Saturday Football Tips: Best bets for five 3pm Premier League Fixtures
Saturday 3pm is a holy time for football fans. But with televised matches now taking precedence, that once sacred spot for top-flight fans has dwindled in recent years.
That being said, we have a whopping six matches taking place at that time this weekend in the Premier League!
If you're looking for Tottenham vs Fulham tips, you can read our full match preview for that one here.
Otherwise, let's get stuck in with a best bet for each of the remaining five...
Saturday 3pm Tips
- Brentford vs Leeds: Luis Sinisterra over 0.5 shots on target @ 11/10 with PP
- Chelsea vs West Ham: Total shots on target by West Ham over 3.5 @ 6/5 with Unibet
- Newcastle vs Crystal Palace: Alexander Isak to score anytime @ 15/8 with Unibet
- Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth: Under 2.5 goals @ 7/10 with BetVictor
- Wolves vs Southampton: Wolves to receive the most cards @ 2/1 with PP
Brentford vs Leeds
After opening the scoring in Leeds' 3-1 win over Barnsley in the Carabao Cup on his first start for the club, Sinisterra earned his first PL outing when Leeds hosted Everton.
There he registered one shot, with that attempt finding the target and hitting the back of the goal to put the Lilywhites ahead against the blue half of Merseyside.
Brentford is no easy place to go, but they are a team who you can muster chances against. Palace let off 13 against them midweek, Everton 14 before them, Fulham managed the highest total of 17, an abysmal Manchester United 15 and Leicester also 15 on the opening day.
Rodrigo dislocated his shoulder midweek and more onus could be on the Colombian in front of goal. He's odds-on for 1+ SOT with bet365.
Chelsea vs West Ham
The Hammers are starting to pick up some momentum just before their European adventures continue on Thursday with the Europa Conference League scheduled.
They've picked up four points from their last two matches, including a point against Spurs last time out.
During their five matches this season, they've cleared this line of four of more shots on target twice, with one of those being at home to Tottenham on Tuesday.
David Moyes' side are yet to properly find their rhythm, with the likes of Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen having a lot more to give.
However, it's Chelsea's transitional period that make this more appealing. Their opponents have had 27 shots on target between them from the Blues' opening five in which they've all managed 4+ shots on target.
Newcastle vs Crystal Palace
The Magpies' new record signing delivered in the best possible way with a debut goal at Anfield.
He saw out 64 minutes of that game on his first appearance in Toon colours and let off two shots, with the aforementioned goal hitting the target.
This is just a taste of what's to come, with the St. James' Park crowd now able to gee him up for a home debut against a Palace side who have conceded at least one goal in every single game, tallying nine in total - the fifth-highest in the division.
Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth
The first contest between two of the three newly promoted teams isn't one that exactly whets the appetite on paper.
These are the division's two lowest scorers after five games, managing two goals apiece.
Although they played out a couple of exciting matches in the tier below last term, interim boss Gary O'Neil is approaching things differently to his predecessor, opting to keep things tight in the meantime.
Bournemouth managed a second clean sheet of the season when they visited Molineux on Wednesday. It's safe to assume we're not expecting a goal fest in this one.
Wolves vs Southampton
Although Paddy Power have Southampton priced as favourites to receive the most cards, that's now how we are anticipating this one going.
Wolves are in somewhat disarray about the direction of their club right now, especially with the wealth of talent that they have at their disposal.
Bruno Lage is making some strange decisions and they aren't picking up the results they would hope for in some favourable fixtures.
That's another one of these games here, yet Southampton are the type of opponent that can contain and frustrate you.
Both sides have seen five opponents booked each in their five opening fixtures, so perhaps the 3/1 for both teams to tie in this market could appeal. However, Wolves have been cautioned eight times themselves compared to Southampton's six.
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