History was made in the Premier League last weekend – for the first time in the competition’s history, three teams have made it through the first ten matches of the season without defeat.
Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea lead the way – though Arsenal and Tottenham are hot on their tails.
In what promises to be another exciting weekend of Premier League action, our football betting expert gives his tips.
Arsenal v Liverpool
Of the three unbeaten teams at the top of the league, none have been as close to losing their undefeated streak than Liverpool.
The Reds needed an 87th minute equaliser from Daniel Sturridge to rescue a point against Chelsea, while Riyad Mahrez’s skied penalty for Manchester City last month kept a zero in the ‘loss’ column.
Jurgen Klopp’s men travel to Arsenal on the back of a resounding 4-1 win over Cardiff, where the out-of-form Mo Salah and Sadio Mane appear to have rediscovered their mojo.
Liverpool are Evens with Grosvenorsport.com to claim victory on Saturday.
Arsenal are also on a lengthy unbeaten run of their own – a 2-1 victory over Blackpool made it 13 in a row in all competitions, with a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace being the only game they hadn’t won.
Unai Emery’s side are getting the reputation as real entertainers – thrillingly exciting going forward, but always likely to ship a couple of goals at the back.
The Gunners are 5/2 for this one.
This fixture last year finished in a thrilling 3-3 draw, and while this might not be quite the same result, I still think we could be on for a thriller.
I see this one finishing level, with the draw at 14/5 – and over 4.5 goals at 3/1 could be a good bet too.
Wolves v Tottenham
It’s a testament to how strong things have been this season that Tottenham are enjoying their best-ever start to the Premier League season, yet are sitting down in fifth.
Spurs were turned over 1-0 by Man City on Monday night in a game that was low in quality, and lacking an appropriate pitch.
Mauricio Pochettino will be pleased to be on something slightly greener as Tottenham take on Wolves on Saturday evening.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have been stopped in their tracks a little over the past fortnight – successive defeats to Watford and Brighton followed a run of six without defeat.
Having held both Manchester clubs to a draw this year, Wolves may fancy turning that around against Tottenham.
They are 41/20 for the win, but I think the draw at 23/10 might be the better bet.
Despite losing those two fixtures, Wolves look a tough side to break down, and with Harry Kane out of form, and Christian Eriksen struggling with injury, they might just have enough to nick something against Tottenham.
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Chelsea put in one of the more accomplished performances of the season against Burnley last week, comfortably dispatching the Clarets with the minimum of fuss.
Ross Barkley was in imperious form in midfield, and the Blues looked every inch the title challengers few thought at the start of the campaign.
Next up at home is Crystal Palace – a side that have beaten the Blues at least once in each of the past seasons.
Roy Hodgson’s men haven’t quite got going this term, though performed well when drawing with Arsenal last week.
They are 12/1 for Sunday’s clash.
Still, I can’t look beyond Chelsea here.
Maurizio Sarri’s football has been electric at times, and the Blues look to have fully absorbed the Italian’s philosophy.
The Blues should win, and I think the side who have kept clean sheets in five of their 10 matches this season could keep another here.
Back Chelsea to win to nil at 11/10.
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