The premier league is finally back after what seems like an age. The international fixtures were very lacklustre especially as far as England were concerned but at least the points on on the board. Hopefully the premier league can provide more entertainment however.
My selections are a bit different to usual this week as I see value on some of the big favourites. this is rare but this is often because the like of Man City, Chelsea etc are price around 1.3 which I virtually never see as value. This week, the prices are bigger and although I’m well aware the opposition is stronger I believe the match ups are favourable.
The likes of City and Chelsea only really struggle to break down more defensive minded teams. Tottenham in particular are a great match up for city as emphasized by their 6-0 win at the Etihad last season. Palace were more defensive under Pulis than they are now and quite frankly I fancy Chelsea against anyone right now.
Man United are also a decent price at 1.76 away at West Brom. They’ve had a shakey start to the season and I can see why they are that price but I can see them really coming together in the next few weeks and when we look back this sort of price may look a tad big.
According to my estimates Stoke are the best value selection on Saturday. It’s a tough one to call however, namely because Swansea have been so impressive but Stoke are usually difficult to beat at the Britannia as we all know. Losses to Villa and Leicester at home suggest otherwise but these narrow defeats good prove to be a blip.
I personally like the look of Sunderland at 7s. Again, Southampton like Swansea have been very impressive under Ronald Koeman but that is a big price for a team capable of springing a surprise.