As the 2015-16 Premier League season gets underway, GamingZion presents the best betting offers for the weekend.
We selected the matches of last season’s top six from the first round of the 2015-16 Premier League season. According to our betting preview, if you plan to play at online sportsbooks in the UK,
• Rooney to start campaign with a goal
• Both teams to score in Stoke vs Liverpool
• Sterling to open City account against WBA
you should pick Manchester United to win and Wayne Rooney to score against Tottenham. A minimal Chelsea win against Swansea is also tempting, as well as Arsenal hammering the Hammers. Stoke vs Liverpool will be all about goals as Brendan Rodgers’ side is looking for revenge, while Raheem Sterling will try to mark his competitive debut for Manchester City with a goal on Monday night.
Manchester United vs Tottenham betting preview
It will be exciting to see United after a list of attractive signings – and with a not-so-terrific backline that could leak some goals. Tottenham is in great shape, taking third place at the Audi Cup in Munich against AC Milan recently, but they had to rush back as they kick off the 2015-16 campaign at Old Trafford at lunchtime on Sunday. Marouane Fellaini is suspended and David de Gea won’t feature according to Louis van Gaal.
Wayne Rooney is the ultimate scorer in this fixture. Although him playing up front might open up more space for the other attackers, a goal from him wouldn’t be much of a surprise, available at 1.91 (10/11) at Bet365 Sportsbook. The Red Devils are 1.65 (13/20) favourites on the opening day against Tottenham at home. A slip similar to the one that came in Van Gaal’s first game last year is not expected by the majority of those who bet on sports in the UK.
Chelsea vs Swansea betting preview
Swansea this time will visit the defending champions at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea might have been out of form this offseason including the Community Shield, where they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Arsenal. However, the time has come to find their best shape. They might have goal-scoring concerns with the injury problems of Diego Costa, but the overall solidity of the team can guarantee a victory over most of their opponents. Look for a one-goal Chelsea win, priced at 3.10 (21/10) by Bet365 Sportsbook.
Arsenal vs West Ham betting preview
West Ham have six competitive matches under their belt this season already against the one Community Shield win of Arsenal’s. However the fact that Slaven Bilic had to give up the Europa League campaign highlights West Hams problems like shortness of squad and injuries. Meanwhile, with the addition of Petr Cech, Arsenal look like title contenders, and they will expectedly put a few goals past WHU goalkeeper Adrian. The outcome doesn’t seem to be questionable, according to mobile betting players, only the how and when and how much. Back Arsene Wenger’s side with a -1 handicap for 1.80 (4/5) or with a -2 for 3.00 (2/1) at Bet365 Sportsbook!
Stoke vs Liverpool betting preview
Liverpool will be on a mission to take revenge for the humiliating 6-1 they suffered at Britannia Stadium on the last day of the previous season. After the arrival of Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and James Milner, the Reds will be equipped with new attacking weapons. Their creative and goalscoring department looks impressive, can be good for a couple of goals against any side, but this can be said of their feeble backline as well. Considering the attacking threat the ex-Barcelona trio of Stoke poses, goals will be expected in front of both ends. Both teams to score is available at 1.80 (4/5) and three or more goals in total is priced at 2.05 (21/20) by Bet365 Sportsbook.
West Brom vs Manchester City betting preview
Monday night football will be all about Raheem Sterling as he will expectedly make his competitive debut for Manchester City. The GBP 49 million forward looked good, and more importantly, prolific in offseason. This doesn’t guarantee an instant impact though, especially not against a side managed by Tony Pulis. Sterling might not possess the physical presence to cope with the Baggies’ defenders, but his speed and intelligence might bring some goals in a triangle also involving Sergio Aguero and David Silva. Sterling is 2.75 (7/4) to score against West Brom according to Bet365 Sportsbook.
These are the hottest picks according GamingZion’s betting preview before the first round of the 2015-16 Premier League season. Swansea, Stoke and maybe even West Brom could provide an upset. All of them suffering a defeat look a bit unlikely, since upset is a necessary feature in English football, but obviously not impossible, since this is the Premier League, when anything can happen in a weekend.