This weekend sees a reduced Premier League schedule as a result of the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen. On Saturday we have three games to sink our teeth into and I have picked out a 13/1 treble that I like the look of having done my research. Hopefully, you will like the look of this one too.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester City - Manchester City to win and BTTS (15/8)
It looks as though we could be in for a one horse race in the Premier League, which seems crazy to say at this stage of the season. Manchester City nearly look like the finished article with Erling Haaland leading the line. Guardiola’s side have no doubt looked more fluid in previous campaigns under his tenure but they have found a man in Erling Haaland who can guide the team to wins on a rare off day.
The Champions League game midweek was a prime example of this, as was the game against Newcastle, Haaland is just built differently and it looks as though City could dominate for years to come because of him.
Wolves picked up their first win of the season last weekend after beating Southampton 1-0 at home. I have to say if I was a Wolves fan I wouldn’t be full of excitement on match days, there is something about them when I watch them that I just don’t find enjoyable, it all looks a bit safe and one dimensional.
A both teams to score bet is usually something I would stay well away from when it comes to Wolves, they are probably the most cautious team in the league. Below I have listed some reason why I have picked out this bet.
- Four of the last five meetings between the teams have seen both teams score.
- Manchester City have won all of the last four encounters.
- Three of Manchester City’s last four Premier League games been both teams to score.
Newcastle United vs AFC Bournemouth - Newcastle to win and 2 or more goals (8/11)
This weekend sees Eddie Howe return to his former club Bournemouth, a club where he is held in the highest regard by the fans. As a Newcastle fan myself I am glad for this game because I feel like it’s a game the Geordies should win after a series of good performances ending in draws or defeats.
The Toon look a well oiled machine and have done for some time now under Eddie Howe and their league position I don’t feel does their performances justice. Eddie Howe could have Allan Saint-Maximin and Bruno Guimaraes available again having both missed the last few fixtures with injury, which will be a huge boost for the Magpies.
The Cherries come into this game on the back a 3-2 win against Nottingham Forest. The south-coast side came from two goals down to earn all three points, a remarkable turnaround away from home. Bournemouth are the bookies favourites to be relegated priced at 4/9 but have managed to pick up seven points from their opening six games.
Those points have come against struggling sides however and when they come up against sides playing with confidence they have been largely outclassed. I think they will be in for a difficult 90 minutes at St James Park on Saturday with the home fans hoping to roar their team on to a first win since their opening game of the season.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City - Tottenham to win and both teams to score (15/8)
Tottenham have started the domestic campaign well and currently sit third in the Premier League. Performances could have been better but points on the board is what matters. I think there will be a backlash from Tuesday night’s Champions League defeat which could see a few players dropped from the starting lineup as Conte looks to get a tune out of his squad.
The form of Son Heung-Min will be of concern to Spurs fans having yet to find the net this season, but I will just remind you that during the 2018/19 season he hadn’t scored after eight games and went on to score 20 goals. I expect to see Kulusevski reintroduced to the starting XI on Saturday, the team has a much better output with him in the lineup so it will mean that with Richarlison or Son are likely to make way.
As for Leicester it’s going to be a bumpy old season you feel. The transfer window was uninspiring and borderline disastrous. The Foxes currently find themselves glued to the foot of the table having taken just one point from their opening six games. Brendan Rodgers looks dissilusioned at this moment in time and seems to be frustrated with the parameters he is working with.
There is still some good attacking talent in the Leicester team but will Leicester’s defensive frailties bite them in the arse? Losing Schmeichel and Fofana can only have dinted the Foxes hopes of a successful season, Schmeichel although perhaps on last legs offered a voice and presence that they don’t seem to have replaced. Losing Fofana to Chelsea wasn’t ideal due to the timing of the transfer, had it happened earlier in the window perhaps Brendan could have had a completely different looking backline after that treasure chest of a transfer.
- The last three meetings between the teams have seen this bet land.
- Both teams have scored in all of Leicester’s last nine Premier League away games.
- Spurs have won their last six home Premier League games and nine of their last 10 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.