The Premier League weekend starts with a London derby, as West Ham entertain Arsenal.
The Gunners have an excellent impressive record in this fixture – they have lost just once in the last 21 meetings between the two sides, and the last time West Ham won at home against today’s opponents was in 2006.
That said, Arsenal’s have had difficulty keeping clean sheets away from home of late, conceding 11 in their last four away fixtures. Although they could welcome back some players from injury, these facts tend to point to goals being scored today.
The team announced sees both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starting for the Gunners. Paddy Power has an enhanced 100/30 that both these strikers have at least two shots each on target. We’ll try this bet.
The late match sees Chelsea host Newcastle. This match looks a formality, with Chelsea beating the visitors the last six times they have hosted them, while also winning the reverse fixture 2-1 earlier in the season.
Newcastle’s big problem is they simply don’t score enough goals, and it’s difficult to see how they breach Chelsea’s defence today. It’s true Chelsea themselves haven’t exactly been prolific of late, but they will have enough to win today.
Betting on Chelsea to win to nil seems sensible, but that’s an odds on shot as the bookies have cramped the odds surrounding Chelsea and goal expectations.
With this in mind, it may be worth taking a punt that N’Golo Kante scores from his more advanced position given he’s unlikely to have to do much defending.
West Ham/Arsenal: Lacazette and Aubameyang to both have two shots on target, 1 pt, at 100/30, Paddy Power
Chelsea/Newcastle: Kante to score anytime, 1 pt, at 6/1, Unibet
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