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Top EPL Games to Bet on in Round 6 of the 2021-22 Season

| September 23, 2021 8:18 am PDT

There are some big games in the Premier League this weekend, starting with the replay of the 2021 Champions League Final – Chelsea vs. Manchester City. 

Some four months after Thomas Tuchel’s team ascended to the European soccer throne, Pep Guardiola and his boys want revenge. Will they get their satisfaction? Will find out on Saturday early afternoon local time in London.

At the same time, another interesting Premier League game will be taking place in Manchester. Old Trafford is where Cristiano Ronaldo and his Man United teammates will welcome Aston Villa.

A day later, we’ll see one of the longest-running soccer rivalries in action. The North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham will see its 204th edition, almost 112 years since the rivalry started.

Chelsea vs. Manchester City

  • Chelsea to Win (2.62)
  • The Draw (3.25)
  • Manchester City to Win (2.75)
  • Over 2.5 Goals (2.00)
  • Under 2.5 Goals (1.80)

As the Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has won almost everything – the Premier League, FA Cup, EFL Cup, Community Shield, and so on.

The only thing he’s missing is the Champions League trophy, which slipped from his hands in May when his team lost the Final to Chelsea. Exactly 119 days later, Guardiola will try to get revenge.

This time, it’s not the Champions League, but the English top-tier. Although the 2021-22 season of the Premier League is still in its early stages, this game has huge importance. The thing is that Chelsea and Manchester City are the two main favorites for the title.

Both teams are flying high at the moment. Chelsea is at the very top of the table with 13 points after five rounds; Manchester City is four spots below, with three points fewer.

The London Blues are in slightly better shape than Manchester City, who failed to beat Southampton at home in the previous round. Another problem for the Sky Blues is that injury problems keep piling up in their roster.

Pep Guardiola

This goes especially for Man City’s defense, where John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, and Oleks Zinchenko are all struggling with fitness.

Furthermore, according to Guardiola himself, another two defenders – Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo – are feeling jaded, having played all the minutes in the Prem so far.

That’s not the end of Man City’s defensive worries. They’re also without Benjamin Mendy, who’s currently in custody on rape charges.

Their decimated defense doesn’t look capable of stopping Chelsea, especially now that the Blues have such a goal-scoring machine as Romelu Lukaku up front.

However, Manchester City has enough offensive power to score goals against literally any team in the world. This includes Chelsea as well, who will probably be without their first-choice goalie Edouard Mendy in this game.

What all this means is that we’re in for plenty of excitement on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester United vs. Aston Villa

  • Manchester United to Win (1.36)
  • The Draw (5.00)
  • Aston Villa to Win (7.50)
  • Over 2.5 Goals (1.57)
  • Under 2.5 Goals (2.37)

Since coming back to Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in every single game – three goals in the two Premier League games and one goal in the Champions League.

Can he continue his scoring spree? It seems that question is on everyone’s mind, but especially of those guys playing for Aston Villa.

Even though they’re coming to Manchester after an impressive 3-0 win over Everton in the previous round, the Villans have every right to be concerned. It’s because this team just seems to hate playing on the road.

Aston Villa has won only one game at Old Trafford in the past 30+ years. Most of their away games against Manchester United ended horribly for them.

This season, they are 0-2 in away games, with a goal difference of 2-6. More bad news for them is that the Red Devils have been sensational at Old Trafford, with a 2-0 record this season and a score difference of 9-2.

A thing that should give Aston Villa at least a bit of confidence is the fact that they’ve scored at least a goal against Manchester in four of their past five meetings.

Knowing all this, it’s only logical to assume that we’re going to see plenty of goals in Manchester, making this game a real treat for soccer fans.

Arsenal vs. Tottenham

  • Arsenal to Win (2.25)
  • The Draw (3.25)
  • Tottenham to Win (3.20)
  • Over 2.5 Goals (2.00)
  • Under 2.5 Goals (1.80)

December 4, 1909, was when the first-ever clash between Arsenal and Tottenham took place. Over the next 111+ years, the two rivals have met 203 times in total, with Arsenal leading the series with 83 wins. Tottenham has 66 wins on record, while 54 of their matches finished in a draw.

The all-time top scorer in Arsenal vs. Tottenham games is Harry Kane. The Spurs skipper has scored 11 goals against Arsenal in 15 matches.

No surprise there as Kane’s been Tottenham’s best player for years. In fact, he was the Spurs’ scoring leader in each of the last seven Premier League seasons.

However, since the start of the 2021-22 season, he’s been quiet. Actually, he still remains without a single goal to his name in the Premier League this season.

Is it time for him to end his goal drought? It might be, as his team is facing the underachieving Arsenal.

The Gunners did win their previous two games (each by 1-0), but before that, they lost three games straight – their worst start of the season in half a century.

Other Interesting Games in Round 6 of the Premier League

EPL Graphic
  • Leeds vs. West Ham
  • Watford vs. Newcastle
  • Leicester City vs. Burnley
  • Everton vs. Norwich
  • Brentford vs. Liverpool
  • Southampton vs. Wolves
  • Crystal Palace vs. Brighton

Of the remaining seven Premier League matchups, there’s just one where there should be no jeopardy. I’m talking about the clash between one of the main title favorites Liverpool and Premier League newbie, Brentford.

It’s a similar case when the Everton vs. Norwich game is concerned, in which the Toffees are favored to win. Oddsmakers also expect Leicester City to beat Burnley relatively easily.

However, the other four games look almost impossible to predict. Anything can happen in those games, which makes them fantastic from a fan’s point of view.

They’re also great from a bettor’s perspective, as you’re bound to get pretty decent odds regardless of which bet you pick.

In fact, when the 1X2 market is concerned, those for games come with odds of over 2.00 for each betting option.

Want to bet on Premier League games this week? Use the best sites for betting on soccer and get in on the action now.

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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