IT’S another busy weekend in the Premier League and we got Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) to give us his three best bets.
Hull v Crystal Palace | Saturday 15:00
Not the most glamorous fixture in the Premier League card this weekend, but I’d like to think we’ll see goals here. Hull have had a somewhat inauspicious start to the season with a defeat to Aston Villa and draws against Newcastle and West Ham to their name. Crucially though, they’re scoring goals. In fact, they’ve scored in all their Premier League games this season. 6 have been notched in the last 3 games with 8 going in the other direction.
Despite all the tears regarding Tony Pulis’ departure, it’s worth stating that Crystal Palace remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season under new boss Neil Warnock. Wins against Everton and Leicester paint a very impressive picture and I don’t think Warnock has been given enough credit so far. Palace have scored in 5 of their 6 games and have registered 8 times in their last 4 ties.
So with all these goals featuring in games involving these sides can you blame me for backing Both Teams To Score? Over the 12 Premier League games these sides have been involved in this season, the BTTS bet has been a winner on 9 occasions. That’s good enough for me to get involved at 20/21 with Boylesports.
Manchester United v Everton | Sunday 12.00 | BT Sport 1
This is exactly the kind of game Manchester United should be thriving on with the absence of European football on their timetable. Come kick off, Louis Van Gaal’s side will have had an 8 day break since their last match.
Their opponents Everton won’t be so fortunate. Roberto Martinez’s side played in Russia on Thursday night in the Europa League with a team-sheet bustling with first team regulars. We saw the effects of this policy two weeks ago when they followed a 4-1 win against Wolfsburg with a 3-2 home defeat against Crystal Palace. Doesn’t bode well does it?
I still think United are a bit of a shambles but after scoring 9 in their last 3 games, they’ll be confident of denting a few holes into Everton on Sunday. No side has conceded more than the Merseyside club this season in the league. 4/6 on a Man Utd win with BetVictor makes a lot of sense to me.
Chelsea v Arsenal | Sunday 14:05 | Sky Sports 1
It’s the match of the weekend without doubt and I’d be surprised if Chelsea don’t come away with all three points. This fixture was an utter nightmare for Arsenal last season as they fell to a 6-0 loss to their London rivals and while I don’t expect a result like that I do foresee a home win.
Arsenal have a lot of mental questions to answer come Sunday. They won just once in 8 fixtures last season against fellow Top 5 sides and that pattern appears to be restarting with non-wins already registered against Man City, Tottenham and Everton in 2014/15. The stats make sore reading for Gunners fans with 4 losses out of 5 at Stamford Bridge and 8 defeats in the last 12 overall against Chelsea. On top of that, Arsene Wenger has never got the better of a Jose Mourino side in 13 attempts since 2004. Have I put you off Arsenal yet?
Chelsea won this fixture comfortably last season and it’s clear to see they’ve improved after the summer. I’m backing them on the Asian Handicap giving Arsenal a goal start. That means if they win by 1 goal my stake is returned, a bigger win means a full payout. That’s 19/17 with BetVictor.
Hull v Crystal Palace – Both Teams To Score (20/21 Boylesports)
Manchester United v Everton – Manchester United to win (4/6 BetVictor)
Chelsea v Arsenal – Chelsea -1 Asian Handicap (19/17 BetVictor)