Premier League Matchday 5 Preview: Forest Aiming to Climb the EPL Tree

Michael Black
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Premier League Matchday 5 Preview: Forest Aiming to Climb the EPL Tree

With the Premier League table beginning to take shape, punters now have some handy form pointers they can use to inform their betting decisions.

Reigning champions Manchester City are the only team with a 100 percent record after four games and they will be confident about recording another victory on Saturday.

Read on as we take a look at the standout games on Matchday 5 and assess some of the key betting angles to consider.


  • Unbeaten quartet look tempting.
  • Improving Forest worth monitoring.
  • Burnley set for a tough campaign.

Big Guns Fancied to Keep Rolling

Six teams have made it through the first four games without suffering a defeat and four of them look good bets to keep rolling this weekend.

Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Arsenal are fancied to pick up three points this weekend to secure a 10/3 four-fold on UK betting apps.

Pep Guardiola’s side have the toughest assignment at unbeaten West Ham United, but should possess too much quality for David Moyes’ side.

Forest Pushing for a Top Half Finish

Nottingham Forest have made a steady start to the new campaign, picking up six points from their first four matches to edge into the top half of the table.

Odds of 7/2 on UK betting sites for Forest to stay there may tempt punters looking for a team who will give them a good run for their money this season.

The Midlands outfit have strengthened their squad this summer and will fancy their chances of claiming a top 10 finish this term.

Burnley Set for a Troubled Campaign

Having won last season’s Championship title at a canter, Burnley were heavily tipped to enjoy a productive season in the top flight.

However, they have lost their opening three games against Man City, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur, conceding a whopping 11 goals in the process.

Several leading betting sites rate them as 9/4 shots to drop back into the second tier – that looks exceptional value about a team that has been overhyped.

Premier League Matchday 5 Odds (via Sportingbet)

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Liverpool11/24/143/100
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace9/1013/529/10
West Ham United vs Manchester City5/118/549/100
Fulham vs Luton Town4/629/104/1
Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion11/1029/102/1
Tottenham Hotspur vs Sheffield United2/75/135/4
Newcastle United vs Brentford11/2016/519/4
Bournemouth vs Chelsea16/53/13/4
Everton vs Arsenal9/217/58/15
Nottingham Forest vs Burnley23/205/29/4