Brighton v Chelsea, Betting Preview & Prediction

BRIGHTON v CHELSEA – Click here to bet

Brighton finished 15th on the log and ended their season with a victory, their only win in their last 5 matches.  They now face a Chelsea side that finished 4th on the table with 3 wins and 2 losses in their last 5 games.

These sides met in a friendly at the end of August and the game finished 1-1, the same score when this fixture finished last season.

Betting

Brighton 17/4

Draw 63/20

Chelsea 13/20

Suggested Bet:  Handicap, Brighton (+1), the draw at 11/4

For this bet to land I need Chelsea to win by exactly 1 goal and the reason I am playing it is I believe we will get a tight match as we had the last time these sides met in Brighton.  Overall though I think this is a stronger Chelsea squad this year and that they will get their campaign going with 3 points.

Sheffield United v Wolves, Betting Preview & Prediction

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Sheffield United finished 9th last season, but they faded quite badly towards the end losing their last 3 matches in succession.

Wolves finished their season with a loss, but came in, in 7th spot, 2 ahead of Sheffield United with 2 wins, 2 losses and a draw in their last 5 games.

Sheffield United won this fixture 1-0 last season and the other game was drawn 1-1 at Wolves.

Betting

Sheffield United 49/20

Draw 2/1

Wolves 14/10

Suggested Bet:  The draw at 2/1

I was going to look at an under 2.5 goal play here as both teams were struggling to find the net last season, but the bookies are on to this and it is priced to 9/20.  Given though a low scoring game is expected the draw looks a decent play at 2/1.

Tottenham v Everton, Betting Preview & Prediction

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Tottenham finished quite strongly for 6th place last season with 3 wins and 2 draws in their last 5 matches.  They face an Everton side that only won 1 of their last 5 and ended up finishing in 12th position, 10 points behind Tottenham.

This fixture was drawn 1-1 last season with Tottenham winning the reverse fixture 1-0 and these sides have played in some high scoring fixtures over the years.

Betting

Tottenham 9/10

Draw 51/20

Everton 16/5

Suggested Bet:  Over 2.5 goals at 17/20

Under 2.5 goals arrived in both matches these sides played last season, but Tottenham were scoring quite freely towards the end of the EPL campaign and I am betting we get 3 goals or more in this one.

West Ham v Newcastle, Betting Preview & Prediction

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West Ham narrowly avoided relegation last season and they did so thanks to a strong finish with 2 draws and 2 wins in their last 4 matches.

Newcastle went on a good run just after the COVID-19 break, but they ended the season with 4 defeats and a draw in their last 5, but still managed to finish 13th.

Newcastle won 3-2 at West Ham last season and there were a total of 9 goals in the two matches between the sides.

Betting

West Ham 23/20

Draw 5/2

Newcastle 49/20

Suggested Bet:  Over 2.5 goals at 19/20

The head-to-head stats suggest that we could have some goal bounce action in this one.

Liverpool v Leeds, Betting Preview & Prediction

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Liverpool were Champions last season winning by 18 points and they face newly promoted Leeds United who make their return to the top flight for the first time since being relegated in 2004, meaning there is no recent head-to-head stats to go on here.

Betting

Liverpool 7/20

Draw 19/4

Leeds 8/1

Suggested Bet:  Handicap, Liverpool (-1) at 8/10

I expect Leeds will give a good account of themselves, but Liverpool should be too strong in the end and I back them to win by more than a goal.