English Premier League Gameweek 4: Betting tips and previews of the matches scheduled on Saturday 10 September.
Premier League - Gameweek 4 - Betting tips & previews
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The EPL Gameweek 4 starts on Saturday at midday with the Manchester derby. In the following post previews and betting tips for Manchester United - Manchester City and the other clashes scheduled on Saturday 10th September.
Manchester United and Manchester City are leading the Premier League after the mediocre past season.
Both clubs decided to rely on two top managers, although very different: Mourinho and Guardiola.
Results have been excellent till now and the derby winner will probably have a boost in morale.
There are some reasons to set United a bit favourite and not only because of the Old Trafford factor.
Although the clashes between Mourinho and Guardiola see the Spaniard prevail (7 wins and 3 losses in 16 matches), in this moment Mourinho has some kind of edge since his football creed is much easier to be put into practice by his players, while Guardiola's one takes months to be properly adopted by the team.
Mourinho's idea of football is mainly based on the physical strenght and it is much less tactical than Guardiola's one, who sometimes tends to exasperate some ideas.
Guardiola relies on the ball possession and need players good in ball controlling in any part of the pitch starting from the goalie (i.e. Hart was left out in place of Bravo, who is much more accurate in passes).
Mourinho, instead, has already made his United very compact and seems to have found his Starting XI.
About the lineups United have some troubles about the lateral backs as Shaw is half injured while Valencia came back to Manchester only on Thursday from South America (WC2018 Qualifiers).
In the midfield Fellaini should start with Mkhitaryan sat on the bench and will be replaced by Mata, with Martial on the other side and Rooney behind Ibra.
City have several lineups troubles. Bravo has only made 2 trainings with his new fellows while Kompany, Gundogan and Sanè are not 100% fit.
But the main lack is surely Sergio Aguero (banned for 3 games) and will be replaced by Iheanacho or Nolito.
As we said before we see United favourite in a match where both teams to score seems to be a good choice.
Arsenal have waited a lot before signing new players during the past transfermarket but in the end two good reinforcements from LaLiga arrived: Mustafi (Valencia) and Lucas Perez
(Deportivo La Coruna). Mustafi will be in the starting lineup vs Southampton as Mertesacker, Jenkinson and Gabriel Paulista are all out.
Also Southampton made a last minute signing: Sofiane Boufal from Lille, a skilled moroccan youngster paid over 20€ mln.
Southampton have only collected 2 points from the 3 previous EPL gameweek and the sensation is that without the coach Ronald Koeman, the squad needs time to understand coach Puel's ideas.
The new coach is at his first experience in EPL having only coached in France, a league very different from the English one.
Also several players have changed: Wanyama, Manè and Pellè were extremely important in the past season.
Arsenal, after a mediocre start, have then made it big on the road vs Watford (1-3) in the previous gameweek.
We expect to see Gunners obtain their first win in the league at Emirates vs Southampton: although recent clashes between these clubs smile to The Saints, we firmly believe Gunners will have the best here.
Stoke City have a decent team but the new season has not started in the best way for them: 0 wins with only 1 point obtained.
Luckily Bony arrived in the last transfermarket hours and the French will strenghten the offensive potential securing some goals to the team that is struggling a lot without Shaqiri, Stoke's most brilliant player, on the three quarters.
The midfield with Imbula, Allen and Whelan secures a lot of quantity but quality is lacking and indeed the team is having hard times in creating goal attempts.
Tottenham made a good transfermarket signing Wanyama, Janssen and Moussa Sissoko and now Pochettino can count on a very strong team that can compete for the top end of the table,
although also Man UTD, Man City and Chelsea got stronger than on past.
We choose The Spurs.
Luck has not helped West Ham at all in this beginning of the season: Hammers have been eliminated from Europa League for the second year in a row by Astra Giurgiu and also a lot
of injuries occurred among Slaven Bilic's men: Cresswell, Sakho, Andre Ayew and Andy Carroll were and are still unavailable, but finally Manuel Lanzini and mainly Dmitry Payet are back, maybe not
100% fit but they are back!
In the last transfermarket hours West Ham signed Simone Zaza from Juventus. We expect to see Zaza have a good impact with the EPL.
Watford only got 1 point from the first three games and was eliminated by Gillingham from League Cup: Mazzarri's approach to english football has been everything but outstanding and we were sure about it also 2 months ago. The reason is quite simple: players need time to understand Mazzarri's ideas with the 3-5-2 scheme not that common in England.
Considering Watford's poor compactness at the moment, we have a preference for the hosts but let's keep in mind that previous 4 Watford matches of the season always ended "both teams to score" and 1.90 are good odds.
Liverpool-Leicester could be an amusing game were goals should not be missing.
Hosts are expected to be offensive since the 1', keeping a very high baricenter and with Leicester on the defensive ready to counterttack.
The new arrivals at Leicester let us assume that Foxes gamestyle will basically stay the same of the past season: indeed Musa and Slimani are very quick players.
Liverpool have confirmed to have the same defensive lacks that limited the performances in the previous league.
Reds can not count on Coutinho, back in England too late from his tasks with Brazil and then the 4-3-3 will see Lallana, Wijnaldum, Manè, Firmino and Sturridge all together.
With these premises goals are expected.
MANCHESTER UNITED - MANCHESTER CITY
HOME WIN (2.35)
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE (1.80)
MAN UTD DOUBLE CHANCE + OVER 1.5 (1.80)
OVER 6.5 CARDS (2.50)
OVER 2.5 CARDS HOME TEAM (1.72)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 3-1
ARSENAL - SOUTHAMPTON
HOME WIN (1.57)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 2-1
STOKE CITY - TOTTENHAM
AWAY WIN (1.76)
TOTTENHAM DOUBLE CHANCE + OVER 1.5 (1.57)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 1-2
WEST HAM - WATFORD
WEST HAM DOUBLE CHANCE + OVER 1.5 (1.62)
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE (1.95)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 2-1
LIVERPOOL - LEICESTER CITY
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE (1.75)
OVER 1.5 (1.22)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 2-2