EPL Week 2 | Tips, Predictions & Best Bets

Expert EPL tips, predictions, previews and best bets.

Reigning champions Liverpool and Chelsea collide in the first big blockbuster showdown of the 2020/21 season, while Manchester City and Manchester United get their respective campaigns underway against Wolves and Crystal Palace – read on below as we preview every EPL Week 2 match, along with providing our best bets and tips.

EPL Week 2 Tips ⚽️

Everton vs West Brom EPL Week 2 Tips

  • Saturday September 19 | Goodison Park | 9.30pm AEST

Everton looking to back up their big win over Tottenham, where Dominic Calvert-Lewin bagged the winner and James Rodriguez made an impressive debut. West Brom coming off a 3-0 loss to Leicester and it won’t get any easier here.

Key Points

  • Both teams to score has hit in Everton’s last six EPL matches as a home favourite
  • Calvert-Lewin has scored at least one goal in four of Everton’s last five EPL day matches following a win
  • Four of Everton’s last six EPL home matches have resulted in a draw
  • Everton have lost just one of their last 11 EPL matches vs West Brom
  • West Brom have won just two of 12 EPL games vs Everton at Goodison Park
  • Everton are aiming for back-to-back wins to kick off an EPL season for the first time since 2012/13
  • James Rodriguez created five chance on his debut – the most by a debutant in the EPL since 2014

Leeds United vs Fulham EPL Week 2 Tips

  • Sunday September 20 | Elland Road | 12.00am

Leeds were sensational against reigning champions Liverpool in their return to the top flight and could have come away with a point if not for a late Mo Salah penalty, while Fulham struggled at home against Arsenal, conceding three goals in a shaky performance.

Key Points

  • The home side is unbeaten in the last eight meetings between these teams
  • Leeds looking to win back-to-back league matches vs Fulham for the first time since 2003
  • Fulham have lost their last seven top flight trips to Yorkshire by a combined score of 3-18
  • Fulham have lost 15 of their last 19 EPL matches
  • Leeds scored with all three shots on target vs Liverpool
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored in two of his last three matches vs Leeds
  • Patrick Bamford has scored a goal in his last two matches vs Fulham

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace EPL Week 2 Tips

  • Sunday September 20 | Old Trafford | 2.30am AEST

Man Utd get up and running after a break in Week 1 and look to continue from where they left off at the end of last season, with the team unbeaten in their last 14 matches dating back to January – and it’s no coincidence that run of form started with the acquisition of Bruno Fernandes, who is yet to lose a league fixture. Palace were victorious against Southampton in Week 1 but this is a big step up in class – although they’ve fared well in recent visits to Old Trafford.

Key Points

  • Man Utd are unbeaten in their last 14 games dating back to January 22
  • Fernandes has scored eight goals and made seven assists since joining Utd
  • Palace has picked up four points from their last two matches at Old Trafford
  • Utd have won their last seven night EPL matches vs Palace
  • Anthony Martial has scored a goal in five of Utd’s last six EPL home matches
  • Marcus Rashford has scored a goal in his last four Saturday EPL matches
  • Utd have won the second half in nine of its last 10 EPL matches
  • Utd have won five of their last seven EPL home matches vs Palace to nil

Arsenal vs West Ham

  • Sunday September 20 | Emirates Stadium | 5.00am AEST

Arsenal were one of the best performers in Week 1, crushing Fulham 3-0 as new recruit Willian produced a superb display and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang again got on the scoresheet. West Ham were poor in their opening fixture, going down to Newcastle, while they have a very poor record at the Emirates….

Key Points

  • West Ham have lost 10 of their last 11 matches at the Emirates
  • Aubameyang has been the first goalscorer in Arsenal’s last three EPL matches as home favourite
  • Arsenal has won the first half in their last four home EPL matches
  • West Ham have lost more EPL matches vs Arsenal than any other opponent
  • Aubameyang has scored eight goals in his last six matches in all competitions
  • Alexandre Lacazette has been the last goalscorer in two of Arsenal’s last three EPL matches vs West Ham at the Emirates

Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur

  • Sunday September 20 | St Marys | 9.00pm AEST

Both sides were disappointing in Week 1 as they went down by 1-0 scoreline. Tottenham were flat against Everton and will be determined to bounce back here – although they’ve lost on their last two visits to St Marys…

Key Points

  • Southampton have beaten Tottenham in their last two home matches
  • Spurs last lost back-to-back league games vs Saints in 2004
  • Spurs haven’t kept a clean sheet vs Saints in their last nine matches
  • Saints have won their first home game in just one of their 21 EPL campaigns
  • Spurs haven’t started an EPL campaign with consecutive losses since 2011-12
  • Danny Ings has scored for Saints in both of his EPL matches vs Spurs
  • Harry Kane has scored nine goals in nine league games vs Saints

Newcastle United vs Brighton

  • Sunday September 20 | St James Park | 11.00pm AEST

Newcastle were solid in conquering West Ham in Week 1, but they have a poor record against Brighton, going winless in all six of their EPL meetings and failing to score in five of those games. Brighton looked okay against Chelsea and will be confident of coming away with a result here given their head-to-head record with the Magpies.

Key Points

  • Newcastle haven’t beaten Brighton in the EPL in all six of their previous meetings
  • Newcastle have failed to score in five of those matches
  • Brighton have kept a clean sheet in all three of their EPL matches at St James Park
  • Newcastle are aiming to win their first two matches of a league season for the first time since 1997-98
  • Brighton are unbeaten in their last seven EPL away games
  • Newcastle have lost their last three opening EPL home games

Chelsea vs Liverpool

  • Monday September 21 | Stamford Bridge | 1.30am AEST

Mouth-watering showdown between the reigning champions and Frank Lampard’s ambitious side who are determined to close the gap this season. Liverpool were pushed to the limit by Leeds last week, while Chelsea cruised to a 3-1 win over Brighton. Chelsea are trying to avoid losing four times in a row to Liverpool for the first time since 2010-12.

Key Points

  • Liverpool have won their last three EPL meetings
  • Both teams to score hit in both of their EPL matches last season
  • Liverpool have won six of their last 12 EPL matches at Stamford Bridge
  • Chelsea are on a six-match winning streak at home in the EPL
  • Since confirming the EPL title last season, Liverpool have conceded 15 goals in eight games
  • Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold scored in both EPL matches vs Chelsea last season

Leicester City vs Burnley

  • Monday September 21 | King Power Stadium | 4.00am AEST

Leicester came away with a comfortable 3-0 win on paper against West Brom in Week 1, but two of those goals were Jamie Vardy penalties, so they will be looking to be more ruthless in this contest against a Burnley side playing their first match of the campaign.

Key Points

  • Leicester are unbeaten in their last nine home league games vs Burnley
  • Burnley haven’t won back-to-back league games vs Leicester since 2006
  • Leicester have lost their opening EPL home game just once in their last 13 seasons
  • Burnley have lost just one of their last eight EPL away games
  • Since the start of last season, Vardy has scored more EPL goals than any other player (25)
  • Chris Wood has scored in his last three EPL games

Aston Villa vs Sheffield United

  • Tuesday September 22 | Villa Park | 3.00am AEST

Don’t expect too many goals in this clash. Sheffield will be keen to shut up shop after leaking two goals in the first 10 minutes vs Wolves, while Aston Villa aren’t exactly known for their attacking prowess. There’s a genuine concern Sheffield will struggle this season and suffer a hangover from last campaign’s exploits.

Key Points

  • Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last 13 home league games vs Sheffield
  • Villa are looking to win three straight home EPL games for the first time since 2007
  • Sheffield haven’t started a top flight campaign with consecutive losses since 1973-74
  • Sheffield are winless in their last six EPL away games dating back to February
  • Sheffield have lost their last four EPL matches
  • Billy Sharpe has scored four goals in his last three league matches vs Villa

Wolves vs Manchester City

  • Tuesday September 22 | Molineux Stadium | 5.15am AEST

Tough test for City as they finally get their Premier League campaign underway against a dangerous Wolves side who were one of just two teams to complete the double over them last season. Following a solid win over Sheffield in Week 1, Wolves will give themselves every chance of pulling off a third straight win over City at home.

Key Points

  • Wolves won both of their EPL games vs City last season
  • The last time Wolves beat City in three straight league games was in 1961
  • City have lost four of their last seven top flight away games vs Wolves
  • Pep Guardiola has never lost three straight league games against a single opponent in his entire managerial career
  • City have won 10 of their last 11 EPL opening games
  • City have won their last five EPL games by a combined score of 21-1
  • Adama Traore scored in both EPL matches vs City last season