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Premier League predictions: Bank on City to bounce back in 36/1 acca

Premier League predictions and preview

Chelsea and Liverpool meet for the second time this season in the biggest match of the Premier League this weekend.

The teams clashed in the European Super Cup and could not be separated after 90 minutes and extra time, so we could be in for another close encounter at Stamford Bridge.

Sunday's match is one of 10 Premier League betting tips and we have picked out the best four which can be combined in a 4 fold acca at odds of just over 36/1.

Premier League Tips

Here are our four best Premier League predictions which benefit from a 7.5% cash boost if they are all successful.

[All odds correct at time of publication]

If you're feeling lucky, combining all our best Premier League betting tips into a 4 fold accumulator will pay out over 36/1 and also qualifies for a 7.5% cash bonus as part of our acca bonus offer.

This week's Premier League fixtures

Southampton vs Bournemouth (Fri, 20.00)

This weekend's Premier League action starts on Friday night when Southampton host Bournemouth for what could be a goal fest if last season's thrilling 3-3 draw is anything go by.

Four of the last five meetings between these teams have finished all square and another draw is 13/5, but the first of our Premier League predictions is for both teams to score in the first half at 3/1.

That's been the outcome in this fixture for the last two seasons and we correctly tipped the Cherries to score and concede in the first 45 minutes of Saturday's 3-1 win against Everton for a third successive game.

Leicester vs Tottenham (Sat, 12:30)

Leicester's unbeaten record ended at the weekend with a 1-0 defeat at Manchester United and they face another top-six side on Saturday.

Spurs beat Leicester home and away last season to make it three successive victories against the Foxes and are 27/20 in the Premier League odds to extend that run.

Mauricio Pochettino's side were in Champions League action on Wednesday and they have struggled in the past after a European game, so instead of going for Spurs to win the next of our Premier League tips is for Son Heung-min to score any time at 23/10.

The South Korean has scored in the last three matches against Leicester in which he has started and his two-goal display against Crystal Palace at the weekend earned him the man-of-the-match award.

This weekend's best bets

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Burnley vs Norwich (Sat, 15:00)

Norwich stunned champions Manchester City with an exhilarating 3-2 victory last Saturday but in some ways a trip to Burnley is a tougher test for a team that likes to play adventurous football.

The Canaries have lost both of their away matches, but impressively have scored half a dozen goals against teams that finished in the top six last season, so one would imagine finding the net against Burnley should not pose too much of a problem.

Norwich have scored and conceded in four of their five games, while Burnley's matches have produced goals at both ends three times so the next of our Premier League predictions this weekend is for both teams to score.

Everton vs Sheffield United (Sat, 15:00)

The Toffees' 3-1 defeat at Bournemouth last weekend left Marco Silva concerned about the club's away form but at Goodison Park they are as solid as ever.

Everton won 10 of their 19 home games last season and in the new campaign have won both their home matches against Watford and Wolves, the teams currently occupying the last two spots in the table

The Blades, 10/11 in the Premier League relegation odds, have drawn their first two games on the road at Bournemouth and Chelsea, so taking a point from Merseyside is certainly possible, but Everton to win by one goal - just as they did against Watford and Wolves - looks a likely outcome on Saturday.

Manchester City vs Watford (Sat, 15:00)

City made hay against Watford last season, winning home and away in the Premier League, before putting the icing on the cake with a 6-0 victory in the FA Cup final to make it 11 successive victories against the Hornets.

However, the Premier League's basement dwellers could not be facing City at a better time with the champions' first-choice centre-back Aymeric Laporte out until January, possibly longer, and John Stones now on the sidelines for up to five weeks.

City, 4/6 in the Premier League winner odds, also had a long trip to Ukraine during the week, while Watford are on a high after coming back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Arsenal at the weekend during which they peppered the Gunners goal with 31 shots.

Pep Guardiola's side have won this fixture 3-1 in the last two seasons, so City to win and both teams to score gets our vote at 27/20.

Newcastle vs Brighton (Sat, 17:30)

Two teams in the bottom five and with one win apiece meet at St James' Park and we favour a low-scoring match as the next of our Premier League predictions.

Three of Brighton's four games against teams outside the top six this season have produced exactly two goals and in the last four Premier League meetings with Newcastle there have been just four.

Newcastle have had a tough start to the season, playing three of the top six in the first five games and have yet to win at home this season, but under 2.5 goals is the way to go at 4/7.

Crystal Palace vs Wolves (Sun, 14:00)

Four first-half goals consigned Palace to a 4-0 defeat at Tottenham last weekend just three weeks after they won 2-1 at Manchester United.

Palace's heavy defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was the fourth time at least one team has failed to score in their matches and that was the case in both Premier League meetings between these teams last season.

Wolves shared a goalless draw at Leicester in their first away game of the campaign and after a tough night in the Europa League, may struggle to find the net on Sunday.

West Ham vs Manchester United (Sun, 14:00)

Both teams have made encouraging starts, having lost just one of their first five matches, but we're dipping into the specials market for the next of our Premier League betting tips.

Manchester United have been awarded four penalties in their five matches - three more than their nearest rivals - so we cannot resist the 5/1 on offer for them to win another spot-kick.

Last season, Paul Pogba converted two penalties against the Hammers in a 3-1 win at Old Trafford and with pacy attackers like Marcus Rashford and Daniel James in United's ranks, we could see more action from 12 yards.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa (Sun, 16:30)

The Gunners were outmuscled in a 2-2 draw at Watford as their away-day problems returned, but they can enhance their reputation as flat-track bullies with a home win against Premier League newcomers Aston Villa.

Villa have lost both of their away games in the capital this season, the first a 3-1 defeat at Tottenham followed by a 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace.

With Arsenal in Europa League action this week, we don't expect Arsenal to run away with it, so a win and under 3.5 goals at 31/20 seems a likely scenario.

Chelsea vs Liverpool (Sun, 16:30)

Liverpool put their perfect start to the season on the line with a trip to Chelsea, with both teams still smarting from Champions League defeats on Tuesday.

The Blues lost 1-0 at home to Valencia although Ross Barkley had the chance to equalise with a penalty only for his shot to hit the bar, while Napoli converted a late spot-kick against Liverpool on the way to a 2-0 victory against the champions.

The sides have already met once this season in the European Super Cup which was settled on penalties after the match finished 2-2 at the end of extra time.

Chelsea's youngsters are going to find the Reds a tough proposition and we expect Jurgen Klopp's men to get back on track with victory at close to evens.

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Traders' Tips - View from the trading floor

Everton had a strong record at home last season and have won their first two matches at Goodison Park, so they should prove too strong for Sheffield United, and Manchester City are expected to stretch their winning run against Watford to 12 games. Finally, Crystal Palace can take advantage of Wolves' busy schedule by winning at Selhurst Park.

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Warren Barner
@warren_barner in Football