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
Newcastle United vs Leeds United – St James’s Park
Newcastle United ($3.2)
Leeds United ($2.3)
Two sides without a win so far in the Premier League do battle as Newcastle host Leeds on Friday night. The Toon have been knocking on the door this season, troubling the likes of West Ham and Manchester United but with only one point on the board, Steve Bruce is a man under pressure. Leeds meanwhile have disappointed so far this term too, with heavy losses to Liverpool and Manchester United on their record and Marcelo Bielsa will be seeking a response here. Leeds are a good side though and should get their season up and running with a win on the road here.
Betting tip: Leeds United to win the match ($2.3) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Leeds United to win 2-1
Wolves vs Brentford – Molineux
Newly promoted Brentford travel to Wolves as they look to bounce back from their first defeat of the season at the hands of Brighton last time out. The Bees were made to rue missed chances against Brighton but their performances so far in the Premier League suggest they will be able to mix it with the big boys this term. Wolves meanwhile picked up their first win of the campaign against Watford last time out and they will be hoping that is a catalyst for the remainder of the season. This should be a good game, between two good footballing sides – with Wolves most likely to come out on top.
Betting tip: Wolves to win the match ($2) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Wolves to win 2-1
Burnley vs Arsenal – Turf Moor
Burnley host Arsenal in what promises to be a real contrast of styles at Turf Moor. The Clarets have come in for some criticism for their robust approach this season, but they are winless in the Premier League thus far and Sean Dyche will be a worried man. They host an Arsenal side that only managed to pick up their first win of the season last time out and look to be a little fragile across the pitch. This could be compelling viewing, but Arsenal have enough quality to get the job done against most opponents.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match ($2.12) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Arsenal to win 2-1
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace – Anfield
Crystal Palace ($15)
Liverpool will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season as they take on Crystal Palace. The reds were in excellent nick as they thrashed Leeds last time out and Jurgen Klopp looks to have his side purring once more. They welcome a Crystal Palace side buoyed by their first win of the season against Tottenham last time out and Patrick Vieira will be hoping for a repeat performance here. This could be a tall order though and Liverpool should run out comfortable winners in this one.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match ($1.25) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Liverpool to win 3-0
Manchester City vs Southampton – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($1.16)
Defending champions Manchester City host Southampton as they look to build on their excellent win on the road at Leicester City last time out. The blues have won their last 3 games and look to be contenders to go all the way in the Premier League once again this season. Southampton meanwhile have picked up some excellent draws with the likes of Everton, West Ham United and Manchester United and they will be relishing this opportunity at City, but the blues are imperious at home and should prevail in this one.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match ($1.16) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Manchester City to win 3-0
Norwich City vs Watford – Carrow Road
Norwich City ($2.26)
Two promoted sides are set to do battle in East Anglia as Norwich City host Watford. It has been a disastrous start to the season for Norwich, who are winless from their first 4 games, but their fixtures have been tough, and they will want to respond here. Watford meanwhile have shown resolve in most games they have played but they only have one win on the board so far this season. Survival will be top of the agenda for both sides, making a draw the most likely outcome here at Carrow Road.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.5) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Aston Villa vs Everton – Villa Park
Aston Villa ($2.5)
Two sides looking to break the top half this season face off as Aston Villa take on Everton. The Villains have been in good nick so far this term and troubled Chelsea hugely last time out, only to be undone by the finishing qualities of Romelu Lukaku. Everton meanwhile showed great resolve to come from 1-0 down to beat Burnley on Monday evening and Rafa Benitez looks to be slowly winning the Goodison Park faithful over. This should be a hugely entertaining encounter, which could end up being a score draw in the West Midlands.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.4) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brighton vs Leicester City – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($2.82)
High-flying Brighton welcome Leicester City in what promises to be an intriguing matchup on the South coast. The Seagulls have won 3 of their opening 4 games and look to be a team going places under Graham Potter. They host a Leicester side that were undone by Manchester City last time out and they look to be finding their feet this term, with Europa League commitments to consider too. This should be an exciting game, between two excellent sides but Leicester have plenty of key players that are all capable of changing the game in an instant – making them most likely to nick the points.
Betting tip: Leicester City to win the match ($2.82) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Leicester City to win 2-1
West Ham United vs Manchester United – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham United ($4.6)
Manchester United ($1.87)
West Ham will be looking to take the game to Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United from the outset, in what promises to be an enthralling Super Sunday. The Hammers are yet to lose in the Premier League this term and how David Moyes would love to get one over his old side. Manchester United meanwhile were riding the crest of a wave last weekend but their midweek defeat to Young Boys has certainly been a reality check. This should be the pick of the fixtures this weekend, with Manchester United most likely to pinch all three points.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match ($1.87) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Manchester United to win 2-1
Tottenham vs Chelsea – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
A classic London Derby is the other big fixture of the weekend, as Chelsea travel to Tottenham. Spurs suffered their first defeat of the season to Crystal Palace last time out and the manner of that defeat will be a concern for their fans – with the all too familiar bad habits kicking in once more. Chelsea meanwhile have 10 points from their opening 4 games and look to be a side capable of big things under Thomas Tuchel. This could be a real hum-dinger, between two sides that don’t care too much for each other, but Chelsea are in good form and should head back across London with three points in the bag.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match ($1.87) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Chelsea to win 2-0
EPL Week 5 multi bet
We’re backing four results this week as a four-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Burnley vs Arsenal – Arsenal to win
Manchester City vs Southampton – Manchester City to win
Tottenham vs Chelsea – Chelsea to win
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace – Liverpool to win
A $50 wager would pay out $512.50 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet
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Sam currently lives and works in Milan, Italy and playing/following/writing about cricket, football (soccer), tennis, formula 1 and golf continue to take up much of his spare time.