English Premier League 2023/24 Matchweek 1 – Betting tips & Predictions

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EPL 2023/24 Matchweek 1

The Premier League 2023/24 season is set to kick off with a thrilling array of matchups that promise to deliver excitement, drama, and surprises. As fans eagerly await the first whistle, top clubs are gearing up to showcase their prowess while underdogs aim to upset the established order. From historic rivalries to fresh encounters, this opening weekend is poised to captivate football enthusiasts around the world. Get ready for a football extravaganza as the stage is set for an unforgettable start to the new season.

Matchweek 1 Fixtures

Manchester City vs Burnley

12/08/23 – 05:00 – Turf Moor

Manchester's blue half has now joined the red side as the sole English clubs to conquer the legendary trifecta of Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League triumphs. City clinched their first-ever Champions League trophy. The challenge ahead lies in sustaining such unprecedented success. While City has smoothly followed one domestic title with another, the Champions League has been their ultimate aspiration. Signs suggest their standards won't waver; they're favored again for the Premier League crown. A fourth consecutive title would solidify their claim as the nation's premier team. However, questions arise due to preseason defeats. Newcomers Gvardiol and Kovacic bolster City, but departures raise concerns. Burnley, revitalized under Kompany, faces a tough return to the Premier League. Though history favors City, Burnley's determined to spark an upset, backed by their active transfer activity and strong pre-season form.

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Predicted Lineups

Man City - Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Akanji; Kovacic, Rodri, De Bruyne; Bernardo, Haaland, Grealish

Burnley - Trafford; Roberts, Beyer, O'Shea, Vitinho; Cork, Cullen; Redmond, Brownhill, Zaroury, Rodriguez

Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest

12/08/23 – 21:30 – Emirates Stadium

Previewing Saturday's early kick-off clash between Arsenal and Nottingham Forest, the Gunners ride high on confidence after their Community Shield victory against Man City. Facing a Nottingham Forest side with a lacklustre pre-season, Arsenal is poised to secure victory. Two key betting tips emerge: Arsenal's propensity for winning-to-nil encounters, having secured clean sheets in their last three wins against Forest, and the potential for Kai Havertz to find the net, given his recent form and starting role. While Arsenal's odds of (1.22) indicate an 82% probability of triumph, Forest's struggles cast doubt on their chances. As the teams unveil their lineups, anticipation builds for a potentially one-sided match.

Playup logoOver 2 Goals in Match$1.40
TopSport logoOver 3.5 Goals in Match$2.04
Bet365 LogoArsenal ML$1.18

Predicted Lineups

Arsenal - Ramsdale (GK), Gabriel, White, Timber, Saliba, Partey, Ødegaard, Rice, Havertz, Saka & Martinelli 

Nottingham Forest - Turner/Hennessey (GK), Williams, Worrall, Bolly, Aurier, Gibbs-White, Kouyate, Shelvey, Elanga, Johnson & Wood

Bournemouth vs West Ham

13/08/23 – 00:00 – Vitality Stadium

As the Premier League kickoff approaches, all eyes turn to the AFC Bournemouth vs. West Ham United clash. Bournemouth, under Andoni Iraola's stewardship, boasts smart signings while West Ham grapples with life after Declan Rice. The tactical chess match ensues, pitting Iraola's pressing tactics against Moyes' counter-attack strategy.

Keep an eye on West Ham's Michael Antonio, tasked with breaking Bournemouth's press, while Milos Kerkez's defensive prowess against Jarrod Bowen adds intrigue. Predicted lineups showcase Neto, Senesi, Kluivert against Fabianski, Ings, and Paqueta. Set for August 12th, the showdown at the Vitality Stadium promises a clash of football philosophies in a high-stakes opener.

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TopSport logoDraw$3.30
Bet365 LogoBTTS$1.70

Predicted Lineups

Bournemouth - Neto; Smith, Senesi, Zabarnyi, Kerkez; Rothwell, Cook; Ouattara, Christie, Kluivert; Solanke.

West Ham - Fabianski; Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson; Downes, Soucek, Paqueta; Bowen, Ings, Benrahma.

Brighton vs Luton

13/08/23 – 00:00 – The Amex Stadium

As the Premier League approaches, attention turns to the Brighton vs. Luton match. Brighton enters as the clear favourite, while Luton's debut campaign holds potential for surprises. Over 2.5 goals are likely given recent trends, and Joao Pedro's presence adds goal-scoring anticipation.

Noteworthy odds favour Brighton at 1/3 (75%), while a potential both teams to score (BTTS) scenario stands at 21/20 (48.8%). Injury concerns affect Brighton's Caicedo and Moder, while Luton's lineup may see changes due to doubts surrounding Burke, Osjo, Potts, Clarke, and Andersen. The stage is set for an intriguing opener at the Amex, where expectations favour Brighton's victory in a match that promises action and goals.

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TopSport logoDraw$3.30
Bet365 LogoBrighton ML$1.30

Predicted Lineups

Brighton - Vervruggen (GK), Dunk, Webster, Lamptey, Estupinan, Milner, March, Gross, Mitoma & Pedro

Luton - Shea (GK), Potts, Lockyer, Burke, Andersen, Rea, Berry, Chong, Morris, Adebayo & Clark

Everton vs Fulham

13/08/23 – 00:00 – Goodison Park

Ahead of the Everton vs. Fulham clash at Goodison Park, our Premier League prediction reveals key insights. Everton's goal prospects may hinge on Calvert-Lewin's fitness, while Fulham faces striking challenges with the unsettled Mitrovic. Recent stats suggest a "Both Teams to Score – No" scenario due to limited goal production in their encounters. The potential for "Under 2.5 Goals" aligns with past trends, as both teams have often seen lower-scoring matches.

Bookmakers favour Everton at 5/4 (44.4%), but a closely fought contest is anticipated. Betting tips offer intriguing options: an 8/1 (11.1%) bet on a 1-0 Everton win, a 12/1 (7.7%) possibility of a 0-0 draw, and an 11/1 (8.3%) chance of Fulham winning 1-0.

Team-wise, Everton's lineup includes Young and Danjuma, while Fulham is without Palhinha and Cairney. The match promises competitiveness and tactical battles, as both sides seek a promising start to the Premier League season.

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Predicted Lineups

Everton - Pickford (GK), Patterson, Young, Tarkowski, Godfrey, Gana, Onana, Doucoure, Danjuma, Iwobi & Calvert-Lewin

Fulham - Leno (GK), Tete, Diop, Robinson, De Fougerolles, De Cordova-Reid, Lukić, Reed, Wilson, Willian & Jiménez

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Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace

13/08/23 – 00:00 – Bramall Lane

In a Premier League face-off, Sheffield United welcomes Crystal Palace to Bramall Lane, marking the former's return to the league. A challenging game is anticipated as both teams vie for an early advantage in our Saturday match prediction.

History has seen an even contest, with three wins each in their last six encounters. Sheffield United has struggled, securing just one win in their recent five pre-season friendlies, while Crystal Palace lost just one out of six. With past games pointing to "Under 2.5 Goals," the odds favour a closely fought match.

Bookmakers back Crystal Palace at 29/20 (40.8%), but a competitive showdown is expected. Betting possibilities include 10/11 (52.4%) odds for "Both Teams to Score" and 22/23 (51.1%) for "BTTS – No."

Sheffield United's return to the Premier League is met with challenges, having lost key players and injury concerns. Crystal Palace faces a similar scenario, with Olise sidelined and doubts over Mitchell, Hughes, and Franca.

The game holds potential for surprises, and both sides are gearing up for a spirited clash to kick off the Premier League season.

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Predicted Lineups

Sheffield United - Davies (GK), Baldock, Trusty, Basham, Edgan, Osborn, Berge, Norwood, Ahmedhodžić, Traoré & McBurnie

Crystal Palace - Johnstone (GK), Ward, Mitchell, Guehi, Andersen, Doucouré, Lerma, Eze, Ayew, Hughes & Edouard

Newcastle vs Aston Villa

13/08/23 – 02:30 – St James Park

The upcoming Premier League clash between Newcastle and Aston Villa promises an intriguing showdown. Both teams have showcased their goal-scoring prowess, evident from their recent encounters and productive pre-seasons. Newcastle holds a slight advantage with a 55.6% probability of clinching victory, while the odds for a draw stand at 3/1 (25%) and for an Aston Villa win at 19/5 (20.8%). The spotlight falls on prolific goal-getters Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak, both strong contenders to find the back of the net. Newcastle's impressive pre-season run, coupled with Aston Villa's return to European football, sets the stage for an electrifying contest. Despite injury concerns, the predicted lineups feature strategic selections to maximize performance potential.

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Bet365 LogoAston Villa or Draw$2.00

Predicted Lineups

Newcastle - Pope (GK), Trippier, Botman, Schar, Burn, Tonali, Joelinton, Guimaraes, Almiron, Isak & Wilson

Aston Villa - Martinez (GK), Cash, Carlos, Torres, Digne, Luiz, McGinn, Tielemans, Diaby, Bailey & Watkins

Brentford vs Tottenham

13/08/23 – 23:00 – Brentford Community Stadium 

Brentford and Tottenham Hotspur are set to clash in the upcoming Premier League fixture at Gtech Community Stadium on Sunday, 2pm UK time. Despite lacking the historical stature of giants like Manchester United and Arsenal, Brentford is making significant strides in the league, aiming for another successful campaign after finishing ninth last season. Manager Thomas Frank's 4-3-3 formation is likely to feature notable additions, including central defender Nathan Collins and winger Kevin Schade. On the other side, Tottenham, under new manager Ange Postecoglou, seeks to secure a top-four spot. With key summer signings like James Maddison and goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, they aim to triumph in their opening match. 

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TopSport logoTottenham & O2.5 Goals in Match$3.10
Bet365 LogoTottenham ML$2.37

Predicted Lineups

Brentford - Flekken, Hickey, Mee, Pinnock, Roerslev, Damsgaard, Jensen, Onyeka, Mbeumo, Schade, Dasilva

Tottenham - Vicario, Udogie, Davies, Romero, Porro, Bissouma, Sarr, Son, Maddison, Kulusevski, Kane

Chelsea vs Liverpool

14/08/23 – 01:30 – Stamford Bridge 

The Premier League clash between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge promises intense excitement. Chelsea, despite losing key players in the summer transfer window, welcomes new signings Christopher Nkunku, Nicolas Jackson, and Axel Disasi. Their weakened squad faces a formidable Liverpool side, strengthened by retaining key players and new signings Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister. The Reds' recent 3-1 victory over Darmstadt boosts their confidence. With injuries sidelining Madueke, Nkunku, Fofana, and Badiashile for Chelsea, Klopp's troops have an edge. The anticipated duel unfolds at Stamford Bridge, and there aren’t too many fixtures in the Premier League that trump this one.

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Predicted Lineups

Chelsea - Robert Sanchez; Silva, Disasi, Reece James, Ben Chilwell; Enzo Fernandez, Gallagher; Madueke, Mudryk, Sterling; Nicolas Jackson.

Liverpool - Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Gakpo; Salah, Diaz, Jota.

Man United vs Wolves

15/08/23 – 05:00 – Old Trafford

Premier League 2023/24 sets the stage for Manchester United vs Wolves clash at Old Trafford. Under manager Erik ten Hag, Man United secured a solid third-place finish, earning Champions League qualification. Their home dominance shone with just 9 points dropped in 19 matches and an impressive defense, conceding only 10 goals. Bruno Fernandes excelled as a playmaker, while Rashford's 30 goals made him a Premier League standout. In contrast, Wolverhampton Wanderers ended 12th, plagued by inconsistency. Manager Lopetegui averted relegation, but a lack of consecutive wins hindered their progress. As they face each other again, a strong start is anticipated, but Man United's home advantage could prove too much for Wolves.

Playup logoOver 2.5 Goals in Match $1.58
TopSport logoMan United -1.5$1.86
Bet365 LogoMan United ML$1.33

Predicted Lineups

Man United - Onana; Shaw, Martinez, Varane, Dalot; Mount, Casemiro, Fernandes; Garnacho, Rashford, Antony

Wolverhampton - Jose Sa; Matt Doherty, Craig Dawson, Max Kilman, Toti Gomes, Pablo Sarabia, Boubacar Traore, Joao Gomes, Hwang Hee-chan, Fabio Silva, Sasa Kalajdzic

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