Premier League Tips | 20th-21st September 2014

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ANOTHER big weekend of Premier League action, and Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) is on hand with three bets to get involved with.

Aston Villa v Arsenal | Saturday 15:00

It’s been a terrific start to the season for Aston Villa with 10 points out of 12 collected in the league. I’m not having it though. I was fairly convinced back in August that the Midlands side would be involved in a relegation battle and I’m not willing to move my view on this with another 34 games still to play.

How can I pull apart their form so far? Well, let me try…Stoke seem to have gone off the boil at home this season, Hull had been in Europa League action three days before when Villa beat them and Liverpool were without Sturridge and Sterling last week. Okay, I’m trying! Arsenal are their opponents on Saturday and I just feel they’ll be too strong.

Villa tend to struggle at home (10 defeats out of 19 last season) and couldn’t beat Newcastle on their turf last month. Arsenal are unbeaten at Villa Park for 16 years and will arrive here knowing that three points are a must.

Swansea v Southampton | Saturday 15:00

Two of the most positive and impressive sides of the season so far go head to head on Saturday and I think we’ll see goals in the Swansea v Southampton match. The sides have scored 16 goals between them this campaign and both will be able to express themselves without fear – that’s what over-achievement breeds.

Over 2.5 Goals seems a reasonable shout, with the bet being a winner in six of the sides eight collective league matches this season. Two in-form positive sides, two ambitious young managers. Yeah, it’s got to be Overs!

Man City v Chelsea | Sunday 16:00

The big match of the weekend takes place on Sunday with champions Man City hosting top of the table Chelsea. The London club have undoubtedly been the best side in the league this season with four wins out of four while the champions have taken just one point from their last six.

Having said that I can’t swerve the opportunity to back the home side at 6/4. They’ve won 18 of their last 21 home games and this is a game they simply can’t afford to lose with Chelsea playing so well. City won the last clash between the sides back in February and I think this will be repeated on Sunday.

Best Bets

Aston Villa v Arsenal – Arsenal to win (5/6 BetVictor)

Swansea v Southampton – Over 2.5 Goals (11/10 BetVictor)

Man City v Chelsea – Man City to win (6/4 Coral)

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  1. So yesterday was not as prolific as I would have hoped, and can imagine that Liverpool, Norwich, Derby and others would have lined the bookie pockets for the weekend, but the likes of Barnet, the Dons, Arsenal and Reals thrashing meant I came out with a profit heading into what could be an exiting Sunday card.

    Leicester v MAN UTD (8/13 various)

    Man Utd looked like a different team when they trashed QPR 4-0 last week, the likes of Di Maria and Hererra were a revelation and although away to Leicester is a completely different ball game, 8/13 makes a good start to my accumulator.

    Man city v CHELSEA DNB (11/10 sky bet)

    As you say Chris, Chelsea have been the best side in the PL this season so far, Fabregas, Costa Hazzard, Ivanovic, Courtois, the list goes on, and they were unlucky against Shalke when they just dropped concentration and thought they had it in the bag to early.

    Pellegrini will approach this game more cautiously than Jose, and If the likes of Fabregas, Hazzard, Ramires and Costa put on a good performance, this game can be won in midfield.

    still, I am taking the DNB option of 11/10 which I still think is a great price.

    ROMA v Cagliari ( 1/3 Various)

    Roma sit second in seria A, equal in points with leaders AC Milan, and will want to win this to push for the title. Roma thrashed CSK Moscow in midweek and last seasons impressive defensive form looks like it will continue into this season, 2/2 clean sheets so far and Cagliari have only 1 win away in 13 games.

    Good Luck and sorry its a bit late

    Kane

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