EPL Week 6 Best Picks
Hammers Looking to Blunt Spurs
West Ham United host Tottenham Hotspur in the first match of the weekend hoping to continue on their improved run of form. The Hammers lost their opening three Premier League fixtures but victories over Huddersfield and a hard fought draw against West Bromwich Albion have given them a much needed confidence boost.
The previous two matches against West Ham and Spurs when the latter have been on home soil have ended in a 1-0 victory for the Hammers. Bovada, however, do not think this is a likely result as they price it at +1600. Spurs go into this fixture having only lost one game season in all competitions and that was against Chelsea at home on the second week.
While Tottenham seem to be struggling when playing at their temporary home of Wembley Stadium, they look far more relaxed and have won 2-0 and 3-0, which is the scoreline I think this game will be. Two-nil is +800 and 3-0 is priced at +1200.
If you are looking at the goal scorer markets look no further than Spurs’ Harry Kane. The England striker got off the mark for the season with two goals in the 3-0 demolition of Everton a couple of weeks ago and he looks to be chomping at the bit to bag himself some more goals this weekend. Back Kane at +250 to score first and -145 to get on the score sheet before the referee blows his final whistle on this Saturday evening.
City Hunting for the Eagles
Crystal Palace face the daunting task of travelling to Manchester City this weekend and will be hopeful they do not suffer the same fate as Watford who were rolled over 6-0 by the Blues last weekend. City are top of the league on goal difference from Manchester United having scored an incredible 16 goals in five games and conceded only twice.
There is little value in backing City at -700 to win although the +105 on a City victory with a -2.5 spread doesn’t look a bad bet considering how poor Palace have been so far. The over 2.5 goals market at -275 looks enticing as well as both teams to score and City to win at +160 despite Palace’s inability to hit the target.
Last week, the Eagles set an unwanted record of five straight defeats without scoring, which is partly why Ronald De Boer was relieved of his duties after only four games in charge. In came former England manager Roy Hodgson whose soccer isn’t pretty, but it is usually effective and solid in defense. Regardless of how good Palace are defensively, they will not be able to keep City at bay for the full 90-minutes, but I do expect Palace to record their first league goal(s) of the season as they are likely to attack City on the break while the home side have committed numbers forward.
Palace’s most likely scorer is Benteke who is +230 to put the ball in City’s net before 90-minutes are completed. If you’re looking to back a City scorer, try get a double on Sergio Aguero (-200) and Gabriel Jesus (-165) scoring at any time because they look, frankly, unstoppable right now.
Vardy Relishing Playing Against a Weak Liverpool Defense
Leicester City take on Liverpool in the league only four days after the Foxes knocked Liverpool out of the EFL Cup. There are likely to be plenty of goals in this game because both sides have conceded nine goals from their opening five games and the past two meetings between the sides have ended 3-1 in favour of Leicester and 4-1 to Liverpool.
Leicester are languishing in 15th place right now but have already played Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea. Once they have taken on Liverpool they have a much easier run for the next few games. This leads me to think they will be relaxed about this game, which will in itself help goals be scored, so I’ll be piling on the both teams to score market at -160.
Both teams fielded weakened teams for the EFL Cup clash, which Leicester won 2-0, however, both will be at full strength for this latest encounter. Even with an almost fully fit squad, Liverpool look awful in defense and manager Jurgen Klopp has publically said he will not change his side’s attacking ways in order to shore things up at the back. This will be good news for Leicester’s Jamie Vardy who already has four league goals in five games because his pace is quick enough to touble even the best of defense, never mind the poor Liverpool back four.
Wager on Vardy to score at any time at +160.
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