A busy Saturday in the Premier League. Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) picks out his best bets from the card.
Liverpool v Manchester United | Saturday 12:30 | Sky Sports
A brilliant fixture to come back from the international break on on paper, but the reality might be different. This looks Manchester United’s first major challenge of the Premier League season and it’s a game Jose Mourinho will not want to lose. Neither will his opposite number.
The last five clashes between the sides have gone Under and with Saido Mane out for Liverpool it limits the attacking dangers in this game.
In their 10 matches against the top six last season Manchester United scored more than once on just one occasion. A similar pattern could emerge here.
The early kick off may also leave it’s mark on this game and a conservative match looks the call for me. Under 2.5 Goals at 11/12 with Unibet looks the call. Stick the hype up your arse!
Burnley v West Ham | Saturday 15:00
It would be hard to find a more uninspiring victory than West Ham’s 1-0 win over Swansea before the international break.
The Hammers win was so flat that there was still talk of Slaven Bilic leaving after the points were secured. The London club are an unappealing betting proposition at the moment.
Burnley’s form this season has been remarkable as they sit up in sixth in the table with just one defeat to their name.
Their home form last season was the bedrock of their progress but this time round they’ve found more fruit away from Turf Moor.
However, at odds of 7/4 the Clarets look too good to turn down against a side ill at ease with itself. I’ll back them Draw No Bet at a shade of odds on.
Watford v Arsenal | Saturday 17:30 | BT Sport 1
After what was a stress-free September (P4 W3 D1 L0), surely Arsenal are due a bad result this weekend? I don’t know about you, but I miss the OTT whining and whimpering from their fan base.
Watford have just one fewer point than Arsenal and look overpriced at around the 9/2 mark. The Hornets won at the Emirates earlier this year and are the only side to beat Arsenal in the FA Cup in the last four years.
Marco Silva has made a great start to his job at Watford and with Alexis Sanchez a major doubt for Arsenal they look capable of getting something here.