I COULDN’T help thinking about a bet no one would have taken on day one of the Premier League – Leicester, Burnley, Watford and Huddersfield to score three goals.
Odds would have been through the roof especially on Burnley at Chelsea and Leicester at Arsenal.
Jamie Vardy hit a double in the Foxes’ thrilling 4-3 defeat and looks ready to shine again.
The capture of Kelechi Iheanacho from Man City for £25million was a coup and he should form a dangerous partnership with Vardy.
Leicester look a great bet to see off new boys Brighton who started with a 2-0 home defeat to Man City.
Last week I tipped Man United’s £75m new boy Romelu Lukaku, right, to net first on his debut and he did on his way to a double.
That took his tally to nine in 11 against West Ham but his record against today’s opponents isn’t as good with just one in four.
United played so well and to his strengths that I’m happy to back him to net again at evens with betfair.
Swansea are reeling from the loss of star man Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton and United should be on accass even if they are no bigger than 4-11 at Betfred.
Arsenal could concede again on a Stoke ground where they’ve had trouble in the past.
The Gunners are without Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertersacker, Gabriel and Shkodran Mustafi so Arsene Wenger will field a makeshift defence.
Stoke have lost just one of their last six at home to Arsenal and are 24-23 at unibet to avoid defeat again.
But best bet could be over 2.5 goals at 5-6 with McBookie and the home men can contribute to the tally through Saido Berahino or Peter Crouch.
Liverpool will have an eye on their Champions League return against Hoffenheim so consider Crystal Palace draw no bet at 13-2 with unibet if even of Frank de Boer made a dreadful start by losing 3-0 at home to Huddersfield.
Tomorrow Spurs entertain Chelsea and I’d have been all over the home at 11-10 with bet365 if it was at White Hart Lane with the champions in disarray.
Spurs have played two and lost two, conceding six, at Wembley under boss Mauricio Pochettini but it’s time they killed a hoodoo.
In the Championship top two Wolves face Cardiff and I’m on the home at 21-20 with McBookie as the midlands men have looked a class act under new boss Nuno.
Bristol City should also be backed at evens with McBookie to beat Milwall.
- Leicester to score 2+
- Vardy to score first
- Lukaku to score
- Stoke v Arsenal over 2.5 goals
- Spurs (Sun)
- Bristol City