The Premier League is back. Liverpool kick things off on Friday, champions Manchester City start their campaign against West Ham, newcomers Aston Villa visit Spurs and Manchester United host Chelsea in a mouth-watering showdown on Sunday. We’ve looked at the odds and stats and came up with Top 5 Bets for the Premier League: Match Day 1. Bet on the Premier League here.
West Ham vs Manchester City – Over 2.5 Goals – 1.50
Champions Manchester City open their Premier League campaign with a trip to London to face West Ham. City have dominated the Irons, winning the last nine meetings in a row. Moreover, five of the last six encounters have seen Over 2.5 Goals. Four of both West Ham and City’s last six matches have also seen three or more goals.
Crystal Palace v Everton – Everton Win – 2.40
Palace finished twelfth while Everton finished eighth in last season’s Premier League. In season’s two meetings between these two, Everton won one and drew the other with Palace. The Toffees are unbeaten against the Eagles in the last nine encounters. Everton have the upper hand in their 38 meetings, winning 15 with Palace winning ten and drawing 13. Therefore, Everton are favourites on Saturday.
Watford v Brighton – Under 2.5 Goals – 1.70
The last eight meetings between these two teams have seen two goals or fewer scored. Five of Brighton’s last six Premier League matches have seen Under 2.5 Goals. Therefore, a less than entertaining affair might be on the cards.
Newcastle v Arsenal – Arsenal Win – 1.75
The Gunners have beaten the Magpies nine times in their last ten meetings. Dominant. Newcastle might also take time to adapt to life under Steve Bruce. Arsenal are a better team than Bruce’s side and will be the team to beat.
Manchester United v Chelsea – Manchester United Win – 2.15
Chelsea last won at Old Trafford in 2013. The Red Devils have also won five of their last six matches in all competitions while the Blues have won four of their last six matches. This fixture has always been cagey wherever it is played. However, with home advantage United have the upper hand here.