A big well done to all you Premier League fans out there, you’ve made it through the terrifying international window!
After two weeks of being utterly starved of domestic action, chef Paddy Power has a feast of footie odds ready to go for the famished masses – starting with this Saturday’s live games.
Kicking off the day champions Leicester travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea, and that’s followed by the evening fixture as Crystal Palace welcome London rivals West Ham to the bright lights of Selhurst Park.
To celebrate return of the Premier League we’ve picked out a nifty little 11/1 double on Saturday’s live presentations that’s as beautiful as a wink from Claudio Ranieri.
It’s been a strange couple of days for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. Rumours of the looming sacking of the Italian head coach seemed to explode out of nowhere yesterday.
So-much-so that betting is still suspended on him being the next Premier League manager to see the exit door. The club have denounced that speculation, but he suddenly finds his position in sharp focus and on the tip of the tongue for every fan of the Blues.
A home win over title holders Leicester, at , would provide the perfect to tonic for Conte and his Chelsea charges. Especially after two weeks of stewing on a poor home performance against Liverpool last time out.
Early Champions League victories have masked what has been a difficult defence of the league for Ranieri’s Foxes.
Three losses and a couple of draws in their opening seven contests is far from ideal, but admittedly the fixtures computer has not been kind to them either. Having been smashed 4-1 away by both Man United and Liverpool though, you can understand why our traders have Leicester as outsiders for a win.
We can’t see the Foxes sneaking a win either, but they have scored in all their away fixtures this season. Chelsea have only kept one clean sheet at home this campaign (v Burnley) also – even League One Bristol Rovers grabbed two at the Bridge in the ELF Cup.
That makes the bet on Chelsea to win and both teams to score very tasty, it so tempting in fact that we’re going to make it the first part of our double.
Even the most hardened of neutral fans, will be feeling for Slaven Bilic after what’s been a shambolic start to the Premier League season. An opening which has West Ham laying in the relegation zone.
The Hammers struggles settling in their new London stadium has made their defence about as secure a Kim Kardashian hotel room in Paris at the moment.
West Ham have won on their last two visits to Selhurst Park and there an outside to make it three in-a-row. However, in this form you couldn’t but see the Hammers being grabbed in the talons of the high-flying Eagles.
Alan Pardew’s men find themselves perched in an impressive eighth spot in the league table and have pecked off seven points from their last three home games.
However, they’ve conceded in every Premier League game at home too. Logic would lead to believe that West Ham are an easy target on Saturday for Palace at , but couldn’t be certain that they’ll keep the other side of the scoreboard blank.
A Palace victory with both sides finding the onion sack rolls in at and that’ll close off a sofa surfing double for us on Saturday.