The first five games of the season will mould the teams’ future of their current campaign. Champions Leicester City have only managed to bag four points from four games while Guardiola’s men keep marching on with their iconic win over their city rivals Manchester United, to make it four from four. Manchester City are two points clear of second place after both Chelsea and Manchester United dropped points in what seems to be one of the most competitive campaigns in recent Premier League history. We’ll delve into the football betting information you should be looking at to determine which will be the best bets to place for this weekend.
Clash of the week – Chelsea vs Liverpool
It’s the classic of all the classics. The all new Friday night football will see Chelsea hosting Liverpool in a clash desperately driven by the need for points, as all title contenders will see every point lost as a major setback in their title ambitions.
Chelsea will be looking to return to their winning ways against Liverpool, having failed to maintain their perfect start to the campaign. John Terry is Chelsea’s only real concern heading into Friday night’s match, after leaving the Liberty Stadium on crutches following their 2-2 draw away to Swansea City at the weekend. All Chelsea’s games so far have finished in over 2.5 goals and Conte’s men have conceded in three of their four games. Chelsea are the favourites to win the game with odds currently at 5/4, and a £10 bet on over 2.5 goals will potentially yield £17.90. Diego Costa is in red hot form, scoring four times in four games and saving his team in more than one occasion. Odds for Costa to score at any time are at 11/8.
Liverpool climbed to fourth place after humiliating the champions Leicester City in a 4-1 win, and even though they are the underdogs as they walk into Stamford Bridge, a cheeky £10 bet on Liverpool to win will potentially return £32. A very interesting bet considering the change in dynamics when two big clubs collide. Liverpool are sweating over the fitness of Dejan Lovren and Emre Can, two influential players whose services will surely be felt ahead of their Friday night clash. Both Firmino and Mane’ have found the net twice and odds for scoring at any time currently stand at 13/5. Daniel Sturridge is yet to find the net but despite this fact, odds for scoring at any time are lower than the aforementioned players and are currently at 39/20.
Other betting information
Manchester United will travel to Watford to try redeem themselves after their narrow loss at home to their city rivals. The red devils are the clear favourites to win the game, with odds currently at 13/25. Their Swedish star forward has an average of a goal per game and odds for him to score at any time are at evens. His teammates will be looking to supply the ball to him on many occasions, knowing how powerful his strengths are on the ball. Manchester United managed to keep clean sheets in two of their opening four games and odds to have one team or no team to score in the game are currently at 77/100.
Arsenal started their campaign on the wrong foot, managing to bag just one point from two games, but their back to back wins should be a big morale booster and will hope to rollover the momentum to their next game. The gunners are the favourites to win the game, with odds at 11/20.