Premier League: Zaha to start Yankee fun…

The Premier League weekend continues, offering up more betting opportunities.

The first match sees West Brom take on Crystal Palace in what has all the appearances of a low scoring match. Palace have scored just 12 in 10 matches thus season, including a blank in their last two, while West Brom have scored seven.

That said Palace welcome back talisman Wilfried Zaha back after a bout of Covid, and will look to him for inspiration. He has scored five goals in eight games this season, and we’ll take him to open the scoring today.

Next up sees Sheffield United entertain Leicester at Bramall Lane.

United have had a tough start to the season, and currently lie at the bottom of the table with just one point to their name. They are a better team than this, but know they need points desperately. This could lead them to be open at the back while facing a side that counterattack superbly.

We expect Leicester to hit them in the break, and note star forward Jamie Vardy has scored seven away goals so far, more than any other player. We’ll take him to start the scoring today.

The third game is the day’s highlight, the North London derby as Tottenham host Arsenal.

Spurs enter this game top of the league and firm favourites to beat an Arsenal side that has won just four times on their travels in the league out of 15 under manager Mikel Arteta.

Derbies can be tricky to call, but we think Spurs are just a better team than their immediate rivals, and look for a hard fought home win.

Harry Kane is likely to be fit to start the match and is looking for a goal to make him the highest scorer in these North London derbies. He takes penalties and with this in mind we’ll take him to open the scoring.

The late game sees Liverpool host Wolves at Anfield, looking for a win to keep pace at the top of the league.

Wolves have tended to give the Reds a good game, but they will miss their main striker Raul Jimenez who fractured his skull against Arsenal last time out. This leads us to lean even more heavily upon the home side, despite their chronic injury list.

Diego Jota has had an outstanding start to his Liverpool career and now gets the opportunity to show his former club what there are missing having let him go. We’ll take the Portuguese star to score first.

Recommendations:

West Brom/Crystal Palace: Zaha to score first at 5/1

Sheffield United/Leicester: Vardy to score first at 11/4

Tottenham/Arsenal: Kane to score first at 7/2

Liverpool/Wolves: Jota to score first at 4/1

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