Last term’s top six feature with Chelsea, Man City & Everton in action
Following the international break, Premier League action returns, with Coral previewing three teams that finished in the top six last season.
Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion
It should be largely academic for Jose Mourinho’s men, who remain unbeaten in all competitions so far this campaign. An odds-on price of 2/9 then, should come as no surprise to customers, though value could come in scorer bets.
Diego Costa was left out of the Spain squad to give his body a rest and, as a result, is 5/2 to break the deadlock against the Baggies, and 2/1 to net two or more. He currently trails Sergio Aguero by one in the scoring charts, currently on 11, though Willian has discovered some form recently and is 10/3 to dispatch anytime.
For West Brom, who are 14/1 to win, having lost at home to Newcastle previously, it will be interesting to see whether Saido Berahino can continue his form. The Burundi-born striker received a maiden call-up to in the England squad, despite not featuring, and is great value at 7/2 to net anytime.
Manchester City v Swansea City
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have significant ground to make up on the Blues, though an odds-on price of 2/5 to beat the Swans could be quite deceptive, taking into account the fine form of Garry Monk’s outfit recently.
Unsurprisingly, Aguero remains their best hope of scoring, and is 2/1 to break the deadlock, while Stevan Jovetic, who like the Argentine netted on international duty for Montenegro from the spot, is 4/1 to strike first.
Swansea, who have beaten Arsenal this term already, are priced at 15/2 to win, which are decent odds, and they will give the Premier League champions a good game. Monk’s side currently sit fifth in the table, and a draw at 7/2 could be a likelier result, so a £5 bet will return a very handsome £17.50 plus punters’ stakes.
Bafetimbi Gomis struck the winner against the Gunners and is 10/3 to net anytime, while Gylfi Sigurdsson, who was also on target in the match, is great value at 4/1 in the same market.
Everton v West Ham
This could be an interesting match. The Hammers are in fantastic form this term and currently occupy the last top four spot, albeit being on the same amount of points as Swansea. Everton have, by their standards, started the season slowly, though are unbeaten in three consecutive Premier League matches, and are odds-on at 4/5 to record a victory at Goodison Park.
A draw is being offered at 5/2 and this could be a wise selection, with both teams stubborn in defence and sharp up front. Diafra Sakho was in scoring for fun prior to sustaining an injury, and is 2/1 to net in the anytime market, while for the hosts, top Toffees hitman Steven Naismith is 11/2 to open the scoring.