Premier League Gameweek 4 Preview and Tips

Premier League Gameweek 4 Preview and Tips

It’s still too early for the Premier League table to be taking shape, but teams are starting to get into their stride now. Even just 3 games into the new season, there are already rumours of managerial sackings and discontent in different squads. Some teams will be looking to turn it all around in Gameweek 4. Bet UK looks ahead to all the Premier League matches this week, with the latest betting tips and odds for every match available on our online sportsbook.

Leicester City v Liverpool - Saturday 1st September at 12:30 pm

Leicester City will be without Jamie Vardy for one more game against Liverpool, with Kelechi Iheanacho hoping to grab his first league goal of the season. Last week at Southampton, it was Harry Maguire who popped up with a last minute winner, although not the type of goal you would expect from the centre half. Demarai Gray got the other goal for Leicester and looked a threat throughout the game. He will be one of the players hoping for a true ‘breakout season’ this year. The other will be James Maddison. Maddison has been one of the best players in Leicester this season and was even linked with an England call up for the UEFA Nations League.

Liverpool are yet to concede a goal this season as Klopp looks to have solved the defensive problems they had last season. New signing Alisson has rarely been tested but has still looked assured whenever called into action. Naby Keita has also brought a new dimension to Liverpool’s play. The Guinean is the only midfielder whose place in the team is almost guaranteed this season. Fabinho hasn’t made the matchday squad in the last 2 weeks, despite his huge price tag.

Bet UK Prediction

This is Liverpool’s first true test of the season as Leicester look forward to another strong season. Bet UK are going for Liverpool to win and both teams to score, with is currently at 33/20* Bet UK’s online sportsbook.

Brighton v Fulham - Saturday 1st September at 3:00pm

Brighton’s brilliant performance was almost replicated at Anfield. They limited a Liverpool side featuring Salah, Mane and Firmino to just 1 goal, which may be looked back upon as a favourable result. Mat Ryan was superb throughout the game, keeping out a close range Firmino header in the first half that looked destined for the bottom corner. Their traditional centre half partnership of Duffy and Dunk are both injured, but Leon Balogun looked confident on his debut last weekend.

Fulham got their first win of the season against Burnley last week as their players looked to have clicked together. A Jean-Michael Seri wondergoal started the game before Mitrovic grabbed a first half brace. Another new signing in Andre Schurrle grabbed their 4th goal as the Cottagers finally looked ready for the Premier League. Fulham captain Tom Cairney will be the only high profile absentee for Fulham this weekend. But after a strong summer recruitment, they should have enough quality to cover for him.

Bet UK’s Prediction

This game will likely be focused around which defence is more solid and can cope with the opposition’s attack. With more Premier League experience, Bet UK have gone for a 2-0 Brighton win, which is 10/1* on our online sportsbook.

Chelsea v Bournemouth - Saturday 1st September at 3:00pm

Chelsea are one of the 4 teams that still have a perfect record this season, after wins against Huddersfield, Arsenal and Newcastle. Sarri’s team are responding well to his methods and they look far more dangerous than last season. Their only worry will be having a striker that can finish off the chances that are being created. A dominant display at Newcastle last week was only won with a penalty and an 87th minute own goal. Both Morata and Giroud were involved, but neither looked very threatening.

Bournemouth had the perfect opportunity to make it 3 wins out of 3 last weekend. Everton were down to 10 men before half time but still raced into a 2-0 lead. Bournemouth had a man of their own sent off as they pushed for the equaliser. Nathan Ake scored the late goal to maintain Bournemouth’s unbeaten start but they will look back on the match as one they should have won. Record signing Jefferson Lerma is yet to make his debut so will be looking to make an impact at Stamford Bridge.

Bet UK’s Prediction

Chelsea look strong enough for the top 4 this season and should continue their strong start against Bournemouth. Chelsea to win and over 2.5 goals in the match is 2/3* with Bet UK’s sport betting feature.

Crystal Palace v Southampton - Saturday 1st September at 3:00pm

Palace’s promising opening game win against Fulham has been overshadowed by their 2 losses since then. At Vicarage Road, Palace were dominated throughout the game. Wilfried Zaha managed to grab another goal after extending his contract at Palace, but overall Roy Hodgson’s side never looked like grabbing the 3 points. This match will be a game that the Selhurst Park faithful will be looking to win.

Southampton don’t look to have improved on the side that scraped relegation last season. New striker Danny Ings has been sharp but failed to add to his debut goal against Leicester. Ryan Bertrand did score a 25 yard half volley, but that was the only moment of quality from a Southampton point of view. It could be another long season on the south coast.

Bet UK’s Prediction

Southampton’s defence will struggle against Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend, who both look strong this season. Bet UK’s online sportsbook is offering odds of 5/1* for Zaha to score first.

Everton v Huddersfield - Saturday 1st September at 3:00pm

New boy Richarlison was stupidly dismissed against Bournemouth and will be a huge miss for Marco Silva’s side. His absence should allow Bernard to make his Everton debut however, following his free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk. Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne and Andre Gomes are also still waiting on their Everton debut. The ex-Barcelona trio will definitely improve an already strong Everton side that could run riot against Huddersfield.

David Wagner will certainly be worried about his Huddersfield side this season. A 0-0 draw against Cardiff may be a good way to get points on the board, but it’s a match Huddersfield should be winning, especially at home. The Terriers have only scored 1 goal this season while conceding 9. It’s hard to see where they will pick up points on the road this season. Wagner will probably be looking to shut up shop and focus on more winnable games at home.

Bet UK’s Prediction

Everton look the real deal this year and might even challenge the top 6. Bet UK doesn’t expect Huddersfield to get in the way of that and are going for a 3-0 Everton win. 3-0 to Everton is currently 39/4* with Bet UK’s online sportsbook.

West Ham v Wolves - Saturday 1st September at 3:00pm

After a summer full of positivity, things have quickly gone downhill for West Ham. Manuel Pellegrini is so far failing to get the best out of the players that he spent so much money on during the summer. Felipe Anderson has looked the most promising so far, with Andriy Yarmolenko hardly making an impact. Marko Arnautovic scored his second goal of the season but has since been ruled out of the Wolves match.

Wolves’ performance against Manchester City gained Nuno Espirito Santo’s side a lot of plaudits. For the majority of the match, Wolves went toe to toe with City and even took the lead after 60 minutes. The goal may have been controversial, but it is hard to argue that it wasn’t deserved. Even after the City equaliser, Wolves defended well and 1-1 was a fair result in the end.

Bet UK’s prediction

We expect West Ham to gain a first point of the season, but it won’t be easy for the Hammers. Bet UK are predicting a 2-2 draw, which is 12/1* on our online sportsbook.

Manchester City v Newcastle United - Saturday 1st September at 5:30pm

Manchester City dropped their first points of the season at Molineux, but they could have taken all 3 on a different day. City hit the woodwork 3 times, had a stonewall penalty denied and conceded a handball goal. It just wasn’t their day. Aguero looked dangerous throughout, as did Sterling who was close to grabbing a second goal of the season. Kevin De Bruyne is still missing for City, but given their recent performances, they aren’t missing him too much.

A 2-1 loss at home to Chelsea may not look like too bad of a result, but pundits have slaughtered Rafa Benitez for his tactics in the game. Newcastle only had 19% possession in the match, but still managed just 1 less shot on target than Chelsea. Benitez’s tactics had Newcastle within 5 minutes of getting a draw, before Yedlin’s late own goal. Although some criticism may be harsh, it still doesn’t look promising for Newcastle. Fans will be hoping to see Shelvey, Lascelles and Ritchie fit for the City game, otherwise, it could be a drubbing.

Bet UK’s Prediction

Manchester City look just as strong as last season and have already put 6 past Huddersfield at home this season. Bet UK have gone for over 4.5 goals in this one, which is currently 9/4* with our sports betting feature.

Cardiff City v Arsenal - Sunday 2nd September at 1:30pm

Cardiff are the only team without a Premier League goal, which is hardly surprising giving Neil Warnock’s style of play. Cardiff’s sole goal this season is to survive in the Premier League. Defensive football is the way that they hope to stay in the league and it is also Warnock’s speciality. But, if Cardiff are going to have any chance this season, then they need to present some threat going forward. Josh Murphy looks a bright spark in a dull side, but he can’t be expected to keep the Bluebirds up by himself.

Unai Emery will be delighted to get a first win under his belt as Arsenal manager. The game against West Ham was by far Arsenal’s most convincing performance this season as they played free-flowing attacking football. After going behind after 25 minutes, Arsenal responded quickly and equalised on the half hour mark. A late Danny Welbeck goal capped off the 3-1 win, with the only worry being that Aubameyang and Lacazette are still yet to score this season.

Bet UK’s Prediction

Arsenal’s defence may still not be perfect, but they should be strong enough to handle a weak Cardiff front line. Arsenal to win to nil is 31/20* at Bet UK’s online sportsbook.

Watford v Tottenham Hotspur - Sunday 2nd September at 4:00pm

Watford have managed to perfect the art of changing managers on a consistent basis, yet still picking up results. Javi Gracia has now been in charge since January and his Hornets' side are really getting into their stride now. Roberto Pereyra has stepped up as the main man after the sale of Richarlison to Everton in the summer. Watford saw off a dangerous Crystal Palace side 2-1 at Vicarage Road last week, which has left them with a 100% record of three wins from three.

Tottenham will also be a team full of confidence after a stunning 3-0 success at Old Trafford live on Monday Night Football. Spurs may feel like they didn’t get enough credit for the manner of that win, as they comprehensively took apart one of the best sides in the league away from home. Lucas Moura lit up the game with two fantastic individual finishes, while Harry Kane was also on the scoresheet in his search for yet another Premier League Golden Boot. Three points here are a must to keep the momentum going.

Bet UK’s Prediction

Both sides will set up to attack, but Tottenham have the better players which should be the difference. Spurs to win 3-1 is 12/1* with Bet UK’s online sportsbook.

Burnley v Manchester United - Sunday 2nd September at 4:00pm

It has been a bit of a nightmare start to the 2018/19 season for Burnley. After the whirlwind of qualifying for European competition last season thanks to their 7th placed finish in the Premier League, they have come back down to earth with a bang in the last few weeks. The Clarets looked wide open at the back in a 4-2 defeat to Fulham at Craven Cottage last week, then exited the Europa League 4-2 on aggregate against Olympiacos. Sean Dyche has work to do to turn this bad start around.

Speaking of bad starts, Manchester United look all over the place at the moment. A comprehensive 3-0 home defeat to Spurs has piled the pressure on manager Jose Mourinho, with some sections of the fanbase and media wondering if his time in charge is coming to an end. The boss may ring the changes for this game, though all of the options he has tried at the back recently seem to have let him down. Another defeat here and the problems at the club could end up at a critical level. If you fancy Jose Mourinho to struggle again at the weekend, then Bet UK currently offers odds of 20/23* for Mourinho to be the next manager to be sacked.

Bet UK’s Prediction

Neither Burnley or Man United look like winning at the moment and will likely set up more defensively, so a draw seems to be the most likely outcome. 1-1 is currently 6/1* with Bet UK’s sports betting feature

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