Premier League accumulator tip: Watford and West Brom to join Liverpool with home wins
The Premier League is taking shape already, and with matchday three around the corner the excitement is building. There are some more crucial games taking place, with Manchester United taking on Leicester, Chelsea hosting Everton and the big one, at Anfield, where Liverpool will face Arsenal.
Last week’s accumulator didn’t come off, but this time we are trying again with a five-fold from Betfair, with a return of £333.10 from a £10 stake. Here goes!
Watford vs Brighton – Watford win (17/20)
Marco Silva has made a really positive impact at Watford since taking over in the summer. Judging on his work at Hull that is no surprise, but he and the Hornets have had to earn respect, which they did with a comfortable victory at Bournemouth last week.
Brighton have not shown too much in the way of ambition so far this season, and Watford look strong in defence and a real threat going forward with new Brazilian star Richarlison and Andre Gray keeping captain Troy Deeney out of the side. There will be more pressure on their shoulders at Vicarage Road this weekend, but they should deal with it and take three points.
Huddersfield vs Southampton – Draw (23/10)
Huddersfield are flying, coming out of the blocks with two wins from two so far. Southampton have made a good start themselves with four points from six, but it is hard to know which is the real them after they drew 0-0 with Swansea and then beat West Ham 3-2.
Mauricio Pellegrino will have the Saints organised and their first job will be to take the sting out of a very vibrant Terriers side, who will without doubt start quickly. The visitors are packed with experience and quality, but at this early stage of the season will be happy to come away from Yorkshire with a point.
Manchester United vs Leicester – Manchester United win (1/4)
Looking at Manchester United last season, their biggest issue was winning their home games against lesser sides. Too many draws cost them in the title race and even the battle for the top four. But on the latest evidence, they should have no problems putting away a good Leicester side.
Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba are linking up incredibly well, and the latter’s form has been the most crucial difference so far for Jose Mourinho. The Foxes are always a threat and never give up, but the Red Devils should have too much on this occasion.
Liverpool vs Arsenal – Liverpool win (11/10)
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool made easy work of games against the top six at Anfield last season, remaining unbeaten in them all. Arsenal have never done too well on Merseyside and face an uphill battle with Stoke.
Reports that Philippe Coutinho could return to the fold will boost Liverpool, while Arsenal will be heavily reliant on striker Alexandre Lacazette for goals if they can provide him with service. If Liverpool reach full speed in the first 20 minutes, though, it could be another long afternoon for Arsene Wenger.
West Brom vs Stoke – West Brom win (29/20)
Stoke’s win over Arsenal lifted the mood at a vital time for Mark Hughes, with many tipping them for a tough season. Jese Rodriguez has made a huge impact on his arrival from PSG, but West Brom are a solid team who have started well with six points from six.
At the Hawthorns, Tony Pulis will have them well drilled. This one is unlikely to be a classic, but we’re siding with the form book and going for a home win.