Premier League betting preview and tips


Leicester City were crowned champions last season although the bookies don’t think a repeat is on the cards, with bet365 offering 251.00 that the Foxes retain their title.

Claudio Ranieri’s side head to Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime and Unibet are prepared to offer 6.00 that the Midlands side claim a first away win of the campaign after defeats against Manchester United, Liverpool and Hull City.

Chelsea will be a popular selection and BetVictor quote 1.62 that Antonio Conte’s players return from the international break and engineer a win, with Diego Costa back in the groove this season and a 3-5-2 formation looking the way forward.

If you’re looking for accumulator material, then Arsenal make plenty of appeal at 1.25 with Ladbrokes and it’s hard to see anything other than a home win when they entertain Swansea. Manchester City are the other short-priced team playing on Saturday afternoon, are they value at 1.50 (BetVictor ) to beat Everton?

Bournemouth haven’t been 1.83 on too many occasions to win a Premier League match since gaining promotion although Eddie Howe’s side are all the rage to beat a Hull City team who are sliding down the table after winning their first two matches.

Bet365 respect Tottenham’s chances of winning at The Hawthorns by affording them a quote of 1.65 although Unibet are happier to take on Spurs by chalking up 1.74 and perhaps the international break will make life difficult.

West Brom are never a pushover on home soil and would it really surprise you if Tony Pulis’ side obliged with a Saturday afternoon victory at odds of 5.00 (William Hill ).

Stoke City will hope to get their season reactivated after a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford a fortnight ago, with bet365 offering 2.05 that the Potters beat a Sunderland side already looking desperate under David Moyes.

The same description applies to West Ham United who are as big as 3.60 (BetVictor ) to win at Selhurst Park on Saturday night, with Crystal Palace relishing the chance to meet their London rivals and odds of 2.15 with BetVictor might just be an early Christmas present.

Sunday’s Premier League football starts at the Riverside where Middlesbrough are 2.15 (Ladbrokes ) to beat Watford. The main problem with backing Boro is that they’re not very good and early points against Stoke, Sunderland and West Brom should hardly be a surprise considering the opposition are modest.

We’ve seen worse 3.70 shots than Watford although we’re happy to include Southampton in multiples considering they face a Burnley side who look likely to struggle on the road this term.

On Monday, Liverpool and Manchester United meet for the first time this season. Fireworks? Probably. Home win? Yes. William Hill offer 2.10 and we recommend enjoying those odds about a rampant side who move the ball around at pace.

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