On the first week of the new Premier League season, Betpal gave 9 winning tips from 11 selections, one per game. This weekend, we go again. A game by game betting preview of the Premier League fixutres tomorrow to start.
The fixtures begin tomorrow lunchtime, live on BT Sport with
Fulham v Arsenal 12.45pm
Fulham had a fine start to the season, Kasami’s goal helping them win 1-0 away at Sunderland. Tomorrow brings a tougher Test as, despite the upset at home to Aston Villa last week and an injury hit squad, Arsenal will be strong favourites to win at Craven Cottage. Arsenal have boosted moreale with a facile victory against Fenerbahce in midweek and should be a team suited to playing on the counter attack with the pace of Walcott especially. I expect Arsenal to bounce back, recommended at 23/20 BetVictor
Everton v West Brom 3pm
After one game, an away draw at Norwich, there were signs that Everton will be a fun team to watch under Martinez.
Of all teams last week, Everton completed the most passes, and they created a lot of chances. West Brom lost to Southampton, have lost Anelka this week and more importantly don’t seem to have a real repalcement for Lukaku’s goals last season.
Until there is evidence that they find their goalscoring touch, and with a solid defence, they are probably a “goals under” team. Everton to win to nil is recommended 9/5 Ladbrokes. Under 2.5 goals at 11/10 is a more conservative alternative
Hull City v Norwich City 3pm
After a very tough task at Chelsea, the first realistic game to see if Hul City are likely to have the goal-scoring potential to stay in the league. It looks a tough ask, with the likes of Danny Graham not too prolific in the top flight so far. No such problems for Norwich, with over £20m spent in the summer on attacking talent and prices available at over 2/1 Norwich to win are definitely value. Expect Hull City to go for it, but Norwich to have too much class going forward. Norwich City to win 21/10 Bet365
Newcastle United v West Ham United 3pm
Much like the Hull City game above, this is a more realistic test for Newcastle and this season’s prospects. West Ham United are likely to be resilient and as with any Allardyce team ultra-competitive but I expect Newcastle to bounce back in a febrile home atmosphere. West Ham have been backed in from 3-1 towards 9/4 all week. Instead I prefer Newcastle to win at 13/10 Bet365
Southampton v Sunderland 3pm
My Premier League dark horses come off a superb away win at West Brom to host Di Canio’s Sunderland, who lost at home to Fulham.
Indeed the game is priced to be a home win, with Southampton odds-on. Under Pochettino, Southampton as a defensive team are transformed, and Sunderland look to lack fire-power. I’m willing to threat them as an “unders” team until such time as Altidore proves he is a better player than when last in the top flight, and Fletcher returns from injury. Southampton to win to Nil 9/5 Ladbrokes
Stoke City v Crystal Palace 3pm
Crystal Palace look to have a tough season ahead, having lost Zaha and then Murray to injury, that’s over 40 goals out of a team that was promoted out of the Championship.
It could be argued that this looks a weaker team than last season with only a few players, Speroni and Jedinak included, of Premier League quality. Stoke relied on the sensational Begovic to keep the score down at Anfield but I couldn’t back them at odds-on until we have more evidence that the change of style under Mark hughes has taken root. Value play here is the Draw at 5/2 Bet365
Aston Villa v Liverpool 5.30pm Live on Sky Sports
Aston Villa have impressed many with their resilience at Chelsea and their flair at Arsenal. The front three of Benteke, Agbonlahor and Weimann appear to be suited to playing on the break away from home with their pace. Not so easy at home when they are expected to come on, and here Liverpool will lie in wait.
I expect a very close game, difficult to call the result, and would not be surprised to see goals from the aforementioned Villa strikers and Sturridge/Aspas/Coutinho etc. Over 2.5 goals is strong odds-on, a little less conservatively Over 3.5 goals Totesport is 7/4. Lets go with that, expecting both teams to be “overs” teams in matches this year