Premier League tips – Our tips for the 3pm kick-offs on Saturday
A weekend of top-quality Premier League action awaits us this weekend
August 26th, 2016
Chelsea v Burnley
Chelsea have won back-to-back Premier League matches under their new Italian boss Antonio Conte and we expect a third successive victory when Burnley visit Stamford Bridge this weekend. The Clarets caused the shock of the weekend by defeating Liverpool at Turf Moor, however we’re of the opinion that this was a one-off and no such outcome is on the cards for the Premier League new-boys on Saturday afternoon. Indeed, the hosts should seal all the points and manage a clean-sheet into the bargain, given that Burnley’s aren’t adept at finding the net away from home turf.
Crystal Palace v Bournemouth
Will there be a winner in south London on Saturday afternoon? Both of these sides will be looking to get their campaigns off the mark at Selhurst Park given that neither have amassed any points at all so far this season. Palace have endured two successive defeats to West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur while Bournemouth have also suffered back-to-back defeats to Manchester United and West Ham. A third successive defeat will be something which both sides will be desperate to avoid at all costs and a somewhat dour and cagey affair should ensue which will see the spoils shared at Selhurst park.
Back a draw between Crystal Palace and Bournemouth @ 12/5 with Betfred
Everton v Stoke City
The Toffees have enjoyed a decent start to their 2016/17 Premier League campaign and with four points from their first two matches they will be confident of sealing a maximum points haul when they welcome Stoke City to Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon. The visitors lost 4-1 to Manchester City in their last outing and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku will give the hosts an edge which they have been lacking in his absence and we’ll be backing a home win.
Leicester City v Swansea City
It seems so long ago since Leicester shocked the football world by winning the Premier League with the reigning champions yet to seal a win this season. The Foxes lost to Premier League new-boys Hull City in the opening game of the season and could only manage a share of the spoils against Arsenal last weekend, however we believe that they can put this winless run behind them when they host the Swans on Saturday afternoon.
Back a Leicester City win @ 4/5 with William Hill
Southampton v Sunderland
Sunderland are still in search of their first Premier League points of the new season and we don’t believe that they will find them at St Mary’s this weekend. The Saints haven’t enjoyed the best of starts to their own campaign with an opening day draw with Watford being followed by a loss to Manchester United and whilst it may be too early for them to be panicking just yet, they do need to start winning games. This weekend gives them the ideal opportunity to do that when they face a Sunderland side which we feel will be amongst the relegation battlers at the end of the season.
Watford v Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has failed to splash the cash during the summer transfer window and this has resulted in the Emirates Stadium being a rather unpleasant place to be, at least for the under-fire manager. The pressure is on Wenger to produce some decent results and the failure to achieve this has resulted in further pressure being heaped upon the Frenchman. Can Arsenal grab their first win of the new campaign this weekend? We believe so and with several players returning to duty following their Euro 2016 exploits, a strengthened Gunners side will seal the three points on Saturday afternoon at Vicarage Road.
Back Arsenal to win-to-nil @ 15/8 with BetVictor