Thursday, May 23, 2024

May 5th: Sunday’s Premier League Double – 5/1 Special, Betting Tips & Predictions

As Aston Villa look to take a giant leap towards a famous Champions League ticket, England’s elite will certainly steal all of Sunday’s headlines.

On a schedule that is highlighted by Tottenham’s trip to Liverpool, Chelsea will also welcome London rivals West Ham to Stamford Bridge this weekend.

With a trio of season-defining showdowns on the cards this weekend, we have found a pair of Premier League betting markets that are worth keeping an eye out for.

14:00 Chelsea vs West Ham

While Chelsea might have opened the New Year seeking a minor miracle in their bid to book any kind of European return this season, the Blues are now sat within striking distance. Although Sunday’s hosts might have publicly struggled with their consistency after appointing Mauricio Pochettino last summer, they have continued to shine with their performances in SW6.

Putting in a dominant display earlier in the week as they secured a 2-0 victory against bitter rivals Tottenham, the former Spurs boss will be smelling the chance to make another statement here.

In fact, including a stunning 6-0 romp against Everton last month, Chelsea have collected 13 points from their previous five Premier League appearances at Stamford Bridge.

Likewise, collecting victories against both Manchester United and Newcastle respectively during their recent purple patch in west London, Pochettino’s squad are rightfully pencilled in as a standout contender this weekend.

While West Ham might have managed to snatch a 2-2 draw against Liverpool last week, the Hammers have only continued to show a string of glaring issues since opening 2024.

With it now appearing almost certain that David Moyes will be leaving the London Stadium at the end of the season, Sunday’s guests have collected just four victories across all competitions since opening up the New Year.

Watching their Europa League adventure come to one end last month as they suffered a 3-1 aggregate defeat at the hands of newly-crowned German champions Bayer Leverkusen, the former Manchester United boss will also have a headache over his side’s glaring defensive issues.

Including a 5-2 drumming against Crystal Palace on April 21st, West Ham have now failed to muster a single Premier League clean sheet since way back on January 2nd.

Betting Tip: Nicolas Jackson to score anytime @ 13/8 with Pribet

14:00 Brighton vs Aston Villa

Opening their Europa Conference League semi-final adventure with a nightmare display earlier in the week as they eventually slumped to a 4-2 drumming at home against Greek giants Olympiacos, there is no doubt that Aston Villa are seeking an immediate response here. Nevertheless, continuing to receive a string of plaudits this season, Unai Emery’s men are sat firmly in the driving seat to claim a famous top-four finish.

Opening this weekend’s fixtures holding a commanding seven-point buffer in this year’s Champions League chase, the one-time Arsenal boss has seen his squad suffer just a single defeat from any of their previous seven domestic appearances.

If Villa are to claim what should prove to be a season-defining victory when they travel to the Amex on Sunday afternoon, attacking talisman Ollie Watkins will certainly play a leading role here.

Along with notching a consolation European strike against Olympiacos on Thursday night, the England international has recorded 19 Premier League goals this season and is currently scrapping it out in the Golden Boot battle.

Although Brighton might have received plenty of plaudits since they appointed Roberto De Zerbi back in September 2022, the Seagulls find themselves in the midst of what has quickly become a real Premier League nightmare.

Last seen putting in a woeful performance away at Bournemouth last weekend as they slumped to a 3-0 drumming, there is also continued speculation that the one-time Sassuolo boss is eyeing a move away from the Amex this summer.

Slipping out the top-half of the table and gaining a reputation for their rather glaring inconsistencies, Sunday’s hosts have collected just two points from any of their previous six Premier League appearances.

Likewise, Brighton have remarkably claimed just a single victory from any of their last 10 straight domestic appearances across all competitions.

Betting Tip: Ollie Watkins over 1.5 shots on target @ 11/8 with Luckster

Sunday’s Premier League Double

  • Chelsea vs West Ham – Nicolas Jackson to score anytime @ 13/8
  • Brighton vs Aston Villa – Ollie Watkins over 1.5 shots on target @ 11/8

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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