The EPL resumes on Saturday with four significant match-ups, including Manchester United’s clash at West Ham and Chelsea’s duel with Leeds. CFB Picks We’ve picked out a four-game parlay to hopefully see you right through the day of Premier League action. Be sure to check out the rest of our Premier League soccer predictions and remember to gamble responsibly.
Burnley to win or tie vs. Everton – Double chance
Burnley’s record of 1-6-2 does not read well in the EPL but their schedule has been difficult and a home matchup with Everton gives them a chance to avoid defeat. The Clarets have played four games on home turf and lost three, but those defeats came to Tottenham (first), Chelsea (third), and Southampton (sixth). The last game was a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace which is much more like the form they are capable of producing. Everton started well but has lost four of five and it’s just one win in six. They have also not produced a Premier League shutout since the opening weekend.
Manchester City to beat Fulham
Manchester City is not as frightening on offense this season with Sergio Aguero sidelined through injury but the defense has sharpened up since their 5-2 humbling loss at home to Leicester was followed by a chaotic 1-1 tie at Leeds. The city has kept shutouts in two of their last three home fixtures, beating Burnley and Arsenal to zero, and that looks like the market to focus on for bettors.
Fulham is very much fighting against relegation this season and will have gotten huge amounts of confidence from Monday’s win over Leicester. However, coming off a shortened week of preparation and taking on Manchester City is a much tougher ask for the Londoners.
West Ham vs. Manchester United
Manchester United have lost on their last two trips to the Olympic Stadium in London and they do not look a lock on this tricky road trip to take on West Ham. A better bet is to focus on goals. West Ham has scored in each of their last nine league matches and is playing well, having tied with Tottenham and Manchester City in recent weeks. United are road specialists and have won all four league away games this season with 19 goals scored in total across the matches. All of them went over 3.5 goals but maybe play this one a little safer at over 2.5.
Chelsea vs. Leeds
This is one of the most historic matches in English soccer with no love lost between the teams. There is also a rivalry between coaches Marcelo Bielsa and Frank Lampard after the Argentinian admitted to being part of a Spygate scandal when Lampard was managing Derby County. Expect fireworks and goals with Leeds having 48 shots in their last two matches when they should have scored much more than the two goals against Arsenal and Everton. NFL Free Picks They are a team with energy but could be open to the counterattack with Chelsea full of pace on offense.