Football Betting: Premiership favourites Chelsea and Manchester United both look set to grab a second win of the campaign this weekend while Arsenal can bring Blackpool back down to earth.
Wigan and Chelsea enjoyed contrasting fortunes on the opening day, the former suffering an embarrassing 4-0 home reverse against Blackpool and Carlo Ancelotti’s troops smashing six past West Brom and the Blues, who remain Stan James’ 13/8 title favourites are just 1/4 with the same firm to overcome the beleaguered Latics.
A six-goal –haul at the DW Stadium however seems unlikely, despite the hosts’ brittle rearguard and Betfred’s 8/11 chalked against a victory by at least two has more chance of yielding a profit. For the more ambitious meanwhile, Totesport make the Blues 11/2 to notch twice without reply and Florent Malouda is 7/4 (Partybets) to net at any point.
Second favourites for the Premiership crown at 2/1 (Betdaq) are Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson’s men, are 8/13 with Victor Chandler to follow Monday’s win against Newcastle by collecting three points at Fulham. Paddy Power make them 23/10 to sneak it by a one-goal margin, at a ground where they have had problems in the past two seasons and a slender 1-0 triumph at 6/1 (Ladbrokes) isn’t out of the question.
Blackpool made a stunning start to Premiership life but they look set to be brought back down to earth by Arsenal, who are 2/11 with 888Sport to send the Seasiders home empty-handed and 4/5 courtesy of Paddy Power to combine a victory with a clean sheet.
After both teams drew their openers, another stalemate, priced by Jaxx.com at 9/4, wouldn’t be a shock as Manchester City and Liverpool lock horns at Eastlands; where Totesport offer 8/1 for the deadlock to remain unbroken. Newcastle and Aston Villa could also be inseparable, a result Betdaq rate at 12/5 and similarly, a stalemate between Stoke and Spurs appeals at 12/5 with bet365.
Elsewhere, Everton are priced by Ladbrokes at 4/7 to see off Wolves, William Hill quote West Ham at 23/20 to beat Bolton, bet365 make Birmingham 13/10 to edge out Blackburn and West Brom’s clash with Sunderland is 23/10 (Stan James) to finish all square.