All The Top Weekend Premier League Previews and Tips
After a short break for the International games, the Premier League is back this coming weekend, starting with league leaders Liverpool taking on Newcastle United at Anfield in the early kick off game on Saturday. The action continues across Saturday, Sunday and then into Monday night culminating in clash between Aston Villa and West Ham at Villa Park.
With it being the fifth matchday of action, it is still very much early days in the Premier League this season but the table is already taking shape with Liverpool and Manchester City moving ominously into the top two positions once again, while the teams behind them start to chase and bustle for places in the top four or top six.
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Let’s now take a look at the games coming up in the Premier League this weekend together with our tips for the Match Result/Correct Score markets.
Premier League Matchday 5
Saturday 14th September (3pm Kick Off Unless Stated)
Liverpool v Newcastle (12.30pm)
Having won four out of four so far, Liverpool sit comfortably at the top of the table and I expect them to be there after this game. Newcastle have won just one game, but that was away at Spurs, so they won’t be too afraid of coming to Anfield. But that could be a mistake as I think Liverpool are in no mood to let top place slip away just yet. Liverpool are 1/7 to win and I’d pair that with a correct score of a 3-0 win for the Reds (6/1).
Brighton v Burnley
Two sides who have started the season better than I expected. Brighton are dangerous at home but can be found out against the better sides, but Burnley are a team that seem able to turn their hand to playing against any opponent in this league. They were well beaten by Liverpool last time out but I can see them picking up something here. I’m backing the draw at 11/5 and taking the 11/2 for a 1-1.
Manchester United v Leicester City
For me, this is the best game of the weekend between two sides that have had contrasting starts to the season. United have dropped silly points whereas Leicester have been picking up good points against some top quality teams. I can see the Foxes doing that again here against a United side that is lacking belief and cohesiveness. Back a draw here at 11/4 and take the 13/2 on the 1-1.
Sheffield United v Southampton
Both these sides will be relatively pleased with the starts they have made in the Premier League, especially Sheffield United. They have not yet been found out by any team. Southampton though I feel are due a big away win somewhere and I think Bramhall Lane is the place theyw ill get it. The Saints don’t win too many on the road but after winning and drawing their last two, I am backing them to steal the win here. Back the Saints to win (2/1) and by a 1-0 scoreline (15/2).
Tottenham v Crystal Palace
It’s strange to think that Crystal Palace have started the season the better of the two teams and I am confident they are going to make life tough for Spurs. Having beaten Man Utd at Old Trafford, I expect Palace to go close to causing an upset here, but I think Spurs greater attacking threat will just about pull them through, I am backing Spurs to win (1/3) and by a 2-1 scoreline (7/1).
Wolves v Chelsea
Both these teams have had somewhat sticky starts with just one win between them and Wolves are yet to win a game. They will fancy their chances against a side they beat at Molyneux last season but Chelsea looked better in their last game and I feel they will take advantage of some sloppy Wolves defending to earn themselves at least a point from this one (draw 11/5). My prediction is a 2-2 draw which is available at bet365 at 14/1.
Norwich City v Man City (5.30pm)
Norwich’s spirited attacking football has seen them score a fair few goals this season but they have picked up just three points from those games, albeit they have had a start including games with Liverpool and Chelsea so far. Man City are another huge test and while I can see Norwich scoring, I think City will run riot against a rather open Norwich back line and secure a very comfortable away win (1/7). I’m backing the visitors to win this one by a 1-4 scoreline (12/1).
Sunday 15th September
Bournemouth v Everton (2pm)
Both these teams won’t be too unhappy with the starts to the season they have had, but both may also feel that they perhaps could have picked up a point or two more. Everton still worry me away from home, they do drop too many points on the road and Bournemouth is never an easy place to go. That’s aid, the Toffees are in good form and I think they have enough to keep the Cherries in check and earn a point (5/2 the draw) and you can back a 1-1 draw at 6/1 with bet365.
Watford v Arsenal (4.30pm)
Despite picking up their first point of the season away at Newcastle United, Watford parted company with Javi Gracia and replaced him with former manager Quique Sanchez Flores. The Hornets used to be strong at home but recently that form has dissipated, and Arsenal are in decent form at the moment after a solid draw with Spurs. That to me means the Gunners will just sneak the win here (evens) and I am backing a 2-1 win for the visitors (17/2)
Monday 16th September
Aston Villa v West Ham (8pm)
Villa have won just one of their four games so far this season, at home to Everton, while West Ham started poorly before bouncing back to win their last two and move onto seven points. The Hammers will feel like they have a decent chance here against a Villa side that probably deserve a point or two more than the three they have amassed already. I see this as being an even game and one that could ebb and flow, but I think the most likely outcome here is the draw (13/5) and I’d back a 1-1 draw at 13/2.
*All odds shown were correct with bet365 Sport at 12.25pm on Tuesday 10th September