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Premier League Week 2 Best Picks

Premier League Week 2 Best Picks

    Man United Travel to Swansea

    Manchester United played some excellent soccer during their 4-0 home victory over West Ham United on the opening day of the season and our tip of Romelu Lukaku to score and United to win came in to bank a tidy profit. This week, United travel to Swansea City who were held to a goalless draw away at Southampton. Swansea flirted with relegation for most of the previous campaign but ended the season in fine form, particularly at home where they won six of their last eight games.

    The Swans and United met at the Liberty Stadium in November 2016 in a game that ended 3-1 to the away side courtesy of a goal from Paul Pogba and a brace from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. While the latter no longer players for the Red Devils, United have a ton of firepower in their squad and should have more than enough quality to leave Swansea without a win in their opening two fixtures.

    Bovada price United a -310 favorites with a home win priced at +900 and the draw at +390. Backing United isn’t going to yield a lot of profit but Lukaku to score and United to win at -110 looks a solid bet. As does both teams to score at +130 simply because I can see Swansea sneaking a goal at some point in the game due to their previous good form on home soil.

    My Team's Next MatchManchester United

    Tottenham Take on Chelsea at Wembley

    The pick of the weekend’s games sees Tottenham Hotspur play host to Chelsea at their temporary home at Wembley Stadium. Spurs score the most goals last season and conceded the fewest, a statistic worth bearing in mind if you’re looking to bet on this encounter.

    Spurs started the new season with a comprehensive 2-0 victory on the road to newly promoted Newcastle United. The Magpies held firm during the first half despite Tottenham enjoying more than 70 percent of possession and then fell apart when captain Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for stamping on Dele Alli, who later opened the scoring. 

    Chelsea slumped to a shock 2-3 home defeat against Burnley, although the Blues were down to 10 men after Gary Cahill was sent off in only the 14th minute. Chelsea ended with nine men after Cesc Fabregas was sent to the showers for a second yellow card as the game drew to a close.

    Tottenham go into this game as +100 favorites and this is where my money will be going. Yes, Spurs were poor when they played at Wembley last season, but Chelsea will be without both Cahill and Fabregas after their dismissals in the opening game plus the saga with want away striker Diego Costa threatens to destroy team spirit in the changing room.

    These two teams met at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final where Chelsea won 4-2. Don’t expect a similar scoreline this time around and get your money on a Spurs win, perhaps even Harry Kane to score and Spurs to win at +175.

    My Team's Next MatchTottenham

    Former Champions Leicester Host Brighton

    Leicester City lost their opening fixture of the season 4-3 on the road to Arsenal but will be bitterly disappointed not to have at least returned home with at least a share of the spoils. The former Premier League champions did look poor at the back but were scintillating going forward and should have too much in their locker for newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion.

    Brighton had a baptism of fire when they hosted title favorites Manchester City at the Amex Stadium. The Seagulls looked organized at the back and held firm for most of the game until City’s quality shone through. Worryingly for Brighton fans, they looked short of fire power up front and their attack looked toothless. Brighton may get more freedom in this game but that could also expose them in defense, which is dangerous against a counter attacking team like Leicester.

    Leicester to record a shutout win at +190 looks like decent odds, as does a Leicester win with both teams not to score priced at +185. If you’re looking at the goal scorer markets, look no further than Jamie Vardy to score at anytime at +115 because the pacey England striker looked back to his brilliant best in the Arsenal game.

    My Team's Next MatchLeicester

    Category : Betting Picks

    Tag : Brighton and Hove Albion , Chelsea , Leicester City , manchester united , Premier League betting , Swansea , Tottenham Hotspur

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