United are 14th on the table having played a game less than most of the other teams. They got a much needed victory last time out, 3-1 away to Everton, but they are certainly missing the Old Trafford fans as they have yet to win at home in 4 starts taking just 1 point.
West Brom are 18th on the table and still looking for their first victory of the season after 8 matches. They lost 1-0 at home to Tottenham last time out and they have taken just 1 point on the road this season.
Manchester United 7/20
West Brom 33/4
Suggested Bet: Handicap, Manchester United (-1) at 17/20
For this bet to land we need Manchester United to win by 2 goals or more and although their home form is concerning, West Brom are really battling and I would not be surprised to see a Manchester United 3-0 or 4-0 victory and as a matter of interest those exact scores are available at 7/1 and 25/2 at the time of writing.
Tottenham are 2nd on the table with just 1 defeat in their opening 8 matches. They have strung together a run of 3 successive victories beating West Brom 1-0 on the road last time out and their last home game was a 2-1 win over Brighton.
Manchester City have played 7 games and they sit 10th on the table and undefeated in their last 5 starts. Last time out they drew 1-1 at home with Liverpool, the 5th successive Manchester City match which would have seen under 2.5 goal backers collect.
Tottenham won this fixture 2-0 last season.
Manchester City 17/20
Suggested Bet: Handicap, Tottenham (+1) at 19/20
For this bet to pay out we need Tottenham to either win the match or draw and I think there is a strong chance of that given Manchester City’s form this season. They are not scoring nearly as prolifically as they have done in the past and they face a Tottenham side that is flying high.
Aston Villa got back on track with a 3-0 away win over Arsenal last time out, but prior to that they suffered back-to-back home defeats against Southampton and Leeds. They are 6th on the table, 10 positions ahead of their opponents, Brighton who only have 1 win in 8 starts this season and are coming off a goalless home draw against Burnley.
Villa won this fixture 2-1 last season.
Aston Villa 5/4
Suggested Bet: Aston Villa win at 5/4
I consider a play of 2.5 goals at 7/10, but in the end am leaning towards a Villa win as they have claimed some big scalps this season and Brighton have hardly impressed.
Newcastle are 13th on the table and their last outing was a 2-0 loss at Southampton. They have a 50% home record with 2 wins and 2 losses and their home matches averaged 3.8 goals a game with all 4 having delivered for over 2.5 goal backers.
Chelsea are 5th on the table and have strung a decent run of results together with 3 wins and 3 draws in their last 6. They hammered Sheffield United 4-1 last time out and they are undefeated on the road with 2 wins and 2 draws.
The home team won this fixture 1-0 in both match-ups last season.
Suggested Bet: Handicap, Newcastle (+1) the draw at 11/4
For this bet to arrive Chelsea need to win the game by 1 goal exactly, something they have done in 3 of the last 4 EPL meetings against Newcastle.
Burnley are 18th on the log having taken just 1 point from their 5 matches to date. They were beaten 1-0 by Tottenham at home last time out and their only previous home match was also a 1-0 defeat to Southampton.
Chelsea are 10th on the table and have drawn 3 and lost 1 of their last 4 matches, most recently playing to a goalless draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United.
Chelsea have scored 4 goals in their last two visits to Burnley.
Suggested Bet: Goals away team, 3 or more at 17/10
Chelsea have scored 3 goals or more in 4 of their 6 matches this season and as mentioned above they have done it on their last 2 visits to Burnley.