We have ten games over the course of this weekend in the Premier League and I am sure most will agree that the biggest game of the weekend is also the first game that takes place. On Saturday at 12:30 pm, third place Tottenham travel to face second place Manchester United.
Tottenham have started the season very well, although they have slipped up in some games they should have won against lower opposition. However, they are the nearest challengers to the two Manchester clubs right now, with both Chelsea and Arsenal further behind and Liverpool out of contention right now. A win for Tottenham would take them into second place, ahead of Manchester United.
Elsewhere, leaders Manchester City have a tricky trip to West Brom to contend with, they play their game at 3 pm on Saturday. City will know they have a good lead already and they are favourites to win the league from this position, but they can’t afford any complacency. It is trips to places like West Brom that have the potential to catch the top teams out and if Manchester City wants the three points, they will be made to work for them by West Brom.
Huddersfield were the talk of the Premier League last weekend after their great victory over Manchester United and they have an equally tough game this weekend when they travel to Liverpool. One thing you can guarantee with Huddersfield is that they will play to win the game. They won’t go in looking for the draw, or scared about what Liverpool can do to them. That should mean the game is great to watch, it should be quite an open affair and who knows if they are capable of bagging another huge victory in their survival bid.
Fourth-placed Chelsea travel to Bournemouth on Saturday evening and this is a game that will be shown on TV. It hasn’t been the start Chelsea had hoped for as they look to defend their title, but they are still in fourth and close enough to mount a challenge. Bournemouth are another team who will be very disappointed with their start to the season and despite a win last weekend, they are still in the relegation zone. Another victory would take them out of the relegation zone if games went their way, but that looks highly unlikely against a very talented Chelsea team.
Arsenal are the final big team to talk about and they look to have what should be a relatively easy home game against struggling Swansea. It hasn’t been easy this season for Arsenal, but gradually they are beginning to play well enough to compete for a top-four spot. Three wins from their last four games have seen them gain points and they are going to be interesting to watch over the coming weeks. Swansea have just one win in their last five and sit one point ahead of the relegation zone. This looks a tough ask for them and even if they get a point from the game that will be a huge result for them.
Rounding up the rest of the fixtures, bottom club Crystal Palace take on fellow strugglers West Ham in an important game at the bottom of the table. Two other teams at the bottom playing each other are Leicester and Everton who meet on Sunday, both have recently sacked their manager, Leicester have a new boss in while Everton are still looking for theirs. In the remaining three games, Watford are at home to Stoke, Brighton host Southampton and lastly, on Monday night, Burnley play Newcastle.
If you are looking for a little bit of help with your football betting this weekend then take a look at our predictions for each Premier League game this weekend.
Manchester United vs Tottenham – Tottenham win
Arsenal vs Swansea – Comfortable Arsenal win
Crystal Palace vs West Ham – Draw
Liverpool vs Huddersfield – Draw
Watford vs Stoke – Comfortable Watford win
West Brom vs Manchester City – Manchester City win
Bournemouth vs Chelsea – Chelsea win
Brighton vs Southampton – Brighton win
Leicester vs Everton – Leicester win
Burnley vs Newcastle – Draw
What games are on TV?
There are five great football games on TV this weekend from the Premier League, spreading across Saturday, Sunday and Monday. With many great storylines running through the games, we look set for a great weekend of action.
Manchester United vs Tottenham – Saturday 12:30 pm Sky Sports
The big game of the weekend sees 2nd place take on 3rd place at Old Trafford. With two very good attacking teams taking each other on, I am sure we will see goals in this one and it should be a great game to watch.
Bournemouth vs Chelsea – Saturday 5:30 pm BT Sport
Chelsea are only in 4th place right now and could really do with a string of victories to maintain their title ambitions. They travel to Bournemouth who are struggling at the foot of the table and will surely see this as a great opportunity to pick up three points.
Brighton vs Southampton – Sunday 1:30 pm Sky Sports
I don’t think many would have predicted that Brighton would be just one point behind Southampton at this stage of the season. That is thanks to a combination of Brighton starting well, and Southampton starting poorly. At home, this is a great opportunity for Brighton to pick up some more points against Southampton who are still struggling for consistency.
Leicester vs Everton – Sunday 4:00 pm Sky Sports
Two struggling teams who have both sacked their manager in recent weeks go head to head in this one. Leicester have appointed Claude Puel as their new boss, while Everton are still interviewing candidates. Both could really do with the three points that are on offer, but Leicester could be rejuvenated by their new boss and that gives them the advantage in this one.
Burnley vs Newcastle – Monday 8:00 pm Sky Sports
While many may have predicted that these two would be side by side in the league, I doubt many would have thought those positions would have been 7th and 8th. They have made it very difficult for teams to beat them and because of that, we may see a low scoring, tight affair on Monday night. Combined they have lost just two games from their last ten, it may not be pretty but right now it looks to be a very effective strategy.
All odds are the best odds available at uk betting sites at the time of writing.
If you think Tottenham can win at Old Trafford in the big game this weekend then you can back them at 13/5 to do so. They are a great team away from home and there will certainly be worse bets out there than backing Spurs to do the business at Old Trafford.
Elsewhere, Leicester are 6/5 to win their opening game of the Claude Puel era, he needs to come in and rejuvenate this team, and if he does, they look a good bet. If you think Huddersfield can repeat their shock from last week, then they are available at 14/1 to win away at Liverpool this weekend, a huge price and they will certainly go there with no fear and aiming to win the game. If you are looking for other big shocks this weekend, then Swansea and West Brom are both the same price as Huddersfield to beat Arsenal and Manchester City respectively.
The final game of the weekend looks set to be a tight clash between Burnley and Newcastle, if you think they will play out a draw then you can back that at 11/5 to round off your punting weekend.
As ever, bookmakers have put together some betting offers for this weekend so that fans can take advantage of great prices while watching the football. These offers are a great way to boost a betting account and can be found below.
– If you want to get involved in the Manchester United vs Tottenham game then make sure you head to Ladbrokes. New account holders can take advantage of a great bet where they are offering 50/1 on Romelu Lukaku or Harry Kane to score in the game. Those two star strikers are sure to be popular and they look a great bet to score.
– Coral are also focusing their offer on the big game this weekend. They are offering new customers 25/1 that there is a goal in the game. With two attacking teams playing each other in what is a huge game at the top of the table, there is sure to be at least one goal in this one.
– William Hill have put together an enhanced treble for their new and existing customers this weekend. They are offering enhanced odds of 6/1 instead of 3/1 on the following three teams to win their games:
Manchester City to beat West Brom
Watford to beat Stoke
Cardiff to beat Millwall
If you fancy those three teams then make sure you head to William Hill and take advantage of their offer