Premier League Returns: Everton title talk, Arsenal to stun Man City, Bale to repeat West Ham heroics
The international break across-the-world is over, players set to play for their clubs again and the Premier League returns with some monster matches.
The action of English top-flight kicks back off with a cracking Merseyside derby on Saturday.
Everton vs Liverpool – Saturday
It’s currently been five years since Jurgen Klopp became Liverpool manager and he will hope to stamp his Reds commemoration by taking care of table-garnish neighbours Everton at Goodison, as Premier League returns.
Having well-recruited summer window in the mid-year, the Toffees have begun the season splendidly, winning each of the four matches to sit top – prompting discuss a title challenge under Carlo Ancelotti.
The last three PL meetings between the two sides have finished goalless, yet we’re expecting goals this time around, given the two teams have just ravaged 23 between them in four games this season.
We are expecting a Liverpool win and over 2.5 goals are 6/4 – that is enticing.
- Liverpool to win and both teams to score – 21/10
- Mo Salah to score his 100th goal for Liverpool – 16/5
Man City vs Arsenal – Saturday
Two previous champions planning to return to the highest point of Britain’s first division clash in Saturday’s night kick-off – and history recommends it will be an intense night for Mikel Arteta’s side.
Since a 2-1 loss in December 2015, City are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League matches against Arsenal, winning seven and drawing two.
However, the Gunners look revived under Arteta and have won eight of their past 12 PL games. The Arsenal manager has the additional favourable position of knowing City’s qualities and shortcomings very well, having served at Manchester City as an assistant under Guardiola preceding taking on the Emirates work.
We’re certainly expecting goals – 32 have been scored in City’s last eight home matches – so it should be a cracker whatever happens.
- Arsenal to win – 6/1
- Aubameyang to score anytime – 17/10
- Over 2.5 goals in the match – 4/9
Tottenham vs West Ham – Sunday
Sunday sees two of the Premier Leagues’ structure sides meet in a major London derby, in Premier League returns.
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On the off chance that the match didn’t as of now have front and center attention, the idea of Gareth Bale making his second debut for Spurs has the N17 loyal – and a lot of neutrals – energized.
Seven years after he left for Real Madrid, where he had won 4 Champions League, the Welshman is back and he’s glancing in fine fettle in preparing to step up for Spurs.
One of his most notorious minutes in a Tottenham shirt came when he struck a 90th-moment winner to give them a 3-2 win over West Ham at Upton Park in 2013.
With Bale actually getting back to full wellness, any debut might be from the seat – and you can get him at 4/1 to score the last goal.
Tottenham and West Ham have both been in the goals scoring form this season too, getting 12 and eight, respectively. That’s 2.5 per game in their combined eight matches.
According to odds, we’re backing Spurs to come out on top against West Ham on Premier League returns – they will be buoyed by their stunning 6-1 win over Manchester United, and Bale’s involvement, and were 2-0 winners in this fixture back in June.
- Over 2.5 goals – 4/7
- Bale to score last – 4/1
- Tottenham to win and both teams to score – 2/1