The Premier League moves into November with congestion at the top of the table following wins for Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea last time out.
All three sides will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten streaks as the pressure to start picking up points every week heightens.
Elsewhere, there were key wins for Manchester United and Bournemouth – who face off this week – whilst Newcastle and Huddersfield remain the only two teams in the division without a win this term.
Here are our picks for the eleventh round of fixtures in the Premier League:
10:30pm Bournemouth vs Manchester United – Vitality Stadium
Manchester United ($2.1)
Jose Mourinho will be hoping his Manchester United can continue their relative resurgence as they travel to the South Coast to take on high-flying Bournemouth in a fascinating opening fixture to yet another enthralling weekend of football. The Cherries come into this one above the Red Devils in the table and will be keen to inflict further on United – who find themselves 9 points off the top of the league. Following their impressive win over Fulham in the league last time out and their midweek triumph in the Carabao Cup, confidence is flowing at the Vitality Stadium. With 20 points to their name already, the Cherries sit 6th in the Premier League and Eddie Howe’s men have displayed real resolve and quality once again this term. With a laboured win over Everton, the Red Devils now sit 8th in the Premier League table, 9 points behind the top 2 and will need to improve quickly. Inconsistency is their Achilles heel currently with two wins, two draws and a defeat in their last 5 games in all competitions piling the pressure on Jose Mourinho. Bournemouth will take the game to Manchester United and pressurise them from the first minute but United will be well organised and should just edge this fascinating battle.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match and both teams to score ($3.75) – BET NOW
Manchester United to win 2-1
1:00am Cardiff City vs Leicester City – Cardiff City Stadium
Cardiff City ($3.6)
Leicester City ($2.2)
Whilst much of the talk around Leicester City has rightfully centred on the tragic events that took place after their game with West Ham last weekend, attention turns to matters on the pitch in the South Wales capital. The Bluebirds suffered a thumping at Liverpool last time out whilst Leicester will be looking to pick up a win for their former Chairman in their first game since the tragic helicopter crash. The Bluebirds have 5 points to their name after 10 games played and Premier League survival is sure to be their priority this term. Neil Warnock’s side had struggled to make an impact in the top-flight before an incredible 4-2 win over fellow promoted side Fulham propelled them out of the relegation zone. Football has taken a back seat in Leicester since the tragic events of last Saturday and the team will be keen to bounce back here. Inconsistency has blighted Leicester City’s season so far and Claude Puel will be keen to see his side put a run together – after only picking up one point from their last 3 matches. Cardiff will make life difficult for Leicester in what should be a poignant day for the Foxes who should get the job done on the road in memory of their Chairman.
Betting tip: Leicester City to win the match and both teams to score ($5) – BET NOW
Leicester City to win 2-1
1:00am Everton vs Brighton – Goodison Park
Two sides with contrasting styles and footballing beliefs face off at Goodison Park as Marco Silva’s Everton welcome in-form Brighton to Merseyside. The Toffees can’t seem to string any sort of run together in the Premier League whilst Brighton have become 1-0 specialists in recent weeks and will want to keep their surge up the table going here. Three wins in their last 4 Premier League fixtures have boosted the mood at Goodison Park and they will feel aggrieved not to have picked up anything at Manchester United last time out. Marco Silva looks to be finally impacting his ideals on his players and the Toffees currently sit 9th in the table and will be pushing for a top half finish. With three wins on the spin over West Ham, Newcastle and Wolves things are looking up for Brighton who sit in 11th place in the Premier League – with 10 games played. Chris Hughton’s men have picked up 14 points so far and sit 9 points clear of the relegation zone as they look to avoid the drop once again this season. Brighton are a very tough side to break down and it could be a long afternoon for Everton but with the class in their ranks, they should manage to get the job done here.
Betting tip: Everton to win the match to nil ($2.65) – BET NOW
Everton to win 1-0
1:00am Newcastle United vs Watford – St James’s Park
Newcastle United ($2.72)
Languishing Newcastle United welcome high-flying Watford to St James’s Park in what promises to be a fascinating battle in the North East with precious points on the line. The Toon are winless in the Premier League this season and are immersed in the relegation zone whilst Watford’s impressive opening to the campaign continues. As one of only two sides in the Premier League, the Magpies have been uninspiring so far this season they need to start finding form quickly to avoid a relegation scrap. The Toon have struggled for points and goals throughout the campaign and with only 3 points to their name from 10 games played Rafa Benitez looks to be a man under pressure. With back to back wins, the Hornets have climbed back up to 7th in the table 4 match winless run has quickly been forgotten as confidence surges in North London once more. Javi Gracia’s men have shown real adaptability in the last 2 games (wins over Wolves and Huddersfield) to change their previously impenetrable style and still get the results they need. Watford will have nothing to fear as they arrive at Newcastle and with the Toon struggling for form and confidence, the Hornets could well cash in here.
Betting tip: Watford to win the match and under 2.5 goals to be scored in the game ($4.2) – BET NOW
Watford to win 2-0
1:00am West Ham United vs Burnley – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham United ($1.82)
Two sides in desperate need of Premier League points face off at the London Olympic Stadium as Sean Dyche’s Burnley travel to West Ham United. Both sides suffered torrid starts to their league campaigns before mounting a recovery of sorts to pull in to lower mid-table but with the fixture list hotting up, both teams will be aware of the need for points to avoid being pulled down into the relegation places. With 8 points to their name with 10 games played, the Hammers will be looking for an improved return as the season moves into November. They are winless in their last 3 Premier League matches but showed resolve last time out to get a draw at Leicester City and more of that steel will need to be shown here. Burnley will be looking to propel themselves up the league following a difficult start and with 8 points to their name from 10 games played – results do need to improve. Things are starting to look up for the Clarets before back to back defeats at the hands of Chelsea and Manchester City look to have curtailed their progress. West Ham will be desperate a big win in front of their home fans but Burnley are a solid side and could leave East London with a point in the bag.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($5.5) – BET NOW
3:30am Arsenal vs Liverpool – Emirates Stadium
Saturday Night Football hosts the headline fixture of the weekend as two high-flying teams face off at the Emirates: Arsenal vs Liverpool. The Gunners are in the midst of an impressive unbeaten run in all competitions under new boss Unai Emery whilst Liverpool are unbeaten in the Premier League and look to be assembling the type of squad capable of winning the title. Arsenal currently sit 4th in the Premier League table – 4 points behind Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the pile. The Gunners are in fine form in all competitions and with the goals flowing, Unai Emery looks to have galvanised his side in the Premier League, Europa League and Carabao Cup this term The Reds have won 8 of their opening 10 games to their Premier League season and look well placed to challenge for the title. Jurgen Klopp’s summer of spending looks to be paying dividends and with confidence flying high at Anfield, it feels like they are on the verge of something special this season. This promises to be the highlight of the footballing weekend, with two entertaining sides going head to head. With so much attacking quality on display, both defences will be tested and it could well end up being a highly charged, frenetic draw.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($4.6) – BET NOW
5:45am Wolves vs Tottenham – Molineux Stadium
The final fixture on a hectic Saturday sees Tottenham travel to Wolves with both sides looking to bounce back from disappointing recent showings in the Premier League. Wolves lit up the league in the early weeks before back to back defeats have checked their progress a little, whilst Tottenham were clambering up the league before a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City looks to have them knocked them down a peg too. Despite losing their last two matches, Wolves are flying high in the Premier League, picking up 15 points from their opening 10 games. They suffered setbacks against Watford and Brighton but Nuno Esporito Santo’s men look to have a strong squad – capable of pushing to finish in the top 8 this season. Spurs have won four of their last five Premier League games to push themselves back into Champions League contention in what looks to be a real battle for top 4 football this term. Mauricio Pochettino’s men currently sit 5th in the table and despite uninspiring showings in the Champions League, look to be progressing again this term. This should be an excellent Saturday Night Football fixture and despite Wolves’ obvious quality, Spurs should come through this one, in what promises to be a highly entertaining fixture.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match and both teams to score ($4.5) – BET NOW
Tottenham to win 2-1
1:00am Manchester City vs Southampton – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($1.1)
Super Sunday gets underway with Champions Manchester City welcoming former boss Mark Hughes and his Southampton side to Greater Manchester. City have found another gear in recent weeks in all competitions – blowing away all in front of them whilst the Saints are languishing at the foot of the table and need to start picking up points quickly to avoid another relegation scrap. Manchester City have returned from the international break in fine form, 4 wins, 0 goals conceded and 11 goals scored (in all competitions) is ominous for their rivals. Pep Guardiola’s charges are currently purring and look set to be the team to catch again this season as they sit top of the pile with 26 points acquired from their opening 10 fixtures. The Saints are in the midst of a rotten run and with only one league win all season they need to see results and performances improve very quickly to avoid a basement battle. Currently sat in 16th place, with 7 points from their opening 10 games, it looks as if Mark Hughes may have his work cut out this term and the Welshman will need to use all of his experience. Southampton will make life very difficult for City as they did for sustained periods in their matches last season but City possess such quality – they should have no issues picking up the win here.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match to nil ($1.8) – BET NOW
Manchester City to win 3-0
2:00am Chelsea vs Crystal Palace – Stamford Bridge
Crystal Palace ($12)
High-flying Chelsea will be looking to keep their fine run of form going as they welcome struggling Crystal Palace to West London on Sunday afternoon. Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea look well set to maintain a title challenge this term whilst Roy Hodgson will be desperate to see an improvement from his charges here. The Blues have impressed so far this campaign and are the only side in the Premier League to remain unbeaten in all competitions. Maurizio Sarri seems to have breathed new life into his charges – who are also progressing nicely in the Europa League and the Carabao Cup as well as sitting 3rd in the Premier League. The Eagles put in a stellar performance last time out in the league to get a point from high-flying Arsenal – to put an end to a run of three straight defeats. Roy Hodgson’s men are 14th in the Premier League having endured a relatively poor start to the season thus far and will need the support of their fabled home fans. This should be a highly entertaining London Derby – particularly with Palace showing such resolve against Arsenal last week – but Chelsea are a resolute outfit that should win relatively comfortably here.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match and both teams to score ($2.88) – BET NOW
Chelsea to win 3-1
6:00am Huddersfield Town vs Fulham – John Smith’s Stadium
Huddersfield Town ($2.3)
Monday Night Football plays host to a relegation six-pointer as struggling Fulham travel to West Yorkshire to take on Huddersfield in the Cauldron at the John Smith’s Stadium. Both teams have only mustered one Premier League win between them this season and sit in the relegation zone and will be all too aware of the need to pick up points quickly – particularly against their closest rivals. David Wagner’s men are immersed in the relegation scrap and need to start picking up points very quickly. The Terriers are enduring a tough start to the season; with only 4 goals scored and 3 points registered from their opening 10 Premier League matches. No team in the league has conceded as many goals as the Cottagers and last week’s 3-0 thumping at the hands of Bournemouth will be a grave cause for concern for all connected with the club. With only one win from their opening 10 games, Fulham have failed to light up the league that many thought they would and have lost their last 5 games in all competitions. This promises to be a real hum-dinger of a clash between two sides fighting for their lives and not losing this crucial game could be more important than winning it in the context of each side’s season.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.5) – BET NOW
EPL Week 11 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week as a four-fold with a betting stake of $50:
Newcastle United vs Watford – Watford to win
Bournemouth vs Manchester United – Manchester United to win
Everton vs Brighton – Everton to win
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace – Chelsea to win
Pays $12.25 for all win – BET NOW
A $50 wager would pay out $612.81 if successful at the current odds.