Premier League Football Predictions
Wherever your footballing allegiances lay, football fans everywhere are looking forward to the 2015/16 Premier League season getting underway today. Most teams have brought in new players but, with nobody having any degree of certainty how new teams will gel, the head-to-head statistics provide some potentially interesting insight into the opening weekend’s matches.
Manchester United vs Spurs
United may have won 7 of the last 10 renewals but Spurs have won 2 of the last 3, making the 11/2 for a Spurs win look interesting. However, United did win last year’s fixture 3-0 and, having won 3 of the last 5 to nil, the 19/10 for them to win to nil here looks the best value on offer. There’s also been more than 2.5 goals in 6 of the last 7 renewals, and that should also be backed at 5/6.
Manchester United to win to nil @ 19/10 (BetVictor)
More than 2.5 goals @ 5/6 (Betfair Sportsbook)
Arsenal vs West Ham
Arsenal have won the last 7 renewals and, having won the charity shield, they’ll be plenty of big-hitters obliging themselves of the 3/10 for an Arsenal win. Arsenal have also 5 of those 7 games to nil, which again looks tempting at 11/10. However, as the last 3 encounters have produced 3 goals or more, with West Ham scoring in two of them, the 7/10 for there to more than 2.5 goals covers more bases.
More than 2.5 goals @ 7/10 (Betfair Sportsbook)
Newcastle vs Southampton
Newcastle have won 5 of the last 7 renewals, but neither of the last 2. However, both teams have scored in 5 of those 7 games, and all of the last 3 – making the 10/11 for them to do so again look good value.
Both teams to score @ 10/11 (William Hill)
Stoke vs Liverpool
The last 2 encounters have been 2 of the matches of their respective seasons, with Stoke winning 6-1 last season, and Liverpool winning 5-3 the previous season. The 45/1 that there’s over 6.5 goals again will tempt some but, as there’s been 3 goals or more in the last 4 renewals, the 23/20 for there to be more than 2.5 goals looks the percentage call.
More than 2.5 goals @ 23/20 (Betfair Sportsbook)