Premier League tips for August 26-27
FootyOn writers pick out Premier League tips for August 26-27 – one enticing odds-against price for each matchweek 3 fixture of the 2017/18 season.
The first two rounds of matches have provided plenty of entertainment and drama with controversy and goals galore already.
Players and teams are back for another go, with Bournemouth and Manchester City kicking off the action on Saturday lunchtime.
Liverpool v Arsenal is the big game of the week on Sunday, though, while Chelsea host Everton the same day and Manchester United welcome Leicester City evening before.
So, read on for our Premier League tips for August 26-27…
LIVE on Sky Sports PL and Main Event: Bournemouth v Manchester City (12:30)
The Cherries have lost both of their fixtures so far this term, while Pep Guardiola’s men have four points. The Citizens have never conceded against Bournemouth in five previous trips, and won four of those.
Chosen bet: Man City win to nil
Best price: 11/8 with BetVictor
Crystal Palace v Swansea City (15:00)
These two teams battled out a 5-4 thriller last season, while both have scored in the last three meetings. They have drawn in four of their past seven, meanwhile.
Chosen bet: Score draw
Best price: 4/1 with BetVictor
Huddersfield Town v Southampton (15:00)
The Terriers and Saints last met when they were in League One in 2010/11, and the home team always won in both seasons. Joint table toppers Huddersfield are a great price to carry on their winning run.
Chosen bet: Huddersfield to win
Best price: 3/1 with BetVictor
Newcastle United v West Ham United (15:00)
Neither side has had any luck this season so far, losing both their openers thanks to players being sent off. Rafael Benitez and Slaven Bilic will be happy just to get their first point.
Chosen bet: Draw
Best price: 12/5 with Paddy Power
Watford v Brighton and Hove Albion (15:00)
Watford have made a positive start under new boss Marco Silva, drawing 3-3 with Liverpool and then beating Bournemouth. PL new boys Brighton have lost both their matches 2-0, which incidentally is the same scoreline the Hornets defeated them by the last time they clashed in the Championship in 2015.
Chosen bet: Watford to win 2-0
Best price: 8/1 with Paddy Power
LIVE on BT Sport 1: Manchester United v Leicester City (17:30)
Man Utd have been rampant so far in their opening two matches, winning 4-0 in both. They also beat Leicester 3-0 and 4-1 in their last two meetings, so back them to find the goals once more.
Chosen bet: Man Utd to score over 2.5 goals
Best price: 13/10 with BetVictor
Chelsea v Everton (13:30)
Wayne Rooney has already scored in both his first Premier League matches back with boyhood club Everton, and will feel inspired again against a top team so soon after announcing his international retirement. He has nine career goals against Chelsea too.
Chosen bet: Rooney to score anytime
Best price: 31/10 with BetVictor
LIVE on Sky Sports PL and Main Event: West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City (13:30)
Stoke fans probably still can’t believe their luck that they have Jese Rodriguez on their books, and the Canary Islands-born Spaniard will be hoping to add to his winner against Arsenal on his debut.
Chosen bet: Jese to score first
Best price: 11/2 with BetVictor
LIVE on Sky Sports PL and Main Event: Liverpool v Arsenal (16:00)
The Reds and Gunners tend to produce high-scoring encounters, with their last three producing total goals ranging from four to seven. They’ve both managed four this season so far too.
Chosen bet: Total match goals over 3.5
Best price: 6/4 with Paddy Power
Tottenham v Burnley (16:00)
It’s a well-known fact that Harry Kane has never scored a Premier League goal in August, but thankfully for Spurs Dele Alli has and netted against Burnley in this fixture last term in a 2-1 win.
Chosen bet: Alli/Spurs in a score/win double
Best price: 11/8 with Sky Bet