Premier League betting tips: Villa, Brighton and Forest feature

Form-savvy punters will find plenty of encouragement on this week’s EPL coupon

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The Premier League returns like a warm embrace after the often sterile and lacklustre fare served up in the international break and there are some appealing odds on offer amongst the odds for matchweek five.

Top of the list among our Premier League predictions for the weekend has to be a patently underrated Brighton side away to an out of sorts Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Premier League betting tips matchweek five

Aston Villa to beat Crystal Palace @ 10/11
Brighton to beat Manchester United (draw no bet) @ 6/5
Nottingham Forest to beat Burnley @ 6/5

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Emery’s Villans a formidable force on home turf

It’s seldom that odds-on football betting tips see the light of the day on Betzone News, but the opportunity to back Aston Villa at a shade inside even money was too good to leave out.

In March of this year Crystal Palace were the Villa Park victims that kicked off the nine match home winning streak for Unai Emery’s side ride into this fixture, with Newcastle, Tottenham and Brighton among the credible scalps claimed in that sequence.

Palace are entertaining side but often find themselves lacking cutting edge and their 3-2 win over Wolves before the international break showed that they’re also susceptible to concessions even when they do find themselves on top.

Tip: Aston Villa to beat Crystal Palace @ 10/11

Seagulls a parallel-universe price at Old Trafford

The bear facts of the formbook show Manchester United as having a 100% record from two home league games against Wolves and Forest so far this term. However, as anyone who watched either fixture will tell you, they were extraordinarily lucky even to draw both games.

Brighton have been superb in winning three of their four outings by margins of two goals or more so far this term and also dominated the metrics when succumbing counter-attack sucker punches against West Ham (15 shots, 17 corners and 78% possession).

The Seagulls beat United home and away last term and have also shut out Erik Ten Hag’s side in three of their last four encounters leading the aggregate score over the course of those meetings by seven goals to one.

Tip: Brighton to beat Manchester United (draw no bet) @ 6/5

Forest to make light of EFL Cup elimination at Burnley hands

Burnley’s 1-0 win at the City Ground earlier this term is the only one of their four matches so far in this campaign in which they’ve avoided defeat. Unfortunately further succour is likely to prove beyond them in a competition that’s more likely priority number one for the hosts.

Forest’s 2-1 home win over another newly promoted side, Sheffield United, extended their league winning streak in Nottingham to four.

Steve Cooper’s side were a top-half EFL home outfit last term and they can reinforce their credentials against a struggling Clarets side with key men Morgan Gibbs-White and Taiwo Awoniyi back in in the starting XI.

Tip: Nottingham Forest to beat Burnley @ 6/5