Craig Moore’s English Premier League Week 5 Preview: Arsenal And Chelsea Clash in London Derby


Huddersfield Town v Leicester City | Sunday, September 17, 12am, (AEST), John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield

After suffering their first defeat of the new campaign, Huddersfield will find it hard to get a result here.

Leicester might not have been getting the results but they have been playing very well. 

The Verdict  

Going with an away win.

Leicester have been getting beaten but they're a team which will fight it out for the title.

They look better than last season and will get back to winning these type of games. 

 Unibet Odds: Huddersfield Town 2.90 Draw 3.30 Leicester City 2.45

Tip: Leicester City 

Correct score: Leicester City 2-1 

Liverpool v Burnley | Sunday, September 17, 12am (AEST), Anfield, Liverpool

After a hefty defeat to City, Liverpool will bounce back and bounce back well.

The sending off and second goal changed things dramatically against City but they’ll turn that around here with a comfortable win back at Anfield.

The Verdict

Liverpool to win because they’ll still be hurting.

Only issue is they play midweek in Europe but they’re at home, so they should handle Burnley without any problems.

Unibet Odds: Liverpool 1.27 Draw 5.50 Burnley 11.50

Tip: Liverpool 

Correct score: Liverpool 3-0

Watford v Manchester City | Sunday, September 17, 12am (AEST), Vicarage Road, Watford

Watford’s best chance of a result against City is hoping City are a little ragged by being on the road during the week after Champions League.

Watford have started the season very well and this can be a little teaser for City.

This is a hard one to call. 

The Verdict

I don’t pick many draws but I’ll go with that here.

Watford will scrap for their lives here at home and they might just get City at the right time.

Unibet Odds: Watford 10.00 Draw 5.60 Manchester City 1.34

Tip: Draw 

Correct score: 2-2 

Tottenham v Swansea City | Sunday, September 17, 2.30am (AEST), Wembley Stadium, London

Tottenham are a team that can keep on improving and will be chasing the Premier League title.

For me, that means they’ll be winning games like this at home to Swansea.

The Verdict

Tottenham will be too strong and they'll get into a rhythm with a comfortable win here at home.

Harry Kane is on song and when he is, Spurs are very dangerous.

Unibet Odds: Tottenham 1.25 Swansea City 5.75

Tip: Tottenham 

Correct score: Tottenham 3-1

Chelsea v Arsenal | Sunday, September 17, 10.30pm (AEST), Stamford Bridge, London

Pedro (pictured above) is a lively customer who can create and has good speed in tight areas. 

Arsenal have bounced back but are still up and down which we’re all used to.

Pedro can help Chelsea cause many problems for Arsenal who need to start standing up against the so called bigger sides.

For Wenger and the Gunners, getting the three points isn’t as important as the players getting a feel they can win big games.

The fans will be desperate for a result here as well but Arsenal don’t give me any confidence just now.

KEY BATTLE: Alexandre Lacazette v N’Golo Kante

Different kind of battle as they’re not directly against each other.

Kante will clean up all the mess and stop supply to Lacazette (pictured above) giving him a win in this personal battle and helping his team get three points for the win.

The Verdict

Chelsea look the goods here and although on paper this should look a tough game, Chelsea will be comfortable with a victory at home.

Unibet Odds: Chelsea 1.80 Draw 3.95 Arsenal 4.65

Tip: Chelsea 

Correct score: Chelsea 2-0 

Manchester United v Everton | Monday, September 18, 1am (AEST), Old Trafford, Manchester

Manchester United are doing all they need to do to at the moment and probably still haven’t hit their straps.

Everton will be looking to fight back after a bad loss at home, but this game should prove too tough for them on this occasion. 

Unibet Odds: Manchester United 1.35 Draw 5.25 Everton 11.00

Tip: Manchester United 

Correct score: Manchester United 2-0

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