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Top English Premier League Games to Bet on for Match Day 4 (2021)

| September 8, 2021 8:07 am PDT

The English Premier League returns with ten games in Round 4. Eight of those games are scheduled for Saturday, one game will be played on Sunday and another on Monday.

All the games seem pretty exciting, especially for those who plan to bet on them. Still, the fact is some are more interesting than others.

So, which ones are those? I will now share my thoughts on the top Premier League to bet in Round 4 of the 2021-22 season.

Leicester City vs. Manchester City

Leicester City to Win6.00
The Draw4.00
Manchester City to Win1.55
Over 2.5 Goals1.72
Under 2.5 Goals2.10

This is, without any doubt, the most interesting matchup of Round 4 of the 2021-22 Premier League. We’ll see the reigning champion come to King Power Stadium to take on the team that finished fifth last season.

You might not think that the #5 position is too impressive, but the same season Leicester City won the FA Cup, as well as FA Community Shield. The best thing is the Foxes won the latter after beating Manchester City in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Still not convinced that this is going to be an interesting duel? If so, you should also know that this game could mark the return of Kevin De Bruyne, the winner of the 2021 PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.

Manchester City’s best midfielder might return, but the Sky Blues will be without Benjamin Mendy. The left-back ended up suspended indefinitely by the club after being charged in a rape inquiry.

Another reason this should be an entertaining game is most of their previous duels were. Last season, for example, the Foxes won the game in Manchester 5-2, while losing the one in Leicester 2-0.

Manchester United vs. Newcastle

Manchester United to Win1.16
The Draw7.50
Newcastle to Win15.00
Over 2.5 Goals1.44
Under 2.5 Goals2.75

Back in the 1990s, this was one of the most exciting matchups in the Premier League. With Premier League’s all-time scoring leader Alan Shearer leading the attack, Newcastle used to be one of the best English teams. 

“Used to be” is what you should focus on, as the Magpies have been pretty poor in recent times. Just take a look at the odds above and you’ll see what online sportsbooks think of their chances against the Red Devils.

So, why did I put this game as one of the best for betting in Round 4 of the Premier League? Because we might see Cristiano Ronaldo making his second debut for Manchester United.

He clocked in as one of the biggest EPL transfers in 2021, so his arrival is kind of a big deal.

One of the best players ever to walk this earth has decided to return to the team that made him. From 2003 to 2009, he was a Red Devil, before deciding to move to Real Madrid on a record-breaking transfer. Twelve years later, Ronaldo is back home. However, he’s yet to play for Manchester United in 2021-22.

Due to his international duties with Portugal, Ronaldo will be able to take part in only one practice with his new teammates before the game with Newcastle. This is why it’s rumored that Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer might decide to keep him on the bench at the start.

During the international break last week, Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals against Ireland. That was enough for him to break the record for the most international goals in the history of the game.

However, I do believe the fans will get a chance to welcome their favorite on Saturday at Old Trafford. The manager will probably give him a chance in the second 45′ and you can be sure Ronaldo will put on a good show for the crowd.

Whether or not you think Ronaldo makes Manchester United a title threat or not, is open for debate.

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Arsenal vs. Norwich

Arsenal to Win1.50
The Draw4.20
Norwich to Win6.50
Over 2.5 Goals1.72
Under 2.5 Goals2.10

With three straight defeats and a score record of 0-9, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal has made the worst start of the season in the history of the club. If the Gunners lose again, the manager can pack his bags.

In fact, considering that Arsenal’s opponent this weekend is the Premier League newcomer Norwich, anything but a convincing win would probably mean the end of Arteta’s reign.

The odds-on Mikel Arteta to become the next Premier League manager to get sacked are as short as 1.44. This makes him, by far, the strongest candidate for the sack in bookies’ eyes.

The good news for the Gunners is that several of their key men are returning after contracting COVID. Furthermore, they’re playing in London, where they have a fantastic record against Norwich.

Arsenal won seven of the past eight Premier League games against Norwich played in the capital of England. Fun fact: the last time Norwich beat Arsenal in London was back in 1993.

Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham

Crystal Palace to Win4.33
The Draw3.60
Tottenham to Win1.83
Over 2.5 Goals2.00
Under 2.5 Goals1.86

If there’s a game in Round 4 in which we could see a major upset, it’s the one between Crystal Palace and Tottenham.

Despite the fact that the Spurs are at the very top of the Premier League table with all wins thus far, they’re not as big of favorites as you’d expect.

The reason isn’t that Crystal Palace is a tough opponent. After all, this season, we’ve seen the Spurs beating much better teams – Manchester City, for example.

Instead, the reason why Tottenham might slip on Saturday is this team will be missing a couple of important players. Tanguy Ndombele is definitely out, while Heung-Min Son is still struggling with a calf injury.

That’s not the end of Tottenham’s troubles; there are three more players who are currently in quarantine after being in a red-zone country on international duty.

Giovani Lo Celso is one of those, the guy whom we saw getting arrested in the Brazil vs. Argentina World Cup qualifier last week for breaching COVID-19 rules.

The same is the reason why we’re not going to see Cristian Romero playing on Saturday, as well as Davinson Sanchez. Those two are the only two center-backs who have played each Premier League for Tottenham this season. 

Other Games of the Premier League Round 4

  • Brentford vs. Brighton
  • Southampton vs. West Ham
  • Watford vs. Wolves
  • Chelsea vs. Aston Villa
  • Leeds vs. Liverpool
  • Everton vs. Burnley

Why should you care about these games? My answer is: why not? After all, this is the Premier League, arguably the world’s most competitive domestic league.

History taught us that anything can happen in Premier League games. Sometimes the games that fly under the radar, prove to be the most interesting ones.

Furthermore, you can always spice things up by placing some Premier League bets. If you’re looking for some suggestions, make sure to check out the soccer betting picks section of the website.

Zarko Naric
Zarko Naric

Zarko Naric – the World's Greatest Sportswriter, according to his grandma.

Zarko started writing for GamblingSites.com in 2019, covering sports like soccer, tennis, and basketball,  as well as some more niche sports like cycling, for example.

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