Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Sooner or later, Chelsea will click and the sooner it happens, the more comfortable Frank Lamaprd will feel on the sidelines. A home win should be achieved this weekend against a Crystal Palace side that has is looking to bounce back from their loss to Everton last weekend. Lampard has included Christian Pulisic in his squad following a hamstring injury at the end of last season and he will bring the best out of those around him.
Bet: Chelsea win
Everton v Brighton
Everton have won all six league and cup games they have played this season and they will be favorites to make it seven straight wins against Brighton who have lost to Manchester United twice in the last week. Brighton hit the woodwork five times in their EPL loss to the Red Devils last Saturday which cost them the game. Everton are getting the best out of forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin who has scored two hat-tricks already this season. The Toffees should be too strong this weekend.
Bet: Everton win
Leeds v Man City
This has all the potential to be the highest-scoring game of the weekend. It promises to be an intriguing battle between the two managers. Marcelo Bielsa loves to pit his wits against the best managers in the league and don’t be surprised if he has something up his sleeve to inflict a second successive loss on City. City are struggling in terms of fit forwards with Sergio Aguero still sidelined and he has been joined by Gabriel Jesus. Having said that, City have Kevin de Bruyne to pull their strings.
Bet: Man City win
Newcastle v Burnley
Don’t expect too many goals in this encounter as the two sides look to put disappointing starts behind them. Burnley have lost both games they have played this season while Newcastle have taken one point from their last two games after starting their campaign with a 2-0 win at West Ham. Burnley have one of the smallest squads in the league and it is already showing. Any more losses and the heat on manager Sean Dyche will increase. One goal could be all it takes to win this game and it could come from a set piece.
Bet Under 2.5 total goals
Leicester v West Ham
Two of last weekend’s biggest winners meet at the King Power Stadium to open Sunday’s slate of EPL games. Leicester came away from the Etihad Stadium with a 5-2 win after conceding the opening goal to Manchester City. West Ham’s 4-0 win at home to Wolves on Sunday was equally impressive even though manager David Moyes took control of the Hammers from his home as he self isolates after testing positive for Covid-19. Leicester will start as favorites and with Jamie Vardy leading the league with five goals in three games, it’s hard to see the points leaving Leicester.
Bet: Leicester win
Southampton v West Brom
West Brom has already given up 11 goals in their three games so far which is the most in the EPL. Nine of those goals have come in the second half which needs to be addressed swiftly if the Baggies are to avoid an immediate return to the Championship. Southamptongot their first win of the season last weekend at Burnley and they will fancy their chances of getting a second win this weekend.
Bet: Southampton win
Arsenal v Sheffield United
Sheffield United will hope the arrival of Rhian Brewster from Liverpool will be the answer to their goal scoring problem. The Blades are the only EPL team yet to score a goal. And they will do well to penetrate an Arsenal defense that is generally well set-up. Over 2.5 goals has paid out in Arsenal’s three matches so far this season, and if they can find their groove early, they could score over 2.5 goals themselves. Alexandre Lacazette is looking to score in his fourth successive EPL game.
Bet: Arsenal win
Wolves v Fulham
Wolves have yet to settle into the new signing and it seems manager Nuno Espirito Santo is unsure of his best XI. Last season he had one of the most settled squads in the EPL which made his team selection easy, but fatigue caught up with his players in the latter stages of the season which cost them a place in European. Fulham need to go to Plan ‘B’ after three successive losses. Conceding early goals has been an issue for manager Scott Parker and if Wolves add to their early woes, then it could be another defeat for the Cottagers.
Bet: Wolves win
Man United v Tottenham
This fixture has a history of producing plenty of goals and there could well be goals this time around. Harry Kane has only scored once this season but he leads the EPL with five assists. In fact, Kane has been directly involved in Spurs’ last six league goals and after scoring a hat-trick to book Tottenham’s place in the Europa League group stage, the England forward could be the key to a Spurs win. United have not looked good in the league this season, and they will have to be at their best if they are to beat the former manager.
Bet: Both teams to score
Aston Villa v Liverpool
The fourth weekend of EPL fixtures come to a close with a clash between two sides with 100 per cent records. Aston Villa has played one game fewer than the champions and they will make life difficult for Liverpool. The defending champions have picked up from where they left off last season and you would expect Jurgen Klopp’s men to collect another win. Villa’s two wins have been against two of the sides at the bottom of the table without a point so this is going to be their toughest test of the season so far. Liverpool’s class up front will be the difference.
Bet: Liverpool win