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Premier League betting tips: Hammers bid to pop United bubble

| 17.09.2021

Preview and odds for the weekend’s matches

The fifth round of matches in the 2021/22 Premier League takes place this weekend and we look at a selection in our Premier League betting tips.

Norwich v Watford

Norwich are in danger of becoming only the fifth side to lose their opening five Premier League matches, although two of the four – Southampton (198-99) and Crystal Palace (2017-18) – survived.

The Canaries, 6/5 to win, are on a run of 14 consecutive Premier League defeats and have conceded 35 goals in that span, scoring just two.

Watford have lost nine of their last 10 away games in the top flight and are 5/2 to hand Norwich that unwelcome record.

Watford won’t make it easy. They have committed the most fouls (53) in the Premier League this season and have a happy knack of winning at Carrow Road, victorious in six of their last nine visits. It is 7/10 that they win or draw this time.

Six of the last eight meetings have been won to nil, Watford winning the last four such games, and it is 19/4 that they win to nil this time.

Tottenham v Chelsea

Spurs have lost their last two London derbies but have not lost three in a row since August 2005 – the third game of which came at home to Chelsea.

They have won eight of their last 10 league games at home, however, and have kept clean sheets in six of them. They are 19/5 to win and it is 7/2 that Spurs keep a clean sheet against a Chelsea side who have netted in six of the last seven meetings.

Chelsea have started the season well, with three wins and a draw from four games, scoring nine times and conceding only once, after being reduced to 10 men for 45 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield.

The Blues, who are unbeaten in seven against Spurs (including last season’s 1-1 League Cup draw, which Spurs won on penalties), are 4/5 to win.

There have been two draws in the last three meetings and it is 5/2 that Sunday’s clash will again end in a stalemate.

West Ham v Man Utd

West Ham may be unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games (W4 D3), their longest run without defeat since a streak of 10 games between February and April 2016, but Manchester United are 28 unbeaten away from home – the longest run without a road loss in league history.

Though Man Utd, 7/10 to win, have conceded just 19 goals in that run, the Hammers are usually good for a goal in home games against the Red Devils, having notched in six of their last eight meetings in London. It is 4/7 that both teams score and 21/10 that Man Utd win but concede.

The Hammers have a history of upsetting United at crucial times. While United secured the title at Upton Park in 1967, a 1-0 defeat in April 1992 to a struggling West Ham side prevented United from securing their first title in 25 years.

Three years later, a 1-1 draw on the final day of the season prevented them securing a third successive title. Their fans would like nothing better than to end the Red Devils’ unbeaten away record, especially since they defeated the Hammers 1-0 in the FA Cup fifth round at Old Trafford in extra time last season.

Since leaving Manchester United in 2014, West Ham boss David Moyes has failed to win any of his seven games against the Red Devils in all competitions (D2 L5). The Hammers are 10/3 to win and avenge last season’s three losses.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Simon Milham