We take a look at the first 5 English Premier League matches taking place this weekend and suggest a bet in each of them.
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Brentford v Brighton – Click here to bet
Brentford are currently 11th on the log with just 1 win in their last 5 games. Last time out they lost 5-1 on the road to Newcastle and their last home game was a 3-0 loss to Arsenal. Brighton are 7th on the log with 2 wins and a draw in their last 5 matches, but they lost their last game 1-0 at home to Tottenham and drew their last away match 3-3 with Liverpool.
Brighton are slight favourites for this match and I am going to back them to grab the 3 points as it looks to me as though Brentford are really beginning to battle.
Suggested Bet: Brighton win at 29/20
Leicester v Crystal Palace – Click here to bet
Leicester remain rooted to the bottom of the table with just 1 win in their opening 9 games. Last time out they lost 2-1 on the road to Bournemouth, but their last home match was a 4-0 win over Nottingham.
Crystal Palace are 15th on the table and they broke a 4 match run without a victory when they beat Leeds 2-1 at home last time out.
8 of the 9 Leicester Matches have delivered profits for over 2.5 goal backers this season while Crystal Palace matches have seen a 50% return for over 2.5 goal punters. Both teams have found the back of the net in the last 4 League matches between the sides and also in 6 of Palace’s last 7 matches and 3 of Leicester’s last 4 games.
Suggested Bet: Both teams to score, YES, at 8/11
Fulham v Bournemouth – Click here to bet
Fulham are 9th on the table, 1 point and 1 position behind Bournemouth. Fulham have lost 3 of their last 4 matches including going down 3-1 on the road to West Ham last time out, losing 4-1 at home to Newcastle before that.
Bournemouth have recovered from a slow start to the season and they are undefeated in their last 5 games. Their last away game was a 1-1 draw at Newcastle.
8 of the 9 Fulham games have seen 3 goals or more scored and 5 of the 9 Bournemouth games have delivered a profit for over 2.5 goal backers. I think we are going to get goals in this one.
Suggested Bet: Over 2.5 goals at 5/6
Wolves v Nottingham – Click here to bet
This is early in the season, but this is shaping up as a relegation 6 pointer with Wolves currently in 18th and Nottingham, 1 position and 1 point behind them in 19th.
Wolves have lost their last 3 matches in a row and they have failed to score a goal in this time. Nottingham have now gone 7 games without a victory, but they did break a 5 match losing streak when they drew 1-1 at home to Aston Villa last time out.
It is tough to make a confident case for either of these sides, but I am expecting Wolves to climb up the table at some point and they can start here with 3 points.
Suggested Bet: Wolves win at 7/10
Tottenham v Everton – Click here to bet
Tottenham are currently 3rd on the log with just 1 defeat in their last 9 matches. Last time out they beat Brighton 1-0 on the road and their last home game was a 6-2 win over Leicester. Everton are 12th on the log and fighting back after a slow start. They saw a 6 match run without defeat ended last time out, losing 2-1 to Manchester United and their last away game was a 2-1 win against Southampton.
6 out of Everton’s last 8 matches have had 2 or 3 goals in them that has me leaning towards the goal range, a market I enjoy when I am not too firm on either side winning the game.
Suggested Bet: Goal range, 2-3 goals at 1/1
Note: All prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change