After the action and excitement of the six EPL games on Saturday there are another four games being played on Sunday and Monday, with the Monday Night Football seeing a massive clash of Arsenal v Liverpool. The Gunners are looking to banish the memories of loss to West Ham on this ground on the opening weekend, while Liverpool are looking to go three for three at the start of the season.
Who’ll triumph at The Emirates? We preview this match and the three Sunday games with online sportsbook 10bet.com.
Arsenal v Liverpool: 1.68 – 3.85 – 4.95
The biggest match of the final two days of the third round of the 2015/16 Premier League season happens at The Emirates on this week’s Monday Night Football as two of the biggest sides in the EPL clash in this Arsenal v Liverpool game. Despite The Gunners having been defeated 2-0 in their only home match this season as West Ham triumphed here on the opening day, they are the big favourites against a Liverpool that has vastly updated its attacking options this season but has managed just two goals in two games.
The home side in this match did impress in their second game of the season as they won away at Crystal Palace and their 4-1 thumping of Liverpool last season on this ground will see them confident for this MNF action. However, with two 1-0 wins away at Stoke and home to Bournemouth Liverpool will believe that their defence will assist them in taking a third straight win this campaign. However, they are still having their new signings settle and Arsenal are finding their feet with a settled side, as only Petr Cech arrived in North London, and we are confident that the odds makers are correct and we’ll see a home win. We also a continuation of the pattern that has seen five of the last six matches have at least three goals, so our money is on Arsenal to beat Liverpool and +2.5 goals to be scored at odds of 2.25 with 10bet.com.
West Brom v Chelsea: 6.20 – 3.80 – 1.58
This Sunday lunchtime match at The Hawthorns is a big game for both sides despite only being the third clash of the season as Baggies manager Tony Pulis got his side completely wrong in the first match as his side were beaten 3-0 by Manchester City who then went to claim top spot in the league with another 3-0 win as they defeated Chelsea, who have had an awful start to the season.
The Baggies have had a good record against Chelsea on home soil in recent times with last season’s 3-0 win at the end of the season seeing them unbeaten in four at The Hawthorns, winning three of those. Chelsea had added left back Baba Rahman and striker Pedro to their squad since the loss to Man City last weekend and welcome back Thibaut Courtois in goal after his opening day red card, so they will be confident of all three points despite starting the weekend in 16th place.
However, West Brom have Arsenal loanee Serge Gnabry fit enough to make a debut in the middle of the park while striker José Salomón Rondón may make his full debut after an appearance from the bench last week and they too will fancy their chances at continuing their fine home form against Chelsea. We expect a close, tight and gritty game with few goals and our money is on less than 2.5 goals to be scored @ 1.71 in the 10bet Sportsbook.
Everton v Man City: 4.70 – 3.90 – 1.71
Two of the top five in the league after two matches battle at Goodison Park in the biggest game of Sunday as Everton look to defeat the best side in the league so far. Everton struggled on the opening day of the season as they battled to a hard fought 2-2 home draw with Watford, but showed their class with a 3-0 destruction of Southampton at St. Mary’s last week, but with City having scored six goals against West Brom and Chelsea without conceding this match will surely be difficult for Roberto Martinez’s men.
The Toffees do, however, have a decent home record against City with four wins and a draw in their last six clashes at Goodison Park but with Steven Pienaar and Leighton Baines out injured things might not be as easy this time around. City are missing Pablo Zabaleta for at least a month with a knee injury, and with both Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku both having netted twice this season we can see goals coming from both teams in what promises to be a thrilling game. Back both teams to score at Goodison Park at odds of 1.71.
Watford v Southampton: 2.65 – 3.20 – 2.70
The final Sunday afternoon football from the EPL sees a clash of two sides that have faced Everton this season and both teams have had very different results so far. Both teams are looking for their first wins of the season after Watford ground out a 2-2 draw with Everton before finishing 0-0 with West Brom at Vicarage Road, while Southampton are the far better travelled and much busier of the two sides so far.
Their Europa League campaign seems to have already cost the Saints points this season as they managed a 2-2 draw with Newcastle before losing to Everton to see them just outside the relegation zone of the EPL at this early stage. They faced Danish side Midtjylland on Thursday evening as they drew 1-1 and Watford will hope that this game has affected them. We feel that with Watford having new signings available while Southampton are suffering with defensive injuries that we could see the new comers grab their first three point haul this weekend. Back Watford on the Draw No Bet market @ 1.86 with 10bet.com.