After a hectic week of European football, the Premier League returns with a fantastic set of fixtures. In store are local derbies, clashes between title hopefuls and even a couple of potential early-season relegations scraps. It’s a mouthwatering proposition and one that is guaranteed to send the neutrals home satisfied at the very least. With the help of KickOff, however, you can be going home satisfied too. This is, as always, the place to find the best stats, predictions and tips and we’ve got some zingers for you over the next few days.
Crystal Palace and Southampton get Saturday’s action underway at Selhurst Park, with meme hero Roy Hodgson making his long-awaited return to the dugout. He has been tasked with tightening up a Crystal Palace side that has been leaking goals all season long, and in Southampton he may just have the perfect opposition. The Saints have failed to score in 5 of their last 6 Premier League outings, and have done little in recent weeks to suggest that that will change any time soon. With Palace themselves yet to find the back of the net this season, under 2.5 goals in the fixture looks like an absolute guarantee. Available at 1.75 with Betfair, it’s a great way to get the weekend off to a winning start.
Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool were the only English team to fail to claim victory in the Champions League in midweek, but they will be eager to get back to winning ways as Burnley visit Anfield on Saturday afternoon. Sean Dyche’s side may have already taken points away at both Chelsea and Tottenham this term, but with just 2 wins, 5 draws and 13 defeats from their last 20 Premier League away games their record still leaves much to be desired. We give Liverpool a 69% chance of winning here, and available at 1.29 with Coral it’s the perfect bet to get in your acca.
Watford may be flying high in the early season league table, but their fixture on Saturday afternoon couldn’t be much tougher. Man City have scored 9 without reply in their last 2 games, and manager Pep Guardiola will accept nothing less than another victory this weekend. Fortunately for him, Watford have failed to win any of their last 4 home Premier League games and we give a 60% chance of that run being extended with another defeat here. Available at 1.36 with Betfred, it’s tough to imagine a stronger away win bet.
Saturday’s late kick-off comes from Wembley, where Spurs take on Swansea’s newly assembled stars. Victory over Dortmund in midweek was seen as highly significant in quashing talk of a hoodoo at their new home, and Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be keen to follow up that impressive performance with another one. KickOff’s predictive algorithm gives Spurs a massive 79% chance of claiming victory, but the both teams to score market may be where the real value lies. Swansea have not yet this season had a Premier League game in which both teams have scored, and the KickOff algorithm gives a 60% chance of that run continuing here. With odds of 1.85 available on both teams to score – no with BetVictor, this looks a great bet.
The weekend’s biggest clash comes at Stamford Bridge, where Arsene Wenger must face the old enemy once more. Chelsea come into the fixture on the back of an exceptionally comfortable 6-0 Champions League win and a run of 5 consecutive home Premier League victories against Arsenal, meaning all signs point towards a Chelsea win. The KickOff algorithm does too, with a 66% prediction of a home win, and available at 1.83 with BetVictor this looks like the perfect way to finish off the weekend in style.
Of course, there are many more stats, tips and predictions available on the Acca Smacker and across KickOff.co.uk, so get out there, build your bets and bash the bookies. Good luck!