It’s week three of the English Premier League and with Manchester United needing a win against Burnley all eyes are on Turf Moor.
There’s a man on a mission in the English Premier League and this Saturday at 12:45 at the Turf Moor he’ll be ninety minutes away from what is at this point a bit of a do-or-die situation. That man is Louis Van Gaal the beleaguered manager of the faltering Manchester United who languish 13th in the table with just one point from a possible six so far. A failure to get a win this weekend might spell the end for the stern faced Dutchman.
Third Week Of The EPL
•Mobile betting on the EPL hugely popular
•Spurs top the table going into week 3
•Van Gaal needs a win or a new job think fans
Of course were you wont to bet on sports in the UK you’d probably put money on Manchester United to beat Burnley even if the match is away, but then we all thought that of Swansea at home, and their performance against Sunderland was lackluster at best. It all seemed to be going so well when Juan Mata gave them the lead after 17 minutes, but half an hour in Jack Rodwell, in his first match at home, slipped his marker and headed home an equalizer leaving the visitors sprawling.
The single point result was only made worse by Chris Smalling grabbing a hamstring injury making eight first team players out at the moment, a fact that might just give Burnley the chance to be just the next step in Manchester United’s season of disaster, at around 11/2 that might well be worth a punt, although United are still 4/6 or thereabouts. If Van Gaal doesn’t get a win on Saturday by the time the rest of Saturday’s matches kick off he could well be needing to update his CV.
Everton’s Goodison Park meanwhile hosts Chelsea whose comprehensive defeat of Leicester last weekend leaves them as yet unbeaten this season. Leicester tried to make a fist of it but in the end the London team wore them down. Everton on the other hand watched as a two goal lead over Arsenal was torn away by late goals from Aaron Ramsey and Oliver Giroud just about saving Wenger’s blushes, but cutting it very close to the wire, so this match could go either way and provide some real excitement along the way.
Will United’s Dire Season Start Continue?
Arsenal look to do more than just fight back when they travel to face off against Leicester at the King Power Stadium, but it remains to be seen if their defensive calamities continue to conspire against them or if they can find their form against the Foxes. Wenger will be looking for the Gunners to come out guns blazing but Leicester showed Chelsea they’re not an easy game and it’ll be interesting to see if Giroud will start on the bench after his goal salvaged a point last weekend.
Manchester City having won both their matches so far face a Stoke who have won neither of theirs, not even having spent the final hour of their game against Hull last weekend facing only 10 men. Indeed had it not been for a scrappy Shawcross goal in the 83rd minute Hull would have pulled off a great win although they still remain unbeaten. Man City, by comparison put a convincing three past a what can only be said to be a wayward Liverpool.
Liverpool’s inability to create chances in the final third showed horribly and Stevan Jovetic slipped a goal in before half time only returning after the break to do the same again. When Edin Dzeko went off injured his replacement, Sergio Aguero, scored Man City’s third 23 seconds later, leaving Liverpool reeling and only able to grab a consolation goal late in the game. Liverpool face a challenging game this weekend as they meet table toppers Tottenham.
Spurs spanked QPR 4-0 last weekend setting them up to lead the table on goal difference with Chelsea and Man City snapping at their heels. With Liverpool only managing a single goal in their last match you have to think that White Hart Lane might see a another goal rush, although last year’s runners up aren’t really to be compared with QPR who are dead last in the EPL as we go into the third match of the season. Can Tottenham retain their places at the top of the table, the gambling news isn’t sure and the odds available reflect this.
Premier League Week Three
The big news across online gambling sites in the UK is Swansea who have beaten both Manchester United and the team United face this weekend, Burnley. Their win over the Clarets might only have included a single goal but the spirit that the Swans demonstrated in their first game definitely carried over into this encounter with Nathan Dyer putting one low past Tom Heaton. So going into their game against West Brom who are unbeaten but haven’t actually won a game yet they’ve every reason to be optimistic.
West Brom, of course, will be doing all they can to break their drawing streak and put on a better performance up front than they did against Southampton. A nil-nil draw down on the south coast didn’t do much to inspire although their defense was certainly determined and might give Swansea some trouble. If their performance against the saints is anything to go by either West Brom shape up in the box or they’ll just be another team crushed under the Swansea juggernaut.
Of course Swansea’s manager Garry Monk is realistic saying that despite a fantastic start to the season and getting maximum points so far they’re only two games in and it’s a long season so they’ll be looking to build on the success and cut down on minor errors that could cost them dear against the more technical sides. Will their Roy-Of-The-Rovers form continue against West Brom? Quite probably but that Baggies defense won’t make it easy for them.
The English Premier League serves up another helping of some of the best football on the planet with all your favorite stars showing off their skills and with a whole range of gambling sites offering pre-game and in-game markets for you to have a flutter on your smartphone or computer there’s never been a more accessible, exciting and rewarding season yet. Will Spurs still be top on Monday? Will QPR have dragged themselves off the bottom? We’ll know come the final whistle, and so will you.