It’s tight at the top in what is shaping-up to be a brilliant Premier League season, and this weekend’s action will hopefully leave a better taste in the mouth than last week’s internationals.
The best game of the weekend is the Monday night clash between Liverpool and Manchester United, and we’ve a tip for that match as well as Chelsea vs Leicester, West Brom vs Tottenham, and Stoke vs Sunderland.
Chelsea vs Leicester (Saturday 12.30pm)
Chelsea have made a better start than last year’s champions, but their home form doesn’t look that solid with a defeat to Liverpool, and wins over Burnley and West Ham. However, that form is better than Leicester’s away form which is 0 points from 3 games after defeats to Manchester United, Liverpool and Hull. Chelsea are fancied to win but, as Leicester have scored in all 3 of their away games, and Chelsea have scored in all their home games, the value may be Chelsea to win and both teams to score.
Chelsea To Win And Both Teams To Score @ 21/10 (Bet365, Betfred, Coral, William Hill)
Stoke vs Sunderland (Saturday 3pm)
A clash of bottom vs second bottom, and both teams need to do something quickly if they’re to avoid a stressful season. Stoke were fancied to do better this season than they are doing, and definitely have more potential, however they’ve only claimed 1 point from 4 home games, whilst Sunderland have claimed just 1 point from 3 away games. It’s a tough one to call, but the draw looks the value as 3 of the last 4 renewals have been draws. The under 2.5 goals is also bound to be popular as the last 4 renewals haven’t produced more than 2 goals
Draw @ 13/5 Boylesports
Less Than 2.5 Goals @ 10/11 Marathon Bet
West Brom vs Tottenham (Saturday 3pm)
Spurs will be full of confidence after their win over Manchester City, and they’ve not lost any of their last 6 visits to West Brom. However, 3 of those 6 matches ended-up as draws, including 2 of the last 3, and a draw looks the value bet.
Draw @ 14/5 (Stan James, Betvictor)
Liverpool vs Manchester United (Monday 8pm)
Manchester United have won on 3 of their last 4 visits to Liverpool, and there will be plenty of stats-happy punters willing to take the 5/2 that they make it 4 in 5. However, after losing 3-1 away at Watford, it’s hard to really fancy them against a Liverpool side who are 3 points above them in the Premier League despite playing away 5 times already this season. Liverpool’s two home matches have also showcased just how good Klopp’s team can be in full flow with two wins of 5-1 and 4-1 – and this may well be Liverpool’s time to shine.
Liverpool @ 17/14 (Unibet, 888)