EPL Betting Preview: Week 4
The Premier League season is already shaping up nicely, with a host of intriguing narratives, but frustratingly we’re heading for a temporary stop for a round of international games.
Prior to that hiatus, we have a full weekend of Premier League action – the highlight arguably being the meeting between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur which will see at least one 100 per cent record go up in smoke.
That game at Vicarage Road is one of three taking place on Sunday, while there are seven on Saturday – the most intriguing of which is the meeting between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium.
The Best Bet:
There are four teams with perfect records at the top of the table, and at the start of the season if you’d predicted one of those would be Watford the reaction would have been filled with quizzical looks.
But the Hornets have racked up victories over Brighton, Burnley and Crystal Palace to sit fourth in the table.
After what happened with Leicester a couple of seasons ago, it would be foolish to write anyone off – but Watford face their first stern challenge this weekend and it is one they look set to fail.
Tottenham failed to sign a single player during the summer transfer window, while the mess at their new stadium also piled pressure on the club. But for all the problems off the field, Mauricio Pochettino’s side have not been sidetracked as they too have three wins from three.
The most recent of those was a 3-0 mauling of Manchester United at Old Trafford, and it marked them down as serious players in the title race.
Following up such a convincing win over a major rival is absolutely imperative, and at 188BET’s price of 1.59, Spurs look good value to make it four wins from four.
When West Ham United announced the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager, the Hammers board would have had designs on it leading to a push towards the European places.
Three defeats out of three suggest those plans may need to be reassessed. Two of those losses were at the hands of Liverpool and Arsenal, so it’s not been the kindest start to the campaign, but they were beaten at home by Bournemouth in between.
On Saturday they entertain a Wolverhampton Wanderers side who are seeking their first win since returning to the top flight. But they have two draws from three games to their name, including a brilliant point against champions Manchester City, and Nuno Santo’s side can be backed at 2.90 with 188BET to pile more woe on West Ham.
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