Betting Preview: Premier League SundayJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Finding it hard to call who’ll win this weekend? Check out my game previews below and follow my betting tips for some added excitement.
Leicester City vs Manchester United – Sunday 1.30pm, King Power Stadium
After finally securing their first win of the season against QPR, Manchester United will be looking to build on their success and start restoring some of their former glory.
It seems that things are beginning to go to plan for Louis van Gaal, with his new stars already starting to prove that they were worth their price tags.
Leicester City have started the season relatively well and they seem confident of their chances against United. The hosts only have two injury concerns (Kasper Schmeichel and Matthew Upson) compared to United’s long list (Michael Carrick, Maroune Fellaini, Ashley Young, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling.)
Despite this, Man United look to be the stronger side in this clash. The team will be hungry for more points and look ready now, physically and mentally, to climb back up the table.
Carl Calls It:
I’ll be betting on Van Gaal’s side to win the three points on Sunday now that they have some winning momentum. For a good return on your money I’d back United to win 2-0, with odds of 17/2 at William Hill which will win you £95 with a £10 bet.
Manchester City vs Chelsea – Sunday 4.00pm, Etihad Stadium
If you only watch one game this weekend you’d better make it this one. Manchester City host Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium, a clash between two sides that many consider will be competing for the title come May.
Sergio Aguero is set to return for City after being rested for the Bayern Munich game on Wednesday which will be a welcome addition to the attacking line-up.
Chelsea’s star striker Diego Costa is still suffering from a hamstring problem which will prevent him from playing the full game, although Mourinho has suggested that he may not play at all.
Despite being the team to have won away to Manchester City more than any other Premier League side, Chelsea may struggle to secure victory on this occasion.
If City up their pace then they’ll have a good chance of winning, especially if Costa stays on the side-lines.
Carl Calls It:
It all comes down to Costa. If he plays then it’ll be a draw, but if not then City will have it in the bag. With City the stronger team I’d take my chances now and get the best odds.
£10 on Man City to win 2-1 at Sky Bet will return £90.