Norwich City produced the first real shock of the Premier League season in game week 5 by picking up a deserved victory over defending champions Manchester City. Elsewhere, Arsenal showed their defensive frailties once more when drawing with Watford but there were big wins for Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool. Manchester United beat Leicester to pick up only their second win of the season whilst Southampton picked up another gritty away win, this time at Sheffield United.
Here are our picks for the sixth round of fixtures in the Premier League:
Southampton vs Bournemouth – St Mary’s Stadium
A South Coast derby kicks off the Premier league programme with Bournemouth travelling to take on in-form Southampton. The Saints lost their first two matches but have picked up 7 points from their last 3 – including a strong win at Sheffield United last time out. Bournemouth’s inconsistency has long been a bugbear of Eddie Howe and their away form often doesn’t mirror their excellent home showings. They dominated Everton last time out in a 3-1 win and they’ll be looking to take confidence from that win here. This could be a highly entertaining encounter between two good sides that could well end up honours even
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.75) – Bet Now
Leicester City vs Tottenham – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($3.1)
Tottenham travel to Leicester City as they look to build on their comprehensive win over Crystal Palace last time out. Spurs have 8 points from their opening 5 games and have lacked consistency at times this term, epitomised by their 2-2 draw with Olympiakos in the Champions League in midweek, For Leicester, they will see this as a real chance to test themselves against another of the ‘big 6’ sides. They toiled against Manchester United last time out but came up just short at Old Trafford and Brendan Rodgers’s men are sure to want to set the record straight here. Leicester are a very difficult side to beat but Tottenham should just about get the job done here.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match and both team to score ($3.95) – Bet Now
Tottenham to win 2-1
Burnley vs Norwich City – Turf Moor
Norwich City ($3.8)
Burnley host high flying Norwich City in what promises to be a fascinating encounter in Lancashire. The Clarets have only been beaten by Liverpool and Arsenal this season and have looked in good shape so far this term despite having to navigate some tricky fixtures. Norwich meanwhile picked up a staggering 3 points against Manchester City last time out and confidence within Daniel Farke’s squad is sure to be sky-high heading into this one. Norwich will look to use their potent weapons from the outset but Burnley are a good side and should have too much Premier League knowhow for them.
Betting tip: Burnley to win the match ($2.02) – Bet Now
Burnley to win 2-1
Everton vs Sheffield United – Goodison Park
Sheffield United ($6.25)
Two sides desperate for a win face off on Merseyside as Everton take on Sheffield United. The Toffees have demonstrated strong home form so far this term and they will be keen to bounce back from a poor showing at Bournemouth last time out. Sheffield United meanwhile have only won once this season but with strong away showings at Bournemouth and Chelsea, they will be eager to showcase what they can do in the top flight once again here. Goodison Park is a tough place to go and if Everton fire on all cylinders, they could pick up a much-needed 3 points here.
Betting tip: Everton to win the match and both team to score ($3.25) – Bet Now
Everton to win 3-1
Manchester City vs Watford – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($1.13)
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will be looking to get back into the title race as they host Watford at the Etihad Stadium. City have already dropped 5 points and the manner of their defeat to Norwich last time out will be concerning although they will take confidence from being the only English side to win in the Champions League this week. Watford meanwhile will see this as a compete free hit under new manager Quique Sanchez Flores and their impressive showing against Arsenal last time out is sure to be a warning for City of the threats they pose. Watford have plenty of attacking options but City should bounce back with a bang here.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match and both teams to score ($1.95) – Bet Now
Manchester City to win 3-1
Newcastle United vs Brighton – St James’s Park
Newcastle United ($2.55)
Two sides prioritising survival face off on Saturday evening as Newcastle host Brighton. The Toon troubled Liverpool for long periods last time out but ultimately came up short and they will be keen to pick up a first home win of the season here. Brighton meanwhile won their first two games of the season but haven’t since and they will still be reeling from allowing Burnley to equalize in the dying embers last time out. This could be an entertaining game that could well end up honours even on Tyneside,
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both team to score ($4.35) – Bet Now
Crystal Palace vs Wolves – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace ($2.88)
Wolves desperately need a Premier League win as the travel to Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles have been impressive this term, epitomised by their win over Manchester United but their capitulation at Tottenham last time out will concern Roy Hodgson. Wolves have yet to win a game this season and look to be distracted by Europa League football. Their squad has been stretched massively and they will be eager to start putting points on the board here. Selhurst Park is sure to be rocking however and Crystal Palace could well pick up a big three points here.
Betting tip: Crystal Palace to win the match ($2.88) – Bet Now
Crystal Palace to win 2-1
West Ham United vs Manchester United – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham United ($3.5)
Manchester United ($2.15)
West Ham United host Manchester United on Sunday, with both sides looking to climb the table. West Ham are unbeaten in their last 4 games and their home form has been a source of great optimism since Manuel Pellegrini took over at the start of last season. Manchester United meanwhile eased the pressure mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last time out with a hard fought home win over Leicester City but they are still searching for a first Premier League away win this term. West Ham will push Manchester United all the way but the Red Devils could well sneak through this one with all three points in the bag.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match and both team to score ($3.85) – Bet Now
Manchester United to win 2-1
Arsenal vs Aston VIlla – Emirates Stadium
Aston Villa ($8.6)
Arsenal will be keen to get back to winning ways as they host Aston Villa on Sunday. The Gunners have dropped points in their last three games with Liverpool, Tottenham and Watford and the mumblings are starting to grow with Unai Emery’s men. Villa meanwhile have impressed in periods this season but can’t seem to find the consistency needed in the Premier League just yet. They have 4 points to their name following their strong home draw with West Ham but their away form looks to be an area for concern already this term. Arsenal should get back to winning ways comfortably here.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match to nil ($2) – Bet Now
Arsenal to win 2-0
Chelsea vs Liverpool – Stamford Bridge
Chelsea host Liverpool in what looks to be the tie of the round on Super Sunday. Chelsea thumped Wolves last time out in the Premier League for only their second win of the campaign but their home defeat to Valencia in the Champions League will be a concern for Frank Lampard. Liverpool meanwhile are the form side in the division with 5 wins from their opening 5 games but they will acknowledge that none of their previous games have been as tough as this. They too suffered a defeat in Europe in midweek, at the hands of Napoli and they will be eager to put the record straight here. Liverpool have plenty of big game experience at their disposal and the reds should have too much about them for Chelsea here.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match and both teams to score ($3) – Bet Now
Liverpool to win 2-1
EPL Week 6 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week as a four-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Manchester City vs Watford – Manchester City to win
Leicester City vs Tottenham – Tottenham to win
Arsenal vs Aston Villa – Arsenal to win
Everton vs Sheffield United – Everton to win
A $50 wager would pay out $345.03 if successful at the current odds – Bet Now