Cardiff v Newcastle: Draw – 21/10
Both of these sides endured losses last week, with Rafa’s regime at St James’ still in doubt thanks to the tightness of the owner. A point here would serve to steady a ship that would find itself in choppy waters were they to lose their Champions League winning boss.
Seriously, how lucky are Newcastle to have the megged master?
Cardiff lost at Bournemouth on their return to the top-flight, and look light on goals at this level.
Neither side will want to go into their third game with a big fat zero on the board, so a low-scoring tight affair looks highly likely here. We’d throw the draw in our treble at 21/10.
Everton v Southampton: Everton – 5/6
The Toffees burst into action as the transfer deadline approached, but the timing of their big signings meant only Richarlison of the new arrivals started against Wolves last weekend.
He made his presence felt with two goals on debut, and we should see a few more unfamiliar faces in blue this at Goodison on Saturday.
Phil Jagielka’s, err, robust challenge and suspension should allow Yerry Mina or Kurt Zouma to make their home bow.
Southampton’s problem remains a lack of a clear source of goals. Charlie Austin led the line against Burnley in their opener – a nil all draw – and, while Danny Ings has arrived on loan from Liverpool, divine intervention may be required for him to recapture his pre-injury form for the Saints.
Put simply, Everton look like they have goals in them, and Southampton don’t. We think the 5/6 on them is a reasonable price.
Leicester v Wolves: Both Teams to Score – 5/6
The Foxes could’ve snapped up a point from nowhere with a late rally at Old Trafford last Friday, and, while they’ve lost Riyad Mahrez’s trickery, in James Maddison they have added an exciting young attacking who impressed on debut.
They’ve still got Jamie Vardy too, though, looking back to last season, it’s at the other end of the pitch where any problems may lie. Out of 38 Leicester Premier League games last season, both teams scored in 24 of them. There’s little reason to expect that to change.
Wolves looked exciting against Everton and are packed with talent thanks to the helping hand of Jorge Mendes. We’d fancy both sides to get amongst the goals in this one at 5/6.