Premier League table toppers Manchester United will open the Week 2 of the 2017-18 campaign in a trip to Wales to face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium in Saturday’s first match.
Jose Mourinho will hope to see his side take after their 4-0 throttling of West Ham United with a triumph over the Swans, while Chelsea settles their attentions on a derby date against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
- Swansea vs Manchester United
The early fixture on Saturday is between relegation headed Swansea vs title aspiring Man Utd. After a good start against West Ham, Man Utd are full of confidence to go to their first away fixture of the season. Lukaku has already shown his prowess and will be giving Swansea defenders a hard time again tomorrow. Man Utd has lots of striking power with all midfielders being able to slot in a goal too if needed. Swansea comes to this fixture off a surprising 0-0 draw with Southampton last weekend. They find themselves with very little scoring ability with their top strikers not available for this match. They also lost their best player Sigurdsson who has moved to Everton. Not looking pretty for Swansea here
Man Utd over 2.5 team goals
Correct score prediction Swansea 0 Man Utd 3
Multicorners over 24.5
- AFC Bournemouth vs Watford
Two humble teams meeting up on the 2nd league day with very important points up for grabs. Watford managed a helluva good 1 point recovery at home to Liverpool last weekend with a last gasp goal in a 3-3 thriller. This augurs good things for them as they will find it hard to remain in the top flight this season. Bournemouth struggled to get shots on target last weekend against a surprisingly solid WBA side. Okaka Chuka looked on from last weekend and will be a threat again here.
Bournemouth to win outright
Correct score prediction Bournemouth 2 Watford 1
- Burnley vs West Bromwich Albion
The low-key fixture between two winnings sides on Day 1 of the premier league. Burnley pulled off the biggest upset of the day beating holders Chelsea. WBA had a convincing low margin win against Bournemouth. We usually tend to see disappointing games following magical upsets. It will be tough for Burnley to find the same motivation they had against Chelsea. On the other hand, WBA looks like a solid side that can have a decent mid-table placing this year.
Correct score prediction 1-1 and Over 4.5 corners for Burnley
- Leicester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion
Leicester looked like a side that will cause some damage to this year’s premier league. They will not pull another 2015, they will also not place within the top 4 but do not exclude Europa league places for this stubborn side. Jamie Vardy and Iheanacho WILL get the goals.
Lots of goals in this one.
Leicester to win outright
Correct score prediction Leicester City 3 Brighton 1
Over 9 total corners
- Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
Really disappointing league start for Liverpool last Saturday when Watford managed to get a last gasp 3-3 draw. Liverpool was obviously complacent and kept all their energies for their midweek Champions league fixture. That went well and puts Liverpool in a strong position to qualify for the group stage. This fixture though is really important for Liverpool to aspire to manage a 4th place finish. Every point counts for them in this premier league and they could easily miss out if they do not bank the points at home.
Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score
Correct score predictions Liverpool 3 Crystal Palace 0
Over 24.5 multi corner’s
Southampton vs West Ham United
Southampton only needed to break their scoring jinx on opening day to get the 3 points against Swansea last week. Their low scoring opening day streak continues. They did, however, look like a strong side that will improve and have some good games along the way. Still expecting Gabbiadini to score in this one as the Italian has a great sense of scoring. West Ham looks weak but can still pop a surprise. West Ham will be missing key players here and will struggle to score.
Southampton to win outright
Correct score prediction Southampton 2 West Ham 0
Race to 3 corners – Southampton
Stoke City vs Arsenal
Arsenal’s great comeback win at home may have ignited positive vibes in the Arsenal changing room but the transfer rumours around Alexis Sanchez are still the overpowering voice. Lacazette will solve goal problems for Arsene Wenger but they must also think about the 3 goals they bagged on day 1. Defensive matters will get you lower or higher in the league table. Stoke looked ok at Everton last weekend but still, they lack the physicalities. Mertesacker will still be out with a head injury and Alexis Sanchez also out with an Abdominal strain. Stoke will be missing a key player in Afellay.
Arsenal to win outright
Correct score prediction Stoke City 1 Arsenal 3
Over 2.5 goals
Huddersfield Town vs Newcastle United
Huddersfield pulled off a massive 3-0 win away to Crystal Palace last weekend and they looked like they got through that so naturally and easily. Newcastle are our favourites to relegate this season. Rafa Benitez seems frustrated at the lack of incoming transfers this summer and they also miss Shelvy from this match after his crazy incident vs Tottenham last weekend. The Magpies will find it difficult to score this year without a killer striker upfront.
Huddersfield to win outright
Correct score prediction Huddersfield 2 Newcastle 1
Corner in the first 10 minutes
Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea
Game of the week and what a crucial one for Antonio Conte and his men! Losing the opening fixture to Burnley at home on day one is NOT how AC thought he would start his title defence. Shocking result but it would probably be a stern reminder to Chelsea that nothing is for granted in Premier League. This London derby has a long history of rivalry and we think that this game will be fought hard and with goals but some hard tackles. Chelsea will probably start Morata this time round as he was the one that gave them the spark to attempt a comeback last Saturday. Chelsea will miss key people in this fixture which makes it all the harder. Hazard, Pedro and probably Bakayoko will be out through injury, whilst Cahill and Fabregas will both miss out due to red cards acquired last weekend. Tottenham comes into this game stronger and will not miss any key players. They will play their first league game at Wembley and it remains to be seen how they will react to this change of stadium.
Tottenham to win outright at 2.10
Correct score prediction Tottenham 2 Chelsea 1
Card handicap Chelsea -1