Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool continued their perfect start(s) to their respective Premier League campaigns last time out, with wins over Tottenham, West Ham and Crystal Palace respectively. Defending champions Manchester City dropped off the pace slightly with a home draw to Southampton, whilst there were also welcome wins for Arsenal and Aston Villa. Norwich, Leeds, Newcastle, and Burnley are the four sides without a win this season and they will be starting to feel the pressure heading into game week 6.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League:
EPL Week 6 Tips
Chelsea vs Manchester City – Stamford Bridge
Manchester City ($2.8)
The headline fixture of the weekend sees a repeat of the Champions League final as Chelsea host Manchester City. Hosts Chelsea have started the season in sublime form under Thomas Tuchel and confidence within the camp at Stamford Bridge looks to be sky high. They welcome a City side that have struggled with injuries so far this season but their painstaking draw with Southampton last time out will be a concern for their fans. This should be a superb game, between two fantastic sides and the draw looks to be the most likely outcome.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.35) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Manchester United vs Aston Villa – Old Trafford
Manchester United ($1.44)
Aston Villa ($8)
High-flying Manchester United will be doing all they can to continue their excellent start to the season as they host Aston Villa. Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival has certainly had the desired effect at United, who have 13 points on the board from their opening 5 Premier League games. Aston Villa meanwhile have been sneaking under the radar once again this season and their 3-0 thumping of Everton last time out was hugely impressive. This could be a much tighter game than many people expect but United have the bit between their teeth currently and should win well here.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match ($1.44) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Manchester United to win 3-1
Everton vs Norwich City – Goodison Park
Norwich City ($6.6)
Everton will be looking to get back to winning ways as they take on winless Norwich City at Goodison Park. The Toffees had made a great start to life under Rafa Benitez but a 3-0 thumping by Aston Villa, followed by a penalty shootout loss to QPR in the Carabao Cup is adding to the growing unrest amongst fans. Norwich City meanwhile are struggling to adapt to life in the big time once again this season, with 5 defeats from 5 games played. They will see this as a free hit on the road at Everton, but the hosts are a good side, and they should prevail here.
Betting tip: Everton to win the match ($1.65) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Everton to win 2-0
Leeds United vs West Ham United – Elland Road
Leeds United ($2.86)
West Ham United ($2.5)
Two swashbuckling sides look set to do battle at Elland Road as Leeds host West Ham. The whites are without a win so far in the Premier League this season, but they showed real resolve to pick up a point at Newcastle, before progressing in the Carabao Cup away at Fulham. West Ham meanwhile were unlucky to lose at home to Manchester United last time out, with Mark Noble seeing his penalty saved in the dying embers and David Moyes will want a response from his men here. This should be an absolute classic in Yorkshire, with a draw looking the most likely outcome.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.75) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Leicester City vs Burnley – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($1.6)
Leicester City host Burnley in what has the makings of a must win game for both sides. The Foxes have suffered 3 defeats from 5 games this season and the pressure appears to be growing on Brendan Rodgers’s side. They will be eager to take the game to a Burnley side that are yet to win in the Premier League this season but picked up a big win in the Carabao Cup over Rochdale in midweek. This could be a very tight game in the East Midlands, but Leicester should come through and prevail here.
Betting tip: Leicester City to win the match ($1.6) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Leicester City to win 3-1
Watford vs Newcastle United – Vicarage Road
Newcastle United ($3.3)
Newly promoted Watford will be looking to put pressure on their relegation rivals as they host Newcastle. The Hornets have picked up two wins from their opening 5 games in the Premier League and they look well placed to make a decent attempt at staying in the division this term. They host a Newcastle side that are winless in the Premier League this term and have to deal with the growing unrest amongst fans with manager Steve Bruce. The Toon never know when they are beat though and they could end up picking up a valuable point on the road here in North London.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.4) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brentford vs Liverpool – Brentford Community Stadium
Newly promoted Brentford take on much fancied Liverpool in a tasty encounter at the Brentford Community Stadium. The Bees have started life in the Premier League in impressive fashion and they look very adept and comfortable in the top flight. They welcome a Liverpool side who have started the season in superb fashion and are being tipped by many to regain the title they won back in 2020. This should be a firecracker of a game at the Brentford Community Stadium with Liverpool most likely to sneak all three points.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match ($1.52) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Liverpool to win 2-1
Southampton vs Wolverhampton – St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers to battle in what promises a cagey affair on the South coast. Southampton dug deep to pick up a point at Manchester City last weekend and have been dogged all season, but a lack of genuine goal threat could ultimately be their downfall this season. Wolves meanwhile have only won 1 game from 5 played this season and they look to have a similar problem when it comes to putting the ball in the net. This could be a turgid affair and a draw looks the most likely outcome at St Mary’s Stadium.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.3) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Arsenal vs Tottenham – Emirates Stadium
A classic North London Derby looks to be on the cards as Arsenal host Tottenham. The Gunners endured three defeats f om their opening three league games but wins over Burnley and Norwich City have lifted the mood at the Emirates. Conversely, Spurs won their first 3 games but have lost their last two to Crystal Palace and Chelsea, making this an intriguing encounter in a multitude of ways. There is very little to split these two sides and with so much at stake, not losing may well be the most important thing.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.35) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Crystal Palace vs Brighton – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace ($3)
High-flying Brighton travel to old foes Crystal Palace as they look to continue their great start to the season. Palace have only won one of their opening 5 games under Patrick Vieira, but they have looked very good at times, and they appear to have a clear identity to their play this season. Brighton meanwhile are flying high in 4th and look to be one of the form sides in the division. They will be relishing the opportunity to get one over their old rivals here, but a draw looks to be the most likely outcome on Monday night.
Betting tip: Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.2) – Bet @ Sportsbet
EPL Week 6 multi bet
We’re backing four results this week as a four-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Everton vs Norwich City – Everton to win
Manchester United vs Aston Villa – Manchester United to win
Leicester City vs Burnley – Leicester City to win
Brentford vs Liverpool – Liverpool to win
A $50 wager would pay out $456.50 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet
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