THE international break is behind us and Premier League football is back.
There’s a packed schedule over the next few days with all 20 clubs in action – and we’ve betting tips for you from a huge game at Elland Road between Leeds and Arsenal.
Patrick Bamford will look to continue his good form against ArsenalCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Leeds vs Arsenal, Sunday 4.30pm
It’s never dull watching this Marcelo Bielsa side.
Leeds are perhaps waking up to the realities of the Premier League after three defeats in their last four.
But their strong start to the season has given them a seven point cushion over the relegation places – and the West Yorkshire club are firmly looking up.
Mikel Arteta will hope that the fortnight off has allowed his players to digest just how bad a performance that was.
But this is the sort of fixture he really doesn’t need after such a defeat.
Leeds will be at it from the off with their usual high-pressure style, an approach which was evident even way back in January when these sides met in the FA Cup.
The Gunners avoided a shock there – somehow scraping a 1-0 win – despite Bielsa’s side creating a hatful of chances.
We see goals here, and lots of them.
Neither side have excelled in defending this year, with Leeds shipping 17 goals so far – joint-worst in the league.
Arsenal also arrive with three defeats in four games but it’s at the other end they’ve really struggled, kicking off this game with a negative goal difference.
They’ve netted just 9 times this season – and five of those came in the opening two matches against Fulham and West Ham.
It says a lot that Leeds are just 2/1 to win here, that’s a short price for a newly-promoted side against one of the Big Six.
Some will be tempted but we’d rather play it a bit safer.
Aubameyang has just two goals in his opening eight Prem gamesCredit: AP:Associated Press
Early goals have been the order of the day at Elland Road so far this term, with goals before 20 minutes in three of the four Premier League matches played there so far.
Back a goal in both halves at a generous 8/13, while over 3.5 goals is not out of the question at a big price of 31/20.
Leeds have lost both their last two games 4-1 and will not stop attacking, no matter the score – get on.
With goals the order of the day, there’s plenty of value to be found in the scorer markets.
Steer clear of Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang who is completely out of sorts at the moment, especially at 11/10.
Instead play the hot hand and back Patrick Bamford to find the net for the eighth time this season in the Premier League.
He might do a Teemu Pukki and eventually fizzle out, but the Leeds forward is 4/1 for the opener – with his recent record, that’s value.
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*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.
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