We’re all set for a one other huge weekend of Premier League motion – with some cracking matches going down.
Listed below are talkSPORT’s prime betting suggestions and predictions, beginning with the lunchtime kick-off on Halloween.
SHEFFIELD UNITED VS MAN CITY – Saturday, 12.30pm (LIVE on talkSPORT)
Pep Guardiola is discovering himself underneath a little bit of stress, with City having dropped factors in three of their 5 video games this season.
They’re additionally working with no recognised striker proper now with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus each sidelined.
Nonetheless, that didn’t cease City placing three previous Marseille in midweek they usually come up in opposition to a Sheffield United staff that has misplaced 5 of their six opening video games, and have nonetheless but to win this time period.
Sheffield United have by no means overwhelmed Man City within the Premier League in eight makes an attempt (D3 L5) and have failed to attain in seven of these conferences.
City additionally love enjoying on Halloween – no facet has received extra English top-flight matches on October 31 than City (W10 D0 L3).
So, we’re not anticipating Chris Wilder’s struggling facet to provide City an excessive amount of of a fright within the lunchtime kick-off.
Whereas we reckon City can be victorious, it’s 3/10 for them to take all three factors – so keep away from that and look to the targets market.
All of the Blades’ defeats have been slender – solely Wolves have received in opposition to them by greater than a one-goal margin this time period. City, in the meantime, haven’t been scoring too many within the Premier League – netting only one objective apiece of their final three top-flight video games.
Due to this fact, the 6/Four on supply for underneath 2.5 targets within the recreation represents an honest guess to us. You will get 16/5, in the meantime, for Man City to win and underneath 2.5 targets within the recreation.
Raheem Sterling is City’s finest supply of targets proper now and the England ace to attain and City to win is 11/8.
Sterling to have two or extra pictures on track and City to win is 6/4, whereas it’s 5/2 that he outscores Sheffield United on his personal. He could want one objective to take action, given the Blades’ struggles to seek out the again of the web, in order that’s nicely price a punt in our thoughts.
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- Below 2.5 targets within the recreation – 6/4 (BET HERE)
- Sterling to have two or extra pictures on track and City to win – 6/4 (BET HERE)
- Man City to win and underneath 2.5 targets – 16/5 (BET HERE)
- Sterling to outscore Sheffield United – 5/2 (BET HERE)
LIVERPOOL VS WEST HAM – Saturday, 5.30pm (LIVE on talkSPORT)
West Ham head to Anfield in good type and stuffed with confidence in opposition to a Liverpool staff within the midst of a full-blown defensive disaster.
Fabinho has been enjoying as a makeshift centre-back after Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip suffered accidents within the Merseyside derby earlier this month, however the Brazilian has now picked up an harm himself and received’t be match to face the Hammers.
Jurgen Klopp will subsequently have to show to one in every of his rookie centre-backs, with Nate Phillips or Rhys Williams more likely to be paired with Joe Gomez.
However West Ham have harm issues of their very own, with in-form Michail Antonio dominated out of the match attributable to a hamstring harm.
Antonio has scored 11 targets in his final 13 Premier League video games so his absence is an enormous blow for the Hammers.
Nonetheless, West Ham are nonetheless robust in assault and, with either side averaging a minimum of two targets a recreation in 2020/21 to date, we’re anticipating a repeat of final season’s 5 objective thriller at Anfield.
Whereas we reckon West Ham will discover the web in opposition to Liverpool’s injury-hit defence, it’s onerous to guess in opposition to Klopp’s champions rising victorious at Anfield, the place they’re unbeaten of their final 62 Premier League dwelling video games (W51 D11) – profitable 28 of their final 29.
Ought to Liverpool keep away from defeat, Klopp’s staff will match the membership’s finest ever run of dwelling league video games with no loss – the 63 achieved underneath Bob Paisley between 1978 and 1981.
Liverpool can outscore anybody and nonetheless boast a sensational assault so a house win and each groups to attain is the place we’re placing our cash, with 31/20 the worth on supply for that to occur.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have ten targets between them already this season and the pair love this opposition too.
They’ve each been concerned in eight targets in six Premier League appearances for Liverpool in opposition to West Ham, with Mane discovering the web in every of his final 4 in opposition to the Hammers.
Salah to attain and Liverpool to win is evens so depart that alone and as an alternative plump for his ahead accomplice Mane to web and Liverpool to win on the higher odds of 13/10.
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ASTON VILLA VS SOUTHAMPTON – Sunday, 12pm (LIVE on talkSPORT)
Aston Villa began the season on hearth, profitable all 4 of their opening video games and placing seven targets previous champions Liverpool in a shocking efficiency.
However their excellent run was ended by Leeds final weekend, with the Whites operating out simple 3-Zero winners at Villa Park, and Southampton come to city in nice fettle having toppled league leaders Everton final outing.
Southampton had been massively spectacular in opposition to the Toffees and have received three of their 4 final 4 video games, drawing the opposite.
That’s no fluke both – the Saints have been in good type for a while now. Solely Liverpool (18) and Manchester City (15) have received extra Premier League video games in 2020 than Ralph Hasenhüttl’s facet (12).
Hasenhüttl is aware of how you can get a outcome on the street too – he has the perfect points-per-game ratio in away matches of every other Southampton supervisor within the Premier League (1.42) – and his facet beat Villa dwelling and away final season.
With Jack Grealish of their staff, Villa all the time have an opportunity – he’s created extra goalscoring possibilities within the Premier League than every other Englishman (106) because the begin of final season – however Leeds saved him quiet final week and a well-drilled Southampton can do the identical.
We’re backing the Saints to come back out on prime and declare a victory which can see them leapfrog their hosts. It’s 7/Four that the guests take all three factors.
Danny Ings scored twice in opposition to Villa final season within the 3-1 win however is little worth at evens to web anytime this week. Our cash as an alternative is occurring Southampton’s Che Adams, who has scored six in his final 12 matches, together with in every of the final two. He’s 13/5 to web anytime.
The Saints have been main at half-time in three of their final 4 video games so the 23/10 for them to be forward on the break is tempting too.
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MANCHESTER UNITED VS ARSENAL – Sunday, 4.30pm
This isn’t the fixture it as soon as was nevertheless it’s nonetheless an intriguing conflict between two giants of the sport who’re each presently within the backside half of the Premier League desk.
Manchester United have picked up simply seven factors from their opening 5 video games and are nonetheless but to win at dwelling this season.
At Outdated Trafford, they’ve been overwhelmed 3-1 by Crystal Palace, hammered 6-1 by Tottenham and held to a goalless draw by Chelsea.
Nonetheless, United nonetheless have high quality in abundance and had been excellent on dwelling soil in midweek as they put 5 previous RB Leipzig within the Champions League.
And we’re backing them to observe that efficiency up with their first dwelling league win of the season in opposition to their outdated rivals, who haven’t received a Premier League recreation at Outdated Trafford since 2006.
There was a number of positivity round Arsenal in the beginning of the season, with followers hopeful of a vivid new daybreak underneath Mikel Arteta, however the Gunners stay a piece in progress and have faltered when up in opposition to robust opposition – dropping to Liverpool, Man City and Leicester.
The Gunners have averaged simply 8.Eight pictures per recreation and scored 1.Three goals-per-game within the Premier League in 2020/21 and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appears to have forgotten how you can discover the web since signing his new contract.
United, in the meantime, have averaged 1.Eight targets per recreation this time period however simply 0.67 at dwelling so we’re not anticipating a goalfest – a slender dwelling win is our prediction.
Marcus Rashford is the person of the second having hit a hat-trick in simply 16 minutes in opposition to Leipzig after coming off the bench. His treble got here on the identical night time his petition to finish baby meals poverty handed a exceptional a million signatures.
However Rashford hasn’t netted in any of his final 9 video games in opposition to Arsenal in all competitions and we reckon it could possibly be Edinson Cavani’s flip to shine.
The summer time signing made a late cameo look in opposition to Leipzig and, with Anthony Martial out by way of suspension, may nicely make his first begin this weekend.
Cavani has an unbelievable scoring document with over 350 profession targets and we’re taking the 13/Eight for him to open his account in opposition to Arsenal.
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