EPL Best Bets Matchweek 6: Premier League Predictions & Bet Picks

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Matchweek 5 in the Premier League has just finished and Matchweek 6 is upon us already as we take a look at the best EPL bets this weekend

Matchweek 5 in the Premier League was the beginning of a hectic schedule heading into the World Cup. There will be plenty of multiple-game weeks between league play, the Champions League, and other competitive formats.

This will lead to many players having their workload managed to keep them fresh and healthy. Depth will be essential for several teams already dealing with injuries, so keep an eye on who is playing and who is not heading into the weekend.

What will happen in Matchweek 6? Let’s examine some of my favorite best bets and predictions for this weekend in the Premier League.

All odds and bets are provided courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook as of Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. ET, unless otherwise noted.

Matthew Williams' 2022-23 EPL Betting Record: 15-11 (+12.9 units)

Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth Best Bet

➕ Nottingham Forest Wins (+100) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Bournemouth has conceded a Premier League-worst 16 goals through five matches, having surrendered nine to Liverpool alone during Matchweek 4.

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest is fresh off a 6-nil loss to Manchester City, bringing their season total to 11 goals conceded through the first five matchweeks.

The recently-promoted clubs currently sit at 15th and 16th in the EPL table on their journey to avoid relegation, and Saturday’s showdown in West Bridgford will guarantee points to at least one of them.

Look for the home crowd to push Forest over the top in a battle between a stoppable force and a very movable object.

Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace United Best Bet

➕ Newcastle United to Win And Both Teams To Score (+310) at BetMGM

WAGER: 1 Unit

Swedish striker Alexander Isak has officially joined Newcastle United, who are in need of reinforcements after Callum Wilson, Bruno Guimarães, and Allan Saint-Maximin were recently sidelined with various injuries.

Eddie Howe’s Newcastle club were unbeaten heading into their showdown with Liverpool in Matchweek 5, where they were defeated 2-1 in the 58th minute.

Wilfried Zaha and Crystal Palace will be difficult to keep off the scoreboard entirely, but the Magpies should be able to walk away with three points at home on Saturday.

Brighton vs Leicester City Best Bet

➕ Brighton Wins & Under 2.5 Combined Goals (+320) at BetMGM

WAGER: 1 Unit

Leicester City is currently at the bottom of the Premier League table, having conceded 10 goals with a 0-1-3 record.

On the other hand, Brighton is off to a fantastic start, sitting in fourth place with 10 points, having conceded just three goals through five matches. Graham Potter has his club well-prepared for each match, and Brighton is proving to be a tough assignment early in the season.

Each club has reached the back of the net six times this season, but the Seagulls can likely keep a clean sheet in this one while walking away with three points at home.

Aston Villa vs Manchester City Best Bet

➕ Manchester City Wins & Over 3.5 Total Goals (+175) at BetMGM

WAGER: 1 Unit

Can anyone stop Erling Haaland? The Norwegian striker just collected his second hat trick of the season, bringing his season total to nine goals.

Manchester City may have run through a few early hiccups through the first five weeks, but they currently sit second in the table with a league-leading 19 goals.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa carries a negative-five goal differential in 19th place with a 1-0-4 record. Bank on Man City to walk through the Villans at Villa Park.

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