The 2019-20 Premier League season got off to a flyer on the opening weekend with big wins for Champions Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United to kick off the campaign. Elsewhere, Tottenham and Arsenal battled to victories whilst Frank Lampard’s reign as Chelsea manager got off to a disastrous start. The newly promoted sides in Norwich, Aston Villa and Sheffield United all fought valiantly in game week 1 but it was only the Blades who picked up anything – with 1-1 draw at Bournemouth. Manchester City vs Tottenham is the headline fixture in game week 2 in what promises to be another fascinating weekend of action.
Here are our picks for the second round of fixtures in the Premier League:
Arsenal vs Burnley – Emirates Stadium
Two sides that picked up wins on the opening day will face off on Saturday morning in North London as Arsenal take on Burnley. The Gunners have T spent big in the form of Nicolas Pepe and Kieran Tierney and they will be hoping to break the top 4 this season after finishing in the Europa League spots last term. Meanwhile, the Clarets improved markedly in the second half of last season and carried on that form with an opening day thrashing of Southampton last weekend. Burnley will make it difficult for Arsenal but the Gunners should squeeze through this test.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match and both team to score ($2.85) – Bet Now
Arsenal to win 3-1
Aston Villa vs Bournemouth – Villa Park
Aston Villa ($2.43)
Newly promoted Aston Villa will be looking to pick up their first points of the season as they host Bournemouth at Villa Park. Villa were promoted via the play-offs last season and looked more than capable against Tottenham last time out where they took the lead before conceding 3 goals in the last 15 minutes. Meanwhile, the Cherries have become a Premier League staple under Eddie Howe in recent seasons and they will be looking to finish in the top half once again this term – although they will need to improve on their showing last time out where they drew 1-1 with Sheffield United. Villa Park should be rocking and the hosts could well pick up their first point of the season.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($5.1) – Bet Now
Brighton vs West Ham United – Amex Stadium
West Ham United ($3)
Brighton will be looking to continue their flying start under Graham Potter as they welcome West Ham to the Amex. The Seagulls only just survived in the Premier League last term but looked adventurous last time out in an impressive 3-0 win at Watford. The Hammers performed well last season under Manuel Pellegrini and will be looking to kick on this term, having spent big in the summer once more but the manner of their 5-0 defeat to Manchester City last time out will be concerning. This could be an open game that could well end up honours even.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($4.95) – Bet Now
Everton vs Watford – Goodison Park
Marco Silva hosts his former side as Everton take on Watford with both sides looking to get their first win of the season. Everton have spent big once more in the summer, with Fabian Delph, Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean adding to their ranks and they will be looking to build on a decent point at Crystal Palace last time out. Watford meanwhile suffered a painstaking 3-0 home defeat to Brighton on the opening day and Javi Gracia will be keen to see a response from his men here. The Hornets will be resilient but Everton should have too much about them in front of their home fans.
Betting tip: Everton to win the match and both teams to score ($3.85) – Bet Now
Everton to win 3-1
Norwich City vs Newcastle United – Carrow Road
Norwich City ($2.38)
Newcastle United ($3.48)
Newly promoted Norwich take on Newcastle at Carrow Road in what promises to be a fascinating battle on Saturday afternoon, Daniel Farke’s side bossed the Championship last term and strengthened their squad throughout the summer but looked out of their comfort zone during their 4-1 defeat at Liverpool last time out. It has been a difficult off season in the North East for Newcastle but they put in a decent performance at home against Arsenal and despite being edged out 1-0, they will be they will be keen to get behind Steve Bruce and prioritise staying in the division. This could be a very cagey one that could well end up honours even.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.48) – Bet Now
Southampton vs Liverpool – St Mary’s Stadium
European Champions Liverpool travel to Southampton fresh off the back of claiming the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul in what promises to be a stern test. The Saints were roundly trounced by Burnley on the opening day and will need to bounce back quickly in front of their home fans to ease the pressure on Ralph Hasenhüttl. Meanwhile Liverpool, will arrive full of confidence following their famous penalty shootout win over Chelsea and with a comfortable home win at Norwich to open up their Premier League campaign last Friday, the Reds are riding the crest of a wave. Southampton won’t make it easy for Liverpool but the Reds should have too much fire power at their disposal.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match to nil ($2.65) – Bet Now
Liverpool to win 2-0
Manchester City vs Tottenham – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($1.37)
The headline fixture of the weekend sees Champions Manchester City take on Champions League finalists Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium. City looked at their imperious best against West Ham on the opening day of the season and with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero all finding the net, there should be goals galore at the Etihad once again this season. Spurs endured a tougher start against newly promoted Aston Villa but once again Harry Kane dug them out of trouble and Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be hoping to put down a marker here in the primitive stages of the season. This should be a very tight game and it could well end up honours even in Manchester on Saturday evening.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($5.65) – Bet Now
Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace – Bramall Lane
Sheffield United ($2.62)
Crystal Palace ($3.1)
Newly promoted Sheffield United will be looking to keep putting points on the board as they host Crystal Palace. The Blades were promoted automatically last season and look to have one of the hottest properties in English football in Chris Wilder in charge and they looked at home against Bournemouth last week – picking up a late point. Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace look to have safety on their mind this season in the Premier League and now that they have held on to Wilfried Zaha, they will be hoping for another stellar season from him to keep them afloat. The atmosphere in Sheffield is sure to be hostile and this could end up honours even in South Yorkshire.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.7) – Bet Now
Chelsea vs Leicester City – Stamford Bridge
Leicester City ($5)
Frank Lampard will be hoping to get his first win on the board as Chelsea manager as the Blues host Leicester City. Chelsea were thumped 4-0 by Manchester United on the opening day before being edged out on penalties by Liverpool in the Super Cup final in midweek and they will be keen to bounce back here. For Leicester, they have tended to get some good results on the road in recent seasons, using the pace of Jamie Vardy and they too are looking for their first win after drawing 0-0 with Wolves on the opening day of the campaign. Leicester will certainly trouble Chelsea, particularly on the counter attack but Lampard’s men should pick up their first win of the season here.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match ($1.84) – Bet Now
Chelsea to win 2-1
Wolves vs Manchester United – Molineux
Manchester United ($2.32)
Wolves host Manchester United in what has the makings of a Monday Night Football classic between two exciting sides. Wolves have had a relatively quiet summer but in Nuno Esporito Santo, they look to have one of the best managers in the division and they will be keen to build on their opening day point at Leicester last time out. United meanwhile will be bouncing following their famous 4-0 win over Chelsea in game week 1 and with new recruits Harry Maguire and Aaron wan Bissaka in their ranks, they look to be a force to be reckoned with. Wolves will push United all the way but this should be another win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match ($2.32) – Bet Now
Manchester United to win 2-1
EPL Week 2 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week as a four-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Chelsea vs Leicester City – Chelsea to win
Arsenal vs Burnley – Arsenal to win
Wolves vs Manchester United – Manchester United to win
Southampton vs Liverpool – Liverpool to win
A $50 wager would pay out $414.93 if successful at the current odds – Bet Now