Burnley vs Everton – Saturday 3pm
The bookies have Everton as narrow favourites for their trip to Turf Moor, but that’s not a tag I agree with and think they are very vulnerable going up against Sean Dyche’s solid, if unspectacular, Burnley.
Marco Silva’s side had hopes of challenging for a top six position at the start of the season, but a poor start sees them occupying 15th position with only seven points, six goals and four defeats in their last five games to their name.
Not an ideal time, then, for an away trip at the Clarets who have won two and kept two clean sheets in their three home league games so far – the outlier being a defeat to league leaders Liverpool.
The Toffees recorded a remarkable 5-1 win on their last visit here and I think Burnley will be out for revenge. They are 15/8 at bet365 to pick up all three points.
Watford vs Sheffield United – Saturday 3pm
Another underdog who may be worth backing is Sheffield United when they take on winless Watford at Vicarage Road.
It’s been a disastrous start to the season for the Hornets who are rooted to the bottom of the table and have turned to former manager Quique Sanchez Flores after sacking Javi Gracia.
He is aiming to halt a run of 11 Premier League games without a win stretching back to last season and must be looking at a home fixture against a newly promoted side as the perfect opportunity to do that.
But United have belied some gloomy pre-season predictions with some impressive and dynamic performances, particularly away from home where they are unbeaten thus far.
They pushed Liverpool to the limit last week and only an unfortunate goalkeeping error prevented them from being the first side to take points from Jurgen Klopp’s dominant team.
They have nothing to fear from this game and can take at least a point. You can combine Sheffield United double chance and under 2.5 goals for odds of 7/4 at bet365.
Arsenal vs Bournemouth – Sunday 2pm
The Gunners are always string at home and should get back to winning ways after Monday’s draw at Old Trafford.
In the combined 14 league games that the two have played this season there has only been one clean sheet. That came in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Newcastle on the opening weekend and is also the only game the two have played that have seen less than two goals scored.
It therefore seems safe to assume that both teams will score at the Emirates on Sunday and it’s 11/8 for an Arsenal win and BTTS.
As an outside goalscorer bet, Matteo Guendouzi could be worth a look.
The 20-year old has been given a prominent role in Unai Emery’s midfield this season and is playing a more advanced role alongside Granit Xhaka and/or Lucas Torreira.
He has notched assists in his last two home games and Sunday could be the time for him to find the back of the net for the first time this season. He is 18/1 to score first and 9/2 anytime.