MatchDay 5 – Saturday

Published by on September 15, 2017

MatchDay 5 - Saturday

It's always interesting immediately after European fixtures with sides taking different strategies into the midweek and weekends.

Tottenham vs Swansea

Spurs have gone some way to putting their Wembley curse to bed with a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund, but they are still looking for their first home league win of the season. New boys Davinson Sanchez and Serge Aurier were hugely impressive against BVB and at the other end, so was Harry Kane. We're backing Spurs to win with under 3.5 goals in the game at evens.

Crystal Palace vs Southampton

Roy Hodgson will take charge of his first game back at Crystal Palace, the club where he started his playing career. The departure of Frank de Boer may give the Eagles a boost if reports are correct in stating that player power was key to his departure. Southampton are a better pick at 6/4, as Palace are yet to score a goal - then again, the Saints have failed to score in four of their five games in all competitions this season. A lot of money's going to be on under 2.5 goals.

Watford vs Manchester City

Marco Silva has had a good start to life as Watford manager, but this is likely to be his undoing. City's attack has scored nine goals in their last two games against Feyenoord and Liverpool. They're 21/10 to win by three or more again.

Newcastle vs Stoke

Stoke have generally been pretty evenly-matched against the Magpies, winning four, drawing two, and losing four of their last ten meetings. Newcastle may be favourites for this one after last weekend's win versus Swansea, but Mark Hughes' men shouldn't be written off at 21/10.

Liverpool vs Burnley

Liverpool slipped to a shock defeat to Burnley last season, but that was at Turf Moor. The Clarets have taken four points off Chelsea and Tottenham so far this term and will be boosted by Sadio Mane's suspension. Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are both 100/30 to score first in the attacking midfielder's absence.

Huddersfield vs Leicester City

Huddersfield's incredible start came to an end against West Ham on Monday night, leaving Leicester as favourites at 13/10. Jamie Vardy is at 4/1 to score first, surprisingly high odds given that he's already found the back of the net three times this season.

West Brom vs West Ham

West Ham are still in the relegation zone despite having lifted themselves off the bottom of the Premier League table. Last season, the Hammers enjoyed better luck away from the London Stadium and now they have some momentum, a draw at 11/5 looks a reasonable shout. 


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