Even at this early stage of the season it looks like we might get a titanic battle between Liverpool and Manchester City for the title. Here are the best of this week’s Premier League Betting Opportunities
Fulham v Watford
There is of course no disgrace in losing 3-0 at Manchester City, as Fulham did last weekend but it has nevertheless been a difficult start to life back in the Premier League for Fulham with 4 points from their first five games despite substantial summer investment. No cause for alarm just yet but the reliance on Mitrovic for goals is a concern.
Watford’s perfect start to the season ended when defeated at home to Manchester United last weekend but they are a strong organised outfit and this is a decent opportunity to bounce back. Odds for the game at BetVictor show Fulham 6/4, Watford 15/8 and the sraw 52 and getting nearly 2/1 about the away win here looks very interesting.
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
Palace were once again indebted to a sublime piece of skill from Zaha to take a 1-0 win at Huddersfield last weekend for Palace’s second win of the season that has seen them play Liverpool and Watford and disappointingly lose to Southampton when without Zaha
Newcastle, once again short of investment in the last transfer window, are struggling again with a single point in their first five matches. Personally i think the (temporary) loss of Lascelles is a factor as he marshalls that defence that was so well drilled by Benitez to soak up pressure both away from home and against the bigger sides and grind out results.
Here BetVictor have Palace at even money, the draw 12/5 and Newcastle 3/1 and the Evens looks a strong bet.
Leicester City v Huddersfield
Until their 4-2 defeat at Bournemouth Leicester had done what was expected of them in their first four games, losing to United and Liverpool and beating Wolves and Southampton. The transition from a counter attacking side to one that can have possession and play through sides is an up and down process and with two fullbacks encouraged to bomb on in Pereira and Chilwell the centre backs are sometimes exposed.
Of course it is unlikely that an unprolific Huddersfield side with only two draws this season and to goals scored in five games are a side to expose these weaknesses but i don’t regard the 4/7 quoted about Leicester as very short indeed, and the 3/1 the draw with BetVictor better value.