We explore the potentially profitable markets for the readers to select from as Arsenal and Manchester City headline the first Gameweek of the Premier League.
Leicester City will be playing the opening fixture for the third season in a row as they travel to Old Trafford to match up against a Manchester United side that are not at their full strength. Chelsea open their account against Huddersfield while Liverpool will have to be wary of a new-look West Ham United.
Arsenal and Manchester City go head-to-head in a fixture that will map just how realistic the Gooners will have to be for the upcoming season. Elsewhere, Fulham and Crystal Palace will be a fascinating matchup, so will Wolves vs Everton, with several new faces set to grace the Premier League.
Let us now take a look at some of the profitable markets to choose from.
Manchester United vs Leicester City
There is not much excitement around Old Trafford as the new season starts. The failure to land Jose Mourinho’s preferred targets might come back to haunt them. But, as the Portuguese said, Manchester United will go for the title with what they have at their disposal.
This fixture will have a zing to it, with Leicester refusing to let go of Harry Maguire. Claude Puel will be wary of the unavailability of a number of Manchester United stars. But, the new players that have been brought in will take some time to settle in for the Foxes.
This is set to be an entertaining encounter to start with. Who knows, we might just see Manchester United lift the gloom off of Old Trafford. We expect a positive start for Manchester United, with a fit Alexis Sanchez raring to prove himself as a Red Devil.
1. Manchester United to win @ 1.50
2. Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00
1. Fred to score anytime @ 6.00
Huddersfield vs Chelsea
Sarri-ball will be on showcase for the first time in Premier League. Along with it, the Chelsea fans will likely get first glance of the ability of Kepa, who has been brought in for a record fee to replace Thibaut Courtois. Maurizio Sarri will also get first-hand experience of away days in the Premier League.
Huddersfield are tricky customers and will make it difficult for Chelsea to play their brand of football. With Chelsea having several players unavailable, we could see a potential upset. But, Chelsea should pull through for a win in Sarri’s first match in the Premier League.
1. Chelsea to win @ 1.61
2. Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00
1. Steve Mounie to score anytime @ 4.00
Liverpool vs West Ham United
This is potentially a fixture that could either be a lopsided affair for Liverpool or an upset by West Ham United. We are not aware of how prepared the new-look West Ham side is for the Liverpool test and how the new signings have gelled in with the rest of the squad.
It will likely be a battle of the midfields and West Ham’s chances will rely on the distributing prowess of Jack Wilshere. We expect a high-octane match at Anfield and one which could see goals rain on Sunday. The result is too tough to call.
1. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.90
2. Over 10.5 Corners @ 1.83
3. Team Shots on Target – West Ham Over 2.5 @ 1.66
1. Result – Draw or West Ham @ 4.00
Arsenal vs Manchester City
Manchester City started their campaign with a brilliant performance against Chelsea in the Community Shield. The players will be raring to go for another league title after their 2017-18 triumph. Arsenal on the other hand, will use the match to gauge just how prepared the Gunners are to mount a top-four challenge in the Premier League.
Unai Emery also loves to play possession football and it will be interesting to see who wins the midfield battle. We expect Manchester City to emerge victorious in both the midfield and the overall result.
1. Manchester City to win @ 1.95
2. Player Shots – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Over 2.5 Shots @ 2.20
3. Team Offsides – Arsenal Over 2.5 @ 2.20
1. Fernandinho to be booked anytime @ 3.25
There are fascinating encounters that await us, apart from the aforementioned matches. Fulham vs Crystal Palace and Wolves vs Everton will both be enticing matchups while Tottenham go up against Newcastle.
1. Tottenham to beat Newcastle @ 2.05
2. Fulham vs Crystal Palace – Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.70
3. Wolves vs Everton – Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.80
4. Watford vs Brighton – Both Teams to Score – YES @ 2.00
5. Harry Kane to score anytime @ 1.90
1. Burnley to beat Southampton @ 5.00
2. Bournemouth vs Cardiff – Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.60
3. Jefferson Lerma to score anytime @ 5.00