The Premier League got underway last weekend and there is a familiar name at the top already after Manchester City’s 5-0 battering of West Ham. City’s neighbours, Manchester United, produced an excellent second-half display to beat Chelsea 4-0, whilst Liverpool beat newly promoted Norwich City 4-1 at Anfield.
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>Of the other promoted sides, Sheffield United picked up an excellent point at Bournemouth thanks to a late Billy Sharp equaliser, whilst Aston Villa were eventually beaten 3-1 at Tottenham, despite keeping their 1-0 lead past the 70-minute mark.  

Elsewhere, Burnley and Brighton got their seasons off to dream starts with 3-0 wins against Southampton and Watford respectively, and Arsenal beat Newcastle 1-0 at St James’ Park. All other games ended in draws, so there will be 13 teams looking to maintain an unbeaten start, whilst seven teams will be looking to pick up their first points of the season.   

Here we preview the best action of the second weekend of Premier League football and offer our top weekend Premier League football tips.

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur

The game of the weekend is undoubtedly at the Etihad Stadium where Man City welcome Spurs for the Saturday evening kick-off.

The last time these sides met, City won 1-0, but that was just three days after Spurs had knocked them out of the Champions League in spectacular and controversial fashion, going through on the away goals rule after they finished 4-4 on aggregate. VAR was at the centre of attention that day – could it be again?

City were very impressive in their 5-0 win at West Ham, a score line that could have been so much more. Raheem Sterling picked up from where he left off last season, scoring a hat-trick against the Hammers, whilst Jesus and Aguero also found the net. Spurs laboured to their opening day win against Aston Villa, having to rely on two late Harry Kane goals to secure a 3-1 win – but Kane is up and running and will pose the main threat for the visitors once again.

Although it is still early in the season, this game should be a good barometer for both sides to see where they are in the title challenge – but it is hard to see past a City win, although we also see Spurs scoring.

Head-to-head last five meetings

City 4 wins, Spurs 1 win

Get Manchester City to win 3-1 @9/1 MansionBet

Harry Kane to score anytime is 21/10 with FansBet

Southampton v Liverpool

Liverpool will arrive at St Mary’s fresh from their midweek UEFA Super Cup win on penalties against Chelsea. With that game going to extra-time, a flight back from Istanbul, and then travel to Southampton, Liverpool might be far from fresh when they finally arrive on the south coast.

They had the perfect start to their Premier League campaign last Friday, tearing into Norwich City to go in at half-time 4-0 up. The visitors did score in the second half, but Anfield was a happy place and Mo Salah got his season going with a goal.

In contrast, Southampton were swept aside by an excellent second half performance by Burnley that saw the home side run out comfortable 3-0 winners. One of the last teams they’d want to face off the back of that disappointing result in Lancashire is a free scoring Liverpool, but the Saints will have been delighted to see the Reds midweek game go to extra-time.

Despite some of them being jaded, we still see Liverpool coming away comfortable winners and Southampton looking for their first points and goals of the season.

Head-to-head last five meetings

Liverpool 4 wins, 1 draw


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Mo Salah to score 2 goals or more is 4/1 with Mansionbet

Wolves v Manchester United

Monday night football returns with a visit to Molyneux where Wolves welcome Manchester United.

An excellent second-half performance by United saw them beat Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford and get the Frank Lampard managerial era off to the worst possible start. After the sale of Romelu Lukaku and not bringing in a replacement, United fans were worried where the goals were going to come from; step forward Marcus Rashford. He got a brace for the Red Devils and looked a threat throughout.

Wolves opened their Premier League campaign with a 0-0 draw at Leicester City, but they have looked good in pre-season, beating Manchester City and Newcastle in the Premier League Asia Trophy, and they look to be progressing well in the Europa League qualifiers too.

Wolves are many people’s dark horse to challenge for a top-six spot, and if they do, their home form will be crucial to that. They can certainly cause United problems and they beat them twice 2-1 at Molyneux last season in the league and FA Cup.

We see this being a high-scoring game and possibly a draw, but we can’t see United coming away with the win.  

Head-to-head last five meetings

Wolves 2 wins, 1 draw, United 2 wins

Betting Tips

Get the 2-2 draw @12/1 with MansionBet

Jiminez to score anytime is 9/5 with BetHard