England Premier League Betting Odds Comparison

30-31 March Tips

Fulham v Man City - Man City to Win Both Halves

Managers of every Premier League club face a big test of man-management and motivation ahead of them this week. As players return from the international break the managers must ensure that their attentions turn very quickly back to the all-important run-in to the end of the season.

The run-in is especially important to both Scott Parker and Pep Guardiola but for very different reasons. While Parker is fighting a massively uphill battle to guide Fulham away from the relegation zone, Guardiola and his Man City team are battling on three fronts to try and add the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup to their EFL Cup success from last month.

Our odds comparison shows that Man City are the overwhelming favourites for the first Premier League game of the weekend. They will come out all guns blazing to heap the pressure on Liverpool and should have little trouble winning both halves at 21/20 against this doomed Fulham side.

Liverpool v Tottenham - The Draw

Tottenham may be out of the title race but they will still have a say on the destination of the Premier League trophy. Spurs will face Man City in the coming weeks both in the league and Champions League and are sure to give Liverpool a good game at Anfield on Sunday.

Even the best betting odds for this match have Liverpool as the odds on favourites. It’s true that the Reds have an excellent home record this season but is there really any value to be had about backing them at a general 4/7 against a team of Tottenham’s quality?

Liverpool have been some way below their best in recent weeks. Of special concern is a slight shakiness that’s crept into their defence which is something Tottenham’s world class attacking players can take advantage of. Spurs are unlikely to end their winless run but can leave Anfield with a point with the draw available at nice odds of 31/10.

9th – 10th March 2019 Tips

Crystal Palace v Brighton - Crystal Palace to Win

Chris Hughton was understandably delighted after Brighton’s win over Huddersfield last weekend. The Seagulls’ boss believed that his team were playing some good stuff despite a very poor run of form and knew the importance of that win both in terms of their league position and the morale around the place ahead of Saturday’s derby match against Crystal Palace.

Hughton’s post match comments were illuminating though. He said was happy his team got the ‘margins’ right in the Huddersfield win after a run of games where they found scoring tough. That doesn’t exactly give Brighton fans confidence that their team will look to push on and fuels critics who claim that Hughton is too defensively minded.

Brighton cannot afford to be overly defensive at Selhurst Park early on Saturday afternoon. Crystal Palace have eased their own relegation worries with three wins in five. Everything is rosy with the Eagles and they should be able to secure another hugely important three points at best betting odds of 9/10.

Man City v Watford - Man City to Win and Over 3.5 Goals

Bournemouth had just one goal in mind when they hosted Man City last weekend - to frustrate the champions. The Cherries did a very good job for the most part but the Citizens got the job done in the end. Pep Guardiola was delighted with the patience that his players showed on the South Coast but will likely face a different proposition on against Watford on Saturday.

The Hornets have nothing to worry about from now until the end of the season. They were able to shake off their 5-0 hammering at Anfield last week by beating Leicester and can give it more of a go at the Etihad than most teams. That’s the approach they took at Wembley and the Emirates and against the best teams at home. Watford should play their part in an entertaining match. But Man City are giving their title shot everything they have. As such our odds comparison shows a home win and over 3.5 goals being scored is available evens, which is too good a price to pass up.

Liverpool v Burnley - Liverpool -2 Goal Handicap

Liverpool’s title hopes took a blow at Goodison Park last weekend. Whether it was due to a lack of attacking ambition from Jurgen Klopp, a lack of quality from the Liverpool players or the tactics of Everton, the Reds were unable to score which saw them relinquish top spot in the Premier League to Man City.

Liverpool are now cast in the role of chasers, a role which Klopp said his team will relish. They should also relish the chance to secure another three points against a Burnley team who have gone off the boil suddenly. The Clarets’ great run of recent form was looking like enough for them to avoid relegation but it’s not going to be pretty for them at Anfield. Liverpool are itching for another big win and look good value in the football betting odds to win with a two goal handicap at 11/8.

Arsenal v Man United - Paul Pogba to Score

Our odds comparison shows that Man United are the second favourites to win the FA Cup. Their strength in the market is thanks in no small part to their hugely impressive 3-1 win against Arsenal in the fourth round. The Red Devils head to the Emirates once again on Sunday and with every chance of winning again. Arsenal are in good form in the league but their fans will be worried by the Gunners’ poor form against their fellow top six teams.

Both teams come into the match on the back of tough European matches in France. Man United’s expectations against PSG were considerably lower than Arsenal’s at Rennes and played without the suspended Paul Pogba who will come straight back into the team at the Emirates. Pogba will play a key role in any success that Man United have on Sunday and he may well score his 11th goal of the season at odds of 27/11.

2nd-3rd March 2019 Tips

Tottenham v Arsenal - Harry Kane to Score

Tottenham and Arsenal could hardly have had more different results coming into Saturday’s north London derby. Whilst Spurs were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea following a limp display at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal were comfortable throughout their 5-1 win over Bournemouth.

Despite their different incoming form our odds comparison shows that Tottenham are the favourites for the match at Wembley Stadium. Arsenal have had their problems away from home and will struggle to keep Spurs’ quality attacking players at bay including Harry Kane who loves a derby day goal and is well priced at evens to score anytime.

Watford v Leicester - Both Teams to Score

Watford went into the midweek fixtures on the back of some excellent performances but were way below the level required against Liverpool. Everybody at the club wants to bounce back from their 5-0 hammering at Anfield but that won’t be easy against a Leicester team who beat Brighton on Wednesday with new manager, Brendan Rodgers, watching on from the stands.

Leicester can enjoy themselves now until the end of the season and will take the game to Watford wherever possible. Watford, too, will be looking to create multiple chances which should make this an entertaining match in which the football betting odds of 3/4 available on both teams scoring look a safe option.

Fulham v Chelsea - Chelsea -2 Goal Handicap

Chelsea fans feel little of the animosity towards Fulham that they do towards Tottenham. That does not mean that they are ambivalent to their West London rivals and would dearly love to win a second derby match in a row at Craven Cottage.

There are questions as to whether the Chelsea players really believe in the managerial style and ability of Maurizio Sarri. There is no doubt, however, that the same concerns are very strongly felt by the Fulham players to Claudio Ranieri. Fulham are going down without a fight which is bad news for the derby match. It is therefore worth chancing a bet on Chelsea to win with a two goal handicap applied at football odds of 17/5.

Everton v Liverpool - Liverpool to Score Over 1.5 Goals

Liverpool got back to their best in an attacking sense against Watford on Wednesday night. That was most welcomed by their fans after a toothless display going forwards against Man Utd. The Reds will need to maintain their levels to pick up another three points when they take on Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Everton are limping towards the end of another season in which no real damage has been done but no real progress has been made either. It remains to be seen whether Marco Silva remains in charge next season but the fact that our odds comparison has Liverpool as the odds on favourites at Goodison says a lot about the gulf between the Merseyside rivals. Liverpool will need to work hard for the win but should be able to score two or more goals at a best price of 8/11.

23-24 February 2019 Tips

West Ham v Fulham - Felipe Anderson to Score

There’s a London derby at the London Stadium on Friday night as West Ham host Fulham. It’s been a stop-start season for West Ham under Manuel Pellegrini but it’s been little short of a nightmare for Fulham under two different managers, neither of whom have been able to shore up the Cottagers’ defence.

If many Fulham fans were to get their way the club would face the rest of the season with a third manager, such is the level of angst at the job Claudio Ranieri has done. Ranieri has done little to improve Fulham’s defence which the incredibly talented Felipe Anderson can take advantage of. The Brazilian will frighten the Fulham back line throughout the match and looks the best option in our odds comparison of the anytime goalscorer market at 7/4.

Burnley v Tottenham - The Draw

Whilst many clubs sacked their under fire managers during the course of this season, Burnley remained steadfast in their support for Sean Dyche and have seen their loyalty rewarded.

Tottenham are one of a handful of teams with more points from their last eight matches than Burnley and Mauricio Pochettino’s men will need to be at their very best to escape from Turf Moor with all three points. Burnley have rediscovered that ability to hang tough in matches when things aren’t going to plan and are much improved going forwards. That could see them something of a surprise in the betting odds by grabbing a point at 11/4.

Leicester v Crystal Palace - Crystal Palace to Win at 12/5

On the face of it, Leicester are doing just fine in the Premier League. The Foxes are comfortably in mid table and free of any relegation worries. However, their squad is much stronger than their 12th place suggests and they are without a win in five league games.

Claude Puel’s position is in serious jeopardy and may be about to get worse with the visit of Crystal Palace. The Eagles have pulled away from the relegation zone and although they have problems scoring enough goals, they should create enough chances against a demotivated Leicester team to pick up another huge three points at best betting odds of 12/5.

Man Utd v Liverpool - The Draw and Both Teams to Score

Man Utd were back to their impressive best on Monday night when dumping Chelsea out of the FA Cup. The Red Devils looked very much second best when PSG visited Old Trafford and face another very stern home test on Sunday afternoon when title chasing Liverpool rock up.

Jurgen Klopp’s men came on very strongly to beat United 3-1 at Anfield in Jose Mourinho’s final game in charge. The home side are a very different proposition just a few months on and they’ll take the game to their rivals rather than just sitting back. Liverpool, too, will look to create chances which should make this an entertaining and tight contest. That makes the football odds of 10/3 available on a score draw look like very good value.

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Fulham v Huddersfield - Under 2.5 Goals

When Claudio Ranieri was appointed as Fulham manager he knew he had to turn things around at the club very quickly. Not only were the Cottagers in dire trouble at the bottom of the table but they had a run of games against fellow bottom half sides. Things started well with a win over Southampton but Fulham lost 2-0 to West Ham before drawing 0-0 with Newcastle.

Those missed opportunities heap even more pressure on Saturday’s home match against Huddersfield. This is going to be a tight match between the Premier League’s bottom two and two of the league’s worst attacking units. It’s no surprise that our odds comparison shows the bookies are expecting few goals or that under 2.5 goals is available at a best price of just 8/13.

Liverpool v Arsenal - Liverpool to -1 Goal

Man City gave Liverpool the perfect Christmas present by losing both against Crystal Palace and Leicester. The Reds took full advantage by registering their 16th win of an unbeaten season against Newcastle which took them six points clear at the top of the table. Obviously there is a long way still to go but belief is building amongst the Liverpool fans so you can expect a crackling atmosphere during Saturday’s match against Arsenal.

Arsenal fans bristle at the idea of another team replicating their incredible feat of going the whole Premier League season unbeaten so they would dearly love to be the side who end Liverpool’s unbeaten start. However, the Gunners have been a little below their best in recent weeks so the football odds available on Liverpool winning with a one goal handicap are tempting at 6/5.

Crystal Palace v Chelsea - Chelsea to Win

Crystal Palace breathed much needed life into their season with that stunning win against Man City at the Etihad on 22nd December. The Eagles were then more than a little unfortunate to be held to a 0-0 draw by Cardiff at home on Boxing Day. Roy Hodgson knows that his team will need to be at their very best if they are to secure another massive win against the betting odds by beating Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues have struggled for consistency in Maurizio Sarri’s first season in charge but they are a formidable outfit on their day and are the worthy favourites for this one at odds of 8/11.

Southampton v Man City - Man City to Score Over 2.5 Goals

At the same time that Man City’s intensity levels are as low as ever under Pep Guardiola, Southampton have turned their intensity all the way up to 11 setting up this match very well indeed.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has transformed the team from the one that was treading water under Mark Hughes. This new approach gives Southampton a great chance of climbing the table a long way from relegation trouble but it’s unclear whether it will serve them quite so well against Man City. Guardiola’s men love little more than passing through opponents and Southampton’s high energy pressing could give the current Premier League champions the space they need to be at their best and score over 2.5 goals at 6/5.

Man Utd v Bournemouth - Man Utd to Win and Over 3.5 Goals

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may only be a temporary solution but his impact at Man United could extend far beyond this season. The former United striker has instantly given his new players the freedom to play the sort of football they were rarely allowed under Jose Mourinho and the positivity around that creates could well help the new permanent manager to bring the good times back to Old Trafford.Solskjaer’s impact has also had an impact on the betting with our odds comparison showing the bookies believe Man United’s chances of a top four finish are much better now Mourinho has left. United are also the clear favourites to beat Bournemouth on Sunday. The Cherries are suffering and will almost certainly lose but should play their part in an entertaining match so take the 7/4 you can get on Man United winning and over 3.5 goals being scored.

By combining our five best selections of the weekend’s Premier League action into one bet we have created a football accumulator that pays out at a very good price of 36/1. That would provide a healthy return for the New Year even from very modest stakes as well as more than enough excitement for any football fan during the weekend.

For the accumulator to win some of the Premier League’s biggest teams will need to play very well. That’s tougher than ever at this time of the year but having analysed the matches ahead we’re confident that each bet represents value and that the acca has a real chance of coming in.

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Fulham v Wolves - The Draw

It’s going to be an early start for the couple of thousand Wolves fans heading to Craven Cottage on Boxing Day. They’ll have to navigate the early traffic to get to west London in time for the 12:30 kick off but will it be worth all the hassle?

Fulham have a vast amount of improvement to make but they have quality players in their squad and a very experienced manager now in charge. Claudio Ranieri knows that his team are in for a very tough test against Wolves but they have been making small but steady improvements since the Italian joined the club so the football betting odds of 9/4 available on the draw look well worth taking.

Crystal Palace v Cardiff - Both Teams to Score

Crystal Palace and Cardiff have both had a few good results of late but still have a lot of work to do before they are clear of the threat of relegation. Of the two sides it’s Palace who are the most concerned as they appear to have gone backwards under Roy Hodgson after he did such a great job of guiding them away from the bottom after taking charge of the club last season.

If anything, Cardiff are performing above preseason expectations. Our odds comparison carried out before a ball was kicked showed the Bluebirds were clear favourites for a swift return to the Championship but they’ve made the most of their home form to give themselves a fighting chance of avoiding the drop.

Cardiff’s poor away form means Crystal Palace are the worthy favourites for this important match in the relegation scrap but Neil Warnock’s side should at least make a game of this so make sure to consider a bet on both teams to score at best betting odds of 4/5.

Brighton v Arsenal - Second Half to Have the Most Goals

It’s amazing how quickly things can change in the Premier League. Arsenal were flying high thanks to their extended unbeaten run but the recent loss to Southampton was a real blow to morale and things only got worse when they were dumped out of the EFL Cup on home soil against fierce rivals, Tottenham.

The Arsenal fans who travel to Brighton on Boxing Day will be expecting their team to turn things around but the Seagulls are no pushovers, especially at home. Chris Hughton always ensures that his team are well drilled and very organised so they will take some breaking down. Arsenal’s attacking quality may eventually tell but we’re expecting a tight first half so a bet on the second half having more goals than the first is tempting at best betting odds of evens.

Watford v Chelsea - Chelsea to Win

Watford are among a number of teams in midtable who can be very happy with the way that the season is unfolding. The gap between the top six and the rest of the division is only getting bigger though and Chelsea fans will be hopeful their team can make the difference in quality tell at Vicarage Road.

Managers of all Premier League clubs will need to rotate their squads during the hectic Christmas schedule. Few managers have as many quality players as Maurizio Sarri so Chelsea should be able to show why they are the favourites with the bookies by winning at nice odds of 8/13.

Closing Paras:

The Boxing Day fixtures are an institution in English football. The fixture computer has thrown up some potentially important matches in the fight to avoid relegation whilst there are several other games which should provide plenty of Christmas entertainment.

To make the most of the betting opportunities presented to all punters on Boxing Day, we have put together a fourfold football betting accumulator from our pick of the best bets. Together, the four highlighted predictions create an accumulator that comes in at tidy odds of 18/1. That’s potentially a very nice winner straight after Christmas.

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Wolves v Liverpool - Both Teams to Score

Liverpool’s incredible start to the season continued last week with their 3-1 win over Manchester United. The Reds will have their unbeaten record seriously challenged on Friday night though as they travel to Molineux to take on Wolves who are in red hot form.

Nuno Espirito Santo has been tinkering with his team more than normal and has clearly hit upon a formula that works given that Wolves have won their last three Premier League matches following a run of just one point from six. The home side will be right up for this so the fact that you can get football betting odds of 19/20 on both teams scoring is surprising, especially as Wolves have scored against Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea, Man United, Man City and Everton this season.

Arsenal v Burnley - Under 2.5 Goals

Joe Hart was very honest in a recent assessment of Burnley’s season. The former England goalkeeper said that the Clarets had lost the defensive solidity that was their trademark last season but that the players have worked very hard and now believe that they’ve put things right.

Burnley are still in relegation trouble but they’ve conceded just one goal in their last two matches and should make Arsenal work every bit as hard for the three points early on Saturday afternoon as they were made to work against Huddersfield. Arsenal are the worthy favourite in the betting but under 2.5 goals is well priced at 13/8, especially with the Gunners coming into this after back to back defeats.

Southampton v Huddersfield - Southampton to Win

After months of waiting Southampton’s season finally took off last weekend with their hectic win over Arsenal. The Saints’ approach under new manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl, could hardly be more different to the way they played under Mark Hughes. The players look as though they’re actually enjoying their football again which should provide many more wins and could mean bad news for Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon.

The Terriers have lost their last four matches on the spin and are in danger of being cut adrift at the bottom of the table if that sort of form persists over the festive period and into the New Year. David Wagner remains full of praise for the efforts of his players but hard work will only get you so far in the Premier League. It’s Southampton who have the most quality on paper and with their recent morale boost they should be able to win again with, our odds comparison showing they are available at a generous betting odds of 29/20.

Newcastle v Fulham - The Draw

The second vitally important match in the battle against relegation sees Fulham make the long trip from west London to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle. It’s going to take a huge amount of work for either side to avoid the drop but it is at least clear where they each need to improve. Newcastle have major problems scoring enough goals whilst Fulham just can’t keep them out.

The appointment of Claudio Ranieri should see Fulham improve defensively in the coming weeks and months but little is going to change with Newcastle’s approach under Rafael Benitez unless the Spaniard is given some money to spend in the coming transfer window.

There is a lot of pressure on Newcastle to secure the win on Saturday but their home record is shocking this term, with the fans revolting against the owner. Fulham may well do enough to return to London with a share of the spoils, so the draw does look tempting at best betting odds of 5/2.

West Ham v Watford - Over 2.5 Goals

It’s been a strange season for both West Ham and Watford so far. Both teams have had times of real struggle but also highly impressive runs of form that have quickly added to their points tally. They go into Saturday’s meeting at the London Stadium joint on 24 points from 17 matches and with hopes of making a push for European football.

Manuel Pellegrini and Javi Gracia know exactly what to expect from each other’s teams on Saturday. West Ham will play with their newly found attacking zeal whilst Watford will be incredibly competitive all over the pitch and look for moments of brilliance from their forward players. Our football odds comparison shows that the bookies are expecting plenty of action with over 2.5 goals priced at 8/11 but even at those odds that looks good value.

Cardiff v Man Utd - Man Utd to Win the Second Half

You could almost feel the tension lift amongst the Man Utd squad on Tuesday when the news was broken that Jose Mourinho had been sacked. He had issues with numerous players so the away dressing room will be a much happier place at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday evening.

The home dressing room will be pretty happy as well given that Cardiff have won four of their last five home league matches. That sort of form will see Cardiff stay up in what would be an achievement of the highest order for Neil Warnock. The Cardiff manager will ensure that his players are wound up for the start of this match but Man Utd’s extra class could tell as the game wears on. United have had problems at the start of matches this season but our odds comparison shows they can be backed at 5/6 to win the second half which looks a very fair price to us.

Everton v Tottenham - Both Teams to Score

Tottenham still have major problems with their brand new stadium. The building project for the new White Hart Lane has wildly gone over schedule causing friction between the club and the fans. The team have at least eased those problems with their new home thanks to their incredible record on the road.

Spurs travel to Goodison Park on Sunday with the best away record in the Premier League. They’ll need to be at their best to return to London with all three points given Everton’s improvement under Marco Silva but even if they drop their levels Tottenham’s attacking stars always pose a potent threat. In a match which could go either way the best betting option is surely both teams to score at 8/13, to round out our football betting accumulator.

Closing Paras

This weekend’s fixtures are the last in the Premier League before Christmas. The way that the matches come thick and fast at this time of the year does allow teams to bounce back quickly should they make a misstep over the weekend but there’s nothing quite like the run of momentum that can be generated around Christmas.

That’s what makes the weekend’s matches so important for every Premier League team no matter what their goals are for the rest of the season. From important games at the top all the way down to the relegation battle at the other end of the table, there are massive fixtures to enjoy and also a great amount of opportunity with the online bookies.

We’ve gone through the betting options to pick out our choice of the best bets. If you’re brave enough to combine them into one football accumulator it will pay out at a massive 224/1 which would be very welcome just before Christmas. Merry Christmas and good luck!

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Cardiff v Wolves – Both Teams to Score

Sandwiched in between matches against Arsenal and Chelsea, Wolves will have looked at their meetings with Huddersfield and Cardiff as great opportunities to pick up maximum points. However, Wolves were shocked by Huddersfield on Sunday and won’t have things all their own way against Cardiff. Neil Warnock has said that he needs attacking reinforcements in January but the players at his disposal should have enough to score against Wolves. The away side look good for a goal as well so the football odds of 21/20 available on both teams to score appear generous.

Chelsea v Fulham – Chelsea to Win and Over 3.5 Goals

Derby day gets underway on Sunday with an all-west London affair between Chelsea and Fulham. The Stamford Bridge faithful will extend a warm welcome to their old manager, Claudio Ranieri, but the players will be in no mood for niceties following their first loss of the season against Tottenham. Chelsea will be on the front foot from the off and whilst Fulham may well score, they’ll surely be beaten at the Bridge. Expect an entertaining game and a bet on Chelsea to win and over 3.5 goals coming in at best betting odds of 11/10.

Arsenal v Tottenham – The Draw

Pick a winner of this one then! Odds comparisons show just how tight the bookies believe the north London derby will be with Arsenal available at general odds of 6/4 and Tottenham at 7/4. The worry for Spurs is that they’ll run out of steam in their third massive fixture in just over a week but Arsenal have been far from convincing of late despite remaining unbeaten for 11 league matches. The Gunners have a better record on their travels than at the Emirates though which, combined with Tottenham’s excellent away form, suggests the safest bet could be on the draw at odds of 27/10.

Liverpool v Everton – Under 2.5 Goals

Liverpool are heavy odds-on favourites to win the Merseyside derby on their own patch. The Reds continue to hang onto the coattails of Man City at the top of the Premier League but are Everton a little too big at the massive price of 8/1? They are if you consider recent performances but not if you consider they haven’t beaten Liverpool since October 2010. The best way of going against the odds could be by backing under 2.5 goals at 6/4. That would have paid out in six of the last nine meetings between these two and may well do so again.

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Fulham v Southampton – Fulham to Win

The November international break is always a nervous time for struggling managers and it was no surprise to see Fulham give Slavisa Jokanovic the sack. Southampton manager, Mark Hughes, is one of those in trouble who remained in his job and he’ll have been looking forward to the chance for his misfiring team to play against the worst defence in the Premier League. That won’t be the case for much longer following Claudio Ranieri’s appointment and the popular Italian can secure his first win as Fulham boss at the first time of asking at best football odds of 31/20.

Tottenham v Chelsea – The Draw

Fourth takes on third at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening. Despite the fact that Chelsea are yet to lose and Tottenham have been beaten three times there is only one point between these London rivals. A derby day win is always very welcome but it would be especially important given how things have shaken up towards the top of the Premier League table. Deep down, both Mauricio Pochettino and Maurizio Sarri would be happy with a point from this tough assignment tough so the draw looks the pick of the football betting options at 12/5.

Bournemouth v Arsenal – Bournemouth to Score 2+ Goals

Despite the fact that Bournemouth and Arsenal are sixth and fifth in the Premier League respectively they are both in need of a win when they meet on Sunday. Bournemouth have lost their last two matches while Arsenal are without a win in three league games. Gunners fans may be worried about changing that record given they’ve conceded in five in a row. Bournemouth have scored two or more goals seven times already and the Cherries can do that again no matter the result with our odds comparison showing two or more home goals is available at 13/10.

Burnley v Newcastle – Newcastle to Win

Having gone their first 10 matches of the season without a win, Newcastle went into the international break on the back of consecutive victories. That will give them great confidence when they take on a woefully out of form Burnley on Monday night. The Clarets are not scoring enough goals and seem to have lost the defensive solidity that has been such a hallmark of their play under Sean Dyche. There is a growing sense of alarm around Turf Moor which may turn to panic on Monday night if Newcastle can overcome their underdog status in the football odds to win at 7/4.

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Crystal Palace v Tottenham – Tottenham -1 Goal

Tottenham are in the midst of their best ever start to a Premier League season and breathed new life into their Champions League campaign with a comeback win over PSV. However, the fans have fallen out with the club over the botched attempts to move to their new stadium and a lack of investment in the playing staff. Crystal Palace fans are in the opposite position. They’re broadly in support of the board but are concerned with their team’s performances. Spurs keep grinding out away wins and do so with a one goal handicap applied at best football odds of 21/10.

Liverpool v Fulham – Over 3.5 Goals

You can’t say that the Liverpool players weren’t warned about what to expect when they played Red Star Belgrade at the Rajko Mitic Stadium. And yet, the Reds appeared to be affected by the atmosphere created in Belgrade. That loss has damaged Liverpool’s chances of qualifying for the round of 16 and damaged their morale. They can at least improve that second issue with a big win over Fulham at Anfield. The Cottagers are in big trouble. Their leaky defence suggests a tough afternoon in which a bet on over 3.5 goals should come in at 8/13.

Chelsea v Everton – Chelsea to Win and Both Teams to Score

Chelsea were very good in an attacking sense against Crystal Palace last weekend but the defensive problems that have dogged them at times this season reared their head again. That could be an issue against an Everton side who have solved their goalscoring problems lately. The Toffees have scored in each of their last five Premier League games but are winless in their three matches against top half sides this season. That suggests that a bet on Chelsea winning and both teams scoring is a good one at best betting odds of 15/8.

Man City v Man Utd – City to Win and Over 2.5 Goals

The strength of Man City was made clear this week by stats that show they average 2.5 points per game in 2018. That hammers home the gulf between the two Manchester clubs. That gap wasn’t in evidence in the last derby which Man Utd won despite being two goals down. City were embarrassed that day as they had planned to celebrate winning the title and they can exact revenge by inflicting a big win on their neighbours on Sunday. You can get football odds of 5/6 on City winning and there being over 2.5 goals. We recommend you snap them up.

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Arsenal v Liverpool – Liverpool to Win and Over 2.5 Goals

Arsenal saw their impressive winning run come to an end last weekend with a draw against Crystal Palace. This weekend could see their unbeaten run come to an end too, when Liverpool visit the Emirates. Liverpool are showing no signs of falling off the pace in the title race and should be able to make the most of the weaknesses in the Arsenal defence. The best option available in the football odds to profit from Liverpool winning an entertaining game is by betting on the away side to win and there being over 2.5 goals at best betting odds of 7/4.

Wolves v Tottenham – Spurs to Win

Tottenham may have lost their first league game in five against Man City but they had chances to get something out of the game. The terrible pitch at Wembley Stadium didn’t help things and Spurs will relish the near perfect playing conditions provided at Molineux. Wolves’ impressive start to life back in the Premier League has hit the skids a little and Tottenham could well win their sixth away game this season. Our odds comparison show Spurs available at 5/4 which looks a very good price.

Chelsea v Crystal Palace – Chelsea to Win and Both Teams to Score

Were Crystal Palace lucky or unlucky against Arsenal? Arsenal certainly should have had a goal ruled out but Palace would not have got anything out of the match were it not for two penalties stemming from defensive mistakes. Chelsea arrive at Selhurst Park with a solid defensive record but they have individuals capable of making a mistake or two which the Eagles can exploit. The Blues looks a little short at best betting odds of 1/4 to win but there’s better value about the away side winning and both teams scoring at 9/5.

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Southampton v Newcastle – Southampton to Win

Southampton fans were looking forward to their team kicking on this season under Mark Hughes but are already at the stage when a point away to Bournemouth is viewed as a very good result as they look to climb away from the relegation zone. Saints have at least been creating chances but just cannot score. Thankfully they will only need to take a chance or two to beat this sorry looking Newcastle side so take the generous football odds of 11/10 available on a home win at St Mary’s.

Leicester v West Ham – Both Teams to Score

Leicester and West Ham both suffered disappointing defeats last weekend. The Foxes were excellent in the first half against Arsenal but were torn apart in the second period, while West Ham missed a host of chances to get something at home to Tottenham. These two sides should be able to finish comfortably in mid-table and will both fancy a win in Saturday’s late game. Expect an entertaining match in which a bet on both teams to score comes in at best betting odds of 8/11.

Crystal Palace v Arsenal – Arsenal to Win and Over 2.5 Goals

Crystal Palace’s terrible start to the season did not get any better last weekend when they lost 2-0 to Everton. That’s the Eagles’ sixth defeat already and their third loss in a row. Compare that to Arsenal who have won their last seven Premier League matches, scoring some wonderful flowing goals in the process. Palace do have quality attacking players capable of scoring against Arsenal but it’s the Gunners who should win an entertaining game in which over 2.5 goals are scored at a best price of 13/8.

Man Utd v Everton – Draw

Man Utd came so close to a huge three points away to Chelsea last weekend but had their hearts broken by a 96th minute Ross Barkley equaliser. Jose Mourinho’s men were then completely outplayed by Juventus in the Champions League to further remind everybody that this is an average United side. Everton will arrive at Old Trafford with no fears whatsoever and should take the game to the home side. Every game feels like a must win for United but the draw stands out in our odds comparison at 11/4.

Tottenham v Man City – Draw

Whilst Liverpool and even Chelsea took the early season plaudits, somehow Man City have almost gone under the radar. That’s an impressive feat given they are top of the table and boast a goal difference already 10 superior to Liverpool and Chelsea. Our odds comparison shows the visitors at 5/6 but that’s a shade short against a resilient Spurs. Tottenham haven’t hit top gear but we think they are slowly getting better and can get a result here. Their recent record against Pep’s boys is poor but we fancy they will claim a draw and odds of 16/5 most certainly offer value.

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Chelsea v Man Utd – Chelsea to Win

Optimistic Man United fans are hopeful that the comeback win over Newcastle will finally kickstart things for the team and Jose Mourinho. Many others believe United got away with it against a poor Newcastle side and worry about Saturday afternoon’s trip to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea fans know how bad things can get when Mourinho throws a strop and they’ll be delighted to ratchet up the pressure on their former manager. Chelsea are playing excellent football under Maurizio Sarri and should secure another win at best betting odds of 8/11.

Bournemouth v Southampton – Bournemouth to Win to Nil

No manager is available at shorter football odds to lose their job next than Jose Mourinho but Mark Hughes looks the value pick at 6/1. Hughes has lost the support of many of the Southampton fans, and for good reason. The Saints have been wretched this season. Compare that to Bournemouth who are sitting pretty in sixth. Fresh off the back of their 4-0 win over Watford, the Cherries can secure another win to nil and pile the pressure on Hughes who is looking powerless to halt Southampton’s slide towards the bottom of the table.

Huddersfield v Liverpool – Liverpool -2 Goal Handicap

There’s always somebody worse off than yourself. That’s what Southampton fans will be thinking when they look at Huddersfield. The Terriers just about scraped clear of relegation trouble last season but are headed straight for a return to the Championship unless things change. Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, is close friends with his counterpart, David Wagner, but he’ll be showing his mate no mercy at the John Smith’s Stadium. Liverpool should return from the international break fired up to put two winless games behind them in style so bet on the away side winning with a two goal handicap at 12/5.

Everton v Crystal Palace – Everton to Win and Both Teams to Score

Roy Hodgson did a wonderful job last season saving Crystal Palace after an awful start under Frank De Boer. 12 months on and Palace are in trouble again with five defeats from eight games. The Eagles have at least scored in every away game which gives them some comfort against an Everton side who are unpredictable to say the least. The Toffees do look to be taking to Marco Silva’s methods though so the home side should win even if Palace score, an outcome that’s available at tempting football odds of 3/1.

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Burnley v Huddersfield – Burnley to Win to Nil

Having worked so hard to make it into the Europa League, Burnley are loving life since failing to qualify for the tournament’s group stage. The Clarets’ last two matches saw them thrash Bournemouth 4-0 before digging deep to edge past Cardiff last time out. Saturday is a great opportunity for Sean Dyche’s men to make it three wins on the bounce against a Huddersfield side who are desperately struggling for goals at the moment. At best football odds of 21/10, Burnley look a good bet to win to nil.

Man Utd v Newcastle – Under 2.5 Goals

It was yet another miserable night at Old Trafford on Tuesday when Man Utd laboured to a 0-0 draw against Valencia in the Champions League. Jose Mourinho left the pitch to a mixture of applause and boos leaving him in no doubt that things have to change… and quickly. He always loves the chance to get one over on Rafa Benitez who has major problems of his own. This could well prove to be a pivotal game for Man Utd but don’t expect it to be an entertaining one. In fact, it’s surprising that our odds comparison shows you can still get 10/11 on under 2.5 goals.

Fulham v Arsenal – Fulham Draw No Bet

Despite playing some excellent football last season and spending around £100m on new players over the summer, Fulham are finding life tough back in the Premier League. Slavisa Jokanovic is need of a big result and he may just get it against Arsenal on Sunday. The Gunners faced an 8,000 mile round trip to play Qarabag on Thursday night. That will surely have an impact on their performance levels at Craven Cottage so Fulham look a very tempting bet in the draw no bet market at 31/10.

Liverpool v Man City – The Draw

The Premier League is saving the best for last this weekend. Man City lost twice at Anfield last season so this is a big test of their character. Will Pep Guardiola’s men rise to the challenge or will they crumble under the intense pressure applied by Liverpool? While the hosts have improved since last season, the bookies have by no means written off City’s chances. Odds comparison shows this could go either way and we would not be surprised in the slightest if it all ends in a draw at 5/2.

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West Ham v Man Utd – Both Teams to Score

Manuel Pellegrini’s decision to play three in midfield has seen an upturn in West Ham’s fortunes. The Irons followed up a first win of the season against Everton by holding Chelsea to a draw. It’ll be tough for West Ham to keep another clean sheet against United, who are looking to put their penalty defeat against Derby behind them. The home side will surely need a goal but we think they’ll be able to do just that so take the best betting odds of 4/5 available on both teams to score.

Arsenal v Watford – Watford to Win

If you looked just at results you’d think that Unai Emery’s time at Arsenal has begun very well. Look a little closer, however, and performances haven’t quite matched those results. Arsenal were flattered once again by the 2-0 win over Everton last weekend. The Toffees lacked the attacking quality required to hurt Arsenal but this in-form Watford side certainly don’t. The Hornets are playing out of their skins currently and the 6/1 you can get on them winning at the Emirates may be the best football betting odds of the weekend.

Wolves v Southampton – Wolves to Win to Nil

Mark Hughes looks to be losing the support of the Southampton fans as quickly as he won it. The Welshman did very well to steer the Saints clear of relegation last season but if things continue as they’ve started this season they’ll be in trouble again. Wolves have no such concerns. The positive approach of Nuno Espirito Santo contrasts significantly with the negativity around Hughes and the Wolves fans will head to Molineux almost expecting a win to nil. Our odds comparison shows you can get a tempting 9/5 on that very outcome.

Chelsea v Liverpool – Liverpool to Win and Over 2.5 Goals

This is undoubtedly the match of the weekend. Maurizio Sarri and Jurgen Klopp are both forward thinking managers with some world class players in their squad. It’s Liverpool who are most likely to challenge Man City for the title though as Klopp is some way further down the line than his Italian rival. Back to full strength after making changes for the midweek Carabao Cup meeting, Liverpool could well prove to have too much attacking power for Chelsea so back the away side to win and over 2.5 goals to be scored at very nice football odds of 12/5.

Cardiff v Burnley – Cardiff to Win

Burnley comprehensively shook off their Europa League hangover with a thumping 4-0 win over Bournemouth last weekend. Meanwhile, Cardiff were humbled by Man City but don’t expect the Bluebirds to be accommodating hosts on Sunday afternoon. Neil Warnock will have told his players some home truths in private this week so expect Cardiff to come out fighting on home turf. Our live odds comparison shows Cardiff are the narrow favourites at 6/4 and this could be the match when their Premier League season finally gets going.

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Fulham v Watford – Watford to Win

Watford lost their 100% record last time out when they narrowly lost to Manchester United and it will be interesting to see how they bounce back. They are eight points clear of the Cottagers and yet it is the home side who are favourites here, available on our odds comparison at 16/11. That looks far too short for a side that has only managed to beat Burnley this term. As such our betting tip here is nice and simple – take a chance on the Hornets at best betting odds of 47/23.

Man United v Wolves – United to Win by One Goal

Some football betting fans may be tempted by odds of 5/1 on Wolves and whilst United don’t offer huge amounts of value at 8/13 we do think the Red Devils will win. They rarely blow sides away though, largely down to Jose Mourinho’s approach and with Wolves a very decent side we fancy a close game at Old Trafford. United have won 2-1 twice this term, including last time out. You can back that at odds of 8/1 but we’re playing it a little safer and opting for them to win by exactly one goal instead.

Brighton v Tottenham – Brighton +0.5

Whilst Spurs are some eight places higher up the Premier League table than their hosts, it is arguably Brighton who will be more satisfied right now. Tottenham have already lost two games, whilst the Seagulls sit 14th, a position they would be more than happy to retain come May. Brighton’s home form was so crucial to their survival last term and with the visitors away at Inter Milan in midweek, we fancy Chris Hughton’s men can get a result here. Spurs are too short at odds-on so we take Brighton +0.5 instead.

West Ham v Chelsea – West Ham +0.5

Opposing short-priced favourites away from home is a popular tactic for experienced football bettors and that’s our call here. Chelsea have won all five league games thus far but have not always convinced and with the Hammers improving we think they can use home advantage and the nature of their rivalry with the Blues to eke out a result. Chelsea, like Spurs, face a European game prior to this. They won’t get back from Greece until the early hours of Friday and best betting odds of just 8/15 are far too short in a game where the Hammers can nick a result.

Arsenal v Everton – Draw

Arsenal are also involved in Thursday night Europa League action, playing at home against minnows Vorskla. They should be able to rest their big stars there and many will feel they can beat a stuttering Everton side. However, the Toffees will welcome back Richarlison from suspension plus one or two more from injuries and we fancy the draw is the value bet here at 4/1 on our odds comparison. The Blues were unlucky to lose against West Ham and with the Gunners far from secure at the back, Richarlison and co should get plenty of joy going forwards in what should be an entertaining clash.

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Tottenham v Liverpool – Liverpool to Edge a Tight Encounter

Liverpool had to hang on a bit in the closing stages of their win over Leicester last time out. They say it’s the mark of good teams to be able to win when not playing well but there is no doubt Liverpool will need to play well to beat Spurs who are still smarting from their first defeat of the campaign against Watford.

The main worry for Spurs fans was the way that their team failed to live with Watford’s high energy approach. Liverpool will press, harry and use the ball very quickly at Wembley and their individual quality could well see them make it five wins in a row at 29/20.

Betting Tip: Liverpool to Win

Watford v Man United – United to Stand Up to Watford’s Intensity

Watford are one of just three teams to win all four of their Premier League matches so far this season. That looked as unlikely at the start of the season as it did when the Hornets found themselves 1-0 down against Tottenham at Vicarage Road last time out. Javi Gracia’s men refused to roll over though. They increased the intensity and Spurs eventually cracked under the pressure.

Watford will look to do something similar against a Man United team who look more than a little fragile. However, this is a big chance for Jose Mourinho and his under-fire players to prove that they have the stomach for the fight. Watford will have their moments but United can stand firm and use their attacking quality to secure the win. That makes the Red Devils to win 2-1 in the correct score market tempting at 17/2.

Betting Tip: Man Utd to win 2-1 Correct Score

Wolves v Burnley – Refreshed Clarets Can Revert to Type

Nobody involved with Burnley enjoyed the recent Europa League qualifying tie with Olympiakos. The two legs were marred by crowd trouble, questionable refereeing decisions and frustrating tactics from the Greek side. Although Burnley had nothing to show for their efforts, failure to qualify for the Europa League should at least help their league form.

The Clarets were clearly struggling with the Thursday-Sunday schedule. Freed of that burden, Sean Dyche will believe his players can get back to the sort of effective football and organisation that made them so hard to beat last season.

Wolves showed that they have what it takes to grind out wins in the top flight when beating West Ham with a last minute Adama Traore goal two weeks ago. They received more than a little bit of help from the Hammers along the way though and if Burnley tighten up, they can leave the Midlands with a point on Sunday at 13/5.

Betting Tip: The Draw

Everton v West Ham – Familiar Foe to Pile the Pressure on West Ham

West Ham ended last season with a 3-1 win over Everton. That was a rare positive day for the Irons since moving from Upton Park to the London Stadium and in the head to head record between these two teams.

Everton are a real bogey team for West Ham and nobody was surprised to see the Toffees win 4-0 when they met at Goodison Park last season. West Ham arrived on Merseyside in real danger of relegation back in November and although it’s still very early days they are clearly in trouble again as the only team in England’s top five leagues yet to secure a point.

Defensive problems have cost West Ham dearly already and they’re set for more of the same on Sunday. As such the odds of 4/1 you can get on Everton winning and there being over 3.5 goals in the match look well worth taking.

Betting Tip: Everton to Win and Over 3.5 Goals

Southampton v Brighton – Signs of a False Dawn at St Mary’s?

After a poor start to the season, Southampton have won their last two matches in a row. The first win came in the Carabao Cup against Monday night’s opponents Brighton, and the second came in the Premier League at Selhurst Park. Mark Hughes was delighted with his team two weeks ago but should Saints fans continue to be worried?

Chris Hughton won’t be overly concerned about the cup defeat to Southampton as he played a second string team that night. When he watched Saints’ win at Selhurst Park he’ll also be unconcerned as Palace were simply awful. This has the makings of a tough season for Southampton so don’t be surprised if Brighton steal the win by one goal on Monday night at 9/2.

Betting Tip: Brighton to Win By One Goal

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Leicester v Liverpool – Foxes Can End Liverpool’s 100% Start

Liverpool were made to work hard by Brighton for their 1-0 win at Anfield early on Saturday evening. Jurgen Klopp was delighted that his team extended their fine start to the season and made it three wins from three, especially as Man City dropped points, but he made it clear afterwards that there will be tough times ahead.

Klopp is particularly worried about the fitness of his squad following the curtailed summer break. That could be the reason behind the way Liverpool’s levels dropped in the second half against Brighton. The Seagulls couldn’t take advantage at Anfield but Leicester surely will if presented with the same opportunity at the King Power.

Liverpool are worthy favourites for the first game of the weekend but Leicester are a very good side and have enough about them to grab a point at 7/2. If you want to play it safer, consider Leicester/Draw double chance.

Betting Tip: The Draw

Man City v Newcastle – City’s Frustrations Not Good News for Newcastle

Rafa Benitez surprised nobody with the defensive approach he took to Newcastle’s match against Chelsea at the weekend. He was still criticised by some fans and pundits for doing little more than trying to cling onto a point but don’t expect a change in emphasis when the Magpies travel to the Etihad on Saturday afternoon.

Newcastle will put 10 men behind the ball and try to nullify Man City’s attacking intent like they did to Chelsea in the first half at St James’. Unfortunately, Man City are used to breaking down teams who show no attacking intent. They’re also smarting after dropping two points against Wolves last weekend, spelling trouble for Newcastle.

This could be a big win for Man City. The 4-0 correct score is tempting at 8/1 but Man City -2 goals looks a safer play at best betting odds of 10/11.

Betting Tip: Man City -2 Goal Handicap at 10/11

Cardiff v Arsenal – Will Arsenal’s Away Day Blues Continue?

Cardiff were widely tipped to finish bottom of the Premier League at the start of the season. There is no question that the Bluebirds will struggle at times but what Neil Warnock’s men lack in class they make up for in battling spirit. Cardiff have already secured two draws from their opening three matches and you can be sure they’ll give everything to the cause in the search of another positive result against Arsenal on Sunday.

Unai Emery may well be feeling confident about Arsenal’s chances of picking up where they left off after securing their first win of the season last weekend. However, it’s clear that he is still working against some of the bad habits left over from Arsene Wenger’s time at the club. Poor performances away from home have been a major problem in recent years. Don’t be surprised if Cardiff take advantage of Arsenal’s soft underbelly with another point. As you can see in our live odds comparison, the draw is available at odds of 13/4 and that looks overpriced to us.

Betting Tip: The Draw at 13/4

Burnley v Man Utd – Relief in Store for Mourinho

He can say what he wants to the press but Jose Mourinho understands how precarious his position is at Man Utd. That much is clear by the way he repeatedly praised the fans and saluted them before leaving the pitch after Monday night’s damaging 3-0 defeat against Tottenham.

Spurs arrived in Manchester smelling blood and secured the win thanks to some ruthless finishing. Burnley are going to struggle to follow in their footsteps though. Not only do the Clarets lack the quality of Spurs but they’re finding it very tough to perform in the league after their Thursday night Europa League assignments. At 8/13, Man United are fair value to secure a win that will ease Mourinho’s woes.

Betting Tip: Man Utd to Win at 8/13

Watford v Tottenham – Emboldened Spurs to Hammer Home Title Credentials

Watford and Tottenham are two of the four teams to have picked up nine points from their opening three matches of the season. Of the two, Tottenham are obviously much more likely to sustain this run of form long into the season and they have also faced the tougher fixtures thus far.

Yes, Watford have some quality players, but we’ve seen them blow hot and cold before. Spurs, meanwhile, have been one of the best teams in the Premier League for some years now and are showing that they have realistic hopes of laying down a genuine title challenge. Watford’s confidence should see them score but at 9/4 it’s Spurs who look the value to win a game in which both teams find the back of the net.

Betting Tip: Tottenham to Win and Both Teams to Score at 9/4

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Wolves v Manchester City – Citizens to Entertain in Another Win

Pep Guardiola made it very clear to his players that they could not allow complacency to slip in during their Premier League title defence. In fact, Guardiola set out plans in preseason for his team to get even stronger. The wins over Arsenal and Huddersfield suggest the rest of the Premier League should be worried.

Wolves are next in line for the Citizens. The Wanderers have so far found the Premier League tougher than many predicted after winning the Championship in such style last season and are big underdogs for Saturday’s match at Molineux. Wolves do have real quality going forwards though. Couple that with Man City’s frightening attacking power and a bet on the away team to win and there being over 3.5 goals in the game looks generously priced.

Betting Tip: Manchester City to win and over 3.5 goals

Arsenal v West Ham – Emery to Get Off the Mark

If Unai Emery was in any doubt as to the size of the job facing him at Arsenal, the first two matches of his tenure have changed that. Arsenal were overwhelmed at times against both Man City and Chelsea but the Emirates faithful will be expecting much better during Saturday’s London derby against West Ham.

Manuel Pellegrini’s start at West Ham has been even worse. While there are signs of improvement at Arsenal, West Ham were woeful in defeats to Liverpool and Bournemouth. It’s not time to start hitting the panic button yet but West Ham fans know how quickly a poor start can infect an entire campaign.

The Irons do at least have plenty of attacking talent which will dig them out of holes this season. Unfortunately, their defence is in disarray at the moment and they have a terrible record at the Emirates. That makes a bet on Arsenal with a one goal handicap applied look good value at 19/20.

Betting Tip: Arsenal -1 goal

Liverpool v Brighton – Liverpool to Break Down Stubborn Seagulls Resistance

Chris Hughton was scathing of Brighton’s performance against Watford, saying that his team must do much better. As it turns out, Brighton didn’t need to be that much better to beat Manchester United last Sunday as Jose Mourinho’s men all but handed the Seagulls the win on a plate.

That will not be the case at Anfield early on Saturday evening. Liverpool turned in a highly professional performance against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park even if they needed a few refereeing decisions to go their way. Jurgen Klopp’s men are keeping pace at the top of the table and should win again. The Reds will need to be patient against a stubborn Brighton defence though so a bet on the draw/Liverpool selection in the half time/full time market could pay out nicely at handsome betting odds.

Betting Tip: Draw/Liverpool in Half Time/Full Time

Newcastle v Chelsea – Chelsea to Keep Taking Steps Forward

Maurizio Sarri was keen to play down expectations ahead of his first season as Chelsea manager. He stressed that it would take time for his new players to adapt to his methods and that poor results were almost inevitable in the early part of the season. He must, therefore, be delighted that the Blues have begun with two wins.

Chelsea are the favourites to make it nine points from their opening three matches when they travel to St. James’ Park on Sunday. Newcastle have had a sluggish start to put it gently and were involved in an awful match against Cardiff last week. Rafa Benitez’s men will at least be well drilled and could exploit any problems in the Chelsea defence. The Blues should win though so consider backing the Chelsea 2-1 correct score if you fancy a punt at longer odds.

Betting Tip: Chelsea to win 2-1

Manchester United v Tottenham – Spurs to Land Another Blow to Mourinho

Those who predicted that Jose Mourinho would not last until the end of the season as Manchester United manager are feeling increasingly smug. Mourinho’s list of problems is getting ever longer as issues between himself and key players bleed into performances on the pitch.

United were frankly terrible against Brighton last weekend. The Tottenham players (who secured their second win of the season against Fulham) would have been licking their lips watching Man Utd’s performance at the Amex Stadium.

The Spurs squad and management are all pulling in the same direction while United are pulling themselves apart so don’t rule out another chastening result for Mourinho.

Betting Tip: Tottenham/draw double chance

Week 2 - Premier League Betting Tips

Chelsea v Arsenal – Hard-fought Draw Predicted

The biggest game of the Premier League this weekend has to be this London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. There have been some top quality, and occasionally hot-headed, encounters between the pair in recent years, and though both sides have new managers, we fancy this could be one to watch.

There were contrasting fortunes for Chelsea and Arsenal last weekend. The Blues posted a comfortable, assured 3-0 victory at Huddersfield, while Unai Emery’s Gunners went down 2-0 at home to champions Manchester City and offered little fight.

Neither result was particularly surprising, but this one is a little trickier to call. Chelsea, as the home side, are the rightful favourites at odds of 4/5 with most top bookies. We think this could be a little short though so soon into Maurizio Sarri’s reign at the Bridge, and though we think Arsenal might not have quite enough to win, backing the stalemate at best betting odds of 3/1 could be the way to go. The Gunners have a good recent record against the Blues, with several games over the past two years ending in draws and 3/1 looks very big.

Betting Tip: Draw

Cardiff City v Newcastle United – Not One for the Neutrals

The opening match of the weekend sees newly promoted Cardiff host Newcastle, with both sides looking to bounce back from opening weekend defeats. Rafael Benitez saw his side go down 2-1 at home to Spurs, while Cardiff began life in the top flight with a disappointing 2-0 loss at Bournemouth.

On paper this could be a close-fought battle, with Newcastle the slight favourites in our odds comparison at 6/4, the home side being priced at 2/1. Given Cardiff’s stoic defensive performances last term in the Championship and Newcastle’s ongoing difficulties in front of goal, we predict this will be a low-scoring affair with perhaps a goal either way deciding it. As such our betting tip is to back under 2.5 goals in the game.

Betting Tip: Under 2.5 goals

Manchester City v Huddersfield – City to Give Terriers the Run-around

If the odds are to be believed, Huddersfield have next to no chance of beating champions Man City at the Etihad on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s men are priced at odds as short as 1/16 to get the three points, with David Wagner’s side way out at 40s with the likes of Betfred.

Football, as we all know, is a funny old game, but it is funny enough to produce a mighty shock in this match? We think not. The Citizens looked assured in their 2-0 victories over Arsenal last weekend in the Premier League and against Chelsea in the Community Shield a week earlier. Chelsea hammered Huddersfield 3-0 at the Kirklees last time out, and City were a cut above the Blues at Wembley, so we see only one outcome here: a handsome home win.

Betting Tip: Man City to win with -2 handicap

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United – Brighton Could Muster a Result

Despite Jose Mourinho’s rather downbeat mood coming into the new Premier League season, Manchester United started the campaign off with a victory against Leicester at Old Trafford last Friday. They were far from fluent in their play at times, but the Red Devils did enough to deserve the three points overall.

Brighton, meanwhile, were on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline against Watford after Chris Hughton’s men failed to get going at Vicarage Road. If there aren’t marked improvements from his men in the coming weeks, it could be a long season for Hughton and his staff.

There is reason for optimism for Brighton fans though after the Seagulls beat United in this fixture last season, a narrow 1-0 triumph as recently as May. As such, we think the home side can nick at least a point against a United side who haven’t impressed for some time. Back Brighton in the draw no bet market at decent odds.

Betting Tip: Brighton draw no bet

Crystal Palace v Liverpool – Reds to Cruise to Maximum Points

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool set the pace in the opening weekend of Premier League action with a thumping 4-0 victory over West Ham on Sunday. Despite Palace getting their own win (2-0 at Roy Hodgson’s former club Fulham), we think the visitors will have the attacking nous required to leave Selhurst Park with maximum points.

Taking a punt at a longer odds option for this one, we think backing Liverpool to win 3-0 could pay handsome dividends, and that is our prediction for the Monday night game.

Betting Tip: Liverpool to win 3-0

Manchester United v Leicester City – Red Devils to Open Up with a Win

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United welcome Claude Puel’s Leicester City to Old Trafford to get the new Premier League season up and running on Friday night. The Red Devils head into their opening match as the clear favourites with the bookies.

United finished runners-up in the Premier League last term, but they were a whopping 19 points behind rivals Man City. Leicester, meanwhile, recovered well after a poor start to finish ninth under Puel. The Foxes will be eyeing up a place in the top six this time around. However, the Red Devils should prevail in this one, so back the hosts to win -1 at 11/8.

Betting Tip: Manchester United to Win -1

Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur – Déjà vu for Spurs at St James’

Tottenham Hotspur begin their Premier League campaign with a trip to St James’ Park to play Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon. Despite being regulars in the top four in recent times, Spurs will have to be at their best to nail down a UEFA Champions League spot this season.

Being the home team, the Magpies will do their utmost to frustrate their visitors. However, the Lilywhites won 2-0 at St James’ in their opening Premier League fixture last season. We fancy more of the same in this one, and the 2-0 Tottenham win is available at the tempting odds of 9/1.

Betting Tip: Tottenham Hotspur to Win 2-0

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton – Close Encounter at Molineux

Wolverhampton Wanderers begin life back in the Premier League with a tough-looking matchup against Marco Silva’s Everton at Molineux in Saturday’s late kick off. Having taken the EFL Championship by storm last year, how will Wolves fare in the Premier League?

The Toffees have a new man at the helm as Silva takes charge of his first competitive game at the weekend. This looks a difficult match for each side, and it could go either way at Molineux. With that in mind, have a punt on both teams to score on Saturday night at 19/20, whilst 2-2 may be worth a small bet at huge odds.

Betting Tip: Both Teams to Score

Liverpool v West Ham United – Reds Too Strong for Hammers

Sunday’s early game comes from Anfield as Liverpool go up against West Ham United. Former Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini is the new man in charge of the Hammers. After spending big over the summer, the Reds have been tipped to be City’s closest title challengers this season.

West Ham have also spent big and improved their squad drastically over the summer months, bringing in the likes of Jack Wilshere, Felipe Anderson and Lukasz Fabianski. However, we can see Pellegrini’s men struggling to contain Liverpool’s deadly attack at Anfield on Sunday. Put some money on Jurgen Klopp’s men to be winning at half time and full time (8/11).

Betting Tip: Liverpool HT/FT

Arsenal v Manchester City – City to Start with Three Points

The standout match of the Premier League weekend is the Arsenal v Man City fixture on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners begin a new era under Unai Emery, while the Citizens start the defence of their crown. They may be on the road, but the champions are the clear favourites to win at the Emirates Stadium.

As the season progresses, it will be fascinating to see how Arsenal get on under Emery. As for City, they will be hoping to become the first team to retain the Premier League title since Man Utd did it under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2009. We fancy Pep Guardiola’s men to come out on top (evens) in London on Sunday.

Betting Tip: Manchester City Win

Often touted as the best football league in the world, there is no doubt that the English Premier League is packed full of excitement, open football and plenty of goals. With a huge global audience, the 20-team top division of English football rarely disappoints as even the smaller sides can beat the best in the land on their day.

Here we give you our pre-season thoughts and predictions on which team will win the Premier League in the 2015-16 season, along with the latest live betting odds comparison and our analysis of the main contenders.

Defending champions Chelsea look well placed to defend their title as their well-balanced side features strength in all areas of the pitch, with world class players right down the spine of the team in the form of Thibaut Courtois, John Terry, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, with plenty of others who support them skilfully and energetically. If boss Jose Mourinho dips into the transfer market in the summer (having been linked with Radamel Falcao) we think they will take some stopping this season once again. They are priced at best betting odds of 6/4 with Coral to retain their tile.

Manchester City – who have chosen not to sack manager Manuel Pellegrini despite the rumours – are the second favourites for the Premier League title at 11/4 with Bet365 and others. They finished second behind Chelsea last term but they were some eight points adrift of the champions and rarely looked like catching them in the closing weeks of the season. Defeats on the road to the likes of Burnley, West Ham and Crystal Palace were City’s undoing, and whether they buy big or not in the summer we feel they will fall short again in the new season.

Manchester United are another side who might well fail to mount a real title challenge despite signing new players. Still in a period of transition under Louis van Gaal, the addition of Champions League football next season (assuming they win the play-off to make it into the group stage) could take its toll on the squad. As such we are not tempted by the best betting odds of 11/2 with Ladbrokes for United to become Premier League champions once more.

In our eyes, Arsenal are likely to the team best placed to challenge Chelsea for the title. After their second FA Cup triumph in as many years, and a third-place finish in the league, confidence is high at the Emirates. With some world class players (such as Chilean star Alexis Sanchez) hitting top form and a midfield that is the envy of most sides, the addition of a prolific striker might be the piece of the jigsaw Arsene Wenger needs to win Arsenal’s first title since the 2003-04 season. Our betting tip for Premier League glory is therefore to take Arsenal at betting odds of 5/1 with Ladbrokes.