The following are betting tips for selected fixtures in Gameweek 4 of the 2020/21 English Premier League.
Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace
Chelsea will be looking to make amends for their shock 3-3 draw with West Brom last week. They take on an under-strength Crystal Palace who have lost 8 of their last 11 games. Chelsea have won their last five straight fixtures against Crystal Palace.
Everton vs. Brighton
Back Everton in the head-to-head at 1.73 (Unibet)
Everton have started the season with three consecutive wins, which included victories over Tottenham and the previously unbeaten Crystal Palace. Their investment during the off-season in the midfield has paid dividends immediately, which isn’t a huge surprise given the likes of James Rodriguez have played under Ancelotti previously. Brighton have gone 0-0-3 at Goodison Park since promotion.
Leeds vs. Manchester City
Leeds bring a two-game winning streak into this clash, but those wins were over the struggling Fulham and Sheffield United. Manchester City will be seething after their home defeat to Leicester City last week and history shows that the worst time to play City is immediately after a defeat. Manchester City have gone 8-0-0 on the back of a loss over the last 12 months. Following their two most recent defeats they won the following fixtures 4-0 and 5-0, respectively.
Newcastle vs. Burnley
Back Newcastle +0.5 at 1.37 at 1.37 (bet365)
This is more a bet against Burnley, who were missing seven senior players last week. To highlight the lack of squad depth, manager Sean Dyche opted not to make any substitutions in their 0-1 home defeat to the previously winless Southampton. Four of the players on the bench that day had no Premier League experience. Burnley are winless at St James’ Stadium since promotion. I would have backed a draw, but with Burnley’s squad looking threadbare I’ve opted for Newcastle in the Asian Handicap instead.
Southampton vs. West Brom
Back Southampton in the head-to-head at 1.75 (Unibet)
Southampton have righted the ship somewhat after their nightmare 2-5 defeat to Tottenham. They will be delighted with the clean sheet against Burnley and they take on a West Brom side that has conceded 11 goals in their first three fixtures.
Back Danny Ings to score anytime at 1.72 (bet365)
Danny Ings has scored 10 goals in 12 Premier League appearances since football restarted after the covid shutdown and he takes on a historically bad defence.
Leicester City vs. West Ham
Back Leicester City in the head-to-head at 1.67 (Unibet)
Leicester City did the double over West Ham last season and they’ve started this campaign with three consecutive wins, highlighted by their 5-2 away win over Man City last week. The Foxes scored 3 and 4 goals in their opening two fixtures, respectively, so they are certainly scoring freely at the moment. West Ham defeated Wolverhampton 4-0 last week but the Hammers are notoriously inconsistent, having gone 1-2-4 on the back of a win over the last 12 months.
Back Leicester City -1.5 at 2.75 (bet365)
Leicester City won this clash by 3 goals last season and over the last 12 months 7 of their 9 home wins were by 2+ goals.
Arsenal vs. Sheffield United
Back Arsenal in the head-to-head at 1.57 (Unibet)
Arsenal have gone 7-1-4 since the resumption of football in June and 4-1-0 at home during that stretch. Spanning this season and the last Sheffield United have lost their last six fixtures and they have failed to score a goal this campaign. During their six-game losing run they scored just one goal.