Gameweek 9 Premier League football predictions and betting tips

These football predictions and free betting tips from the Best Free Bet Scout give you a detailed insight into this weekend’s Premier League games, including a weekly NAP and next best bet from all four English football leagues.

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Have United’s recent results just papered over the cracks?

Chelsea v Man United

Kick-off: 12:30pm (BST) Saturday 20 October 2018

Where to watch live on TV in the UK:Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Referee: Mike Dean

Chelsea are looking strong at present and United’s recent victory at home to a struggling Newcastle side looks to have just papered over the cracks. Expect a tight affair though.

Best Free Bet Scout’s Prediction: 1-0 (Get 13/2 odds on this result with Novibet)


Bournemouth v Southampton

Kick-off: 3:00pm (BST) Saturday 20 October 2018

Venue: Dean Court

A draw is our best bet here as although Bournemouth have had a fantastic start to the season, the Saint’s performances have been better than their results.

Best Free Bet Scout’s Prediction: 1-1 (Get 11/2 odds on this result with Betway)


Cardiff v Fulham

Kick-off: 3:00pm (BST) Saturday 20 October 2018

Venue: Cardiff City Stadium

Definitely a must win for Cardiff and probably a must not lose for Fulham. Cardiff haven’t looked anywhere near a Premier League side yet, whereas Fulham have, but have obvious defensive issues. Lucky for them Cardiff struggle to score!

Best Free Bet Scout’s Prediction: 1-2 (Get 10/1 odds on this result with Betfred)


Man City v Burnley

Kick-off: 3:00pm (BST) Saturday 20 October 2018

Venue: Etihad Stadium

The home banker. Despite their decent form of late, Burley are miles off the league leaders in terms of quality. They’ll work hard to stunt City’s play, but they just won’t have enough to thwart City’s front line. Expect a convincing home win.

Best Free Bet Scout’s Prediction: 3-0 (Get 11/2 odds on this result with SportingBet)


Newcastle v Brighton

Kick-off: 3:00pm (BST) Saturday 20 October 2018

Venue: St James’ Park

Much more interesting to call. Newcastle really need a win, the scrutiny on Mike Ashley is deflecting away from how poor their manager and team are performing right now.

Brighton got a win at home to West Ham but are struggling away. You can make a case for any result in this one but I fancy Brighton to heap more misery on the Toon Army.

Best Free Bet Scout’s Prediction: 0-2 (Get 31/2 odds on this result with Bwin)


West Ham vs Tottenham

Kick-off: 3:00pm (BST) Saturday 20 October 2018

Venue: Olympic Stadium

In their last two home games West Ham have taken 4 points from Chelsea and Man United, but just when they looked to have turned the corner they were poor and wasteful against Brighton last time out.

Spurs have been grinding results out without looking at their best, an interesting game in the making.

Best Free Bet Scout’s Prediction: 2-2 (Get 11/1 odds on this result with Novibet)


Wolves vs Watford

Kick-off: 3:00pm (BST) Saturday 20 October 2018

Venue: Molineux Stadium

How long will Wolves’ incredible run continue? They look a genuine Premier League force and must surely be targeting a top 8 finish.

Watford, after a flying start, are looking more like their normal selves, but we fancy them for a point here.

Best Free Bet Scout’s Prediction: 1-1 (Get 6/1 odds on this result with Betway)


Huddersfield vs Liverpool

Kick-off: 5:30pm (BST) Saturday 20 October 2018

Where to watch live on TV in the UK: BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 4K UHD

Venue: Kirklees Stadium

Referee: Michael Oliver

Away banker. After some mixed reviews of late we expect the Liverpool front 3 to come out firing.

Huddersfield were unlucky to come away with only a point last time out, after an impressive performance at Turf Moor.

Liverpool should be too strong even away from home, so expect a convincing away win.

Best Free Bet Scout’s Prediction: 0-3 (Get 7/1 odds on this result with Sportingbet)


Everton v Crystal Palace

Kick-off: 4:00pm (BST) Sunday 21 October 2018

Where to watch live on TV in the UK: Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Venue: Goodison Park

Everton remain really inconsistent so far this season, whilst Palace are actually having a pretty poor time which seems to have gone under the radar.

Everton have recorded back-to-back wins, but because of their inconsistency we don’t fancy them to make it 3 wins out of 3.

Best Free Bet Scout’s Prediction: 1-1 (Get 25/4 odds on this result with Bwin)


Arsenal vs Leicester

Kick-off: 4:00pm (BST) Monday 22 October 2018

Where to watch live on TV in the UK: Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Venue: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal are quietly putting a very good run together under new manager Unai Emery, and in Lacazette, have the league’s in-form striker.
Leicester also fall into the ‘inconsistent’ bracket, and whilst they are more than capable of upsetting Arsenal we don’t think it will be here.

Best Free Bet Scout’s Prediction: 3-1 (Get 9/1 odds on this result with Novibet)


The weekend’s football NAP

Aston Villa to beat Swansea

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The new managerial team of Villa die-hard Dean Smith who has done a very good job at Brentford, and John Terry, should ensure Villa are well up for this one.

The weekend’s next best

West Brom to beat Wigan

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The baggies are looking stronger every week whilst the Latics are suffering after a good start.

The ‘cheeky treble’

  • Preston to beat Hull (Sky Bet Championship)
  • Barnsley to beat Charlton (Sky Bet League One)
  • Doncaster to beat Gillingham (Sky Bet League One)

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* All odds correct as of 21:00 BST Thursday 18 October 2018