Liverpool managed to maintain their perfect start to the EPL with a victory away to Chelsea last weekend. Jurgen Klopp’s side dominated the first 55 minutes before a late Chelsea onslaught nearly delivered a draw for Frank Lampard’s young team. That makes it fifteen EPL victories in a row for Liverpool and on current form they could continue that streak for another while yet.
Sheffield United vs Liverpool, Saturday 7:30AM
Last season’s Championship runners-up face the Premier League runners-up in the early kickoff on Saturday. Chris Wilder’s side have performed admirably since promotion and they currently sit 10th in the table with an away victory over Everton and a 2-2 draw away to Chelsea already on their list of achievements this season. They face their toughest assignment of the season on Saturday though as Liverpool make their way to Bramall Lane.
Liverpool have picked up where they left off last season and their front three of Salah, Firmino and Mané look as good as ever. Jurgen Klopp – winner of The Best FIFA Men’s Coach of the Year award on Monday night – may hold some of his key players in reserve with the Champions League fixture against Red Bull Salzburg on the horizon.
This is good news for The Blades and if they can keep it tight for the first 45′ then they might just fancy their chances. Sheffield United (+2) is available to back at -130 and that looks like a decent bet.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is +600 to bag himself another goal this weekend with CanPlay.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton, Saturday 10AM
Six places – but only one point – separate these two sides after six games of the 2019/2020 Premier League season. Spurs sit atop the mini-league of 8 point teams thanks to their superior goal difference while Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton side are in 13th after losing to Bournemouth last Friday night.
Even at this early stage of the season a win for Spurs is vital if they want to maintain a push for the Champions League places. Speaking of the Champions League, they host Bayern Munich in a crucial group stage game on Tuesday night which makes manager Mauricio Pochettino’s life that little bit more difficult.
They were vanquished by Liverpool in last season’s Champions League Final and they still seem to be suffering from the after-effects of that game. Their early season results have been inconsistent. A 2-2 draw with Manchester City gave them hope but they came crashing back to earth with a home defeat to relegation contenders Newcastle the following week.
If they can click into gear then they are a match for any side, but that’s a big if. A score draw at +430 seems like a decent bet in this one.
Everton vs Manchester City, Saturday 12:30PM
How high can they go this week? Last weekend, Manchester City ripped Norwich City to shreds with 8 goals, 5 coming in the first 15 minutes. They had 28 shots and 69% possession. And that’s all without first-choice center-back Aymeric Laporte.
I wouldn’t like to be in Everton manager Marco Silva’s shoes this week. His side were poor in defeat at home to Sheffield United last week and his task doesn’t get any easier this weekend. Coming up with a plan to stop Kevin De Bruyne would be hard enough. Add Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling and David Silva into that equation and it’s almost impossible.
Guardiola’s side are averaging four goals a game I’d be surprised if they don’t hit that mark again this weekend. Man City to score 4+ goals is +265 and you can back City (-2) at a great price of +200.