Our Premier League Tips for Gameweek 3 - 28/08/21

City v Arsenal: City to win 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2

Manchester City will host Arsenal at the Etihad during the early kick off on Saturday with Arsenal still looking to pick up their first points of the season.

City will be coming off a comfortable 5-0 against Norwich City at the weekend which saw Jack Grealish score his first goal for the club. The other goals came from Aymeric Laporte, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, and a Tim Krul own goal. That secured City their first three points of the season as they look to defend their Premier League title.

Arsenal, on the other hand, lost their second game of the season as Chelsea eased to a 2-0 win thanks to a debut goal from Romelu Lukaku and a goal from Reece James that sent Arsenal into the relegation zone.

The previous encounters last season saw City win all three, with the last time Arsenal winning the tie being in the 2020 semi-finals. Both Premier League matches last season were close affairs with City, winning both 1-0 thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling in each.

Now, however, given the form, we expect them to ease to a 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 at odds of 9/2.

Liverpool v Chelsea: Jota to score

Liverpool will face Chelsea at Anfield in the later game on Saturday as both teams look to maintain their 100% records.

As mentioned previously, Chelsea are coming of a comfortable 2-0 away win against Arsenal which saw Lukaku bag his first Blues goal. Liverpool are also coming off a 2-0 win against Burnley where their striker, Diogo Jota, scored once more, just as Sadio Mane got his first goal of the season.

The games last season were split. Liverpool won the first game 2-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to a Mane brace after Andreas Christensen was sent off. the return game at Anfield saw Chelsea triumph 1-0 thanks to a Mason Mount goal in Thomas Tuchel’s first game against Liverpool as Chelsea manager.

The game will be a tight affair, but the player to look out for will be Jota. He has scored in both of Liverpool’s opening games this season and the Portuguese international has been in fine form ever since he has joined Liverpool, with only injuries preventing it.

Wolves v United: United to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1

Wolves play host to Manchester United on Sunday as United look to bounce back after their unconvincing draw against Southampton, while the home side still look for their first points of the season.

Wolves previous game was at home against Tottenham and saw them lose 1-0 due to a Dele Alli penalty. Bruno Lage will be disappointed with the performance as Wolves dominated the game but were poor in front of goal as they still wait on Raul Jimenez finding his form once again.

United will also be disappointed with their previous game. Against Southampton, they dominated but due to some sound defending from the Saints, they were only able to score once. The game also required United to come from a goal behind after Che Adams opened the scoring before Mason Greenwood bagged the equaliser.

Both games last season were close but saw United prevail in each. In the first game, United won 1-0 due to a late Marcus Rashford winner in the 93rd minute. The second clash saw United win 2-1 at Molineux after Anthony Elanga scored his first goal for the club and Juan Mata scored the winner from a penalty on the final day of the season.

Due to the strength that United possesses in their team and the possibility that both Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane could both start for United swings the game in their favour heavily.

West Ham vs Crystal Palace: Antonio to score 7/5

West Ham have continued where they left off last season as they beat Leicester City 4-1 on Monday night. After Pablo Fornals opened the scoring for the Hammers Said Benrahma and Michail Antonio were the centre of attention as Benrahma assisted the Fornals goal, while Antonio scored twice to become West Hams's all-time top goal scorer in the Premier League.

Crystal Palace, on the other hand, played an underwhelming 0-0 draw with newly-promoted Brentford. Life under Patrick Vieria has not been what Palace had hoped for as both performances against Brentford and Chelsea have been lacklustre.

The previous encounters saw a draw play out at the Olympic Stadium before the teams played out a 3-2 West Ham win at Selhurst Park which saw Tomas Soucek score twice and Craig Dawson the third.

Antonio is the obvious player to look out for in this game, having scored twice against Leicester as well as scoring against Newcastle United, he is in the right vein of form that would see him score again against a team like Crystal Palace.

Aston Villa vs Brentford: Aston Villa to win 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2

After their opening day win against Arsenal, Brentford followed it up with a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace, and they will be looking for Ivan Toney to finally score his first goal in the Premier League for the Bees.

Aston Villa have been able to cope with life after Jack Grealish. In their opening game, they did suffer a 3-2 loss to Watford but were able to bounce back with a 2-0 win against Newcastle thanks to goals from Anwar El Ghazi and Danny Ings who scored a great overhead kick.

The previous encounters between the teams last happened when Aston Villa were in the Championship. The first game was a 2-2 draw between the two thanks to a late Jonathan Kodjia goal, while the second game was one due to a late Neal Maupay goal in the 91st minute at Griffin Park.

Villa’s games have been filled with goals, and it will be the same here and the outcome can be like that of the Watford game but with Villa triumphing this time. The fact Danny Ings has found his feet early on will also be a big plus for Villa.


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