Matchweek 6 of the 2022-23 EPL season saw Manchester United’s resurgence continue, while two title fancies both dropped points.

Here’s how it looked for punters: 

United on a roll

Unlike in the noughties when Manchester United v Arsenal was the box office clash of most EPL seasons, the rivalry hasn’t quite reached those heights in recent years. Neither club have been title contender for a number of years, and as such the outcome — while always big — was never season-defining. On Sunday at Old Trafford, however, there was a different feel. The table-topping Gunners ($2.62 pre-game with Palmerbet), away to the resurgent Man United (marginal $2.50 favourites), had a huge buzz. And it lived up to the billing. United’s £82m new signing Antony got on the scoresheet first in a dream debut before Bukayo Saka equalised on the hour mark. But a Marcus Rashford double ($17.50 to score 2+ goals with Palmerbet) would seal a 3-1 win. The result was paying $17 in the correct score market.

Despite the loss, their first of the EPL season, Arsenal remained in top spot thanks to slip-ups elsewhere.

Big guns held

The odds on Liverpool and Manchester City dropping points in four and two of their first six games respectively would’ve been very, very long prior to the EPL season kicking off. But that’s exactly what happened over the weeekend, with both title fancies dropping points. The Reds started as strong $1.40 favourites in the Merseyside Derby but were held 0-0 by Everton ($17 in ‘correct score’ market). City were expected to brush aside a struggling Aston Villa outfit and started even shorter $1.33, but were similarly held at 1-1. The results meant a holding patter in the EPL title market. Liverpool remain as $7.00 second-favourites (behind Arsenal at $10 who also remained the same price) while City lengthened slightly from $1.25 out to $1.33.

Toney stuns with home hatty

Prior to the EPL season kicking off, Brentford’s Ivan Toney was $3.75 to score a hat-trick throughout the entire 2022-23 campaign. However, just over a month into the season, he’s done it. Toney bagged three within an hour as Brentford routed Leeds 5-2 at home after starting at $2.15 with Palmerbet pre-match. It’s the strikers second ever EPL hat-trick, after similarly bagging three against Norwich last season. So, does an England call-up beckon? His manager Thomas Frank certainly thinks so. “Off the top of my head, looking at strikers on form, Harry Kane is number one but there is not a better striker after Kane on form,” Frank said of Toney post-match.

Speaking of Kane, the Spurs talisman was on the scoresheet in Spurs’ 2-1 win over Fulham. But any hope of bridging the top goalscorer gap with Manchester City’s Erling Haaland were quashed when the Norwegian bagged another — a 10th goal in his first six EPL games — to remain the a short-priced favourite in that market with Palmerbet.