SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES
Brighton vs Man Utd (12:30pm)
Crystal Palace vs Everton (3pm)
West Brom vs Chelsea (5:30pm)
Burnley vs Southampton (8pm)
SUNDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES
Sheffield United vs Leeds United (12pm)
Spurs vs Newcastle (2pm)
Man City vs Leicester City (4:30pm)
West Ham vs Wolves (7pm)
MONDAY 28THSEPTEMBER PREMIER 2020 FIXTURES
Fulham vs Aston Villa (5:45pm)
Liverpool vs Arsenal (8pm)
MAN CITY WIN & BTTS (VS LEICESTER CITY)
Manchester City face Leicester City in their home opener of the season.
City are facing concerns regarding the availability of a number of players with Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Gundogan, Zinchenko and Cancelo all out and De Bruyne a doubt. Despite Guardiola saying City have 13 fit senior players, City do have a very strong squad and I would expect City to put out a strong starting eleven for the match.
City are facing a Leicester City who have seven goals in their first two Premier League games of the season. Despite the step up in opposition I fancy Leicester to score so the 5/4 on Manchester City to keep a clean sheet doesn't appeal.
Leicester haven't won at the Etihad since a 3-1 win in February 2016, but if you fancy Jamie Vardy and co to do the business you can get 10/1 with William Hill. Man City are as short as 8/25 with Unibet to win in 90 minutes which is hard to not back with 8 wins in the last 9 matches.
Leicester City will be missing Wilfred Ndidi and that could pave the way for City to open up a very attacking focused Leicester City side.
I like Manchester City to win and both teams to score at 6/4 with bet365! That bet would have won three times out of the last four Premier League games between the two sides at the Etihad Stadium. I think it will win again this time!
Wolves to Win against West Ham
Wolves say goodbye to Jota, but welcome Nelson Semedo from Barcelona for this weekend's game.
West Ham will be up against it as they have struggled to lay a glove on Wolves since they regained top flight status; aggregate score of 8-0 to Wolves in the last four Premier League games. Wolves to keep the winning run going looks a tasty 23/20 with Bet Victor!
Raul Jimenez is increasingly looking like the new Luis Suarez, tenacious pressing and devastating finishing! Jimenez already has a couple of goals in the Prem and is a very tempting 11/8 with Betfred!
West Ham will feel hard done by to have come away with nothing from a 2-1 defeat against Arsenal. The pressure is already on David Moyes and I could easily see another 2-1 or 2-0 defeat here, both offered at 9/1 with bet365! Considering the last time games have between the sides has ended with a 2-0 Wolves win that's not a bad bet!
Wolves are strong side and could have easily come away with a positive result from last Monday's game against City. Wolves had plenty of chances and against a side like West Ham, Wolves will feel confident! I don't see Wolves going away without the points! Wolves to win at 23/20 with Bet Victor is my best bet for the match! Get on it!
Arsenal to Win (Draw no Bet)
Something has to give in this one! Two sides who have looked very sharp in early Premier League and EFL games with three wins out three.
Arsenal have some recent bragging rights over Liverpool after winning in the reverse fixture at the end of last season and also coming out top on penalties in the community shield. Arsenal have looked reasonably solid so far, but this will be a big test to see how far Arteta has taken this team.
Gabriel and Tierney at the back has made Arsenal more solid, so whether we get the usual goal fest is uncertain. In eight of the last nine Premier League games between the two sides there has been over 2.5 goals with a number of high scoring games. So 8/15 on over 2.5 goals with bet365 looks fair, but 6/4 on under 2/5 goals with Betfred might be worth a shot. Both sides seemed to have tightened up at the back.
Another pattern has been Liverpool to win and both teams to score in three out of the four last Anfield Premier League games and two out the last two. Liverpool to win and both teams to score is 15/8 with bet365, for Arsenal 9/1 with Bet Victor!
Mane bagged a brace against Chelsea and Salah grabbed a hattrick against Leeds, so if the pattern continues Firmino should grab a goal in this one? Roberto Firmino is 23/20 with Bet Victor to score anytime. Arsenal's main man, Aubameyang is a very tempting 37/20 for anytime scorer with Unibet, or 6/1 for first goalscorer with Unibet.
It's hard not be drawn to a Liverpool win in this game, after all this is Liverpool. But Anfield without the crowd might just give Arsenal an edge here. I believe the value is in backing Arsenal with some insurance! Arsenal to win (draw no bet) is the bet for me at 4/1 with Betfred!
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