EPL Gameweek 6
The actions continues in what is a very busy period for several EPL clubs thanks to the League Cup and upcoming European commitments. The cream is rising to the top and for the first time in what seems like forever the top seven spots are occupied by the traditional big clubs. The order though is not what we would expect and the alarm bells are ringing at both Old Trafford and Stanford Bridge after some lackluster performances. The pressure could grow even further for Mourinho and Conte with both sides facing tough opponents this weekend. Meanwhile Man City are on fire and The Wolf has made them his best of the week.
Feature EPL Match Previews
Man United v Leicester – (Sat 9:30pm)
It may be early in the season but these two sides are heading in very different directions. After a slow start Leicester have won t 2 of their last 3 and managed a impressive away win in the Champions League. The League Cup loss to Chelsea midweek was expected after they rested key players but the reality is that they were every chance after taking a two goal lead. For United what started as a promising season is turning into one of uncertainty. They have lost 3 of their last 4 across all competitions and the cup win over Northampton Town was less than impressive. Rooney seems to have fallen out of favour and the rumours of Mourinho already losing the dressing room have started. United are unbeaten in their last 7 at home to The Foxes (5 wins and 2 draws) and have lost just 1 of their last 16 against them overall. The Red Devils have conceded in their last 4 matches across all competitions. Both teams have found the back of the net in the last 5 meetings and The Wolf expects that trend to continue. Don’t be surprised if Vardy gets on the score sheet as he has netted in 3 of his last 4 against Man U.
Best: Both Teams To Score ($1.72)
Value: Over 3.5 goals ($3.00)
Liverpool v Hull City – (Sat Midnight)
Things are looking more than just rosy at Anfield with the Jurgen Klopp factor coming into real effect. The Reds have already registered wins over Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester in the league, not to mention an away draw against Spurs. To collect 10 from a possible 12 is a huge result for them and they would have been more than happy with 6. The problem for Liverpool though has always been poor results against teams in the bottom half and it should come as no surprise that their only loss this year came against Burnley who sit 16th. Liverpool were dominant against Derby while Hull are backing up from a 2-1 away win over Stoke in the cup. Hull continue to use make shift defenders at the back with injuries to Dawson, Bruce and co which is a recipe for disaster against Liverpool. The Reds high pressing style will put them under extreme pressure and whether they expect it or not, dealing with it is another story all together. Liverpool have scored 19 goals across all competitions this season at an average of well over two per game. It’s hard to see a make shift defence holding them out and with The Reds on a roll it’s hard not to back them in. The Wolf said he would put them in the sack file after he declared them against Burnley and will tread carefully regardless of the statistical push.
Best: Team Total – Liverpool Over 2.5 goals ($1.90)
Value: Team Total – Liverpool Over 3.5 goals ($3.40)
Swansea v Man City – (Sat Midnight)
They will lock horns for the second time in just 3 days with Man City deciding to set up camp in Wales for the double header. City were 2-1 victors in the Cup clash and The Wolf says the league game will result in an even more dominating win thanks to the return of Aguero and a preferred line up. De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling and Gundogan will slot straight back into the run on squad. It will be a very different game with Sigurdsson and Llorente in the Swansea line up but they will be unable to change the outcome. City are a perfect 5 from 5 in the league and have won 9 straight across all competitions. They were more than capable of finding the back of the net under Pellegrini but under Pep they are a scoring machine! They have scored multiple goals in all 5 of their EPL matches this season and The Wolf cannot see the Swans keeping this one close. City to find the back of the net at least three times in a crushing win!
Best: Man City -1.5 ($2.10)
Value: 1st Half Man City Over 1.5 goals ($3.50)
Arsenal v Chelsea – (Sun 2:30am)
The match of the round sees two very familiar foes face off but it is unlikely to live up to the hype and almost never does. In the last 8 meetings there have been more than two goals on just one occasion and remarkably it has been 9 games since we have seen both teams score in the same game. The Gunners have won their last 3 league games to climb into the top 4 while Chelsea look to turn things around after a disappointing loss at home to Liverpool. The Wolf has had huge concerns over the Chelsea defence since day dot and we saw just why in their League Cup clash against Leicester. To describe their defence in that game as scrappy is a complement as Okazaki capitalised on two terrible errors at the back. They got out of jail in extra time but have now conceded multiple goals in three consecutive matches. If Cahill and David Luiz start at the back for Chelsea The Wolf says to load up on Arsenal. At Emirates Stadium stick with home side. Sanchez and Ozil have a special combination and if Walcott can stay on the field they will be potent moving forward.
Best: Both Teams To Score – No ($2.30)
Value: Teams To Score – Arsenal Only ($4.25)
Burnley v Watford – (Tue 5:00am)
Over the last decade these two have played out some absolute belters in The Championship but this will be their first ever meeting in the top flight. There have been at least 3 goals scored in 12 of the last 15 meetings between them with at least one team finding the net on three occasions in 9 of those games. It has been a slow start for Burnley with their only highlight a win over Liverpool. Meanwhile Watford are coming off back to back wins over West Ham and Man Utd. Most impressively they have scored 7 goals in their last two matches and are looking extremely dangerous in attack. Wolfy has been raving on about their wing backs all season long and there is no questioning the effectiveness of Holebas and Janmaat. They have been linking excellently with Capoue and their supply to Ighalo and Deeney has been second to none. Despite playing at home stay clear of Burnley and get on the train that is Watford.
Best: Watford WIN ($2.50)
Value: Team Total Watford Over 2.5 goals ($7.00)
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