Premier League Preview Week 7

Premier League Gameweek 7 Betting Tips and Preview

The Premier League table is starting to take a familiar shape after 6 fixtures, with Liverpool currently leading the pack after 6 wins out of 6. Watford are the only out of place side in the top 6, currently sitting in 4th after their strong start. At the bottom of the table, pre-season relegation favourites Cardiff and Huddersfield are joined by Newcastle United, who are all winless.

Bet UK’s online sportsbook has the latest Premier League betting odds for all matches, including in play. Bet UK’s boosted treble for the weekend is Spurs, Wolves & Chelsea all to win, was 25/4, now 7/1*

West Ham v Manchester United - Saturday 29th September 2018 at 12:30pm

After West Ham’s turgid start to the season, the Hammers seem to be gelling as a team. A 3-1 win at Everton was followed by a 0-0 draw against Chelsea, who had previously won all of their games. Andriy Yarmolenko is a welcome addition to the first team and should have added to his tally against Chelsea. The Ukrainian missed a free header 6 yards out which would have given West Ham the lead.

Manchester United’s strange season continues after a supposed ‘training ground bust up’ between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba. Mourinho appeared to ignore Pogba’s handshake which upset the Frenchman as the 2 exchanged a few words. On the pitch, Pogba was at fault for Wolves’ equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. Fred managed to grab his first goal in a Manchester United shirt, but on the day, Wolves completely outplayed United. Mourinho will be hoping to fight back against his critics again this weekend.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Both teams to score and draw - 33/10*

West Ham are starting to perform under Pellegrini and might surprise Jose Mourinho’s men this weekend. Man United still have quality though, so we have gone for a score draw.

Arsenal v Watford - Saturday 29th September at 3:00pm

After 2 losses in a row, Arsenal have won their last 6 matches in all competitions. Unai Emery seems to have found his best team, with summer signing Lucas Torreira now slotting into midfield ahead of Matteo Guendouzi. The youngster impressed in the Carabao Cup, but Torreira will be expecting to start again. Alexandre Lacazette has found his shooting boots this season and is starting to impress in his role as a sole striker.

Javi Gracia’s men dominated the match at Craven Cottage last time out. Taking the lead after just 3 minutes, the Hornets should have added to their lead but failed to capitalise on their dominance. A late Fulham equaliser punished Watford as they look to get back to winning ways this weekend.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Alexandre Lacazette to score first - 9/2*

Lacazette is the man in form for Arsenal and will be looking to add to his goal scoring tally. Watford might come back to shock Arsenal, but we expect the Frenchman to score.

Everton v Fulham - Saturday 29th September at 3:00pm

Everton impressed at the start of the season but in recent weeks, have failed to reach those levels. Brazilian winger Richarlison returned to the lineup against Arsenal after his suspension. Although he looked sharp, Richarlison didn’t look as good as he did at the start of the season. 6 games into the year, and signings Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes are still nowhere to be seen, which surely must worry Everton fans.

Aleksandar Mitrovic is proving to be a great signing by Slavisa Jokanovic. The Serbian striker has scored 5 goals in 6 games to put him joint top in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot. Fulham didn’t play well against Watford but still managed to grab a point. Gaining points when not playing well is the sign of a good side as the Cottagers look to remain in the Premier League. Jean Michael Seri in midfield looks like an incredible signing as he continues to dominate every match he plays.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Everton 1-1 Fulham - 27/4*

Both teams aren’t performing as well as they should be and should provide a pretty even contest.

Huddersfield v Tottenham Hotspur - Saturday 29th September at 3:00pm

Last season’s Premier League fairytale seems a world away for Huddersfield now. The Terriers are repeatedly being found out this season as they struggle for goals and fail to keep clean sheets. With the exact same record as 19th place Cardiff, Huddersfield need to pick up points wherever they can. They will likely set up shop against Tottenham and hope to frustrate Spurs where they can.

Tottenham broke their losing streak at Brighton last week, taking the 3 points despite a late Brighton fight back. Mauricio Pochettino's men were by far the better side, having 72% of the ball away from home. Harry Kane managed to grab a goal to put rumours to bed that he was too tired to perform this season. The England striker was left out of the squad in the Carabao Cup so should be fully refreshed for the weekend.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Tottenham to score over 2.5 goals - 9/5*

Huddersfield’s leaky defence will likely suffer again against a fresh Harry Kane. Last season, this fixture finished 4-0, which would not be a surprising result this time around.

Manchester City v Brighton - Saturday 29th September at 3:00pm

After Champions League disappointment, Manchester City fans will be smiling again. A dominating 5-0 win away at Cardiff was one of the performances of the season. City had 21 shots, 79% possession and nearly 4 times as many passes as their opposition. Riyad Mahrez managed to grab his first City goals, which might help secure his place in the starting XI this weekend.

Brighton will be disappointed with their performance against Tottenham. The Seagulls had already beaten Manchester United at home, and after Spurs’ previous 3 losses, they would have fancied their chances for another shock win. Instead, Brighton failed to really get started, only starting to press Spurs late in the second half. Anthony Knockaert grabbed his opening goal of the season as he looks to kick on.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Over 4.5 goals - 9/5*

If City can perform as well as they did against Cardiff, then there will definitely be goals. We can’t rule out Brighton grabbing a consolation, however.

Newcastle United v Leicester City - Saturday 29th September at 3:00pm

Newcastle’s season is still yet to get started after a poor 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park. Given the performance from Benitez’s men, a point will be welcomed back on Tyneside. Ayoze Perez had a good chance in the first half, but shot straight at Wayne Hennessey as Newcastle failed to threaten. Salomon Rondon started the game but will miss this weekend’s game, bringing top scorer Joselu back into the first team.

Leicester bounced back from their shock 4-2 defeat at Bournemouth with a 3-1 win over bottom side Huddersfield. Jamie Vardy returned from suspension to get on the scoresheet and James Maddison continued his impressive start to the season with another goal. Jonny Evans came into the starting XI after Wes Morgan’s red card, as he looks to form a partnership with Harry Maguire.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Newcastle to win, both teams to score - Was 15/4, Now 5/1*

Newcastle need to kick on this season, and have a good opportunity at home against a hit and miss Leicester side.

Wolves v Southampton - Saturday 29th September at 3:00pm

Wolves impressed in their 1-1 draw with Manchester United last time out. Joao Moutinho scored his first Premier League goal with a fine left foot effort from just outside the area. Looking back at the game, Wolves could argue that they deserved the win, as their players admitted that they didn’t fear going to Old Trafford. If Wolves continue performing like that, they will have no relegation worries this season.

Southampton failed to impress in their first game without Danny Ings in the starting XI. The Saints number 9 was ineligible to play and Southampton suffered in his absence. 3 first half Liverpool goals were enough to kill the game as a contest, but the performance will leave Hughes sweating about Ings’ fitness during the season.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Wolves to win to nil - 17/10*

Wolves are starting to get into the swing of things in the Premier League, and providing they can take their chances, this should be a straightforward win.

Chelsea v Liverpool - Saturday 29th September at 5:30pm

The 2 sides met in midweek as Eden Hazard stole the show at Anfield. Both sides fielded strong XI’s with Willian, Kovacic and Azpilicueta amongst the players likely to start again on Saturday for Chelsea. In the league, Chelsea were frustrated by West Ham in a 0-0 draw at the London Stadium. Chelsea had more chances and saw more of the ball, but failed to convert that into goals. With Giroud and Morata struggling to score goals, Chelsea rely on Hazard to produce more magic and break down tough defences.

Liverpool’s winning streak ended in the League Cup, but now they can focus their efforts on the League. Getting knocked out of the cup might be a godsend for Liverpool, with an already heavy fixture list ahead. Against Southampton, Liverpool dominated the first half before simply controlling the game. Mo Salah grabbed the last of 3 first half goals, a welcome strike after pundits debated whether he was a one season wonder. Salah might struggle to reach the heights of last season, but there is no doubting his quality.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Both teams to score in both halves - 12/5*

Both sides will be attacking from the minute and with some of the countries most in-form players on the pitch, there will definitely be some goals.

Cardiff City v Burnley FC - Sunday 30th September at 4:00pm

Cardiff City are being kept off the bottom of the Premier League by nothing more than alphabetical order at the moment, with just 2 points and the same -11 goal difference as Huddersfield Town. Last weekend was certainly one to forget for the Bluebirds, as champions Manchester City came to town and thumped them 5-0. It is matches such as Burnley at home that will define their season though, with Neil Warnock surely targeting this game to grab his side’s first win of the season.

Burnley, on the other hand, had their finest outing of the season last Saturday in a 4-0 drubbing of AFC Bournemouth. That was a result that shocked many pundits and tipsters, considering the Clarets’ poor start to the season. Sat on 4 points from 6 matches, if Burnley can claim a win at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday then things will look a lot rosier. Lose this game, however, and Sean Dyche’s men are right back in the mire even this early on.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Both teams to score and draw - 16/5*

Cardiff will be well up for this one and proved that they could score goals at home against Arsenal a few weeks back. After scoring 4 last week, Burnley have refound their scoring touch. The sides look evenly matched and a draw could follow.

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace - Monday 1st October at 8:00pm

As previously mentioned, Bournemouth will want to forget their trip to Burnley as quickly as possible. Eddie Howe will have been shellshocked by his side’s horrid performance, especially considering they were flying high before that game. It should be a different story this weekend though as the Cherries are back at home. They will try to attack from the off as they always do at the Vitality Stadium, with a front two of Callum Wilson and Josh King providing plenty of threat.

Crystal Palace will have been annoyed not to take the entire three points last week at home to Newcastle in their 0-0 draw. Wilfried Zaha seemed to play through that contest with a slight back injury having received medical treatment after the warm-up, so their main man might not have been 100% fit. The Ivorian attacker will be back to full fitness for the relatively short trip to the south coast on Monday night though, which will be crucial for their chances of winning the game.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Wilfried Zaha to score first - 13/2*

Crystal Palace’s talisman Wilfried Zaha has already scored 3 goals so far this season and on current form, there will be many more to come. After being criticised for recent comments about referees, he will be looking to make headlines for the right reasons this time.

*All odds from Bet UK’s online sportsbook correct at the time of writing.

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