50 punters had Man City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne to thank for getting their weekend off to a cracking start.
His strike delivered the 50/1 shot of De Bruyne scoring first and City claiming Manchester bragging rights by beating United 2-1.
The Belgian’s opener in the 15th minute was the most un-Pep Guardiola goal you’ll ever see. Kelechi Iheanacho flicked on a header and he sized on the knock down to slot past David de Gea in the United goal.
The Blues utterly dominated possession, ending the game on 60%, and made it count in the 36th minute as youngster Iheanacho pounced to score after a shot from de Bruyne cannoned back of the post to his feet.
A howler from new City keeper Claudio Bravo (doesn’t he have lovely feet though) gifted United a way back into the game, as he dropped the ball right in front of a salivating Zlatan Ibrahimović and he made no mistake with a smart finish.
United couldn’t bridge the gap however and Guardiola’s men now stand as favourites for the title, while Mourinho’s Reds are following the loss.
Even though Leicester went into the game at Anfield ahead of Liverpool in the table on goal difference, our traders called this one from far out by having the Reds as 4/6 favourites.
Leicester were 4/1 before kick-off and that price proved justified after just 13 minutes as Roberto Firmino struck to open the scoring against the Premier League champions.
Saido Mané picked off his second league goal for the Reds in the 31st minute, but that two-goal lead was cut in half by Jamie Vardy before half-time thanks to terrible error by Lucas Levia. Although, Howard Webb did raise a few question marks on the goal’s legitimacy because of box encroachment on a goal kick. It was still awful, though!
The game was wrapped up for the Reds in the 56th minute when, as Paddy told you, Adam Lallana lashed in a pile-driver from the edge of the area to make it 3-1.
A historic day for Liverpool, in which they opened their new stand, was completed when Firmino grabbed his brace thanks to an assist from Mané on the break.
Being short-priced to claim a fourth win in four at 3/5, Chelsea (and Andre Marriner) let an army of punters down with their 2-2 draw at Swansea.
The Swans were out at 9/2 in the pre-game odds and that looked reasonable after Diego Costa opened the scoring.
Swansea then roared back into the contest with two goals in three second-half minutes, Gylfi Sigurdsson snatched the first from the penalty shot after being brought down by Thibaut Courtois.
A huge moment of controversy followed as Leroy Fer slotted the second. There was a clear foul on Gary Cahill in the build-up, but referee Marriner was uninterested and allowed the goal to stand.
Costa’s deflected overhead kick offered punters a lifeline, but even with an 8-2 shots on target advantage the Blues failed in their quest for three points. On the back of his double Costa is now to be the league’s top scorer this season.
Saido Mané is in simply stunning form and it was no surprise to see him hit the back of the net again for the Reds.
Mané was 9/5 to score anytime and he only took just over half an hour to seal the bet.
After being declared fit from a knock on international duty during the week, the Senegal man latched onto Daniel Sturridge’s delicious back heel and made no mistake by flicking the ball past a despairing Kasper Schmeichel.
We were amazed to find out that five punters had called this beforehand in the betting this morning.
After Michail Antonio’s second (assisted by a gorgeous rabona from Payet) had West Ham 2-0 in front after 33 minutes there looked no way for Watford to claim victory from the London Stadium.
The Hornets had a huge sting in their tail and goals from Ighalo, Deeney, Capoue and Holebas compounded what has been a poor start to the campaign for Slaven Bilić’s charges.
With West Ham now sitting in 17th place, could Bilić be the first Premier League manager of the season to go?
It’s if you fancy it!