English Premier League Matchweek 6: Predictions, Betting tips & Analysis
Chelsea’s loss was our major upset last week in this column, but a record 80% success was achieved. Another week of tricky fixtures but as usual, our experts deliver their take for the next installment of the EPL below. Goodluck bookies
Chelsea vs Arsenal
Stamford Bridge Stadium
Familiar foes square up against each other for the second time this season, Jose Mourinho goes up against Arsene Wenger again after losing to him for the first time ever last month at the Community Shield winner takes all affair at Wembley, it’s a different ball game this time but history doesn’t by any means favour the visitors. A 6:0 humilation comes to mind but Chelsea’s form is alarming. Arsenal must do better than they did midweek in Zagreb while Chelsea must build on the stroll in midweek over Maccabi.
Verdict: Chelsea to win
AFC Bournemouth vs Sunderland
Sunderland keep struggling and practically failing to impress, maybe unlucky to have collapsed late on at home to Spurs but they did nothing to change the result. Bournemouth failed to impress at Norwich either in a six pointer and must do something special at home this weekend to avoid early doom.
Verdict: Bournemouth to pick a point at least
Aston Villa vs West Brom
Two teams with points to prove, Westbrom woke up late in the transfer market while Aston Villa endured a traumatic window. Both picked points last weekend and look certain to pick another each this weekend. Saido Berahino is the pick if he’s selected while defensive frailty would hurt the home side except they put their hearts together.
Newcastle vs Watford
St James’s Park
Newcastle prepared for the loss at Upton Park at home to Arsenal when they lost their disciplinary instincts. Watford on their own pulled a great one as the handed Swansea some reality check. Newcastle must get serious if they want to stay up, Watford look like the real deal in this fixture and we can only believe them to heap more misery on Steve McLauren and his wards.
Verdict: Watford to pick a point at least.
Stoke City vs Leicester City
Stoke weren’t expected to do much against Arsenal and they didn’t disappoint. Leicester were tipped to beat Villa and they did, now they both must face each other, Leicester are practically expected to nick this but wait… this is Britannia, Liverpool and Westbrom may have beaten them but don’t write them off.
Verdict: Stoke to win
Swansea vs Everton
Everton did the impossible last weekend, they beat Chelsea. Swansea lost at Vicarage road, a surprise. A wounded lion up against a giant killing cheetah. Steven Naismith looks certain to start after last week’s heroics, Swansea’s duo of Ayew and Gomis will look to respond after the shut out of last weekend.
Verdict: Everton to pick a point at least
Manchester City vs Westham
Kevin Debryne is yet to justify his big money move, Sterling is blowing hot and cold, Juventus bursted City’s European bubbles. Westham produced back to back impressive victories with successive clean sheets, Payet seems in form and Bilic looks to have found a place for Victor Moses…
Verdict: Machester City to beat Westham silly!
Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace
White Hart Lane
A late Ryan Mason strike handed Spurs their first win of the season at Sunderland while a lateKelechi Iheanacho strike handed victory to Machester City at Selhurst. Both teams have victory potentials, it’s a derby and must be taken seriously, the hosts have been lackluster and must call on their Korean prince for inspiration after his Europa wonders in midweek.
Verdict: Spurs to win
Liverpool vs Norwich City
9th and 10th placed teams square up at Anfield. Stalemate at Bordeaux in the Europa league must be built on by the Scousers, a shambolic second half display at Old Trafford must be given a befitting burial and Philippe Coutinho’s return must speak for Liverpool. Norwich will depend mostly on team effort here, there is no Luis Suarez to hurt them but Sturridge could feature.
Verdict: Liverpool to win
Southampton vs Manchester United
St. Mary’s Stadium
After making a huge statement with the defeat of Liverpool, a midweek embarrassment at PSV sent United down crashing. The loss hurts but long term injury to Luke Shaw hurts more. The Saints can dream after some recent fine results against Manchester United but they will dig up something special to earn something against Van Gaal’s men
Strictly the writer’s opinion.
Written by @Komptrolla