The Premier League is officially back! And what an opening weekend it was, with five of the ‘Big 6’ winning their first fixtures of the 2019/20 campaign.
Are we set for another classic two-horse race for the Premier League title or can a third party shock us all? Only time will tell.
With the next round of matches comes the next round of Up For 8. Get involved now for a chance to win £8,000! In the meantime, scroll down for our best Premier League bets of the weekend…
Arsenal vs Burnley
Arsenal were far from perfect against Newcastle United last weekend but the Gunners will be satisfied with three points and a clean sheet. Considering their away form last season, that was a huge positive for Arsenal ahead of 2019/20.
Meanwhile, Burnley also send out a statement of their own. The Clarets were expected to struggle against Southampton at Turf Moor but Sean Dyche’s men ran out three-nil winners and confidence will be high ahead of Saturday’s early kick-off.
Arsenal were incredible at the Emirates Stadium last season and Unai Emery’s side will be quietly confident of making it two wins from two games. 7/10 for the Gunners to take a lead into half-time is a price worth taking.
TIP: Arsenal to win the first half (7/10)
Everton vs Watford
Everton were held to a goalless draw at Crystal Palace last weekend and the Toffees will be raring to ahead of their opening home game of 2019/20. The Goodison Park faithful could be treated to a convincing performance if everything goes to plan…
Meanwhile, Watford slumped to a heavy defeat at home to Brighton & Hove Albion. The Hornets were expected to emerge victorious in that encounter and Javi Gracia will be urging his team to put up a better fight on Saturday afternoon.
Punters should consider both teams to score at 7/10 this weekend. Everton and Watford are attacking-minded teams and it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see an open and exciting affair this weekend.
TIP: Both teams to score (7/10)
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City produced a five-star performance against West Ham United last weekend – Pep Guardiola’s side picked up where they left off in 2018/19. City never got out of second gear and the signs are ominous for Spurs ahead of Saturday’s clash.
Christian Eriksen’s introduction in the second half gave Tottenham a new lease of life. The north London side were struggling against Aston Villa but turned things around with three goals in the second half. They will need to step up on that effort for sure…
Backing against City would be foolish but Tottenham are always capable of scoring. My top tip ahead of Saturday’s clash would be for a home win with both teams scoring – the 17/10 available with 888sport is well worth taking.
TIP: Man City to win and both teams to score (17/10)
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United
Wolves have an excellent record at Molineux against the Premier League’s bigger clubs and plenty of punters will fancy the home side to claim three points here. With two wins in all competitions over United in 2018/19, you’d be hard pressed to back against them.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were sublime against Chelsea last weekend and a repeat of that might be enough to edge past Wolves. Stating that Manchester United are back would be a step too far but that 4-0 triumph sent shockwaves across the top flight.
Over 2.5 goals looks like an absolute shoo-in here. The selection has landed in four of the last five matches between these teams and 888sport customers can back three or more goals at a very appealing 57/50.
TIP: Over 2.5 goals (57/50)
Up For 8: My Picks
Everton vs Watford: Everton win
Aston Villa vs Bournemouth: Aston Villa win
Brighton vs West Ham: West Ham win
Norwich vs Newcastle: Norwich win
Man City vs Tottenham: Man City win
Reading vs Cardiff: Draw
Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace: Draw
Chelsea vs Leicester: Chelsea win
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*