Time for the EPL Week 9 Predictions and betting guide. Betmeister (BM) has surged ahead of Little Sidekick (LS) after a getting 7 out of 10 results right with 2 perfect scores in the week 8 football predictions to grab 11 points to LS’s 5. Our BBC football expert rival Lawro picked up 6 points and remains the leader – just.
EPL Week 9 Predictions: Crystal Palace v Arsenal betting preview
Live on BT Sport 1. Palace were thrashed at home on Monday by Fulham and now face the table-topping Gunners who will be looking to bounce back after that home Champions League loss. You don’t often see a home team quoted at 9.00 for a win and 4.75 for a draw but that is the state of Crystal Palace at the moment. Smart money is on Arsenal but the ‘new manager’ effect (if Palace have one by then) could play a part. Palace surely would take a draw.
EPL Week 9 Predictions: Aston Villa v Everton betting preview
Everton are bookmakers favourites to win this clash but with Benteke back in action anything can happen. Everton are looking good all around the pitch this season and could well emulate Tottenham with a win at Villa Park but perhaps a draw is the more likely end result.
EPL Week 9 Predictions: Liverpool v West Brom betting preview
The Reds are having their best start in many years and it should resume at Anfield on Saturday against West Brom after dropping 2 points against 10-man Newcastle. You have to remember West Brom’s win at Old Trafford a few weeks back though and wonder if the Baggies can’t rise to the challenge again. Great odds of around 8.00 for a WBA win can be had.
EPL Week 9 Predictions: Manchester United v Stoke City betting preview
How times change quickly from one season to the next. Most teams are now arriving at Old Trafford thinking that they are in with a good chance of grabbing points, which was unthinkable earlier this year. However, this is Stoke City who really are not in United’s class and struggling to score goals. Odds of 5.00 for a draw and 10.00 for a Stoke win tells the story.
EPL Week 9 Predictions: Norwich City v Cardiff City betting preview
Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay needs more from his Cardiff team that showed such early season promise. Whilst the long West to East trip to Norwich is going to give him a lot of thinking time to come up with a plan to beat the Canaries, but Norwich should win. They are in need of points and odds for a home victory are shortest.
EPL Week 9 Predictions: Southampton v Fulham betting preview
To round out Saturday’s fixtures, the Saints host Fulham in a match live on Sky Sports 1. Everyone has been impressed with Southampton since they have been back in the Prem, and with Fulham’s (normally) dodgy away form you would be brave to back the Cottagers who are quoted at around 5.5 for an away win. A draw at 4.00 is pretty tempting, and if Fulham can keep the confidence of Monday’s trip to Palace going, who knows?
EPL Week 9 Predictions: Sunderland v Newcastle betting preview
The Tyne and Wear derby, live on Sky Sports 1, is always full of passion and Sunderland are really going to have to show it to get pull themselves out of the Premier League gutter. These games are always tough to predict but even though this is at the Stadium of Light, Newcastle are slight favourites to win. 3.25 for a draw seems a good bet.
EPL Week 9 Predictions: Chelsea v Manchester City betting preview
It’s battle of the oil money funded teams and both are looking strong. Usually these games are tight low scoring affairs and Chelsea being at home are bookie favourites. Points will be dropped here which will suit Arsenal and Liverpool, and the chances of a City win probably depends whether or not Vincent Kompany is fit in time.
EPL Week 9 Predictions: Swansea City v West Ham United betting preview
The Swans got a first home league win of the season last week and should make it 2 in a row here against the Irons. Although West Ham shocked every pundit with their first win at Tottenham this century a couple of weeks ago, but they go into this match without any fit recognised strikers. If West Ham do manage to score, Swansea are capable of scoring more and are the big home favourites.
EPL Week 9 Predictions: Tottenham Hotspur v Hull City betting preview
Tottenham had a shock home defeat to West Ham last time they played at White Hart Lane and have actually enjoyed more success on the road. Hull are doing very well and will prove a stern test for Spurs. Most bookmakers have the Tigers at big odds for a win, perhaps ominously the same as you could’ve had for a West Ham win 2 weeks ago (7.5)?
Next Premier League betting tips (EPL Week 9 Predictions):
|Home Team||Result||Away Team||BM Tips||BM Points||LS Tips||LS Points||Best Odds|
|Liverpool||4-1||West Brom||2-2||0||2-1||1||P P|
|Man Utd||3-2||Stoke City||3-0||1||1-1||0||P P|
|Norwich City||0-0||Cardiff City||1-1||1||2-1||0||Wm Hill|
|Chelsea||2-1||Man City||1-1||0||2-1||3||Wm Hill|
Premier League Betting Tips Season Aggregate Scores:
|BM Points||LS Points||Lawro Points|
Includes comparison with BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson
In EPL Week 8 predictions Betmeister picked up 11 points whilst arch rival Little Sidekick managed 5 points. BBC pundit Lawro is now just 2 points ahead of BM.
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