English Premier League Gameweek 5: Betting tips and previews of the matches scheduled on Saturday 17 September.
Premier League - Gameweek 5 - Betting tips & previews
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The EPL Gameweek 5 starts on Friday evening with the big match Chelsea-Liverpool but in the following post we made match previews and betting tips for Hull City-Arsenal, Leicester-Burnley, Manchester City-Bournemouth and Everton-Middlesbrough scheduled on Saturday 17 September.
Hull's transfermarket only started on 30th August and in just 2 days the club signed Weir, Henriksen, Mbokani, Kean, Mason and Marshall but all these arrivals do not secure their
stay in the Premier League.
Anyway their start of the season has been great: 6 points obtained against Leicester and Swansea and a good performance vs Manchester United in a match lost after the 90'.
It seems that Hull's magical moment has come to an end already and indeed the team made an awful performance vs Burnley, reaching the final draw thanks to Snodgrass who scored the equalizer 5 minutes past the 90'.
Arsenal, instead, have started slow but have been playing good for the last two weeks obtaining 2 wins in a row in EPL and getting away Paris with a 1-1 draw on last Wednesday vs PSG.
The new arrival Mustafi has given some kind of solidness to the defense which was in emergency with Mertesacker and Gabriel both injured.
In our opinion Arsenal have the same tactical problem of the previous season: they are too unbalanced with Cazorla in the midfield and 4 offensive players all together such as Ozil, Sanchez, Walcott and Giroud. Indeed it is not a case if 3 out of 4 EPL Arsenal matches ended "OVER 2.5" and the 1-1 draw vs PSG in Champions League ended so thanks to the several nice saves by Ospina.
Arsenal won the latest 5 clashes against Hull City and we expect to see them prevail again in a match where goals are expected as visitors also have a propositive attitude with their 3 forwarders.
Leicester brilliantly reacted to the beating received by Liverpool on last Saturday getting a precious win on the road in Belgium vs Cub Bruges on Wednesday.
It is now time to focus on the Premier League where Foxes have only got 3 points in 4 matches.
Leicester made a good performance in their latest match held at King Power Stadium vs Swansea City (2-1) and we expect a similar outcome in the next task vs the neopromoted Burnley.
Burnley have a modest squad: the points of strenght are the midfielder Defour arrived from Anderlecht in the past transfermarket and the forwarders Vokes and Gray but there are clear lacks in skills and the defense seems not to be ready to face Vardy, Slimani and an inspired Mahrez after the 2 goals scored in his Champions League debut.
Burnley have been destroyed 3-0 by Chelsea in their only EPL away match played till now and they have also been eliminated from League Cup by Accrington (low end of League Two table).
We choose Leicester City.
Few months needed Guardiola to make Manchester City a winning team.
In our opinion Citizens can only improve and we expect some more improvement in the next months.
Although some defensive limits mainly due to the short time the Spaniard had to work on it and the change of the goalie (Bravo in place of Hart), City have won all the matches played till now but at the same time they have been unable to keep the clean sheet in Premier League.
Bournemouth gamestyle is not as brilliant as the one seen in the past season and indeed they are struggling a lot having won only one game (the previous round 1-0 over West Brom).
With these premises we only see the home win here.
Everton currently occupy the 3rd position conquered in the "Monday night" win on the way over Sunderland.
The Toffees have gained a good defensive organization with Koeman as coach although Stones was transferred to Manchester City.
Indeed his substitute Ashley Williams has brought experience and solidness in a defense composed by two of the best lateral backs of the whole League: Coleman and Baines.
The other two arrivals, Gueye and Bolasie, give Koeman the possibility to put into practise the football idea he loves made of pressing and intensity.
Middlesbrough are struggling a lot having won only 1 match with a team on crysys like Sunderland. They have also been eliminated from League Cup by Fulham.
Everton are on a good shape, they play at home and have more enthusiasm at moment.
HULL CITY - ARSENAL
AWAY WIN (1.60)
OVER 2.5 (1.85)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 1-2
LEICESTER - BURNLEY
HOME WIN (1.57)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 2-1
MANCHESTER CITY - BOURNEMOUTH
HOME WIN + OVER 2.5 (1.65)
HOME WIN HANDICAP 0:1 (1.85)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 3-1
EVERTON - MIDDLESBROUGH
EVERTON DOUBLE CHANCE + OVER 1.5 (1.50)
HOME WIN (1.68)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 2-0