Despite Storm Emma’s best attempts, it looks like we’re going to have a full slate of Premier League action this weekend. The worst of the weather will have been and gone by Sunday and football fans will be looking forward to settling down for this top flight double header.
Arsenal, playing in front of the television cameras for the third time in just seven days, travel to Brighton for a huge clash at the Amex Stadium. And in Sunday’s later fixture, Manchester City host Chelsea – it could be a pivotal day in the 2017/18 Premier League campaign. Read on for our top tips; we’ve got a tasty 5/2 double to get stuck into…
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION vs Arsenal
Brighton are in decent form; Chris Hughton’s men are unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions. 34-year-old Glenn Murray has been outstanding in recent weeks, bagging seven goals in his last 10 games. The Seagulls striker is worth backing at 2/1 to get his name on the scoresheet this weekend.
Arsene Wenger’s side are in BIG trouble. The Gunners were poor against Manchester City at Wembley last weekend and there wasn’t much of an improvement against Pep Guardiola’s side on Thursday night. A third successive defeat could be on the cards if Brighton, buoyant after thrashing Swansea City 4-1 last weekend are at their brilliant best.
The Seagulls have lost just three home games this season – only Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea have managed to win at the Amex. When you take that statistic – and Arsenal’s woeful away record – into account, Brighton to win OR draw looks like a great price at EVS.
TIP: Brighton to win OR draw @ EVS
CORRECT SCORE: Brighton 1-1 Arsenal @ 13/2
MANCHESTER CITY vs CHELSEA
Imagine ever doubting Pep Guardiola. City are playing some fantastic football and it came as little surprise to see the Blues thrash Arsenal 3-0 at Wembley last weekend. As bad as the Gunners were, City took their chances in devastating fashion and more goals could follow here; Pep’s men are 13/25 to score over 1.5 goals on Sunday afternoon.
Chelsea were in control against Manchester United last time out but stumbled in the second half – that cannot happen again. A heavy defeat could signal the end for Antonio Conte; you always feel like he is one poor result away from losing his job. He is 4/1 to be the next Premier League boss sacked for anyone wondering…
City are unstoppable right now and Pep’s men are within touching distance of the title. A win here will keep their dream of winning the crown at Old Trafford alive – something that the fans would love. Both teams to score is well priced at 7/10 but I fancy City to come out on top.
TIP: Both teams to score @ 7/10
CORRECT SCORE: Man City 2-1 Chelsea @ 7/1
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*