Football | Premier League game week 7 | Preview and Odds

Two of the Premier League’s early front runners meet at Stamford Bridge in the pick of the weekend’s fixtures, as Chelsea host Liverpool.

There’s also plenty of intrigue in the other matches up and down the country too – our football betting expert has taken a look at the best bets from this round of games.

Chelsea v Liverpool

For the second time in three days, Chelsea and Liverpool meet – though this fixture may end up meaning a lot more than the Blues’ 2-1 Carabao Cup triumph come the end of the season.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds currently sit top of the Premier League pile, after six wins from six so far – indeed, that reversal on Wednesday was the first match of the season they haven’t won.

Victory at home to Southampton last time out came at a heavy cost – Virgil van Dijk is unlikely to play after picking up an injury against the Saints.

Klopp has won on two of his three league visits to Stamford Bridge as Liverpool boss – the Reds are 6/4 with to claim victory on Saturday.

Chelsea’s own 100% record was halted at West Ham last weekend, held to a frustrating 0-0 draw.

Despite Eden Hazard being in electric form, that match showed the Blues’ limitations – too ponderous through midfield, and lacking a cutting edge up front, with neither Olivier Giroud or Alvaro Morata looking like a title-winning striker.

Still, on their day, they have the players to beat anyone – as seen by Hazard’s incredible solo goal at Anfield in midweek.

Chelsea are 7/4 to win here.

It may seem like sitting on the fence, but I can’t see much splitting these two.

Chelsea did win on Wednesday, but with two reserve teams in action, I don’t think you can read too much into that result.

Both sides look strong, and I think they’ll cancel each other out.

Back the draw at 5/2.

West Ham v Man United

Jose Mourinho’s week couldn’t have gone much worse – dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Derby, and the subject of headlines all week after a reported bust up with Paul Pogba.

The Portuguese faces a big decision over whether to include the Frenchman as United travel to West Ham on Saturday – has all the trappings of a banana skin for United.

Mourinho’s men are 5/6 favourites at the London Stadium.

It’s been a far better week for Manuel Pellegrini and West Ham – the Hammers gained a hard earned point against Chelsea, before dispatching Macclesfield 8-0.

After four successive defeats under the Chilean, West Ham have found their feet, and will be buoyed by some strong results.

I think they’ll go for a vulnerable United, and if they get amongst them early, can cause an upset.

I suggest backing West Ham at 3/1.

Newcastle v Leicester

This may not be the most glamorous of fixtures this weekend, but I think it could offer some handy betting opportunities.

Leicester come into this in decent form, having put three past Huddersfield last weekend, and Newcastle haven’t won all season.

Despite the game being at St James’ Park, Leicester are 2/1 outsiders – which I think is great value.

Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho are creating the foundations for a profitable strike partnership, and James Maddison has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water.

I suggest backing Vardy to score first at 4/1, and Maddison anytime at 4/1 in what could be a good day for the Foxes.




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