The Premier League enters the eighth Gameweek of the 2018-19 campaign, with Liverpool vs Manchester City being the highlight of the weekend.
Brighton and West Ham face off in a Friday night kickoff, with the latter in a surge of form of late, having beaten Manchester United last weekend. Tottenham could pile on Cardiff’s woes while Newcastle United would be looking to take advantage of Manchester United’s defensive frailties to get their first win of the season.
It’s another London derby as Fulham take on Arsenal. Southampton go up against a Chelsea side that are yet to be beaten this season. But, it is the match between Liverpool and Manchester City that takes centre stage. Billed as the clash of the favourites for the Premier League title, it is sure to be an enticing affair.
Before we move on to the profitable markets, let us take a look at how things panned out for us in the first gameweek.
Favourable Bets Result: 7/12
Underdog Bets Result: 2/5
THT Favourable Bets Overall: 54/99
Manchester United vs Newcastle United
Despite Newcastle United’s dire start to the Premier League, this one is tough to call. United lack the tooth in attack and are visibly loose at the back. The Magpies are a sound team that were unlucky, having to play most of the big teams early on in the season. That coupled with off-field issues has seen Newcastle enter the eighth gameweek without a win.
Expect Jose Mourinho to get some respite and release some pressure with a win on Saturday.
1. Manchester United Asian Handicap -1.0 @ 1.700
2. Manchester United Clean Sheet – YES @ 1.83
3. Marcus Rashford to score anytime @ 2.75
1. Manchester United to win Both Halves @ 3.50
Fulham vs Arsenal
Arsenal are in form, perhaps, for the first time in a while. Unai Emery has found a winning formula while also continuing to rotate his squad successfully. Fulham on the other hand, have been disappointing despite a brilliant transfer window. Craven Cottage will still be a tricky place to visit due to the abundance of talent at Slavisa Jokanovic’s disposal.
Arsenal, though, are the favourites mainly due to the form they carry into the fixture.
1. Arsenal to win @ 1.65
2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score anytime @ 1.72
3. Over 2.5 Cards @ 1.57
1. Henrikh Mkhitaryan to score anytime @ 3.00
Southampton vs Chelsea
The Blue breeze is going strong in the Premier League this season. Chelsea have looked good early on under Maurizio Sarri. Saints on the other hand, have had a iffy start to the season. The history of the fixture doesn’t favour Southampton either, and it is likely to be another comfortable evening for Chelsea.
1. Chelsea to win @ 1.61
2. Olivier Giroud to score anytime @ 2.50
3. Over 9.5 Corners @ 1.72
4. Olivier Giroud Over 0.5 Shots on Target @ 1.50
1. Chelsea to win Both Halves @ 4.00
Liverpool vs Manchester City
A match wherein the history favours Liverpool, with Manchester City not boasting of a good record at Anfield. Liverpool have suffered through the period of the last 10 days, with 2 losses and a draw to show for their efforts. Out of the EFL Cup and with the Champions League group evenly poised, the Premier League will be Jurgen Klopp’s priority.
Liverpool go into the match without form, individual and otherwise. Mohamed Salah is on a dry spell while Liverpool failed to lodge a single shot on target against Napoli. Expect Liverpool to be better on Sunday. But, we are going with Manchester City to have an edge throughout the match.
1. Full Time Result – Draw or Manchester City @ 1.55
2. Sergio Aguero to score anytime @ 2.20
3. Over 3.5 Cards @ 1.61
1. Manchester City Clean Sheet – YES @ 4.33
Cardiff have been notorious for conceding penalties this season and the trend should continue against Tottenham. Everton have finally managed to lodge a confident and comfortable win and could use it as a springboard starting with the away game against Leicester City.
West Ham are riding high on confidence and should take all three points against Brighton.
1. Burnley to beat Huddersfield @ 2.10
2. Watford to beat Bournemouth @ 2.15
3. Wolves Draw No Bet vs Crystal Palace @ 1.80
1. Everton to beat Leicester @ 3.60