[embed]https://www.youtube.com/embed/xUhIQodEklw[/embed] The Premiership season is only five games old but several clubs are already in crisis mode and desperately need to get some points on the board. Others are seeking to build on magnificent starts to.
<p>[embed]https://www.youtube.com/embed/xUhIQodEklw[/embed]</p><p>The Premiership season is only five games old but several clubs are already in crisis mode and desperately need to get some points on the board. Others are seeking to build on magnificent starts to the 2016/17 campaign and keep the good time rolling. It all makes for a series of mouth-watering clashes this weekend, with plenty of value to be had when betting on them.</p><p>In the crisis stakes, we are talking about Man Utd, West Ham, Stoke and Sunderland. Three defeats in a row has led to doubts creeping in about Jose Mourinho’s ability to steer the club back to winning ways. He has savaged his young players, but it is more established stars like Wayne Rooney that have drawn the fury of fans. Things could be even worse for Slaven Bilic at West Ham, after his side lost 4-2 in their last two games, against Watford and West Brom. The Hammers are on a four-game losing streak, they were dumped out of the Europa League by Romanian minnows and they have just three points from five games, leaving them in the relegation zone despite investing heavily in the squad in the wake of a move to the former Olympic Stadium.</p><p>Stoke have also shipped eight goals in their two games, losing 4-0 to Spurs and 4-1 to Crystal Palace. Mark Hughes’ men are bottom of the league with just a solitary point, and again this flies in the face of heavy investment in the side from the club’s owners, the family that owns Bet365. Sunderland have been a bit tougher to break down than Stoke, but they too have just one point. The Premiership is a ruthless league and David Moyes, Mourinho, Bilic and Hughes will all be facing the axe if they cannot turn around results.</p><p>Man Utd face a tough game against Leicester, who go into the game on the back of two 3-0 victories. The Foxes aren’t quite hitting the heights of last season, but they have found form and should give Utd a torrid afternoon. It is difficult to predict the outcome, given that Leicester lost 4-1 to Liverpool recently, but we should expect goals. Leicester’s last four games have seen more than 2.5 goals, and Utd have looked leaky at the back of late, so the 7/8 that Marathon Bet is offering looks good.</p><p>Stoke face another tough game as they host West Brom, who have beaten them the last three times they have played one another. West Brom manager Tony Pulis is the man that turned Stoke into a force in the Premiership and he knows them inside out. He will be bolstered by that 4-2 victory over West Ham and the return of star striker Salomon Rondon, who is a real handful. West Brom can make it four in a row here and compound Hughes’ misery (<a href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4835&book=Betvictor">23/10 with Bet Victor</a>). If you are unsure you might be tempted by West Brom draw no bet at 6/5 with William Hill and 23/18 with Marathon.</p><p>Sunderland host Palace, who are unbeaten in four and have won their last two, having finally found form, with Andros Townsend the driving force. It’s a game Palace will feel like they can win (6/4). The Stadium of Light is a difficult place to visit, but confidence is low at the moment and Sunderland will struggle to deal with Palace’s attacking flair.</p><p>West Ham have a home match against Southampton, and that looks like a good one to avoid. Saints haven’t been great this season but have found form of late, while the Hammers will surely have been striving hard on the training ground to improve their defensive performance. Another one to avoid is Arsenal v Chelsea, with both teams performing erratically and lots of unpredictable players on the pitch. Last season Chelsea beat them home and away, but both times Arsenal had a man sent off, and it should prove to be another fiery encounter, so it is hard to foresee the outcome. Incidentally, you can get <a href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4829&book=William Hill">9/4 with William Hill</a> on another sending off in this game.</p><p>Man City have started the season in sensational form, with eight wins out of eight, and they should keep that going away at Swansea (2/5). The team best keeping pace with them is not Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool, but Everton, where Ronald Koeman is proving to be a fantastic influence. They can extend their run away at Bournemouth, who were battered by City last time out. Everton are a <a href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4834&book=Paddypower">good price to win at 6/5 with Paddy Power.</a></p><p>Liverpool are playing well and beating big teams and they can continue their winning run at home to Hull. The best price on offer is just 1/4, but it can bulk out an accumulator. Tottenham are away at Middlesbrough and are even money to win. They laboured to a 1-0 win over Sunderland last time out, and will be missing Harry Kane through injury, but there is so much quality in their side that they really should be beating Boro, who have lost two on the bounce.</p><p>The final game sees in-form Watford, fresh from a 3-1 pasting of Man Utd and a 4-2 win over West Ham, visit struggling Burnley. Confidence is high and they can win this one (17/10), while Watford draw no bet also looks good at 9/10 with Marathon Bet.</p><p> </p>