GamingZion assessed the chances of every team and selected the most rewarding betting odds before the fourth round of the 2015-16 Premier League season.
Aston Villa (vs Sunderland) and Stoke (vs West Brom) have good chances to join the six teams who already managed to achieve a home win this season. Liverpool and Manchester City are also strong favourites against their respective opponents,
• Back City and Pool to win!
• Lukaku is 2.63 to score vs Tottenham
• Swansea might fool United again
West Ham and Watford, according to online sportsbooks in the UK. However, the other games, Tottenham vs Everton, Southampton vs Norwich and Swansea vs Manchester United might contribute to the no-home-win pattern that currently dominates the 2015-16 Premier League season.
Liverpool and Manchester City to dominate on Saturday
West Ham lost against Bournemouth and Leicester since winning their opening game at Arsenal. Looking at Liverpool’s display at the Emirates against a different Gunners side (and a very different Petr Cech), it seems that the Hammers will travel to Merseyside for another defeat. Liverpool won four of their last six games at Anfield against West Ham with the remaining two resulting in draws.
So the Reds, who have become less predictable this season with the addition of Christian Benteke up front, are 1.33 (1/3) favourites according to Bet365 Sportsbook. Benteke himself, who scored the winner against Bournemouth in a 1-0 home win, is 1.91 (10/11) to score. Liverpool have yet to concede a goal, and another clean sheet victory from the Reds is priced at 2.10 (11/10).
Manchester City is the only team in the Premier League with a 100% winning record. They have an overwhelming tally of 8-0, and are expected to add another win against Watford. Quique Sanchez Flores’ men are the only side in the league with three draws, recording two goalless matches recently. Their last away league game at City also ended 0-0, but that was back in 2006. The Hornets were eliminated by Preston North End in the League Cup on Wednesday.
Their unimpressive run of games would continue according to the majority of those, who bet on sports in the UK. The Sky Blues are so fluid in attack, that they might score even when the visitors were able to park two buses in front of Heurelho Gomes’ goal. City with a -2 handicap for 2.30 (13/10) looks like a good option from the selection of Bet365.
Tottenham vs Everton betting preview: This could be tight
Though we expect Bournemouth vs Leicester to be the hottest game of the week, Tottenham vs Everton might be another great fixture. The hosts are without a win this season thanks to their difficulties to protect their lead. Spurs can look at their recent record against Everton for some inspiration though. They won their last three league games against the Toffees. Moreover, Roberto Martinez’s side spent 120 minutes on the pitch on Wednesday against Barnsley in the League Cup.
Everton has one victory and a draw, four points from possible nine in total, which is far from excellence. Not to mention Tottenham’s slightly upgraded defence with the addition of Toby Alderweireld. The hosts’ backline could be able to cope with Romelu Lukaku, who is 2.63 (13/8) to score at Bet365 Sportsbook. On the other end, goals are expected from Harry Kane, who is 2.10 (11/10) to find Tim Howard’s goal. A one-goal Tottenham victory for 3.75 (11/4) is tempting, as well as a 1-1 draw for 7.00 (6/1).
Swansea vs Manchester United betting preview: More frustration for Van Gaal?
The Red Devils are 2.20 (6/5) favourites against Swansea. This means that another away win is expected by a large part of the mobile betting audience, after the 20 teams in the English top tier together managed to rack up only six home wins in total in the first three rounds of the 2015-16 Premier League season. After Manchester United failed to score against Newcastle last week, they dispatched Club Brugge 4-0 on Wednesday in the second leg of their Champions League qualifier.
Wayne Rooney bagged a hat-trick in Belgium, which is important for his confidence since he has yet to score in the Premier League this term. He is 5.50 (9/2) to open scoring against Swansea according to . However Rooney firing again doesn’t necessarily mean that United will take all three points from this fixture. Garry Monk’s side defeated Louis van Gaal’s XI twice last year, and the Swans look strong again. They recorded a stalemate against reigning champions Chelsea, and beat Newcastle 2-0, the team that prevented Manchester from scoring last week. These two conceded only three goals in total, so under 2.5 goals for 1.75 (3/4) could be a lucrative boost for any betting slip at Bet365 Sportsbook.
If you look for more opportunity to bet on football online, wager on matches like Aston Villa vs Sunderland or Stoke City vs West Bromwich Albion at Bet365! Villa and Stoke are both favourites to win, however another away victory might come from Norwich, who will visit the underachieving Southampton on Sunday.