Premier League Punters - Round 5 Top Betting Picks & Tips

Chelsea v Arsenal

Stuart Woodrow

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:33 PM GMT

Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017 7:33 PM GMT

Last weekend was a difficult one for many bettors as a few sides underperformed and others took advantage of that.  With the Champions League and Europa League group stage matches having kicked off.

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As squads become more “European” in make-up this becomes less of an issue but it’s still something that we need to bear in mind. 

Not too long ago, Bournemouth v Brighton would have been a Championship game, indeed the last time these two met was in a Championship match in the 2014/15 season.  Bournemouth won both the home and away fixtures that season but Brighton seem to have got their legs under them after a tough opening to the season.  I’ve not got a bet for this one but I will be keeping an eye on it for the League Cup game just a few days later when they meet again. 

It may seem crazy to be talking about managerial changes so soon but Crystal Palace are under new management and will be looking to finally get some points on the board this weekend.  Palace actually played well last week and a similar performance with more defensive resolve should see them get a point.  That’s my bet for this one and I’m taking the draw at +234 that Pinnacle have on offer

West Brom are under stable management but the same cannot be said for their opponents West Ham.  If the Hammers hadn’t picked up a win against Huddersfield, Slaven Bilic may well have been out of a job.  They need to keep that run going though.  These two sides have a similar head to head record but the value is with the Hammers and I’m following that.  Take the +240 with BetVictor

Watford were very good last week and I was happy to see them pick up a win (and fatten my wallet).  This week is an altogether different test as they face, my tip for the Premier League title, Manchester City.  The bookies have this one sewn up tight though so I’m staying out of the betting on it. 

Liverpool were undone by Manchester City last weekend and now they face Burnley who did well against them last season.  I think this will be a tight game so I’m giving Burnley an edge in the Asian Handicap markets, taking the +218 with Pinnacle for Burnley +1

Newcastle United v Stoke is a game I’m staying well away from, neither side is consistent enough for me to risk my money on them. 

Tottenham welcome Swansea to Wembley and it’s time to put the “Wembley curse” rubbish to bed.  Other sides will come to Wembley and raise their game because they’re playing at Wembley.  Tottenham need to raise their game accordingly and put teams to the sword when their in the ascendance.  Nothing for me in this one but I will be watching with interest. 

Chelsea v Arsenal is the game of the weekend for me and I suspect this will be a tight game.  I’ve considered the Both Teams To Score (No) selection but decided to opt for Under 2.5 goals instead.  BetVictor have that at +145 and that offers enough value for me. 

Manchester United play Everton on Sunday in the last game of the round and this should be a fairly straightforward home win.  No bet for me though as the odds are too low. 

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