By News Team
2nd July 2020
The fast and furious Premier League schedule continues this weekend, and there are some tasty ties to discuss.
Below we take a look at some of the standout fixtures over the weekend.
Man. United to edge closer to European qualification?
Manchester United go into Saturday’s game against Bournemouth as the 2/13 favourites, having played some classy football in recent weeks, not least in Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Brighton.
United had struggled in recent years away to the Seagulls, beaten twice on their previous two visits in the Premier League, but Bruno Fernandes and co. were rampant on this occasion. Let’s not forget, Brighton beat Arsenal just two weeks earlier.
Defeats for Chelsea and Leicester in midweek have opened up a window of opportunity for United to edge closer to the Champions League qualification places. Next they must go through Bournemouth, the side with the worst form in the league at the moment, with four defeats and a draw in their last five.
This is the perfect game for the Red Devils to stamp their authority in the race for the top four, and unfortunately for 19th placed Bournemouth, they face a side in United who are enjoying their best run of form this season, having gone 15 matches unbeaten across all competitions
Bournemouth are currently sliding further and further into trouble, and at 18/1 for victory at Old Trafford, it could be another long afternoon for them.
Wolves to dent confident Arsenal?
Arsenal have bounced back from their recent defeat against Brighton with two strong victories, two clean sheets, and a stunning display from their man in form Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – and so will be confident ahead of their clash with Wolves on Saturday, where they are 9/4 for the win.
They’ll need the Gabon international to be at his best for this one, however, given Wolves are the form side in the league at the moment with four wins and a draw from their last five, while they have not conceded a goal in their last three. They are the 13/10 favourites for the victory at Molineux.
The caveat for Arsenal fans will be that Wolves have not faced a top 10 side in those last three games, but Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have built up a real momentum over the past couple of weeks.
This has the makings to be the match of the weekend – a win for both sides could have major repercussions in the race for the top four and Europe in general.
Can Arsenal’s new-look defence hold Wolves for the full 90 minutes? There could be goals at both ends with the quality on display and a score draw is priced at 29/10.
Chelsea to get back to winnings ways against Watford
Chelsea head into Saturday’s game with struggling Watford off the back of their defeat on Wednesday night against West Ham.
It was the first time in 17 years that West Ham completed a league double over their London rivals – and it will have sent alarm bells ringing for the Chelsea manager following their statement win over Manchester City last week.
The fixture list looks to be kind for the Blues over the next few weeks, however, starting with Watford at Stamford Bridge, where they are the 42/100 favourites.
Relegation-threatened Watford, 15/2 for the win, have picked up just one point in their last three matches and will face a Chelsea side who will want to bounce back with a vengeance.
Any further points dropped against sides in the bottom half could prove critically damaging for Chelsea’s bid to finish among the top four, and a comfortable win for Lampard’s men could be on the cards. The Blues to win both halves is 23/10.