This week in the English Premier League, there's an array of exciting matches to look forward to. The Merseyside Derby between Liverpool and Everton promises to be electrifying, with Liverpool as favourites. In a lower-half clash, Bournemouth faces Wolves, with both teams seeking crucial points. Brentford and Burnley will compete intensely at the Brentford Community Stadium. Manchester City, after a tough run, aims to bounce back against Brighton. Newcastle battles Crystal Palace at St. James Park. Nottingham Forest hopes to extend its home record against Luton at The City Ground. The London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal adds to the excitement. Lastly, Manchester United faces Sheffield United, and Aston Villa meets West Ham United.
English Premier League 2023/24 Matchweek 9 – Betting tips & Predictions
Matchweek 9 Fixtures
|Fixtures||Home Odds||Draw Odds||Away Odds|
|Liverpool vs Everton||$1.30||$5.50||$9.00|
|Bournemouth vs Wolverhampton||$2.30||$3.30||$3.00|
|Brentford vs Burnley||$1.75||$3.60||$4.50|
|Man City vs Brighton||$1.36||$5.50||$7.00|
|Newcastle vs Crystal Palace||$1.45||$4.20||$7.00|
|Nottingham Forest vs Luton||$1.61||$3.60||$5.50|
|Chelsea vs Arsenal||$3.10||$3.30||$2.30|
|Sheffield United vs Man United||$6.50||$4.75||$1.40|
|Aston Villa vs West Ham||$1.90||$3.60||$3.80|
|Tottenham vs Fulham||$1.50||$4.50||$5.75|
Liverpool vs Everton
21/10/23 – 22:30 – Anfield
The legendary Merseyside Derby is back as Liverpool and Everton face off for the 243rd time in their storied history. This fierce rivalry, deeply rooted in passion and history, promises an electrifying clash. Liverpool has kicked off the season impressively, with wins against Bournemouth, Aston Villa, and Wolves, but a recent loss to Tottenham has added to the stakes of this derby. Everton has shown resilience, bouncing back from a poor start to the season with victories against Brentford and Sheffield United. As both teams battle injuries, lineup changes are expected. In this unpredictable derby, Liverpool's strong form positions them as the favourites, with the capacity to score numerous goals, making this matchup one to watch.
Liverpool - Alisson, Matip, Robertson, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Jones, Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Salah, Díaz & Núñez
Everton - Pickford; Patterson, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Young; Garner, Gueye, Onana; Danjuma, Doucoure, Beto
Bournemouth vs Wolves
22/10/23 – 01:00 – Vitality Stadium
In a clash of the lower-half teams, Bournemouth takes on Wolves at the Vitality Stadium in a crucial match to secure three valuable points. Bournemouth is in a dire situation, yet to secure a win this season under new manager Andoni Iraola. Their lacklustre form has extended to a dozen winless league matches, with nine losses along the way. On the other hand, Wolves, despite a slow start, have shown signs of improvement with an unbeaten streak of three matches, including a surprising victory against reigning champions Manchester City. While neither team has set the season on fire, the upcoming fixture at the Vitality Stadium suggests a focus on the goals market, with recent history pointing to tightly contested fixtures.
|Wolves or Draw||$1.56|
Bournemouth - Neto; Max Aarons, Marcos Senesi, Illya Zabarnyi, Milos Kerkez; Philip Billing, Joe Rothwell; Antonie Semenyo, Dango Ouattara, Jaidon Anthony; Dominic Solanke.
Wolves - Sá, Dawson, Semedo, Kilman, Aït-Nouri, Sarabia, Lemina, Gomes, Neto, Cunha & Silva
Brentford vs Burnley
22/10/23 – 01:00 – Brentford Community Stadium
In an upcoming English Premier League showdown, Brentford is set to face off against Burnley at the Brentford Community Stadium. Brentford enters the game with a record of 1 win, 4 draws, and 3 losses, while Burnley holds a record of 1 win, 1 draw, and 6 losses this season. Mark Flekken will be guarding the goal for Brentford, while James Trafford is set to protect Burnley's net. Both teams will be eager to secure the three points, making for an intense and competitive match. Watch out for key players like Mark Flekken and James Trafford, as they could play a pivotal role in determining the outcome.
|BTTS - NO||$2.00|
Brentford – Flekken, Hickey, Pinnock, Mee, Henry, Jensen, Norgaard, Janelt, Mbuemo, Wissa, Schade
Burnley - Trafford, Taylor, Ekdal, Beyer, Al-Dakhil, Roberts, Berge, Cork, Berge, Gudmundsson, Amdouni
Man City vs Brighton
22/10/23 – 01:00 – Etihad Stadium
On Sunday, Etihad Stadium will be the venue for an exciting Round 9 EPL clash between Manchester City and Brighton. Scheduled to kick off at 1:00 am, Manchester City is the favoured side according to bookmakers. Guardiola's Manchester City finds itself in a rare position, having lost three consecutive league matches for the first time since his appointment in 2016. Brighton, on the other hand, has struggled with four winless games in all competitions, with 2 draws and 2 losses. However, history is on City's side, boasting a perfect record of seven wins in seven home games against Brighton, scoring 17 goals while conceding just one. Anticipate an action-packed match with over 3.5 goals scored, as City aims to get back on track.
|Man City ML & BTTS||$2.40|
Man City - Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Doku, Alvarez, Foden; Haaland.
Brighton - Steele, Webster, Dunk, Estupiñán, Milner, Groß, March, Gilmour, Mitoma, Welbeck
Newcastle vs Crystal Palace
22/10/23 – 01:00 – St. James Park
This Saturday at St. James' Park in Tyne, England, an exciting EPL match will unfold between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace, with kick-off scheduled for 1:00 am. In the goalkeeping department, Nick Pope will stand guard for Newcastle United, while Crystal Palace will rely on Sam Johnstone. Newcastle United, with 19 saves and an impressive 67.9% save percentage, has displayed a solid defensive performance this season. Their opponents, Crystal Palace, have shown strength with a 50% shutout rate. This promises to be an intriguing battle with both teams aiming for a crucial victory in Gameweek 9.
|BTTS - NO||$1.80|
Newcastle - Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Tonali, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Gordon
Crystal Palace – Johnstone, Ward, Anderson, Guehi, Mitchell, Eze, Doucouré, Lerma, Ayew, Edouard & Schlupp
Nottingham Forest vs Luton
22/10/23 – 01:00 – City Ground
This Sunday, The City Ground will be the stage for an exciting Round 9 EPL match between Nottingham Forest and Luton Town FC. The game, scheduled for 1:00 am, sees Nottingham Forest entering as the bookmakers' favourites. Nottingham Forest is priced at $1.62, while the odds for a draw are at $3.70, and Luton Town FC is the underdog with odds of $5.50. Nottingham Forest's excellent home record, where they are undefeated this season with 1 win and 2 draws, sets the stage for a thrilling encounter. Despite missing their top scorer, Awoniyi, Nottingham Forest believes that Chris Woods can lead them to victory against the newly promoted Luton Town, who are seen as a Championship-level side.
|Nottingham Forest ML||$1.66|
Nottingham Forest - Turner; Boly, McKenna, Worrall; Aurier, Yates, Mangala, Aina; Elanga, Gibbs-White, Awoniyi
Luton – Kaminski; Giles, Andersen, Lockyer, Andersen; Kabore, Mpanzu; Nakamba, Barkley, Jaidon Morris; Adebayo.
Chelsea vs Arsenal
22/10/23 – 03:30 – Stamford Bridge
The Chelsea vs. Arsenal London derby is always a highlight in the Premier League, but leading up to this weekend's clash, both teams face some challenges. Chelsea has been improving with consecutive Premier League wins, while Arsenal impressed with a win over Manchester City. Chelsea's Mauricio Pochettino appears to have settled on his best lineup, with some players returning from injury and suspension. However, Arsenal is uncertain about the fitness of key squad members. Chelsea faces some long-term injuries but welcomes back Malo Gusto and Reece James. For Arsenal, Bukayo Saka and William Saliba have injury concerns, while Gabriel Martinelli and Thomas Partey have returned to full fitness. The clash promises to be exciting and unpredictable.
Chelsea - Sanchez; Gusto, Disasi, Silva, Colwill; Caicedo, Gallagher, Enzo; Sterling, Chilwell, Jackson
Arsenal - Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Rice, Odegaard; Saka, Nketiah, Trossard.
Sheffield United vs Man United
22/10/23 – 06:00 – Bramall Lane
After Manchester United's high-flying finish against Brentford, they now face a crucial period with a UEFA Champions League clash against FC Copenhagen and a Manchester derby looming. The match against Sheffield United, originally scheduled for Sunday, will now take place on Sunday at 06:00 AEST, aired live on Optus Sport in Australia. There are concerns surrounding the team, with injuries affecting several key players, including Sergio Reguilon and Raphael Varane. The upcoming match will be a test of the squad's depth, but with a strong record of not losing a league game at Bramall Lane since 1992, and recent success against newly promoted sides, United aims to build on their recent victory and keep their momentum going.
|BTTS - NO||$2.02|
|Man United -1.5||$2.09|
|Man United ML||$1.40|
Sheffield United - Foderingham, Robinson, Egan, Ahmedhodzic, Larouci, Hamer, Norwood, Souza, Baldock, Archer, McBurnie
Man United – Onana, Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Reguilon, Casemiro, Mount, Fernandes, Rashford, Hojlund, Garnacho
Aston Villa vs West Ham
23/10/23 – 02:30 – Villa Park
Aston Villa is set to face West Ham United in a highly anticipated match at Villa Park. With a strong start to the season and their top scorer, Philippe Coutinho, in good form, Aston Villa aims to maintain their 6th place position in the EPL. However, they'll be up against West Ham United, who has also had a solid start and sits at 7th in the league. Emiliano Martinez will be guarding the net for Aston Villa, while Alphonse Areola will do the same for West Ham United. Both teams have been relatively strong defensively, conceding an average of 1.50 goals per match. It's expected to be a closely contested battle with the outcome hard to predict, making it an exciting match to watch for soccer fans.
Aston Villa - Martinez; Digne, Konsa, Torres; Cash, Bailey, Kamara, Luiz; McGinn, Diaby; Watkins
West Ham - Areola; Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson; Ward-Prowse, Alvarez; Bowen, Paqueta, Benrahma; Antonio.
Tottenham vs Fulham
24/10/23 – 06:00 – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur is gearing up for an exciting clash against Fulham at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Game Week 9 of the EPL. Led by their successful manager, Aussie Ange, and in-form player Son Heung-min, who earned the Player of the Month award for September, Tottenham is on an unbeaten streak of eight games and currently tops the league standings. Meanwhile, Fulham has experienced an up-and-down season, with three wins, two draws, and three losses. They are yet to secure back-to-back victories. In this matchup, it's expected that Son Heung-min will continue his scoring prowess, likely netting his seventh goal of the campaign, while Tottenham secures a win. It promises to be an action-packed game for football fans.
|BTTS - NO||$2.20|
Tottenham - Vicario, Udogie, Van de Ven, Romero, Porro, Bissouma, Sarr, Solomon, Maddison, Kulusevski, Son
Fulham - Leno, Robinson, Ream, Diop, Tete, Palhinha, Cairney, Willian, Pereira, Wilson & Jimenez
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