Premier League 3rd round

Premier League 3rd round

Written by Mr T. The authors predictions are his own and do not represent the views of Coolbet. Odds may change between the time of publishing and when bets are placed. 

Premier League – 3rd round

The Premier League keeps being the betting paradise this opening season, at least for those that prefer to bet on the favourites. In the premier round we had five clear favourites in Manchester City, Arsenal, Brighton, Newcastle and Manchester United. All five won their games.  

Last weekend Nottingham Forest, Liverpool, Brighton, Manchester City, Aston Villa and Arsenal was the teams placed at 1,99 or lower odds in the market. Again all won their games. That means that we after two round have had eleven clear favourites in Premier League this season and all eleven have won! This can of course not continue for much longer although I expect a lot of bettors will be tempted this weekend to go for a coupon with Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Brighton and Manchester City to continue the favourite-run.  

Premier League 3rd round

As always I have picked out the games I find most interesting: 

Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest

Only Brighton and Newcastle have created more big goal chances than Manchester United, but the tally after the matches against Wolves and Tottenham shows a total of only one goal. Heavy burden for Rasmus Højlund, when he is cleared to play after the injury. Ten Hag is believed to make changes in the squard before the deadline, with players both in and out. Eight out of nine Forest victories last season were won at the City Ground, and it will probably be at home in front of their own fans they need to take the points to secure the contract this time as well. Dominated before the break against Sheffield United, and had the offensive jokers to decide when after the break they were hard pressed by the visitors. Fear of losing Brennan Johnson before the window slams is still here. Even with the favourite parade in Premier League so far I can’t back Manchester United at 1,35 here. Instead I go for their problems scoring goals to continue and try the under 2,5 goals at 2,60. 

Sheffield United vs Manchester City

Clear improvement from Sheffield United, when it ended on Friday with a 1-2 loss away to Nottingham Forest who always excels at home. Was second best before the break, but took control of the game after the break. However, there was further evidence that the team will struggle to score goals this season. Must spend money in the coming week, if Premier League contract can be renewed. Manchester City have opened with straight wins, as expected. Still haven’t conceded a goal, despite Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan leaving, while Kevin de Bruyne, John Stones and Bernardo Silva are still injured. Jeremy Doku new man in. No doubt in my mind here, Manchester City win at 1,20 should be safest pick of the weekend.

Newcastle vs Liverpool

Biggest game of the Premier League-weekend. Newcastle played havoc with Aston Villa in the season opener, and travelled to the blue part of Manchester with good hopes of points against an injury-hit reigning champion. However, they forgot to leave the respect at home and Eddie Howe’s men deservedly lost. Only lost two home games last season, but Liverpool were one of the two teams to take a win here. Liverpool ended up behind after barely three minutes of play at home against Bournemouth. Turned around to win 3-1 despite a red card for Alexis Mac Allister, but again clear defensive shortcomings were demonstrated. Wataru Endo made his debut after his transfer from Stuttgart, while Stefan Bajcetic was back in the squad. This should be an interesting game, probably with a lot of goals involved. I think Newcastle has been made a bit too clear of a favourite by the market in this match and will try the double chance Liverpool/Draw at 1,72. 

 Good luck with your best this weekend and we’re back with our next Premier League-preview next week.  

Mr T 

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