging football so far. We expect Nottingham Forest to exploit the air of uncertainty around Bournemouth and pick up an important win.
Tip: Nottingham to win
Odds Comparison For Nottingham Forest vs. Bournemouth
Chelsea And West Ham To Share The Spoils
Chelsea vs. West Ham
Saturday, 3 PM
West Ham and Chelsea are two of the biggest spenders across Europe this season, but neither team had a perfect start to their season. West Ham were pointless and goalless in their first three matches before breaking the duck with a 1-0 win over West Ham. Chelsea showed great resilience to win 2-1 against Leicester despite playing with ten men for most of the game. But, they failed to show that determination in other games as they conceded a last-minute equalizer to Spurs and lost to Leeds and Southampton on the road. Since none of these two teams are in the groove, we are expecting this match to end in a draw.
Odds Comparison For West Ham vs. Chelsea
The Bees To Sting Leeds
Brentford vs. Leeds United
Gtech Community Stadium
Saturday, 3 PM
Brentford and Leeds have shown this season that they can punch above their weights. Brentford dismantled Manchester United 4-0 at home this season before Leeds subjected another Premier League heavyweight Chelsea to a 3-0 defeat. This promises to be an entertaining match, but Leeds might miss their prolific striker Rodrigo Moreno because of injury. Rodrigo’s potential absence and the raucous Community Stadium crowd tip the balance of the tie towards the home side. We expect this to be an open game, so both teams might hit the target.
Tip: Brentford to win, BTTS
Odds Comparison For Brentford vs. Leeds
Wolves And Southampton To Settle For A Draw
Wolves vs. Southampton
Saturday, 3 PM
Wolves have made some exciting attacking signings this season in Gonçalo Guedes and Matheus Nunes, but they have been far from clinical in front of the goal. Before the midweek tie against Bournemouth, they scored only two goals and managed only two points in four Premier League outings. Southampton, who come on the back of a win against Chelsea, will pose a big challenge for the West Midlands outfit. But, a draw against an in-form Newcastle in their last home match will inspire the hosts to snatch a point away from Southampton on Saturday afternoon.
Odds Comparison For Wolves vs. Southampton
Newcastle And Crystal Palace To Neutralize Each Other
Newcastle vs. Crystal Palace
St. James Park
Saturday, 3 PM
Newcastle and Crystal Palace are two of the most exciting teams outside the Premier League ‘’Big Six.’’ An in-form Wilfried Zaha could cause problems for the Newcastle backline, while the St. James Park crowd will be eager to see what their marquee summer signing Alexander Isak has to offer. This is likely going to end in a thrilling stalemate.
Tip: Draw, BTTS
Odds Comparison For Newcastle vs. Crystal Palace
Manchester City Will Cruise To Victory
Aston Villa vs. Manchester City
Saturday, 5:30 PM
Reigning champions Manchester City will travel to Villa Park to take on Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa. The Liverpool legend is under immense pressure following a series of poor results. Manchester City might add to his woes as the hosts face the daunting task of dealing with City’s incredible firepower.
Tip: Manchester City to win, Erling Haaland to score
Odds Comparison For Aston Villa vs. Manchester City
Brighton To Prolong Leicester’s Suffering
Brighton vs. Leicester City
The Amex Stadium
Sunday, 2 PM
Brighton have been a surprise package under Graham Potter this season. The Seagulls amassed 10 points in their first four games of the season, which is the best Premier League start in the club’s history. Leicester, on the contrary, seem like a shadow of the team that had mounted two back-to-back top four challenges and had won the FA Cup under Brendan Rodgers. It could be an effortless win for the South Coast side.
Tip: Brighton to win
Odds Comparison For Brighton vs. Leicester City
No Bragging Rights For Manchester United Or Arsenal
Manchester United vs. Arsenal
Sunday, 4:30 PM
Manchester United and Arsenal have lost their past glamour, but the clash between the two sides is still a showpiece Premier League event. Arsenal have looked excellent so far under Mikel Arteta, but injuries to midfield metronome Thomas Partey and his backup Mohamed Elneny will be a massive blow for the Gunners. Manchester United have won two back to games to numb the wounds of losses against Brighton and Brentford. New signings Casemiro and Antony have also lifted the morale around Old Trafford. Manchester United will hope to test their Sunday evening visitors, but the North London side will come with a solid backline and a fearsome attack. We believe both teams will play it safe and will be content with a draw.