THE fixtures come thick and fast this weekend as the Premier League continues at pace.
We have betting tips for you from two top-flight matches, starting at Old Trafford where Manchester United host Arsenal.
Man Utd vs Arsenal, Sunday 4.30pm (Sky Sports Main Event)
15th vs 11th at Old Trafford – how times change, eh?
This heavyweight fixture of the Premier League era has lost its shine in recent years, although the Gunners have won on just one of their last seventeen visits to Old Trafford.
Either way, that’s the rigours of the modern game and the Gunners can’t afford to fall to a third-straight league defeat here.
Man Utd meanwhile continue to lurch from delirious highs one week to vicious lows the next.
So much so that #OleOut was trending UK wide.
And after smashing five past Leipzig in midweek, will it be another case of crashing back down to Earth?
It’s very much early days in the new season but it does feel like the Norwegian needs a first Premier League home victory of the campaign to settle the natives down.
Do we think they’ll get it? Well we’re not going to be putting our hard-earned on it, that’s for sure.
Rely on the goals market to win you the cash and let these two wildly-inconsistent sides throw a dice for the result.
Both teams have scored in the last SEVEN head-to-head’s at Old Trafford, while four out of five United games in the Premier League this term have featured three or more goals.
The combined over 2.5 goals and BTTS is a tempting even money and our big fancy for the weekend.
United have a negative goal difference after that thrashing they received off Spurs and have shown themselves to start slowly this season.
That was in evidence when Spurs scored twice within seven minutes, and up in Newcastle when Toon led after 120 seconds.
As such, back Arsenal to start fast at the Theatre of Dreams with the Gunners a terrific 13/10 to net in the first half. Huge.
Willian is set to return on Thursday against Dundalk and in the early stages of the season looked a real live wire.
The Brazilian is a massive 4/1 to net anytime on Sunday – that’s a biggie and we’d recommend a small play on that one with him likely on set piece duty.
SunSport’s best bets
- Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score: evens (BET HERE)
- Arsenal to net in first-half: 13/10 (BET HERE)
- Willian to score at anytime: 4/1 (BET HERE)
Leeds vs Leicester, Monday 8pm (Sky Sports Main Event)
It was another superb night for the Premier League newboys as they demolished previously unbeaten Aston Villa 3-0 on the road, cementing a place in the top six in the process.
While they’re unlikely to be scaling those dizzying heights all season, their incredible work ethic and tireless running has been a breath of fresh air this season.
Stats showed that as a team combined, Leeds ran more than NINE kilometres further than their Villa counterparts that night. Hard work pays off.
That ended a long, barren spell for the Foxes in North London and this behind-closed-doors start to the season seems to have lessened the impact of home advantage.
Jamie Vardy returned from injury to net the winner off the bench and he will relish trying to get in behind this Leeds backline.
The Whites are great fun to watch and regardless of the opposition, Bielsa is going for three points.
Vardy is the PL’s most-lethal finisher against Big Six opponents
Promoted sides usually get a wake-up call following a strong start and we reckon the Foxes will be confident of getting something under the lights at Elland Road.
They’ve won all three of their away matches to start the new campaign, with a goal difference of 7+.
You can get 4/9 on Leicester double chance and that’s a cracking price to top up your weekend accas.
For those of you looking for something more substantial though, the Foxes to win but with both teams to score in a far more attractive 17/5.
We do reckon Leeds find the net, despite drawing a blank last time they were here against Wolves.
Patrick Bamford is their man of the moment and the much-derided striker is flourishing after being backed to the hilt by his boss.
He sits above Mo Salah and Harry Kane in the Premier League Golden Boot race and in current form should be close to odds-on to net anytime.
Instead Leeds’ No9 is priced at 7/4 to score anytime and that’s a belter.
SunSport’s best bets
- Leicester double chance (draw or win): 4/9 (BET HERE)
- Foxes to win with both teams scoring: 17/5 (BET HERE)
- Patrick Bamford to net again: 7/4 (BET HERE)
*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.
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