In our weekly feature, we will be pre-viewing all the Premier League games and picking out what we see to be good value odds. These tips are for straight bets, so all odds are at least above evens.
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Bournemouth v Man City
The Cherries were tipped by many to finish in the top-half this season, but after 2 defeats and no goals scored in their opening fixtures against West Brom and Watford things aren’t quite going to plan for Eddie Howe’s men. It’s still early days of course but with Pep Guardiola’s multi-talented Man City arriving on the South Coast this weekend and an away trip to the Emirates the following weekend it may be a while before the Dean Court outfit get off the mark this season.
Man City were unconvincing against Everton especially in the first half, but to have 64% possession in the second half against an opponent that has a man advantage shows the quality of player Citeh possess.
I fancy both teams to score here, but City’s superior talent in attacking areas to win out in the end.
Over 3.5 goals 6/5
Crystal Palace v Swansea
Despite losing 1-0 away to Liverpool last weekend, new boss Frank De Boer will have been encouraged by the improvement in his team’s performance in comparison to their horror show on the opening day against Huddersfield. The former Ajax and Inter Milan coach will be optimistic about picking up his first win as Eagles boss this weekend when Swansea visit Selhurst Park.
Swans boss Paul Clement will more than likely hand a debut to new £15 million signing Sam Clucas. It is in attacking areas however, where the South Wales club will need to strengthen significantly before the end of the transfer window, especially after the departure of last season’s talisman Glyfi Sigurdson.
I fancy Palace to edge this and Big Christian Benteke to be amongst the goals.
Benteke score anytime 5/4
Huddersfield v Southampton
Huddersfield boss David Wagner must think this Premier League business is easy with his side picking up two points from their opening two games. It’s not just the wins but the performances of several of the German’s signings that have been so impressive; Aaron Mooy, Philip Billing, Chris Schindler and Steve Mounie all look more than comfortable at this level.
Southampton finally got back amongst the goals at St.Marys last weekend as they recorded a 3-2 victory over West Ham. January transfer window purchase Manolo Gabbiadini ending his run of 10 games without a goal will also have been a major positive for new boss Mauricio Pelligrino.
I fancy this one to end in a draw.
Newcastle v West Ham
Newcastle have looked really short of quality in their opening two games and Rafa Benitez has made it clear he needs club owner Mike Ashley to back him in the transfer market if the Toon Army are to survive in the Premier League this season.
West Ham were their own worst enemy against Southampton last weekend, having a player sent off and giving away two penalties clearly shows a lack of discipline, which Slaven Bilic will need to sort out asap if his side are to have the successful season many fans and pundits are expecting.
I see this being another draw, with both sides having lost their opening two games I reckon both managers will just be happy to get off the mark.
Watford v Brighton
I really like Watford boss Marco Silva and as I said here I’m tipping The Hornets for a top half finish.
I can see it being a long hard seasons for Chris Hughton’s Brighton side, when you look through their squad it’s very hard to see where the goals will come from and I think they’ll be Championship bound come the end of May.
Watford all the way here lads.
Man United v Leicester
It has been the perfect start for Jose Mourinho’s men, with two convincing 4-0 victories over West Ham and Swansea. Leicester are a decent side and should offer more resistance than The Reds previous opponents this season, but you’d still have to fancy a United side brimming with confidence to come out on top here.
Leicester got their first win of the season last week against Brighton and as I said they are another team I fancy for a top-half finish. Craig Shakespeare is surely one of those coaches who just wants the transfer window to shut with Mahrez, Gray and Drinkwater all heavily linked with moves away from the King Power.
I see United winning this but Leicester should give them a few problems along the way.
Man United and over 2.5 goals 11/10
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