The two Manchester clubs are setting the early season pace in the Premier League and remarkably both sides have identical records with five games played - 4 games won, 1 draw,
16 goals scored and 2 conceded.
Manchester City top the table alphabetically and have had a sensational 10 days – scoring 17 goals in 4 games (in all competitions)
and their free-flowing attacking football makes them the early season favourites at Evens with Sporting Bet.
As mentioned, Manchester United are hot on City’s heels and the goals of record signing Romelu Lukaku look to have taken the Red Devils to the next level.
The Belgian has scored 5 Premier League goals already this term and he’ll be hoping to spearhead the reds to their first league title in 5 seasons –
United are 11/4 with Paddy Power to lift the trophy in May.
The chasing pack all dropped points in game week 5 and are in danger of being cut adrift.
Antonio Conte’s Chelsea struggled against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge and last season’s Champions have now been pushed out to 6/1 (with Bet 365) to regain their title this time around.
Tottenham’s failure to win at their temporary Wembley home as yet this term will come as a concern of the Spurs faithful.
They’ve shown good form on the road though and they will be hoping the goals of Harry Kane can push them to a maiden Premier League title at 16/1 with Bet Victor.
Despite the Manchester clubs getting off to a flyer,
backing teams in the outright market at this early stage of the season can be very profitable as bookmakers are often unsure of how the season is going to pan out.
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As mentioned, Manchester City are the form team in the division – scoring 11 goals in their last 2 league games and will be relishing the opportunity to take on table-propping Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Palace have installed Roy Hodgson as their new manager – axing Frank de Boer after just 4 games – a decision which didn’t pay any dividends against Southampton last weekend.
City are 1/7 with Sky Bet to win the match, whilst the draw is 15/2 with Coral and Palace look as if they need a miracle at 25/1 with Ladbrokes.
Cross-city rivals United returned to winning ways on Sunday with a thumping 4-0 home win over Everton and Jose Mourinho looks to have galvanised his troops at Old Trafford.
Southampton have lacked consistency under Mauricio Pellegrino and have 8 points from their first 5 games although they showed real determination at Crystal Palace last week –
picking up their first away win of the season.
United are 4/5 with Betway to pick up all 3 points on the South coast, the draw is 11/4 with Paddy Power while the Saints will fancy their chances at 9/2 with Marathon Bet.
Chelsea travel up to Stoke for another entertaining looking clash on Saturday.
The Potters have had two tough fixtures at the Bet 365 to start the campaign but have already collected 4 points at home –
with a win over Arsenal and a 2-2 draw with Manchester United and Mark Hughes will be hoping for a repeat performance here.
Chelsea struggled last weekend in a 0-0 draw with Arsenal but are unbeaten since the opening day of the season in all competitions and have won impressively on the road twice this term –
at Leicester and Tottenham.
The Blues start this one as the 4/7 favourites with Bet 365 whilst the draw is a tempting 3/1 with Betway and how Stoke would love to keep their home run going at 9/2 with Boyle Sports.
The Saturday lunchtime kick-off could be the match of the weekend as Tottenham travel across London to face bitter rivals West Ham.
West Ham have had an upturn in form since the international break – picking up 4 points in the Premier League (beating Huddersfield and drawing at West Brom) and progressed in the Carabao Cup in midweek.
Slavan Bilic has spoken of his team’s need to keep winning and he’ll be delighted with their recent performances and clean sheets.
Spurs’ Wembley issues surfaced once again on Saturday as they failed to break down a resolute Swansea side meaning they are still yet to win a league game at Wembley –
but they’ve won all of their Premier league away games so far this term.
Spurs look good value at 13/20 with Bet Victor whilst the draw could be a good shout at 11/4 with Betfred and West Ham will be eager for more points at home and with home support will have a good go at 9/2 with William Hill.