Premier League Picks: Betting Advice for Week 7
English soccer returns this week after the games last time out were postponed because of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The action kicks off today with two games, then picks up on Saturday and Sunday. However, more games are still postponed because of Her Majesty’s funeral on Monday.
We’ve put together our betting advice for the games going down in the Premier League this weekend.
Game of the Week
Arsenal -130 at Brentford +340
The postponement of games across the Premier League means just seven in total, as opposed to the usual 10. Before the decision to stop certain games, Manchester United versus Leeds United would have been the game of the week, so attention now turns to Arsenal taking on Brentford.
A lot is riding on this one, with Arsenal looking to stay at the top of the Premier League table with a win. Brentford is coming into this game in eighth with two wins and just one loss, while scoring a stunning 15 goals already in six games. Only the champions Manchester City have scored more and this is more goals than Arsenal’s tally of 14.
The Bees destroyed Leeds United 5-2 in their previous game, as Ivan Toney scored a hat-trick which has now earned him his first call-up to the England national team. Arsenal still hasn't played a league game since the loss to Manchester United two weeks ago, as it narrowly defeated FC Zurich 2-1 in the Europa League last Thursday.
Arsenal should win here, however, but it won’t be easy for the Gunners.
Arsenal to win and both teams to score is +125 with DraftKings Sportsbook.
Team of Last Week
We could have chosen Brighton & Hove Albion after its stunning win over Leicester City, or Brentford after beating Leeds. Both won the game 5-2, but we have to choose Man United and its incredible 3-1 victory over the league leaders and rivals, Arsenal.
United was excellent against the Gunners, and although the opposition had plenty of possession and a few chances of their own, United was clinical in front of goal and it dismantled the Arsenal defense with every attack it put together. Antony scored a goal on his debut that day, with Marcus Rashford scoring the other two goals.
Once again, Erik ten Hag’s team also looked excellent in defense with Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane at the back. United, however, are not in action this week with the game against Leeds getting postponed due to issues with policing because of Her Majesty’s funeral on Monday.
Player of Last Week
Ivan Toney, Brentford
What a sensational two weeks it’s been for Toney. The Brentford striker scored a magnificent hat-trick in the 5-2 win over Leeds, thumping in a free kick and a penalty, before a magical chipped effort from long range for his third goal.
Toney earned himself a well-deserved (perhaps overdue) spot in the last pre-World Cup England squad. The Englishman faces off against Arsenal this weekend and will be looking to get goal number six of the season.
Ivan Toney to score first in the game against Arsenal is +550 with FanDuel.
Hardest Game to Call
West Ham +155 at Everton +185
David Moyes is again back at Goodison Park this weekend as he takes his struggling West Ham team to the winless Everton. Moyes always gets a positive reception when he returns to the ground where he spent 11 years as the head coach, but things may be different this time.
Everton is yet to win a game this season in the Premier League after six games, but with four ties and two losses, it is still above the relegation zone for now. In fact, despite West Ham winning a game this season in the league, it is below Everton in the table. At the same time, Everton has scored four goals from six games, with West Ham recording only three goals, it has scored the fewest goals in the league so far.
The form of both teams and the lack of goals make this game incredibly tough to call, so we’re heading for a tie.
A tie in this game is +240 with DraftKings Sportsbook.
These are some other bets worth a look at on this week’s schedule:
- Tottenham to beat Leicester 3-0 is +950 at BetMGM.
- Haaland to score anytime is -176 at PointsBet.
- Aston Villa and Southampton to tie is +250 at FanDuel.
- Aleksandar Mitrovic to have two or more shots on target is -110 at DraftKings.
- Gabriel Jesus to be the first goalscorer against Brentford is +360 at Caesars.
This Week’s Schedule with Moneylines (All Times Eastern)
- Southampton (+250) at Aston Villa (+110), 3 p.m.
- Fulham (+155) at Nottingham Forest (+180), 3 p.m.
- Man City (-310) at Wolves (+850), 7:30 a.m.
- Bournemouth (+650) at Newcastle (-230), 10 a.m.
- Leicester (+550) at Tottenham (-220), 12:30 p.m.
- Arsenal (-130) at Brentford (+340), 7 a.m.
- West Ham (+155) at Everton (+185), 9:15 a.m.
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