2021/2022 EPL Week 7 Preview


The Premier League’s four week run of uninterrupted football will come to an end as another international break begins on Monday, but there is plenty to look forward to this weekend.

It all kicks off with Manchester United hosting Everton as the former looks to respond to a lacklustre defeat to Aston Villa last weekend.

Meanwhile, Arsenal is suddenly the form team in the Premier League and will be shooting for a perfect four from four since the last international break.

But the best has been saved until last with Liverpool facing Manchester City as the last two champions of England play out what is sure to be a memorable match.

We have our previews and predictions for all 10 Premier League matches here so read on and see who we are backing.

Manchester United Vs Everton

Saturday 2 October, 9:30pm, Old Trafford

Manchester United 1 – Everton 1

Nine times out of ten you would just blindly back Manchester United in a fixture like this but there are enough issues to make you stop and question if the value in the head to head market is really there.

There was not a lot to like about their performance against Aston Villa and historically, Everton have given them plenty of trouble, even at Old Trafford.

Neither side is in great shape health wise heading into this one with several key players battling injuries including Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw for United plus Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison for Everton.

It might mean we are heading for a very open match, something history will point towards as well.

Both Teams to Score has hit in seven of United’s last eight home Premier League fixtures as well as in four of the last five league matches between United and Everton at Old Trafford, three of which have finished as draws.

The head to head market value is not there but it is a surprisingly decent price for both teams to score so that is where I will be backing to open the weekend.

Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.87

Burnley Vs Norwich

Sunday 3 October, 12:00am, Turf Moor

Burnley 0 – Norwich 0

Punters really should not have a whole lot of faith in Burnley as a football team, but they can back against Norwich with plenty of confidence.

The Canaries have amassed an unenviable 16-game losing streak in England’s top division either side of a one season spell in the Championship.

Getting anything from this match at Turf Moor might be their only chance of breaking that streak before setting a new English record of 21 matches, which would come on Monday November 8 (AEDT).

Not that you should back them to do anything other than lose at the moment.

Back Burnley to Win @ $1.91

Chelsea Vs Southampton

Sunday 3 October, 12:00am, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 3 – Southampton 1

Right, so it’s surely time for a Chelsea bounce back after last week’s frustrating loss at the hands of Manchester City.

Somewhat surprisingly, the Blues have had plenty of trouble dealing with a very inconsistent Southampton side over the last few years winning just one of the last five meetings.

It’s a very different team that will step out from the visitors change rooms at Stamford Bridge however, with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side scoreless in their last three fixtures.

Truth be told, this one should not be that close at all and I will back Chelsea to run away with this quite comfortably.

Back Chelsea to Win -1 Goal @ $2.10

Leeds Vs Watford

Sunday 3 October, 12:00am, Elland Road

Leeds 1 – Watford 0

On the surface, you would be forgiven for choosing to stay away from betting on this match considering Leeds are favoured despite not winning a match all season.

But going beyond the result market, you can find plenty of value, especially with a Same Game Multi.

Five of Leeds’ six Premier League matches have seen both teams score and Marcelo Bielsa’s side are yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

It’s a similar story with Watford with their last three matches in all competitions seeing both teams score so that’s an easy first leg.

Then we’ll dip into the Shots on Target market to fill it out.

Ismaila Sarr has already scored four goals this season has registered 16 shots, 11 of which were on target, the second most of any Premier League player.

To round it out I’ll back a pair of Leeds players with Raphina who has logged seven on target shots from 19 attempts, as well as midfielder Mateusz Klich who has tallied seven on target shots as well.

SGM: Both Teams to Score, Sarr, Raphina and Klich 1+ Shot on Target @ $6.44

Wolves Vs Newcastle

Sunday 3 October, 12:00am, Molineux Stadium

Wolves 2 – Newcastle 1

You would have to be the most optimistic of fans to be overly impressed by anything we have see from either of these clubs so far.

Wolves have picked up six points from trips to Watford and Southampton, but are yet to score a goal at home, losing to Brentford, Man United and Spurs.

On the plus side Raul Jiminez scored his first goal since suffering a sickening head injury last November though.

Newcastle have taken a point from three of their last four matches so they are experienced at grinding out draws but don’t seem to know how to win.

Remarkably, each of their last three Premier League meetings between these clubs at Molineux have finished as 1-1 draws and the last five Premier League meetings all up have finished with that exact scoreline.

I’ll back honours to be shared here, but just in the result market rather than another 1-1 at $7 for a bit of safety against a poor 0-0.

Back the Draw @ $3.75

Brighton And Hove Albion Vs Arsenal

Sunday 3 October, 2:30am, Amex Stadium

Brighton 0 – Arsenal 0

Football and its fans can be incredibly fickle, a month ago Arsenal fans were calling for Mikel Arteta to be sacked, hung, drawn and quartered (ok maybe only the first part of that).

Three consecutive wins, including a North London Derby last week have the Gunners feeling slightly better about their season.

While nobody is assuming they are going to suddenly be in the title race again, you might have to start treating them like a half decent side from a betting perspective.

Brighton is also a half-decent side having only dropped points twice this season.

There is also a decent rivalry brewing with these sides dating back to their first post-Covid hiatus meeting when Neal Maupay perfectly filled the pantomime villain role injuring Bernd Leno in the first half before scoring a 95th minute winner.

Last season saw the Gunners claim both meetings with clean sheets and their form in recent matches is hard to ignore.

The possibility of a post-Derby letdown is real with Arsenal but at this price, even on the road, I have to take the value on offer.

Back Arsenal to Win @ $2.50

Crystal Palace Vs Leicester

Monday 4 October, 12:00am, Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 2 – Leicester 2

The public perception of both sides in this fixture really does not marry up with their performances to date.

A combined Crystal-Leicester-Palace entity would still not have enough points to match Liverpool’s fast start with just three total wins.

That’s not to say these teams are destined for a relegation battle but it does warrant consideration when trying to find a play.

Over 2.5 Goals has hit in four of the six matches to date for both teams but is still a slight outsider compared to the under option.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.96

Tottenham Vs Aston Villa

Monday 4 October, 12:00am, Villa Park

Tottenham 2 – Aston Villa 1

While some clubs have enjoyed a spectacular September, Spurs have not.

The manager’s seat is starting to go from comfortable to toasty following a third consecutive defeat, with just one consolation goal scored in that span.

Villa might not be the worst club to have coming to town but their performance at Old Trafford should have Tottenham fans very nervous.

Losing the North London Derby in fairly convincing fashion might have allowed Spurs to bottom out but until they show some sign of correction, I’ll back against them.

Back Aston Villa to Win @ $3.40

West Ham Vs Brentford

Monday 4 October, 12:00am, London Stadium

West Ham 1 – Brentford 2

All signs are pointing towards a high scoring contest at the Olympic Stadium Sunday evening.

Five of West Ham’s six games have seen at least three goals while Brentford showed their prowess putting three past Liverpool last weekend.

The Bees have been great to watch so far this season but it’s hard to see how they will contain West Ham’s strike force.

I’ll back West Ham to not only score a couple of goals but win as well.

Back West Ham and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.80

Liverpool Vs Manchester City

Monday 4 October, 2:30am, Anfield

Liverpool 2 – Manchester City 2

The Premier League has saved the best for last this weekend as Manchester City heads to Anfield full of confidence after taking maximum points from Stamford Bridge.

Defensively, Liverpool is somewhat suspect at times but with an attack as talented as they have, they can match City if this one turns into a shootout.

I’m expecting both teams to really go for it as Liverpool will try and take control early against a City team that is not exactly consistent either.

Rather than toss a coin to settle on a play in the head to head market, I’ll back something in the goals market instead.

Back Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.95


The Premier League table is very congested as it stands with just five points between league leaders Everton and 14th placed Newcastle.

There’s plenty of exciting matches set for this weekend with Arsenal’s visit to Manchester United one of the feature matches, while Leeds and Leicester should close things out on a high note.

We’ve got previews and tips for all ten Premier League matches below so read on to see who we are backing.

Wolves Vs Crystal Palace

Saturday 31 October, 7:00am, Molineux Stadium

Wolves 2 – Crystal Palace 0

After a slower than expected start, it looks like Wolves have found their footing extending their Premier League unbeaten run to three matches with last week’s draw against Newcastle.

They are not exactly lighting up the scoreboard with four goals in their last five matches but Palace should given them a chance to find their scoring touch.

Roy Hodgson’s side have not kept a Premier League clean sheet since the opening day of the season and were even breached by Fulham last week.

I’ll back both teams to score however as Palace have been finding the back of the net with some regularity themselves, only being kept scoreless in the league by Chelsea.

Back Both Teams to Score @ $2.10

Sheffield United Vs Manchester City

Saturday 31 October, 11:30pm, Brammall Lane

Sheffield United 0 – Manchester City 1

If you are basing this on recent league form, Sheffield Untied and Manchester City is probably a no bet match considering how much both teams have been struggling domestically.

On the whole though, this is only going to go one way, City should win this one comfortably.

Even though they were held by a determined West Ham last Saturday night, City were composed, assured and confident in their midweek Champions League win over Marseille.

It might not be pretty, but I’ll happily take the price on offer for City to win this one by two goals or more.

Back City -1 Goal @ $1.83

Burnley Vs Chelsea

Sunday 1 November, 2:00am, Turf Moor

Burnley 0 – Chelsea 3

For the benefit of all football fans, a pact needs to be made to agree to wipe Sunday morning’s 0-0 draw between Chelsea and Manchester United from their memories as quickly as possible.

Before that the Blues were one of the most entertaining teams to watch, scoring 10 goals in their three prior Premier League matches, picking up five points from those matches.

When they click against struggling teams they are more than capable of blowing teams off the park.

Burnley is a struggling team with just one draw against West Brom the only positive result for the club so far.

Chelsea have the ability to break down a Burnley side that will likely set up to defend and frustrate Frank Lampard’s team but it won’t work as they break through with the Werner-Havertz combination continuing to click.

SGM: Chelsea to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Timo Werner Anytime Goalscore @ $3.38

Liverpool Vs West Ham

Sunday 1 November, 4:30am, Anfield

Liverpool 2 – West Ham 1

After picking up draws against Tottenham and Manchester City in their last two games, the question heading into this one is can West Ham pick up something against an injury ravaged Liverpool side?

Admittedly in those matches, Tottenham choked and Manchester City were massively out of sorts but West Ham’s unbeaten run in the Premier League now sits at four having also defeated Wolves and Leicester in that time.

The reigning champions are battling an injury crisis at the back with Fabinho the latest defender to suffer an injury during their midweek Champions League tie.

I’m still not backing against Liverpool as they are still managing to grind out wins, but I don’t expect it to be easy by any stretch.

SGM: Liverpool to Win & Both Teams to Score @ $2.55

Aston Villa Vs Southampton

Sunday 1 November, 11:00pm, Villa Park

Aston Villa 3– Southampton 4

That Villa bubble burst in spectacular fashion last weekend as Leeds blitzed them with a Patrick Bamford hat-trick.

Meanwhile the Saints continued their impressive run winning their third match out of their last four against league leaders Everton.

It doesn’t even warrant a real asterisk with Lucas Digne’s red card coming with the league leaders already trailing 2-0.

I’ll back them to continue their unbeaten run and bring Villa further back down to earth.

Back Southampton to Win @ $2.70

Newcastle Vs Everton

Monday 2 November, 1:00am, St James’ Park

Newcastle 2 – Everton 1

It was a Merseyside Derby hangover of the worst kind for Everton last week, failing to respond to the bell against Southampton.

Carlo Ancelotti deserves the benefit of the doubt that he will get this side back on track this weekend when they take on a hot and cold Newcastle team.

The Blues won 2-1 at St James’ Park last season in one of the Italian’s first matches in charge after his pre-Christmas appointment and they will look much closer to the side that stormed out of the gates.

Back Everton to Win @ $1.94

Manchester United Vs Arsenal

Monday 2 November, 3:30am, Old Trafford

Manchester United 0 – Arsenal 1

Arsenal might have won two of their last three against Manchester United but this tip boils down to one simple factor, the Gunners have not won a Premier League match at Old Trafford since 2006.

There was an FA Cup win in 2015 but in the Premier League, United have had the run of results.

Last October we saw these teams play out a dour 1-1 draw and there is every chance these sides cancel each other out but when United are at over even money I’ll happily back them to win here.

Back Manchester United to Win @ $2.05

Tottenham Vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Monday 2 November, 6:15am, Tottenham Stadium

Tottenham 2 – Brighton 1

Spurs pulled off the old Mourinho special last week, grinding out a 1-0 win away to Burnley thanks to the new Premier League golden boot leader Son.

Brighton have been able to take points off Crystal Palace and West Brom in their last two matches but they are still searching for what would be their second win of the season.

They have gone four matches without a clean sheet and look like they will be in for another long night against Spurs here.

I’ll back the in form forward to continue to lead the way and score a goal for Spurs in a victory for the North London club.

Back Tottenham to Win and Son to Score

Fulham Vs West Brom

Tuesday 3 November, 4:30am, Craven Cottage

Fulham 2 – West Brom 0

Some matches you back on form, some on stats, some on history, if you have to have a punt on this fixture, back it on kickoff time.

Once again backing unders paid off last week and this early Tuesday match never delivers excitement and free flowing attacking football.

Considering it’s between two sides that will be lucky to avoid relegation and can’t score to save themselves.

Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.73

Leeds Vs Leicester

Tuesday 3 November, 7:00am, Elland Road

Leeds 1 – Leicester 4

While the very early Tuesday matchup lacks any sort of excitement, this one is well worth making the effort to tune into.

Leeds and Leicester are both averaging over two goals scored per match and have the willingness to go on the attack.

Both Marcelo Bielsa and Brendan Rodgers will look to outscore their opponents and with both teams coming off morale boosting wins, we should see both goalkeepers put through their paces.

I can’t split these teams and am not expecting 90 minutes to be able to split them either.

Back the Draw @ $3.35


While we may have to wait till last for the biggest game of Premier League Week 7, there’s plenty of intriguing clashes to hold us over until then.

Be honest, Bournemouth taking on West Ham is surprisingly interesting after the way both sides have started the season.

We also can’t wait to see what City will do next after putting eight past Watford last week.

At the bottom end of the table, there is a chance that Wolves or Watford will finally get their first win of the season, although a draw between those two would be fitting.

Check out our previews and betting plays for every Premier League match this weekend here.

Sheffield United Vs Liverpool

Saturday 28 September, 9:30pm, Bramall Lane

Sheffield 0 – Liverpool 1

With all due respect to Sheffield, the story of this game will be how much Liverpool wins this game by.

The Blades look comfortable in their return to the Premier League beating Everton last weekend but now with the red part of Merseyside coming to town, it’s going to be a long 90 minutes.

Six games, six wins with a +12 goal difference already, perhaps the only question is whether or not Liverpool will be able to keep its second clean sheet of the season.

Sheffield has not been kept scoreless in five of its six matches so far but we’ll sacrifice a bit of value in the same game multi and back over 2.5 goals instead for a bit of insurance.

Then to close it out, it’s a case of which Liverpool player is going to score and these are the sorts of games Mo Salah tends to produce a highlight worth goal so we’ll back him as well.

SGM: Liverpool to Win, Over 2.5 Goals & Mo Salah Anytime Goalscorer @ $3.19

Bournemouth Vs West Ham

Sunday 29 September, 12:00am, Vitality Stadium

Bournemouth 2 – West Ham 2

Remarkably, this is a clash of top six teams that might just be the pick of the midnight kickoffs.

The Irons sit in fifth place thanks to five games without a loss and a remarkably sound backline that has not conceded in 343 minutes of Premier League football.

Bournemouth should test that defensive resolve coming into this game with back to back 3-1 wins over Everton and Southampton to help them climb up to sixth.

Add in the fact that the last five meetings between these teams have seen Bournemouth win three and two more draws and this looks like Bournemouth could find a way to break the dam open here.

Much like Bournemouth’s match last week, the team that can dictate the terms of this contest will win, if West Ham win, it will be a low scoring contest and I’m happy to back the Irons to provide a sterner test than Southampton did.

Back West Ham to Win @ $2.65

Aston Villa Vs Burnley

Sunday 29 September, 12:00am, Villa Park

Aston Villa 2 – Burnley 2

Burnley might have spoiled the Pukki party last week by keeping Norwich scoreless but it reminded us just how good they can be at the back.

Villa on the other hand will be kicking themselves after letting a lead slip twice against a 10-man Arsenal side.

For this game, it’s a question of whether you expect Villa to respond to that defeat or have a bit of a hangover from it.

In this instance we’ll take the value of a road underdog and back Burnley to win.

Back Burnley to Win @ $3.00

Chelsea Vs Brighton And Hove Albion

Sunday 29 September, 12:00am, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 2 – Brighton 0

Chelsea would be filthy at last weekend’s result at Liverpool and this has the makings of a bounce back game.

That won’t be all that encouraging for Brighton who have not won since their first game of the season.

Defending has been an issue for Chelsea as they still look to keep a clean sheet this season and that could very well be this weekend.

But for the sake of ease we’ll just take a Chelsea win and Tammy Abraham to make up for spurning his one on one chance last weekend.

SGM: Chelsea to Win, Tammy Abraham Anytime Goalscorer @ $2.72

Crystal Palace Vs Norwich

Sunday 29 September, 12:00am, Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 2 – Norwich 0

Palace’s last fortnight has really brought them back to earth, first getting crushed by Tottenham and then giving up a tying goal in stoppage time to winless Wolves.

Now though, they have a shot at picking up their third win of the season with Norwich coming to Selhurst Park.

If we have learned one thing about the Canaries this season, it’s that if you can shut down Teemu Pukki, you won’t have many secondary scoring options to deal with.

I’ll back Palace to keep the Finnish striker quiet enough to hold on here but I’m not ready to back Palace to do a whole lot going forward either so instead of taking a side, I’ll back a low scoring contest.

Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $2.10

Tottenham Vs Southampton

Sunday 29 September, 12:00am, Tottenham Stadium

Tottenham 2 – Southampton 1

Spurs have to bounce back, right?

If you just look at the results from the last ten days, it’s not great reading having blown a two goal lead to settle for a draw in the Champions League followed by a loss to Leicester in the Premier League and then being eliminated from the League Cup by Colchester United on penalties.

At least with the last two though, those should come with asterisks, with the Leicester game coming very quickly after the Olympiacos clash and the League Cup came with heavy squad rotation because of their busy match schedule.

Tottenham should be able to beat Southampton but it won’t come easy against an opponent that seems to get up for a big opponent.

SGM: Tottenham to Win, Both Teams to Score and Harry Kane Anytime Goalscorer @ $4.43

Wolverhampton Vs Watford

Sunday 29 September, 12:00am, Molineux Stadium

Wolves 2 – Watford 0

It’s a battle of two teams you should be struggling to find positives in right now with a combined total of six points from 12 matches so far this season.

Wolves pinched a point at the death away to Palace and have found a way to score in their last five, it’s just keeping goals out which is a big issue at the moment.

Speaking of, Watford just gave up eight to Manchester City in a performance that would have had the travelling fans embarrassed to ask for a refund for fear of admitting they were actually at that game.

Maybe one of these sides will pick up their first win of the season against a fellow struggler but this is a game you’d be happy to just catch up on after a nice Sunday sleep in.


Everton Vs Manchester City

Sunday 29 September, 2:30am, Goodison Park

Everton 1 – Manchester City 3

A rampant Manchester City is probably the last thing that Everton would want to deal with right now.

After being booed off Goodison Park last week, they now have a side coming off an 8-0 win to deal with.

There’s no need to overcomplicate this, City should win, probably by a lot so take a Same Game Multi that will reflect that outcome.

SGM: Manchester City to Win, City First Team to Score, Over 4.5 Total Goals @ $5.05

Leicester Vs Newcastle

Monday 30 September, 1:30am, King Power Stadium

Leicester 5 – Newcastle 0

We probably aren’t going to see another Leicester title challenge, but in third place after two games, level on points with Arsenal and West Ham, the Foxes have found their feet.

Newcastle’s 0-0 draw with Brighton continued to showcase its struggles in front of goal, although it was the second clean sheet of the season.

Naturally then, the smart move is to back the in form team to come away with all three points and take Leicester to win.

For the value add in the Same Game Multi, we’ll also back Jamie Vardy to score, he’s on three for the season and has also scored three goals in seven Premier League matches against the Magpies.

SGM: Leicester to Win & Jamie Vardy Anytime Goalscorer @ $2.84

Manchester United Vs Arsenal

Tuesday 1 October, 5:00am, Old Trafford

Manchester United 1 – Arsenal 1

This doesn’t quite have the lustre of Wenger v Ferguson battling it out with a Premier League title on the line, but there’s still plenty of intrigue around this Solskjaer v Emery matchup.

United lost its last Premier League match against West Ham and the heat is getting turned up at Old Trafford.

Arsenal at least beat Aston Villa at home but there’s still plenty of cause for concern considering the Gunners were very nearly upset having spent most of the game with ten men.

Add in their woes away from home and you’ve got a good reason to back against both teams here so the draw is the tempting play here.

While United are struggling for goalscoring options, playing against a Gunners backline on the verge of a calamity at every singly opportunity should help them solve a lot of those issues.

Thankfully for Unai Emery, he does have the forward line to at least match every defensive error, which makes the over and both teams to score a very tempting Same Game Multi, if you want to really go big then throw a draw in there as well

SGM: Both Teams to Score and Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.67


It’s easy to lose in the shuffle of a massive weekend of local sport, but there are some great games on the Premier League schedule this weekend.

The weekend of action kicks off with the under-siege Jose Mourinho taking his Manchester United side to West Ham who are all of a sudden buzzing.

A big Saturday of matches closes out with a blockbuster between Chelsea and Liverpool with both sides ready to lay down a marker against a fellow title rival.

Read on for our previews, predictions and Same Game Multis for each upcoming game this weekend.

West Ham Vs Manchester United

Saturday 29 September, 9:30pm, London Stadium

West Ham 3 – Manchester United 1

Just when it looked like things might be settling down at Manchester United, a Carabao Cup upset loss has thrown everything up in the air again.

West Ham are now two games without a loss including a battling draw with Chelsea last weekend.

They will undoubtedly see United as vulnerable, particularly after they were taken to penalties midweek and will have one eye on the Champions League fixture coming up.

In the corresponding fixture last season West Ham held their opponents to a 0-0 draw and another shock result is certainly on the cards here.

Back West Ham Win/Draw Double Chance @ $1.95

SGM: Under 2.5 Goals, Chicharito Anytime Goalscorer

Arsenal Vs Watford

Sunday 30 September, 12:00am, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal 2 – Watford 0

Everyone loves a good joke at Arsenal’s expense but outside of Liverpool, they are on the longest winning run in the Premier League at four games.

They will have to beat a Watford side that has won on two of their last four visits to the Emirates Stadium.

When they met last season Arsenal did pick up all three points at home but that will not phase a Watford side off to a fantastic start and they are offering good value here.

Last week’s 2-0 win over Everton was Arsenal’s first clean sheet of the season however that streak is unlikely to continue here with one of the Premier League’s in form attackers coming to town in the form of Roberto Pereyra and they will need to make sure they outscore Watford here.

Back Arsenal to Win and Both Teams to Score @ $2.60

SGM: Arsenal to Win, Alexandre Lacazette Anytime Goalscorer, Roberto Pereyra Anytime Goalscorer

Everton Vs Fulham

Sunday 30 September, 12:00am, Goodison Park

Everton 3 – Fulham 0

Everton have put together two fairly unconvincing performances in the past fortnight, failing to score against a leaky Arsenal defence.

They have a chance to get back on track against a Fulham side that has conceded the second highest goals against this season.

Their strikers should have plenty of chances to find the back of the net in this game but this could very easily turn into another shootout as Everton have conceded multiple goals in three of their last four matches as well.

You can still back the Toffees with some confidence here as they have shown the ability to create chances even against tough opposition.

Back Everton to Win @ $1.75

SGM: Everton to Win, Over 3.5 Goals

Huddersfield Town Vs Tottenham

Sunday 30 September, 12:00am, John Smith’s Stadium

Huddersfield 0 – Tottenham 2

Things are not exactly copacetic in Huddersfueld right now with the side languishing on the bottom of the table with Cardiff City.

It does not get any easier with Tottenham coming to town looking to stay in winning form after defeating Brighton last weekend.

Add in the face their last win over Tottenham came in the old First Division in 1956 and it is safe to say it has been a long time between drinks in this fixture.

Last year Tottenham won this fixture 4-0 and a repeat scoreline is certainly on the cards here.

Back Tottenham to Win to Nil @ $2.25

SGM: Tottenham to Win to Nil, Harry Kane First Goalscorer, Tottenham to Score Over 2.5 Goals

Manchester City Vs Brighton And Hove Albion

Sunday 30 September, 12:00am, Etihad Stadium

Manchester City 2 – Brighton 0

That minor blip against Wolves well and truly in the past, City are back on track in the Premier League with three straight wins in this competition.

Far and away the highest scoring team in the league they take on a Brighton side who are holding their own as of late but picking up anything away to the defending champions might be a bit unrealistic.

City took care of business last time and while Brighton will certainly give them a good run the gap in quality is too big to back against here.

Back Manchester City to Win -2 Goals @ $1.75

SGM: City to Win, City to Score Over 3.5 Goals, Sergio Aguero First Goalscorer

Newcastle Vs Leicester City

Sunday 30 September, 12:00am, St James’ Park

Newcastle 0 – Leicester 2

A match that has the potential to go either way this weekend, it is certainly worth keeping an eye on this game.

Newcastle are still looking for their first win and have a tough task ahead if they are to topple Leicester who are coming off a win over Huddersfield.

Playmaker James Maddison has been able to offset the loss of Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City and bring some spark to the Foxes attack.

It really is getting to crunch time for Newcastle to pick up their first win of the season and having won the last time these sides met, this might just be when they ease the pressure on Rafael Benitez.

Back Newcastle to Win @ $2.45

SGM: Newcastle to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Joselu Anytime Goalscorer

Wolverhampton Vs Southampton

Sunday 30 September, 12:00am, Molineux Stadium

Wolves 2 – Southampton 0

After a slightly slower than expected start, Wolves look like they are settling into Premier League life now with four games in a row unbeaten.

They punctuated that with a draw against United last week and enter this game as deserved favourites at home.

Having claimed the last meeting between the sides in the League Cup and it would be a surprise to see them fall short of a win here.

With just 12 total goals scored in their matches (and 15 for Southampton) look for this one to be a low scoring fair that may even be decided by a single goal.

Back Wolves to Win @ $1.73

SGM: Wolves to Win, Under 2.5 Goals, Under 0.5 Southampton Goals

Chelsea Vs Liverpool

Sunday 30 September, 2:30am, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 1 – Liverpool 1

This blockbuster clash is well worth staying up for with the two title heavyweights putting their unbeaten runs on the line.

Both sides have scored 14 goals this season and have played excellent football while maintaining a stout defensive record.

Chelsea will be eager to make amends from their shock draw against West Ham last weekend and end Liverpool’s perfect start in the process.

While both sides have the capability to win the match, these two sides look too good to split here and instead back a high scoring draw.

Back the Draw @ $3.50

SGM: Draw, Over 3.5 Goals, Roberton Firmino Anytime Goalscorer

Cardiff Vs Burnley

Monday 1 October, 1:00am, Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff 1 – Burnley 2

This is a matchup many fans are used to seeing in the Championship however both sides will have no complaints that this is taking place in the Premier League instead.

The last three contests and nine of the last twelve have all been draws with a real trend of low scoring matches showing in the last seven years.

Both sides could desperately use three points here but history is not in Burnley’s favour with their last win against Cardiff coming in April 2007.

Since then it has been an unlucky 13 matches since they have taken all three points but this might just be the opportunity they have been waiting for.

Cardiff are vulnerable with just two draws from their six matches so far however Burnley have not exactly been playing inspiring football, back a draw that will leave neither side happy.

Back the Draw @ $3.00

SGM: Draw, Under 2.5 Goals

Bournemouth Vs Crystal Palace

Tuesday 2 October, 5:00am, Vitality Stadium

Bournemouth 2 – Crystal Palace 1

The final match of the round sees a Crystal Palace side struggling for goals travel to a Bournemouth side whose bubble may very well have burst.

Palace should have found the back of the net last weekend in their draw at home against Newcastle but couldn’t find a way through the Magpies defence.

They have taken points from their last two games however and are in with a decent shout against an opponent humbled by lowly Burnley last weekend.

This has the makings of a cagey, stagnant affair and a low scoring contest is offering great value here at a tempting price.

Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $2.00

SGM: Under 2.5 Goals, Draw


It is the last Premier League round before another international break, the third of the season so far.

Manchester City are the form side of the competition and would be feeling confident ahead of their trip to third placed Chelsea.

Watford are currently interrupting the traditional top 6 boxing out the European spots sitting level on points with Tottenham and Liverpool, leading Arsenal by one.

Huddersfield Town Vs Tottenham Hotspur

Saturday 30 September, 9:30pm, John Smith’s Stadium

The round kicks off with Huddersfield hosting Tottenham, who are heavy favourites after Harry Kane’s midweek hat-trick.

Their league form has been somewhat spotty throughout the year as they came close to blowing a lead against West Ham last weekend.

Huddersfield have four clean sheets but the hard part for them has been scoring goals so far.

Tottenham should find a way to build a first half lead and find a way to grind out the three points.

Back Harry Kane to Score & Tottenham to Win @ $1.80

Bournemouth Vs Leicester City

Sunday 1 October, 12:00am, Goldsands Stadium

It is starting to get to the point where Leicester need to start producing victories to match their effort.

They came close against Liverpool having a golden chance to snatch three points but Jamie Vardy missed a penalty that would turn out to be critical.

Aside from a 2-1 win over Brighton a fortnight ago, Bournemouth have not shown a lot of fight this year, most recently going down to Everton.

This is a case of two bad teams facing off but Leicester have the players that can win games on their own.

Back Leicester to Win @ $2.50

Manchester United Vs Crystal Palace

Sunday 1 October, 12:00am, Old Trafford

Something is not right with Manchester United, they only managed 1 goal last week against Southampton.

When that is the biggest issue facing your side going into this weekend that is not a bad thing when you consider that they are yet to lose and are second on the table only on goal difference.

Palace are still yet to score a goal (third week in a row I have written that) and cannot see them being able to break that duck against a United side that has only given up two all season.

The only real intrigue in this game is how long Palace will be able to hold out for before United get the game’s first goal.

With the result seemingly a foregone conclusion, the $1.17 straight up for United does not really present any value for punters here and neither does the “win to nil” at $1.63 so steer clear of this game for the weekend and just see how many get run up on Palace.


Stoke City Vs Southampton

Sunday 1 October, 12:00am, Britannia Stadium

While the Britannia Stadium might not be the imposing venue for visiting sides it once was, Stoke are still a side which plays much better there than they do when travelling.

Last week their loss to Chelsea would have dented their confidence but Southampton are not quite at the same level as the London side.

Southampton are a side that should be feeling pretty good despite their loss to Manchester United, having only conceded one goal to a side with that much attacking flair.

Goals have been at a premium for them as of late however having only scored one in their last four so considering that, the recommendation for this game is to expect a low scoring game.

Back 0-2 Total Match Goals @ $1.62

West Bromwich Albion Vs Watford

Sunday 1 October, 12:00am, The Hawthorns

West Brom will be seething after they feel as though they were denied a clear penalty in a 2-0 loss to Watford.

One thing Tony Pulis can do for his sides is get them motivated and fired up for a contest.

Watford are off to a great start, on the back of some excellent road form winning all three of their away trips thus far.

The last time they travelled to The Hawthorns however they did go down 3-1 but it would appear they are a much more confident side now.

West Brom will want a draw at the very least out of this fixture but Watford’s good form should continue here and they get another win to stay in touch with the big boys.

Back Watford to Win @ $3.00

West Ham United Vs Swansea City

Sunday 1 October, 12:00am, Olympic Stadium

Swansea are happy to play the gate crashers at other team’s home grounds, taking points in each of their three away trips.

That has come through a resolute defensive effort that has seen them escape with 0-0 draws at both Tottenham and Southampton.

Last weekend’s 2-1 home defeat to Watford was the first time both teams had scored in a game they played in so if West Ham can get one early that could be it.

West Ham did complete a league double last season however and despite their struggles in front of goal, have scored both times they have played at home so far.

Andy Carroll would be looking to break his season duck in this game having scored five times in six appearances against Swansea.

The Hammers are deserved favourites here but it’s hard to see them scoring enough to make it a comfortable victory.

Back West Ham to Win @$1.85

Chelsea Vs Manchester City

Sunday 1 October, 2:30am, Stamford Bridge

Undoubtedly the best game of the round, the heavyweight clash between Chelsea and London at Stamford Bridge could have permutations that will be felt for many months to come.

Despite Champions League commitments midweek, neither side will want to ring in the changes as this is an early season six-pointer at the top of the table.

The free scoring City have shown that they can score against anyone putting up 16 goals in their last three league games and another six goals from their two Champions League ties as well.

If anyone will back themselves to spring an upset it will be Chelsea who have won three of their last five home matches against City.

Having put four past Stoke last weekend, including a hat-trick to Alvaro Morata, they might have a way to match City if the game turns into a shootout.

The result of this game could realistically go either way so look for value in the other goalscoring markets, since this could be a high scoring game, both side should be able to get on the board early.

Back Both Teams to Score in the First Half @ $4

Arsenal Vs Brighton And Hove Albion

Sunday 1 October, 10:00pm, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal should get used to these Sunday kickoffs with the Europa League a part of their schedule this year.

With a changed squad expected to take the field midweek, a close to, if not totally full strength side should return to the Emirates against Premier League new boys Brighton.

The last promoted team to win at the Emirates was Newcastle in November 2010 who just so happen to be managed by current Brighton boss Chris Houghton.

They have shown the ability to scrap against teams of a similar level but the Emirates will most likely be a step too far.

Alexandre Lacazette has put up a great goal scoring record at the Emirates, scoring in every Premier League fixture he has played in at the ground and he should continue that form, as long as he starts.

Back Alexandre Lacazette as First Goal Scorer @ $3.60

Everton Vs Burnley

Monday 2 October, 12:15am, Goodison Park

Everton were able to arrest their slide last weekend with a 2-1 over Bournemouth thanks to the unlikely source of Oumar Niasse.

The current record of three big losses and a draw in the four games preceding that is a little bit deceptive considering those came against the current top four.

In the two matches against sides that are at the same level Everton have been able to win which is what Burnley are.

They have been surprisingly resolute on the road so far winning at Chelsea before getting draws at Tottenham and at Liverpool.

Aside from that 5-goal opening day victory their games have been relatively low scoring with 0-2 goals in each contest.

All things considered that win for Everton should give them to confidence to go on and build a solid run of form which is great timing right before the break.

Back Everton to Win @ $1.67

Newcastle United Vs Liverpool

Monday 2 October, 2:30am, St James’ Park

The Premier League rounds off with Liverpool travelling to St James’ Park where Newcastle have won two on the trot.

Both managers have interesting records in this fixture as Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has never lost against his former employers while Jurgen Klopp is yet to defeat Newcastle in his time at Anfield.

Last season Newcastle managed to win their home fixture 2-0 in December and they seem to have a way to rustle Liverpool’s feathers.

The fact there has never been a goalless match and Liverpool’s inconsistent form suggests that this game will have some goals and be a draw.

Back a Draw and Both Teams to Score @ $4.75


There are set to be a number of short-priced favourites in week 7 of the 2016/2017 English Premier League season, but there are still plenty of betting opportunities.

The feature match will take place between title contenders Tottenham and Manchester City, while Leicester City will take on Southampton in what should be a very tight tussle.

There is plenty of interest in every single clash and you can find our thoughts on each fixture below.

Everton Vs Crystal Palace

Saturday 1 October, 5:00am, Goodison Park

Everton 1  - Crystal Palace 1

The Everton winning streak came to an end with their 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bournemouth last weekend, but they are still favourites to beat Crystal Palace.

Everton produced easily their worst performance of the season against Bournemouth and it is tough to see them playing that badly again this weekend.

The Toffees return to a Goodison Park that they have been unable to turn into a fortress in recent seasons and they have won just seven of their past 14 games as home favourites for a loss.

Crystal Palace came back from two goals down to stun Sunderland late and they have now won three games on the trot.

It was Christian Benteke that scored the late winner for Crystal Palace and the Belgian striker has added a great deal of confidence to this Crystal Palace outfit.

Crystal Palace have won only four of their past 16 games as away underdogs for a very narrow profit and the market looks to have got this clash just about right.

The value that stands out in this fixture is the $1.73 available for more than 2. 5 goals.

Backing the over has been a profitable betting play in games involving these two teams this season and there should be plenty of goals in what I expected to be an exciting fixture.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.73

Swansea City Vs Liverpool

Sunday 2 October, 9:30pm, Liberty Stadium

Swansea City 1  - Liverpool 2

Liverpool produced another outstanding performance to make it three wins on the trot last weekend and they are dominant favourites to win again against Swansea City.

Liverpool have now scored 25 goals in their first six games of the English Premier League season and they are clearly flourishing under Jurgen Klopp.

The problem for Liverpool has been dropping points against teams that they should beat and they have won just five of their past 13 games as away favourites for a loss.

Swansea City did not play badly against Manchester City, but they were still no match for the dominant EPL title favourites.

They have taken just four games from the first six games of the season and there is plenty of speculation that Ryan Giggs has been lined up to replace Francesco Guidolin.

Swansea City have won two of their past seven games as home favourites, but their record against Liverpool at Liberty Stadium has been positive.

Liverpool are the team to beat in this clash, but there is no value in their current price and I am happy to stay out of this match from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Hull City Vs Chelsea

Sunday 2 October, 12:00am, The KC Stadium

Hull City 0  - Chelsea 2

This is a crucial game for Chelsea as they come into this clash following back-to-back losses at the hands of Liverpool and Arsenal.

Hull City are obviously a much weaker opposition for Chelsea and it is no surprise that they will go into this clash as clear favourites.

Chelsea have not been a profitable betting play as away favourites over the past 12 months and there is really no edge at their current price.

Hull City have proven no match for Liverpool and Arsenal in the past fortnight and a lack of depth is clearly starting to have an impact on their side.

They have been particularly vulnerable at the back in recent weeks and it would not surprise if they conceded plenty of goals again this weekend.

Hull City have scored in all bar one of their matches this season and I don’t expect this to change, but it is still tough to see them coming away with the win.

Back Both Teams To Score And Chelsea To Win @ $3.10

Sunderland Vs West Bromwich Albion

Sunday 2 October, 12:00am, Stadium Of Light

Sunderland 1  - West Bromwich Albion 1

David Moyes is under plenty of pressure at Sunderland and they have taken up their usual position in the relegation.

Jermaine Defoe scored twice to take Sunderland to a comfortable lead against Crystal Palace, but they fell apart in the second half and suffered their third straight victory.

They will still go into this clash as favourites and they have won three of their past seven games in this scenario – losing just twice.

West Bromwich Albion have made a middling start to the season and they were able to take a point from their trip to Britannia Stadium last weekend.

The Baggies don’t win many games as away underdogs, but they have drawn eight of their past 19 games in this scenario and backing the draw in their fixtures has been a highly profitable play.

This game has low-scoring draw written all over it and the $3.10 currently on offer is a great bet.

Back The Draw @ $3.10

Watford Vs Bournemouth

Sunday 2 October, 12:00am, Vicarage Road

Watford 2  - Bournemouth 2

Watford had their winning run ended by Burnley, but they are favourites to return to winning form this weekend.

Watford were extremely disappointing against Burnley and they will need to produce an improved performance to come away with the victory.

They are more than capable of doing just that and The Hornets have won four of their past seven games as home favourites for a healthy profit.

Bournemouth produced their best performance of the season to date against Everton, but consistency continues to be an issue for the Cherries.

They have won only three of their past 15 games as away underdogs and they really have struggled away from home so far this season.

Watford are a better outfit than Bournemouth at their best and they are a good bet to take the three points from this fixture.

Back Watford To Win @ $2.25

West Ham United Vs Middlesbrough

Sunday 2 October, 12:00am, Olympic Stadium

West Ham United 1  - Watford 1

It is almost time for panic at West Ham.

The Hammers were in Champions League contention last year, but this campaign has been an absolute disaster both on-field and off, which sunk to new depths when they lost 3-0 to Southampton last weekend.

That was their fourth loss in a row and their record as home favourites has completely gone down the toilet since they made the move to the Olympic Stadium.

Middlesbrough are also at somewhat of a crossroads following three straight losses to Crystal Palace, Everton and Tottenham, but they are more than good enough to mix it with West Ham.

Despite losing, their has still been plenty of promising signs for Middlesbrough and they are more than capable of taking something from this fixture.

West Ham are far too short at their current price of $2.10 and it is the draw that stands out at the current price of $3.25.

Back The Draw @ $3.25

Manchester United Vs Stoke City

Sunday 2 October, 2:00am, Old Trafford

Manchester United 1  - Stoke City 1

Manchester United have an excellent record against Stoke City in front of their home fans at Old Trafford and they will take plenty of confidence into this clash following their demolition of Leicester City last weekend.

Jose Mourinho’s benching of Wayne Rooney paid dividends as the like of Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford shined for the Red Devils and it is no surprise that they will start this clash as dominant favourites.

Manchester United have won ten of their past 17 games as home favourites for a narrow loss, but their record against Stoke is nothing short of outstanding.

Mark Hughes may be the manager under the most pressure in the English Premier League and Stoke desperately need to produce a credible performance to relieve the pressure from the veteran gaffer.

The problem for Stoke is that they have not won a game since 1975, but their recent record as away underdogs has been a positive 6-4-7 and they have been highly profitable in this scenario.

It is a gamble, but Manchester United have been extremely inconsistent this season and Stoke are a good gamble to take something from this fixture.

Back Stoke City And Draw Double Chance @ $3.75

Tottenham Vs Manchester City

Monday 3 October, 12:15pm, White Hart Lane

Tottenham 2  - Manchester City 0

This is the match of the round and will be an intriguing fixture between two in-form sides.

The fact that both these teams will have played midweek Champions League fixtures only adds to the drama and there is the potential that Manchester City will have the opportunity to break the record for the most consecutive wins by an English football side.

Manchester City have been nothing short of outstanding under the care of Pep Guardiola and it is easy to see why they are such clear favourites – despite the fact that they lost to Tottenham twice last season.

While they have thrived under Guardiola, Manchester City have still won only five of their past 13 games as away favourites.

Tottenham have not played spectacular football during the 2016/2017 English Premier League season to date, but they keep coming away with results and they are yet to lose a game this season.

It would not surprise to see them take a conservative approach into this fixture and when they do this they can be very tough to break down.

I can’t get Manchester City as short as their current quote of $2.05 – especially on the back of a Champions League fixture – and the draw is the betting play that really stands out in this fixture.

Back The Draw @ $3.50

Leicester City Vs Southampton

Monday 3 October, 12:15pm, King Power Stadium

Leicester City 0  - Southampton 0

Leicester City beat Southampton at King Power Stadium last year and they have not lost to Southampton in front of their home fans since 2007.

It has been far from a strong start to the English Premier League champions and they hit a new low when they lost to Manchester United 4-1 last weekend – conceding three goals from corners.

A return to King Power Stadium is a big advantage for Leicester City and they have won ten out of their past 13 games as home favourites for a sizeable profit.

Southampton have bounced back from their slow start to the season to record comprehensive wins over Swansea and West Ham and they will take plenty of confidence into this clash.

The Saints have played well away from home over the past 12 months and they have won four of their past 11 games as favourites for a tidy profit.

This is another fixture that the market looks to have gotten just about right and there is no real value on offer.

No Bet

Burnley Vs Arsenal

Monday 3 October, 02:30am, Turf Moor

Burnley 0  - Arsenal 1

Burnley scored their second win of the season with an impressive performance against Watford, but they will still go into this clash with Arsenal as big underdogs.

Burnley have shown an ability to concede possession and suck up a great deal of pressure before hitting their rivals on the counter-attack and they are the type of side that could frustrate Arsenal.

They have now won two of their three games this season as away underdogs and the price available for them to come away with anything is very big.

Arsenal produced their best performance of the season to date to beat Chelsea last weekend and they have now recorded four victories on the trot.

The Gunners will start this clash as dominant favourites, but they have actually been a losing betting proposition as away favourites and have won only seven of their past 15 games in this scenario.

Arsenal could easily record a dominant victory over Burnley, but this is the type of game that they have struggled to finish off in recent seasons.

Back Double Chance Burnley Win Or Draw @ $3.10