Our return after the international break didn’t go to plan…
Our Chelsea pick came in but Fulham were thrashed at home against Newcastle, and Liverpool shared the spoils with Brighton at Anfield.
Let’s hope we can show some improvement this week!
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Bournemouth vs Leicester City
We start at the Vitality as Bournemouth host Leicester.
The Cherries remain unbeaten since their dismissal of Scott Parker, picking up three draws and a victory. Leicester, meanwhile, got their season up-and-running with an emphatic 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Monday night.
A potential cause for concern for Bournemouth is that they have failed to score in their previous three home games.
Leicester ended a six-match streak of defeats last time out by beating Forest, and will now aim to propel themselves out of the relegation zone this weekend.
Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that the win against Forest kickstarts his side’s campaign, and they continue to build momentum here.
Only five teams have registered more goals in the top flight this season than the Foxes, so we think if they keep things tight at the back, they can make it back-to-back wins here.
Leicester win at 11/10.
Newcastle United vs Brentford
Our next pick comes from St James’ Park as Newcastle take on Brentford.
Eddie Howe’s side are aiming to make it back-to-back wins here after an emphatic victory away at Craven Cottage last weekend, while Brentford will be seeking to avoid a third successive top-flight game without a win.
Newcastle have turned St James’ Park into somewhat of a fortress in recent months, as they have lost only one of their last 14 league matches on home turf, although their last three have finished as a draw.
Meanwhile, the Bees’ form has took a turn for a worse in recent games – they have drawn a blank in front of goal in their last two fixtures against Arsenal and Bournemouth.
However, they ended a run of 19 consecutive away games in the league without a clean sheet when they played out a goalless draw against the Cherries last time out, and will be seeking to keep back-to-back clean sheets here.
However, we think this Newcastle side tend to thrive at home, so we’re backing the Magpies here at 4/5.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur
Our final pick comes from the Amex Stadium as Brighton face Spurs.
The Seagulls played out a pulsating 3-3 draw with Liverpool in Roberto De Zerbi’s first game in charge, while Spurs will be looking to get back to winning ways after a disappointing defeat in the North London derby.
De Zerbi will be delighted with his side’s performance at Anfield and will have every confidence that his team can upset the apple cart again here.
They were two goals ahead inside 17 minutes before Liverpool turned things around to lead 3-2, but Leandro Trossard completed his hat-trick seven minutes from time to earn Brighton a well-earned point.
Meanwhile, despite Spurs’ strong start to the campaign, they’ve only won of their last four games in all competitions.
They take on Everton, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Bournemouth in their four league matches after this one before beginning November with a trip to Liverpool, so Antonio Conte embark on this run of games with a positive result here.
We fancy Spurs to get back to winning ways at 13/8.
Leicester to beat Bournemouth
Newcastle to beat Brentford
Spurs to beat Brighton
Trader’s special price for the treble – 10/1!