Last round of Premier League fixtures threw up its usual share of thrills and spills as Everton and Liverpool played out a fascinating draw in the Merseyside Derby and West Ham scored three goals in the last 10 minutes to draw with Tottenham. Both Manchester clubs recorded much needed wins, over Newcastle and Arsenal whilst Aston Villa remarkably remain the only team in the league with a 100% winning record. At the bottom of the pile, Burnley, Sheffield United, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion are all awaiting their first wins of the season and they will be all too aware of the urgency to start picking up points quickly.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League:
EPL Week 6 Tips
Aston Villa vs Leeds – Villa Park
Aston Villa ($2.38)
Aston Villa will be looking to continue their impressive start to the season as they host Leeds United. With wins over Leicester City and Liverpool in their last two games, Villa are one of the form teams in the division 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. Leeds have settled in well to Premier League life but were undone by Wolves last time out at home. Steering clear of the relegation picture will be at the top of the agenda but they will also be hoping to pick up points in away games such as these. This should be a really good game between two good sides, but Villa are full of confidence and should win this one.
Betting tip: Aston Villa to win the match ($2.38) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Aston Villa to win 2-1
West Ham United vs Manchester City – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham United ($9)
Manchester City ($1.41)
West Ham will be looking to continue their excellent recent form as they take on Manchester City at the London Olympic Stadium. The Hammers looked to be down and out at Tottenham before 3 late goals earned them the most unlikely of points. Survival will be at the top of their agenda and this should be a real test against Manchester City here. The blues have picked up two solid home wins in recent days, beating Arsenal and Porto but they will be hoping to start stringing some results together – starting with this one. West Ham should push City, but the blues are a good side and should prevail here.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match and both teams to score ($2.25) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Manchester City to win 3-1
Fulham vs Crystal Palace – Craven Cottage
Crystal Palace ($2.71)
Newly promoted Fulham are still seeking their first win of the season as they host Brighton. The Cottagers were unlucky not to clinch all three points at Sheffield United last time out but should take confidence from their strong showing. Home games will be key to their survival and they will be eying up this one as a potential opportunity to pick up all three points. Crystal Palace meanwhile were denied all three points late on by Brighton last time out – with the visitors aggrieved to not have picked up all three. Palace have proven themselves in the top-flight over the past few seasons and tend to look good on the road and look excellent value to pick up an away win here.
Betting tip: Crystal Palace to win the match ($2.71) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Crystal Palace to win 2-1
Manchester United vs Chelsea – Old Trafford
Manchester United ($2.53)
A classic Premier League rivalry is reignited as Manchester United host Chelsea on Saturday evening. United should be buoyant following their back to back wins over Newcastle United and PSG and they will be eager to build on those excellent results here. Consistency has been their Achilles Heel and they will be looking to change that here. Chelsea meanwhile are struggling with the same issues. They conceded a late goal at home to Southampton last time out to drop more points before being held at home by Sevilla in the Champions League. Frank Lampard will be looking for a response from his men in this big game, but it could well end up as a draw.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($4.5) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Liverpool vs Sheffield United – Anfield
Sheffield United ($13)
Liverpool will be looking to get back to winning ways as they take on Sheffield United at Anfield. The reds have only picked up one point from their last 2 league games and the injury to Virgil van Dijk looks to have the potential to put a spanner in their works this season. They beat Ajax in the Champions League in midweek and will be looking to build on that here. For Sheffield United, things don’t get any easier as the Blades have made a poor start to the season. They have just one point to their name from the opening 5 games and look to be a side lacking confidence. This is a free hit for them, away at the Champions but Liverpool are too strong – particularly at home and they should win easily here.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match to nil ($1.9) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Liverpool to win 3-0
Southampton vs Everton – St Mary’s Stadium
Two sides looking to build on solid starts to the season face off as Southampton take on Everton. The Saints showed real character to comeback and draw at Chelsea last time out and they look to be equipped for a top half challenge this season. Everton meanwhile look to have the makings of a genuine title contender and their draw with Liverpool last time out was testament to that. Carlo Ancelotti will be all too aware it is still early days in the season though and he’ll be looking for a big away win here. Southampton will push Everton, but the Toffees are full of confidence and should prevail here.
Betting tip: Everton to win the match and both teams to score ($3.3) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Everton to win 2-1
Wolves vs Newcastle United – Molineux
Newcastle United ($5.5)
Wolves will be looking to build on their win at Leeds last time out as they host Newcastle. It has been an inconsistent start to the season for the Wanderers but quality in key areas brought about an excellent result at Elland Road last time out. For Newcastle meanwhile, they will be looking to add to their tally of 7 points for the season – in what has the makings of a tricky away day. Steve Bruce has made his side very hard to beat but Wolves are a classy outfit and should pick up all three points at home here.
Betting tip: Wolves to win the match ($1.8) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Wolves to win 2-0
Arsenal vs Leicester City – Etihad Stadium
Leicester City ($4)
Arsenal will be eager to get back to winning ways as they host Leicester City. The Gunners are a side with plenty of potential but their defeat at Manchester City last time out was testament to their naivety as a squad – something Mikel Arteta will be hoping to change here. For Leicester City meanwhile a response is needed following back to back home defeats. Aston Villa and West Ham were both too good for the Foxes – who will be hoping to have Jamie Vardy back in their starting XI for this one. This should be a really good game, with a draw looking the most likely result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($5) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brighton vs West Bromwich Albion – AMEX Stadium
West Bromwich Albion ($4.6)
Two sides in need of a win face off as Brighton host West Bromwich Albion. The Seagulls struck late to pick up a point at Crystal Palace last time out and they will be keen to build on that here. They are strong at home and they will see West Brom as a side that can be beaten – despite the absence of Lewis Dunk in their defensive line. For West Brom meanwhile, this is a chance to play with a sense of abandon not afforded to them at home. They struggled for rhythm at home against Burnley last time out but do look to have goals in their side – something that will be key to their survival hopes. Brighton are a good side and should come out on top here at home against the Baggies.
Betting tip: Brighton to win the match ($1.83) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brighton to win 2-1
Burnley vs Tottenham – Turf Moor
Tottenham will be looking to bounce back from a painstaking draw with West Ham as they travel to Burnley. For the Clarets meanwhile, their top-flight knowhow could come in handy here as they look to put their first win on the board this season. Sean Dyche will be eager to see his side steer clear of the relegation picture and upsetting the bigger teams at Turf Moor is something he has done throughout his career. For Tottenham meanwhile, this is a chance to respond following the West Ham debacle. They were 3-0 up with 10 minutes to play and ended up drawing 3-3. Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are in excellent form and they should see Spurs over the line here.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match ($1.67) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tottenham to win 3-1
EPL Week 6 multi bet
We’re backing four results this week as a four-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Burnley vs Tottenham – Tottenham to win
West Ham United vs Manchester City – Manchester City to win
Liverpool vs Sheffield United – Liverpool to win
Wolves vs Newcastle United – Wolves to win
A $50 wager would pay out $259 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet