Friday, 22 September 2017

Sportnow Game week 5 EPL betting tips

Ahead of Gameweek Six of the Kwesé Predictor app, Sportnow reveals his predictions for the weekend's games across the top two divisions of English football.

Ahead of this weekend's action, Dove reveals his picks for Gameweek Six.

West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, 23 Sep. 13:30

While Spurs may be quietly pleased to get away from Wembley, where their hoodoo returned when they were held by Swansea City last weekend, they'll be tested in Saturday's London Derby.

West Ham appear to have turned the corner, and are unbeaten in two after a miserable start to the season.

Winston Reid's return has understandably led to a defensive improvement for the Irons, but the likely absence of Pedro Obiang with a muscle injury robs Slaven Bilic of a key midfield asset.

Sportnow's Prediction: Tottenham to win by one goal

Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace, Premier League, 23 Sep. 16:00

Roy Hodgson has the talent available at his disposal to get Palace out of trouble, and a midweek victory in the League Cup will certainly help.

However, you can't see the Eagles ending their losing streak in the league this weekend, as they face the ominous prospect of an away game at Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola's side are looking the part at the moment, with a multitude of offensive options at their disposal and both the power and the quality to just bulldoze teams.

Sportnow's Prediction: Manchester City to win by two goals or more

Southampton vs. Manchester United, Premier League, 23 Sep. 16:00

Mauricio Pellegrino's Southampton are a tough side to break down, and have conceded just four goals this season, keeping a clean sheet again to beat Crystal Palace last weekend.

It's a big ask for them to do it again this weekend when United come to St Mary's.

The Red Devils are the division's joint top scorers, and it'll be fascinating to see whether the Saints restore Virgil Van Dijk back to the starting XI or whether Maya Yoshida will be trusted to keep tabs on Romelu Lukaku.

Sportnow's Prediction: Manchester United to win by one goal

Stoke City vs. Chelsea, Premier League, 23 Sep. 16:00

Stoke have already frustrated Manchester United this season and taken a point from Jose Mourinho's side this term, but can they do the same against Chelsea?

A reshuffled Blues saw off Nottingham Forest comfortably in midweek, and I'm expecting Antonio Conte to bring back the big guns for the weekend's clash.

It should be too much for Stoke.

Sportnow's Prediction: Chelsea to win by one goal

Reading vs. Hull City, Championship, 23 Sep. 16:00

These two both have aspirations of returning to the Premier League as soon as possible, but it looks unlikely to happen this season.

The duo sit just four points off the relegation zone, but each have different problems; Hull can't keep the goals out-they have the second worst defensive record in the division-while Reading are the league's lowest scorers.

Sportnow's Prediction: Draw

Leicester City vs. Liverpool, Premier League, 23 Sep. 18:30

Leicester have had a tough start to the season, and in truth, they've struggled to deal with the heavyweight opponents they're faced.

Admittedly, they battled well against Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United-holding their own for long stages-but ultimately came up short in all of them.

They may have beaten Liverpool in the League Cup, but Jurgen Klopp will be desperate for a reaction from his team after their run of form, and they have the quality to see off the Foxes away from home.

Sportnow's Prediction: Liverpool to win by one goal

Sheffield Wednesday vs. Sheffield United, Championship, 24 Sep. 14:15

After more than five years, the Steel City Derby returns and it has the potential to be an explosive affair.

As with most derbies, this one could go either way, with both sides in good form-excluding United's home defeat against Norwich City last weekend-but I'm sitting on the fence and forecasting a stalemate.

Sportnow's Prediction: Draw

Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Newcastle United, Premier League, 24 Sep. 17:00

Despite Newcastle's well-documented concerns towards the beginning of the campaign, they're actually looking like a really fine side under Rafael Benitez.

He's got the team organised, while the likes of Christian Atsu and Matt Ritchie give them a cutting edge going forward.

It was important that Brighton got that first win under their belt, but they'll be disappointed with their capitulation at Bournemouth, and I think they'll struggle again.

Sportnow's Prediction: Newcastle to win by one goal

Arsenal vs. West Bromwich Albion, Premier League, 26 Sep. 21:00

Arsenal were memorably beaten by The Albion last season, with Tony Pulis masterminding a 3-1 victory over the Gunners in March.

While Arsene Wenger's side improved during the final eight games of the season, there's a sense that they're still figuring out their new identity this term, and the Baggies will be confident of another positive result.

Dove's Prediction: Draw

Nottingham Forest vs. Fulham, Championship, 26 Sep. 20:45

Forest are up in tenth and only three points off the playoffs, but consistency has been a problem so far this term, with the Tricky Trees unable to string the wins together.

However, Fuham are the joint lowest scorers in the top 17, and I'm expecting Forest to pick up all three points in front of their own fans.

Sportnow Prediction: Nottingham Forest to win by one goal

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