In addition, Everton look to climb the table when they take on Crystal Palace, while Arsenal hope to continue their winning streak against Leicester
The ninth round of action in the FA Premier League is set to get underway in fine style this coming weekend, with giants Chelsea and Manchester United set to lock horns at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon (20 October). Meanwhile, Everton will look to continue their recovery t the expense of Crystal Place and Arsenal welcome former champions Leicester City to the Emirates Stadium.
First things first
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First up, Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge looking to extend their unbeaten start to the season. The Blues sit joint top of the table with 20 points from eight games and have the chance to send their former manager Jose Mourinho into crisis mode.
Chelsea are unbeaten in 11 matches across all competitions so far this season and can come into this key clash brimming with confidence. The same cannot be said of United, who are down in eighth place and are already seven points behind Chelsea, but they can take heart from the fact they have won three of their last four games on the road.
However, the Red Devils have not won in any of their last eight visits to Stamford Bridge and we are not expecting that to change this weekend. Chelsea come into this match as the clear favourites to take all three points and are priced at just 1.70 to do so, according to the Oddsshark site.
Manchester United, by way of comparison, are all the way out at 4.75 to seal a much needed win on the road, with a draw priced in the middle at 3.80. We are expecting a Chelsea win on this occasion and, given the way Maurizio Sarri has his team playing, there could well be goals.
A 3-1 win for the Blues is priced competitively at 15.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$75 pay out. In addition, you could more than triple any investment by backing a combo bet of a Chelsea win and both teams to score, which comes in at 3.60.
Everton to continue revival against Crystal Palace
On the Sunday afternoon, Everton will look to continue their recovery to the domestic campaign when Crystal Palace visit Goodison Park. Having made a slow start to the season under new boss Marco Silva, the Toffees have won their last two league matches in a row and sit 11th in the table with 12 points.
Palace, by way of comparison, are struggling under veteran boss Roy Hodgson and have taken just one point from their last three league outings and losing their last two. If Hodgson is unable to arrest the slide then the club will be pulled into a relegation scrap before too long.
And it is home side Everton who come into the match as overwhelming favourites to take the points. You can back the Toffees to make it three league wins in a row at just 1.80, with Palace out at 4.50 to record their first win in four – a draw is priced in the middle at 3.50.
This should be an Everton win, however, and a 2-1 victory for Silva’s side comes in at 9.00. You could also come close to quadrupling your money by backing another combo of an Everton win and both teams to score at a price of 3.75.
Arsenal to continue winning streak
And finally, Arsenal host Leicester City on Monday night looking to continue their excellent recent winning streak. Under new boss Unai Emery the Gunners have now won an astonishing nine matches in a row across all competitions, and sit fourth in the Premier League standings, just two points off the top of the table.
Leicester, meanwhile, are down in 10th having won four and lost four, with a lack of consistency their main hindrance to climbing the table. And it is Arsenal who are the red hot favourites to take the points in this one, with the home side priced at just 1.44 to do so.
Leicester are out at 6.50 to record a shock win on the road with a draw priced in the middle at 4.50. A comfortable, 2-0 win for the Gunners comes in at 10.00, thereby offering a ten-fold return on any investment.
Premier League round 9 fixtures:
Saturday, 20 October
(1.70) Chelsea x Manchester United (4.75); draw (3.80)
(1.95) Bournemouth x Southampton (3.75); draw (3.50)
(2.45) Cardiff City x Fulham (2.90); draw (3.25)
(1.071) Manchester City x Burnley (34.00); draw (11.00)
(2.15) Newcastle x Brighton (3.50); draw (3.20)
(4.33) West Ham United x Tottenham Hotspur (1.80); draw (3.60)
(1.72) Wolverhampton Wanderers x Watford (5.00); draw (3.50)
(11.00) Huddersfield Town x Liverpool (1.28); draw (5.00)
Sunday, 21 October
(1.80) Everton x Crystal Palace (4.50); draw (3.50)
Monday, 22 October
(1.44) Arsenal x Leicester City (6.50); draw (4.50)