After a week off for the international break, the Premier League returns this weekend with ten matches taking place from Saturday lunchtime, through to Monday night. This will be the fifth matchday of the season and already we have some intriguing plot lines developing, with Liverpool leading the way with the sole 100% winning record in the division.
We’ve seen impressive starts from the likes of Leicester City, Crystal Palace and West Ham, while the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Man Utd have all stuttered at the early stage. All teams now have at least one point, but only two teams, Watford and Wolves, are yet to taste victory in the competition this season (though Wolves have drawn three of their four games).
The ten games this weekend make for some intriguing betting opportunities and this week, we are going to take a look at some different types of bets than usual to keep things fresh and hopefully land you a few winners.
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Let’s take a look at the current Premier League table as it stands before this weekends. Games.
*All odds shown were correct with bet365 Sport as of 11.45am on Wednesday 11th September 2019.
Premier League Tips – Matchday 5
Premier League Accumulator
- Brighton v Burnley – Draw
- Man Utd v Leicester – Draw
- Sheffield Utd v Southampton – Home Win
- Watford v Arsenal – Away Win
I have put together this interesting little fourfold bet which offers you odds of 57.8/1 with bet365 Sport, which means a £10 stake would see you earn £588 in total returns should the bet be a winner.
I have started the accumulator with a couple of great value draws as I think Burnley are more than capable of going to the south coast and earning a draw with Brighton, who lost their last home game 2-0 to Southampton. Similarly, I see Manchester United’s struggles not improving a great deal as they face a Leicester side that has started the season very brightly and who lie third in the table overall. While I can’t see the Red Devils losing a second successive home league game, I do feel that Leicester have enough to earn a point from the game.
The other two selections are wins and the first is to back a rather impressive Sheffield United side to win their game with Southampton. The Saints have picked up four points in their last two games, but the Blades look very well organised at home and I think they have enough quality to pick up another big win here.
Lastly, is the Sunday game between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road. Watford have reappointed former manager Quique Sanches Flores to replace Javi Gracia, and teams usually get a boost in performance when a new manager comes in, but I feel Watford have a few deep-seated problems and I feel Arsenal are a team, with that pacy attack, that are well-suited to exploiting them to claim the win.
Correct Score Tips
- Brighton v Burnley – 1-1 Draw – 11/2
- Sheffield United v Southampton – 1-0 Home Win – 7/1
- Aston Villa v Wesy Ham – 2-2 Draw – 12/1
I have picked the Brighton v Burnley clash as a draw in my accumulator tip above and I strongly fancy this game to end all square. Neither team score a great deal of goals and for me, that means either a 0-0 or 1-1. Both teams are relatively tight defensively, other than against the very top teams, but I also feel both can score a goal, hence I feel 1-1 is the better option here.
I also feel that goals will be at a premium in the Sheff Utd v Southampton game, where I have backed the Blades to earn a narrow 1-0 win. That can’t be said for the Villa v West Ham clash on Monday which I feel sees two of the weaker defences in the Premier League go head to head and where I can see a few goals being scored, hence my decision to go for the 2-2 scoreline here.
- Liverpool to win with -3 goal Handicap – 5/2
- Man City to win with -3 goal Handicap – 21/10
For me, the top two teams in the Premier League are likely to be the dominant forces throughout the season once again and the early weeks of the season has done nothing to dispel this and pretty much confirmed it.
As such, with both the top two facing relatively ‘easier’ games, I fancy them to run out convincing winners in both. Liverpool have Newcastle at home and last season, beat the Geordies 4-0 at Anfield and I think even with a -3 goal handicap, they could still earn a win, and at odds of 5/2 that looks a decent value bet.
It’s a similar story for Manchester City, the leading goalscorers in the Premier League, who take on a Norwich City side who have conceded ten goals in their four games this season. City are precisely the sort of team that can take advantage of the Canaries woeful defending and bag a hatful of goals in the game and I think at 21/10 for City to have a -3 goal handicap and still win, is a very good value bet.
Our Top Long Odds Scorecast Bet
- Teemu Pukki to score anytime and Man City to win 5-1 – 60/1
For my final bet of the weekend I like to have a long odds punt on a scorecast bet and the Norwich v Man City game offers me a great chance to do this. Neither of these teams are the best defensively and I can see Norwich scoring a goal and if they do, it is likely Pukki, who has five goals already this season, will be the man.
The problem is that I think it will be a consolation goal as I can see City running out handsome winners and a 5-1 scoreline would give a very decent return of 60/1 which is well worth a pound of anybody’s cash.