Premier League Weekend 2 Betting Preview
Unai Emery’s honeymoon period at Arsenal ended at the hands of Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season, and things get no easier with a trip to Chelsea on Saturday.
The London derby is one of six games taking place on Saturday, while there are three games on Sunday and an intriguing clash between Crystal Palace and Liverpool for fans to savour on Monday night.
The Best Bet:
The summer appointments of Emery and Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea were the high-profile managerial changes, which meant Marco Silva took the reins at Everton somewhat under the radar.
After impressing during spells in charge of Hull City and Watford, the Portuguese now has the helm of a club with decent resources to go to war with.
Silva did some good business in the transfer window, and his side made a solid rather than spectacular start to the season with a 2-2 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The time has come for the Toffees to crank up a gear, and a home meeting with Southampton is an ideal place to start.
Saints have established themselves as a handy Premier League side, but Everton should have designs on pushing towards the top eight in the league and these are the sorts of games they need to win if that is to be a realistic target.
At 188BET’s price of 1.93, we’re happy to go with Silva’s side to claim the three points.
After an eye-catching summer that saw the likes of Alisson Becker, Naby Keita and Fabinho arrive at Anfield, Liverpool are viewed as the side most likely to dethrone Premier League champions Manchester City.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds kicked off the season in emphatic style with a 4-0 win over West Ham United.
Liverpool travel to Crystal Palace at odds of 1.47 with 188BET for the win, but the Eagles are a well-organised outfit under Roy Hodgson and 188BET’s price of 2.78 for the double chance on the Eagles to win or claim a draw makes some appeal.
Bet to Note:
Saturday’s trip to Stamford Bridge will be more of a reflection of Arsenal’s chances for the season ahead than the home loss to Manchester City.
Like Arsenal, Chelsea are a work in progress under Sarri. The Italian is getting his side used to his favoured four at the back and after spending the past couple of years as a three, the Blues could be vulnerable.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is this column’s tip in the Golden Boot race, and at 2.60 with 188BET we’ll take him to open his account for the season on Sunday.
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