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Premier League Betting Tips – Saturday 29th September

Premier League has some fantastic games this upcoming Saturday. We start with Arsenal against Chelsea, finish off with Manchester United hosting Tottenham, and the games in between are not bad either! I will go over some of the key matches on Saturday and give you some betting tips along the way.

Arsenal v Chelsea – 12:45pm

This has always been one of the best Premier League fixtures in a calendar season, and these two teams have been challenging for honours. Since 1997 these two teams have won 6 Premier League titles between them. The rivalry has always been fierce, and there has been some classic matches in between the two sides, most recently when Arsenal won at Stamford Bridge 5-3 last October.


This game promises to be a classic too, as both teams go into this game undefeated, after both having solid starts to the league. Chelsea lead the Premier League pile at the moment, having only dropped two points in five matches. It’s fair to say though, that this will definitely be their toughest test of the campaign so far. Arsenal have drew three matches, and won two, sitting four points behind Chelsea. Their recent games saw them dismantle Southampton, win 2-0 at Liverpool and claim a deserved point at Manchester City. They are also the hosts to this match, and home support will make them slight favourites in this encounter.

Arsenal are at 5/4 to win this match, with Chelsea at 7/4, so there really isn’t a lot in it. When these two teams met last year in this fixture, it was a dull 0-0 affair, but the game came in a busy period for both teams, I expect a lot more fireworks in this one.

Whoever has scored the first goal in this fixture, doesn’t usually lose, in fact it hasn’t happened since the Premier League started back in1992. The team who has scored first hasn’t lost, so maybe it may change in this fixture? Arsenal are 9/1 to come from behind and win, whilst Chelsea are 10/1. Eden Hazard has been a danger to any team so far this season, and he is 7/1 to score first.

However, in these big matches, anyone across the pitch can score first, and can often be defenders so it’ll be best to see who is starting, and get money on a centre back. In terms of a result, I think this will be a score draw.

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea – 6/1

Fulham v Manchester City – 3:00pm

It’s not going totally rosy for Manchester City so far this season. Eliminated from the Capital One Cup, lost their opening Champions League game cruelly to Real Madrid, and have drew 3 of their 5 Premier League games, conceding 7 in the progress, not one clean sheet. That would suggest that this perhaps is a bad time to visit Fulham, who sit one place above them in the Premier League.

Fulham have won three out of five so far, and look a solid team to beat, especially on home soil. They have won both games at home this season, scoring 8 and conceding none. This fixture was played last year, and nearly the same time. Fulham got a 2-2 draw with Manchester City, which was City’s first dropped points of the season. For Fulham to get a draw this time, the odds are at 23/10, and for them to go one better it’s at 7/2.

Manchester City are quite strong favourites in most games they play, but the bookies only see them at 4/6 to win this rather tricky fixture. I do expect a City win here after their recent disappointing performances, but only a narrow one. Tevez started midweek but so not sure whether he will start. He has a brilliant record scoring at this ground, and is 5/1 to get on the score sheet first, I’ll go with him for first goal scorer.

Fulham 0-2 Manchester City – 15/2

Manchester United v Tottenham – 5:30pm

Always a cracking game to watch, with both sides best defence is to go out and attack. I expect an end to end affair here. This fixture never fails to amaze me, and for one reason is that Tottenham never get any luck in this fixture. If you would back Manchester United not to lose a match against Tottenham, since 2001, (27 matches) then you would be a very rich man!

Tottenham haven’t beaten Manchester United home or away, league or cup, since May in 2001, when they beat a Manchester United side who had already won the title. Tottenham have been unlucky in some fixtures, with some crazy incidents not going their way, but also they seem to fear playing against Manchester United, and we never see the best of them. Manchester United, since losing at Everton, have won four in a row in the Premier League, with the most recent win coming at Anfield.

Tottenham started slowly, mustering up two points in their first three league games, but have won back to back games since. Manchester United are 1/2 to win the match, with Tottenham at an underdog 9/2. I keep saying to myself every year that Tottenham are due a win against United, but I don’t think so this time. I think Manchester United will edge it. Rooney is expected to return and play up front with Van Persie, as both are 3/1 to score first. For a bit more value though, I’d go for Valencia at 8/1.

Manchester United 3-2 Tottenham – 20/1

Overall this Saturday there is 8 matches, and the five I haven’t mentioned are just as important and key to the ones above. I am going to give an accumulator on the other five matches, and calculate how much you can win from a £1 stake.

Everton host Southampton, and the formbook would suggest a routine home win here, but I think Southampton may surprise a few, and get a draw here. Liverpool will look for their first win of the season away at Norwich, who are also looking for their first three points, I’d back an away win there, but won’t be easy for Liverpool. Sunderland will get their first win of the season against Wigan. I think Swansea may surprise a few and get a draw at Stoke. Bottom of the pile Reading, will struggle to get a result from Newcastle. Here is my accumulator below, the more you bet the more you win of course, but remember all Premier League games are getting harder and harder to predict!

£1 stake will win you: £86

Everton v Southampton (Draw)

Norwich v Liverpool (Away Win)

Reading v Newcastle (Away Win)

Stoke v Swansea (Draw)

Sunderland v Wigan (Home Win)