Spurs and Manchester City are both in action with a quartet of Premier League games on offer this Sunday.
Sheffield United vs Leeds – 1pm
There’s very little to choose from according to the bookmakers’ odds with Sheffield listed to win at 2.62 and Leeds at 2.57. The visitors will arrive full of confidence after pushing Liverpool close and then being on the right side of a 4-3 scoreline the following week. They take on the Blades, who are struggling to replicate their form of last season. The last time these two sides meet in the Premier League was 1994 so there’s nothing to take from the historical viewpoint. All three results are in play, so pick your bet wisely.
Suggested bet: Draw or Leeds at 1.35
Spurs vs Newcastle – 3pm
Two Jekyll and Hyde teams do battle at 3pm with both sets of fans hoping that their favourite XIs come to the party. As bad as Spurs were against Everton is as good as they were against Southampton. The arrival of Real Madrid pair Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon has, understandably, been met with much excitement but questions now surround the future of Dele Alli. The England playmaker’s role under Jose Mourinho is being questioned and all eyes will be on the announcement of the starting lineup. Another potential outcast is Lucas Moura.
Whatever forward unit Mourinho puts forth should be enough to see of the Magpies, who lost 3-0 to Brighton. Unless, they can arrive with the same vigour as thy did when disposing of West Ham. Who knows what they will bring to the party but you can expect Spurs to pounce on any mistake.
Suggested bet: Over 2.5 match goals at 1.75
Man City vs Leicester – 5:30pm
One of the blockbuster fixtures of the weekend pits City, fresh off a good win over Wolves, up against the Foxes with Jamie Vardy already in good spirits in front of goal. The visitors have solidified themselves under Brendan Rodgers and have two big wins to show for their early season efforts.
The head to head count is 4-1 in favour of City and that trend is expected to continue despite Leicester’s strong start; odds on Leicester to leave the Etihad Stadium with three points are 7.64-1. City boss Pep Guardiola appears determined to dethrone Liverpool and the psyche of the Citizens was evident when they dismantled a very combative Wolves side.
Suggested bet: City to win at 1.32
West Ham vs Wolves – 8pm
West Ham start on the back foot with form and history favouring their guests. The Hammers were woeful in their opening defeat to Newcastle but showed signs of life in losing 2-1 to Arsenal. The Hammers have made a host of squad changes in the past and have reverted to David Moyes in the dugout but it remains to be seen if they can keep hanging onto their status in the topflight. A strong showing at home might be a good place to start. The visitors were brushed aside by City and will look to bounce back following a good opening day win. Nelson Semedo has signed for Wolves from Barcelona but will most likely watch on from the stands. It is a tricky proposition for Wolves and makes calling the outcome more difficult, however, goals are likely.
Suggested bet: Both teams to score at 1.95