We preview all four of the televised Premier League games this weekend, kicking off with Liverpool’s visit to White Hart Lane to face Spurs on Saturday lunchtime.
Tottenham v Liverpool
Saturday 27th August / 12.30pm
|Harry Kane (ew)||First Goalscorer||11/2||Paddy Power|
|Philippe Coutinho (ew)||First Goalscorer||9/1||Bet365|
Last season’s 0-0 here (Jurgen Klopp’s debut game) and 1-1 at Anfield bucked the trend of recent results between these sides – previously Liverpool had won five consecutive games against Spurs, including 0-3 and 0-5 wins at White Hart Lane.
But Tottenham were hard to beat at home last season – they lost just 3 of their 19 games here (W10, D6), conceding only 15 goals.
Alternatively, new Coral customers can get enhanced odds of 10/1 on Tottenham to win here (£5 maximum bet – plus a £5 free bet if it loses).
Harry Kane has yet to score this season, but Paddy Power‘s 11/2 for him to score first is out of kilter with the general market price of 4/1 and appeals each-way.
However, we don’t like to oppose Liverpool away from home in the big games – last season they won 1-3 at Chelsea and 1-4 at Man City after Klopp’s arrival.
Instead we prefer to back Philippe Coutinho at 9/1 to score first with Bet365, plus the 1-1 and 2-2 draws at 6/1 and 12/1 respectively with Bet365, who refund losing Correct Score bets on all matches that finish 0-0 (last season’s scoreline).
Hull v Manchester United
Saturday 27th August / 5.30pm
|Yes||Both Teams To Score||5/4||William Hill|
|Zlatan Ibrahimovic||First Goalscorer||17/5||BetVictor|
|Man United 2-1||Correct Score||8/1||Bet365|
United have started the season well under new boss Jose Mourinho, with two wins from two, five goals scored and just one conceded. But newly promoted Hull are also two for two and have scored four goals and conceded just once so far.
Steve Bruce’s men were the 8/11 favourites for the drop before the start of the season and the bookmakers think they will struggle on Saturday – at best odds of 15/2 with BetVictor, with United just 1/2 (Betfred) and the draw at 7/2 (BetVictor).
But Hull’s confidence will be high and given that last season United conceded 26 goals on the road (the worst away defensive record of the top seven sides), we will suggest a bet on both teams to score at best odds of 5/4 with William Hill.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has adapted very well to the Premier League, with three goals in two games, and he looks overpriced at BetVictor‘s stand-out 17/5 to score first.
Finally, back the 1-1 and a 1-2 United win, both at best odds of 8/1 with Bet365 – with that Correct Score insurance if the game finishes 0-0.
West Brom v Middlesbrough
Sunday 28th August / 1.30pm
|Under 1.5||Total Goals||13/8||Paddy Power|
|West Brom 1-0||Correct Score||6/1||Bet365|
Alternatively, new Betfair customers can get West Brom at enhanced odds of 8/1 or Boro at odds of 10/1 here (£10 maximum bet – all winnings paid in free bets).
In Tony Pulis’s 58 league matches in charge at the Hawthorns, 23 (40%) have seen fewer than two goals scored (0-0, 1-0 or 0-1) – so with injury concerns for Boro’s forward line, we like the 13/8 offered by Paddy Power on Under 1.5 Goals here.
We also suggest backing West Brom to win 1-0 at 6/1 with Bet365 – the Baggies have won 19 of those 58 league matches under Pulis and 12 of those victories have been by a 1-0 scoreline (last season 7 of their 11 league wins were 1-0).
Given that a further 7 of those 58 league games (12%) finished 0-0, the Bet365 Correct Score money back insurance on goalless draws means that in almost 45% of his matches (26/58) this 1-0 bet would either have won or been refunded.
Manchester City v West Ham
Sunday 28th August / 4pm
|Yes||Both Teams To Score||19/20||Bet365|
|Man City 2-1||Correct Score||17/2||Bet365|
|Man City 3-1||Correct Score||11/1||Bet365|
|Sergio Aguero||First Goalscorer||5/2||Paddy Power|
City, our 2/1 pre-season tip to be the league’s top scorers, are top of the table on goal difference having scored six times in their first two games of the season.
Alternatively, new Betfair customers can get enhanced odds of 4/1 on City to win on Sunday here (£10 maximum bet – all winnings paid in free bets).
West Ham won this fixture 1-2 last season, however City had won 9 and drawn 1 of their previous 10 home games against the Hammers in all competitions.
But there are usually goals between these clubs – in fact both sides have scored in 9 of their last 12 league meetings, and that is available at 19/20 with Bet365.
On the same basis, we recommend backing the 2-1 and 3-1 home wins at best odds of 17/2 and 11/1 respectively with Bet365 (again money back if it ends 0-0).
Finally, Sergio Aguero has scored the first goal in both of City’s league games this season and has six goals from his three starts including the Champions League. Back the Argentinian to score first again at best odds of 5/2 with Paddy Power.