Premier League Tips and Preview for Matchday 5
We had a nice selection of winners across our tips for Matchday Four in the Premier League a couple of weeks ago, including several Anytime Goalscorer winners, not to mention plenty of winners in the Full Time Result market, including tipping wins for Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.
So after a decent return on those tips and then a break as we played through a week of international games, it is with great delight that I note the Premier League returns once again this weekend, with another full selection of games, including some top of the table clashes that will get your mouth watering.
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By the end of Matchday Four, we had three teams remaining in the Premier League with 100% winning records after four games, Liverpool, Chelsea and Watford, who surprised many with their 2-1 win over Tottenham, a team that had thumped Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford just a week previously.
There’s now just one team without a point in the Premier League and that is West Ham, who lost their fourth game of the season in a row at home to Wolves. Five teams are yet to record a victory in the Premier League this season.
We now have a period of games where teams will play not just Premier League games each weekend, but in midweek many will also be in action, either in the Champions League, Europa League or Carabao Cup. It is a busy month or so ahead before the teams once again see players depart for October’s international break.
So let’s begin with our tips for the ten games in the Premier League this weekend. All odds stated were correct with bet365 Sport as of 1pm on Wednesday 12th September.
Premier League Matchday 5 Preview and Tips
- Tottenham v Liverpool
Last season Spurs thumped Liverpool 4-1 at Wembley as they took advantage of some awful Dejan Lovren defending and Simon Mignolet goalkeeping to put the reds to the sword. At Anfield they then claimed a 2-2 draw with the last kick of the game, a penalty awarded by VAR, much to Liverpool’s chagrin. This should be a cracking game to get the weekend off and I think the improvements made by Liverpool and the confidence imbued in them by a good start means they will just shade it here.
Full Time Result – Liverpool Win – 7/5
Correct Score – Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool – 10/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 5/6
- Bournemouth v Leicester City
I think Leicester have started the season very well, even if the results have not quite shown that as yet. Even so, I feel they are more than good enough to get a point from this game with Bournemouth. The Cherries have also started the season brightly and picked up seven points thus far, as such, I think this one is most likely to finish as a scoring draw.
Full Time Result – Draw – 11/5
Correct Score – Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester City – 11/2
Anytime Goalscorer – James Maddison (Leicester) – 12/5
- Chelsea v Cardiff City
Chelsea have made a solid if unspectacular start to the season, racking up four wins in four games and they should make it five at home against a spirited but limited Cardiff City team that in truth, will likely struggle to stay in the Premier League this season. If Eden Hazard is on form, then I fully expect Chelsea to claim a strong win here and they may well go top of the table as a result.
Full Time Result – Chelsea Win – 1/6
Correct Score – Chelsea 4-0 Cardiff City – 9/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Pedro (Chelsea) – 7/5
- Huddersfield Town v Crystal Palace
Huddersfield Town fans will be buoyed by two draws from their last two games, including a point away to Everton, but Town are still searching for their first win this season and in truth, even though Crystal Palace have lost all their last three, I don’t feel they will get it here. Palace missed a hatful of chances against Southampton last time out. They won’t be so profligate in front of goal this weekend in my view.
Full Time Result – Crystal Palace Win – 7/5
Correct Score – Huddersfield Town 0-1 Crystal Palace – 13/2
Anytime Goalscorer – Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) – 15/4
- Manchester City v Fulham
In terms of entertainment, I feel that this could be a very enjoyable game to watch, but only if you are a Manchester City fan! Fulham have some attractive players but they are still very much gelling into a team and in truth, their defensive weaknesses displayed this season are such that I am fully expecting Manchester City to put them to the sword and record a very comfortable win here.
Full Time Result – Manchester City Win – 1/10
Correct Score – Manchester City 4-0 Fulham – 17/2
Anytime Goalscorer – David Silva (Manchester City) – 9/4
- Newcastle United v Arsenal
Newcastle’s start to the season has been a torrid one with games against Spurs, Man City, Chelsea and Cardiff away in their opening four game. Now Arsenal visit St James Park on the back of two wins from their last two games. The Gunners do have issued defensively, which I think will see Newcastle grab a goal, but I think the pace and intelligence of the Gunners’ attack will be the key difference between the teams and what will win them the game.
Full Time Result – Arsenal Win – 17/20
Correct Score – Newcastle 1-3 Arsenal – 14/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) – 7/5
- Watford v Manchester United
The Hornets showed their class with a 2-1 win over Tottenham, a team that beat Manchester United 3-0 just the week before, in their last game, so by logic you would assume they’d be favourites here against a United side that seem to be struggling for form. However, I think United match up very well against Watford’s strengths, far better than Spurs did, and as such, I can see United perhaps stealing another vital win here.
Full Time Result – Man Utd win – 10/11
Correct Score – Watford 1-2 Manchester United – 8/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) – 5/4
- Wolves v Burnley
A fine win over West Ham handed Wolves their first Premier League win of the season and I can see them making that two here against a Burnley team that is badly out of sorts compared to last season. The defensive stability that was a hallmark of Burnley last year has just not been present and this talented and inventive Wolves team has the players to fully exploit this and claim the three points.
Full Time Result – Wolves Win – 3/4
Correct Score – Wolves 3-0 Burnley – 14/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Helder Costa (Wolves) – 12/5
- Everton v West Ham United
Everton sorely missed the suspended Richarlison against Huddersfield Town last time out and he will sit out this game against the Hammers. The visitors have had a torrid start to the season, losing all four games and their record at Goodison is depressing too. With hardly any time to work on things due to the International break this week, I think another week of misery is in line for the Hammers as I am backing Everton, just, to snatch the win here.
Full Time Result – Everton Win – 17/20
Correct Score – Everton 1-0 West Ham – 15/2
Anytime Goalscorer – Theo Walcott (Everton) – 2/1
- Southampton v Brighton
One of the rarer derby games in the Premier League is this south coast derby and it is a fixture that Southampton have slightly the better of in more recent years with two draws and a win in their last three games. For me though, Brighton look the slightly better side this season and I think they will pose a threat on the counter here. I can’t see there being too many goals and a draw feels about right for two teams that don’t concede or score that many.
Full Time Result – Draw – 11/5
Correct Score – Southampton 1-1 Brighton – 11/2
First/Last Goalscorer – Glenn Murray (Brighton) – 11/4