Premier League preview: Tottenham head north for Man City challenge and Chelsea aim for first win


It is too early to determine how the overall league table will look at the very end, but teams are all geared up to put their best foot forward in order to gain the upper hand over their rivals, be it for the title race, top four, or the relegation battle.

The landscape of the Premier League will be changing with every match-week, which will slowly unfold the contenders for the top honours.

With several changes to every squad in the league, it remains to be seen which managers and players stand out among the rest to make a mark for themselves as well as guide their respective clubs to glory.


Making some significant additions in Nicolas Pepe and David Luiz in the final week of the transfer window, Arsenal began their season with a narrow win over Newcastle.

Fans are guaranteed to witness the newbies in action at home as Burnley visit north London after their own brilliant start against Southampton.

(GMB odds - Arsenal to win to zero 23/20)


An indifferent pre-season campaign may have raised doubts before the kick-off for the season among the Liverpool faithful, but an opening day win over Norwich and the midweek triumph over Chelsea surely regained confidence across Anfield and also manager Jurgen Klopp for another incredible season ahead.

The Saints, however, will want to register their first win and what better way to spoil the party for the Reds at St Mary’s.

(GMB odds - Liverpool to win & BTTS 9/5)


Suffering a heavy defeat against Manchester City last week, West Ham will want to redeem themselves and aim to win, but it will not be an easy task against an opposition like Brighton, who started in emphatic fashion with a remarkable victory away at Watford.

(GMB odds - Draw 23/10)


Crystal Palace v Everton FC - Premier League

Both teams are in need of win, the Toffees will be at ease playing at home as all eyes will be on manager Marco Silva to deliver a decent showing for Everton this season. They will be without Morgan Schneiderlin, who received a red card against Crystal Palace last week.

New arrival Danny Welbeck could be seen for the first time in a Watford shirt after securing the transfer from Arsenal earlier this month.

(GMB odds - Everton to win & BTTS 9/4)


Norwich were no match for Liverpool at Anfield last Friday, returning to the Premier League after a three-year absence, while Newcastle, under new manager Steve Bruce, could only keep Arsenal at bay for a significant period before Aubameyang bagged the winner last week.

An even contest at hand, the match could end up in either side’s favour after 90 minutes.

(GMB odds - Draw 47/20)


One of three promoted teams, Aston Villa encountered a 3-1 defeat against Spurs on matchweek 1, although manager Dean Smith is adamant that despite the loss of Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham, Villa have the quality and goals to survive in the Premier League.

Charlton Athletic v Aston Villa - Pre-Season Friendly

Meanwhile, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe seems to be one of the popular managers in the league, under whom the Cherries have flourished since being promoted from the Championship. They will be searching for their first win after a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.

(GMB odds - Aston Villa to win 2-1 9/1)


Undoubtedly, the match of the week. Manchester City already seems a touch above the rest, with manager Pep Guardiola into his fourth season and aiming to better his domestic treble winning season of last term, with an even impressive winning spree.

Spurs, on the other hand, are desperate for a trophy and manager Mauricio Pochettino believes he has the perfect squad to aim for the highest honours this season.

Certainly, an enticing contest among evenly matched rivals.

(GMB odds - Over 4.5 goals 3/1)



Both teams registered draws in the opening week of the Premier League. Sheffield United will want to prove that they have what it takes to survive in the Premier League, while Crystal Palace will be targeting a decent outing to get their season going.


(GMB odds - Score draw 33/10)


The Blues probably had the worst of starts to the campaign among the big clubs in England, suffering an embarrassing 4-0 loss away at Old Trafford.

Manager Frank Lampard is still waiting for some crucial stars of the team to make a comeback from injury and the transfer ban made matters worse. However, he claims Chelsea is strong with players competent enough to challenge their contemporaries.

The Foxes, with an opening day goalless draw against Wolves, will want some positives their way and a win at Stamford Bridge would be massive for them.

(GMB odds - Leicester to win 4/1)



The team that took everyone by surprise, Wolves will be focusing on building on the foundation laid by manager Nuno Espirito Santo. An impressive seventh place finish last term, Wolves will certainly be aiming to better that record this time around.

Manchester United had the perfect of starts against a heavyweight giant like Chelsea that surely boosted confidence of players and manager alike. However, a cautious approach is a must for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during their visit to Molineux Stadium.

(GMB odds - score draw 3/1)

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