Here’s your Premier League stat pack for this weekend’s games
The Premier League is well and truly underway and in preparation for the ten fixtures ahead, we’ve found the best stats to help you on your way to a successful weekend of betting.
So, without further ado, we begin with the early kick-off at White Hart Lane, where Tottenham Hotspur welcome Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool…
Tottenham v Liverpool
The Reds haven’t lost in their last seven Premier League matches against Spurs, winning five and drawing two. In that time they’ve scored a staggering 19 goals.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s first game in charge was at White Hart Lane, and although that finished 0-0, he’s built a high scoring side since then. Expect goals.
Top Bet – Over 3.5 goals @ 7/4
Chelsea v Burnley
While many are tipping the Premier League title to be a two-horse race between the Manchester clubs, Antonio Conte’s men have been quietly going about their business.
Much has been said about the defensive problems at Stamford Bridge, which is something Burnley could take advantage of, but the attacking talent at Conte’s disposal means Chelsea should make it three wins out of three.
Top Bet – BTTS and Chelsea to win @ 5/2
Crystal Palace v Bournemouth
Both sides are without a win so far this campaign, and Palace are the only team in the top seven tiers of English football yet to score a goal. Will that run be put to an end against a side who haven’t kept a Premier League clean sheet in 12 outings?
Top Bet – Under 1.5 goals @ 2/1
Everton v Stoke
The Toffees have got off to a solid start under new boss Ronald Koeman, picking up four points from their first two fixtures, while Mark Hughes’ men have just a point to their name from their opening two games.
A win against the Potters would see Koeman’s men achieve Everton’s best points tally after three games since 2006, while defeat for Stoke would see them get off to their worst start in a Premier League campaign since 2010.
Top Bet – Everton -1 @ 7/1
Leicester v Swansea
It’s the battle of the two sides Hull have nicked maximum points off this Saturday at the King Power Stadium.
And it’s the home outfit who will be going into this game with the psychological upper hand, as you’d have to go back to October 1950 to find the last time Swansea won an away fixture against Leicester.
Top Bet – Leicester to win @ 7/10
Southampton v Sunderland
Both sides have had a poor start to the new Premier League season, managing just one point and three goals between them.
The 8-0 victory Saints fans enjoyed in this fixture two years ago seems a distant memory as just one player who got on the scoresheet that day is still at the club.
If we had to predict a correct score based on the last two results between this pair at St Mary’s, we’d probably lean towards a repeat of last year’s 1-1 draw.
Top Bet – Correct Score 1-1 @ 6/1
Watford v Arsenal
And in another fixture which sees two teams looking for their first win of the season, Watford welcome an Arsenal side who have won all six previous Premier League meetings between the pair, racking up 16 goals in the process.
With the arrival of a new striker seemingly imminent, current first choice Olivier Giroud will be looking to get off to a flyer at a ground he scored at last season.
Top Bet – Olivier Giroud to score first @ 7/2
Hull v Manchester United
Despite an impressive start to the season in the face of difficult circumstances, Hull City will struggle when caretaker boss Mike Phelan faces his former club Manchester United this weekend.
This is a fixture where the visitors have an impressive record, having chalked up seven wins and one draw in the previous eight meetings, netting 21 goals in the process, with captain Wayne Rooney netting seven times in his last five against Saturday evening’s opponents.
Top Bet – Wayne Rooney to score and Man United to win @ 2/1
West Brom v Middlesbrough
These two sides have met eight times in the Premier League, with Boro winning four of those meetings, the Baggies winning three and one game finishing a draw. Six of those games have finished with one team getting a clean sheet, so there may be value in backing a team to win to nil.
Top Bet – West Brom to win to nil @ 11/4
Manchester City v West Ham
The Etihad is one of the toughest stadiums to take three points from, with City losing just 21 times in the league in 153 outings on home soil since August 2008. And only one of those defeats has been to West Ham – that came in September last year.
And even that was a game in which City dominated, with 27 shots to West Ham’s six. Slaven Bilic’s lack of attacking options means we can’t see a way past a comfortable City win in this one.
Top Bet – Man City to win 3-0 @ 7/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.