There is one more round of Premier League games set to take place this weekend before players depart for international duty. The weekend’s Premier League football is just the tip of the iceberg on an action-packed weekend of sport. Here at Compare Betting Sites we will offer our top betting tips, providing the best odds available from our panel of betting partners.
Premier League weekend football preview
Arguably the biggest game in the Premier League this weekend will be played at Anfield where league leaders, Liverpool, host the season’s surprise package, Leicester City. The Foxes, now managed by former Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers, currently sit third in the league and have real aspirations of finishing in the top four. The Reds have started the season in scintillating form, racing into a five-point lead after just seven games. Jurgen Klopp’s side are now unbeaten in 43 home league games and can also move within one game of Manchester City’s record of 18 consecutive league wins.
Only once since January 2002 have Leicester City failed to score in a league game at Anfield. only Thierry Henry and Andrew Cole have bettered the tally of seven goals that Leicester forward, Jamie Vardy, has managed against Liverpool and the former England international should prove hugely popular in the goal scorer markets. You can back Vardy to score first at 7/1 with Unibet or any time at 47/20 with the same bookmakers.
On to Sunday’s fixtures and Liverpool’s main title rivals, Manchester City, will be huge favourites to claim three points at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers. City have not lost at home to Wolves in the top flight since 1979 and will be expected to continue that run against a Wolves side who have won just one of their last ten league games on the road. Kevin de Bruyne will be absent for Manchester City after failing to recover from the groin injury that kept him out of their Champions League win in midweek. However, City should have enough creativity at their disposal to add to the 27 goals they’ve scored in their first seven league games. At 1/7 they’re perhaps too short to consider in the outright betting market but the 23/20 available at BoyleSports for City to win with over 3.5 match goals could prove excellent value.
Enable primed to make history at Longchamp
Racing superstar, Enable, is the hot favourite to claim a record-breaking third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe win at Longchamp on Sunday. Saddled by Frankie Dettori, the John Gosden-trained five-year old has won twelve Group 1 races in a row, include this race in both 2017 and 2018.
Enable has already won the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot and the Yorkshire Oaks in 2019. Her chances of a third consecutive Arc have been boosted by the race’s smallest field since 2007. There were 18 runners in the 2017 race and 19 in 2018. However, this year’s renewal will be contested by just 12 horses. If you want to get behind Enable in Sunday’s big race then take advantage of the 8/11 on offer at both Black Type andUnibet.
The bookies’ odds suggest that Enable’s main challengers will be Japan (6/1) and Sottsass (7/1) however, with the each-way places paying out for the first three home, Magical at 12/1 could be too big a price to turn down.
Rugby World Cup continues
Several nations can put one foot in the World Cup quarter final this weekend with five matches being played over two days. Whilst both Japan and Australia can move a step closer to the last eight with wins against Samoa and Uruguay respectively, it is England that could be the first team to guarantee a quarter final spot. Eddie Jones’ side will go into the game against Argentina as favourites but at 1/7, England may be a little short to back outright. The Pumas should not be taken lightly in a win-or-bust game for them and could prove excellent value at +15 in the handicap betting market. Get on Argentina at 11/10 with Black Type.
On to Sunday and New Zealand will all-but-book their place in the quarter final with a win over Namibia. Although not mathematically assured of progression, the All Blacks are likely to top the group. 2014 World Rugby Player of the Year, Broadie Retallick, will return against Namibia after recovering from a shoulder injury sooner than expected.
If England overcome Argentina on Saturday then France will progress to the knockout stage by beating Tonga 24 hours later but would have to settle for second place. France can top the group if they win and England lose.
Movement in Sports Personality of the Year betting
Athletes, Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Dina Asher-Smith are the big movers in the SPOTY betting after a hugely successful World Athletics Championships. Sprinting sensation, Dina Asher-Smith is now the 10/1 second favourite behind Ben Stokes after adding 200m gold to the silver earned in the 100m.
Meanwhile, KJT did not put a foot wrong as she smashed Jessica Ennis-Hill's British record to win heptathlon gold in Doha. The multi-eventer is now just 25/1 to be named Sports Personality of the Year.
After an incredible summer, beating Ben Stokes to the award may prove difficult, therefore you may want check Ladbrokes ‘winner without Ben Stokes’ market. Asher-Smith is the 2/1 favourite in this particular market ahead of Johnson-Thompson, Lewis Hamilton and Frankie Dettori (all 6/1).
Who will be the next Premier League manager to leave his post?
The Premier League sack race looks like a four-way battle which is rather surprisingly led by Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. Spurs’ difficult start to the season continued in midweek as they were humiliated 7-2 at home to Bayern Munich. With several players yet to commit to the club and Pochettino rumoured to have fallen out with Daniel Levy, could it be time for Pochettino to move on? The Spurs boss is the 5/2 favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post. MarathonBet have installed Jose Mourinho as the new 6/1 joint-favourite, alongside Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers.
The next three managers in the market are all under-pressure to improve results on the pitch. Everton boss, Marco Silva, is next in the betting at 5/1 with BetVictor ahead of his side’s trip to Burnley. The Toffees were expected to challenge for a top six spot this season but after three defeats on the bounce they are languishing in 15th.
6/1 shots, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Steve Bruce go head-to-head at St James’ Park on Sunday and the loser of this could well see their odds slashed even further. Solskjaer’s Manchester United have not won away from home in the league since February whilst Newcastle are 19th having won one game all season.
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