Game Week 3 threw up a few unexpected results with City getting whacked by Leicester, West Brom embarrassing Chelseas and Man U upsetting Brighton!
This round promises to be just as entertaining, with walking highlight reel Leeds United taking on the Sky Blues, Jose returning to haunt United, while Everton, Leicester and Liverpool are all out to extend their perfect records.
As always we have analysed all 10 Premier League Fixtures across the weekend and provided the punters with our best betting plays along the way!
Game Week 4 gets underway with a London Derby, as Palace head to the Bridge to take on the Blues.
Despite a win on the opening day, the Blues are yet to string together 90 minutes of decent footy.
Defence has been Lampard’s undoing, with his side conceding six times across the first three matches, though recent additions of Mendy (GK) and Chilwell (LB) should go a long way to erasing said deficits.
The Blues have claimed all three points in their last five appearances against the Eagles and should prove too good for their London rivals once again here.
The Toffees are out to win their first four games of the season for the first time since 1969/70, a campaign which saw them lift the title!
Ancelotti is working wonders at Goodison Park, his side have won their last seven matches across all comps, averaging 3.15 goals across that trip!
Despite being the better side in all three of their opening fixtures, Brighton find themselves with just three competition points.
Missed chances have been the story of their campaign so far, Graham Potter’s side were denied by the woodwork on five occasions against Man U last weekend!
Brighton will need to take all their chances if they hope to take anything away from this contest, even then I think the Toffees will be too strong.
Did someone say “goals”?
Two of the most attacking sides in the PL take to the pitch on Sunday morning (AEDT) in what is set to be a thrilling contest.
For the first time in his career Pep was on the receiving end of a five goal belting last weekend, going down 5-2 to the red hot Foxes.
On the other side of the technical area, Leeds kept their first clean sheet of the season, grinding out a well deserved 2-0 victory over the Blades.
Leeds are a huge chance of pulling off an upset here, but it takes a very brave (foolish) punter to bet against City, instead I’ll be backing goals and plenty of them.
This is a match worth missing for the neutrals.
Burnley are yet to get off the mark in the league and haven’t shown any glimpses of Premier League quality football.
Newcastle have bee just as underwhelming, failing to win across their past five home fixtures.
The last two meetings between this pair at St James Park have both resulted in a low scoring draw, something I can easily see repeating here.
From one stinker to the next!
West Brom have conceded 11 goals across their opening three matches, more than any other club.
Bilic’s side threw away a three goal advantage against the Blues last time out, settling for a disappointing draw.
The Saints also picked up their first points of the season last week, sneaking home with a 1-0 victory over the Clarets.
Southampton’s success is firmly tied to the performance of one man, Danny Ings.
The English striker has scored four of the Saints five goals this season and will be confident of adding a couple more against the weakest defence in the comp.
The Foxes are flying high!
Brendan Rodgers and his boys got tongues wagging last weekend with a huge 5-2 upset against then Premiership favourites Manchester City.
Jamie Vardy was the star of the show, notching up his second hat trick against the Sky Blues taking his season tally to 5 goals.
Similarly, the Hammers surprised most punters with a stunning 4-0 routing against the out of sorts Wolves.
I’m backing the Foxes to keep their perfect record in tact with a high scoring victory over the Hammers here.
The Gunners will be looking to put last week’s defeat to the Champions behind them when they welcome the struggling Blades to London.
Impressively, Arsenal are undefeated across their last 10 Premier League matches at the Emirates.
Alternatively, Sheffield United are an absolute shambles at the moment, Chris Wilder’s side are 0-0-3 this season and are the only side yet to register a goal.
I’m backing their scoring woes to continue against a much improved Gunners outfit!
The Wolves have been handed the bye for game week 4.
Nuno Santo’s side served up a lacklustre performance against the Hammers last time out, but will be confident of bouncing back straight away against the league’s whipping boys.
The Cottagers are sitting dead last after the opening three rounds, conceding 3+ goals every time they’ve set foot on the pitch.
Raul Jimenez has been first goal scorer in five of the last six matches which he has found the back of the net.
I’m backing the big Mexican to strike first once again in what will likely be a one-sided affair at Molineux Stadium.
Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford where he looks to disappoint United fans one more time.
Neither side has looked overly spectacular in the opening few rounds, United have been outplayed by minnows Brighton and Palace, while the Spurs have dropped point to both the Toons and Toffees.
Unlike Mourinho, Ole and the United board have failed to land any high profile targets in the transfer window so far, subsequently Man U have become very predictable on the ball.
I can’t see either side taking this match by the scruff and dominating proceedings, with that the draw looks very appealing at $3.55.
Game Week 4 comes to a close on Monday morning (AEST) when Liverpool head to Villa Park.
The Reds have won the last five PL fixtures against the Villans, with Mane cashing in with two goals across last season’s matches.
Villa have made an impressive start to the season, claiming two from two wins, keeping a clean sheet on both occasions.
With City dropping points last week, Klopp will see this as a golden opportunity to pile the pressure on their premiership rivals.
*Update: Sadio Mane has been rules out after testing positive to Covid19. (03/10)
Salah should step up in the absence of Mane and lead the Reds to a comfortable victory here.