Manchester United and Manchester City have broken free from the rest of the English Premier League as the only two remaining unbeaten teams with identical 4-0-1 records. Both teams will try to stay hot in their respective games this Saturday.
Manchester City is the biggest favorite on the board this week going off at -700 at home against Crystal Palace at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In addition to having the same record as Manchester United, Manchester City is also tied with United for the league lead in goals for with 16 and goals against with two.
City, the -110 favorites on the updated odds to win the Premier League should pad those stats against Crystal Palace (+1900 to win, +800 to draw), who sit at the bottom of the table with an 0-5 record and zero goals scored through five games.
Manchester United is a -140 road favorite Saturday visiting Southampton (+400 win, +265 draw). Including non-league games, Manchester United has scored 11 goals in its last three matches, one of which was last Saturday’s 4-0 blowout against Everton. The squad will try to keep their offense rolling against defensive-minded Southampton. Southampton is 2-1-2 this season with only four goals for and four goals against.
Burnley FC continued its fantastic start to the season with a strong road draw at Liverpool. The club returns home this Saturday and is going off at +110 facing Huddersfield Town (+275 win, +215 draw). Both Burnley and Huddersfield are 2-1-2 through their first five matches. Burnley has won each of the last three games between these two clubs.
English Premier League Betting Lines
Manchester City (-700) vs. Crystal Palace (+1900), Draw (+800)
Arsenal (-310) vs. West Bromwich Albion (+850), Draw (+425)
Southampton (+400) vs. Manchester United (-140), Draw (+265)
Burnley FC (+110) vs. Huddersfield Town (+275), Draw (+215)
Brighton and Hove Albion (+165) vs Newcastle United (+185), Draw (+205)
The most evenly matched game on the betting board this week is the only game being played on Sunday, with Brighton and Hove Albion going off at +165 at home against Newcastle United (+185) with draw odds of +205. All three outcomes to this game have very similar odds, though Newcastle did come out on top in both of the games between these two teams last season.
The week wraps up on Monday with Arsenal (-310) at home against West Bromwich Albion (+850 win, +425 draw). Arsenal enters this game as a massive favorite at home despite sitting below West Brom’s 2-1-2 on the table with a 2-2-1 start to the young season.