Premier League Round-Up: Sunday 23/09/18

Premier League Round-Up: Sunday 23/09/18

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West Ham vs Chelsea – 13:30

Manuel Pellegrini recorded his first win as West Ham manager last Sunday, as his side rocked Everton by beating the Toffees 3-1 at Goodison Park. Goals from summer signing Andriy Yarmolenko (2) and Marko Arnautović sealed a convincing victory for the Hammers, which has seen them lifted off the bed of the division into 16th ahead of this Sunday’s encounter at the London Stadium. Star man Arnautović is an injury doubt for this clash however; the Austrian wide man picked up a knee strain in last weekend’s clash against Everton, which could see him sidelined here against Chelsea.

Should he miss this match, Marko Arnautović’s absence will be a massive blow for the hosts as the 29-year-old, who finished last season as West Ham’s top goalscorer, is undoubtedly their biggest attacking threat. As expected, West Ham are huge underdogs for this one but did cause an upset when the two sides met in East London last term, winning 1-0. If you can see a repeat performance of that here, you can get the hosts to win at 5/1 with bet365, Betfair & Unibet – currently the highest on the market.

Chelsea have made the perfect start to their season, winning all six of their games in the Premier League and Europa League. Maurizio Sarri’s men currently sit top of the pile heading into this encounter, and could pull away from Liverpool with a victory, should the Reds fail to beat Southampton in their match on Saturday. Last weekend, the Blues came from a goal behind to thrash Cardiff 4-1 at Stamford Bridge, in a game where Eden Hazard stole all the headlines by bagging a sensational hat-trick.

Hazard has started the season perfectly and currently sits top of the goalscoring charts with 5 goals, so will carry some fantastic momentum into this fixture. If you can see the Belgian international continuing with his impressive form here, you can get him best priced to open the scoring at 4/1 with both PaddyPower and Betfair. He’s 11/10 to just score anytime with SkyBet, which looks to be a really solid bet here. Chelsea are overwhelming favourites to win this match at 4/7 with most bookmakers, so backing them to win with a -1 handicap would perhaps be a better option this weekend. William Hill have them to do this best priced at odds of 7/5, so if you can envisage a comfortable win for the visitors on Sunday, they’re your best bookie to go with.

Recommended bets:

Chelsea -1 handicap at 7/5 with William Hill – BET HERE

Eden Hazard to score anytime at 11/10 with SkyBet – BET HERE

 

Arsenal vs Everton – 16:00

Arsenal will be looking to make it four league wins on the bounce when they welcome Everton to The Emirates in this Sunday’s late kick-off. After a shaky start to their campaign, where they found themselves defeated by both Manchester City and Chelsea, the Gunners have beaten West Ham, Cardiff and Newcastle in the Premier League, alongside FC Vorskla in the Europa League. They’ll take some good momentum into this tie, making them a pretty safe bet here. You can get Unai Emery’s men priced at odds of 4/9 with Coral and Betfred, with them to win to nil at 2/1 with BetVictor.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the obvious threat for the hosts in this one, the 29-year-old front man is fresh from an impressive display in the Europa League on Thursday night, where he bagged a hat-trick in Arsenal’s 4-2 win over the Ukrainian minnows. Aubameyang hasn’t quite got off the mark in the Premier League this term, scoring just one goal against Cardiff three weeks ago, but we can see this being the match that sparks him into action following his recent exploits in Europe. Aubameyang is priced at odds of 16/5 to net first with William Hill and Betway, slightly better than the 3/1 most bookies are currently offering. If you fancy him to score anytime this weekend, SkyBet are offering odds of 6/5 for an Aubameyang goal and Arsenal win, and we think that could be a profitable selection for your accumulator!

Everton are still searching for their first win in September after drawing two and losing one of their previous three league fixtures. Marco Silva’s men were extremely poor against West Ham last weekend, losing 3-1 to the Hammers on home soil, so need to up their game massively to achieve anything from this match. One massive positive for the visitors this weekend will be the return of summer signing Richarlison; the 21-year-old Brazilian has been their standout performer so far this season, scoring three goals and will slot right back into the starting line-up for this clash. He’s priced at odds of 9/1 to score first with the majority of bookmakers, however Bet365 have him best priced at 12/1, which is extremely high considering the form he was displaying before being suspended.

All of Everton’s opening six games in all competitions have ended with a BTTS scoreline, so we’d be inclined to suggest backing that in this match. Arsenal are yet to keep a single clean sheet this term, highlighting some real defensive frailties so we think Everton will nab at least one here. BTTS is priced at 4/7 with most bookmakers, however Betway are offering it at an enticing 3/5. Over 2.5 goals could be another good option, that’s industry best priced with Betfair at 7/5.

Recommended bets:

BTTS at 3/5 with Betway – BET HERE

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score first at 16/5 with William Hill – BET HERE

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