Chelsea were the big winners last weekend in the Premier League, with Liverpool and Manchester City dropping points to Brighton and Crystal Palace respectively. Elsewhere, Tottenham parted company with Nuno Espirito Santo – following their defeat to Manchester United, whilst Arsenal’s recent resurgence continued with a great win on the road at Leicester. Burnley picked up their first win of the season, in emphatic style against Brentford, whilst Norwich and Newcastle still await their first wins of the campaign.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League:
EPL Week 11 Picks
Southampton vs Aston Villa – St Mary’s Stadium
Aston Villa ($3.65)
Friday Night football sees an intriguing encounter on the cards as Southampton take on Aston Villa at St Mary’s. The Saints haven’t been able to piece too much consistency together this season but their win at Watford last time out looks to be a real step in the right direction. Aston Villa meanwhile are enduring a relatively tough period and find themselves 15th in the table as a result, with their 4-1 defeat to West Ham on Sunday particularly chastening for their fans. This should be a decent game, between two sides that can play, and a draw looks to be the most likely outcome.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.6)
Manchester United vs Manchester City – Old Trafford
Manchester United ($4.9)
Manchester City ($1.76)
The first Manchester Derby of the season promises to be a classic, with neither side having hit their heights so far this term. United have had a very tough campaign so far, with excellent wins offset by embarrassing defeats and they will be eager to ease the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer here. City meanwhile are a side that have also shown moments of brilliance but are capable of imploding, as demonstrated by their 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace last weekend. This should be a fiery Manchester Derby and with both sides desperate not to lose, a draw could well be on the cards.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($4.1)
Brentford vs Norwich City – Brentford Community Stadium
Norwich City ($6.1)
Two promoted sides face off in West London as Brentford welcome winless Norwich City to the capital. The Bees have impressed in the Premier League this season, picking up excellent results against the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool but they were reminded of the rigours the Premier League brings, when being thumped by Burnley last weekend. Norwich City meanwhile have looked abject so far this term and have only two points to their name from 10 games played. They are already tipped by many for the drop and need to start picking up points quickly. Norwich won’t roll over here, but Brentford are a good side, and they should pick up a much needed home win.
Betting tip: Brentford to win the match ($1.65)
Brentford to win 2-1
Chelsea vs Burnley – Stamford Bridge
Table-topping Chelsea will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table as they welcome Burnley. The blues have been broadly imperious this season and look to be finding their stride under the stewardship of Thomas Tuchel in the league this term. Burnley meanwhile showed their dogged resilience against Brentford last time out to notch their first win of the season and they don’t look too concerned with being in a relegation dogfight this term. Burnley will make it as tough as possible for Chelsea, but the blues should prevail at home here.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match ($1.29)
Chelsea to win 2-0
Crystal Palace vs Wolves – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace ($2.6)
Crystal Palace will be looking to build on their historic win over Manchester City last time out as they take on Wolves. The Eagles have only won twice in the league this term but look to be developing under Patrick Vieira every week and they will have their eye on a top-half finish this season. Wolves meanwhile currently sit 7th in the table and are flying. They beat Everton comfortably on Monday night, meaning Bruno Lage’s side have won 5 of their last 6 matches. This should be a really good game, between two well matched sides, making the draw the most likely result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.25)
Brighton vs Newcastle United – AMEX Stadium
Newcastle United ($6)
High-flying Brighton will be looking to keep their excellent run of form going as they host Newcastle United. The Seagulls picked up a superb point on the road at Liverpool last time out and were deemed by many as unlucky not to pick up all three points. They currently reside in 8th, but a win here could propel them back up into the top 6. Newcastle meanwhile have struggled all season and are yet to win a Premier League game. Unai Emery is the latest manager to turn down the Newcastle hotseat and all does not appear to be rosy on the North East. This should be a comfortable evening’s work for Brighton, who should win well here.
Betting tip: Brighton to win the match ($1.67)
Brighton to win 2-0
Arsenal vs Watford – Emirates Stadium
Arsenal will be looking to maintain their excellent run of form as they host London rivals Watford on Sunday. The Gunners have been in superb nick of late, epitomised by their 2-0 win at Leicester last week and they look to be a side going places under Mikel Arteta. Watford meanwhile are currently somewhere between the sublime and the ridiculous under Claudio Ranieri. The Hornets beat Everton 5-2 on their last away day but lost 1-0 to Southampton last weekend, a result that only worsened their relegation fears. Watford won’t be a push over here, but Arsenal should win well in front of their home fans.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match ($1.45)
Arsenal to win 3-1
Everton vs Tottenham – Goodison Park
Two sides in desperate need of a win face off as Tottenham travel to Everton on Super Sunday. The Toffees are going through the mill under Rafa Benitez and their 2-1 loss to Wolves on Monday night was hugely frustrating for all associated with the club. They host a Tottenham side that parted ways with Nuno Espirito Santo last weekend and were thumped 3-0 by Manchester United. With confidence on the floor in both camps, this could be a turgid encounter and a cagey draw could well be on the cards in Merseyside.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.35)
Leeds United vs Leicester City – Elland Road
Leeds United ($2.9)
Leicester City ($2.59)
Leeds will be looking to build on their second win of the season, as they take on an inconsistent Leicester City side. The whites picked up a much needed win at Norwich City last time out and look to be a side struggling for rhythm a little currently. Leicester City meanwhile, backed up good wins over Brentford and Manchester United with a poor showing at home to Arsenal last time out. Balancing European and domestic commitments looks to be a tricky task for the Foxes currently, meaning this one could well end up being a draw in Yorkshire.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.6)
West Ham United vs Liverpool – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham United ($4.8)
High-flying West Ham United will be doing all they can to test themselves against the best, as they take on Liverpool. The Hammers thrashed Aston Villa 4-1 last time out and there seems to be a real sense of optimism around David Moyes’s side currently. Liverpool meanwhile, sit 2nd in the table and they have been going well all season, in all competitions. They were checked by Brighton last weekend in an entertaining draw but should bounce back here to edge past West Ham.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match ($1.74)
Liverpool to win 3-1
EPL Week 11 multi bet
We’re backing four results this week as a four-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Arsenal vs Watford – Arsenal to win
West Ham United vs Liverpool – Liverpool to win
Chelsea vs Burnley – Chelsea to win
Brighton vs Newcastle United – Brighton to win
A $50 wager would pay out $385.00 if successful at the current odds.
Combining his sports coaching career with freelance journalism, Sam is a sports betting writer for various online publications. He is looking to develop both his respective coaching and writing careers, whilst incorporating his other huge passion – travelling the world.
Sam currently lives and works in Milan, Italy and playing/following/writing about cricket, football (soccer), tennis, formula 1 and golf continue to take up much of his spare time.