Andy’s 3/1 Treble
Arsenal to win @ 3/10
Man City to win @ 8/11
Man United to win @ 19/20
Everton v Chelsea, Saturday 12:45
Last season this was a great game. It finished 6-3, but this year round the sides are in different places. Last year Chelsea were on fire and beating everyone, but this season they’re not playing well. Hazard is a shadow of last season and Fabregas has been awful. If they keep dropping points Man City will be out of sight.
I think Everton can get something from this one. Chelsea aren’t playing well and I think Everton will score. I’m going for a score draw on this one. A 1-1, but if you think there’ll be goals in the game have a go at a 2-2. Lukaku has started well and will want to make a statement against his old club. I wouldn’t be looking to far past him for the first goal. For Chelsea you have to think that if Costa is fit he’ll be sniffing around.
Arsenal v Stoke, Saturday 15:00
The long odds on Arsenal to win is a bit strange because are stubborn, well organised and difficult to break down. They are everything that Arsenal don’t like, but that being said Arsenal are due a win at home so I’m going for a tight home win.
For the goals there’s only one man to look at for the first goal and that’s Alexis Sanchez. Giroud isn’t playing well and not scoring so that leaves Sanchez as the main threat.
Crystal Palace v Man City, Saturday 15:00
Man City are going for five wins from five wins and they should do it fairly comfortably. They are playing far too well for Palace to put up a serious challenge. They’ve won every game easily so far including taking taking Chelsea apart at the Etihad.
Palace have started very well. Wins against Norwich, Villa and Chelsea have them sitting second and they pushed Arsenal in their only loss. For the first goal Aguero is the best bet. He’s going to start scoring regularly soon.
Man United v Liverpool, Saturday 17:30
This is historically the biggest game in the Premier League, but both sides are lacking some form and are trying to decide on their best side and best formation. Neither sides gives away many goals so this could be a low scoring game. I hope it isn’t, but I think it;ll be a 1-0 win for United. I think home advantage will just shade this one.
After he broke the record with his two goals during the international break I think Rooney is the best bet, but he is yet to score in the league. I think he’s the best bet to get the only goal of the game. So Rooney for first goal and United to win 1-0.
Sunderland v Spurs, Sunday 13:30
I thought Sunderland would struggle this year and I’ve been right so far. What I was wrong about was Spurs. I thought they would do well, but they’ve thrown some games away. They’re searching for form, but after Harry Kane scored twice for England during the break he’ll be on a confidence high.
I think this one has draw written all over it. Neither team is playing well enough to win the game. Harry Kane is the best bet for the first goalscorer after the break. He’s yet to score in the league, but he should break his duck today. For Sunderland Defoe to score against his former club is always a good bet.
Leicester v Aston Villa, Sunday 16:00
Leicester will fancy this one.Villa are in transition. They’ve bought in so many new players and finding a pattern, a style and getting used to each other takes a lot of time. I fancy Leicester for this one. The game will be tight so a 2-1 looks like a solid bet.
Riyad Mahrez is the form man of the league with four goals already and he’s the best bet for the first goal. Jamie Vardy will be on a high after his England call up so keep an eye on him.
West Ham v Newcastle, Monday 20:00
West Ham are due a win at home. Losing twice to Bournemouth and Leicester isn’t good enough. The only thing that’s keeping the fans happy is the two great away performances to Arsenal and Liverpool.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 7, 2015
Newcastle are a club in turmoil. I’m sure Steve McLaren will disagree, but they are one of those clubs where you don’t know who to pick. It’s a good opportunity for Leicester and I think a 2-0 win for West Ham. Sakho has had a good start to the season. He’s the best bet for a first goalscorer.