Weekend Premier League Tips

Our snapshot previews of the three televised Premier League games this weekend, including the London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium.

Manchester United v Leicester

SkySports1 Saturday 24th September / 12.30pm

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
YesBoth Teams To Score4/5Bet365, Coral
1-1Correct Score7/1Bet365
Jamie Vardy (ew)First Goalscorer9/1Paddy Power
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (ew)First Goalscorer4/1Sky Bet

Jose Mourinho had been backed to be the next manager to be sacked following three consecutive defeats, but his side are still strong favourites to win this game.

The best price available on the Reds is 7/10 with Betfred, while the Foxes can be backed at a huge looking 24/5 with Unibet and the draw at 31/10 with BetVictor.

Both games last season ended 1-1 and while United won the Community Shield 2-1, with seven minutes remaining at Wembley that game too was destined to be a 1-1.

Leicester were 2-0 up and coasting away at Chelsea in midweek in the League Cup before giving away two unlucky goals and losing in extra-time. Before that they won 3-0 at Clubb Bruge in the Champions League and also beat Burnley 3-0 at home.

The champions have scored in every single away league game (11) they have played in 2016 – a run dating back to a 1-0 loss at Anfield on Boxing Day of last year.

Given that United have conceded six goals in five league games so far this season we feel that backing both teams to score here at 4/5 is worthwhile, plus another 1-1 at 7/1 with Bet365 – who refund losing Correct Score bets on all games that end 0-0.

Finally, we will also suggest backing Jamie Vardy to score first at a huge looking 9/1 with Paddy Power (7/1 generally), and Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Sky Bet‘s stand-out 4/1.

Arsenal v Chelsea

bt-sport1 Saturday 24th September / 5.30pm

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Under 2.5Total Goals43/40Bet365
Arsenal 1-0Correct Score10/1Bet365
Chelsea 1-0Correct Score11/1Bet365
NoBoth Teams To Score29/20BetVictor
0-0Half Time Score9/4Bet365
Alexis SanchezFirst Goalscorer6/1Sky Bet

Both of these teams have 10 points from their opening five games, with three wins and a draw each – and both losing at home to Liverpool.

Arsene Wenger’s side are a best price of 7/5 with Bet365 for this early evening kick off, with Chelsea available at 21/10 with Coral and the draw at 13/5 with Unibet.

The Gunners have only conceded 3 goals in their last 4 league games, while Chelsea have only let in 6 in 5 games and in recent seasons this fixture at the Emirates has been a low scoring affair – a 1-0 Chelsea win last season was preceded by two 0-0’s.

It’s therefore a surprise to see the Under 2.5 Goals option at odds-against here – we suggest taking Bet365’s 43/40 on this happening.

In fact, 3 of the last 5 league games between these sides here have finished 0-0 and so Bet365‘s money-back on losing Correct Score bets for games that end goalless is worth remembering – we suggest playing both 1-0’s at 10/1 and 11/1 respectively.

In the Both Teams To Score market, BetVictor offer stand-out odds of 29/20 for ‘No’ – and that bet would have won in each of their last 8 meetings (all competitions).

The half-time scoreline of 0-0 also looks too big too at 9/4 with Bet365, we were expecting something closer to 7/4,

Finally, we suggest a bet on the in-form Alexis Sanchez to score first at Sky Bet‘s 6/1 – he’s scored four goals in his last three starts, including two last week against Hull.

West Ham v Southampton

SkySports1 Sunday 25th September / 4.00pm

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
West HamDraw No BetEvensBet365, Paddy Power, BetVictor
Over 2.5Total Goals19/20Bet365, BetVictor
West Ham 3-1Correct Score25/1Bet365
West Ham 3-2Correct Score33/1Bet365
2-2Correct Score14/1Bet365
Michail Antonio (ew)First Goalscorer15/2Bet365

Given the poor start to the season made by the home team, it’s Southampton who are favourites to win at the London Stadium at best price 17/10 with William Hill.

The Hammers, who have conceded 13 goals in just 5 league matches thus far, are available at best odds of 19/10 with Unibet – with the draw at 12/5 with BetVictor.

But despite the defensive problems they are having, Slaven Bilic’s side have also scored in 25 of their last 26 league games (including the last 18) and those odds of nearly 2/1 look big against a side that has scored just 4 goals in 5 league games.

Southampton have lost both their away games (albeit at Man United and Arsenal), but our preference is to back the hosts in the ‘Draw No Bet’ market at even-money.

We also like backing ‘Over 2.5 Goals’ at 19/20 with Bet365 or BetVictor on the basis that this bet would have won in 14 of West Ham’s last 15 Premier League games.

It could, therefore, also pay to perm some high scoring Correct Score bets here – we will try 3-1 and 3-2 home wins at 25/1 and 33/1 respectively, plus a 2-2 draw at 14/1.

Finally, let’s back Michail Antonio to score the first goal each-way at best odds of 15/2 with Bet365 – he’s scored in 6 of West Ham’s last 7 league games dating back to the end of last season (3 the first of the game) – and 5 times in their last 4 games.