Now that the transfer window is closed, it is exciting to think about how all the big signings will fit in at their new clubs. But with the international break under way, Premier League fans have to wait until September 12th to get a glimpse. On the plus side, there is more time than usual to ponder the potential outcomes of the next round of fixtures. Let’s take a look at the possible upsets that could produce good betting returns.
Everton v Chelsea
Chelsea are the bookies favourites to win this one, even though they have had a poor start to the season and failed to make many big moves in the transfer market. The main criticism of the reigning champions so far has been their weak defending, which has been worlds apart from the team that kept 17 clean sheets last time out. Everton will look to score goals on the counter attack, and have shown they are very capable of doing this with Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku looking in good form. It may be worth a bet on Everton to make Chelsea’s nightmare get even worse.
Crystal Palace v Manchester City
Manchester City’s dream start sees them heading the Premier League betting early on, and at the moment they look untouchable at odds on with the likes of http://www.bet365.com/news/en/betting/football/premier-league when this article was produced. They are yet to concede a goal in the first four matches and they have added some excellent big-money players to their squad. But this dream start can’t last forever, can it? Travelling to Selhurst Park could be their toughest challenge so far this season, as they will face a Palace side who seem to fear no one. Palace have looked outstanding in attack, and will be looking to build on their last victory against the reigning champions with another giant-slaying. The bookies have the Eagles at 9/2 to take all three points, and if City are to lose any of their next five fixtures, this could be the one.
Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham’s poor start has come as quite a surprise, as everyone had been expecting Harry Kane to carry on from where he left off last season. So far, though, he has failed to find the back of the net, and Spurs have looked frustrated in attack with a lack of options. Mauricio Pochettino will be dismayed about having failed to sign Saido Berahino, who would have been great support for Kane. If Spurs don’t manage to register their first win of the season against a Sunderland side who have so far been the league’s whipping boys, they will be in trouble.
But Sunderland will be hoping to turn things around after a dismal start to the campaign, with a home win against a Spurs side who have conceded four goals in four games. The signing of Fabio Borini from Liverpool could be key to the Black Cats bouncing back. When he was on loan there in 2013/14 he put away seven league goals. If you fancy a bet, the bookmakers have Sunderland at 11/4 to win this one at the time of writing, which would see a good return if things start clicking for them.