Looking ahead to Matchweek 11 of the 2023/24 EPL season, we break down the five best bets for the weekend of Premier League action.
1. Tottenham H2H vs Chelsea @ $2.10
This highly anticipated clash isn’t until Tuesday morning Australian time, but deserves top billing here. And that’s because Spurs, at better than evens, represent good value given the gulf in class between these sides at the moment. Sure, there’s the fear this Chelsea side — which remains strong on paper — could turn up and hand Ange Postecoglou’s men their first defeat this EPL season. But nothing that’s occurred to date this season suggested that there’s a big chance of that occurring. More likely is that Tottenham continue their brilliant start to the season, grab another scalp in the process, stay top of the table, and keep the good times rolling.
“This is a big club and it should be in a position to challenge for trophies every year” 🏆
Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou on his ambitions for the club after their stellar start to the season 👇 pic.twitter.com/nQrl1vK4Zd
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 27, 2023
2. Fulham or Draw/Both teams to score vs Man United @ $2.60
If the vibes are high at Spurs, they’re rock bottom at Manchester United. The Red Devils were completely humbled by noisy neighbours City on Sunday in yet another reminder of the growing gulf between the two clubs. It wasn’t just that City won 3-0, it was the manner of the victory — completely dominant — and the converse lack of any form of penetration by United in the final third. For the first time in his reign, manager Erik ten Hag is now under genuine pressure. Five defeats in 10 to start an EPL game is simply not good enough for a club of that stature. And it leaves United ripe for the picking here. A 3-0 humbling, again at Old Trafford, to Newcastle midweek has only dented United’s confidence further. Backing the double market of either a Fulham win or a draw, plus both teams to score.
🚨🚨🎙️| Gary Neville: “My anger isn’t with Erik ten Hag. I don’t think he is the fundamental problem. The toxicity at this club is eating alive every manager and every player that comes here.” pic.twitter.com/66Hxojs23A
— centredevils. (@centredevils) October 30, 2023
3. Callum Wilson (New) anytime goalscorer vs Arsenal @ $2.60
Along with Spurs vs Chelsea, this is a hugely anticipated clash. St James’ Park will be rocking as the Magpies, unbeaten in their last six, host Arsenal, unbeaten all season. And it’s one man who the Gunners will be most worried about: Callum Wilson. The Newcastle striker has hit top form again, having score six goals in his last six EPL outings. In fact, a double at Molineux against Wolves saw Wilson become the club’s third-highest scorer in the EPL era. Further, his seven goals this season have come every 60 minutes on the pitch — a better strike-rate than any EPL player.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 29, 2023
4. West Ham H2H vs Brentford @ $3.30
The Hammers represent good value here. Granted, their recent form until this week had been poor, with defeats to Aston Villa, Olympiakos and Everton which forward Michail Antonio said was “slack” and described recent performances as a “shambles”. But a convincing 3-1 win over title challengers Arsenal this week in the Carabao Cup showed the true potential of this side. Brentford without doubt pose a huge challenge, especially given their confidence is similarly high after downing Chelsea for a second straight time at Stamford Bridge. But David Moyes’ men are a huge chance.
It’s been a tough return to the London Stadium for Declan Rice…
West Ham have beaten Arsenal 3-1 in the EFL Cup 🏆 pic.twitter.com/NCplaG2hJm
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 1, 2023
5. Wolves H2H vs Sheffield United @ $1.95
Just 10 games into the EPL season, the writing is absolutely on the wall for Sheffield United. And if history’s anything to go by, they’re already down. The Blades are now just the fourth top-flight team ever to have one point or less 10 games into a season. The three previous — Man United in 1930-31, West Brom in 1985-86, and the Blades themselves in 2020-21 — all went on to finish last. They’re a side bereft of confidence, underlined by how Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah waltzed through for a hat-trick against them last weekend. Wolves, meanwhile, have hit form. Unbeaten in five EPL games, they’re a huge chance to grab an away three points here.
Sheffield United have nine losses and one draw from their first 10 Premier League matches this season 📉
— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) October 29, 2023