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EPL weekend preview gameweek 5

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Liverpool play Newcastle, Harry Maguire welcomes Leicester to Old Trafford, Pukki & Aguero lock horns

EPL weekend preview gameweek 5With a full programme of Premier League action taking place this weekend, there are some great match-ups ahead of the return for Monday Night Football. We take a look at who might end up with three points and who’ll be looking to make amends in training on Tuesday morning. Our three feature games kick off on Saturday.

Liverpool vs. Newcastle United (12:30 GMT kick-off)

One of the Premier League’s signature games takes place at Anfield, but we’re a long way from the days of ‘Collymore…closing in!’ and Kevin Keegan’s sad mullet flopping over the advertising boards at Anfield. This is a damage limitation from kick off for Bruce’s men, and if they escape with a 2-0 defeat, they’ll be counting their blessings. Salah, Firmino but more importantly Sadio Mane are all firing and Liverpool have won all four games so far this season. Expect there to be an onslaught on The Magpies goal throughout.

Manchester United vs. Leicester City (3pm GMT kick-off)

Harry Maguire may have swapped the King Power for Old Trafford, but his fortunes haven’t immediately improved, with United three points behind Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes, albeit it after only four games. The Red Devils will have to triumph without the Gallic genius of both Pogba and Martial here, and they could have real problems dealing with a highly motivated Jamie Vardy and James Maddison, who having not turned out for England this week will be desperate to prove Southgate should install him in the nation’s midfield sooner rather than later. Expect a busy day for David De Gea.

Norwich City vs. Man. City (5.30pm GMT kick-off)

A meeting of the two hottest strikers in this season’s Premier League, Teem Pukki (five goals) and Sergio Aguero (six goals) meet at Carrow Road. While the narrative for Sky Sports – where you can watch the match live – is on these two strikers, the truth is that with several injuries to key players other than Pukki, Norwich are queuing up for an absolute thrashing. If they keep the score in single figures, they’ll be doing well, and there’s huge value in backing City players other than Aguero to score, as De Bruyne, the Silvas and Raheem Sterling will be filling their boots.

Fixtures and odds:

Saturday 14th September

Liverpool vs. Newcastle United (12:30 GMT kick-off)

Liverpool 1/7

The Draw 13/2

Newcastle Utd 16/1

Our tip: Mo Salah to score two or more goals (16/5 Sky Bet)

Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Burnley (3pm GMT kick-off)

Brighton 21/20

The Draw 12/5

Burnley 13/5

Our tip: Both teams to score and draw (15/4 Bet Victor)

Manchester United vs. Leicester City (3pm GMT kick-off)

Manchester United Evens

The Draw 5/2

Leicester City 13/5

Our tip: Jamie Vardy to score at any time (2/1, general)

Sheffield United vs. Southampton (3pm GMT kick-off)

Sheffield United 6/4

The Draw 11/5

Southampton 19/10

Our tip: Southampton to win (19/10, general)

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Crystal Palace (3pm GMT kick-off)

Home 2/5

The Draw 18/5

Crystal Palace 6/1

Our tip: Son to score and Tottenham to win (7/4 SkyBet)

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Chelsea (3pm GMT kick-off)

Wolves 19/10

The Draw 12/5

Chelsea 7/5

Our tip: Jorginho to be carded (10/3, Bet365)

Norwich City vs. Man. City (5.30pm GMT kick-off)

Norwich 16/1

The Draw 8/1

City 1/8

Our tip: Man. City to score in first 10 minutes (9/4, SkyBet)

Sunday 15th September

Bournemouth vs. Everton (2pm kick-off)

Bournemouth 19/10

The Draw 13/5

Everton 13/10

Our tip: 6 or more goals (11/1 Betfair)

Watford vs. Arsenal (4.30pm kick-off)

Watford 12/5

The Draw 11/4

Arsenal Evens 1/1

Our tip: Arsenal to win and both teams to score (12/5, Bet365)

Monday 16th September

Aston Villa vs. West Ham United (8pm kick off)

Home 13/8

13/5

Away 6/4

Our tip: Mark Noble to score at any time (6/1, PaddyPower)

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