A pair of blockbusters highlight Matchweek 6 of the English Premier League season.
Chelsea and Manchester City will get things started in their first competitive meeting since the Champions League Final back in May in the early Saturday timeslot, a huge win for Aussie viewers.
The local flavour continues with former A-League referee and Queenslander Jarred Gillett taking the whistle for Newcastle’s trip to Watford.
Early Monday morning brings us another edition of the North London Derby as Mikel Arteta chases his first win as manager over the Gunners’ local rivals.
Check out who we are backing in our match previews below.
Saturday 25 September, 9:30pm, Stamford Bridge
Chelsea 0 – Manchester City 1
Since his appointment as Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has had Pep Guardiola’s number winning all three matches between the clubs in the second half of last season.
It is perhaps the only reason why his side will enter this match as the slightest of favourites, putting City in the very unfamiliar position of underdogs.
What was most impressive about those wins was the way Tuchel’s side was able to neutralise City’s normally lethal attack.
For that reason I’ll back the Blues to make it four wins in a row against the reigning Premier League champions and put down a marker in this season’s title race.
Back Chelsea to Win @ $2.65
Saturday 25 September, 9:30pm, Old Trafford
Manchester United 0 – Aston Villa 1
We get a double dose of 9:30 kickoffs thanks to a concert by The Courteeners at Old Trafford cricket ground that evening, although most neutrals will probably relegate this one to the second screen.
On the plus side we are almost certain to see plenty of goals in this one as both teams seem primed to go on the attack.
Both Teams to Score has hit in four of United’s five Premier League matches so far plus their Champions League defeat against Young Boys.
Villa recorded a 3-0 win over Everton last weekend and will feel like they have the ability to go after United’s defence but with Ronaldo and company up front for the home side, they should be able to cancel out any concessions at the other end.
Back Manchester United to Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.00
Sunday 26 September, 12:00am, Goodison Park
Everton 2 – Norwich 0
It’s not the most ambitious of plays but when you’re taking on a side that has lost its last 15 Premier League matches, there’s only one option.
Norwich does not look like they are up to Premier League standard losing all five of their matches and getting outscored 14-2 so far.
Everton might not have looked all that sharp against Aston Villa last week but they should be able to take care of an overmatched opponent in this one.
Back Everton to Win @ $1.60
Sunday 26 September, 12:00am, King Power Stadium
Leeds 1 – West Ham 2
West Ham’s results have taken a turn for the worse, earning just two of their last nine available points and losing in heartbreaking fashion against Manchester United last weekend.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side will be looking for its first win of the new season having drawn three and lost two to date.
We will learn a lot about both of these clubs in this fixture with Leeds looking to prove that they are a better than their current points tally and West Ham looking for a correction to their recent direction.
I’ll back the team that has shown a reason to feel confident in them and at this price, that is the Irons.
Back West Ham to Win @ $2.40
Sunday 26 September, 12:00am, King Power Stadium
Leicester 2 – Burnley 2
This is a very different Leicester side to what we have seen under Brendan Rodgers with the 2021/2022 edition really struggling to score goals.
With just five goals from five games, their once lethal attack is firing blanks.
The only time they have scored more than one goal in a game came against Norwich, which is hardly an achievement to be proud of considering how they are travelling.
Burnley might be stuck on one point, but they have been quite resolute, turning their matches into low scoring scraps where even a shot on target is earned.
It has not helped them earn more than one point but it means there is a great case to back a low scoring contest at the King Power Stadium.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.94
Sunday 26 September, 12:00am, Vicarage Road
Watford 1 – Newcastle 1
A slight piece of Premier League history will take place at Vicarage Road with Jarred Gillett in charge of this match.
He will be the first referee from outside of the UK and Ireland to officiate a top flight match in England, however that won’t make too much of a difference to the overall outcome.
Neither side has kept a Premier League clean sheet this season with Newcastle conceding a whopping 13 goals already and letting in four goals on two occasions.
It is a surprise to see the price on both teams scoring this high as I would have it closer to $1.50.
That’s value for me.
Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.75
Sunday 26 September, 2:30am, Brentford Community Stadium
Brentford 3 – Liverpool 3
Brentford will get a proper introduction into how tough Premier League football can be when they welcome Liverpool to their home ground.
This will be far and away their toughest assignment to date and while they have proven to be a stubborn opponent, this will be a step too far for them.
Liverpool has taken 13 of 15 points while conceding just the one goal.
This market offers up two solid value plays with Liverpool looking set for another big win.
You can back them to win and keep a clean sheet at $2.50 but I’ll instead go for a Reds win by at least two goals.
Every one of their Premier League victories have come by at least two goals so that’s the direction I’ll be heading.
Back Liverpool to Win -1 Goal @ $2.30
Sunday 26 September, 11:00pm, St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton 0 – Wolves 1
Four draws from five matches, Southampton might just be the point specialists in the English Premier League.
One goal might be enough for them to get all three points in this one however with Wolves being kept scoreless in four of their five league matches thus far.
Considering the scoring woes of both sides, combined with comparatively stout defences, there is plenty of value backing a low scoring match.
At the absolute most we are going to see a 1-1 draw in this match and the worthwhile play here is backing the very likely outcome of a low scoring battle.
To be honest, taking a 0-0 draw in the correct score market at $9 looks tempting but I’ll take something with a bit more wiggle room.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.72
Monday 27 September, 1:30am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 3 – Tottenham 1
A fortnight ago, this match would have been the easiest tip of the week, backing Tottenham to win, probably by a lot.
Recent results however have at the very least levelled out the analysis of this North London Derby.
The Gunners picked up a second straight 1-0 victory last weekend but still have not looked all that good, battling by Norwich and Burnley.
Defensively they have been much stronger since the combination of Ben White, Gabriel and Aaron Ramsdale was brought in at the back.
They will fancy their chances of containing a super talented Spurs frontline that has failed to fire so far this season, scoring just three Premier League goals.
At the other end of the pitch, it really makes for grim reading with Arsenal’s front line also struggling to test opposing defences however Spurs will have to pick things up having let in three goals against Palace and Chelsea in their last two games.
We have seen some classic, high scoring North London Derbies but this is not looking like it will be one of them.
At best it’s a gripping contest decided by great defending rather than listless attack.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.75
Brighton And Hove Albion
Tuesday 28 September, 6:00am, Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace 1 – Brighton 1
It’s time to start taking Brighton seriously, they might not be England’s entertainers, but they are producing results, which is really all that matters.
On the other side it’s tough to get a read on Crystal Palace as they are currently constituted, having looked phenomenal, rubbish and everything in between already.
When you compare the resumes of the two sides, it is a bit of a surprise to see the head to head market so close.
Not that it should matter if you’re looking for value, back the visitors.
Back Brighton to Win @ $2.60
The Premier League continues to deliver the drama it promises week on week and there’s plenty more in store this weekend.
Things get underway early Saturday morning (AEDT) with surprise packets Aston Villa hosting Leeds before Chelsea taking on Manchester United headlines the Saturday night slate of matches.
We’ve previewed all 10 Premier League fixtures, read on to see who we are backing.
Saturday 24 October, 6:00am, Villa Park
Aston Villa 0 – Leeds 3
Aston Villa is the lone side in the Premier League with a perfect record and head into this weekend in second place behind Everton.
Few would have seen it coming but it’s time to start giving them the benefit of the doubt in these matches that would have been toss ups under normal circumstances.
Leeds are far from pushovers but considering Villa’s last two wins have come against Liverpool and Leicester and both matches were won in very different styles, you have to like them to get up here, especially at that price.
Back Aston Villa to Win @ $2.25
Saturday 24 October, 10:30pm, London Stadium
West Ham 1 – Manchester City 1
Do you go with the head to head form between these two or recent results because they paint very different pictures when approaching this match.
West Ham will be absolutely buzzing after coming from 3-0 down to steal a point from Tottenham, extending their unbeaten run to three matches.
City on the other hand were far from convincing, only just getting by Arsenal last weekend and are yet to really look like the title favourites so far this season.
That would suggest West Ham or the draw would be an appealing option but looking at the head to head history suggest this should be an easy win for City.
They last lost a competitive fixture to West Ham in 2015 and have won the last four meetings without conceding a goal.
I like City to get by in this match but their backline is just not at a point I can feel good about their chances to keep a second straight clean sheet.
SGM: Manchester City to Win & Both Teams to Score @ $2.57
Sunday 25 October, 1:00am, Craven Cottage
Fulham 1 – Crystal Palace 2
Fulham might have collected its first point of the new Premier League campaign but getting just a draw from Sheffield United is looking less impressive as the season moves on.
Palace is not exactly in what you would call scintillating form either, with losses to Everton and Chelsea preceding a draw with Brighton but at least they have shown something in their matches thus far.
Considering Fulham’s clear lack of firepower, it’s tempting to back them to be kept scoreless but there’s no need to overreach.
At their current price, there is more than enough value on Palace to stick with the standard rule of “back against Fulham until they win a match.”
Back Crystal Palace to Win @ $2.55
Sunday 25 October, 3:30am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 0 – Chelsea 0
Once again Chelsea were involved in an enthralling 3-3 draw last weekend but this time they were conceding a late winner to Southampton instead of grabbing one for themselves like they did against West Brom.
The silver lining is that their new look attack is coming into form with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz both producing meaningful contributions already.
United finished with a wet sail against Newcastle to storm to a flattering 4-1 final score line and will have the confidence of doing the double over Chelsea in the league last season (and ideally for them, forget the FA Cup Semi Final).
With both sides having to balance Champions League commitments as well as a more hectic than usual Premier League schedule, there is every chance this match fails to live up to the hype it perhaps should have.
I’m expecting an arm wrestle that gets decided by a moment of madness or brilliance (both are equally likely) and more importantly, a low scoring affair putting unders into play.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $2.20
Sunday 25 October, 6:00am, Anfield
Liverpool 2 – Sheffield United 1
It doesn’t matter that Virgil van Dijk and Allison will be missing this match for Liverpool, their backline will not be put under a whole lot of pressure by an anaemic Sheffield United attack.
With just two goals scored all season, this is not the game where they will end that duck.
Liverpool managed to beat the Blades twice last season without conceding and even if they have to wait a while to break down what is still a relatively stubborn opposition, they have the talent to do so.
Back Liverpool to Win to Nil @ $2.20
Monday 26 October, 1:00am, St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton 2 – Everton 0
Southampton’s surprising run continued last week, coming from 2-0 and 3-1 down to grab a point at Stamford Bridge.
Everton on the other hand dropped their first points of the season in the Merseyside Derby which now looks like a disappointing outcome for the Premier League leaders.
Both sides have major defensive questions with Everton now having gone four Premier League matches since they kept a clean sheet and Southampton having conceded nine goals in their matches so far.
I’ll combine an Everton win with both teams to score for a Same Game Multi that offers plenty of value and looks quite appealing.
SGM: Everton to Win & Both Teams to Score @ $4.06
Monday 26 October, 3:30am, Molineux Stadium
Wolves 1 – Newcastle 1
For better or worse Wolves are finding ways to pick up points after a couple of rough results.
They have won their last two matches 1-0 and while the win over Fulham was anything but convincing, the fact they kept Leeds scoreless and ground out a victory is something to grab onto.
The last three competitive fixtures between these sides have all finished as 1-1 draws and everything is pointing to this contest being a case of “first team to score probably wins” so you could also consider backing the under.
There’s a real debate to be had about which angle to take and Wolves to Win is at the slightly better price so that’s the play for this match.
Back Wolves to Win @ $1.73
Monday 26 October, 6:15am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 0 – Leicester 1
For years Arsenal fans have told us how little the League Cup has meant in terms of judging form, so we’ll ignore the Gunners 2-0 win over Leicester around four weeks ago.
It doesn’t matter too much though, Arsenal should still win this match as Leicester have gone off the boil since defeating Manchester City.
Back to back losses to West Ham and Aston Villa, plus a goal drought that now sits at 182 minutes make Leicester a real stay away.
Arsenal are at least finding ways to pick up points in the matches that they should so far and this is a clash they should win.
Back Arsenal to Win @ $1.90
Brighton and Hove Albion
Tuesday 27 October, 4:30am, Amex Stadium
Brighton 1 – West Brom 1
We’ve said it just about every week, but the very early Tuesday match (AEDT) is usually reserved for the least interesting match of the round.
With all due respect to both of these teams, it’s a true statement once again.
Brighton might find a way to shade this contest but the value play here is backing a low scoring contest.
West Brom are wasteful in front of goal and seem unlikely to find a way through in this contest.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.96
Tuesday 27 October, 7:00am, Turf Moor
Burnley 0 – Tottenham 1
In a season full of unpredictability and shocks, one thing remains true, Tottenham will continue to provide entertainment for the fans.
A fortnight after crushing Manchester United, Spurs let a 3-0 lead slip against West Ham.
Burnley’s only victory this season came in the League Cup and they only collected their first point in a dour draw with fellow strugglers West Brom last weekend.
It would be perfectly in line with how this season is going to see Burnley stun Spurs but I’ve got to go with the better team to come out on top.
Back Tottenham to Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.50
It’s double duty time for seven Premier League clubs with the Big Six and Wolves now having to deal with the group stage of European competition and their league commitments.
Considering some of the struggles of these sides already this season, having to split focus might not be the most helpful addition to their respective schedules.
This weekend of English Premier League action is headlined by the clash between Chelsea and Liverpool in the early hours of Monday morning as the Blues are the next team in the firing line for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
There’s plenty more action around the competition this weekend and we are previewing all 10 games right here.
Saturday 21 September, 5:00am, St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton 1 – Bournemouth 3
It’s two sides not burdened with continental play kicking off the weekend although if you asked both clubs, it’s certainly a problem they would love to be dealing with.
The Saints are unbeaten in their last three games including a draw against Manchester United in that span playing effective if not pretty football.
At home they should be able to find a way to dictate the play against Bournemouth and nullify what has been a pretty effective attack when it gets going.
If the Saints are going to win, it’s going to be a low scoring affair and they will find a way to keep their third clean sheet in four games.
SGM: Southampton to Win to Nil & Under 2.5 Goals @ $4.95
Saturday 21 September, 9:30pm, King Power Stadium
Leicester 2 – Tottenham 1
Leicester were pretty abject in their defeat to United last week and Tottenham looked like they finally clicked belting Palace 4-0.
Spurs haven’t been done any favours by the draw here having to back up from their Champions League trip to Greece with an early Saturday kick off.
This one screams bad spot for Spurs and because of that, it’s worth taking a punt on a Leicester bounce back.
After a rather dour 1-0 loss to United, this game should have a few more goals in it so back Leicester to win and both teams to score.
That’s plenty of value but if you want to back a goalscorer play there’s always the two decent options in Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy.
SGM: Leicester to Win & Both Teams to Score @ $5.11
Sunday 22 September, 12:00am, Turf Moor
Burnley 2 – Norwich 0
How much fun are Norwich right now?
Most people understandably didn’t expect them to get by Manchester City last week but they did and are one of the must-watch teams this season.
This weekend they take on Burnley and you have to like the Canaries man of the moment Teemu Pukki to continue with his Midas touch in front of goal.
Burnley haven’t kept a clean sheet since opening day and if Norwich are going to score, it’s probably going to be the Finnish marksman to continue his spectacular run of form in front of goal.
Of course Norwich’s defensive work has let them down as well conceding the most goals in the Premier League so far this season so I’ll also back Burnley to get on the scoresheet as well.
SGM: Teemu Pukki Anytime Goalscorer and Both Teams to Score @ $3.06
Sunday 22 September, 12:00am, Goodison Park
Everton 0 – Sheffield 2
It’s a risky ploy having faith in Everton at the moment but the one reliable thing about them is their inconsistency.
While they might not have looked like anything special going down to Bournemouth their form line suggests we may be in for a bounce back here against the Blades.
What we won’t be in for though is goals, this game has the makings of Everton getting out to a 2-0 lead early and sitting on it for the rest of the match.
SGM: Everton to Win & Under 3.5 Goals @ $2.21
Sunday 22 September, 12:00am, Etihad Stadium
Manchester City 8 – Watford 0
City’s shock loss to Norwich showcased that Pep Guardiola’s men are in fact human and fallible.
Being reduced to one healthy first team central defender won’t help them out at the back but their strike force is still more than capable of outscoring most opponents here.
Watford were the latest recipients of the new manager boost coming back from 2-0 down to grab a point against Arsenal, which when you had one draw to that point of the season is an achievement.
The thing is, playing at home against the Gunners is very different to a trip to the Etihad and whoever City use to plug their hole in defence is going to be a more stable option than Sokratis last weekend.
So I’ll back City to win but take both teams to score since City are going to have a makeshift defence.
Every League match for City has gone over 3.5 goals so why not throw that in for some value as well.
SGM: City to Win, Both Teams to Score & Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.76
Brighton And Hove Albion
Sunday 22 September, 2:30am, St James’ Park
Newcastle 0 – Brighton 0
Two sides looking for their second win of the season face off in what is possibly the toughest match of the weekend to pick.
In their four Premier League meetings so far, they’ve all been low scoring contests so I’ll take an optimistic flyer on both sides goal scoring woes continuing.
Brighton have scored two goals in their last four and Newcastle have three goals so far this season.
In short, don’t expect a lot of highlights here.
Back Under 1.5 Goals @ $2.65
Sunday 22 September, 11:00pm, Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace 1 – Wolves 1
So much for Wolves pushing for the top six.
While making the Europa League is certainly an achievement, it’s clear that they don’t have the squad depth to maintain challenges at home and abroad.
Until they give a reason for optimism, I’ll be backing against them.
Palace might not be that good either but I have more faith in them here than their visitors.
Even with a limited attack, Palace should be able to outscore a team that has given up eight goals in two matches.
SGM: Palace Win/Draw Double Chance & Both Teams to Score @ $2.81
Sunday 22 September, 11:00pm, London Stadium
West Ham 2 – Manchester United 0
It might not be pretty or revolutionary but United found a way to win a match last week.
The same could not be said for West Ham who had to settle for a draw but do have the confidence of taking points off United on their last two visits to the Olympic Stadium.
Because of that, and United’s Europa League commitments, the market has United at over even money which, considering they don’t have to travel in Europe midweek, gives me the confidence to back them outright.
Back United to Win @ $2.10
Monday 23 September, 1:30am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 3 – Aston Villa 2
They can’t find a way to mess this one up can they?
Actually, after such a calamitous defensive collapse against Watford, you can’t rule anything out for this Arsenal side.
It’s a perfect chance to end their three game Premier League winless run against Villa this weekend though.
The newly promoted side has been kept scoreless in its last two games and hasn’t scored against Arsenal in over 465 minutes of football dating back to January 2014.
The only thing that does give me pause when betting this game is that Arsenal’s defence is so poor that it just seems like they will give up goals through a sheer weight of chances.
I just don’t trust Villa’s strikers to take those chances and Arsenal picks up its first clean sheet in over a month.
SGM: Arsenal to Win to Nil & Under 3.5 Goals @ $3.38
Monday 23 September, 1:30am Stamford Bridge
Chelsea 1 – Liverpool 2
Five games, five wins, 15 goals scored and just four conceded, Liverpool could not have asked for a better start to the season.
Chelsea on the other hand are unbeaten in four but have had two disappointing draws in that time.
They finally showed some glimmer of hope putting five past Wolves but then a midweek injury to Mason Mount won’t help their chances of being the first side to take points off the Reds.
In fact, it’s rare to get a Liverpool victory at this price, so why not jump on it here.
Then since both teams are probably going to score here, they’ve only kept one clean sheet between them in the Premier League this season, why not go big on the goalscorer market.
Back Mo Salah and Tammy Abraham to score, they have combined for 11 goals this season and should add to that tally here.
SGM: Liverpool to Win, Mo Salah and Tammy Abraham to Score @ $12.88
And so begins the season of double duty for a handful of Premier League clubs with European commitments bringing about squad rotation, prioritising and much more.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool all have the Champions League to battle with, while Chelsea and Arsenal fans can prepare for a lot of late Sunday nights with the Europa League dictating their schedule.
Clubs like Watford and Bournemouth, who only have the domestic front to compete on, will want to take advantage of their rivals’ split focus and build on their promising start.
It is another big weekend of action and our complete EPL Week 6 tips can be found below.
Saturday 22 September, 9:30pm, Craven Cottage
Fulham 1 – Watford 1
Watford’s bubble burst at the weekend and their loss to Manchester United ended their perfect start to the campaign.
They have a chance to bounce back against a Fulham side that has just one win this season so far and are giving up an average of over two goals per game.
For all of their struggles getting wins, goals have been flowing when Fulham take the field and they have 17 total goals from their last four matches.
This has the makings of another high scoring affair and the visitors should be able to claim the spoils of victory here.
Back Watford to Win and Both Teams to Score @ $4.80
SGM: Watford to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Roberto Pereyra Anytime Goalscorer
Sunday 23 September, 12:00am, Turf Moor
Burnley 4 – Bournemouth 0
With the way their season has started off, Burnley will be glad they have had a full week to prepare for this game without the distraction of the Europa League.
Sitting dead last and in desperate need of a win, they take on a Bournemouth side sitting in 5th place, probably where Burnley expected themselves to be at this stage.
They were able to cover up the lack of goals in the squad last season, however they are conceding at a much higher rate and that makes things considerably tougher for a side that isn’t filled with noted goal-scorers.
Having failed to score in their last two games, they appear to be in for another long afternoon and Bournemouth offer excellent value at this price.
Back Bournemouth to Win @ $2.50
SGM: Bournemouth to Win, Jermain Defoe First Goalscorer, Burnley Under 1.5 Goals
Sunday 23 September, 12:00am, Cardiff City Stadium
Cardiff 0 – Manchester City 5
The winless hosting the… loss-less… defeat-less… whatever, this is a game between a side that will be battling for Premier League survival and a side battling for the Premier League title (again).
This has never been a friendly fixture for Cardiff, they have a poor record against City with 21 losses and 20 draws from the 50 meetings.
City have won the last two meetings and will be looking for their first three game winning streak against Cardiff ever.
While they were held to a draw by Wolves in their last away match it is hard to see Cardiff really challenging City without some sort of divine intervention here.
Back Manchester City to Win -2 Goals @ $2.15
SGM: Manchester City to Win, Leroy Sane First Goalscorer
Sunday 23 September, 12:00am, Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace 0 – Newcastle 0
It is just over a month into the season, but things are already getting a bit restless at St James’ Park with Newcastle struggling to live up to their preseason expectations with just one point so far.
Crystal Palace picked up their first win since opening day with a victory over Huddersfield and they will want to take advantage of another struggling opponent here.
They will need to reverse a poor history against Newcastle however with just one victory in 14 meetings since 2000.
While Crystal Palace are looking like the better side of late, Newcastle did pick up a draw in this fixture last season and if they can score first they should find a way to get something from this.
Back the Draw @ $3.25
SGM: Over 2.5 Goals, Christian Benteke Anytime Goalscorer, Joselu Anytime Goalscorer
Sunday 23 September, 12:00am, King Power Stadium
Leicester 3 – Huddersfield 1
Leicester have a good chance to end their two-match losing streak here with a home game against struggling Huddersfield.
In the same match last year Leicester ran out 3-0 winners and all of their goals came in the second half.
This may be the week that Huddersfield can add to their goals tally with an already vulnerable Leicester defence about to be even more short staffed thanks to captain Wes Morgan’s suspension.
Even without their captain Leicester should have the quality to win this match at home.
Back Leicester to Win and Both Teams to Score @ $4.00
SGM: Leicester to Win, Jamie Vardy First Goalscorer, Over 1.5 Leicester Goals
Sunday 23 September, 12:00am, Anfield
Liverpool 3 – Southampton 0
Confidence on Merseyside is at an all time high – at least for Liverpool supporters!
Fresh off a win over PSG in the Champions League and five straight Premier League victories, they face a Southampton side they took six points against last year while holding them goalless.
That stingy defence that has conceded a league low two goals this season will be tested here with Southampton scoring two goals in each of their last two matches.
Of the six goals Southampton have scored this season, five have come in the second half by which stage Liverpool could be home free if they get off to a fast start.
Back Liverpool to Win to Nil @ $1.91
SGM: Liverpool Win to Nil, Saido Mane First Goalscorer, Over 2.5 Liverpool Goals
Sunday 23 September, 12:00am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 1 – Wolves 1
The mind games between Wolves and Manchester United have already begun, despite the home side heading into this game as heavy favourites.
As much fun as the early season drama was at United (for outsiders at least) the last two games have seen a return to form with back to back wins.
Wolves have won back to back games 1-0 and will take plenty of confidence into this match, which will be the first time these sides have met since March 2012.
In the 2011-2012 season, United won both games by an aggregate score of 9-1 however this one should be a bit closer.
Back Manchester United to Win and Under 3.5 Goals @ $2.30
SGM: Manchester United to Win, Romelu Lukaku First Goalscorer, Juan Mata Anytime Goalscorer
Brighton And Hove Albion
Sunday 23 September, 2:30am, Amex Stadium
Brighton 1 – Tottenham 2
Tottenham will be very eager to get back to business and move past their capitulation in the Champions League against Inter Milan at the San Siro.
Last season they were held to a draw at this venue, but start as favourites for this one and actually offer decent value even if the squad does get rotated a bit.
Despite being on a three match losing streak in all competition, it is too hard to pass up Tottenham at these odds, although it would not be a surprise if Brighton score first.
Back Tottenham to Win and Both Teams to Score @ $3.40
SGM: Tottenham to Win, Lucas Moura to Score 2 Goals or More
Sunday 23 September, 10:30pm, London Stadium
West Ham 0 – Chelsea 0
In the midst of their struggles under Antonio Conte last season, Chelsea picked up just one point from their meetings with West Ham.
Things have changed just a bit since then with Chelsea flying under new management and Eden Hazard off to a superb start.
West Ham finally picked up their first win of the season last week after four straight losses and started to look like the side many expected them to at the start of the year.
They have a decent record against Chelsea since their most recent promotion, taking advantage of vulnerable opposition but at the moment this is far from a vulnerable side.
Chelsea, even on short rest after the Europa League, will still be able to hold off West Ham here.
Back Chelsea to Win Both Halves @ $3.75
SGM: Chelsea to Win, Eden Hazard First Goalscorer, Over 2.5 Goals
Monday 24 September, 1:00am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 2 – Everton 0
Outside of a solitary in win December 2016, recent history in this fixture has been all Arsenal with the home side favoured to extend their run to four straight wins and eight of the last nine.
The Gunners put up five goals in both meetings last season and while a repeat of that showing is an admirable target, it would be a bit too much to expect.
Even with the short turnaround after the Europa League, Arsenal are likely to field a close to full strength side here so it is not worth making too many adjustments over that.
What is worth staying away from for now is the goalscorer market for the Gunners with 10 different goalscorers contributing all 10 goals.
They are still yet to keep a clean sheet in the league this season so do not be at all shocked if Everton get a goal or two here as well.
Back Arsenal to Win and Both Teams to Score @ $2.70
SGM: Arsenal to Win, Theo Walcott Anytime Goalscorer, Over 2.5 Goals
It’s time for the EPL Week 6 picks are we are starting to learn the identities of these teams.
If you’re not a Manchester fan, things are looking more than a bit scary as the red and blue halves seem to be in a contest for who can have the biggest win.
Arsenal on the other hand will just be happy they didn’t get smacked around Stamford Bridge for once as they showed a bit of resiliency to match Chelsea and hold out for a draw.
With the midweek League Cup action over and done with (it was enthralling wasn’t it?), it’s back to the big games for the big boys of English football.
West Ham United
Saturday 23 September, 9:30pm, Olympic Stadium
Tottenham will be eager to leave Wembley where they have struggled in the league and head across London to face rivals West Ham at the Olympic Stadium.
Despite the contrasting fortunes of the two sides, recent fixtures between the sides have been relatively evenly split with both sides claiming victory in their last two home games.
This year West Ham started slow but have been able to arrest their slide with a win and a draw against Huddersfield and West Brom.
Even then it is hard to look past Spurs and if they are serious title contenders (which they continue to claim to be), they should be able to win this game by two or more goals.
Back Tottenham to Win -1 at $2.63
Sunday 24 September, 12:00am, Turf Moor
Huddersfield do not like to give up goals and Aussie midfielder Aaron Mooy is involved with a lot of the dirty work, currently sitting second in the Premier League with nineteen tackles made behind Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and ahead of Ngolo Kante
Burnley managed to get a shock draw at Anfield last week and are getting by playing tight, competitive matches.
Kiwi striker Chris Wood is in fine form scoring in two of his last three games and I fancy his chances of getting through the stingy Huddersfield defence.
Back Chris Wood as an Anytime Goalscorer at $2.63
Sunday 24 September, 12:00am, Goodison Park
The Toffees are off to a very slow start and the pressure is ramping up on manager Roberto Martinez to find the answers.
Bournemouth will be experiencing a slight confidence boost having beaten Brighton last weekend but they are also trying to get into a mid-table fight rather than a relegation battle.
Neither side have been overly proficient and the return of Wayne Rooney is yet to fill the void left by Romelu Lukaku.
Take this game as a low scoring encounter that Everton might just find a way to get by in.
Back Everton to win and Under 2.5 Goals at $4
Sunday 24 September, 12:00am, Etihad Stadium
City are the high flying side in the league right now and look borderline unstoppable, running riot over all comers so far.
Having hit Watford for six goals last weekend, the strike pairing of Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero look like they are playing FIFA on Semi-Pro difficulty at best right now.
Which of course means that they will hit some sort of unexpected speed bump soon which will halt all of their momentum.
It’s hard to see Palace providing that speed bump as they are yet to score a goal this season and sit rooted to the bottom of the table.
For me, this game is a case of City will win but by how many, a midweek game coming up against Shakhtar might mean we get some squad rotation but they are still a class above Palace.
Back City to Win -2 Goals at $2.05
Sunday 24 September, 12:00am, Selhurst Park
Historically this is a fixture that United have dominated but in recent times, the Saints have been able to spring a handful of upsets.
During last season’s trip to St Mary’s, United were left frustrated with a 0-0 midweek draw but their start to this season suggest that won’t happen again.
Romelu Lukaku scored five times in eight appearances against Southampton adding another three assists during his time with Everton so he loves playing them.
For the Saints, they are not as free flowing but are still finding ways to grind out results, winning twice and drawing twice so far this year.
United might find themselves in a similar situation to last week against Everton where they battle through a game before adding to the margin in the final 10 minutes.
Back Lukaku to Score & United to Win at $2.80
Sunday 24 September, 12:00am, Britannia Stadium
The Premier League’s road warriors in Chelsea travel to the infamous home ground of Stoke looking to extend their run of seven of eight victories away from home.
They will be forced to do it without David Luiz however as he became the latest player to pick up a red card.
It is not the home ground of old for Stoke as they now play a much more traditional style of football, which has helped the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting combining for nine goalscoring opportunities so far.
They haven’t scored as many of those as they would have liked however but they haven’t been kept off the scoresheet since the opening day.
With that in mind, I think Chelsea should get by here but Stoke will be able to do what Arsenal couldn’t and score a goal.
Back Chelsea to Win and Both Teams to Score at $3.60
Sunday 24 September, 12:00am, Liberty Stadium
Watford will be reeling after their trouncing at the hands of Manchester City, however they would like to think they are not as bad as that scoreline might suggest.
Swansea on the other hand produced a fantastic rearguard action to hold off Tottenham and increase their Wembley woes.
It might only take one goal to win this game and Swansea have the players up front to create the chances that will make the difference.
Back Swansea to Win at $2.35
Sunday 24 September, 2:30am, King Power Stadium
It will be a proper sense of déjà vu as these sides face off for the second time in less than a week.
Leicester have the bragging rights claiming a 2-1 victory in the Carabao Cup and have also won the last two league meetings at the King Power Stadium.
Something has seemingly gone off the boil with Liverpool at the moment as they struggle to find a clear playing style.
I like Leicester to pull off the upset of the weekend and heap more misery on Liverpool.
Back Leicester to Win at $3.90
Brighton And Hove Albion
Monday 25 September, 1:00am, Amex Stadium
Brighton have taken a cautious approach to their maiden Premier League voyage, ensuring that they avoid conceding too many goals.
It has come at the expense of attacking flair however, in last week’s win over West Brom, they recorded just three touches inside the opposing box.
This weekend they face fellow promoted side but still Premier League veterans in Newcastle, who were the only side to beat them both home and away in the Championship last season.
Where Brighton are struggling to score goals, Newcastle are equally tight at the back and have only let in four goals so far.
There is not a lot of value on offer here and I would suggest sitting back and enjoying whatever this game might throw at us.
West Bromwich Albion
Tuesday 26 September, 5:00am, Emirates Stadium
The matchweek closes out with Arsenal facing West Brom at the Emirates in a Monday Night Fixture that on paper looks relatively routine.
With players such as Lacazette, Ozil and Sanchez up front the Gunners should be able to fire themselves past West Brom.
Last time they played however, West Brom managed to surprise Arsenal and win 3-1 and are looking for their first successive league wins over them since 1977.
It will be no easy task however as they have not won at the Emirates since 2010 and Arsenal will not want to fall off any further in the top four race.
Arsenal should win but there is not really any value in taking them head to head and at the moment, with the squad still looking somewhat shaky, there is no certainty about whether or not they could cover any clear margin so this game looks like a stay away for the time being.
Week 6 of the 2016/2017 season begins with an deadset blockbuster between Manchester United and Leicester City, but this is far from the only big game of the weekend.
London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea will do battle for the first time this season at Emirates Stadium and this is another game that could have crucial consequences for the championship race.
This is another excellent weekend of English Premier League betting and you can find our thoughts and betting predictions for every game below.
Saturday 24 September, 9:30pm, Old Trafford
Manchester United 4 - Leicester City 1
The Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United has got off to a very shakey start and they face another tough assignment against Leicester City this weekend.
Manchester United were credible in defeat against Manchester City, but they have since produced a pair of very poor performances against Feyenoord and Watford.
The Red Devils will still go into this clash as clear favourites and they have been a losing betting proposition as home favourites over the past 12 months.
In complete contrast, Leicester City have thrived in the past week.
They made their European debut with a dominant victory over Club Brugge and they did the job professionally against Burnley in the English Premier League.
It is no surprise that Leicester City have been one of the best betting teams in the English Premier League over the past 12 months and they have won five of their past 11 games as away underdogs for a huge profit.
It is ridiculous that Leicester City are as long as $5.25 to win this clash and they are easily the best value betting play of the weekend.
Back Leicester City To Win @ $5.25
Sunday 25 September, 12:00am, Goldsands Stadium
Bournemouth 1 - Everton 0
Everton have made a stunning start to the English Premier League season and they are clear favourites to make it five wins on the trot.
Everton drew with Tottenham in their opening game of the season, but they have since beaten West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City, Sunderland and Middlesbrough to sit in second position on the table.
They have won six of their past eight games as away favourites for a sizeable profit and they look very well-placed to continue their winning run in this fixture.
Bournemouth were no match for Manchester City at Etihad Stadium last weekend and they face another tough assignment in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The Cherries have won just two of their past seven games as home underdogs for a loss and they are a particularly poor 2-6-9 on the back of a loss.
Everton look like a particularly safe bet to win in the English Premier League this season and anything better than even money is a great bet.
Sunday 25 September, 12:00am, Anfield
Liverpool 5 - Hull City 1
Liverpool produced another impressive performance to upstage Hull City last Saturday morning and they are extremely short-priced favourites to beat Hull City this weekend.
Liverpool have made a very promising start to the season, but they are still a tough side to trust at Anfield and they are 7-7-2 in their past 16 games as home favourites.
Hull City have only now got what could be considered anything like a proper sized English Premier League squad and it is fair to say that they have overachieved to start the season.
The Tigers have taken four points from their two games as away underdogs this season, but it really is tough to back them in this fixture.
Liverpool really should win this game comfortably, but there is no value at their current price and I am happy to stay out from a betting perspective.
Sunday 25 September, 12:00am, Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough 1 - Tottenham 2
Middlesbrough have suffered back-to-back defeats following their promising start to the season and they face another tough task against Tottenham this weekend.
Middlesbrough are yet to win a game at home this season and their performance against Crystal Palace a fortnight ago was particularly poor for a side that is capable of playing some good football.
Tottenham are still yet to lose a game this season following their narrow win over Sunderland and they will start this game as clear favourites.
This has been a position that they have thrived in over the past 12 months – they have won seven of their past 11 games as away favourites for a healthy profit.
Tottenham really look to be finding their groove this season and they are another favourite that represents value at their current price of $1.95
Back Tottenham To Win @ $1.95
West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 25 September, 12:00am, Britannia Stadium
Stoke City 1 - West Bromwich Albion 1
This is a crucial game for Stoke City who have taken just a single point from their five games to date this season.
Stoke City were handled heavy defeats at the hands of both Tottenham and Crystal Palace in the past fortnight and it will be a surprise to some that they are set to start this clash as such clear favourites.
In saying that, Stoke City have won four of their past eight games as home favourites for a narrow profit and they generally perform close to their best at Britannia Stadium.
West Bromwich Albion upset West Ham to record a crucial win last weekend and they will take plenty of confidence into this clash.
They have won just three of their past 18 games as away underdogs, but they have taken at least a point from ten of their games and they have a strong record against Stoke City.
Both these teams can be hard to trust from a betting perspective and I am more than happy to stay out of this fixture.
Sunday 25 September, 12:00am, Stadium Of Light
Sunderland 2 - Crystal Palace 3
Crystal Palace have found form in recent weeks and they will start this clash as favourites to make it three wins on the trot.
Crystal Palace clearly took plenty of confidence from their win over Middlesbrough and they produced one of their best performances in the past 12 months against Stoke City.
Away favourtism is a position that Crystal Palace have not had much experience in in the past 12 months and they have lost their past two games in this scenario, while they are 3-3-3 on the back of a win.
Sunderland have started the English Premier League season in truly putrid fashion and they have taken just the one point from their five games to dates.
They have won just three of their past 12 games as away underdogs and at this stage of the season it is very tough to see how they won’t end up in the relegation battle.
Sunderland have really struggled to score this season and the $2.88 available for Crystal Palace to keep a clean sheet looks like outstanding value.
Back Crystal Palace To Keep A Clean Sheet @ $2.88
Sunday 25 September, 12:00am, Liberty Stadium
Swansea City 1 - Manchester City 3
The Pep Guardiola era could not have got off to a better start.
The master manager has Manchester City playing a simply outstanding brand of football and they have already solidified their position as dominant title favourites.
Manchester City will start this clash with Swansea City as dominant favourites and it would take a braver man to me to suggest that they won’t be able to secure the three points – even if they have only won four of their past 13 games as away favourites.
Swansea City have struggled since their opening day victory against Burnley and their tough draw to start the season does not get any easier.
Liberty Stadium has been far from a fortress for Swansea City in the past 12 months and they have won just two of their past six games as home underdogs.
There is no value at the current price on offer for a Manchester City victory, but they really should be able to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
Sunday 25 September, 2:30am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 3 - Chelsea 0
This is easily the best game of the weekend and will be a true test of where both these teams sit at this stage of the season.
Arsenal made it three wins on the trot with a dominant performance against Chelsea and the Gunners will go into this clash as clear favourites – despite the fact that they have lost six of their past eight games against their rivals.
Arsene Wenger’s men have proven to be a safe betting play as home favourites in the past 12 months – winning 12 of their past 17 games in this scenario – and they are 11-5-3 on the back of a win across the same period.
Chelsea are another side that has hit a roadblock in the past fortnight – dropping points against Swansea City before losing to Liverpool.
New manager Antonio Conte still has plenty of work to do with this side and their poor record of 1-3 as away underdogs does not encourage confidence.
If Arsenal are genuine title contenders they really should be able to win this clash and I am keen to back them to do just that.
Back Arsenal To Win @ $2.38
West Ham United
Monday 26 September, 1:00am, Olympic Stadium
West Ham 0 - Southampton 3
The market suggests that there will be very little between West Ham and Southampton in this clash.
It has been far from a positive start to the season for West Ham and they go into this clash on the back of two very poor performances against Watford and West Bromwich Albion.
They will go into this clash as narrow favourites and this is a position in which they have thrived in the past 12 months – they have won five of their past seven games as home underdogs for a big profit.
Southampton have also made a sluggish start to the season, but they returned to winning form with a narrow victory over Swansea City last weekend.
The Saints have won three of their past seven games as away favourites for a narrow loss and their recent record against West Ham is not particularly strong.
I am willing to give West Ham United another chance this weekend, but there will be serious warning signs if they put in another lacklustre performance.
Back West Ham To Win @ $2.90
Tuesday 27 September, 5:00am, Turf Moor
Burnley 2 - Watford 0
This is another clash in which the market is struggling to split the two sides.
Watford produced their best performance of the season to date to beat Manchester United this weekend and they have been impressive in their wins over both West Ham and and the Red Devils.
Despite those victories they will still only go into this clash as narrow favourites and they proven to be a winning proposition in the past 12 months as the punter’s elect.
Burnley were no match for Leicester City this weekend and they have proven to be a tricky side to analyse so far this season.
It will be interesting to see what approach they take into this clash – they were highly conservative against both Liverpool and Leicester – but Sean Dyche could elect to be a touch more positive against one of the weaker sides in the competition.
I have been impressed by the quality of football that Watford have played in the past fortnight and I am confident they can make it three wins on the trot against Burnley.
Back Watford To Win @ $2.60