The two Manchester clubs stole the headlines once again in game week 5 with comprehensive wins for both sides – United beating Everton 4-0 and City putting 6 unanswered goals past Watford. They have identical records at the top of the Premier League and with Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham dropping points – both sides will be looking to extend the gap.
At the bottom, Roy Hodgson couldn’t bring immediate success to Selhurst Park and Everton have been dragged in to the bottom 3 following a disastrous week in domestic and European football.
Here are our picks for the sixth round of fixtures in the Premier League:
21:30 West Ham vs Tottenham – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham ($6.4)
West Ham have had an upturn in form since the international break – picking up 4 points in the Premier League (beating Huddersfield and drawing at West Brom) and progressed in the Carabao Cup in midweek. Slavan Bilic has spoken of his team’s need to keep winning and he’ll be delighted with their recent performances and clean sheets. Spurs’ Wembley issues surfaced once again on Saturday as they failed to break down a resolute Swansea side meaning they are still yet to win a league game at Wembley.
Spurs have looked better on their travels this season and will want to get one over their old rivals here.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win and both teams to score ($3.25) BET NOW
Tottenham to win 2-1
00:00 Burnley vs Huddersfield Town – Turf Moor
Huddersfield Town ($4)
Two of the early Premier League surprise packages meet at Turf Moor as Burnley meet Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon. Burnley’s remarkable run this season has seen the Lancastrians collect points away at Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool – which will give Sean Dyche hope his charges can secure Premier League safety early this term. Huddersfield have impressed this term and continue to defy logic with their resolute defence coupled with free-flowing, counter-attacking football under David Wagner.
Few would have foreseen this game being 7th place (Burnley) against 6th place (Huddersfield) at this point in the season.
Burnley should just have a little too much quality and confidence here.
Betting tip: Burnley to win the match and Chris Wood to score anytime ($6.50) BET NOW
Burnley to win 2-1
00:00 Everton vs Bournemouth – Goodison Park
Ronald Koeman will be hoping to relieve some of the pressure on him as he welcomes Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth to Goodison Park. Everton have lost their last 4 games in all competitions – conceding 12 goals in the process and failing to score since Wayne Rooney’s opener against Manchester City back in mid-August. Bournemouth had been in equally perilous form, until back to back wins over Brighton – in the Premier League and EFL Cup – at the Vitality Stadium which have seemingly boosted the morale down on the South coast – Jermain Defoe opened his account for the Cherries too which is sure to be a big boost.
Everton need to get back to winning ways and will need to impress their home supporters here.
Betting tip: Everton to win and over 3.5 goals in the game ($5.28) BET NOW
Everton to win 3-2
00:00 Manchester City vs Crystal Palace – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($1.14)
Crystal Palace ($26)
As mentioned, Manchester City are the form team in the division – scoring 11 goals in their last 2 games and will be relishing the opportunity to take on table-propping Crystal Palace. Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus have scored 9 goals between them in a week and Pep Guardiola is surely relishing the prospect of having these two men fit and firing all season.
Palace have installed Roy Hodgson as their new manager – axing Frank de Boer after just 4 games – a decision which didn’t pay any dividends against Southampton last weekend but the Eagles did pick up some confidence by sneaking past Huddersfield in the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening.
Provided they score early, City shouldn’t have too much difficulty against Crystal Palace here.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win with a -2.5 goal Asian Handicap ($2.20) BET NOW
Manchester City to win 4-0
00:00 Southampton vs Manchester United – St Mary’s Stadium
Manchester United ($1.83)
United returned to winning ways on Sunday with a thumping 4-0 home win over Everton and Jose Mourinho looks to have galvanised his troops at Old Trafford. Romelu Lukaku has scored 5 Premier League goals already this term and looks to be the ideal candidate to spearhead United towards domestic glory this term.
Southampton have lacked consistency under Mauricio Pellegrino and have 8 points from their first 5 games. They showed real determination at Crystal Palace last week though – picking up their first away win of the season.
Southampton are bound to be up for this one but United should just have a little too much strength for them.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win and both teams to score ($4) BET NOW
Manchester United to win 3-1
00:00 Stoke City vs Chelsea – Bet 365 Stadium
Stoke have had two tough fixtures at the Bet 365 to start the campaign but have already collected 4 points at home – with a win over Arsenal and a 2-2 draw with Manchester United. Mark Hughes will be hoping for a repeat performance here. Chelsea struggled last weekend in a 0-0 draw with Arsenal but are unbeaten since the opening day of the season in all competitions and have won impressively on the road twice this term – at Leicester and Tottenham.
Stoke will make life very difficult for Chelsea but the Blues have shown real resilience on their travels this term.
Betting tip: Eden Hazard to score anytime and Chelsea to win the match ($4.54) BET NOW
Chelsea to win 2-1
00:00 Swansea City vs Watford – Liberty Stadium
Swansea City ($2.45)
Swansea performed admirably at Wembley last Saturday to keep a clean sheet against Tottenham but they will need to show some attacking prowess in order to pick up 3 points here. The Swans are yet to pick up a point at the Liberty Stadium and Paul Clement will be hoping Wilfried Bony and Tammy Abraham can fire them towards Premier League safety. Watford’s unbeaten start was quashed by Manchester City at home last weekend but they troubled City for periods of the game and the likes of Andre Carrillo and Richarlison look to have acclimatised to Premier League with ease.
This could be a very even encounter with both sides not wanting to lose – rather than win the game.
Betting tip: Under 2.5 goals in the game ($1.80) BET NOW
02.30 Leicester City vs Liverpool – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($4.30)
The two sides meet at the King Power for the second time in a week – with the Foxes managing a 2-0 win over the Reds in the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening. Leicester have had some tough fixtures this term (Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United) and things don’t look much easier here. Liverpool have had a disastrous 10 days – losing 2 and drawing 2 of their last 4 games and Jurgen Klopp’s failure to rectify their leaky defence has seen him receive criticism from some sections of the Anfield faithful and he needs points fast.
This could be the game of the weekend – goals are almost guaranteed between these two.
Betting tip: Jamie Vardy to score anytime and over 2.5 goals in the game – as a double ($4.85) BET NOW
01:00 Brighton vs Newcastle – AMEX Stadium
Two newly promoted sides meet on Sunday as Newcastle make the long trip down to the South Coast full of confidence, following 3 consecutive Premier League wins – Rafa Benitez looks to have finally managed to get his best XI settled and the Toon find themselves in 4th place in the Premier League table.
The Seagulls in contrast currently sit in 16th place in the Premier League and picked up their maiden Premier League victory last time out at the Amex with an impressive 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion but will be feeling the need to pick up points quickly.
Newcastle have the psychological edge over Brighton after two Championship wins against them last season and that coupled with their impressive form should be enough for them to squeeze by here.
Betting tip: Newcastle to win and both teams to score ($6.50) BET NOW
Newcastle to win 2-1
05:00 Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion – Emirates Stadium
West Brom ($10.50)
Arsenal will be looking to get a much needed Premier League victory on Monday night as they take on Tony Pulis’s West Brom – who will want to make life as difficult as possible for Arsene Wenger’s charges. The Gunners have had a good 10 days with wins over Bournemouth and FC Koln plus a gritty 0-0 draw at Chelsea – which demonstrated great resilience, a quality that Arsenal have lacked in recent times.
The Baggies sit above Arsenal in 10th place in the table and will be looking to use all their knowhow and Premier League experience to knock Arsenal off their stride.
West Brom won’t give it up easily but Arsenal should have too much here.
Betting tip: Alexandre Lacazette to score anytime and Arsenal to win ($2.67) BET NOW
Arsenal to win 2-0
EPL Week 6 multi bet:
We’re backing five teams to win this week as a five-fold with a betting stake of $50:-
Pays $7.88 if they all win
A $50 wager would pay out $394.00 if successful at the current odds.