It’s been a turbulent weekend for Premier League betting fans as no one could predict some of fixtures that went down over the weekend. Both Manchester clubs recorded big wins. Mourinho’s men steamrolled over Everton in Rooney’s return to Old Trafford while City put six past Watford as they continue with their scintillating form. The big game of the week – Chelsea vs Arsenal ended in a goalless draw and Conte showed his frustration with yet another red card. Liverpool stretched their winless streak to three after in all competitions as they drew to Burnley last Saturday, leaving them in eighth place after five matches played. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the upcoming fixtures and what are the most sensible bets when betting on the Premier League over the weekend.
Bet on Manchester City
Pep Guardiola’s men have been in exhilarating form and they’re not showing signs of slowing down any time soon. It was embarrassing seeing Watford picking up the ball from their own net for the sixth time but at the same time, there’s something special about seeing a team play the beautiful game to its full potential.
Manchester City host Crystal Palace on Saturday, a team that is still searching for their first point and their first goal. We don’t see much hope for Palace this weekend and the odds back up this claim, as they’re set at 1.14 to collect all three points. We’re expecting another goal bonanza at the Etihad Stadium and odds for City to win with a goal difference of three or more are priced at 2.00 (evens). Four goals or more has odds of 3.40 – a great bet to add to your accumulator to increase your potential winnings.
Your best bet will be to be betting on goals – and both teams to score (choosing ‘No’) might be one of the safest bets you can place all season. Consider half-time betting on Manchester City as there will be no doubt that they will dominate the game from the first whistle. 1.41 are the odds for City to win the first half and 1.53 for City to score in both halves.
Bet on Manchester United
Manchester United is a revolutionized team and Mourinho has instilled a winners’ mentality into the squad and so far, they look like one of the strongest teams of the Premier League. It was Rooney’s first visit to Old Trafford after his departure and the fans showed him the respect he deserves for all his loyalty at the club.
Their next challenge is facing Southampton on the road next weekend, a team that’s troubled the Red Devils in the past. United have odds of 1.80 to overcome the Saints at St Mary’s Stadium and 1.84 for both teams to score. However, it’s worth pointing out that Manchester have only conceded twice this season and kept clean sheets on four occasions. Their frontman, Romelu Lukaku, found the net yet again and odds for the Belgian International to score against Southampton are set at 2.16.
Bet on Chelsea
Conte and his players were left frustrated with a goalless draw against the Gunners over the weekend. Conte was livid at the officials after David Luiz was shown the second yellow card in the dying minutes of the game. It was the third consecutive game that the Blues had to finish the game with a man down.
The lost points put Chelsea in third place and three points away from both Manchester Clubs. Every point counts toward to the title race and Conte is well-aware of this fact. His next challenge would be to collect all three points from Stoke City on the road. Odds for Chelsea to win are priced at 1.65 double chance on Stoke is priced at 2.28.
Chelsea haven’t had it easy against The Potters. From their last six meetings, Chelsea only emerged victorious on three occasions and another stumble would leave their title hopes in a dire situation.
The Champions already conceded five goals this season, just one more than their upcoming opponents, which is why both teams to score is a sensible and lucrative option with odds set at 1.85.