The first five game weeks of the Premier League have been a roller coaster. We've seen last year's Champions Chelsea pretty much blow their chances at retaining the title and last year’s relegation candidates Leicester City jump into second place after winning three and drawing two.
Chelsea (+145) vs. Arsenal (+210)
Chelsea have been simply awful this season. Yes they did win mid-week in their Champions League clash but Maccabi Tel Aviv (ISR) are one of the worst teams in the competition and they were always going to win that game.
Arsenal under performed and find themselves in fifth position and they will also be low on confidence after being beaten by Dinamo Zagreb mid-week and a string of uninspiring performances prior to the defeat.
Key stat: Chelsea have conceded the most goals in the Premier League this season (12).
Verdict: It’s hard to separate these two sides at the moment but given Chelsea’s home form you’d have to side with them.
Liverpool (-150) vs. Norwich (+500)
Liverpool are in a hole at the moment and anything less than a win could mean the sack for Brendan Rogers.
Norwich may not be aware, but Liverpool have a very decent record against newly promoted teams and should expect a tough game at Anfield.
Key Stat: Norwich have failed to score in five of their last six away games in the Premier League.
Verdict: You just never know with Liverpool, but this should be a routine win for the Reds. If not, expect Brendan Rogers to be out the door by Monday morning.
Prediction: 1-0 Liverpool
Southampton (+225) vs. Manchester United (+150)
Louis Van Gaal and Ronald Koeman hate each other and you can bet that both managers will be trying desperately to out do the other. Neither team have been spectacular this term which makes this a difficult game to call. Last season they shared the spoils with one win apiece.
Key Stat: Southampton have failed to score in three of their last four home games (Premier League).
Verdict: Historically, this game does throw up a lot of goals, looking at the last 17 meetings we seen an average of about 3.4 goals a game.
Prediction: 1-2 Manchester United