We look forward to the weekend Premier League action, including a Merseyside derby and Arsenal v Manchester United
Bring on a weekend of Premier League football which features several intriguing matches including Sunday’s clash between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park. If that wasn’t enough, there is also the small matter of Arsenal v Manchester United later that day.
But firstly is a bunch of Saturday games and we make predictions and highlight best bets for each match.
Saturday 3rd October 2015
Crystal Palace v West Brom 12:45
We’re expecting a tight match on Saturday lunchtime. Tony Pulis will sanction a defensive approach after losing 3-2 v Everton, with Palace’s defence also capable of keeping a clean sheet. One goal could settle this contest.
CORRECT SCORE: Palace 1 West Brom 0
BETTING TIP: Both teams to score – no @ 4/5 with BetVictor
Aston Villa v Stoke 15:00
After a 2-2 draw at Spurs, all of Stoke’s away matches have featured two goals or less. The Potters will be confident of containing a Villa side who couldn’t land a punch on West Brom recently although City can’t be trusted for the win.
CORRECT SCORE: Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 1
BETTING TIP: Under 2.5 Goals @ 4/6 with Ladbrokes
Bournemouth v Watford 15:00
Callum Wilson joins Max Gradel and Tyrone Mings on the long-term injury list. It’s rotten luck for the Cherries and they can’t be fancied against a tough Watford side who have achieved positive results at St James’ Park and Goodison Park already this season.
CORRECT SCORE: Bournemouth 1 Watford 2
BETTING TIP: Watford Draw No Bet @ 6/4 with Ladbrokes
Man City v Newcastle 15:00
Manchester City have lost their last two EPL matches but will surely beat a Magpies side who have failed to score on the road this term. David Silva is back in the team and should form an excellent attacking trident alongside Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne.
CORRECT SCORE: Manchester City 3 Newcastle United 0
BETTING TIP: City HT FT @ 7/10 with Coral
Norwich v Leicester 15:00
The Foxes are unbeaten on the road although their bubble burst against Arsenal last weekend and Leicester can’t keep shipping goals and getting away with it. Alex Neil continues to prosper with the Canaries and we’re happy to side with them here.
CORRECT SCORE: Norwich 2 Leicester 1
BETTING TIP: Norwich to win @ 13/10 with Paddy Power
Sunderland v West Ham 15:00
West Ham have won away to Arsenal, Man City and Liverpool, although Sunderland might thwart their 100% record, with Dick Advocaat needing to pull a rabbit from the hat. They did draw with Swansea and came close to a goalless draw against Spurs.
CORRECT SCORE: Sunderland 0 West Ham 0
BETTING TIP: Under 2.5 Goals @ 17/20 with bet365
Chelsea v Southampton 17:30
Chelsea can’t be backed for victory. They have failed against Palace and Swansea at home and were in midweek action. The Saints have three draws on the road thus far and two of them have been goalless.
CORRECT SCORE: Chelsea 1 Southampton 1
BETTING TIP: Southampton or Draw @ 6/5 with Coral
Sunday 4th October 2015
Everton v Liverpool 13:30
We’re quite sweet on Everton’s chances in the derby. The Toffees battered Chelsea at Goodison Park, with Liverpool far from convincing on the road and missing Jordan Henderson.
CORRECT SCORE: Everton 2 Liverpool 1
BETTING TIP: Everton to win @ 17/10 with Paddy Power
Arsenal v Man Utd 16:00
Manchester United look a big price to repeat last season’s win at the Emirates. The Red Devils are effective at getting over the line as was shown at St Mary’s, while Arsenal are missing Laurent Koscielny and a good deal of confidence.
CORRECT SCORE: Arsenal 1 Manchester United 3
BETTING TIP: Manchester United @ 14/5 with Paddy Power
Swansea v Tottenham 16:00
After a strong start to the season, the Swans are without a win in four games. They face a Spurs team who have won their last three in the Premier League although this match looks set to be a cagey encounter.
CORRECT SCORE: Swansea 0 Tottenham 0
BETTING TIP: No Goalscorer @ 10/1 with Betfred