With eight Premier League games on Saturday (31st August 2019) and two games on Sunday (1st September 2019) there's plenty of betting options this weekend. Are Arsenal the bet of the weekend? Can you back Manchester United to turn around things against Southampton? We've studied the news, odds, and latest stories to give our verdict of the Premier League bets you should be placing this weekend.
Saturday 31st August 2019 Fixtures
Southampton vs Manchester United (12:30pm)
Newcastle United vs Watford (3pm)
Manchester City vs Brighton (3pm)
West Ham vs Norwich (3pm)
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa (3pm)
Leicester City vs Bournemouth (3pm)
Chelsea vs Sheffield United (3pm)
Burnley vs Liverpool (5:30pm)
Sunday 1st September 2019 Fixtures
Everton vs Wolves (2pm)
Arsenal vs Spurs (4:30pm)
Arsenal too good for an out of form Spurs side!
Let's start with the super Sunday clash and big North London derby match between Arsenal and Spurs. Both teams lost last weekend and will be desperate for a positive result this time round. Spurs were tepid against Newcastle and went down to 1-0 defeat as even VAR couldn't bail Spurs out. Arsenal produced a very Arsenal performance away to Liverpool, although in fairness there were spells in the first half where Arsenal did look dangerous.
We've mentioned Spurs utterly appalling form before, with only 15 points in the last 15 Premier League games, as well as only 7 wins in their last 21 matches in all competitions. Spurs have been very limp so far this season and with speculation around Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Mauricio Pochettino's future it seems all is not well. Spurs need a win, and 2/1 (Betfair) is tempting odds for Spurs, however Tottenham have only won 2 of their last 27 Premier League away games against Arsenal. Can it happen on Sunday? I don't think so.
This fixture generates plenty of penalties over the years, with 18 penalties scored in this fixture in Premier League history. If you fancy another penalty in this game then Unibet are offering odds of 19/10.
Arsenal have 2 out of 3 wins this season and have made an moderate start to the season. Arsenal have some firepower up front and with the backing of a home crowd should have enough to win this game. It will be interesting to see if Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe all start together. I'd like to see it, but either I feel Arsenal will be too strong for out of sorts, out of form Spurs team. Backing Arsenal at 7/5 with Betfred looks a good bet! :)
Watford to grab first Premier League win of the season
Watford sit bottom of the Premier League after three straight defeats. Beaten by Brighton, Everton and West Ham. Watford have been outplayed in all games, but i'm sure they can improve and won't be bottom for long. Newcastle got their first win of the season against Spurs in a resolute display, although it was more about Spurs poor performance than Newcastle's good play.
Watford have a decent record at St James Park with three wins in their last four visits, although Newcastle have managed to avoid defeat in their last two games against Watford.
So why do I think Watford will end a 6 run of Premier League defeats? Watford are playing a very poor Newcastle team and will be able to expose Newcastle defensive frailties. Gerard Deulofeu and Andy Gray combine well and with Arsenal and Manchester City up next, Watford will be desperate for all three points here. Newcaslte have looked poor going forward and that should give Watford confidence to attack.
Watford will go at Newcaslte and if they can expose Newcastle down the wings and play to their full capacity they'll win the game convincingly. Back Watford at 15/8 with Unibet!
Manchester United to get back to winning ways against Southampton
Ok so we got Manchester United to win against Palace wrong last week, but United were slightly hard done by in their 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace. Rashford hit the post with a penalty and Manchester United had plenty of chances to win the game. On another day they win that game 9/10 times.
Manchester United look like they have plenty of pace up front with Rashford, James and Lingard. James has looked good this season and I think the Martial injury should give the young Welshman a run in the side. James is 16/5 to score anytime (Coral) in the game which is reasonable odds considering how high up the pitch he plays.
Southampton are without Nathan Redmond after a mid week injury. Saints have usually started this fixture well over the years, but ultimately lost the game. I expect mistakes and goals in this game as both side seek a win. I think Manchester United will win the game and 11/10 odds with Bet Victor are good, but Man Utd to win and both teams to score at 3/1 (Betfair) is a outstanding bet! Get on it!
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