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English Premier League Betting: Round 9

Weekly review of the matches in round 9 of the English Premier League.

Jack Hartman
October 23, 2021

Betting summary for the season +10

 

Another weekend has come and gone where the crossbar was rattled with our bets. Guessing that Liverpool would win and that Man City would win both halves we were let down by an abject Manchester Utd side who despite taking the lead would go onto lose 4-2.

 

Elsewhere last week there were big wins for Spurs and West Ham. Chelsea hung on grimly against Brentford, Man City continued their steady rise up the table with a comfy win over Burnley, Wolves came from two goals down to beat Aston Villa, whilst their were also a first win of the season for Southampton and two draws between Arsenal and Palace and Norwich and Brighton.

 

We move on to another fantastic weekend of action with nine more games taking place.

 

SATURDAY

Chelsea vs Norwich 

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle

Everton vs Watford 

Leeds vs Wolves

Southampton vs Burnley

Brighton vs Man City

 

SUNDAY

Brentford vs Leicester 

West Ham vs Spurs 

Man United vs Liverpool 

 

Pick 1: Crystal Palace to beat Newcastle - 19/20

 

Whenever I used to bet on Crystal Palace it was always to bet on the under 2.5 goal market, as under previous boss Roy Hodgson they were a pretty dull watch. All that has changed and now under Patrick Vieira they are a side who play a very nice attacking brand of football. Palace have scored at least two in four out of their last six home games. 

 

A lot of their great play goes through midfielder Connor Gallagher who looks a real prospect. The Chelsea loanee looked a find last year when on loan with West Brom but this year has taken his performances to another level .

 

Newcastle, despite all of the buzz over their takeover showed their new owners what a tough rebuilding job they have ahead of them, following a 3-2 defeat to Spurs.

 

Despite the return of Callum Wilson who scored a well taken goal, their defensive frailties still very much remain and Spurs looked like they could score with every attack.

 

Steve Bruce has now left and Newcastle can no longer use his management as an excuse. Graham Jones takes temporary charge but this could be a tough first ask for the caretaker boss.

 

Palace at home are unbeaten in their last six in all competitions whereas Newcastle away from home need to go all the way back to May of last season where they beat Leicester 4-2 for their last away win. 

 

It will be tight but we are backing Palace to edge what could be a really close game.

 

Pick 2: Everton to beat Watford - 4/6

 

This bet comes with an air of slight trepidation as Everton are sorely lacking the presence of Dominic Calvert Lewin and their are doubts over Richarlison’s involvement. However, Watford last week just looked a mess against Everton’s Merseyside rivals Liverpool and a trip away to Goodison Park is never easy. 

 

Before Everton’s surprise defeat to West Ham last week their home form has been good where they have won three out of their four league matches. They have only conceded three goals at home all season. 

 

Watford away from home have struggled,  losing every game with the exception of a 3-1 win against Norwich. 

 

In Ismael Sarr they have a potential superstar and in the games they have won, it’s mainly been down to the performances of the winger. Even in defeat last week it was Sarr who looked a constant threat.

 

It’s hard to have any faith in a side who have just shipped five goals in their previous match. In what could be another low scoring game we are going to side with the Toffees  to just come out on top.

 

Pick 3: Man City to beat Brighton - 4/9

 

Man City have started their usual charge up the table. It usually takes Pep Guardiola’s side a little bit of time to get up and running but once they do they become an incredibly hard team to stop. City have the luxury of welcoming back their South American contingent for this game, who due to quarantine rules had to miss the match against Burnley.

 

It’s now seven unbeaten for City following their opening weekend defeat by Spurs and in that time they have played Chelsea and Liverpool, so City have a good run of fixtures to come. 

 

City have a fantastic record against Brighton winning eight of the last ten matches against the Seagulls. Graham Potter’s side did win their last meeting, winning a great game 3-2. However, this was at the end of last season where fans were allowed back in the ground and City rested a host of first team players with the league already wrapped up and with the Champions League final on the horizon.

 

Brighton after a fast start still sit in fourth in the table and will be delighted with the start they have made. However things need to improve in front of goal for the shot shy Seagulls as they have only scored one goal in their last three matches. 

 

Expect this to be a great game between two sides who play a brilliant style of football but this is a match that City should edge.

 

A bet on Crystal Palace, Everton and Man City all to win pays approx 4/1.


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