The Premier League resumes after the Euro 2016 Qualifying International Break. Here is our view of the best betting opportunities for this weekend’s games

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West Ham to beat Burnley 7/4 BetVictor

Newcastle United and Leicester City to draw 5/2 BetfairSportsbook

Stoke City and Swansea City under 2.5 goals 3/4 BetVictor

Burnley v West Ham

Burnley, minus a number of first choice players, fought creditably to snatch a last minute draw at Leicester two weeks ago but remain winless with only three goals in seven league matches. Their visitors this weekend West Ham  have won three of their first seven Premier League games of 2014-15; they won just three of their opening 20  matches last season. They look stronger this time round, particularly in terms of goal-scoring potential

This allows Allardyce to go away from home with more intent than the side did last season, especially for games like this where there isn’t a huge goal-scoring threat from the opponent. West Ham are 7/4 to win the game with BetVictor, which looks a more than reasonable price.

Newcastle United v Leicester City

5/4 for Newcastle here looks very short indeed for a side in no form, with a manager under pressure and a home crowd likely to exacerbate that if things start badly in the game. As Newcastle are the only side yet to score first in a Premier League game this season, this looks a possibility! Across all league games in 2014, last season and this, Newcastle have five wins and 20 points. It will turn round, possibly under a new manager, but 5/4 just looks skinny at this point.

Leicester are a tactically astute team, and have made a reasonable start to a tough run of games to start their campaign back in the top flight, with nine points so far. They have, in five goal so far Leonardo Ulloa an asset that many promoted teams lack, a goal-scorer.  Whilst tempted by Leicester at 5/2, perhaps the more conservative option at the same price is the draw with Betfair Sportsbook

Stoke City v Swansea City

After a great start to the season Swansea’s form is regressing to the mean, winless in their last four league games. Stoke, usually one of the toughest places to go in the league, have started slowly with two losses at home but have begun to pick up form with four points in their last three games, though the loss last time out at Sunderland showed tghat the team has yet to hit the form heights of last season

There have only been three goals scored in the three Premier League games at the Britannia Stadium this season; fewer than at any other ground. Stoke tend to set up quite conseravatively. 4-5-1 with two midfielders supporting P eter Crouch is not unusual and they are happy to win 1-0, sit on a lead and with Swansea a counter attacking unit this may be a tight contest

BetVictor are top price 3/4 on under 2.5 goals here, which looks a safer bet than predicting the winner of a trappy looking contest

Recommendations

West Ham to beat Burnley 7/4 BetVictor

Newcastle United and Leicester City to draw 5/2 BetfairSportsbook

Stoke City and Swansea City under 2.5 goals 3/4 BetVictor