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Premier League betting tips
Man City vs. Arsenal
The Champions ruthlessly disposed of the only side below Arsenal in the embryonic EPL table, newly promoted Norwich, at the weekend allowing the visitors just five touches inside their penalty area and one off target attempt at goal.
The Gunners bring their fragile confidence, and defence to the Etihad after back-to-back 2-0 defeats where they were bullied.
We should expect more finesse from the hosts here, but the same result – I can see nothing other than a clear win for Pep’s men.
Verdict: Man City
West Ham vs. Crystal Palace
Life is good in East London, two wins from two, scoring eight goals in the process and the Hammers are sitting at the top of the table, while a brace for striker Michail Antonio in Monday night’s 4-1 thrashing of Leicester made him the club’s record EPL goal scorer.
Palace have been outplayed by title challengers Chelsea and held to a home draw by newly promoted Brentford in an inauspicious start for new manager Patrick Vieira whose side are searching not only a first win but a first goal – I expect that search to continue after defeat at the London Stadium.
Verdict: West Ham, Draw
Norwich vs. Leicester
It’s 12 successive EPL defeats for the Canaries after their Etihad annihilation, but it doesn’t get any easier for them after starting the season against the last two EPL winners they now take on the side who has spent more time in the top 4 than any other club over the last two seasons – although they were the last side Norwich defeated in the top flight.
Leicester must bounce back from their Monday night horror show without the services of Ayoze Perez who was sent off in that 4-1 defeat to West Ham – but with Vardy, Iheanacho and Daka all available I think the Foxes will have too much firepower for their hosts.
Verdict: Norwich, Leicester
Aston Villa vs. Brentford
A stunning Danny Ings strike helped his side secure their first win of the season at a packed Villa Park last weekend while at the other end Emiliano Martinez kept his 16th clean sheet since the start of last season, with only Ederson (20) and Édouard Mendy (17) having kept more.
In contrast to the automatically promoted sides, play-off winners Brentford have made an unbeaten start to their first EPL season and are yet to concede a goal – however I see that run coming to an end against their former manager, Dean Smith’s side who will be a tough nut to crack here.
Verdict: Aston Villa
Brighton vs. Everton
Brighton have won their opening two games of a top-flight season for the first time in their history, but possibly more pleasing for Graham Potter is that they are overachieving on both xG and xPTS! One concern though will be a potential lack of striking options with Danny Welbeck’s thigh injury ruling him out until after the international break while Neal Maupay, scorer in both opening fixtures, only has an outside chance for the weekend.
Everton twice threw away the lead in a thriller at Elland Road and it looks like Rafa Benitez is going to make them tough to beat this season – I can see another share of the spoils at the Amex.
Verdict: Brighton, Draw
Newcastle vs. Southampton
Steve Bruce felt VA haRd done by in the weekend defeat to Aston Villa, with a penalty against given and a penalty for overturned by technology assistance, but that means Newcastle are still searching for their first point and have shipped six goals in their opening two fixtures.
The Saints will take a lot of positives from securing their first point of the campaign after hosting away day specialists Manchester United on Sunday – and after Che Adams gave them a first half lead, both strikers are now off the mark for the season. In fact strike partner Adam Armstrong nearly won the game on his home debut drawing a stunning late David de Gea save – and I think we may see the spoils shared here again in the North East.
Verdict: Newcastle, Draw
Liverpool vs. Chelsea
After scoring five without reply against Norwich and Burnley, Liverpool now face their biggest challenge in arguably the game of the weekend as title rivals Chelsea visit Anfield
After suggesting the recent softening of refereeing was setting football back “10 to 15 years” and likened some of Burnley’s tackling to “wrestling” it’s doubtful Jurgen Klopp will be rolling out the welcome mat for Arsenal tormentor in chief, Romelu Lukaku who took just 15 minutes to open his account following his £97.5m return to Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel’s men have looked imperious so far and I’m taking them to make a title statement here by claiming all three points.
Verdict: Draw, Chelsea
Tottenham vs. Watford
It’s back-to-back victories for Nuno Espirito Santo as Spurs fans may need to borrow an infamous old song off their fiercest rivals if there are any more repeats of those pair of 1-0 wins. Harry Kane came off the bench at Molineux to help close out their latest win, but his current teammates have at least proven they can score and win without him.
A second half improved performance wasn’t enough for Watford to overturn the damage of leaking a 2-0 first half lead at Brighton – a repeat will leave the Hornets up against it against a Spurs side who do not appear to be in a charitable mood. Low scoring home win for me.
Burnley vs. Leeds
Sean Dyche’s side caused Liverpool plenty of problems at the weekend but ultimately couldn’t do enough to claim their first point of the season and including the back end of last season have now lost a club high five successive EPL games.
Leeds twice fought back from behind to salvage a draw in their first Premier League game at Elland Road in front of fans for 17 years and they will hope to use that as a springboard to claim their first win to avoid any talk of second season syndrome.
I can see the visitors being too vibrant as they look for a repeat of their 4-0 win at Turf Moor last season!
Verdict: Draw, Leeds
Wolves vs. Man Utd
Despite dominating large parts of their opening home game of the season against Spurs, having 58% of the ball, Bruno Lage’s men couldn’t find a way past Hugo Lloris and are still in search of both their first goal and point.
A similar front foot philosophy from the hosts will no doubt suit Manchester United who can use their array of potent, speedy attacking talent to exploit any opportunities to counter.
Avoiding a loss here will break the Arsenal Invincibles’ record of an incredible 27 away games without defeat and I am taking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to do that by taking all three points.
Verdict: Man Utd
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