Premier League Weekend 1 Betting Preview
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Premier League Weekend 1 Betting Preview

The Premier League is back for the 2018/19 campaign, with Manchester City hot favourites to defend the title they won so emphatically last season.

The chasing pack have at least 19 points to make up from last term, but things are never that simple and Pep Guardiola’s side have a tricky opener at Arsenal.

The game at the Emirates is one of three matches taking place on Sunday, while there are six games on Saturday and the campaign opens up with a Friday night tussle between Manchester United and Leicester City.

The Best Bet:

Chelsea are a work in progress under new manager Maurizio Sarri, who has only been at the helm since July 14th. Patience needs to be the policy at Stamford Bridge; sadly that has not been something Roman Abramovich has earned a reputation for during his ownership of the club.

In Sarri the Blues have a man who can mould the team into a winning force while playing free-flowing football. But that will take time and investment, so this season must be viewed as one of transition.

Still, any team with Eden Hazard at its core is to be feared and Sarri’s men have been presented with a superb opportunity to get a win under their belts at the first time of asking.

Huddersfield Town did brilliantly to stay up last season, and stay up with relative comfort, but they could suffer from second-season syndrome and at 188BET’s price of 1.61, Chelsea make strong appeal to claim the three points in West Yorkshire.

Shock Watch:

Wolverhampton Wanderers proved a class apart in romping to the Championship last term, as they sealed their return to the top flight for the first time since 2012.

Life won’t be easy for Nuno Santo’s men, but they have ambitious owners and a world-class playmaker in Ruben Neves.

A home meeting with Everton is not an easy starter for Wolves, but the Molineux faithful will be in full voice and it would not be a surprise were they to overcome the Toffees, which can be backed at 2.28 with 188BET.

Tips to Note

It’s been quite the summer for Harry Kane, who won the World Cup’s Golden Boot and this week welcomed a baby daughter into the world. It’s not yet clear if he will be included in Tottenham’s side to face Newcastle on Saturday, but it would not raise eyebrows were the striker to feature.

August has not been his favourite footballing month, he’s never scored a goal during August in his Premier League career, but he can be backed at 1.95 with 188BET to consign that record to the history books.

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