The Premier League season is well and truly underway as we enter the third weekend of the campaign’s fixtures.
The table is beginning to take shape with reigning champions Manchester City sitting pretty at the top having already amassed a +7-goal difference after just two matches.
This weekend heralds some tasty fixtures with opportunities aplenty to capitalise upon as our Premier League betting expert casts an eye over the best of the action.
Arsenal v West Ham
These sides are two of only four teams in the Premier League who have failed to pick up a single point so far and, worse still, they have only managed to score three goals between them across their combined 360 minutes of playing time.
Managers Unai Emery and Manuel Pellegrini will both be desperate to prove that their respective appointments were not bad decisions, but with the clubs both struggling to find form, it is set to be a tight one.
Although Arsenal are short favourites, this West Ham side have scored in 15 out of their last 16 league matches and could well force the home side to miss out on three points for the third week running.
Watford v Crystal Palace
Watford have roared out of the blocks, winning their opening two games against Brighton and Burnley.
They play host to a Crystal Palace side who beat Fulham in their first game, but were turned over at home by Liverpool on Monday.
Both teams put more stock on attacking than defending, and I can see this being an open, absorbing contest. There’s value to be found in the 14/1 on offer for both teams to score in both halves in what could be a scrappy affair.
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
Visitors Spurs having taken all six points from their opening two fixtures, while United only managed one win before suffering a humbling 3-2 defeat at Brighton last time out.
Jose Mourinho’s side were in very poor form at the Amex Stadium and will be looking to make amends on Monday, knowing that Spurs haven’t taken a single point in their last four visits to Old Trafford.
Spurs are in better form than their opponents, though, despite their much-reported lack of signings during the transfer window. However, I can’t look past the hoodoo they’ve suffered when visiting United and I can see it being a narrow win for the home side.