Manchester City wrapped up their seventh consecutive win with their latest victory over Burnley but the absolute shocker came from their city rivals, who lost all the points to Huddersfield last Saturday, widening the gap in points to five. It was Mourinho’s first loss of the season and there will be no doubt that it will put a dent in Manchester United’s title ambitions. Spurs recorded their fourth successive win in a one-sided clash against Liverpool, exposing some deep concerns in their defence. Everton sunk to new lows with their defeat to Arsenal at Goodison Park and the fans are hoping for new fortunes under their newly appointed interim manager, David Unsworth. We’ll take a closer look at all the big games of the weekend to ensure we find the best value bets when betting on the Premier League.
Bet on Manchester City
Pep Guardiola has built a goal scoring machine and backing City to win almost seems like a sure bet, regardless where or who they face. City have found the net 32 times in nine Premier League matches, giving them an average of 3.5 goals per game. They now face West Brom on the road and many Premier League betting fans will be expecting a casual, routine win, with no mercy for the opposition defence.
Let’s talk about odds. City are priced at 1.25 to get a win at the The Hawthorns, however, you’ll need to back City to win with a goal difference of three or more to make a decent profit, as odds for this bet are set at 2.63. West Brom have found the net just seven times this season and three from their last five, making the bet one team to score all the more lucrative. Odds for his bet are set at 1.79 and 1.70 for City to win without conceding a goal. The difference between the two is that one team to score will also be successful if none of the teams score.
West Brom have a dismal record against Manchester City, losing all their last six meetings and conceding 17 goals in the process. Sergio Aguero could be crowned the highest Manchester City scorer of all time if he finds the net on Saturday, and odds for the Argentinian forward to get this iconic goal are priced at 1.61.
Bet on Manchester United vs Tottenham
Manchester United’s unbeaten run to the campaign ended after a shocking defeat to Huddersfield over the weekend, increasing the gap in points between them and league leaders City. Mourinho was concerned about the approach to the Huddersfield match and knows that Spurs have far deadlier weapons that can set the team back for the second week running.
United are the favourites to emerge victorious with odds of 2.25 but with Tottenham’s current form, we can’t see them lose this clash. Backing Tottenham with double chance is a great value bet, as odds stand at 1.66 to cover two outcomes – win and a draw.
Harry Kane is currently the top scorer of the Premier League and has odds of 2.45 to get his name on the scoresheet at Old Trafford and 4.80 to get the first goal! One team scored in five of their last six meetings, which has odds of 2.02 for the bet to materialize next Saturday.
Bet on Chelsea
Chelsea looked shaky against Watford over the weekend and had to wait till the 71st minute to get the equalizer. Two late goals saved Conte and his men from further embarrassment, as a third consecutive defeat would not be acceptable. They now face Bournemouth in the quest for their next three points and have odds of 1.62 to do just that.
Bournemouth are struggling to find their form but their latest victory over Stoke edged them closer to leaving the relegation zone, a spot no club wants to be in so early in the season. Chelsea have only kept clean sheets in two of their last five matches played, although Bournemouth’s goal scoring this season has not been convincing enough to look threatening (on paper) to the Chelsea defence. Both teams to score is priced at 1.65 and 2.20 for one team to score, or none.
Backing Chelsea to win with a goal difference of two or more has odds of 2.55 and the last time this exact fixture took place last season, the game ended in a 1-3 win for the visitors.