The Premier League returns after the international break with Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United sure to make the headlines. United will be hoping to end their 8-year wait for a Premier League title with Ronaldo in the ranks but the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are sure to be in the mix too. At the bottom of the pile. Arsenal, Norwich, and Wolves are yet to pick up a point whilst there are plenty of other sides as yet winless in the league this term.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League:
EPL Week 4 Picks
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace ($4.65)
An all-London clash kicks off the programme on Saturday as Crystal Palace host Tottenham. The Eagles are yet to pick up a win this season under Patrick Vieira but showed real heart to pinch a point on the road at West Ham last time out. They take on a Spurs side that have won their opening 3 games and are sitting pretty at the top of the table. It is early days for Nuno Esporito Santo’s side, but they look to be building momentum for the campaign ahead. This should be a tight game, but Spurs have the momentum and should prevail here.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match ($1.95)
Tottenham to win 1-0
Arsenal vs Norwich City – Emirates Stadium
Norwich City ($7)
Two sides in the relegation places do battle as Arsenal host newly promoted Norwich City. The Gunners have been abject so far this term, failing to score in their first 3 games and the manner of their 5-0 defeat to Manchester City last time out was hugely concerning. They host Norwich, who have had to play Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester City in their first three games and will see this as a completely free hit on the road at the Emirates. Plenty of people are writing off Arsenal but the Gunners should silence a few critics and pick up a precious win here.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match ($1.57)
Arsenal to win 2-0
Brentford vs Brighton – Brentford Community Stadium
Newly promoted Brentford will be looking to maintain their unbeaten Premier League record as they host Brighton. The Bees beat Arsenal on the opening day before drawing at Crystal Palace and Aston Villa and they look to have acclimatised to life in the top-flight quickly. Brighton meanwhile have 6 points from their opening 3 games and Graham Potter looks to have his troops playing with plenty of confidence. The Seagulls will fancy their chances here but with both sides very evenly matched, a draw looks to be the most likely outcome.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.25)
Leicester City vs Manchester City – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($6.6)
Manchester City ($1.58)
Defending champions Manchester City travel to Leicester in what promises to be an enthralling encounter. The Foxes have 6 points from their opening 3 games but have yet to fully hit their straps under Brendan Rodgers this season. Manchester City also have 6 points on the board but back to back home thumping’s of Norwich City and Arsenal look to have ignited their season. This should be the game of the weekend and whilst Leicester will have a real go, Manchester City should pinch the points here.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match ($1.58)
Manchester City to win 2-1
Manchester United vs Newcastle United – Old Trafford
Manchester United ($1.22)
Newcastle United ($16.5)
The return of Cristiano Ronaldo is sure to be the headline act as Manchester United take on Newcastle at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have 7 points from their opening 3 games, and they will be looking to build on their good start here, in front of their passionate home support. Newcastle meanwhile are still awaiting their first win of the season and Steve Bruce is a man under pressure at St James’s Park. This should be one way traffic in Salford with United very likely to pick up a very comfortable home win.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match ($1.22)
Manchester United to win 3-0
Southampton vs West Ham United – St Mary’s Stadium
West Ham United ($2.54)
Two sides looking to build on promising starts to the season do battle on the South Coast as Southampton take on West Ham United. The Saints picked up a good point at Newcastle last time out in the dying embers and they will be keen to build on that again here. West Ham meanwhile are unbeaten with three games played this term and look to be a side packed with goals and creativity under David Moyes. This should be a really good game, between two solid sides and the draw looks to be the most likely outcome.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.5)
Watford vs Wolves – Vicarage Road
Newly promoted Watford will be doing all they can to continue their steady start to the season as they take on winless Wolves. Watford have been a breath of fresh air this season, with plenty of attacking flair but they will be all too wary of the perils of Premier League football having been a yo-yo club in recent years. Wolves meanwhile are yet to pick up a point this season and their lack of goal threat looks to be their principal issue. They should have a good go here and this should be a good game, with a score draw the most likely result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.3)
Chelsea vs Aston Villa – Stamford Bridge
Aston Villa ($13.5)
Much fancied Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways as they welcome Aston Villa. The blues showed real resolve to dig deep at Liverpool last time out and their point was lauded given the fact they played most of the game with just 10 men. They take on Aston Villa, who have lacked consistency so far this term but have shown enough glimpses of quality to suggest they will be featuring in the top half of the table this season. Chelsea however should have enough about them in this one to pick up all three points.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($1.31)
Chelsea to win 3-0
Leeds United vs Liverpool – Elland Road
Leeds United ($4.8)
Liverpool travel to Leeds as they look to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. Leeds meanwhile are yet to pick up all three points in any game this season but with plenty of different tactics and strategies sure to be employed by Marcelo Bielsa, they will be a tough nut to crack in every game this season. Liverpool meanwhile have won two and drawn one of their opening three games and they managed to grab a decent point at home to Chelsea last time out. The atmosphere in this one is sure to be raucous, but Liverpool should have enough about them to win here.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match ($1.76)
Liverpool to win 2-1
Everton vs Burnley – Goodison Park
Goodison Park is sure to be bouncing on Monday night as Everton take on Burnley. The Toffees are as yet unbeaten under Rafa Benitez, and they will be looking to build on that in front of their home faithful here. Burnley meanwhile picked up their first point of the campaign against Leeds last time out and showed enough to suggest that they are up for the fight in the top-flight once again this season. This could be a tighter game than many people expect but Everton should pick up all three points here.
Betting tip: Everton to win the match ($1.77)
Everton to win 2-1
EPL Week 4 multi bet
We’re backing four results this week as a four-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Arsenal vs Norwich City – Arsenal to win
Manchester United vs Newcastle United – Manchester United to win
Chelsea vs Aston Villa – Chelsea to win
Everton vs Burnley – Everton to win
A $50 wager would pay out $421.50 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.