Wolves produced an incredible performance to end Manchester City’s 100% in the Premier League last weekend, giving hope to the likes of Arsenal in pursuit.
VAR intervened dramatically to help Tottenham to their big win over Liverpool, whilst the problems continue to mount for Manchester United.
Speaking of problems, Burnley, Sheffield United and Bournemouth are all yet to win this term, but Luton Town did manage to open their account, winning on the road at fellow strugglers Everton.
Here are our EPL tips for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League this season:
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EPL Week 8 Predictions
Luton Town vs Tottenham – Kenilworth Road
Luton Town ($7)
Fresh off their first win of the season, Luton Town host Tottenham, in what should be a compelling early season contest. The Hatters have settled in pretty well to life in the Premier League, despite some big losses and they will be targeting another result of sorts here against Spurs. For Tottenham, building on early season momentum is key and whilst there is a long way to go, their fans will be forgiven for being a little giddy. This should be a good one, with Tottenham primed to pick up three points on the road.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match ($1.49)
Tottenham to win 3-1
Burnley vs Chelsea – Turf Moor
Having picked up a much needed win at Fulham, Chelsea are on the road again – this time at winless Burnley. The Clarets have struggled in the top flight so far and Vincent Kompany will be looking for his side to start registering some points sooner rather than later. Chelsea meanwhile have been knocking on the door of late without much luck and they will hope their West London Derby triumph is the catalyst for a good run. This could be a good game, with Chelsea most likely to come out on top.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match ($1.73)
Chelsea to win 3-1
Manchester United vs Brentford – Old Trafford
Manchester United ($1.67)
Erik ten Hag is a man under pressure at Manchester United and he will want to see his side recover from their Crystal Palace loss, as they take on Brentford. United are still searching for a winning formula this term and need to pick up points quickly to avoid being out of the European football picture next term. Brentford meanwhile are enduring a poor run of form themselves, winless in their last 6 but they should enjoy playing without pressure here. This will be a good one, which United should just about win.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match ($1.67)
Manchester United to win 2-1
Everton vs Bournemouth – Goodison Park
Two sides clagging about at the bottom of the table face off as Everton host Bournemouth in a relegation battle at Goodison Park. The Toffees looked to have turned the corner with away wins at Aston Villa and Brentford but their loss to Luton Town last weekend was a bump back to earth. Bournemouth meanwhile are winless this term and already look to be immersed in a proper relegation battle. This will be tight, and a draw looks the most plausible outcome.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.85)
Fulham vs Sheffield United – Craven Cottage
Sheffield United ($6)
Fulham will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Chelsea, as they host Sheffield United. The Cottagers have endured a quiet start to the campaign and do look a little toothless in forward areas, something they will need to address here. Sheffield United meanwhile have been leaking plenty of goals in recent weeks and this is a game they will want to solidify for. This won’t be as easy as the odds suggest but Fulham should prevail here.
Betting tip: Fulham to win the match ($1.68)
Fulham to win 1-0
Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace ($2.10)
Nottingham Forest ($3.95)
Crystal Palace will be eager to build on their win at Manchester United, as they host Nottingham Forest. Palace have a new look about them under Roy Hodgson this term, with success built from defensive resoluteness and they will feel confident heading into this one. Nottingham Forest meanwhile certainly won’t fear Palace heading into this one, having picked up some very good results this term and they will feel they can hurt the Eagles here. However, home advantage could prove enough for Palace.
Betting tip: Crystal Palace to win the match ($2.10)
Crystal Palace to win 2-1
West Ham United vs Newcastle United – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham United ($3.30)
Newcastle United ($2.20)
West Ham will be looking to continue their excellent start to the season, as they host Newcastle at the London Olympic Stadium. The Hammers have only lost to Manchester City and Liverpool this term and are targeting a top half finish under David Moyes. Newcastle meanwhile have been finding their feet once more under Eddie Howe and three consecutive wins in all competitions have given them a huge boost. This will be a very tight one, with Newcastle likely to prevail by the odd goal.
Betting tip: Newcastle United to win the match ($2.20)
Newcastle United to win 2-1
Brighton vs Liverpool – AMEX Stadium
Brighton host Liverpool in what should be a highly entertaining contest on the South coast. Brighton have picked up some very good results this season but their 6-1 loss to Aston Villa last weekend was a chastening one. Liverpool meanwhile were undone by a variety of factors at Tottenham last weekend and Jurgen Klopp will want to see a response from his side this weekend. Brighton will be up for this, but Liverpool may just be a little too long in the tooth.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match ($2.25)
Liverpool to win 2-1
Wolves vs Aston Villa – Molineux
Aston Villa ($2.18)
Wolves will be eager to build on their historic win over Manchester City, as they take on Aston Villa. Under Gary O’Neil Wolves have been making good progress this term and whilst Premier League survival is the main aim, they will also want to keep improving. Aston Villa are a side in good form, with a 6-1 win over Brighton last weekend representative of that and they will be bang up for this West Midlands Derby. Wolves will push Villa, but Unai Emery’s side should have too much quality.
Betting tip: Aston Villa to win the match ($2.18)
Aston Villa to win 2-1
Arsenal vs Manchester City – Emirates Stadium
Manchester City ($2.60)
Arsenal will be eager to put the pressure on Manchester City in the title race, as the two face off in North London. The Gunners have been ticking along nicely this season, without hitting the heights of last year and they will believe that this is their year. Manchester City meanwhile have wobbled in the past week or so, losing to Newcastle and Wolves but they possess plenty of quality and should be bang up for this. Arsenal do have the momentum though and could prevail in this one.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match ($2.90)
Arsenal to win 2-1
EPL Week 8 multi bet
We’re backing four results this week as a four-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
West Ham United vs Newcastle United – Newcastle United to win
Fulham vs Sheffield United – Fulham to win
Manchester United vs Brentford – Manchester United to win
Luton Town vs Tottenham – Tottenham to win
A $50 wager would pay out $459.84 if successful at the current odds.
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