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Premier League 2019/20: Betting tips and predictions for Gameweek 5

Omene Osuya
ANALYST
Preview
13 Sep 2019, 14:00 IST

The North London Derby lived up to the hype
The North London Derby lived up to the hype

The action is hotting up in the Premier League and this round of fixtures promises to be just as awesome.

It has become obvious to everyone that despite all the empty talk about a 'Top 6', the title will only end up with either Liverpool or defending champions, Manchester City.

Both teams have been head and shoulder above the other 18 in the division and. The Cityzens' wastefulness against Tottenham Hotspurs in Gameweek 2 is the only reason why both are not on 100% records.

The managerial sack race for the season has commenced with Watford axing Javi Gracia after a nightmare start to the season. The Spaniard was immediately replaced by another Spaniard and a former Hornets manager, Quique Sanches Flores.

After the two-week international break, the Premier League will once again be on the front burner. However, the big teams will prepare differently as next week sees the return of continental football; the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League.

Review of Gameweek 4

Liverpool continued their 100% start to the Premier League season
Liverpool continued their 100% start to the Premier League season

Before it started, Gameweek 4 had been seen as a promising one in terms of goals and it delivered.

A dour affair at Selhurst Park saw Crystal Palace get a scarcely-deserved 1-0 win over Aston Villa while Newcastle United and Watford played out a 1-1 draw.

Chelsea's Jekyll and Hyde start continued as they surrendered a two-goal lead (thanks to a Tammy Abraham double) to draw 2-2 at home to Sheffield United.

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Manchester City thrashed Brighton 4-0 with a double from Sergio Aguero to take his tally to 6 for the season. West Ham beat Norwich City 2-0 at the London Stadium while Leicester City thrashed Bournemouth 3-1 thanks to a Jaime Vardy brace.

Liverpool ended the selection of games on Saturday with a comfortable 3-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.

On Sunday, Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers played out a 5 goal thriller with the Toffess winning 3-2. The star match of the weekend was at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur played out a 2-2 draw in the North London Derby.

Preview of Gameweek 5 action

Gameweek 5 starts off on Saturday as Liverpool plays Newcastle United at Anfield.

Old Trafford promises to be thrilling as Manchester United take on Leicester City while Sheffield United welcomes Southampton to Bramall Lane.

Leicester City will want to claim a Top 6 scalp
Leicester City will want to claim a Top 6 scalp

Brighton takes on Burnley as Wolves welcome Chelsea to Molineux and Tottenham Hotspur are at home to Crystal Palace in a London derby. Saturday's final match sees Norwich City play host to Manchester City.

On Sunday, Bournemouth takes on Everton as Arsenal is at Vicarage Road aiming to get the three points against Watford.

Monday night football in the Premier League sees Aston Villa play West Ham.

Gameweek 5 Predictions

Liverpool vs Newcastle United (1)

Manchester United vs Leicester City (Over 2.5 Goals)

Sheffield United vs Southampton (Over 1.5 Goals)

Brighton vs Burnley (1X)

Wolves vs Chelsea (G/G)

Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace (Over 1.5 Goals)

Norwich City vs Manchester City (Over 2.5 Goals)

Bournemouth vs Everton (G/G)

Watford vs Arsenal (G/G)

Aston Villa vs West Ham (G/G)

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