WhichBookie racing analyst Will Smith provides a preview and two each-way selections for the sponsored card at Fontwell Park on Wednesday 20th October
Everton v West Brom
|Man Utd / Arsenal / Everton||2.17/1||Win
|Sheff Utd / Brighton||5/4||Double Chance
Date of Tips: 18/09/2020
Disclaimer The odds for these selections were correct at the time of publishing (16:18 18/09/2020) but may have changed since. Please check the latest price before placing your bet.
Week 2 of the Premier League gets underway this weekend with four matches on Saturday, four on Sunday and two on Monday.
After correctly tipping a 3/1 Wolves/Chelsea double last week, Matt Le Tissier gives us his thoughts on the upcoming matches.
There are four games on Saturday which includes one of my NAPs of the weekend. After seeing how well they did against Spurs last weekend, I can’t see anything other than an Everton win when they host West Brom at Goodison Park in the early kick-off on Saturday. They followed last weekends victory with a convincing win against Salford midweek in the EFL Cup and should have too much for West Brom who lost 3-0 at home to Leicester in their opening game.
I thought Leeds were impressive at Liverpool and it would have been nice to see them get something from the game. Their positive approach in that match was a breath of fresh air and it’s great to see a promoted side ready to go toe-to-toe with a side like Liverpool in their first game. Fulham will find it tough if Leeds go out the same, especially away from home, so I fancy Leeds for this one.
West Ham have some tough fixtures heading into this season and their defeat to Newcastle last weekend could be more important than most realise. Away to Arsenal on Saturday followed by three more away trips to Leicester, Spurs and Liverpool in October along with having to face City at home means that it’s possible that they could be seven games in without a win on the board which may be tough to come back from. Arsenal have started strongly with a 3-0 win over Fulham last weekend and Arteta seems to be making a difference. I can’t see anything other than an Arsenal win here.
Palace won at Old Trafford last season but I’d be surprised to see a repeat of that on Saturday. They were well organised against Southampton last week and it’s possible United may be caught a little cold in their first game back but there’s not much else to go in Palace’s favour. I’d have to go with another home win here.
Both Southampton and Spurs haven’t performed great so far and I can’t see much between them in this game. Hopefully, Gareth Bale won’t be making an appearance!
Newcastle had a good win against West Ham last weekend but Brighton are a good team. They weren’t able to take anything away against Chelsea but put in a good performance and smashed Portsmouth midweek in the cup. A Brighton/Draw Double Chance here could be a good bet.
Chelsea is a tough fixture for Liverpool and if Liverpool play like they did last week with being so open and loose at the back, I think Chelsea can get at least a draw from the game.
Leicester v Burnley is another tough game to call on Sunday. Leicester beat West Brom comfortably in their opening match but Burnley are awkward customers and I think they’ll give them much more of a game.
There are two matches on Monday with the first being Aston Villa v Sheff Utd. It’s Villa’s first game of the season and with already having a game under their belt, Sheff Utd might be just little bit ahead in terms of sharpness. I fancy Sheff Utd here and they may make a good double ‘double chance’ bet with Brighton.
Man City are short odds against a Wolves side who have beaten them in their last two encounters and for that reason, I wouldn’t back City in their opening match. If I was having a bet on the game, it would probably be Wolves Draw No Bet.