English Premier League 2023/24 Matchweek 7 – Betting tips & Predictions

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EPL Matchweek 7
EPL 2023/24 Matchweek 7

In a weekend filled with Premier League action, football enthusiasts can anticipate an array of exciting clashes. Manchester City aims to continue their impeccable form, with four consecutive wins, as they face Wolverhampton Wanderers. While Manchester United looks to reclaim their fortress at Old Trafford against Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Brighton promise a high-scoring showdown. Elsewhere, Everton faces Luton Town, Newcastle takes on Burnley, and West Ham battles Sheffield United. With intriguing matchups and teams striving for form and points, this weekend's Premier League fixtures are set to deliver captivating battles and potential surprises.

Matchweek 7 Fixtures

Aston Villa vs Brighton

30/09/23 – 21:30 – Villa Park 

Aston Villa and Brighton are set to clash in a high-octane Premier League encounter at Villa Park, and it promises to be a thrilling match. Both teams have shown their strength and depth, juggling domestic and European campaigns effectively.

Aston Villa, under Unai Emery's guidance, has an impressive home record, having won their last nine Premier League games on home turf. Meanwhile, Brighton has been a scoring machine this season, leading the league with 18 goals in just six matches.
Historically, Villa has the upper hand, winning their last four league meetings against Brighton. However, Brighton's attacking prowess, demonstrated by their recent 3-1 wins over Newcastle, Manchester United, and Bournemouth, suggests that goals will be plentiful.

In terms of team news, Villa will be missing some key players, while Brighton has a few injury concerns. Both teams have been active in midweek EFL Cup action, adding an element of unpredictability to the match.

Ultimately, this clash promises to be a captivating showdown, with Villa's home advantage and Brighton's free-scoring form making it a difficult one to call. Expect goals and an intense battle between two teams on the rise in the Premier League.

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Predicted Lineups

Aston Villa - Martinez; Digne, Konsa, Torres; Cash, Bailey, Kamara, Luiz; McGinn, Diaby; Watkins

Brighton - Steele, Webster, Dunk, Estupiñán, Milner, Groß, March, Gilmour, Mitoma, Welbeck & Enciso

Bournemouth vs Arsenal

1/10/23 – 00:00 – Vitality Stadium 

Bournemouth's struggles continue in the 2023-24 Premier League season, as they grapple with the threat of relegation. Under new manager Andoni Iraola, they are yet to secure a league victory, with draws and losses characterizing their campaign. Their most recent outing was a goalless draw against Chelsea, which did little to alleviate their precarious position.

Meanwhile, Arsenal has maintained its impressive form since their previous title challenge. Their victory over Nottingham Forest and hard-fought wins against Crystal Palace and Manchester United underscore their resilience. The addition of Declan Rice has bolstered their midfield, allowing them to adapt in the absence of key players.

Historically, Arsenal has dominated their fixtures against Bournemouth, winning four of their last five meetings. As they prepare to face Bournemouth, the Gunners are poised to continue their strong run and remain among the contenders for the Premier League title.

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Predicted Lineups

Bournemouth - Neto; Max Aarons, Marcos Senesi, Illya Zabarnyi, Milos Kerkez; Philip Billing, Joe Rothwell; Antonie Semenyo, Dango Ouattara, Jaidon Anthony; Dominic Solanke.

Arsenal - Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Rice, Odegaard; Saka, Nketiah, Trossard.

Everton vs Luton

1/10/23 – 00:00 – Goodison Park

In the upcoming EPL matchup between Everton and Luton Town at Goodison Park, Everton enters as the favored side. With a challenging start to the season, Everton has struggled defensively, conceding 10 goals and yet to secure a clean sheet. Their goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford, will play a crucial role in shoring up their defence.

Luton Town, on the other hand, faces an uphill battle as the underdog. They've struggled to accumulate points, averaging only 0.2 points per match. Their goalkeeper, Thomas Kaminski, will need to be in top form to keep Everton's attack at bay.

Key players to watch include Everton's Arnaut Danjuma, a Dutch forward with a knack for finding the net, and Luton Town's Carlton Morris, known for his goal-scoring prowess. While Everton is the favourite, football is known for its surprises, and Luton Town will aim to upset the odds in this intriguing clash.

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Predicted Lineups

Everton - Pickford; Patterson, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Young; Garner, Gueye, Onana; Danjuma, Doucoure, Beto

Luton - Kaminski; Giles, Andersen, Lockyer, Andersen; Kabore, Mpanzu; Nakamba, Barkley, Jaidon Morris; Adebayo.

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace

1/10/23 – 00:00 – Old Trafford

Manchester United faced a significant setback in their last home game against Brighton, ending a remarkable 20-match unbeaten streak at Old Trafford in the Premier League. This defeat not only halted their league dominance but also marked the end of an impressive 31-game unbeaten run across all competitions at home. The loss to Brighton also resulted in a historically poor start to the Premier League season, with three defeats in their opening five matches, a first-time occurrence. Now, they must work on reclaiming their reputation and making Old Trafford a fortress once again.

Crystal Palace, on the other hand, finds themselves just one point ahead of Manchester United in the standings, having won two of their initial five Premier League matches. Despite a recent 3-1 loss to Aston Villa, where fans were critical of the refereeing, the Eagles were in a winning position until late goals spoiled their efforts. Jhon Duran's 87th-minute equalizer was followed by two injury-time goals from Villa.

As both teams strive to find their form and secure valuable points, their upcoming clashes promise to be closely contested battles in the Premier League.

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Predicted Lineups

Man United - Onana, Dalot, Martinez, Varane, Reguilon, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes, Rashford, Hojlund, Garnacho

Crystal Palace – Johnstone, Ward, Anderson, Guehi, Mitchell, Eze, Doucouré, Lerma, Ayew, Edouard & Schlupp

Newcastle vs Burnley

1/10/23 – 00:00 – St. James Park 

The Magpies (3-0-3) are the favourites, while Burnley (0-1-4) enters the match as the underdogs. 

Newcastle United boasts a strong offensive presence, ranking 4th in expected goals (xG) with 12.1, while their expected goals against (xGA) stands at 6.4. They've scored 16 goals and conceded 7, resulting in a goal differential of 9. The Magpies have recorded 2 clean sheets this season and have made 16 saves with a save rate of 69.6%. They also have 17 yellow cards and sit 4th in the league with 11 assists.

On the other hand, Burnley has struggled, averaging just 0.2 points per game with 4 assists and 2 red cards. They've conceded 13 goals, with a goal differential of -9. Burnley's save rate is 60.6%, with 20 saves, and they've recorded 4 goals with an xG of 4.0.

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Predicted Lineups

Newcastle - Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Tonali, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Gordon

Burnley – Trafford, Taylor, Ekdal, Beyer, Al-Dakhil, Roberts, Berge, Cork, Berge, Gudmundsson, Amdouni

West Ham vs Sheffield United

1/10/23 – 00:00 – Olympic Stadium

Sheffield United faces West Ham United at London Stadium in a Premier League showdown. West Ham United (3-1-2) are the favourites, while Sheffield United (0-1-5) enters the match as the underdogs at. 

West Ham United boasts a solid attack, ranking 12th in expected goals (xG) with 9.0. However, their defence has been somewhat leaky, conceding 10 goals and allowing opponents to tally 40 shots on target. They have yet to record a clean sheet this season. West Ham United has 29 saves and a save percentage of 77.5%. They've also accumulated 17 yellow cards and 1 red card, sitting 5th in the league with 9 assists.

Sheffield United has struggled this season, earning just 1 point. They have a save percentage of 67.3% and have conceded 17 goals, ranking 20th in the league. Sheffield United has managed only 5 goals and an expected goal (xG) of 4.5. They've received 22 yellow cards and have a goals against per 90 minutes of 2.83.

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Predicted Lineups

West Ham - Areola; Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson; Ward-Prowse, Alvarez; Bowen, Paqueta, Benrahma; Antonio.

Sheffield United - Foderingham, Robinson, Egan, Ahmedhodzic, Larouci, Hamer, Norwood, Souza, Baldock, Archer, McBurnie

Wolves vs Manchester City

1/10/23 – 00:00 – Molineux Stadium

Manchester City has embarked on their quest to achieve a historic feat in the Premier League by aiming to secure their fourth consecutive title. So far, they've displayed a perfect start to their campaign, winning all five of their opening league matches while scoring 14 goals and conceding only three. This impeccable record makes them the only team in the division with a 100%-win rate. They began their journey with a convincing 3-0 victory over Burnley and have continued their winning streak against Newcastle, Sheffield United, Fulham, and most recently West Ham.

In contrast, Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) has experienced a disappointing start to the season, despite some promising performances. They have lost four out of their first five games, including both of their home matches at Molineux. Their solitary positive result came in the form of a late 1-0 victory over struggling Everton. It's worth noting that Wolves have struggled historically when they concede goals, having won only two out of their last 38 Premier League matches in such scenarios, with 27 losses and 8 draws. Therefore, if Manchester City manages to take an early lead, it could spell trouble for Wolves.

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Predicted Lineups

Wolves - Sá, Dawson, Semedo, Kilman, Aït-Nouri, Sarabia, Lemina, Gomes, Neto, Cunha & Silva

Man City – Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Doku, Alvarez, Foden; Haaland

Tottenham vs Liverpool

1/10/23 – 03:30 – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham and Liverpool are set to clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in what promises to be an exciting Premier League encounter. Tottenham, with a record of 4-2-0, enters the match as the underdogs with odds, while Liverpool, boasting a 5-1-0 record, is favoured by the bookies. 

Tottenham has performed impressively, accumulating 14 points so far this season, and they sit in 3rd place in the EPL. They've recorded 15 goals and allowed 7, with a save percentage of 82.8%. The squad has also earned 12 assists and received 21 yellow cards. Tottenham ranks 9th in expected goals (xG) with 10.9, while their expected goals against (xGA) stands at 8.7. They've achieved 2 clean sheets and surrendered an average of 1.17 goals per 90 minutes.

Liverpool, on the other hand, has been in superb form, amassing 16 points. They've scored 15 goals and conceded just 5, boasting a clean sheet percentage of 16.7%. Liverpool ranks 3rd in goals against and 2nd in save percentage (80.8%), with 16 points. Their expected goals for the season is 13.2.

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Predicted Lineups

Tottenham - Vicario, Udogie, Van de Ven, Romero, Porro, Bissouma, Sarr, Solomon, Maddison, Kulusevski, Son

Liverpool - Alisson, Matip, Robertson, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Jones, Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Salah, Díaz & Núñez

Nottingham Forest vs Brentford

2/10/23 – 00:00 – City Ground

Nottingham Forest currently ranks 17th in expected goals (xG) with 6.3, while their expected goals against (xGA) stands at 8.3. They've conceded 9 goals, averaging 1.50 goals per 90 minutes, and have faced 28 shots on target. Nottingham Forest has a goal differential of -2, having scored 7 goals and surrendered 9. They've achieved 1 clean sheet, with a clean sheet percentage of 16.7%, and recorded 19 saves with a save rate of 71.4%. The team has received 21 yellow cards and 1 red card. Nottingham Forest averages 1.17 points per match (7 points) and ranks 11th in the league with 6 assists.

Brentford, on the other hand, has a save percentage of 69.2% (26 shots on target against) and sits 13th in the league with 6 points. They average 1.0 points per match and have tallied 5 assists. Brentford has scored 9 goals and has an xG of 11.2. They've achieved a clean sheet percentage of 16.7% and recorded 11 yellow cards. Their goals against per 90 minutes is 1.50, with 17 saves and 1 clean sheet. Brentford ranks 9th in goals conceded with 9, and their goal differential is 0.

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Predicted Lineups

Nottingham Forest - Turner; Boly, McKenna, Worrall; Aurier, Yates, Mangala, Aina; Elanga, Gibbs-White, Awoniyi

Brentford - Flekken, Hickey, Pinnock, Mee, Henry, Jensen, Norgaard, Janelt, Mbuemo, Wissa, Schade

Fulham vs Chelsea

3/10/23 – 06:00 – Craven Cottage

Fulham currently ranks 18th in expected goals (xG) with 5.4, while their expected goals against (xGA) stands at 13.1. They've conceded 10 goals, averaging 1.67 goals per 90 minutes, and have faced 37 shots on target. The team's goal differential is -5, having scored 5 goals and conceded 10. Fulham has achieved 3 clean sheets, with a clean sheet percentage of 50.0%, and recorded 27 saves with a save rate of 81.1%. They've received 20 yellow cards and 2 red cards. Fulham averages 1.33 points per match (8 points) and ranks 19th in the Premier League with 1 assist.

Chelsea has scored 5 goals and their expected goals for the season is at 11.5. They've conceded 1.00 goal per 90 minutes, with 16 saves and 2 clean sheets. The Blues have a save percentage of 77.3% (22 shots on target against) and sit 14th in the league with 5 points. Chelsea ranks 10th in goals allowed with 6 and has a goal difference of -1. They have a clean sheet rate of 33.3% and have received 18 yellow card warnings. Chelsea averages 0.8 points per match, along with 3 assists and 1 red card.

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Predicted Lineups

Fulham – Leno, Robinson, Ream, Diop, Tete, Palhinha, Cairney, Willian, Pereira, Wilson & Jimenez 

Chelsea - Sanchez; Gusto, Disasi, Silva, Colwill; Caicedo, Gallagher, Enzo; Sterling, Chilwell, Jackson.

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