Premier League Betting for the Weekend – Match day 2

August 18, 2016

What a start to the Barclays Premier League! The big clash of match day one between Arsenal and Liverpool delivered a seven goal thriller, one in which Arsenal managed to net two consolation goals to avoid embarrassment. The match finished 3-4 for Liverpool and a perfect start to Klopp’s men. We’ll delve a little deeper into match day two and what to expect from the upcoming clashes, which bets make the most sense and what betting related research you’ll need to conduct to ensure you’re on the road to making a profit.

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Clash of the Week – Leicester vs Arsenal

Leicester City’s dismal start to the campaign stunned many Premier League betting fans with their unexpected defeat to Hull City. The foxes are about to get tested again as they face the gunners in their next encounter and Arsenal need to prove their worth to avoid two consecutive losses and a major blow to their top three finish ambitions. Arsenal are the slight favourites with odds currently at 29/20 and a £10 bet on Leicester to win will potentially return £29.50.

Both Arsenal and Leicester’s first match finished in over 2.5 goals and both teams scored, which is something to consider when betting on the match. Currently, odds for over 2.5 goals and both teams to score are at 39/20 and 4/7 respectively.

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Manchester City’s narrow win over Sunderland had their new manager Pep Guardiola looking at the heavens for a miracle and that’s exactly what he got, as in the dying moments of the game, a deflected cross saw Paddy McNair head the ball into his own net to give Manchester City the lead. They can’t afford another lucky escape, considering that their last trip to Stoke City resulted in a 2-0 defeat. Manchester City are the favourites against Stoke with odds currently at 17/24 to win the match.

Manchester United host Southampton next they haven’t beaten Southampton at Old Trafford since 2013, losing to the Saints 1-0 in both of the last two seasons and drawing in 2013-14. This will be a tough challenge for Mourinho but nothing he can’t deem possible. The Red Devils are the favourites with odds currently at 11/25 to win the game and with Pogba returning from suspension, it makes betting on Manchester United a little more comforting.

Chelsea are looking for back to back wins as they travel to Watford for their next encounter. Conte was seen in a panicked state as the final whistle was edging closer in their first match against West Ham but the Italian manager showed his true passion for the game when Diego Costa got the winner. Odds are currently at 18/25 for Chelsea to win their next match against Watford and 21/20 for the match to finish with over 2.5 goals.

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