The following are betting tips for selected fixtures in Gameweek 9 of the 2020/21 English Premier League.
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Manchester United vs. West Brom
Back Under 2.5 goals at 2.30 (bet365, Unibet)
Back Under 3.5 goals at 1.50 (bet365)
After conceding 11 goals in their opening 3 games, West Brom have since tightened up defensively, conceding 6 goals in the 5 games since then. Unfortunately for the Baggies, scoring at the other end has been a major issue. They have been held scoreless in four of their last five games. West Brom’s last five fixtures have gone under 2.5 goals and their last four visits to Old Trafford went under 2.5. Man Utd have struggled badly at home this season, with just two goals scored in their four home fixtures and no goals in their last two home fixtures.
Fulham vs. Everton
Back Everton in the head-to-head at 1.88 (Unibet)
Fulham have gone 1-0-3 at home this season while Everton have gone 4-1-2 as the away favourite over the last 12 months. The visitors bring a three-game losing streak into this clash but they were without talisman Richarlison due to suspension for those games. A key statistic with Everton is they have failed to win a league game without the Brazilian since his arrival in 2018. Richarlison returns this week and prior to his suspension Everton went 4-1-0. They also got Pickford, Rodriguez, Coleman, Holgate, Digne and Bernard back from injury prior to the international break, so I expect them to return to winning ways soon.
Aston Villa vs. Brighton
Back Aston Villa in the head-to-head at 2.25 (Unibet)
Back Aston Villa +0.5 at 1.38 (bet365)
Aston Villa found their groove again prior to the break by thrashing Arsenal 3-0 at Emirates Stadium. This takes them to 5-2 for the season. They lead the league in goals scored this campaign to go with a respectable 7th best defensive record. Brighton limp into this fixture with 0-3-3 form. In their 0-0 draw with Burnley last round it looked like neither team would have scored if the match were played for another 90 minutes.
Back Aston Villa to win to nil at 4.35 (Unibet)
Four of Aston Villa’s five wins this season were to nil and five of their seven home wins over the last 12 months were to nil.