Manchester United are the early season pace setters in the EPL after 2 rounds of matches and Jose Mourinho’s team look in ominous form. Newly-promoted Huddersfield are hot on the heels of the Red Devils and will be hoping to make it 3 wins out of 3 before the international break.
Once again there are lots of tasty ties this game week and with some of the bigger teams dropping points last week – it promises to be another action packed weekend.
Here are our picks for the third round of fixtures in the Premier League:
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21:30 Bournemouth vs Manchester City – Vitality Stadium
Manchester City ($1.33)
The Cherries have suffered a poor start to the season with 2 defeats from their opening 2 games and have failed to score in the process. New signing Jermain Defoe has yet to complete 90 minutes for Eddie Howe’s men and he’ll be desperate to get the England striker fit and firing as soon as possible.
City will feel a little aggrieved after their home draw with Everton on Monday as it told a very similar story to last season – plenty of possession and half-chances without really taking the game to the opposition and putting the game to bed. Despite conceding on Monday, the Blues did look more assured in defence though and Guardiola will be keen to see that continue on the South coast.
With home support, Bournemouth are always tricky customers but City need to bounce back from their draw at home to Everton immediately.
Betting tip: City to be winning at half time and full time ($1.83) BET NOW
Man City to win 2-0
Crystal Palace vs Swansea – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace ($2)
Crystal Palace acquitted themselves far better last weekend at Anfield than in the previous week’s home defeat to Huddersfield but still failed to put points on the board. They’ll be desperate to capitalise on home advantage against a Swansea side that performed admirably against Manchester United – also without adding to their points tally.
Both teams will be mindful of the fact they have failed to score as yet this season and they will be vying to put that right at Selhurst Park.
Betting tip: Both teams to score and the match to finish as a draw ($6.9) BET NOW
00:00 Huddersfield vs Southampton – Kirklees Stadium
The Terriers sit second in the Premier League following a fairy tale start to life in the top division. They followed up their opening day win with a home victory over fellow newly-promoted side Newcastle and will be doing all they can to keep their dream run going here.
Southampton got their season up and running last week with a topsy-turvy 3-2 victory over West Ham at St Mary’s. Two penalties aided the cause for Mauricio Pellegrino’s who will need to demonstrate more astute defending this weekend.
This promises to be one of the more entertaining ties this weekend, with both teams known for their attacking prowess.
Betting tip: Southampton to win and by a 1 goal winning margin as a double ($4.83) BET NOW
Southampton to win 2-1
00:00 Newcastle United vs West Ham United – St James’s Park
Newcastle United ($2.30)
West Ham United ($3.40)
The Magpies will be desperate to get their season going following 2 league defeats and a midweek home loss to Championship side Nottingham Forest. Rafa Benitez’s charges seem to be struggling in front of goal and off field unrest seems to be unsettling the Toon.
West Ham finally chalked up a win this term with a midweek Carabao Cup win over Cheltenham Town and goals for Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew will give the Hammers some confidence going into this one. Javier Hernandez opened his account for the Irons last week too and they need to be firing here to get some league points on the board.
Both teams are in desperate need of the points which fuels the fire before this one.
Betting tip: Javier Hernandez to score anytime and the match to finish as a draw ($10.54) BET NOW
00:00 Watford vs Brighton – Vicarage Road
Watford’s strong start to the season will have delighted Marco Silva who seems to have transitioned the squad well and identified key areas to strengthen the team in. Andre Gray & Richarlison look to have given the Hornets some pace up front which seems to have given them a new lease of life following a stale end to last term.
Brighton will be starting to feel the pressure after 2 comfortable defeats in their first 2 Premier League fixtures. Goals look like the issue for the Seagulls and Chris Hughton has splashed the cash this week – bringing in Jose Izquierdo from Club Brugge for a club record fee in the hope he will answer their attacking woes.
Brighton won’t make it easy for the North Londoners but Watford look full of confidence at present.
Betting tip: Andre Gray to score anytime and Watford to win ($5.46) BET NOW
Watford to win 3-1
02:30 Manchester United vs Leicester City – Old Trafford
Manchester United ($1.33)
Leicester City ($11)
League leaders Manchester United look in sublime form heading into their clash with 2015-16 Champions Leicester City. United have been the stand out team so far this term – back to back 4-0 wins have propelled the Red Devils to the top of the pile in the Premier League. Jose Mourinho is notorious for providing trophies in his second season which the United faithful will be eager to see this term.
Leicester themselves have had a positive start this season. An opening day defeat to Arsenal was quickly forgotten with a comfortable home win over Brighton last week with Riyad Mahrez playing a starring role – providing both assists for the goals. Question marks over the fitness of Jamie Vardy will be the only thing troubling the Foxes in the build up to this one.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win and both teams to score as a double pays ($3) BET NOW
Manchester United to win 2-1
22:30 Chelsea vs Everton – Stamford Bridge
Chelsea bounced back superbly following their opening day debacle with a gutsy 2-1 over Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday. Antonio Conte’s men dug deep to overcome their London and title rivals and will be hoping to continue to build the momentum here.
Everton are another team in good form, their gritty draw at Manchester City was followed up by securing Europa League qualification out in Croatia on Thursday evening. Ronald Koeman has a wealth of talent at his disposal these days and he’ll need his men to be at their best once more against last season’s Champions.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win and both teams to score pays ($3.5) BET NOW
Chelsea to win 2-1
22:30 West Bromwich Albion vs Stoke City – The Hawthorns
West Brom ($2.25)
Stoke City ($3.5)
Two more of the form teams meet at the Hawthorns in an intriguing encounter on Sunday. Tony Pulis’s Baggies have won their first 2 league matches and look difficult to break down at the back. Last week’s 1-0 win at Burnley was hard fought and Pulis will be delighted to see his team demonstrating such grit and determination.
Stoke’s win over Arsenal last week was not without controversy but Jese’s goal on debut will provide the Potters with cause for optimism. Mark Hughes looks to have assembled another exciting squad at the Bet 365 stadium and he’ll be hoping for some away points on the board here.
These are 2 very evenly matched teams on paper so it could come down to a mistake or a moment of inspiration.
Betting tip: The match to be a draw at half time and at full time – ($4.5) BET NOW
01:00 Liverpool vs Arsenal – Anfield
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will be looking to kick on from securing Champions League football in midweek as they return to domestic action in a mouth-watering looking tie against Arsenal at Anfield. Liverpool managed to pick up their first league win of the campaign last weekend and with Phillipe Coutinho seemingly staying, the mood around Anfield is buoyant.
Arsenal will be looking to banish all memories of last Saturday’s defeat to Stoke and they will be aware of the challenge they are facing here. The Gunners themselves will be eager to see Alexis Sanchez back in a red shirt as soon as possible and fire the North Londoners back up the table.
A huge game, so early on in the season – this one promises to be highly entertaining.
Betting tip: Over 2.5 goals to be scored in the game ($1.57) BET NOW
01:00 Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley – Wembley Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur ($1.2)
Spurs will feel a little unfortunate to not have picked up a point last week at home to Chelsea and question marks still linger over their abilities to play on the bigger pitch at Wembley. Mauricio Pochetino’s men will need to bounce back here and silence the doubters as soon as possible.
Burnley followed up their opening day win over Chelsea with a home defeat at the hands of West Brom but avoided a potential banana skin at the hands of bitter rivals Blackburn in the League Cup on Wednesday. Sean Dyche’s men have signed Chris Wood in a £15 million deal this week and he’ll be looking to hit the ground running here.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win and Deli Alli to score anytime ($2.81) BET NOW
Tottenham to win 2-0
EPL Week 3 multi bet:
We’re backing three draws this week as a treble with a betting stake of $50:-
West Brom & Stoke to draw
Liverpool & Arsenal to draw
Newcastle & West Ham to draw
Pays 41.11 as a three-fold.
A $50 wager would pay out $2055.00 if successful at the current odds.
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