Premier League tips: Betting previews, Super 6 predictions & best bets for Saturday's action including Chelsea, Manchester City, United and Liverpool

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Mark your card for Saturday's Premier League games as George Pitts and Paul Higham provide their best bets and score predictions each game.

Recommended bets

1pt Sheff United to take 4+ corners v Chelsea at 11/10

0.5pt Aston Villa to win to nil v Crystal Palace at 11/2

0.5pt e.w James Maddison to score first at 7/1

1pt Man City to be leading after 15 minutes v Brighton at 21/10

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Burnley v Liverpool (Paul Higham)

  • 1730 BST kick-off on Sky Sports Premier League
Liverpool's Sadio Mane stuck a stunner against Southampton
Liverpool's Sadio Mane stuck a stunner against Southampton in their last away game

The Clarets have been about as impressive as you can be when winning just once in three games, seeing as they were unlucky to both lose at Arsenal and draw at Wolves - that's two fine displays at two tough away grounds.

Now the big test for Sean Dyche's men comes with the European champions who've also had a week off after pummeling Arsenal into submission to prepare for what is a tricky test at Turf Moor.

Both teams usually score in this and, while we know all about Liverpool's goal threat, Ashley Barnes has been like a man possessed this year with 13 goals in 2019 and four already this season.

Dyche would be wise to try and get plenty of pressure on Adrian early and often, but it's not that easy getting the ball off this Liverpool side and they're always up for a battle - which this game certainly is. The Reds should have enough but they may again struggle to keep a clean sheet.

Prediction: Burnley 1-3 Liverpool (Sky Bet odds: 12/1 )

Best bet: Liverpool to win & both teams to score at 7/4


Southampton v Manchester United (George Pitts)

  • 1230 BST kick-off on BT Sport 1
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United boss watches on at Old Trafford
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Man United boss watches on at Old Trafford during their defeat to Crystal Palace

The last meeting between these two at St Mary's saw Man United come from two down to draw 2-2.

After two defeats in a row, Ralph Hasenhuttl's men have now got off the mark with an away win at Brighton before following it up with a midweek Carabao Cup victory at Fulham.

It was a blow for them to lose Nathan Redmond through injury, but promising performances from their fringe players have given fans a reason to remain positive.

Man United may be able to bounce back from their defeat to Palace, but with the home crowd behind them Southampton can at least rock the boat on Saturday afternoon by getting on the score sheet.

They had a good home record against the 'big six' under Hasenhuttl last term, beating Arsenal and Tottenham, scoring against Man City and Liverpool and also beating the best of the rest in Wolves and Everton.

United could be caught napping and the hosts to score at least one goal in the first half is an attractive option to side with.

Prediction: Southampton 1-2 Man United (Sky Bet odds: 8/1)

Best bet: Southampton to score over 0.5 goals in the first half at 6/4

Southampton celebrate Yan Valery's stunning goal against Man United at Old Trafford
Southampton celebrate Yan Valery's stunning goal against Man United at Old Trafford earlier this year


Chelsea v Sheff United (George Pitts)

Frank Lampard, left, and Tammy Abraham celebrate the striker's first goal in Chelsea's 3-2 win at Norwich
Frank Lampard, left, and Tammy Abraham celebrate the striker's first goal in Chelsea's 3-2 win at Norwich

There will be a lot of firsts for Frank Lampard and Chris Wilder in their debut season as Premier League managers, but not this one as they met twice in the Sky Bet Championship last season, Lampard obviously with Derby, each winning their home fixture.

Chelsea got the ball rolling by edging Norwich in a five-goal encounter at Carrow Road and they can get a first one at Stamford Bridge on this occasion.

Sheff United have been brilliant and brave so far, but it is a big ask to get something at the Bridge - although it has been done by lesser sides in recent years.

The Blades will get their chances and their total tally of 19 corners in three games shows the attacking style they have brought to the top flight.

It is tempting looking at the shots market, but those corner stats stand out when you can back them to take at least four in west London on Saturday.

Super 6 prediction: Chelsea 2-0 Sheff United (Sky Bet odds: 11/2)

Best bet: Sheff United to take 4+ corners v Chelsea at 11/10

John Lundstram (right) celebrates his goal against Crystal Palace
John Lundstram celebrates his goal against Crystal Palace


Crystal Palace v Aston Villa (George Pitts)

Wesley Moraes: Aston Villa's record signing celebrates his first Premier League goal
Wesley Moraes: Aston Villa's record signing celebrates his first Premier League goal

Palace may have pulled off an unlikely win over Man United at Old Trafford, but it is back down to earth now and they have to concentrate on turning around their torrid Selhurst Park form.

They lost to Colchester there in the Carabao Cup in midweek and had a goalless draw with Everton on the opening weekend, after losing nine in front of their own fans last term.

Villa got their first win against Everton and played well in their opening away fixture at Tottenham and there were plenty of positives to take from last week's home win, including a first goal for record signing Wesley.

Not only did they come out on top, they kept the Toffees out at the other end and they can make it two clean-sheet victories in a row against goal-shy Palace. Available at 5/1 and above generally, it is worth a small play.

Super 6 prediction: Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa (Sky Bet odds: 9/1)

Best bet: Aston Villa to win to nil at 11/2


Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth (George Pitts)

James Maddison is denied by Kepa Arrizabalaga
James Maddison is denied by Kepa Arrizabalaga

Bournemouth's only win of the season came in the West Midlands at Villa and now they will be hoping to replicate that performance in the east.

They face an unbeaten Leicester in the hunt for the top six and Brendan Rodgers' side need to win games like this if they are to rival the likes of Chelsea, Man United, Arsenal and Wolves for a European spot.

James Maddison has been one of their most impressive performers so far, earning an England call-up in the process, and was due a goal. He finally got that in the League Cup at Newcastle in midweek and can continue in style at the King Power.

The 22-year-old has played 90 minutes in all three league fixtures, notching up an impressive 12 shots in total, six of them from outside the box.

You will get an appealing price for him to score from 18 yards or more, but at 12/5 anytime, 7/1 first, we are opting to back Maddison to just get off the mark in the league.

Super 6 prediction: Leicester 2-1 Bournemouth (Sky Bet odds: 15/2)

Best bet: Each-way on James Maddison to score first at 7/1


Manchester City v Brighton and Hove Albion (George Pitts)

Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring for Manchester City at Bournemouth
Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring for Manchester City at Bournemouth

Manchester City can extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to 18 games.

At the Etihad especially, it is difficult to see an upset - although we probably said that ahead of Crystal Palace's shock win last December.

Brighton's record against the 'big six' on the road does not make good reading, with one draw and 11 defeats in 12, while City have won 16 of their last 17 Premier League games kicking off on a Saturday.

Stopping Man City at the Etihad is a tough ask for Graham Potter and how they do that best remains to be seen, with sitting deep just inviting chance after chance for the hosts.

The Citizens were incredibly quick starters and have continued that with a goal this season inside the opening 20 minutes in two of their three fixtures. Of their 57 home goals last season, 21 came in the opening half hour and 11 in the first 15 minutes.

It was a trusty option at times last season and at just over 2/1 to be leading after a quarter of an hour, it is a great option for value for the visit of the Seagulls.

Super 6 prediction: Man City 3-0 Brighton (Sky Bet odds: 5/1)

Best bet: Man City to be leading after 15 minutes at 21/10


Newcastle United v Watford (George Pitts)

Joelinton scores for Newcastle against Tottenham
Joelinton scores for Newcastle against Tottenham

Two sides low on goals so far this term, both in need of wins.

Newcastle got a first victory under Steve Bruce at Tottenham last week and will want to add another first at St James' Park, while Watford have only scored one league goal and the pressure will be on Javi Gracia should he fail to claim a point going into the international break.

A good option could be to look at unders in the goals market but, with both sides already showing unpredictable traits this term, the preference is to sit this one out.

Super 6 prediction: Newcastle 1-1 Watford (Sky Bet odds: 5/1)

Best bet: Under 2.5 goals at 5/6

Javi Gracia: The Spaniard's Watford side are still searching for their first Premier League win of the season
Javi Gracia: The Spaniard's Watford side are still searching for their first Premier League win of the season


West Ham v Norwich City (Paul Higham)

Sebastien Haller: West Ham's summer signing scored a brace at Watford
Sebastien Haller: West Ham's summer signing scored a brace at Watford

An interesting game at the London Stadium as the Hammers return from a fruitful two-game streak on the road to try and erase memories of their 5-0 opening day mauling by Man City.

The Canaries have been as advertised with 14 goals in their three Premier League outings so far and Teemu Pukki scoring five of those himself, and this looks another prime opportunity for goals for both sides as neither have managed a clean sheet yet.

Sebastien Haller made an instant impact on his Hammers debut with two goals at Watford and if Norwich come to play as they have been so far then he'll be well-placed to add to his tally. We don't yet know how good this West Ham can be, but Norwich will provide a good yardstick.

Super 6 prediction: West Ham 2-2 Norwich (Sky Bet odds:11/1)

Best bet: Over 3.5 goals at 11/10

Daniel Farke: Norwich boss celebrates their win over Newcastle
Daniel Farke: Norwich boss celebrates


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