That is shaping as much as be some Premier League marketing campaign.
VAR controversy, surprising challenges, late targets… final weekend was actually a dramatic one and there are some tasty fixtures in retailer this sport week too.
Listed below are our predictions and betting ideas for 3 of the massive video games happening within the top-flight…
West Ham vs Manchester City – Saturday, 12:30pm (LIVE on talkSPORT)
West Ham are in good type and shall be buoyed by their beautiful comeback in opposition to Tottenham final Sunday as they welcome the Premier League title favourites to the London Stadium.
The Hammers, although, have a depressing report in opposition to Manchester City – they haven’t take a single level off them since January 2016.
Pep Guardiola’s aspect have gained every of their 5 away matches in all competitions on the London Stadium by an combination rating of 22-1, scoring a minimum of 4 occasions in all 5 matches.
City additionally appear to relish taking part in at lunchtime – they’re unbeaten of their final 12 Premier League video games which have kicked off at 12.30 (W9 D3).
Historical past factors to a cushty win for City, nonetheless West Ham are of their finest form for a while and have additionally turn out to be a formidable attacking pressure underneath David Moyes.
No crew – not even City – have scored 3+ targets in additional totally different Premier League video games in 2020 than West Ham (9). Certainly, the east Londoners have scored a minimum of three targets in 9 of their 24 league video games since Moyes returned for his second spell as supervisor – that’s as many as of their final 50 underneath his predecessor Manuel Pellegrini.
If you happen to fancy West Ham to finish their City hoodoo, you may get a large 13/2 for a house victory. That might be tempting for some, particularly given they need to go into this more energizing than City, who performed Porto in midweek.
However we reckon City will show simply too robust and with the away victory priced at 2/5, the targets market is the place we’re for worth. A City victory and greater than 3.5 targets within the match is 17/10 – value a punt given each side’ penchant for targets.
The 9/1 on provide for each groups to attain in each halves is an outdoor shot however value a go in our thoughts, whereas the 11/10 for greater than 3.5 targets within the match seems to be a extra strong wager.
Within the goalscorer market, Raheem Sterling can be our standout choose. He loves scoring in opposition to West Ham – he’s achieved it eight occasions – and was the match-winner in opposition to Arsenal final weekend. He’s 7/2 to attain first, evens anytime and 9/2 to web twice or extra.
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Liverpool vs Sheffield United – Saturday, 8pm (LIVE on talkSPORT)
Jurgen Klopp begins life with out Virgil van Dijk within the Premier League this weekend and shall be hoping a victory over the Blades shall be a panacea.
The Reds stored a clear sheet in opposition to Ajax with out their star defender to ease any defensive fear that emerged after the Merseyside derby.
Maybe in a stroke of luck, they are going to now face winless Sheffield United at Anfield – and we are able to’t see something however a cushty victory for the hosts.
Klopp’s aspect have gained their final three matches in opposition to Chris Wilder’s males with out conceding a single objective and it’s not onerous to see it taking place once more making an allowance for the Blades have solely managed two strikes of their opening 5 matches. Get on the 11/10 that Liverpool win the match to nil, regardless of Van Dijk’s absence.
Wilder and his males shall be determined for a outcome because the prospect of relegation, after a well-known return to the Premier League final season, rears its head.
However even with Liverpool shell-shocked from Van Dijk’s seemingly season-ending harm, it’s onerous to see Sheffield United pulling off a outcome. That’s represented within the 11/1 on provide for an away victory.
Mohamed Salah already has six targets to his identify this time period and shall be assured of including to that tally on Saturday evening and serving to carry Liverpool’s spirits.
If he nets, Liverpool are nearly nailed on to win given they’ve solely didn’t get three factors when he has scored on two events out of the final 45. A wager on Liverpool to win and Salah to attain is available in at 8/11.
Sadio Mane will even fancy his possibilities of getting on the scoresheet too, as he battles Salah to be the highest marksman at Anfield and within the Premier League.
Each Mane and Salah scored in opposition to Everton and it’s 17/10 that they each discover the online in opposition to Sheffield United and Liverpool win.
In the meantime, in 4 out of their 5 video games thus far, the Reds have managed to attain in each halves and they’re 4/5 to take action once more.
talkSPORT’s finest bets
- Liverpool win to nil – 11/10 (BET HERE)
- Liverpool win and Mohamed Salah to attain – 8/11 (BET HERE)
- Liverpool to attain in each halves – 4/5 (BET HERE)
- Mane and Salah to attain and Liverpool to win – 17/20 (BET HERE)
Southampton vs Everton – Sunday, 2pm
England strikers Danny Ings and Dominic Calvert-Lewin go head-to-head at St Mary’s.
Each males have been in high-quality type thus far this season with Calvert-Lewin thus far edging forward of his fellow Three Lions ahead, netting seven Premier League targets to Ings’ 4.
However whereas they’re within the in-form attackers, they’re each very quick within the anytime scorer market so we’d suggest placing your cash elsewhere.
Saints’ Che Adams scored his first of the season in opposition to Chelsea final outing and has taken as many pictures (12) as Ings this season – he’s been performing properly however simply hasn’t had the luck. He may be had at 3/1 within the anytime market which is first rate worth for a striker who is basically beginning to show his Premier League high quality.
We’re actually anticipating targets, wherever they might come from. Within the final six Premier League fixtures between these two sides, each groups have discovered the online in every of them.
Everton have made a storming begin to the season however haven’t stored a clear sheet because the opening weekend.
Moreover, doubts have been raised over how Jordan Pickford will react after every week of abuse for his sort out on Virgil van Dijk within the Merseyside derby and he’s liable to errors at the very best of occasions.
Saints have scored in all their matches bar the opening day but in addition battle to maintain a clear sheet and have shipped three targets on two events already this season, so all of it factors to a high-scoring sport.
We predict Everton will edge it and preserve their nice begin – get on the three/1 for an Everton victory and each groups to attain.
As an outdoor shot, Everton to win, Lucas Digne to have an help and Calvert-Lewin to have three or extra pictures is 10/1. Calvert-Lewin is averaging 4 pictures per sport whereas Digne has already grabbed two assists this season, and he takes corners and free-kicks.
talkSPORT’s finest bets
- Everton to win – 27/20 (BET HERE)
- Everton to win and each groups to attain – 3/1 (BET HERE)
- Everton to win, Digne to have an help and Calvert-Lewin to have Three or extra pictures – 10/1 (BET HERE)
*All odds taken from Ladbrokes and proper at time of publication
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