English Premier League Betting: Round 7
A look at round 7 of the English Premier League.
A look at round 7 of the English Premier League.
Season Summary +30
Another international break is almost upon us and the Premier League will take a two week break after this round of fixtures.
There were some fascinating results in round 6, with Manchester City recording a vital 1-0 win over Chelsea to pull themselves right back into the early title mix. Elsewhere some of the big names struggled, Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa and Liverpool played out an entertaining 3-3 draw with Brentford.
Leicester continued their slow start to the season scoring late on to draw with Burnley and Arsenal put Tottenham to the sword crushing their North London rivals 3-1. Everton continued their sneaky good start to the season beating Norwich 2-0, whilst West Ham demonstrated that they are side not to be messed with by scoring two late goals to edge Leeds, Wolves beat Southampton and Watford Newcastle and Crystal Palace Brighton all played out entertaining draws.
Our betting selections were unlucky as we got it right in Everton beating Norwich, unfortunately Liverpool couldn’t hold onto the lead against Brentford and a stunning first half performance from Arsenal blew our prediction of a tight North London derby apart thanks to the Gunners scoring three goals in the first half.
However, we are still in profit and looking to head into the international break with some winning selections. Here is a quick breakdown of who is playing who in what looks to be another exciting match week.
Man Utd v Everton
Burnley v Norwich
Chelsea v Southampton
Leeds v Watford
Wolves v Newcastle
Brighton v Arsenal
Crystal Palace v Leicester
Tottenham v Aston Villa
West Ham v Brentford
Liverpool v Man City
Wolves looked like the side that outplayed Leicester, Tottenham and Manchester United last weekend when they emerged victorious away to Southampton. It was a poignant victory, as it didn’t simply give the side from the Midlands an important three points, but it also marked the first competitive goal for striker Raul Jimenez since his return from fracturing his skull.
Wolves should have a much greater points return than they currently have. Sitting in 14th with six points, Wolves when at their best do play some lovely free flowing attacking football. They have played well against some of the leagues best sides and won’t hold any fear over the visit of Newcastle.
The Magpies sit just outside the relegation zone in 17th place having won three points from their first six games. Defensively Steve Bruce’s side have been poor as only Norwich have conceded more than them this season – the Toon Army are yet to keep a clean sheet.
Wolves have proven already that they can create chances against the best and should have enough firepower to consign Newcastle to another defeat. We see Wolves winning here and wining comfortably.
For those that read this blog regularly you will know I am no stranger to betting against Norwich and I am going to do so again here.
In a match up that sees 19th play 20th, both sides will desperately want three points to finally give their stuttering seasons a much-needed kick-start.
Burnley’s strength is their home form, it’s the vital ingredient that has seen them stay competitive in the Premier League for such a long period of time. The Clarets will be disappointed that they have only returned one point from their first three games but will be looking to change that when the Canaries come to town.
What will concern Sean Dyche is that they have already conceded eleven goals this season with only Newcastle, Leeds and Norwich having conceded more. Burnley’s defensive record might not be in jeopardy this weekend as Norwich have scored a league low two goals this season. Daniel Farke’s side have looked toothless this season and despite the successes he has bought to the club there are now a few murmurings of discontent amongst the Norwich faithful. Being the only team in the league not to register a point this season, this is a crucial match for Norwich. However, I see Burnley’s experience and knowhow just about doing enough to get them over the line.
Seventh plays ninth as West Ham host new boys Brentford.
Brentford have made a great start to the season accumulating nine points from their first six games. They have already beaten Wolves and Arsenal this season, before earning battling draws to Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Liverpool. Thomas Frank’s side are unbeaten on their travels so far this season but I see that run ending here.
David Moyes side have quietly gone about their business this season and will be delighted at the start they have made. West Ham are no longer a soft touch, Moyes has taught his side to play tough and in Tomas Soucek, Vladimir Coufal and Michail Antonio West Ham have an exceptionally solid spine. However, in Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma, West Ham have some magic to go along with all that brawn.
Questions were asked at the start of the season as to how the Hammers would combine both domestic and league priorities but so far West Ham seem to be reveling in both. There is a concern over West Ham’s home form as they have only won one of their three league games, but they will view this weekend as a perfect opportunity to double that tally. Make no mistake the Bees will travel to the London Stadium full of belief but I see West Ham ultimately prevailing.
A treble on Wolves, Burnley and West Ham all to win returns odds of 5/1.
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