English Premier League | Matchweek 5 | BlueBet

Matchweek Five

 

Brighton ($2.62) vs Leicester ($2.62) – Sunday 19th September @11pm AEST

High-flying Brighton host Leicester at the Amex Stadium on Sunday at 11pm.

Graham Potter’s side have started their season in fantastic fashion, with three wins and the only blemish coming in a 2-0 defeat to fourth-placed Everton.

Meanwhile, Leicester have began their campaign in a stop-start fashion, with two wins and losses apiece.

Barring injury, the Seagulls will likely start with the team that defeated Brentford 1-0 away last time out, with new signing Marc Cucurella likely to retain his place.

Meanwhile, Leicester are beginning to welcome back a host of first team players, which means veteran defender Jonny Evans could be named in the first eleven following his spell on the sidelines with injury.

Both teams love to play on the front foot with an attacking brand of football, so expect some goals in this one.

Best Bets

Over/Under: Over 2.5 ($2.14)

 

West Ham ($4) vs Manchester United ($1.80) – Sunday 19th September @11pm AEST

Top of the table Manchester United travel to the London Stadium to face West Ham on Sunday at 11pm.

The Red Devils suffered a shock 2-1 Champions League loss midweek to Swiss side Young Boys and will looking to bounce back against a Hammers side picking up from where they left off last season.

Striker Michail Antonio was sent off in West Ham’s 0-0 draw away at Southampton, meaning new signing Nikola Vlasic is likely to take his place in the starting eleven.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has fitted in like he never left Manchester, with three goals in two games in his second spell at Old Trafford.

This one has the sentiment of a Manchester United victory as the scrutiny once again returns on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He has a habit of delivering a big result when he’s up against it.

Antonio is a huge loss and the Red Devils’ record away from home is impeccable.

Best Bets

Match Result: Manchester United ($1.80)

 

Tottenham Hotspur ($4.33) vs Chelsea ($1.80) – Monday 20th September @1:30am AEST

Chelsea travel to bitter rivals Tottenham for a fierce London derby at 1:30am on Monday.

Thomas Tuchel’s side has started their league campaign in excellent fashion, with three wins and a brave draw away at Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Tottenham’s season has gone pear-shaped in the space of a fortnight. Top of the league until last weekend, they produced a dismal display away at Crystal Palace that has already has some Spurs fans doubting the position of new manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

The Portuguese has been heavily criticised this week for his negative approach, with just three goals coming in four league games. He started with three defensive midfielders away at Palace, and that is not acceptable in Spurs fans’ eyes after enduring similar football under recent ex-boss Jose Mourinho.

Attackers Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura both limped off the field against Rennes and could be in doubt against Chelsea, but the good news for Tottenham fans is talisman Heung Min Son is hopeful to return.

N’Golo Kante is in a race against the clock to be ready for Chelsea and is still recovering from a knock he picked up against Liverpool in August.

Christian Pulisic is also in doubt for the European champions as he continues to recover from an injury complaint he picked up while on international duty for the USA.

The vibe around Tottenham has completely turned on its head as Spurs fans are quickly growing impatient of the team’s performances, despite getting some good results. Meanwhile, Chelsea are flying. Their record at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is sublime as well.

Best Bets

Match Result: Chelsea ($1.80)