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So, out we come for round 2! As we touched upon last week (view those predictions here), the first couple of weeks into a new season produces some highly unpredictable results. Burnley beating Chelsea – who would have thought that would happen? Liverpool scoring 3 and still not winning and Palace – well let’s not even mention that. Now we have a little more insight, our EPL betting tips team is chomping at the bit this week, so let’s get going!
Swansea v Manchester Utd
Folklore has it that Jose always brings a title in his second season and after last week’s display, we may just have to admit that he now has the men in place to do just that.
Utd played with an attacking flair rarely seen since the heyday of Sir Alex, albeit, in our opinion, West Ham were average at best so this could have contributed to United looking so invincible.
The show this week moves to the Liberty Stadium in south Wales. Swansea produced a decent performance last week having grabbed a point and a clean sheet away at Southampton. And with the Sigurdsson story reaching its climax, the club can focus on playing football now.
This is going to be tough one for the Swans though, MU’s confidence will be sky-high and with Lukaku finding his feet straight away, the signs are ominous for the rest of the premiership. The Epl betting tips team cannot see anything other than an away win here, and most likely a reasonably comfortable one at that.
Bournemouth v Watford
Eddie Howe will know these are the games Bournemouth needs to win to maintain their Premier League status for another season.
The Cherries were unlucky not to get something from their opening game last week so they will be desperate to chalk some points up this Saturday. However, Watford will be buzzing after producing an outstanding display against Liverpool last week – with the Hornets snatching a dramatic point right at the death.
This really is a fixture which could go either way, or just as easily go no way at all. We think the latter, the EPL tips experts have concluded that a score draw is on the cards here.
Burnley v West Brom
A top-of-the-table clash at Turfmoor as Burnley take on West Brom. Both teams won their opening day fixtures; however, it was Burnley’s fantastic result against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge which grabbed the most headlines – and rightly so!
Burnley were awesome at home last season and while they picked up three points against Chelsea (who were reduced to 9 nine by the end), Sean Dyche will know that his team will need to keep Turfmoor a fortress once again to ensure top flight survival.
Yet, no Tony Pulis side is ever easy pickings but we do wonder how the transfer speculation regarding Evans and Manchester City will impact the player and those around him.
On the back of last week’s display and Burnley’s home form last season, we are going to put our EPL betting tip and prediction on the home side to take this one.
Leicester v Brighton
Both clubs are winless heading into this, the second game of the season. While of course there is no need to panic just yet, it’s always nice to get a few points on the board and set the ball rolling.
Brighton are already aware of what a tough place the premiership is. They did okay against Man City but ultimately, as expected, City got the better of them and ran out 2-o winners. Leicester also lost but there were encouraging signs that Jamie Vardy is up for the fight again this season. He looked lively against Arsenal and with Mahrez chipping with an assist, the signs look good for Leicester going forward.
As for our EPL betting prediction, we are going with the home side to continue their fine form in front of goal, but we also sense Brighton’s first ever Premier League goal will be scored this weekend.
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Oh dear, this Premier League isn’t as easy as managing in the Dutch league. Frank de Boer really needs to motivate his troops this week following their opening day drubbing at the hands of newly promoted Huddersfield.
Liverpool, themselves might reflect on two points dropped against Watford but they achieved a respectable victory over Hoffenheim in their Champion’s League qualifier in midweek to help erase the memory of that game.
What Liverpool have going for them is that they are creating chances and scoring goals – and all without want-away star player Coutinho. On the other hand, their defence is becoming known for its generosity, which will always give the other team a bit of hope.
Palace have claimed some notable wins against the big clubs in recent seasons and they actually won 2-1 at Anfield last season. Do we see a repeat of that result? Err, no – not based on what we saw last week.
This one is Liverpool’s to lose, Klopp will be hoping they don’t throw it away again.
Southampton v West Ham
Is there already pressure of Bilic? Sounds a little early, given they’ve only played one league game, but we sense there is some discontent in the air at West Ham.
This is Southampton’s second home game and after last week’s goal-less draw at St Mary’s, they will hoping to secure all three points this time round. And, in all honesty, they couldn’t have hand-picked who they would have wished to play any better. West Ham were clearly second best for most of the game against Man Utd and they will need to improve – and quickly.
Can they? Yes, in Chicarito, they have a player who scores goals but he needs service. If West Ham can provide that to him, the goals will flow. Southampton also have a half-decent goalscorer in Gabbiadini, but he seems a little hot and cold, too.
A tricky one for us to predict and our EPL betting tips crew were in deep discussion about the outcome of this match for some time. Finally, after a vote, we decided the Saints will go marching on and West Ham fans will have a sad (but thankfully not too long) journey home.
Stoke v Arsenal
Stoke used to be Arsenal’s bogey side but those days have gone now. Having watched both teams in action last week, we can say that going forward, we were impressed a heck of a lot more with Arsenal than we were with Stoke – nothing ground-breaking there to be fair.
With record signing Lacazette getting off the mark and Giroud and Welbeck both scoring, the signs do look good for Arsenal on an attacking front – and this was without Sanchez, too. If he does remain at the club, they could well have a very good year.
As for this game, we just don’t see how Stoke will stop this attack from scoring at least a couple of goals and do they have enough about them to match Arsenal in that department – we think not. EPL betting predictions for this are on the away win.
Huddersfield v Newcastle
Two newly promoted sides face each other yet the levels of confidence couldn’t be further apart after last weekend’s matches.
Huddersfield were simply too hot for Palace to handle and in their new star striker – Mounie – they might just have unearthed a little diamond. Newcastle, weren’t doing too bad against Tottenham last week – that was until Shelvey decided to tread on Dele Alli’s ankle right under the ref’s nose – things went South from that point really.
How is this one going to go? Can Huddersfield bank another three points? Or will Newcastle show up and turn on the style?
Our expert EPL tipsters have opted for a low scoring draw.
Tottenham v Chelsea
Fittingly, the biggest clash of the weekend is at Wembley and this one is full of intrigue. This is Tottenham’s first game at Wembley this season – the ground which they are renting while their new stadium is being built. However, Spurs have a horrifically poor record playing at the ‘new’ Wembley so this is a massive variable to consider for this fixture. Next is Chelsea’s shocking loss to Burnley last weekend, was it due to Eden Hazard not playing? What about the Costa, we don’t want you, we do want you, what the heck is going on there? Conte blurting out a few weeks ago that Spurs are a club without ambition has also stoked the fires, not that any Spurs Chelsea games needs the flames to be fanned.
Hazard could well be inline for a return which will be a big boost for the Blues and Morata scoring on his league debut also gives hope that there is life without Diego. Spurs, got their campaign underway with a relatively routine victory at Newcastle but Star striker Harry Kane appears to suffer from scoring goals in August. Which way will this one go is anyone’s guess!
While some of the EPL betting tips team would love Spurs to crush Chelsea like an old can of Dr Pepper, we have to remain neutral (of sorts), so we think the most likely result here is a draw.
Manchester City v Everton
Two of the league’s big summer-spenders face-off here. Man City, who are the bookies favourites for the title (they were at this stage last season too, and look how that turned out), did what they needed to do against Brighton last weekend. Pep has spent a lot of money defensively this summer so if they’ve improved at the back and given they have a host of attacking options – Pep might have just found the right formula.
Everton made reasonably hard work of Stoke but they will be boosted by signing Sigurdsson from Swansea, yet we sense they are going to miss Lukaku’s goals after witnessing them play last week.
While Everton are no pushovers, we ccan’t see past a clear home win for the Citizens here.