Manchester City and Tottenham are the only two unbeaten sides in the Premier League with 6 games played and much will be made of their meeting on Saturday evening. Elsewhere, Arsenal couldn’t keep their run of form going as they succumbed to Manchester United last weekend, whilst Liverpool slipped up at Everton too. Chelsea managed a win last weekend but a poor showing in the Champions League signalled the end for Thomas Tuchel and they are seeking a new manager. Leicester and Everton remain the two sides without a win this term and how they would love to change that this weekend.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League 2022/23 season:
Premier League Week 7 Predictions
Fulham vs Chelsea – Craven Cottage
A West London derby kicks off the programme as Fulham host Chelsea. The Cottagers have been in great nick so far this season but their defeat to Tottenham last weekend will still be a bone of contention for Marco Silva, who felt his side should have got at least a point. Chelsea meanwhile are in real strife and Thomas Tuchel ultimately paid the price. They will need to respond here, with the sides above them starting to get away from them in the Premier League too. This should be a belter on the Thames, which Chelsea should just about prevail from.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match ($1.85)
Chelsea to win 2-1
Bournemouth vs Brighton – Vitality Stadium
Two sides that won well last time out do battle as Bournemouth host Brighton. The Cherries were 2-0 down to Nottingham Forest last weekend but came back to win 3-2 and they will be hoping for a repeat showing in terms of resilience here. Brighton meanwhile thumped winless Leicester City last weekend and they look to be a side capable of challenging for higher honours this season. This won’t be as comfortable as the odds suggest but Brighton should pick up another three points here.
Betting tip: Brighton to win the match ($1.85)
Brighton to win 2-1
Leicester City vs Aston Villa – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($2.56)
Aston Villa ($2.94)
Two managers under the pump face off as Brendan Rodgers’s Leicester City take on Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa. The Foxes are bottom of the Premier League table currently and survival looks to be their ultimate objective this term. Aston Villa meanwhile picked up a good point against Manchester City last weekend, but they too have been underachieving and they need to find some consistency. This could be a cagey one, with neither side wanting to lose and a draw could be on the cards.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.6)
Liverpool vs Wolves – Anfield
Liverpool will be hoping to kick into gear as they host Wolves at Anfield. The reds haven’t enjoyed the fluency that they did last season, and they will need to improve on their record of just 2 wins from their opening 6 games. Wolves meanwhile come into this one fresh off the back of their first win of the season over Southampton last weekend and they should be full of confidence. Wolves will make this very difficult for Liverpool, but the reds should have no issues at home.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match ($1.3)
Liverpool to win 3-0
Southampton vs Brentford – St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton take on Brentford in what should be an entertaining game on the South coast. As ever with the Saints, consistency is something they have been lacking this term, with a win over Chelsea backed up with a loss to Wolves but they are a dangerous side. Brentford meanwhile are flying high under Thomas Frank and their 5-2 win over Leeds last weekend was breath-taking at times. This should be a very good game here at St Mary’s, with the draw the most likely outcome.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.6)
Manchester City vs Tottenham – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($1.4)
The two unbeaten sides in the division do battle as Manchester City host Tottenham at the Etihad. City have been in great nick this term, with Erling Haaland banging the goals in and at home, they are a seriously tough proposition. Tottenham meanwhile are purring under Antonio Conte and the Italian loves being the party pooper, especially at the Etihad. Tottenham generally get a result against Manchester City and the points could be shared in this one.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($5.6)
Arsenal vs Everton – Emirates Stadium
Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from defeat to Manchester United last time out, as they host winless Everton. The Gunners remain top of the table but showed naivety in defeat to United and how they will want to bounce back here. Everton meanwhile showed real resolve last weekend to nick a point against Liverpool and they are a side steadily improving under Frank Lampard. This could be a bridge too far however and Arsenal should win well at home.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match ($1.4)
Arsenal to win 3-0
West Ham United vs Newcastle United – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham United ($2.5)
Newcastle United ($3.1)
Two sides on the up face off as Newcastle travel to West Ham. The Hammers were bottom of the table after three games, but recent performances have improved, giving David Moyes hope of another top half showing at least this term. Toon meanwhile, haven’t perhaps picked up the points their performances have deserved but they are another team developing under Eddie Howe and they have no real ceiling this season. There is very little to split these sides on paper, making the draw the most likely result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.5)
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace ($3.6)
Manchester United ($2.16)
Manchester United will be hoping to continue their recent resurgence as they travel to Crystal Palace. The Eagles have made themselves very tough to beat under Patrick Vieira, but their results have been a little patchy of late, something they will be eager to put right here. By contrast, Manchester United have ground out 4 consecutive wins since falling to the bottom of the table and they look to be riding the crest of a wave currently. Palace will be bang up for this but United could earn themselves another three points.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match ($2.16)
Manchester United to win 2-1
Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest – Elland Road
Leeds United ($1.8)
Nottingham Forest ($4.75)
Leeds host Nottingham Forest in what promises to be an excellent Monday Night Football fixture. Under the stewardship of Jesse Marsch, Leeds are going very well this season and whilst survival remains their priority, a top half finish looks to be a realistic target too. Nottingham Forest meanwhile slipped up from 2-0 up against Bournemouth last weekend and Steve Cooper will want to see a response from his side here. This should be a really good game, with Leeds most likely to come out on top.
Betting tip: Leeds United to win the match ($1.8)
Leeds United to win 2-1
EPL Week 7 multi bet
We’re backing four results this week as a four-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Fulham vs Chelsea – Chelsea to win
Liverpool vs Wolves – Liverpool to win
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United – Manchester United to win
Arsenal vs Everton – Arsenal to win
A $50 wager would pay out $406.50 if successful at the current odds.
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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.