Premier League Preview: Liverpool and Spurs to win again?
Nick Murphy | 31 August 2018
Preview of the weekend’s action
It’s the final round of Premier League games before the international break, and each of the division’s 20 teams will be looking to end the first cluster of matches on a high.
There’s plenty to look forward to across the weekend, as demonstrated by the Coral News Team’s five key talking points.
Can Liverpool keep up their winning start?
Four sides currently boast 100% records at the top of the Premier League. But it’s Liverpool who have been most impressive thus far. Jurgen Klopp’s men have battled and blitzed their way to top-spot in the fledgling table without conceding a goal.
They’re 2/5 to extend that run against a Leicester City side who are still without Jamie Vardy through suspension. Mohamed Salah netted three times against the Foxes last season. He’s 3/4 to Score Anytime and 11/5 to Score 2 or More for the second time in as many games against the East Midlands club.
West Ham off the mark?
It hasn’t been a great start for Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham United. The Hammers sit bottom of the table with three defeats from three and nine goals conceded. Things won’t get any easier at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers. But they should take heart from the sheer number of chances they created against Arsenal last week.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are also winless but did manage to hold Manchester City to a draw at Molineux last week. They’re slowly finding their feet in the top-flight and will fancy their chances in the capital. It’s 9/5 for a Wolves win against 29/20 for the hosts. Both Teams to Score is 4/6.
Can Warnock outgun Emery?
Arsenal are still adapting under new boss Unai Emery. Two defeats from their opening three games – albeit against Chelsea and Manchester City – suggest it could be a slow process. However, they should be able to build on last week’s success against West Ham away at goal-shy Cardiff City.
Neil Warnock will ensure his side are physically imposing, tough in the tackle and difficult to break down. The Gunners have the components to overcome the Bluebirds, though, and are 8/15 to make it eight wins in nine games against their South Wales opponents. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 14/5 to break his season duck and Score First.
Will Mourinho get back on track?
Is Jose Mourinho on borrowed time at Old Trafford? Our traders make it even-money that he’s the first Premier League manager to leave this season. So Sunday’s trip to Burnley could prove crucial for the under fire Portuguese boss.
The Red Devils are 4/6 to rack up their 11th win in 15 matches against the Clarets, who could well feel the effects of a Europa League hangover at Turf Moor. Jesse Lingard bagged a brace in the return fixture last year and is 23/10 to Net Anytime. Chris Wood was rested against Olympiacos on Thursday night. He should come back in here and can be had at 9/4 Anytime.
Top-four clash at Vicarage Road
Tottenham Hotspur and Watford have both started the season with a 100% record. So something has to give at Vicarage Road. History suggests it’s the North Londoners who should edge proceedings. Spurs have won eight of the last nine meetings and are unbeaten against the Hornets since 1994.
They’re 6/10 to claim victory on Sunday, with Harry Kane 7/10 to Score Anytime for the third game in a row. Victory for either side could see them enter the international break atop the Premier League table.
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