We’re looking forward to a Premier League double header to round off Game Week 2! Enjoy our betting previews of both fixtures.
Aston Villa v Sheffield United
Aston Villa open their season against Sheffield United after a bye in the opening Premier League game week. Sheffield United are looking to bounce back from an opening weekend defeat with an improved performance.
Villa will be boosted by the arrival of Emiliano Martinez their goalkeeping signing from Arsenal who could make his debut.
Aston Villa’s record in the opening game of the season has been poor. In their last five opening games they have lost four and drawn one – going without a win in the opening fixture for over five years.
Aston Villa are on a two match winning streak at Villa Park having won two on the bounce at the end of last season. They are looking for a three game home win streak for the first time since 2007.
Sheffield United haven’t won a league meeting away against Aston Villa in their last 13 attempts. They have lost three and drawn one of their four meetings at Villa Park in the Premier League.
Their away record in the Premier League makes for similarly poor reading as they are without a win in their last six games on the road.
Suggested Bet: Aston Villa to win.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester City
Manchester City get their Premier League campaign underway a week late after their European Champions League efforts last season. They face a Wolves team on a high after a win in the opening week.
Wolves hold the mental upper hand over Pep Guardiola’s men having completed the double over them last season.
Pep Guardiola though has never lost three consecutive games against a single opponent in his managerial career – a record he’ll be hoping to maintain.
Man City have a miserable record away at the Molineux having lost four of their last seven games in the Premier League at the venue.
Man City are also known for their fast starts to Premier League seasons with 10 wins and 1 draw in their last eleven seasons.
Suggested Bet: Manchester City to win.
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