Matchday 9 was a defining weekend of football as the top three of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City began to separate from the pack in what is beginning to become a three way title race. There’s plenty of huge clashes this weekend and as always, we’ve got you covered with previews and tips for Matchday 10!
EPL Matchday 10 Betting Tips
Leiecester vs Arsenal
Saturday 10:30pm AEDT, King Power Stadium
After a slow start to the season, Leicester have climbed into nine place on the Premier League table on the back of a four game undefeated run. The Foxes host the tenth placed Arsenal who are on a five game unbeaten streak, with only goal difference separating the two sides. Leicester have been ultra impressive in the last two weeks, with a 4-2 win over Manchester United and a 2-1 win over Brentford.
Jamie Vardy is back in form, scoring four goals from his last four Premier League games. Vardy’s season tally of seven goals sees him sitting second in the golden boot race. Vardy has dominated Arsenal since Leicester’s most recent promotion to the Premier League, scoring eleven goals from thirteen Premier League appearances against the Gunners. Vardy has scored more goals against Arsenal than any other side he’s played against.
Leicester are starting to get back to the form that saw them occupy a spot in the top four for the majority of last season. The Foxes hold a 2-1-1 record at home this season, while Arsenal have a measly 1-1-2 away record. This will be a quality game between two sides that are in excellent form at the moment, but with the last few seasons Leicester have proven to be a much more trustworthy side, and with Vardy’s record against Arsenal, it should be enough to get Leicester across the line.
Liverpool vs Brighton
Sunday 1:00am AEDT, Anfield
Liverpool are scorching hot at the moment, coming off consecutive 5-0 victories after dominating Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend. The Reds come up against a Brighton side who are shockingly in fifth place on the Premier League table, despite only winning one of their past five matches. Brighton will be in for their biggest challenge so far this season, with Liverpool holding a 6-3-0 this season.
Liverpool have the number one ranked attack in the league with 27 goals and the number three ranked defence, only conceding six goals this season. Brighton have the near impossible challenge of trying to stop golden boot leader Mo Salah who has scored 10 goals this season and scored in 10 consecutive games in all competitions. Salah has also dominated Brighton, scoring 5 goals and picking up 4 assists in eight Premier League appearances against Brighton.
Liverpool have had their way against the Seagulls, with a 6-1-1 record in their last eight Premier League matches against Brighton. Liverpool have been utterly dominant this season, with two 5-0 wins, three 3-0 wins and one 2-0 win. Brighton are going to be in for a long day against the most in-form team on the planet, the Reds attack are firing on all cylinders, and they won’t have any challenges getting past Brighton.
Newcastle vs Chelsea
Sunday 1:00am AEDT, St James' Park
It was an absolute riot at Stamford Bridge on Matchday 9, as Chelsea blasted their way to a 7-0 win over Norwich to remain at the top of the Premier League table. The league leaders head to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle, who have slumped into nineteenth place, still yet to win a game this season. The Magpies have a 0-4-5, have conceded the second most goals in the league (20), while Chelsea have scored 23 goals this season, the second most in the Premier League.
Chelsea have gotten contributions across the entirety of their squad, with fourteen individual goal scorers this season - the most of any team in the Premier League. Although the financial takeover by the PIF, looked to have Newcastle moving in an upward trajectory, their on field performances have remained the same. Manager Steve Bruce was sacked during the week, adding to the further instability the club is facing on field.
These are two sides on completely opposite trajectories at the moment, and this will be a very one sided affair given Chelsea outstanding attack, and Newcatsle's awful defence. Chelsea is a side Newcastle has struggled badly against in recent seasons, having lost five of their last six Premier League clashes against the league leaders. Chelsea’s depth is simply too much for a struggling Newcastle outfit, who are 0-2-2 at home this season.