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EPL Week 4 Picks

The Premier League is really hitting its stride as we near the month mark of the campaign. The shock results at Elland Road and Old Trafford were the highlights of last weekend’s results. What will be this week’s moment? Let’s jump into some wagers I’m eying this week.

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Wolves-Newcastle United 9:00am ET, Sunday

Newcastle United were flying last weekend at St James nearly beating Manchester City while Wolves looked the better side for the first 45 minutes at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but lacked any attacking acumen to make an impression on the day. This one on Sunday afternoon at the Molineux could be quite frantic with Wolves supporters starting to get restless with the way the season has unfolded so far. The good news for Wolves is that they’ve been one of the best defenses in the league so far this season and have Raul Jimenez most likely starting at the #9 for the first time. Jimenez means more to this side than can be quantified as they have had no one up top who is good in front of goal. On the other side, Newcastle have not lost all season and have looked the better side in at least ⅔ of their matches so far. The club record signing Alexander Isak will be a boost to morale and to their squad as it looks like he may make an appearance on Sunday. All that being said, Wolves can be extremely hard to break down, especially at home in past years. The sum of their pieces continues to get better and I think they’re worth the Pk (-110) in a classic buy low situation.

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Aston Villa-West Ham 9:00am ET, Sunday

This one at Villa Park will be a battle of attrition. Neither of these sides have been impressive so far on the season. West Ham have an astounding 0 points from 9 and Villa only have 3 from 9. The Hammers have run up against it in their first 3 matches facing the reigning champions in Manchester City, the first match at the City Grounds against Forest and one of the best looking sides so far this season in Brighton. There is no excuse for not getting one result but they probably deserve more. For Villa, Steven Gerrard has his work cut out for him. The defense is porous and the usual characters in attack have been poor to start the campaign. West Ham have yet to score in the league but they should get off the mark here. The Hammers played on Thursday night but mostly coasted and rested the regular starting 11 for a good part of the match. A quick turnaround and poor start is baked into the price which is why I love the Pk/+½ (-110) this week for West Ham.

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