Chelsea meet Liverpool, the Toffees tackle Boro and Spurs host Sunderland…
Manchester City’s 100% start to the season has seen the bookies chalk them up at odds-on for the Premier League title, with Pep Guardiola’s side looking the part in last weekend’s derby.
They’re at home to Bournemouth on Saturday but we start our previews with an intriguing clash at Stamford Bridge on Friday…
Friday 16th September 2016
Chelsea v Liverpool 20:00
We’ve already pinned our colours to the Liverpool mast for Friday’s clash providing they can tame Diego Costa. However, it’s unlikely the Reds will manage a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge.
CORRECT SCORE: Chelsea 2 Liverpool 4
BETTING TIP: Liverpool win and BTTS @ 9/2 with bet365
Saturday 17th September 2016
Hull v Arsenal 15:00
The Gunners are very short for this match, especially after Tuesday’s Champions League commitment in Paris. However, the Tigers have looked toothless in their past two matches and perhaps Arsenal will win and keep a clean sheet here.
CORRECT SCORE: Hull City 0 Arsenal 2
BETTING TIP: Arsenal to nil @ 17/10 with BetVictor
Leicester v Burnley 15:00
The Foxes were comfortable winners in Belgium and must now start to juggle domestic duties with European obligations. Claudio Ranieri does have a strong squad and they should have too much for a Burnley side who were owned by Chelsea in their first away game.
CORRECT SCORE: Leicester 3 Burnley 0
BETTING TIP: Leicester HT FT @ 29/20 with Coral
Man City v Bournemouth 15:00
City look like a coupon banker even without Sergio Aguero, especially as Eddie Howe persists in deploying an attacking approach in fixtures like this. It was 5-1 last season and Raheem Sterling bagged himself a hat-trick.
CORRECT SCORE: Manchester City 4 Bournemouth 1
BETTING TIP: City to win and BTTS @ 9/5 with Coral
West Brom v West Ham 15:00
Tony Pulis’ last game in charge? The Baggies boss is odds-on with some bookies to win the Sack Race, although Slaven Bilic is also feeling the pinch after the Hammers’ 4-2 reverse at home to Watford. It points to a cagey encounter at The Hawthorns.
CORRECT SCORE: West Brom 0 West Ham 0
BETTING TIP: Under 1.5 Goals @ 2/1 with bet365
Everton v Middlesbrough 17:30
The Toffees are bouncing after a 3-0 win at Sunderland although they might have to be patient against a Boro team who will arrive with a defensive gameplan. But can they keep Romelu Lukaku quiet for ninety minutes?
CORRECT SCORE: Everton 2 Middlesbrough 0
BETTING TIP: Draw HT Everton FT @ 7/2 with Paddy Power
Sunday 18th September 2016
Watford v Man Utd 12:00
We’re not sure there’s much between these two teams right now. Watford have scored in every match to date and they’re a big price to beat a Manchester United side who defended badly in the derby.
CORRECT SCORE: Watford 3 Manchester United 1
BETTING TIP: Watford to win @ 11/2 with Paddy Power
Crystal Palace v Stoke 14:15
Stoke are struggling and they face a Palace side who have picked up since signing Christian Benteke. The Belgian broke his duck at Middlesbrough and could be good for another goal here.
CORRECT SCORE: Palace 2 Stoke 1
BETTING TIP: Benteke to score @ 7/4 with Sky Bet
Southampton v Swansea 14:15
Saints don’t really want to juggle Europa League duties and the Swans are a big price to take full advantage. The Welsh side have been full of attacking intention in their games to date.
CORRECT SCORE: Southampton 2 Swansea 3
BETTING TIP: Swansea to win @ 9/2 with Ladbrokes
Tottenham v Sunderland 16:30
An angry Mauricio Pochettino will demand a response after losing to Monaco at Wembley, although Sunderland will have seen how Palace and Liverpool largely contained Spurs at White Hart Lane. But the class should tell over ninety minutes.
CORRECT SCORE: Spurs 2 Sunderland 0
BETTING TIP: Spurs win to nil @ 11/10 with BetVictor