The Premier League is back. The cliché goes that ‘a week is a long time in soccer’ and that’s never more true when it involves a weekend without Premier League soccer. The international break is over and the players are heading back to their clubs for a full weekend of Premier League action.
We have taken a look ahead to this week’s games to give you three tips for your Premier League treble.
Tottenham vs Watford, Saturday 10AM
It’s beginning to look like do-or-die time for Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino. Last season’s Champions League finalists have struggled. Results this season include Premier League defeats to Newcastle at home and Leicester and Brighton away. They haven’t fared any better in the cup competitions either. Their EFL Cup campaign ended with a penalty shootout loss to Colchester and they were beaten 7-2 at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Thankfully for Poch and the players, their opponents aren’t in any better shape. They’re winless and the bottom of the table and they have already sacked their manager and replaced him with former manager Quique Sanchez Flores.
Looking ahead to this game you would have to back Spurs at home. Harry Kane provided one goal and three assists in England’s 6-0 win and he should be raring to go this Saturday. He is +240 to score first on Saturday and a Tottenham win and over 2.5 goals is listed at -110. From a Watford perspective, former Arsenal player Danny Welbeck is the most likely get his name on the scoresheet. Welbeck is +300 to score anytime.
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Crystal Palace vs Manchester City, Saturday 12:30PM
This is one of the more interesting games of the weekend. The bookies have it down as a foregone conclusion with Palace listed as long as 12/1 (+1200) to get the win at home. People seem to forget that Guardiola’s City have struggled against The Eagles in the last few seasons. They split the points last season (both teams winning away from home) and this fixture in the 2017/2018 ended in a 0-0 draw.
The pressure is beginning to build on Man City. They will need a near-flawless remainder of the season if they want to retain their Premier League title and that will need to start with a win at Selhurst Park.
Roy Hodgson’s side have one of the best defensive records in the league and with three victories in their last five games they’re in good form going into this one. The handicap betting looks favourable for Palace and we’re backing Crystal Palace (+2) at +115. If you want to get a bit more adventurous then Crystal Palace or Draw is available to back at +330 in the Double Chance market.
Manchester United vs Liverpool, Sunday 11:30AM
The main event on Sunday. Some pundits are predicting this will be the end of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure as Manchester United boss. Much of the talk around this match has been about how many Liverpool can win by and will United be in the relegation zone come Sunday night. We don’t think things will be that grim for United though.
They have the fourth best defence in the league with summer signings Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire both performing well. Unfortunately for United fans, their games are usually stale, low-tempo affairs. One goal in their last three league games doesn’t bode well. They’re reliant on goal-shy Marcus Rashford to provide and he just hasn’t performed to the standard needed this season.
It will be tighter than people expect but Liverpool should still get the win to extend their winning run. Liverpool to win to zero at +185 looks a decent bet while Liverpool to win at HT and FT at +145 is backable too.
The CanPlay Treble | Spurs to win and over 2.5 goals – Crystal Palace (+2) – Liverpool (HT/FT) | +905