West Ham to get a result, City to dominate whilst weakened and Hazard to lead a Chelsea win at the Bridge? Gameweek 7 has it all, read on to see EggHeads predictions as well as this weeks Nest-Egg Treble at a staggering 27/1!!
West Ham v Man United
Man United really does look to be in complete shambles. After playing out to a 1-1 draw against Wolves, they followed it up with a disappointing 7-8 defeat on penalties to Derby to see their exit from the EFL Cup. The issues with Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho don’t look positive and given their results, things just aren’t good at Old Trafford.
West Ham seems to have turned a corner and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them get a result here.
I’m going to go with a West Ham win/draw + BTTS @ 19/10.
Man City v Brighton
I think Pep rests players in this game, and only because of their defeat to Lyon in the Champions League. In midweek City have to travel to Hoffenheim and you could say it’s a must win game for them.
Brighton won’t challenge City at home, and even with City’s reserve team they are a banker bet.
For more value, take a look at City to win 1:0, 2:0 or 3:0 @ 15/10.
Newcastle v Leicester
Leicester has been a little sporadic this season, you never know which Leicester team is going to rock up. Will the rather pedestrian looking Leicester – who got absolutely rinsed by Bournemouth – show up? Or is it the fast paced, high intensity workhorses that can put on a real show?
Newcastle have to win this game though, and given I think they will want it more, I’m going to go for a Newcastle win/draw @ 4/10.
Huddersfield v Tottenham
You’ve got to back Spurs here. They haven’t been fantastic this season but have at times shown what they are capable of. At home Huddersfield will probably come out and have a go but I think it plays into Spurs’ hands.
On the issue of Harry Kane and whether he should rest, I’m quite indifferent to be honest. Yeah, I think he needs a couple days of rest – with his family and away from the game – but he’s a professional and getting paid quite a lot of money to play…
Nevertheless, Spurs is another banker @ 9/20.
Wolves v Southampton
This is going to be a tough game for Southampton; Wolves are playing brilliant football, showing week in and week out why they deserve to play topflight football in England.
If Wolves continue with their play there is no reason why they can’t finish in the top 10.
Molineux is becoming something of a fortress for the Pack this season and I can’t see past the home win. Get on @ 8/10.
Everton v Fulham
Richarlison getting sent off has affected the Toffee’s, he seemed to have got onto a bit of a run and then went missing for three games. You get the feeling that this is a massive game for Marco Silva, if his team aren’t able to get the upper hand against Fulham relatively early the fans will add to the pressure simply because they expect better.
This is a tough game to call and really could go either way, I’m going to back both teams to score @ 6/10.
Arsenal v Watford
Watford will be disappointed that they let go of their lead to Spurs and dropped out of the Cup in midweek, but they’ve been doing well this season. Arsenal is also starting to find a bit of momentum now and so this game becomes that much more intriguing.
Arsenal’s defence hasn’t been great so far this season, which, if anything, brings Watford into the game.
Goals could be the order of the day in this one, and so there could be value in going for Arsenal to win/draw + over 3.5 goals @ 12/10.
Chelsea v Liverpool
This is going to be an interesting game. Eden Hazard has proved once again why he is among the best in Europe whilst for Liverpool you have Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and their impressive defensive line all returning.
I don’t think Chelsea will have any kind of advantage after winning on Wednesday evening, given Liverpool rested important players, and this will be an entirely different game.
Hollywood offers great betting options for this game, and Eden Hazard to score anytime and Chelsea to win @ 7/2 offers brilliant value.
Cardiff v Burnley
Burnley could have really got their season back on track after defeating Bournemouth last time out. The Clarets just couldn’t recreate the brand of football they showcased last season, then after getting well beaten by Wolves they responded by dismantling Bournemouth – who themselves weren’t playing too badly.
This is a must-win game for Cardiff, simple as that. But I don’t think they will get a result and it only spells trouble.
Punt the away win @ 21/10.
Bournemouth v C Palace
Bournemouth is another side in the League who blow hot and cold. Who would have thought they would get rinsed at Burnley and not score a goal? Especially after they had been scoring for jam.
Bournemouth are usually quite solid at home, but Palace have Wilfired Zaha – who has been nothing but consistent – and so I’m going to go for the away win @ 22/10.