Premier League Summer Series 2023: Predictions, Odds & Betting Tips

Premier League Summer Series Match Predictions

Brighton vs Newcastle: Over 2.5 goals

We kick off our Premier League Summer Series predictions with this encounter between Brighton and Newcastle with our focus being on goals; we're are betting on over 2.5 goals. Brighton have seen three of their last five games go over the 2.5 marker with a game average of 3.6 goals. Newcastle meanwhile have seen three of their last four matches break that 2.5 cut off with a game average of 4.0 goals.

Aston Villa vs Brentford: Aston Villa to win

Brentford have endured a pretty miserable pre-season to this point with a draw against non-league Boreham Wood and back to back defeats in the Summer Series. We're predicting that it becomes three straight losses for them here. Aston Villa impressed last time out as they swept Fulham aside 2-0. On top of that, they're yet to lose in pre-season meaning their undefeated run stands at six games. They took four points off Brentford last season too.

Chelsea vs Fulham: Chelsea to win

After a disappointing campaign last year there are some green shoots this pre-season as we expect them to continue here as we bet on Chelsea to beat Fulham. The Blues have won two of their last three games and are unbeaten in four. Fulham meanwhile lost last time out and have now only won one of their past four matches. On top of that, Fulham have an awful record against Chelsea with just one win in 10 meetings.

Outright Predictions and Odds for the Premier League Summer Series

No bookmakers are currently offering outright markets for the upcoming Premier League Summer Series but we expect that to change in the near future. Chelsea and Newcastle will be the obvious choice for favourites to win the competitions but Brighton, Brentford, Fulham, and Aston Villa all enjoyed excellent 2022/23 Premier League campaigns and will believe that they can win this competition.

Our prediction for the winner of the 2023 Premier League Summer Series would have to be Newcastle, followed by Chelsea, Brighton, Aston Villa, Brentford, and Fulham in that order. Hopefully, we will see outright markets for the Top Goalscorer and Player of the Tournament amongst others for what is a much anticipated pre-season competition.

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What is Premier League Summer Series?

Chelsea and Brighton kick-off the inaugural Premier League Summer Series on the 23rd of July at 00:00 GMT at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia with the competition set to finish on the 30th of July after Chelsea vs Fulham (19:45 GMT) at FedExField.

That match will be closely followed by Fulham vs Brentford and then Newcastle vs Aston Villa with all six teams playing three games each during the 'round-robin' style tournament, though, usually each team would play every other team once in a typical round-robin competition.

The team that finishes with the highest number of points will win the Premier League Summer Series, the first Premier League-affiliated competition to be played outside the UK since the Asia Trophy.

The Premier League Summer Series is set to become an annual pre-season tournament that will be hosted in a variety of countries outside of England, the first of which is the USA. Five different stadiums will be used during the July tournament which spans Atalanta, New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Landover.

Premier League Summer Series Teams and Fixtures

Six Premier League teams have signed up to play in the first-ever Premier League Summer Series, all of which finished in the top 12 positions in England's top fight last season and they are,

Chelsea Brighton Fulham Brentford Newcastle Aston Villa

Here is a list of all the fixtures taking place in the 2023 Premier League Summer Series,

Sunday, 23/07/2023

00:00 GMT – Chelsea vs Brighton

21:00 GMT – Fulham vs Brentford

Monday, 24/07/2023

00:00 GMT – Newcastle vs Aston Villa

Wednesday, 26/07/2023

22:30 GMT – Brentford vs Brighton

Thursday, 27/07/2023

00:00 GMT – Fulham vs Aston Villa

01:15 GMT – Newcastle vs Chelsea

Saturday, 29/07/2023

00:30 GMT – Brighton vs Newcastle

Sunday, 30/07/2023

17:00 GMT – Aston Villa vs Brentford

19:45 GMT – Chelsea vs Fulham

Which Stadiums will be used in the 2023 Premier League Summer Series?

As we mentioned above, the first-ever Premier League Summer Series will be played in the USA and more specifically in the cities of Atalanta, New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia and Landover. Here is all the information you need about the five selected stadia,

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Mercedes-Benz Stadium
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City: Atlanta

Opened: 2017

Max Capacity: 71,000

Cost: $1.6b

Tenants: Atlanta Falcons (NFL) and Atlanta United (MLS)

Premier League Summer Series Fixtures: Match 4 Brentford vs Brighton & Match 6 Newcastle vs Chelsea

Red Bull Arena

red bull arena
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City: New Jersey

Opened: 2010

Max Capacity: 25,000

Cost: $200

Tenants: New York Red Bulls (MLS) and NJ/NY Gotham FC (NWSL)

Premier League Summer Series Fixtures: Match 7 Brighton vs Newcastle

Exploria Stadium

Exploria Stadium
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City: Orlando

Opened: 2017

Max Capacity: 25,500

Cost: $155m

Tenants: Orlando City (MLS) and Orlando Pride (NWSL)

Premier League Summer Series Fixtures: Match 5 Fulham vs Aston Villa

Lincoln Financial Field

Lincoln Financial Field
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City: Philadelphia

Opened: 2003

Max Capacity: 71,896

Cost: $512m

Tenants: Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) and Temple Owls (NCAA)

Premier League Summer Series Fixtures: Match 1 Chelsea vs Brighton, Match 2 Fulham vs Brentford & Match 3 Newcastle vs Aston Villa

FedExField

FedExField
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City: Landover

Opened: 1997

Max Capacity: 62,000

Cost: $457m

Tenants: Washington Commanders (NFL)

Premier League Summer Series Fixtures: Match 8 Aston Villa vs Brighton & Match 9 Chelsea vs Fulham

Premier League Summer Series 2023: FAQs

When can I buy tickets?

Tickets went on general sale on Wednesday 26th April on Ticketmaster and SeatGeek

How much do tickets cost?

The pricing system starts from $30

How many tickets can I buy?

The maximum number of tickets per transaction is eight

Can I buy tickets for multiple matches?

Yes, there are no restrictions regarding how many matches you buy tickets for but you can't buy more than eight tickets per transaction

Where in the USA will the matches be played?

Across the Eastern Coast, specifically Atlanta, Orlando, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Orlando, and Landover

Where can I watch the Premier League Summer Series on TV?

NBC Sports is the exclusive broadcaster


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things