Premier League Matchday 6 Preview and Tips
After some stunning results last weekend, none moreso than Manchester City’s shock 3-2 defeat away to Norwich City, Liverpool have now opened up a five point lead on the rest of the chasing pack in the Premier League but the Reds face an acid test of their title credentials as they travel to face Chelsea this weekend in what is the big game in the EPL.
That is not to say that there are not important games being played in all nine other games taking place from Friday night to Sunday. All teams still have plenty to play for whether they are battling in the top half or bottom half of the table.
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Matchday 5 Premier League Results
- Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle United
- Manchester Utd 1-0 Leicester City
- Sheff Utd 0-1 Southampton
- Brighton 1-1 Burnley
- Wolves 2-5 Chelsea
- Tottenham 4-0 Crystal Palace
- Norwich City 3-2 Manchester City
- Bournemouth 3-1 Everton
- Watford 2-2 Arsenal
- Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham
Current EPL Table
Matchday 6 Preview
Friday 20th September – 8pm
Southampton v Bournemouth
These two teams are sat next to each other on the table with the same number of points and the same goal difference, the fact Bournemouth have scored more being what sees them above the saints ahead of this south coast derby. Bournemouth got back to winning ways against Everton at the weekend but Southampton have picked up seven from the last nine points available and at home, they’ll be confident of adding to that here. I am backing Southampton for the win in this one at 21/20.
Saturday 21st September (3pm unless stated)
Leicester City v Tottenham (12.30)
The afternoon kick off sees Leicester looking to bounce back after their first loss of the season away to Manchester United. They face a Spurs side who are also looking to maintain good form after a 4-0 win at home to Palace last weekend. Spurs on the road though have struggled and Leicester I feel are in great form, especially at home, even despite that loss in Manchester. This will be a close one and I think a draw at 12/5 is the most sensible bet.
Burnley v Norwich City
How confident will Norwich be after their stunning win over Manchester City last weekend? That will be put to the test at Burnley, who are a team that enjoy playing teams in good form. Burnley have now won since the opening day of the season but they have drawn their last two games and I feel they have the quality to get something from this game. Norwich do concede too many for me, especially on the road and I am backing Burnley to come out on top here at 10/11.
Everton v Sheffield United
Both these teams suffered disappointing defeats last week and both will be keen to bounce back to form with a win. Of the two, I feel that Everton are the more likely to do that as they are playing at home and the Blades haven’t come up against a team that play like Everton yet this season. I fear this could be a tough afternoon for United fans as I am backing Everton to win this at 8/13 relatively comfortably.
Man City v Watford
After last weekend’s hugely surprising loss at Norwich, Manchester City will be in no mood for anything less than a big win and three points at home to Watford who picked up their second draw of the season last weekend, coming from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at home to Arsenal. Even so, I can’t see the Hornets having enough quality to stop City on their own patch and this should be a relatively straightforward home win for Manchester City as the 1/10 odds portray.
Newcastle Utd v Brighton
Two teams that have been inconsistent this season and linked to the drop by many experts and both will feel that this is very much a winnable game. Newcastle battled hard at Anfield before coming unstuck against the Reds but if they can display that at home to Brighton I fancy Newcastle to pick up the win here at odds of 7/5.
Sunday 22nd September
West Ham v Manchester United (2pm)
What type of performance will we get from Manchester United as they take on West Ham? The Red Devils have been somewhat indifferent this season and were hanging on at times at home to Leicester last weekend, but they did record a vital win. The Hammers drew 0-0 at Villa Park which is now four games in a row unbeaten and I fancy them to maintain that here as I am backing West Ham to come away with a surprise win at 13/5.
Crystal Palace v Wolves (2pm)
Crystal Palace need to bounce back after a 4-0 savaging by Tottenham last week. The Eagles conceded all those goals in a shocking first half display and they now face a Wolves side that is winless in the EPL this season and who were well beaten 5-2 by Chelsea at Molineux last week. That said, I think both teams are better than those results suggest and I don’t think there is much between them, hence I am backing the draw at 11/5 here.
Arsenal v Aston Villa (4.30pm)
After an awful second half display away to Watford last week, which saw them pegged back to 2-2 from a leading position, Arsenal will want to bounce back against a Villa side still seeking their first points on the road this season. I can’t see them coming at the Emirates Stadium however as the Gunners do look more solid in defence and more dangerous in attack at home. This should be a solid win for Arsenal as the 4/11 price on them to win suggests.
Chelsea v Liverpool (4.30pm)
If Liverpool have a ground where they have struggled in recent years, Stamford Bridge is probably it and after the teams fought out a hard fought Super Cup Final, which Liverpool won on penalties, this game offers Chelsea a chance at revenge. A great win away to Wolves sees Chelsea come into this game in good spirits but Liverpool have a 100% record this season and are playing some great football. This will be hard fought and I think a draw at 13/5 is the most likely outcome.
*All odds shown were correct as of 2pm on Tuesday 17th September at bet365 Sport.