MatchDay 3 – Sunday

Published by on August 25, 2017

MatchDay 3 - Sunday

Liverpool vs Arsenal
 
Arsene Wenger has confirmed Alexis Sanchez will make his long-awaited return at Anfield. That could be perfect timing for the Chilean, as it's a fixture that usually guarantees goals. Liverpool and Arsenal both look to be struggling with the same defensive problems that plagued their campaigns last season. Jurgen Klopp's side have also had to contend with Champions League qualifiers this week, so although the Gunners aren't favourites, they may be worth backing. An Arsenal win with over 2.5 goals is at 7/2. 
 
Chelsea vs Everton
 
Having picked up a point against Manchester City, Everton will fancy their chances of causing an upset against Chelsea. Speculation continues surrounding Antonio Conte's future, making this a good time to visit the champions. The Toffees are at 6/1 to get the three points, and it doesn't seem likely Chelsea are going to lose two home games in a row despite their problems on and off the pitch. The Blues have won their last two meetings 3-0 and 5-0, so punters will be reluctant to back the visitors despite their promising start to the season. 
 
Tottenham vs Burnley
 
Spurs are presented with the perfect opportunity to banish talk of a Wembley curse against Burnley. The Clarets may have won their opening day fixture at Stamford Bridge, but their record on the road last season doesn't bode well for their chances against Mauricio Pochettino's side. If Harry Kane continues his own August jinx, the Lilywhites will be looking elsewhere for goals. Dele Alli is at evens to score in 90 minutes, while Heung-Min Son, who hit 14 league goals last season, is at 11/8 - that could be risky, though, given that Pochettino did not introduce him until fairly late in the second half against Chelsea. 
 
West Brom vs Stoke 
 
Stoke surprised Arsenal last time out and could play on West Brom's weaknesses at the Hawthorns. Tony Pulis has admitted his squad is nowhere near strong enough with just a few days to go until the transfer window slams shut. On a more positive note for the Baggies, they haven't lost any of their last five meetings versus the Potters. Only one of those games has seen over 2.5 goals, with three ending in 1-0 wins.