After a rather exciting and goal-packed international break, this weekend sees the return of the Premier League with all 20 teams in action from Saturday through to Monday evening. This will be the fifth matchday of the season and every team in the league now has at least one point but there is just one team with a 100% winning record, Liverpool.

The Reds and last season’s Champions, Manchester City are already cutting a swathe at the top of the table and behind them, the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal have already stuttered on a couple of occasions this season, so much so that Leicester City currently lie third with Crystal Palace the unexpected name in fourth.

The action gets underway on Saturday lunchtime with Liverpool taking on Newcastle United at Anfield and concludes on Monday evening as Aston Villa host West Ham at Villa Park.

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Let’s now give you our top betting tips for the games this weekend.


*All odds provided are courtesy of bet365 Sport and were correct at the time of writing (11am on Wednesday 11th September 2019).

Premier League Tips – Matchday 5

Liverpool v Newcastle United – Home Win (1/7)

It is hard to back anything other than a solid home win for Liverpool here. Newcastle did manage to pick up their sole win of the season away to Tottenham, but unlike Spurs, this Liverpool team are on a superb run of victories in the league and they show no signs of slowing down. This should be a very comfortable afternoon for the home team if they play anywhere near their best and I would expect a victory by three or more goals.

Brighton v Burnley – Draw (11/5)

With Brighton 16th and Burnley 12th, both these teams will know this game represents an excellent opportunity to cement a decent start to the campaign, while a defeat would put them under pressure a little. Brighton look decent under Graham Potter, but I just think Burnley have that key experience and knowhow how to battle for results in key games. I can’t quite see the visitors winning here, but I do feel they are good enough to claim a point.

Manchester United v Leicester City – Draw (11/4)

It’s strange to think that this is no longer a certain home win for United. The Red Devils have had an underwhelming start to the season with just one win in four. Leicester in contrast have picked up 8 points to lie third and are unbeaten, despite a tough start for the Foxes and I fancy them to get something from this game too against a United side lacking cohesiveness. It won’t be three points, but I do feel they are good enough to earn a share of the spoils.

Sheffield United v Southampton – Home Win (29/20)

After picking up five points from their first four games, Sheffield United are already bet365-early-soccer-payoutdoing better than many experts, myself included, felt that they would do in the EPL. The Saints have picked up four points from their last two games after a slow start but I worry they won’t score enough on the road to pick up points from key games. As such, I feel the home side will nick this one possibly by a 1-0 scoreline.

Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace – Home Win (1/3)

Tottenham have won just one of their opening four games of the season and nothing less than a win here against 4th placed Palace will suffice. Palace have beaten Man Utd at Old Trafford already this season and they will be no pushovers for a Spurs team that seems to be lacking confidence. I do think Spurs will win the game, but I can’t see them doing so convincingly. I see them winning this one by a single goal.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea – Draw (11/5)

Both these sides have lost just once this season and only two points separates them. Wolves have not yet won a game, drawing three of their four matches, while Chelsea’s sole win was away to Norwich. I don’t think either of these teams have quite clicked into top gear as yet and Chelsea are still struggling to cope with the loss of Eden Hazard. As such, I can’t see them winning here, but by the same token, I can’t see Wolves earning three points either.

Norwich City v Manchester City – Away Win (1/7)

Norwich City have won many fans for their open and attacking football this season and they have notched six goals, but conceded a total of ten in their four games so far and that will be music to the ears of Manchester City who are the top scorers in the Premier League with 14 goals. I can’t see anything other than a convincing win for the visitors here and it would not surprise me if they rack up another five goal haul in doing so.

Bournemouth v Everton – Draw – (5/2)

Bournemouth have lost their last two games in the league and they will want to arrest that slump here against an Everton side that lost their last game on the road to Villa. The Toffees do tend to struggle on their travels at times and this is a tough trip to face a team that gave Man City a game a couple of weeks back. Even so, I can’t quite see the home side having enough to win here, hence I am going for the draw.

Watford v Arsenal – Away Win (Evens)

With a Quique Sanches Flores back at the helm, Watford will be hoping they can pick up their first win of the season against an Arsenal side that have started the season well, only dropping points to Liverpool and Spurs. If the Gunners are to push on they need to win these games, which they have struggled with doing in the past. I can see this one being close, but I just think Arsenal’s pacy attack will be the difference between the two teams.

Aston Villa v West Ham United – Draw (13/5)

This is a tricky game to call as both sides have not been totally convincing in the EPL thi season. West Ham started poorly against City but have bounced back well since then but Villa’s sole win came at home to Everton, a side I rate as better than the Hammers. This game could well go any way but I am backing this one to finish in an entertaining score draw.