The Premier League returns on Saturday for Gameweek 2 of the 2020/21 season, and I’ve picked out a tasty treble for you as I bring you Saturdays Accumulator tips.
After the Premier League kicked off last week there’s plenty of markets to get stuck into today so lets begin.
Everton v West Bromwich Albion – Everton -1.0 Asian Handicap @ 10/11
Everton’s much revered summer transfer business paid dividends last Sunday, as they cruised to a 1-0 victory over an out-of-sorts Tottenham Hotspur.
James Rodriguez, signed for free from Real Madrid, was a class above everyone else on the pitch whilst fellow midfielders Allan and Abdoulaye Doucouré settled in well.
West Brom, on the other hand, looked well out of their depth against Leicester earlier in the day and succumbed to a 3-0 defeat, giving away two penalties in the process.
The goal-shy Baggies rarely troubled the Foxes defence and, with no serious goal threat in their side, I doubt they have the quality to cause Everton problems either.
Leeds United v Fulham: Leeds United to Win @ 13/20
Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United side were mightily impressive in taking the game to the Champions of England at Anfield last week and, though they may not have won, they were a lot of positives to take from that match.
Their seamless transition from defence to attack, utilising balls in behind the full-backs was a joy to behold and could cause Fulham serious problems.
Like West Brom, last year’s play-off Champions were the masters of their own downfall, with sloppy defending and individual errors to blame for a resounding defeat.
10 of the 11 that started that play-off final also started against Arsenal, so Scott Parker will be hoping one of his new signings can be the difference at Elland Road.
These two sides last met in June, a game in which Leeds were comfortable 3-0 winners – thanks to goals from Patrick Bamford, Ezgjan Alioski and Jack Harrison.
Arsenal v West Ham United – Arsenal to Win and Over 1.5 Goals @ 8/11
As mentioned above, Arsenal were emphatic victors against Fulham at Craven Cottage and Mikel Arteta will be excited by the display his side put on – behind a scintillating Premier League debut for new signing Willian.
Often a thorn in The Gunners’ side for London rivals Chelsea, the Brazilian winger picked up two assists, hit the post from a free-kick and it was the rebound from his shot that Alexandre Lacazette turned in for the opening goal.
Fellow Brazilian Gabriel also impressed at centre-back after a shaky start, and Arteta’s side look a much more cohesive unit than during Unai Emery’s tenure.
The same, however, cannot be said for West Ham United. The start to their ninth consecutive season in the top flight has been marred by off-field tensions between ownership and fans, summed up rather poignantly by their lacklustre loss to Newcastle United on the opening day of the season.
The Hammers have now lost their last four opening day games by a combined score of 15-0, and have failed to win the second in each of the previous three seasons.
You can back the treble at 22/5.
These are reasoned opinions only – profits are not guaranteed.