Premier League Game Week 6 Tips and Preview

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Game Week 5 saw the Reds break 5 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, courtesy of Norwich City and their fruitful Finnish’er’ Teemu Pukki.

We’re forced to wait until Monday morning for the match of the round in Game Week 6, when Liverpool head to the capital to take on Chelsea.

Swing your boot through my full Premier League GW6 Tips and Preview below.

Southampton vs Bournemouth
Bournemouth to Win $3.50

Game Week 6 kicks-off early Saturday morning as Bournemouth travel to Southampton, with both sides looking to build momentum from their victories in GW5.

Southampton snuck past Sheffield United last week in a low scoring affair, new signing Moussa Djenepo bagged his second goal of the campaign to secure the one-nil victory.

The Saints’ stingy defensive unit has only conceded one goal across a run of three games without defeat.

Southampton’s main corner comes at the top of the park with first choice striker Che Adams struggling to hit a barn door from two yards out.

Bournemouth ran riot last weekend, banging in three goals against a calamitous Everton outfit.

Captain Callum Wilson led from the front with the perfect poachers brace, taking his season goal tally to three.

Unlike the Saints, the Cherries Achilles heel has been their defence. Eddie Howes side has leaked nine goals across the opening five games.

If the Cherries bring the same attacking intent into this contest it will be enough to crack through the Saints sturdy unit.

Leicester vs Spurs
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The Foxes host the Spurs in a contest worthy of the prestigious Aussie primetime slot on Saturday night.

Leicester City suffered their first loss of the season last time out, falling to Manchester United one-nil.

The Foxes were haunted by their former centre back Harry Maguire, who’s slab head proved to be an impenetrable obstacle for Leicesters three-pronged attack. I’m sure the current club owners will be wiping their tears away with the 80m pounds generated from the centre half’s sale.

Brendan Rodgers has fallen victim to the depth of the squad at his disposal, the Northern Irishman has been guilty of tinkering with his starting XI week in and week out.

The Foxes forward line though full of talent is clearly suffering from a lack of continuity and may struggle against a galvanised Spurs unit.

Tottenham have finally put a turbulent transfer period behind them and look like settling in for another season of applying pressure to the top two.

Son Heung-min is relishing his striking role alongside club captain Harry Kane, the South Korean star superbly put away two opportunities against the Eagles last round helping his side to a four-nil win.

Pochettino’s biggest concern will be the quick turnaround between his sides UCL clash in Greece on Thursday morning to their PL matchup 65 hours later.

Regardless of the result this contest is almost guaranteed to be entertaining, 25 goals have been scored between the two sides in their last five meetings, four of which came off the boot of Son.

Burnley vs Norwich
Teemu Pukki First Goal Scorer $4.50

The Canaries head to Turf Moor with plans to add another feather to their cap!
Despite ruining every PL multi last round, Norwich City have officially become everyone’s second after slaying the reigning champions Man. City in a five-goal thriller.

Teemu Pukki has rapidly acquired a cult figure status, scoring six goals in five appearances on his way to claim player of the month for August.

Burnley have failed to win a game since their victory against Southampton in game week one.

The Clarets stole a point off Brighton last weekend, with substitute Jeff Hendrick beating Mat Ryan with a long-range strike in injury time.

Norwich are yet to have picked up a single point from travels to Turf Moor, but Teemu Pukki’s name wasn’t on the team sheet on any of those occasions.

Everton vs Sheffield Utd
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Everton’s form so far this season is reminiscent of my year 8 report card:
“Jack has shown glimpses of brilliance, unfortunately those glimpses have been few and far between and evidently outweighed by his lack of concern for academic results.”

The Toffees were handed a dream run of fixtures to start the 2019/20 season yet have gone on to shit the bed, scraping together 7 from a very achievable 15 points.

With Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin sidelined through injury, Marco Silva has been forced to pair out of sorts PL veterans Morgan Schneiderlin and Fabian Delph in the middle of the park, and the lack of quality is glaringly obvious.

Sheffield United went down to Southampton one-nil last week, failing to score for the first time this season.

The Blades have shown a fierce competitive nature, completing come-from-behind victories on the road against both Chelsea (2-2) and Bournemouth (1-1).

Unlike my year 8 teacher Mr. Walsh, I’m going to keep faith in Everton taking steps towards reaching their potential with an improved performance at home.

Man City vs Watford
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The Citizens are on the ropes and Watford will be looking to land a knockout blow!

Pep Guardiola’s men were stunned last game week as Teemu Pukki made a mockery of City’s overpriced backline.

With both of Pep’s first choice defenders Aymeric Laporte and John Stones sidelined through injury, City will need to rely on the mistake prone Nicolas Otamendi to keep the ship afloat.

Sanchez Flores’ return to Watford was an enormous success, as the Spaniard rallied his troops to a rousing 2-2 draw against Arsenal after going down 2-0 early in the piece.

The Hornets can count themselves unlucky not to have come away with all three points, firing in 31 shots at goal to the Gunners meagre 7.

City are well and truly rattled and if it weren’t for their world class strike force, I’d be backing the Hornets in for a mammoth upset.

Newcastle vs Brighton
SGM: Brighton Win or Draw Double Chance + Under 1.5 Goals $4.05

A pivotal game for the clubs involved, yet game worth missing for everyone else.

Newcastle and Brighton are both currently dangling just above the relegation zone and deservedly so.

Newcastle are a club in turmoil and their on-field performances are reflecting it.
Since the appointment of Steve Bruce, the Toons have managed to score just four goals from five games.

The last four matchups between these two sides read:

I’m expecting another dull affair on the cards at St. James’ Park in GW6.

Crystal Palace vs Wolves
Crystal Palace to Win $2.70

Crystal Palaces’ remarkable start to the season came to a sickening end last week in a crushing 4-nil defeat to the Spurs.

Fortunately, the woeful score line didn’t reflect the general run of play, with the Eagles creating just as many scoring opportunities as their more clinical opponents.

Wilf Zaha seems to have finally accepted his fate of never leaving the Glaziers and looks back to his dazzling best.

The Wolves have been atrocious this season and the pressure will be starting to mount on Nuno Santos’ position at the helm.

Wolverhampton are one of two sides yet to post a win and haven’t looked close in recent weeks conceding eight goals across their last two fixtures.

West Ham vs Man Utd
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United hung on for a gutsy one-nil win against the Foxes last week, jumping back in the winner’s circle for the first time since round one.

The Red Devils will be lifted by the re-signing of key stars David de Gea and Victor Lindelöf during the week, it’s clear from the outside looking in that United’s young squad are buying into Ole’s footballing philosophy.

Marcus Rashford is steadily growing into his key forward role and showed nerves of steel to tuck away the deciding penalty following Man U’s recent misfortunes from the spot.

West Ham were held to a disappointing nil-all draw against Villa last time out, missing a golden opportunity to jump into the top four.

The Hammers have an abundance of creative options at their disposal, none of which can be considered big game players.

If United turn this match into an arm wrestle through the middle of the ground, I can see a few of Pellegrini’s men going into hiding.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa
SGM: Arsenal to Win + Aubameyang Anytime Goal Scorer $2.28

In days gone by Aston Villa fans would recoil at sight of Arsenal on the fixture sheet.

The last time the Villans managed to get on the score board against Arsenal, Bacary Sagna was running up and down the flank and Jack Wilshere was cracking open his first pack of cigs.

 Since that match back in 2014, the Gunners have gone on a ludicrous run against Villa, scoring 18 unanswered goals on their way to five straight victories.

Although, now days you’re more likely to find a clean sheet at a roadside motel than at Emirates Stadium.

Despite their defensive woes, the Gunners possess more than enough attacking treat to put the game beyond the reach of the impotent Aston Villa squad.

Chelsea vs Liverpool
Liverpool to Win to nil $3.90

Game week 6 comes to a fitting end as the Blues host the Reds at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool come into this fixture off the back of a disappointing two-nil loss to Napoli in their opening UCL group fixture.

Despite a UCL wobble, the Reds have started the 2019/20 PL campaign with a perfect 5-0-0 record and are currently sitting five points clear of premiership rivals Man City.

After a minor squabble, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane kissed and made-up with both forwards finding the back of the net against Newcastle last week.

The Blues are exceeding all expectations after entering the uncertainty of the ‘post Eden Hazard’ era.

Tammy Abraham has been a revelation since earning his spot in the senior side, the Chelsea youth product is pushing for a national call-up after netting seven goals across his last three starts.

Mason Mount (injured ankle) is a huge out for Lampard this week, the 19-year-old has played a pivotal role in the Blues attack, adding three goals of his own from the midfield.   

Klopp should throw everything bar the kitchen sink at this fixture following a poor UCL showing, with the frailties of Frank’s backline to be exposed!