The Premier League returns after the international break with round 4 of fixtures still fresh in the memory. Liverpool succumbed to an incredible 7-2 defeat last time out to Aston Villa, posing real question marks about the suitability of Jurgen Klopp’s men to be able to defend their title. Manchester City meanwhile dropped points at Leeds, whilst Tottenham produced a marvellous display to thrash Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford. Everton sit top of the pile in the Premier League – with 4 wins from 4 and Carlo Ancelotti will be hoping his side can hold off the advances of the chasing pack. At the bottom of the table, the likes of Sheffield United and Fulham await their first wins of the season – as attention now turns towards building momentum over the next month or so.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League:
EPL Week 5 Tips
Everton vs Liverpool – Goodison Park
A classic Premier League fixture kicks off the game week as the Merseyside Derby takes centre stage. Everton are top of the Premier League table and they will be looking to continue their 100% start at Goodison Park. With the likes of James Rodriguez in their side, the Toffees look to be blessed with flair options in key areas and a top 6 push could finally be on the cards for Carlo Ancelotti’s side this term. They have won every game played this season and look to be a side to watch. Liverpool meanwhile were thumped at Aston Villa last time out in a real chastening fixture for Jurgen Klopp’s side. As the defending champions, they will be eager to bounce back and put a performance in here – in a huge game for their fans. This should be an excellent game, between two good sides which Liverpool should just about prevail from.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match ($1.91) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Liverpool to win 2-1
Chelsea vs Southampton – Stamford Bridge
Chelsea will be looking to build on a win last time out as they host Southampton at Stamford Bridge. The blues have endured an inconsistent start to the season but their 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace prior to the international break should boost confidence within the club. For Southampton meanwhile, this will be seen as bit of a free hit. They upset some of the biggest sides in the division last season and with Danny Ings in their side, they will be confident of scoring at least in West London. Chelsea should come out on top in this one, but it could be closer than people anticipate.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match and both teams to score ($2.75) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Chelsea to win 3-1
Manchester City vs Arsenal – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($1.45)
Manchester City will be hoping to get back to winning ways as they take on Arsenal at the Etihad. City have lacked consistency this season, winning only one of their 3 games played and they will be eager to start putting points on the board. Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal meanwhile tend to turn up against the bigger sides and although they lost to Liverpool earlier in the season, they should be approaching this one with a degree of confidence. This should be a quality game between two excellent sides and the draw looks to be the most likely result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw both teams to score ($6.5) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Newcastle United vs Manchester United – St James’s Park
Newcastle United ($5.25)
Manchester United ($1.7)
Newcastle will be hoping to build on their solid start to the season as they welcome Manchester United to the North East. The Toon have picked up 7 points from their opening 4 games and the manner of their win over Burnley last time out should give all associated with the club a lift. Manchester United meanwhile are sure to be reeling from their 6-1 home defeat to Tottenham and will be keen to bounce back here. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a man under pressure, and he will want a response from his side instantly. This should be a really good game from which Manchester United are most likely to come out on top from.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match and both teams to score ($2.35) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Manchester United to win 2-1
Sheffield United vs Fulham – Bramall Lane
Sheffield United ($2.11)
Two sides struggling for form take off in South Yorkshire as Sheffield United host Fulham. The Blades look a team low on confidence after losing their opening 4 games and they will be targeting this fixture as a first chance to get points on the board, to avoid being embroiled in a relegation scrap. Fulham meanwhile have been similarly abject thus far in the Premier League and they too look to be battling for survival. This could be a scrappy encounter between two sides in poor form, with Sheffield United the most likely to come out on top, with their quality in key areas.
Betting tip: Sheffield United to win the match ($2.11) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sheffield United to win 1-0
Crystal Palace vs Brighton – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace ($2.8)
Two sides with no love lost face off as Crystal Palace take on Brighton at Selhurst Park. The Eagles have looked in decent form so far this term, despite a 4-0 thumping at Chelsea last time out and they will be eager to bounce back in a fixture that means so much to their fans. Brighton meanwhile will also be looking to respond after they were thumped 4-2 by Everton in the previous game week. They do tend to be most dangerous away from home and they will feel they have the personnel to hurt Palace. This could be a tight game with the draw looking the most likely result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($4.5) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Leicester City vs Aston Villa – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($1.89)
Aston Villa ($4.2)
Leicester City will be looking to bounce back from a poor showing at home to West Ham last time out as they welcome high-flying Aston Villa. The Foxes looked to be on top of the world after their humbling of Manchester City, but they came crashing back down to earth with a bang at home to the Hammers. Consistency will be something Brendan Rodgers is looking for and he will want a response from his side. For Villa meanwhile, this is a chance to demonstrate that their 7-2 win over Liverpool was no fluke and they will be looking to maintain their 100% record. With the likes of Ross Barkley and Jack Grealish combining, they look to have goals in their side and could be a dangerous side this year. This could be tight, but Leicester should prevail at home in this one.
Betting tip: Leicester City to win the match and both teams to score ($2.85) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Leicester City to win 2-1
West Bromwich Albion vs Burnley – The Hawthorns
West Bromwich Albion ($2.5)
Two sides looking for their first wins of the season face off as West Bromwich Albion host Burnley. The Baggies have shown glimpses of quality in the Premier League so far this season without getting over the line. They will be hoping to demonstrate their attacking prowess at home and take the game to Burnley. For the Clarets meanwhile, their top-flight knowhow could come in handy here as they look to put their first points on the board this season. Sean Dyche will be eager to see his side steer clear of the relegation picture and few would bet against them picking up a vital win on the road here.
Betting tip: Burnley to win the match ($3.1) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Burnley to win 2-1
Leeds vs Wolves – Elland Road
Newly promoted Leeds are looking fully at home in the Premier League and they will be hoping to test themselves against a strong Wolves side. Leeds troubled Liverpool on the opening day, before taking points off Manchester City and beating Fulham and Sheffield United to underline their top-flight credentials. Wolves meanwhile haven’t been at their fluent best this season so far but are a quality outfit, with goals throughout their side and they will be looking to find their rhythm once again this season. This should be a really good game, between two expansive sides and the draw looks to be the most likely result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.3) – Bet @ Sportsbet
EPL Week 5 multi bet
We’re backing four results this week as a four-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Everton vs Liverpool – Liverpool to win
Newcastle United vs Manchester United – Manchester United to win
Sheffield United vs Fulham – Sheffield United to win
Chelsea vs Southampton – Chelsea to win
A $50 wager would pay out $506.50 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet
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