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Premier League: Gameweek 5 Betting Preview and Picks

Three unbeaten teams remain in the English Premier League and with two of them meeting, we’re in for an interesting Gameweek 5 with Arsenal and Chelsea also set for a massive fixture at Stamford Bridge.

Rob went 3-0 with his picks last week, hitting a Harry Kane first-to-score bet, and he’s back along with his good friend Andrew for another round of footy picks.

Sides

Rob: Huddersfield Town (+205)

Finally losing their unbeaten record in their last outing against West Ham, the Terriers return home to John Smith’s Stadium for a matchup with Leicester City on Saturday and they’ll be hungry to deliver three points to what’s expected to be a sold-out crowd.

Huddersfield sits sixth on the table after four matches played and with just three goals against, they’ve been one of the tightest clubs in England’s top flight. Leicester, however, has yet to score a road goal this season and they’ve dropped all six points away from the King Power Stadium.

Many have drawn parallels with this Huddersfield team and the Leicester side that shocked the world by winning the Premier League two years ago, taking points through means of unorthodox tactics and gutsy performances.

David Wagner will have his men ready to go and fired up for this weekend’s fixture and I’m expecting them to grab a one-to-nil victory.

Andrew: Chelsea (-130)

Yeah, I know I’m not going out on a limb here, but with my poor showing in this column one week ago, it’s time to get back to some winners and if you can ever buy Chelsea at -130, you have to do it.

The Blues have won five straight Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge over their London rivals, outscoring them 15-2 in the process. Add to that the fact that Chelsea has rattled off three straight wins in the league over quality competition (Spurs, Everton, Leicester) and you’ve got a rock-solid wager on your hands for Sunday footy.

The Gunners were humiliated by Liverpool a fortnight ago but did have a nice bounce-back performance versus Bournemouth in their last match. Still, I feel Arsenal is a club that just isn’t what it used to be and Chelsea could have a stroll in the park in this one.

Totals

Rob: Tottenham vs Swansea OVer 3 (-120)

Tottenham is preparing for yet another Wembley adventure this weekend when they entertain a peppy Swansea side that – like Spurs – welcomed a host of new players at the end of the summer transfer window.

With so much turnover in the starting 11’s and seven straight EPL matches between Swans and Spurs seeing three or more goals, this contest is ripe for a big total. Tottenham finally found high gear in the attacking third in their visit to Goodison Park in Match Week 4 and they’ll be motivated to continue that momentum after a slow start on their temporary home pitch.

Nine goals were scored in the two matches between the clubs in last year’s campaign and Harry Kane has been unleashed. He could hit this total all by himself on a good day.

Andrew: Manchester United vS Everton OVER 2.5 (-120)

Wayne Rooney’s return to Old Trafford could be one of the fixtures of the weekend, but his Everton side hasn’t really gotten out to the start that everyone expected after a bevy of summer signings. The Toffees were thumped 3-0 by Tottenham last week and they have their hands full this weekend.

United is coming off a tough 2-2 draw with Stoke one week ago and will be without the services of midfield dynamo Paul Pogba for an extended period of time. That said, I still like OVER 2.5 goals here as both sides boast enough talent in the attacking third.

The Red Devils could very well eclipse this total on their own. They have bagged a league-best 12 goals so far and striker Romelu Lukaku leads the league with four. Add to that the brilliant play of maestro Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who already has five assists, and the attack is in good hands.

Props

Rob: Sergio Aguero First Goal Scorer (+275)

Bagging the first of Manchester City’s five goals in a rout of Liverpool last week, Sergio Aguero looked dangerous all day at the Etihad. He and Cityzens travel to Vicarage Road for a battle with fourth-place Watford this time around and I think the Argentine bends the twine early.

He scored twice against the Hornets at their home stadium last season when City thumped Watford five-to-nil to clinch third place and both of his league goals this year have been icebreakers.

Man City’s Champions League match with Feyenoord midweek shouldn’t affect how the powder blues line up on Saturday. Aguero will be active against the Hornets and he might be liable to score more than once.

Andrew: Crystal Palace First Team to Score (+115)

Palace has been the worst team in the league through four games. Zero points. Zero goals. Zero hope.

So there’s nowhere to go but up, right? Manager Frank de Boer has exited the club after just 77 days, hardly enough time for him to implement his Ajax-styled football at the London club. Roy Hodgson is in and his first test is a home date with Southampton.

It’s not uncommon for teams to play some inspired football in their first game under a new manager and I expect a bit of this from Palace on Saturday. I have no idea how this game will pan out, but I do like Crystal Palace to strike first at +115.

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