Premier League Preview: Bournemouth cracker, Arsenal hopes & more
Dave Burin | 24 August 2018
Odds and tips on the weekend’s action
There’s a full house of Premier League games between now and Monday night.
That includes Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur. Keep an eye out for the upcoming Big Match Breakdown on both of those games.
But there’s plenty of talking points beyond the action at Anfield and Old Trafford, and the Coral News Team take a look at some of the key ones…
Will Toffees and Cherries produce another cracker?
Meetings between AFC Bournemouth and Everton have tended to be thrilling affairs. The Toffees romped to a 6-3 victory at Goodison Park in February 2017, while the pair’s 3-3 draw in November 2015.
The pair’s early-season form also points to a cracker. Everton have four goals and four points, but are yet to keep a clean sheet.
As for the Cherries, they’re sitting pretty in sixth spot following a well-deserved comeback win at West Ham United last weekend.
Coral’s odds make it 7/10 for Over 2.5 Goals, with a meatier 17/10 about Over 3.5.
Can Emery’s Gunners get up and running?
Arsenal could hardly have endured a tougher start to the Unai Emery era – kicking off with a home game against Manchester City and a trip to Chelsea. But while they’re yet to pick up a point, the signs certainly haven’t been all negative.
The Gunners were really unfortunate not to take something from Stamford Bridge. Having gone 2-0 down, they rallied to level – and created a raft of good chances throughout.
Alex Iwobi looked lively, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan grabbed a goal and an assist before the break. In the process, the Gunners became the first visitors to grab two or more first half goals at the Bridge in the past year.
This weekend sees Emery’s side host West Ham United. In the match betting, Arsenal at 4/11 should be good enough for three points. Meanwhile, the hosts are 23/10 in the -2 handicap.
Wolves bidding to continue stunning home streak
Wolverhampton Wanderers host Pep Guardiola’s champions on Saturday. But while the visitors are 2/7 for victory, they’re unlikely to have it easy at Molineux.
The hosts have lost just a single game in the past year – and bagged a hard-fought point at home against Everton on the opening weekend.
Boss Nuno Espirito Santo has built a savvy 3-4-3 system, with the likes of Diogo Jota and Helder Costa offering pace and creativity out wide. And there’s classy passing from behind them, with Portuguese pair Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho in the centre of the park.
Wolves are 11/1 for victory, while the Double Chance on the hosts is 29/10.
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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing