Chelsea’s clash with Manchester City is the headline fixture in our Premier League betting round-up ahead of Matchweek 6.
Two matches kick off at 12.30pm on Saturday afternoon this weekend, as next week’s second round of Champions League fixtures impacts the fixtures.
All four of the Champions League teams play on Saturday, meaning you can go out this Sunday afternoon as no one worth watching is on TV…. only joking Gunners and Spurs fans.
Anyway, before anymore readers leave, let’s take a look at the latest Premier League betting ahead of Matchweek 6.
Latest Premier League Betting
- Man City – 13/8
- Chelsea – 15/8
- Liverpool – 7/2
- Man Utd – 6/1
- Spurs – 175/1
- West Ham – 250/1
- Arsenal – 250/1
- Everton – 250/1
If Chelsea are to beat Manchester City today, they will be 6 points ahead of Pep’s team. That will almost certainly mean that Thomas Tuchel’s team go favourites in the betting to win the Premier League.
A 6 point lead at this stage of the season would be huge. Especially when we look at who Chelsea have already played.
Chelsea are already showing Champions form
Ok, I may have joked about Arsenal and Spurs, but they are probably still two of the next three or four teams behind the Champions League teams.
Already this season, Chelsea have travelled to the Emirates Stadium, and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and dismantled Arsenal and Spurs with relative ease.
As well as that, they’ve also gone to Anfield and got 1 point. And this playing the whole of the second half against Liverpool with just 10 men.
Another slow start to the season for Pep’s City
As for Manchester City, as good as they finished last season, they didn’t start it brilliantly. The difference between this and last season, seems to be that no one really took advantage of City’s slow start last year. Whereas this year, Chelsea are taking advantage.
City have now dropped 5 points this season. That’s 3 away at Spurs on the opening day of the season, and 2 points at home to Southampton last Saturday.
Onto today’s match, and I see this as a no lose match for Pep and City. Would Thomas Tuchel take a point and settle for the status quo? Or does he want to go for the the kill, and try and make the points gap even bigger?
Tuchel has won his last three matches against Pep. Does he have the wood on Pep? Or is this a run that is impossible to continue against one of the world’s top managers. All interesting talking points, and I don’t know the answer.
One thing I would say is, have Chelsea ever been in better position over recent years to land a heavy – maybe not knock-out at this early stage of the season – blow on one of their main title rivals. Probably not!
Bookmakers can’t split the two
In 90 minutes betting today, Chelsea are just about the favourites. There’s no much in it, and it’s easy to see why.
- Chelsea – 17/10
- Draw – 11/5
- Man City – 9/5
I personally can’t call a winner, so I’m going to have to sit on the fence and predict a draw here.
Let’s just hope it’s not one of those fixtures where both sides cancel each other out though. But it has to be said, it promises to be intriguing viewing, whatever happens.
Rest of Matchweek 6 Fixtures
- Man Utd vs Aston Villa – Sat, 12.30pm
- Chelsea vs Man City – Sat 12.30pm
- Everton vs Norwich – Sat 3pm
- Watford vs Newcastle – Sat 3pm
- Leeds vs West Ham – Sat 3pm
- Leicester vs Burnley – Sat 3pm
- Brentford vs Liverpool – Sat 5.30pm
- Southampton vs Wolves – Sun 2pm
- Arsenal vs Spurs – Sun 4.30pm
- Crystal Palace vs Brighton – Mon 8pm
Apologies for getting a touch carried away with Chelsea vs Man City, but I’m sure you understand.
For this weekend I’m going to simply give a match prediction for all 10 fixtures. These are not football betting tips, just a bit of fun, to see how we get on.
Starting at the top –
Saturday Premier League Fixtures
Man Utd vs Aston Villa
Even though I think Ole will definitely have one eye on Villarreal next Wednesday, I still think United will have way to much at home for Aston Villa.
United’s two home matches this season have produced an aggregate score of 9-2.
- Verdict: Man Utd Win
Chelsea vs Man City
I’ve already covered this match in detail above. Don’t want to bore you any further!!
- Verdict: Draw
Everton vs Norwich
Even though Norwich will pick up an unlikely result somewhere soon, I can’t see it being here. Famous last words.
- Verdict: Everton Win
Watford vs Newcastle
This could be the point when you decide this guy is nuts, and slam your laptop lid or mobile phone down. Could this be the day Newcastle finally win?
Injuries to Jamaal Lascelles, Joe Willock and Callum Wilson, suggests not. But teams like Watford don’t win back to back very often in the Premier League. I just have a sneaking feeling for Newcastle today.
- Verdict: Newcastle Win
Leeds vs West Ham
Marcelo Bielsa’s side showed signs of improvement last week. I’m not convinced they will win this, but I don’t see them losing either.
So I’m going to play safe and predict the draw.
- Verdict: Draw
Leicester vs Burnley
Sean Dyche’s team can upset anybody on any day. Leicester have had a sticky start to the season. but surely they have to win this one today!
- Verdict: Leicester Win
Brentford vs Liverpool
As good as Brentford have been this season, I just don’t see them getting anything today. I do think they look the best equipped of the promoted teams to stay up, but it’s a defeat today!
- Verdict: Liverpool Win
Sunday Premier League Fixtures
Southampton vs Wolves
A tight match in store here. Both these teams look like sides who will win the games you don’t expect them too, and lose the matches you think they will win.
- Verdict: Wolves Win
Arsenal vs Tottenham
Another match that could go either way. The Gunners are at home, and have won their last two. Spurs are away, and have lost their last two.
- Verdict: Arsenal Win
Monday Premier League Fixture
Crystal Palace vs Brighton
Even though this match isn’t a derby, it has the feel of one – you could write a separate blog post on the reasons why.
Palace look like a team min transition. Brighton sits fourth in the Premier League on 12 points from four matches.
- Verdict: Brighton Win
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