MatchDay 4 – Saturday

Published by on September 9, 2017

MatchDay 4 - Saturday

Another seemingly interminable international break is over and the Premier League is back with what should be some very close games this weekend.  Without further ado, here's a round-up of some of the most enticing odds from SkyBet across Saturday's fixtures.
 

Manchester City vs Liverpool  

The sort of game that could be decisive later on in the season, two of the favourites for the title will meet at the Etihad. Both were held back by their respective defences last term, but that's where the hosts have strengthened most. Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola can both look to their formidable attacks and there should definitely be goals in it. The only danger with backing Sergio Aguero is that it can't be guaranteed he'll start.
 
Recommended bet: Sergio Aguero and Roberto Firmino to score at 7/1
 

Arsenal vs Bournemouth 

Eddie Howe's side may fancy their chances given Arsenal's two defeats in their first three games of the new season. However, they're still without their first point after their heartbreaking loss against City before the break, so this game should - in theory - provide some much-needed respite for Arsene Wenger.
 
Recommended bet: Alexandre Lacazette to score and Arsenal to win - 1/1 
 

Southampton vs Watford 

Southampton and Watford are both unbeaten in the league so far this season, so it's likely to be a cagey affair. We're backing under 2.5 goals as the Saints have managed two goalless draws from their opening three games, while Watford's last outing against Brighton produced the same result.
 
Recommended bet: Manolo Gabbiadini to score first - 9/2
 

Leicester vs Chelsea 

Danny Drinkwater and N'Golo Kante will return to the King Power, though it seems unlikely the former will be ousting Tiemoue Bakayoko from the starting XI. Chelsea may not have had the most convincing start to the season, but record signing Alvaro Morata has been impressive and has to be the favourite to get proceedings underway.
 
Recommended bet: Alvaro Morata to score first 5/1
 

Everton vs Tottenham 

Spurs will take a welcome break from Wembley as they travel to Goodison Park. Mauricio Pochettino's men are yet to win at home after losing one and drawing one, and it will be interesting to see if they have any better luck here. They have a mixed record against the Toffees, drawing five of their last 11, losing two, and winning the other four. Ronald Koeman must be happy with his side's start, while there are still plenty of questions for Pochettino.
 
Recommended bet: Full-time result: Draw 12/5
 

Stoke vs Manchester United 

Jose Mourinho has a decent chance of continuing his perfect start to the campaign against Stoke. The bet365 stadium was the scene of a particularly low point of Louis van Gaal's reign, but it's hard to envisage United having too many problems here. It'll be another chance for Romelu Lukaku to continue his great start in what should be a physical encounter if Stoke get their way - almost a quarter of the Belgian's Premier League goals have come from headers, so Sky's value of 7/1 looks a very tempting price.
 
Recommended bet: Romelu Lukaku to score a header 7/1
 

Brighton vs West Brom 

 
Brighton picked up their first point of the season against Watford but the reality is that they're going to be scrapping in every game. Still, the Seagulls are favourites, with West Brom at 19/10 to pick up the three points.
 
Recommended bet: Jay Rodriguez to score first 7/1
 

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