Premier League big boys Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City all in action
It’s a rare occurrence that you see three of the Premier League’s top clubs in action on a Saturday at 3pm but that is the case this weekend.
Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City make up a home trio that will be gracing Match Of The Day come Saturday evening.
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
This is hardly an ideal fixture for Jose Mourinho’s men after a very cumbersome start to their campaign. The Blues are odds-on favourites at 4/11 with Coral to grab a first home victory of the season against a Palace team with two wins from three.
Alan Pardew’s men are 15/2 to secure an unlikely three points, understandable when their one triumph in 16 against the Pensioners came at Selhurst Park. Nevertheless, this is a shiny new Eagles outfit that have scored in every game this term and look at good bet to grab at least one here against a creaky west London rearguard. Over 0.5 goals for the visitors can be backed at 4/5.
Pedro Rodriguez was the star at West Bromwich Albion for Chelsea, but it’s time for Eden Hazard to step up. He has shown flashes already this term but has yet to come to the boil. The Belgian scored 14 of his 19 goals at the Bridge in 2014/15, and he’s 5/1 to get things started here.
Liverpool v West Ham
Brendan Rodgers’ Reds showed real steel against Arsenal on Monday, and are starting to prove why they are genuine top four contenders. In order to deliver that they must win home ties against the likes of the Hammers, something they are 4/11 to do here.
The greatest progress has come at the back for Liverpool. They are still to concede a Premier League goal and another shut-out for Simon Mignolet is available at 19/20.
West Ham have looked poor since an opening day win over Arsenal and victory for them at 15/2 would be a real surprise. They have conceded three or more in four of their last seven visits to Anfield, so Liverpool scoring over 2.5 goals is 7/5.
Man City v Watford
The Citizens have looked ruthless so far, with a 100 per cent record and having plundered eight unanswered goals in the top flight. Their price of 1/4 for a victory is too short so a win to nil at 21/20 appeals more.
Man City have also been chipper in front of goal and another 3-0 win, they already have two, is well priced at 13/2. David Silva has been the man pulling the strings and he already has a goal to his name; he’s 5/4 to grab one against the Hornets.
Watford have looked solid if not threatening so far and it’s hard to see them troubling City at 10/1. They haven’t scored in three games in all competitions and a repeat of that looks sensible at 17/20.
Coral’s top tip: Liverpool to score over 2.5 goals against West Ham @ 7/5