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    Football betting tips TODAY: Back goals in West Brom vs Chelsea plus Liverpool vs Arsenal – Premier League predictions

    GOALS are on back the menu this weekend as the Premier League returns.
    We’ve got betting tips for you from three top-flight games after Man Utd beat Brighton following a controversial stoppage-time penalty from Bruno Fernandes.

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    Frank Lampard saw his side thrash Barnsley 6-on WednesdayCredit: AP:Associated Press
    West Brom vs Chelsea, Saturday 5.30pm

    Big Frank’s men were left Blue by the Reds – but here’s a real chance to hit back in style.
    Frank Lampard’s Chelsea were stifled tactically against Liverpool and their plan to restrict the champions collapsed when Andreas Christensen saw red just before half-time for a rugby tackle on Sadio Mane.
    There was frustration amongst some fans that the attacking talent on show wasn’t being allowed to run free – but we expect a reaction at the Hawthorns after Kai Havertz dismantled Barnsley in midweek. 
    West Brom sit bottom early on in the season and have conceded eight in their two matches so far, including five at Everton.

    They played some decent stuff in that defeat regardless and Slaven Bilic’s side are a world away from the Baggies’ kick ‘n’ rush tactics of old under Tony Pulis.
    But if anything, that suggests they’re in for another long afternoon as they face a Chelsea side out to make a point.
    The Blues netted three times against Brighton despite their expensively assembled forward line failing to do the business – so the defenders just chipped in instead.
    We see goals in this one – and lots of them.

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    Chelsea were prolific on the road last season, finishing the 2019/20 campaign with 16 of their 19 away games featuring three or more goals.
    That was the highest percentage in the division by far and they filled their boots against teams who finished in the lower half, hitting more than three themselves past Palace, Burnley, Southampton and Brighton.
    Chelsea are 2/5 to win the game and we think they will – but that’s a measly price.
    Instead, back them to score over 2.5 goals on their own at a far juicier 29/20.
    That’s a bet which has won on their last two visits to this ground.
    We do see West Brom having a real go at the Blues, who could still have Kepa hanging around between the sticks if Edouard Mendy’s move isn’t finalised.
    If they do, back a Chelsea win with both teams to score a massive 2/1.
    Timo Werner is still searching for his first competitive goals in a Blues shirt and looked to be trying just a little bit too hard against Liverpool.
    Should Lampard’s men play to his strength –  get him running onto balls over the top and finding space in the box – then 5/2 on him grabbing the opening goal is a steal.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Sheff Utd vs Leeds, Sunday midday
    A Sunday treat from Bramall Lane as these Yorkshire rivals meet in the top division for the first time since 1994.
    Last season’s surprise package, the Blades haven’t got their new campaign off to the perfect start.
    Back-to-back defeats look bad on paper, but they were a goal threat even with ten men against Aston Villa and we don’t think many of you in South Yorkshire should be too worried just yet.
    Leeds meanwhile have started the season like a train, high on confidence and Marcelo Bielsa’s murderball tactics.
    It looks like ‘we’re going to score one more than you’ is the mantra for the season – and it’ll be fascinating to see if they go into their shell as Norwich did when racking up a few losses.
    Because in this league, that’s inevitable.
    The Blades built their fine 2019/20 season on a mean defence, finishing the campaign with a better defensive record than Chelsea, Leicester, Tottenham and Arsenal.

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    They’re yet to score after drawing two blanks against Wolves and Villa, but we’re confident they get off the mark against a Leeds back-line which has conceded seven goals already.
    Bielsa’s gung-ho, attacking outlook make the Whites an exciting watch – but wide open at the back.
    Back both teams to score at a very generous 4/5, but don’t expect another seven goal thriller.
    Wilder’s side are too canny for that and they only conceded more than two or more at home on FOUR occasions.
    We think this will be a close run thing and so do the bookies, with some real value available on the ‘win either half’ markets.
    You can get 10/11 on Sheffield United to do just that, and we’d recommend that as a play rather than the 90 minute result.
    Rodrigo was the big-money signing for Leeds this summer but the former Valencia man is yet to cement his place in first-team.
    Patrick Bamford – so often ridiculed for wasting chances in the Championship – has the trust of Bielsa and has repaid him with two goals in two Prem games.
    You can get a hefty 12/5 on him making it three in three – don’t miss out.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Liverpool vs Arsenal, Monday 8pm
    A cracker under the lights is in store on Merseyside as the reigning champions welcome the Gunners.
    There’s already been drama with this one, as the kick-off time was moved 15 minutes earlier to ensure supporters could watch the match in the pub without it going through the new 10pm curfew.
    And judging by the way the opening four matches involving these teams have panned out, fans will be in need of a drink.
    Liverpool are two for two, but not without a scare against Leeds – although they were hardly troubled as ten-man Chelsea were swatted aside at Stamford Bridge.
    Just a word for Thiago Alcantara as well, who came off the bench in that victory and looked the Rolls Royce he is.
    At least one of these teams is losing their perfect start with Arsenal coming into the game on the back of wins over Fulham and West Ham.
    You can only beat what is put in front of you, but this is the first major test of Mikel Arteta and his side this season.
    And we’re not convinced they’ll be up to the job of ending Liverpool’s seemingly endless Anfield run – despite that Community Shield triumph just a few weeks ago.

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    Merseyside is not a happy hunting ground for the Gunners and they last won on this ground way back in 2012.
    That’s seven fruitless visits in the Premier League, with Liverpool netting three or more times in SIX of those encounters.
    With Jurgen Klopp’s side looking impressive in front of goal again, that’s how you play here.
    Liverpool are a tempting 1/2 to win the game and we won’t stop you from backing that, especially as the final leg in a weekend accumulator.
    But far more tempting is the 5/4 you can get on over 3.5 goals.
    That’s been a winner the last EIGHT times Arsenal have played here, including that bonkers 5-5 draw in the Carabao Cup last season.

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    We don’t expect Arteta to employ the same spoiling tactics that Frank Lampard used last week, which blunted the Reds until Christensen’s red card.
    And as such, back Liverpool to net often and early.
    The Reds to score in BOTH halves should really be odds-on, so don’t miss out on the 11/10 you can get right now.
    Mo Salah looks like a man on a mission at the moment and has started the season just like his new haircut – sharp.
    He’s quite rightly priced at 5/6 to net anytime and will be popular, but we prefer Sadio Mane to score following his brace against Chelsea.
    The Senegalese will get plenty of chances and 23/20 is the value pick.
    SunSport’s best bets
    *All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication. 
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    Football betting tips: Man Utd to concede, Chelsea goals galore plus Liverpool vs Arsenal – Premier League predictions

    GOALS are on back the menu this weekend as the Premier League returns to our screens.
    We’ve got betting tips for you from four top-flight matches, starting on the South Coast with the Seagulls hosting Man Utd and finishing with a Monday Night Football treat between Liverpool and Arsenal.

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    Frank Lampard saw his side thrash Barnsley 6-on WednesdayCredit: AP:Associated Press
    Brighton vs Man Utd, Saturday 12.30pm

    We’ll admit it – we didn’t see that result at Old Trafford coming last weekend.
    Man Utd were absolutely woeful against Crystal Palace, kicking off their Premier League campaign with a dismal 3-1 home defeat.
    Ole’s men were miles off the pace and maybe a host of injuries combined with European involvement during pre-season was a bigger factor than we thought.
    No matter though, the games come thick and fast this campaign so there’s an immediate chance to put things right in the league after getting back to winning ways in the Carabao Cup.

    Sadly for the Red Devils, Brighton have started the new season looking in fine fettle.
    Graham Potter has invested superbly – notably flying full-back Tariq Lamptey – and they were full value for a thumping 3-0 win over Newcastle.
    During the post-lockdown period United came to the South Coast and inflicted that scoreline on a Brighton side that looked lethargic and lacking in ideas.

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    That won’t be the case on Saturday and we wouldn’t advise you to put your hard-earned on the visitors sauntering to a first three-points of 2020/21.

    Especially at 4/5. Odds on? Not for us.
    Chelsea were unconvincing winners here on opening day and Brighton were on the scoresheet that day.
    David De Gea has been trusted between the sticks despite a shocking run of form at times this year.
    Back Brighton to score at a very generous 1/2, which considering United’s current injury situation and defensive options is a steal.
    Bruno Fernandes was the architect during that 3-0 win back in late June, netting twice after Mason Greenwood had put United in control.
    While we aren’t backing the visitors to win on Saturday, we do think they will show a bit more urgency and verve than against Palace – and Fernandes unlocked the Seagulls on countless occasions in their last meeting.
    As such, 21/10 on the Portuguese maestro to grab an assist is a brilliant price.
    Up front, Untied fans are still clamouring for more firepower but Anthony Martial looks the man likely to be leading the line.
    If Ole does go with the Frenchman, 7/4 on him netting anytime and ending a five-game goal drought for club and country is the value.
    SunSport’s best bets

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    West Brom vs Chelsea, Saturday 5.30pm
    Big Frank’s men were left Blue by the Reds – but here’s a real chance to hit back in style.
    Frank Lampard’s Chelsea were stifled tactically against Liverpool and their plan to restrict the champions collapsed when Andreas Christensen saw red just before half-time for a rugby tackle on Sadio Mane.
    There was frustration amongst some fans that the attacking talent on show wasn’t being allowed to run free – but we expect a reaction at the Hawthorns after Kai Havertz dismantled Barnsley in midweek. 
    West Brom sit bottom early on in the season and have conceded eight in their two matches so far, including five at Everton.
    They played some decent stuff in that defeat regardless and Slaven Bilic’s side are a world away from the Baggies’ kick ‘n’ rush tactics of old under Tony Pulis.
    But if anything, that suggests they’re in for another long afternoon as they face a Chelsea side out to make a point.
    The Blues netted three times against Brighton despite their expensively assembled forward line failing to do the business – so the defenders just chipped in instead.
    We see goals in this one – and lots of them.

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    Chelsea were prolific on the road last season, finishing the 2019/20 campaign with 16 of their 19 away games featuring three or more goals.
    That was the highest percentage in the division by far and they filled their boots against teams who finished in the lower half, hitting more than three themselves past Palace, Burnley, Southampton and Brighton.
    Chelsea are 2/5 to win the game and we think they will – but that’s a measly price.
    Instead, back them to score over 2.5 goals on their own at a far juicier 29/20.
    That’s a bet which has won on their last two visits to this ground.
    We do see West Brom having a real go at the Blues, who could still have Kepa hanging around between the sticks if Edouard Mendy’s move isn’t finalised.
    If they do, back a Chelsea win with both teams to score a massive 2/1.
    Timo Werner is still searching for his first competitive goals in a Blues shirt and looked to be trying just a little bit too hard against Liverpool.
    Should Lampard’s men play to his strength –  get him running onto balls over the top and finding space in the box – then 5/2 on him grabbing the opening goal is a steal.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Sheff Utd vs Leeds, Sunday midday
    A Sunday treat from Bramall Lane as these Yorkshire rivals meet in the top division for the first time since 1994.
    Last season’s surprise package, the Blades haven’t got their new campaign off to the perfect start.
    Back-to-back defeats look bad on paper, but they were a goal threat even with ten men against Aston Villa and we don’t think many of you in South Yorkshire should be too worried just yet.
    Leeds meanwhile have started the season like a train, high on confidence and Marcelo Bielsa’s murderball tactics.
    It looks like ‘we’re going to score one more than you’ is the mantra for the season – and it’ll be fascinating to see if they go into their shell as Norwich did when racking up a few losses.
    Because in this league, that’s inevitable.
    The Blades built their fine 2019/20 season on a mean defence, finishing the campaign with a better defensive record than Chelsea, Leicester, Tottenham and Arsenal.

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    They’re yet to score after drawing two blanks against Wolves and Villa, but we’re confident they get off the mark against a Leeds back-line which has conceded seven goals already.
    Bielsa’s gung-ho, attacking outlook make the Whites an exciting watch – but wide open at the back.
    Back both teams to score at a very generous 4/5, but don’t expect another seven goal thriller.
    Wilder’s side are too canny for that and they only conceded more than two or more at home on FOUR occasions.
    We think this will be a close run thing and so do the bookies, with some real value available on the ‘win either half’ markets.
    You can get 10/11 on Sheffield United to do just that, and we’d recommend that as a play rather than the 90 minute result.
    Rodrigo was the big-money signing for Leeds this summer but the former Valencia man is yet to cement his place in first-team.
    Patrick Bamford – so often ridiculed for wasting chances in the Championship – has the trust of Bielsa and has repaid him with two goals in two Prem games.
    You can get a hefty 12/5 on him making it three in three – don’t miss out.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Liverpool vs Arsenal, Monday 8pm
    A cracker under the lights is in store on Merseyside as the reigning champions welcome the Gunners.
    There’s already been drama with this one, as the kick-off time was moved 15 minutes earlier to ensure supporters could watch the match in the pub without it going through the new 10pm curfew.
    And judging by the way the opening four matches involving these teams have panned out, fans will be in need of a drink.
    Liverpool are two for two, but not without a scare against Leeds – although they were hardly troubled as ten-man Chelsea were swatted aside at Stamford Bridge.
    Just a word for Thiago Alcantara as well, who came off the bench in that victory and looked the Rolls Royce he is.
    At least one of these teams is losing their perfect start with Arsenal coming into the game on the back of wins over Fulham and West Ham.
    You can only beat what is put in front of you, but this is the first major test of Mikel Arteta and his side this season.
    And we’re not convinced they’ll be up to the job of ending Liverpool’s seemingly endless Anfield run – despite that Community Shield triumph just a few weeks ago.

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    Merseyside is not a happy hunting ground for the Gunners and they last won on this ground way back in 2012.
    That’s seven fruitless visits in the Premier League, with Liverpool netting three or more times in SIX of those encounters.
    With Jurgen Klopp’s side looking impressive in front of goal again, that’s how you play here.
    Liverpool are a tempting 1/2 to win the game and we won’t stop you from backing that, especially as the final leg in a weekend accumulator.
    But far more tempting is the 5/4 you can get on over 3.5 goals.
    That’s been a winner the last EIGHT times Arsenal have played here, including that bonkers 5-5 draw in the Carabao Cup last season.

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    We don’t expect Arteta to employ the same spoiling tactics that Frank Lampard used last week, which blunted the Reds until Christensen’s red card.
    And as such, back Liverpool to net often and early.
    The Reds to score in BOTH halves should really be odds-on, so don’t miss out on the 11/10 you can get right now.
    Mo Salah looks like a man on a mission at the moment and has started the season just like his new haircut – sharp.
    He’s quite rightly priced at 5/6 to net anytime and will be popular, but we prefer Sadio Mane to score following his brace against Chelsea.
    The Senegalese will get plenty of chances and 23/20 is the value pick.
    SunSport’s best bets
    *All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication. 
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    Football betting tips: Martial to find net, Chelsea goal-fest plus Liverpool vs Arsenal – Premier League predictions

    GOALS are on the menu this weekend as the Premier League returns to our screens.
    We’ve got betting tips for you from four big top-flight matches, starting on the South Coast with the Seagulls hosting Man Utd and finishing with a Monday Night Football treat between Liverpool and Arsenal.

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    Frank Lampard saw his side thrash Barnsley 6-on WednesdayCredit: AP:Associated Press
    Brighton vs Man Utd, Saturday 12.30pm

    We’ll admit it – we didn’t see that result at Old Trafford coming last weekend.
    Man Utd were absolutely woeful against Crystal Palace, kicking off their Premier League campaign with a dismal 3-1 home defeat.
    Ole’s men were miles off the pace and maybe a host of injuries combined with European involvement during pre-season was a bigger factor than we thought.
    No matter though, the games come thick and fast this campaign so there’s an immediate chance to put things right in the league after getting back to winning ways in the Carabao Cup.

    Sadly for the Red Devils, Brighton have started the new season looking in fine fettle.
    Graham Potter has invested superbly – notably flying full-back Tariq Lamptey – and they were full value for a thumping 3-0 win over Newcastle.
    During the post-lockdown period United came to the South Coast and inflicted that scoreline on a Brighton side that looked lethargic and lacking in ideas.

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    That won’t be the case on Saturday and we wouldn’t advise you to put your hard-earned on the visitors sauntering to a first three-points of 2020/21.

    Especially at 4/5. Odds on? Not for us.
    Chelsea were unconvincing winners here on opening day and Brighton were on the scoresheet that day.
    David De Gea has been trusted between the sticks despite a shocking run of form at times this year.
    Back Brighton to score at a very generous 1/2, which considering United’s current injury situation and defensive options is a steal.
    Bruno Fernandes was the architect during that 3-0 win back in late June, netting twice after Mason Greenwood had put United in control.
    While we aren’t backing the visitors to win on Saturday, we do think they will show a bit more urgency and verve than against Palace – and Fernandes unlocked the Seagulls on countless occasions in their last meeting.
    As such, 21/10 on the Portuguese maestro to grab an assist is a brilliant price.
    Up front, Untied fans are still clamouring for more firepower but Anthony Martial looks the man likely to be leading the line.
    If Ole does go with the Frenchman, 7/4 on him netting anytime and ending a five-game goal drought for club and country is the value.
    SunSport’s best bets

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    West Brom vs Chelsea, Saturday 5.30pm
    Big Frank’s men were left Blue by the Reds – but here’s a real chance to hit back in style.
    Frank Lampard’s Chelsea were stifled tactically against Liverpool and their plan to restrict the champions collapsed when Andreas Christensen saw red just before half-time for a rugby tackle on Sadio Mane.
    There was frustration amongst some fans that the attacking talent on show wasn’t being allowed to run free – but we expect a reaction at the Hawthorns after Kai Havertz dismantled Barnsley in midweek. 
    West Brom sit bottom early on in the season and have conceded eight in their two matches so far, including five at Everton.
    They played some decent stuff in that defeat regardless and Slaven Bilic’s side are a world away from the Baggies’ kick ‘n’ rush tactics of old under Tony Pulis.
    But if anything, that suggests they’re in for another long afternoon as they face a Chelsea side out to make a point.
    The Blues netted three times against Brighton despite their expensively assembled forward line failing to do the business – so the defenders just chipped in instead.
    We see goals in this one – and lots of them.

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    Chelsea were prolific on the road last season, finishing the 2019/20 campaign with 16 of their 19 away games featuring three or more goals.
    That was the highest percentage in the division by far and they filled their boots against teams who finished in the lower half, hitting more than three themselves past Palace, Burnley, Southampton and Brighton.
    Chelsea are 2/5 to win the game and we think they will – but that’s a measly price.
    Instead, back them to score over 2.5 goals on their own at a far juicier 29/20.
    That’s a bet which has won on their last two visits to this ground.
    We do see West Brom having a real go at the Blues, who could still have Kepa hanging around between the sticks if Edouard Mendy’s move isn’t finalised.
    If they do, back a Chelsea win with both teams to score a massive 2/1.
    Timo Werner is still searching for his first competitive goals in a Blues shirt and looked to be trying just a little bit too hard against Liverpool.
    Should Lampard’s men play to his strength –  get him running onto balls over the top and finding space in the box – then 5/2 on him grabbing the opening goal is a steal.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Sheff Utd vs Leeds, Sunday midday
    A Sunday treat from Bramall Lane as these Yorkshire rivals meet in the top division for the first time since 1994.
    Last season’s surprise package, the Blades haven’t got their new campaign off to the perfect start.
    Back-to-back defeats look bad on paper, but they were a goal threat even with ten men against Aston Villa and we don’t think many of you in South Yorkshire should be too worried just yet.
    Leeds meanwhile have started the season like a train, high on confidence and Marcelo Bielsa’s murderball tactics.
    It looks like ‘we’re going to score one more than you’ is the mantra for the season – and it’ll be fascinating to see if they go into their shell as Norwich did when racking up a few losses.
    Because in this league, that’s inevitable.
    The Blades built their fine 2019/20 season on a mean defence, finishing the campaign with a better defensive record than Chelsea, Leicester, Tottenham and Arsenal.

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    They’re yet to score after drawing two blanks against Wolves and Villa, but we’re confident they get off the mark against a Leeds back-line which has conceded seven goals already.
    Bielsa’s gung-ho, attacking outlook make the Whites an exciting watch – but wide open at the back.
    Back both teams to score at a very generous 4/5, but don’t expect another seven goal thriller.
    Wilder’s side are too canny for that and they only conceded more than two or more at home on FOUR occasions.
    We think this will be a close run thing and so do the bookies, with some real value available on the ‘win either half’ markets.
    You can get 10/11 on Sheffield United to do just that, and we’d recommend that as a play rather than the 90 minute result.
    Rodrigo was the big-money signing for Leeds this summer but the former Valencia man is yet to cement his place in first-team.
    Patrick Bamford – so often ridiculed for wasting chances in the Championship – has the trust of Bielsa and has repaid him with two goals in two Prem games.
    You can get a hefty 12/5 on him making it three in three – don’t miss out.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Liverpool vs Arsenal, Monday 8pm
    A cracker under the lights is in store on Merseyside as the reigning champions welcome the Gunners.
    There’s already been drama with this one, as the kick-off time was moved 15 minutes earlier to ensure supporters could watch the match in the pub without it going through the new 10pm curfew.
    And judging by the way the opening four matches involving these teams have panned out, fans will be in need of a drink.
    Liverpool are two for two, but not without a scare against Leeds – although they were hardly troubled as ten-man Chelsea were swatted aside at Stamford Bridge.
    Just a word for Thiago Alcantara as well, who came off the bench in that victory and looked the Rolls Royce he is.
    At least one of these teams is losing their perfect start with Arsenal coming into the game on the back of wins over Fulham and West Ham.
    You can only beat what is put in front of you, but this is the first major test of Mikel Arteta and his side this season.
    And we’re not convinced they’ll be up to the job of ending Liverpool’s seemingly endless Anfield run – despite that Community Shield triumph just a few weeks ago.

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    Merseyside is not a happy hunting ground for the Gunners and they last won on this ground way back in 2012.
    That’s seven fruitless visits in the Premier League, with Liverpool netting three or more times in SIX of those encounters.
    With Jurgen Klopp’s side looking impressive in front of goal again, that’s how you play here.
    Liverpool are a tempting 1/2 to win the game and we won’t stop you from backing that, especially as the final leg in a weekend accumulator.
    But far more tempting is the 5/4 you can get on over 3.5 goals.
    That’s been a winner the last EIGHT times Arsenal have played here, including that bonkers 5-5 draw in the Carabao Cup last season.

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    We don’t expect Arteta to employ the same spoiling tactics that Frank Lampard used last week, which blunted the Reds until Christensen’s red card.
    And as such, back Liverpool to net often and early.
    The Reds to score in BOTH halves should really be odds-on, so don’t miss out on the 11/10 you can get right now.
    Mo Salah looks like a man on a mission at the moment and has started the season just like his new haircut – sharp.
    He’s quite rightly priced at 5/6 to net anytime and will be popular, but we prefer Sadio Mane to score following his brace against Chelsea.
    The Senegalese will get plenty of chances and 23/20 is the value pick.
    SunSport’s best bets
    *All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication. 
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    Establishes time and monetary limits before playing
    Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
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    Football betting tips: Martial on target, Chelsea goal-fest plus Liverpool vs Arsenal – Premier League predictions

    GOALS are on the menu this weekend as the Premier League returns to our screens.
    We’ve got betting tips for you from four big top-flight matches, starting on the South Coast with the Seagulls hosting Man Utd and finishing with a Monday Night Football treat between Liverpool and Arsenal.

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    Frank Lampard saw his side thrash Barnsley 6-on WednesdayCredit: AP:Associated Press
    Brighton vs Man Utd, Saturday 12.30pm

    We’ll admit it – we didn’t see that result at Old Trafford coming last weekend.
    Man Utd were absolutely woeful against Crystal Palace, kicking off their Premier League campaign with a dismal 3-1 home defeat.
    Ole’s men were miles off the pace and maybe a host of injuries combined with European involvement during pre-season was a bigger factor than we thought.
    No matter though, the games come thick and fast this campaign so there’s an immediate chance to put things right in the league after getting back to winning ways in the Carabao Cup.

    Sadly for the Red Devils, Brighton have started the new season looking in fine fettle.
    Graham Potter has invested superbly – notably flying full-back Tariq Lamptey – and they were full value for a thumping 3-0 win over Newcastle.
    During the post-lockdown period United came to the South Coast and inflicted that scoreline on a Brighton side that looked lethargic and lacking in ideas.

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    That won’t be the case on Saturday and we wouldn’t advise you to put your hard-earned on the visitors sauntering to a first three-points of 2020/21.

    Especially at 4/5. Odds on? Not for us.
    Chelsea were unconvincing winners here on opening day and Brighton were on the scoresheet that day.
    David De Gea has been trusted between the sticks despite a shocking run of form at times this year.
    Back Brighton to score at a very generous 1/2, which considering United’s current injury situation and defensive options is a steal.
    Bruno Fernandes was the architect during that 3-0 win back in late June, netting twice after Mason Greenwood had put United in control.
    While we aren’t backing the visitors to win on Saturday, we do think they will show a bit more urgency and verve than against Palace – and Fernandes unlocked the Seagulls on countless occasions in their last meeting.
    As such, 21/10 on the Portuguese maestro to grab an assist is a brilliant price.
    Up front, Untied fans are still clamouring for more firepower but Anthony Martial looks the man likely to be leading the line.
    If Ole does go with the Frenchman, 7/4 on him netting anytime and ending a five-game goal drought for club and country is the value.
    SunSport’s best bets

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    West Brom vs Chelsea, Saturday 5.30pm
    Big Frank’s men were left Blue by the Reds – but here’s a real chance to hit back in style.
    Frank Lampard’s Chelsea were stifled tactically against Liverpool and their plan to restrict the champions collapsed when Andreas Christensen saw red just before half-time for a rugby tackle on Sadio Mane.
    There was frustration amongst some fans that the attacking talent on show wasn’t being allowed to run free – but we expect a reaction at the Hawthorns after Kai Havertz dismantled Barnsley in midweek. 
    West Brom sit bottom early on in the season and have conceded eight in their two matches so far, including five at Everton.
    They played some decent stuff in that defeat regardless and Slaven Bilic’s side are a world away from the Baggies’ kick ‘n’ rush tactics of old under Tony Pulis.
    But if anything, that suggests they’re in for another long afternoon as they face a Chelsea side out to make a point.
    The Blues netted three times against Brighton despite their expensively assembled forward line failing to do the business – so the defenders just chipped in instead.
    We see goals in this one – and lots of them.

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    Chelsea were prolific on the road last season, finishing the 2019/20 campaign with 16 of their 19 away games featuring three or more goals.
    That was the highest percentage in the division by far and they filled their boots against teams who finished in the lower half, hitting more than three themselves past Palace, Burnley, Southampton and Brighton.
    Chelsea are 2/5 to win the game and we think they will – but that’s a measly price.
    Instead, back them to score over 2.5 goals on their own at a far juicier 29/20.
    That’s a bet which has won on their last two visits to this ground.
    We do see West Brom having a real go at the Blues, who could still have Kepa hanging around between the sticks if Edouard Mendy’s move isn’t finalised.
    If they do, back a Chelsea win with both teams to score a massive 2/1.
    Timo Werner is still searching for his first competitive goals in a Blues shirt and looked to be trying just a little bit too hard against Liverpool.
    Should Lampard’s men play to his strength –  get him running onto balls over the top and finding space in the box – then 5/2 on him grabbing the opening goal is a steal.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Sheff Utd vs Leeds, Sunday midday
    A Sunday treat from Bramall Lane as these Yorkshire rivals meet in the top division for the first time since 1994.
    Last season’s surprise package, the Blades haven’t got their new campaign off to the perfect start.
    Back-to-back defeats look bad on paper, but they were a goal threat even with ten men against Aston Villa and we don’t think many of you in South Yorkshire should be too worried just yet.
    Leeds meanwhile have started the season like a train, high on confidence and Marcelo Bielsa’s murderball tactics.
    It looks like ‘we’re going to score one more than you’ is the mantra for the season – and it’ll be fascinating to see if they go into their shell as Norwich did when racking up a few losses.
    Because in this league, that’s inevitable.
    The Blades built their fine 2019/20 season on a mean defence, finishing the campaign with a better defensive record than Chelsea, Leicester, Tottenham and Arsenal.

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    They’re yet to score after drawing two blanks against Wolves and Villa, but we’re confident they get off the mark against a Leeds back-line which has conceded seven goals already.
    Bielsa’s gung-ho, attacking outlook make the Whites an exciting watch – but wide open at the back.
    Back both teams to score at a very generous 4/5, but don’t expect another seven goal thriller.
    Wilder’s side are too canny for that and they only conceded more than two or more at home on FOUR occasions.
    We think this will be a close run thing and so do the bookies, with some real value available on the ‘win either half’ markets.
    You can get 10/11 on Sheffield United to do just that, and we’d recommend that as a play rather than the 90 minute result.
    Rodrigo was the big-money signing for Leeds this summer but the former Valencia man is yet to cement his place in first-team.
    Patrick Bamford – so often ridiculed for wasting chances in the Championship – has the trust of Bielsa and has repaid him with two goals in two Prem games.
    You can get a hefty 12/5 on him making it three in three – don’t miss out.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Liverpool vs Arsenal, Monday 8pm
    A cracker under the lights is in store on Merseyside as the reigning champions welcome the Gunners.
    There’s already been drama with this one, as the kick-off time was moved 15 minutes earlier to ensure supporters could watch the match in the pub without it going through the new 10pm curfew.
    And judging by the way the opening four matches involving these teams have panned out, fans will be in need of a drink.
    Liverpool are two for two, but not without a scare against Leeds – although they were hardly troubled as ten-man Chelsea were swatted aside at Stamford Bridge.
    Just a word for Thiago Alcantara as well, who came off the bench in that victory and looked the Rolls Royce he is.
    At least one of these teams is losing their perfect start with Arsenal coming into the game on the back of wins over Fulham and West Ham.
    You can only beat what is put in front of you, but this is the first major test of Mikel Arteta and his side this season.
    And we’re not convinced they’ll be up to the job of ending Liverpool’s seemingly endless Anfield run – despite that Community Shield triumph just a few weeks ago.

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    Merseyside is not a happy hunting ground for the Gunners and they last won on this ground way back in 2012.
    That’s seven fruitless visits in the Premier League, with Liverpool netting three or more times in SIX of those encounters.
    With Jurgen Klopp’s side looking impressive in front of goal again, that’s how you play here.
    Liverpool are a tempting 1/2 to win the game and we won’t stop you from backing that, especially as the final leg in a weekend accumulator.
    But far more tempting is the 5/4 you can get on over 3.5 goals.
    That’s been a winner the last EIGHT times Arsenal have played here, including that bonkers 5-5 draw in the Carabao Cup last season.

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    We don’t expect Arteta to employ the same spoiling tactics that Frank Lampard used last week, which blunted the Reds until Christensen’s red card.
    And as such, back Liverpool to net often and early.
    The Reds to score in BOTH halves should really be odds-on, so don’t miss out on the 11/10 you can get right now.
    Mo Salah looks like a man on a mission at the moment and has started the season just like his new haircut – sharp.
    He’s quite rightly priced at 5/6 to net anytime and will be popular, but we prefer Sadio Mane to score following his brace against Chelsea.
    The Senegalese will get plenty of chances and 23/20 is the value pick.
    SunSport’s best bets
    *All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication. 
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    Football betting tips TODAY: Chelsea vs Liverpool goal frenzy with Werner on scoresheet – Premier League predictions

    WE HAVE another bumper set of Premier League fixtures to get our teeth into this week after the top-flight returned in style.
    New-look Chelsea did the business at Brighton on Monday Night Football, Liverpool were pushed all the way by Leeds and Arsenal were ruthless as they swatted aside newly promoted Fulham.

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    Timo Werner is expected to lead the line against LiverpoolCredit: AFP or licensors
    Chelsea vs Liverpool, Sunday 4.30pm (Sky Sports)

    How about this for a Sunday treat?
    New-look Chelsea host the champions in the first big heavyweight tussle of the new season.
    And this one really has potential to be a stormer.
    Liverpool were all over the place at the back against Leeds last weekend, conceding three goals despite the West Yorkshire side mustering just three shots on target.

    Frank Lampard will have studied that game and will hope his expensively-assembled frontline can do similar damage.
    It wasn’t quite as comfortable for the Blues down at Brighton as the scoreline suggested, but Lampard will take every hard-fought victory no matter how it comes.
    New-boy Kai Havertz had a baptism of fire and didn’t quite look up to speed, at one point pinging a cross-field ball straight into the posh seats under no pressure at all.
    And there are doubts over Timo Werner’s fitness after he picked up a knock.

    We said in our preview last week that this Chelsea experiment will take time – and we’re leaving along the 21/10 on a home win as a result.

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    That’s a massive price and some will be tempted, but we’d much prefer to play this one safe and back goals.
    We went for over 3.5 goals in the Leeds match and that had won before 35 minutes, with the price on lightning striking twice a very tempting 6/4.
    It might be the history books swaying this one a bit, but only one H2H between the clubs here at the Bridge has featured four or more goals since 2015.
    At that price though – and with these players on show – we say go for it.
    Three of Liverpool’s five away matches in the post-lockdown schedule saw over 3.5 goals win, while nine of Chelsea’s 19 home matches saw a goal frenzy.
    With both sides going for early season bragging rights, it definitely won’t be dull.
    Especially with Chelsea’s goalkeeper situation still up in the air.

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    If Kepa starts, you back the Blues to concede, it’s that simple.
    The Spaniard has let in nine goals from the last 13 shots on target he’s faced in the Premier League. Pretty grim stuff.
    Klopp will have his men shoot on sight and we don’t see how the home side can escape with a clean sheet – so back Chelsea to concede two or more against the champions.
    Werner’s injury situation is one to monitor but the German is expected to feature in Sunday’s showdown.
    He showed flashes of brilliance in the Brighton win but didn’t get a guilt-edged chance to showcase his lethal finishing.
    If Werner starts, you’re backing him to score at 6/4 anytime which is a monster price.
    And for those of you feeling brave, 4/1 on the former RB Leipzig man to net the opener is tempting too.
    SunSport’s best bets
    All odds from Ladbrokes are correct at time of publication.
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    Football betting tips TODAY: Chelsea vs Liverpool to be goal frenzy with Werner on target – Premier League predictions

    WE’VE got another bumper set of Premier League fixtures to get our teeth into this week after the top-flight returned in style.
    New-look Chelsea did the business at Brighton on Monday Night Football, Liverpool were pushed all the way by Leeds and Arsenal were ruthless as they swatted aside newly promoted Fulham.

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    Timo Werner is expected to lead the line against LiverpoolCredit: AFP or licensors
    Chelsea vs Liverpool, Sunday 4.30pm (Sky Sports)

    How about this for a Sunday treat?
    New-look Chelsea host the champions in the first big heavyweight tussle of the new season.
    And this one really has potential to be a stormer.
    Liverpool were all over the place at the back against Leeds last weekend, conceding three goals despite the West Yorkshire side mustering just three shots on target.

    Frank Lampard will have studied that game and will hope his expensively-assembled frontline can do similar damage.
    It wasn’t quite as comfortable for the Blues down at Brighton as the scoreline suggested, but Lampard will take every hard-fought victory no matter how it comes.
    New-boy Kai Havertz had a baptism of fire and didn’t quite look up to speed, at one point pinging a cross-field ball straight into the posh seats under no pressure at all.
    And there are doubts over Timo Werner’s fitness after he picked up a knock.

    We said in our preview last week that this Chelsea experiment will take time – and we’re leaving along the 21/10 on a home win as a result.

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    That’s a massive price and some will be tempted, but we’d much prefer to play this one safe and back goals.
    We went for over 3.5 goals in the Leeds match and that had won before 35 minutes, with the price on lightning striking twice a very tempting 6/4.
    It might be the history books swaying this one a bit, but only one H2H between the clubs here at the Bridge has featured four or more goals since 2015.
    At that price though – and with these players on show – we say go for it.
    Three of Liverpool’s five away matches in the post-lockdown schedule saw over 3.5 goals win, while nine of Chelsea’s 19 home matches saw a goal frenzy.
    With both sides going for early season bragging rights, it definitely won’t be dull.
    Especially with Chelsea’s goalkeeper situation still up in the air.

    3

    If Kepa starts, you back the Blues to concede, it’s that simple.
    The Spaniard has let in nine goals from the last 13 shots on target he’s faced in the Premier League. Pretty grim stuff.
    Klopp will have his men shoot on sight and we don’t see how the home side can escape with a clean sheet – so back Chelsea to concede two or more against the champions.
    Werner’s injury situation is one to monitor but the German is expected to feature in Sunday’s showdown.
    He showed flashes of brilliance in the Brighton win but didn’t get a guilt-edged chance to showcase his lethal finishing.
    If Werner starts, you’re backing him to score at 6/4 anytime which is a monster price.
    And for those of you feeling brave, 4/1 on the former RB Leipzig man to net the opener is tempting too.
    SunSport’s best bets
    All odds from Ladbrokes are correct at time of publication.
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    Football betting tips TODAY: Bruno Fernandes to net, Arsenal to beat West Ham, Werner goal – Premier League predictions

    WE’VE got another bumper set of Premier League fixtures to get our teeth into this week after the top-flight returned in style.
    New-look Chelsea did the business at Brighton on Monday Night Football, Liverpool were pushed all the way by Leeds and Arsenal were ruthless as they swatted aside newly promoted Fulham.

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    It was a winning start for Mikel Arteta as Arsenal cruised to a 3-0 win at FulhamCredit: Getty

    This weekend we’ve selections for you from three big matches, starting at the Theatre of Dreams…
    Man Utd vs Crystal Palace, Saturday 5.30pm (Sky Sports)
    They’re a week late to the party, but will Man Utd be worth the wait?
    Expectations are high at Old Trafford after Ole’s men stormed into the Premier League top four with a superb run of form post-lockdown.
    We’re not going to read too much into the friendly defeat to Aston Villa last weekend – although plenty of fans did – but do keep in mind that Solskjaer might be without ELEVEN players.

    Palace were absolutely dismal in the post-lockdown world but Roy Hodgson, calm as ever, refused to panic.
    His patience was rewarded last weekend as the Eagles began the new season with three points, beating Southampton 1-0 at Selhurst Park.
    The visitors have great memories of a shock victory last time they came to Old Trafford – but we’re not backing them to repeat the trick.
    United are a measly 1/3 to win the game and that’s a low price for a side who might be rusty after such a bizarre pre-season.

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    But Palace drew a blank in four-straight Premier League games between June and July, going down to Liverpool, Leicester, Aston Villa and Wolves without landing a blow.
    And on six of their last seven visits to this ground, they’ve failed to score –  we just don’t fancy them to do the business.
    Everything points to a comfortable afternoon for United – injuries aside – with a win to nil for the home side a tasty 23/20.
    We’re also a big fan of United/United on the half-time/full-time market at evens.
    You could get 3/1 on Bruno Fernandes netting on his United debut against Wolves earlier on this year.
    The bookies aren’t daft and now the Portuguese star is just a 6/5 shot for a goal in this opening fixture after finding the net 12 times since that cold February evening.
    With the Red Devils winning penalties for fun, their resident 12-yard specialist really should be an odds-on shout anytime to score – so don’t miss out.
    SunSport’s best bets
    Man Utd to win to nil: 23/20 (BET HERE)
    Red Devils to be winning at half time and full time: EVENS (BET HERE)
    Bruno Fernandes on the scoresheet again: 6/5 (BET HERE)

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    Arsenal vs West Ham, Saturday 8pm (Sky Sports)
    An early-season London derby at the Emirates – and a chance to make a few bob on West Ham’s struggles.
    On paper this is the home-banker of the weekend, with the Hammers in an absolute state and the Gunners buoyed by an excellent opening day win over Fulham.
    Willian was particularly impressive in that 3-0 victory, while Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng has now put pen-to-paper on a bumper three year contract.
    That could be the biggest signing of the summer for Arsenal, who have kept hold of their prize asset while strengthening in weaker areas.
    Usually a recipe for success – and the complete opposite to West Ham.
    Fans and players alike were up in arms at the decision to sell Grady Diangana to West Brom and morale is at an all-time low in East London.
    And that definitely showed on the pitch in the 2-0 loss to Newcastle last week, where the Hammers failed to get our of first gear.

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    Arsenal would have been locked in a relegation battle without Aubameyang in 2019-20
    They’re a basket case on and off the pitch at the moment – and we reckon 1/2 on an Arsenal win should be jumped on before it goes.
    We can see that price shortening before kick-off and considering the Hammers have won just one of their last 13 meetings with Arsenal in the North of the capital – losing the last five in a row – it looks a cracker.
    We can see the Gunners flying out of the gate, straight on the offensive.
    That makes the price of 10/11 on Arsenal to score first in the opening 45 minutes a brilliant price.
    There’s plenty of positivity around the Emirates after last week’s performance and the hard work that’s gone into this transfer window.
    But Willian could be potentially the bargain of the summer if he continues to pull the strings as he did at Fulham.
    Aubameyang will get a lot of attention from punters to score – and is odds-on as a result – but we like the Brazilian to open his account with a home debut goal.
    Priced up at 23/10, that’s the value.
    SunSport’s best bets
    Arsenal to beat West Ham: 8/13 (BET HERE)
    Gunners to net first in opening 45 minutes: 10/11 (BET HERE)
    Willian on scoresheet for new club: 23/10 (BET HERE)
    Chelsea vs Liverpool, Sunday 4.30pm (Sky Sports)
    How about this for a Sunday treat?
    New-look Chelsea host the champions in the first big heavyweight tussle of the new season.
    And this one really has potential to be a stormer.
    Liverpool were all over the place at the back against Leeds last weekend, conceding three goals despite the West Yorkshire side mustering just three shots on target.
    Frank Lampard will have studied that game and will hope his expensively-assembled frontline can do similar damage.
    It wasn’t quite as comfortable for the Blues down at Brighton as the scoreline suggested, but Lampard will take every hard-fought victory no matter how it comes.
    New-boy Kai Havertz had a baptism of fire and didn’t quite look up to speed, at one point pinging a cross-field ball straight into the posh seats under no pressure at all.
    And there are doubts over Timo Werner’s fitness after he picked up a knock.
    We said in our preview last week that this Chelsea experiment will take time – and we’re leaving along the 21/10 on a home win as a result.

    6

    That’s a massive price and some will be tempted, but we’d much prefer to play this one safe and back goals.
    We went for over 3.5 goals in the Leeds match and that had won before 35 minutes, with the price on lightning striking twice a very tempting 6/4.
    It might be the history books swaying this one a bit, but only one H2H between the clubs here at the Bridge has featured four or more goals since 2015.
    At that price though – and with these players on show – we say go for it.
    Three of Liverpool’s five away matches in the post-lockdown schedule saw over 3.5 goals win, while nine of Chelsea’s 19 home matches saw a goal frenzy.
    With both sides going for early season bragging rights, it definitely won’t be dull.
    Especially with Chelsea’s goalkeeper situation still up in the air.

    6

    If Kepa starts, you back the Blues to concede, it’s that simple.
    The Spaniard has let in nine goals from the last 13 shots on target he’s faced in the Premier League. Pretty grim stuff.
    Klopp will have his men shoot on sight and we don’t see how the home side can escape with a clean sheet – so back Chelsea to concede two or more against the champions.
    Werner’s injury situation is one to monitor but the German is expected to feature in Sunday’s showdown.
    He showed flashes of brilliance in the Brighton win but didn’t get a guilt-edged chance to showcase his lethal finishing.
    If Werner starts, you’re backing him to score at 6/4 anytime which is a monster price.
    And for those of you feeling brave, 4/1 on the former RB Leipzig man to net the opener is tempting too.
    SunSport’s best bets
    All odds from Ladbrokes are correct at time of publication.
    Commercial content notice: Taking one of the bookmaker offers featured in this article may result in a payment to The Sun. 18+. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org
    Remember to gamble responsibly
    A responsible gambler is someone who:
    Establishes time and monetary limits before playing
    Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
    Never chase their losses
    Doesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry or depressed
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    Football betting tips: Bruno Fernandes goal, Arsenal to see off West Ham and Werner to net – Premier League predictions

    WE’VE another bumper set of Premier League fixtures to get our teeth into this week after the top-flight returned in style.
    New-look Chelsea did the business at Brighton on Monday Night Football, Liverpool were pushed all the way by Leeds and Arsenal were ruthless as they swatted aside new-boys Fulham.

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    It was a winning start for Mikel Arteta as Arsenal cruised to a 3-0 win at FulhamCredit: Getty

    This weekend we’ve selections for you from three big matches, starting at the Theatre of Dreams…
    Man Utd vs Crystal Palace, Saturday 5.30pm (Sky Sports)
    They’re a week late to the party, but will Man Utd be worth the wait?
    Expectations are high at Old Trafford after Ole’s men stormed into the Premier League top four with a superb run of form post-lockdown.
    We’re not going to read too much into the friendly defeat to Aston Villa last weekend – although plenty of fans did – but do keep in mind that Solskjaer might be without ELEVEN players.

    Palace were absolutely dismal in the post-lockdown world but Roy Hodgson, calm as ever, refused to panic.
    His patience was rewarded last weekend as the Eagles began the new season with three points, beating Southampton 1-0 at Selhurst Park.
    The visitors have great memories of a shock victory last time they came to Old Trafford – but we’re not backing them to repeat the trick.
    United are a measly 1/3 to win the game and that’s a low price for a side who might be rusty after such a bizarre pre-season.

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    But Palace drew a blank in four-straight Premier League games between June and July, going down to Liverpool, Leicester, Aston Villa and Wolves without landing a blow.
    And on six of their last seven visits to this ground, they’ve failed to score –  we just don’t fancy them to do the business.
    Everything points to a comfortable afternoon for United – injuries aside – with a win to nil for the home side a tasty 23/20.
    We’re also a big fan of United/United on the half-time/full-time market at evens.
    You could get 3/1 on Bruno Fernandes netting on his United debut against Wolves earlier on this year.
    The bookies aren’t daft and now the Portuguese star is just a 6/5 shot for a goal in this opening fixture after finding the net 12 times since that cold February evening.
    With the Red Devils winning penalties for fun, their resident 12-yard specialist really should be an odds-on shout anytime to score – so don’t miss out.
    SunSport’s best bets
    Man Utd to win to nil: 23/20 (BET HERE)
    Red Devils to be winning at half time and full time: EVENS (BET HERE)
    Bruno Fernandes on the scoresheet again: 6/5 (BET HERE)

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    Arsenal vs West Ham, Saturday 8pm (Sky Sports)
    An early-season London derby at the Emirates – and a chance to make a few bob on West Ham’s struggles.
    On paper this is the home-banker of the weekend, with the Hammers in an absolute state and the Gunners buoyed by an excellent opening day win over Fulham.
    Willian was particularly impressive in that 3-0 victory, while Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng has now put pen-to-paper on a bumper three year contract.
    That could be the biggest signing of the summer for Arsenal, who have kept hold of their prize asset while strengthening in weaker areas.
    Usually a recipe for success – and the complete opposite to West Ham.
    Fans and players alike were up in arms at the decision to sell Grady Diangana to West Brom and morale is at an all-time low in East London.
    And that definitely showed on the pitch in the 2-0 loss to Newcastle last week, where the Hammers failed to get our of first gear.

    6

    Arsenal would have been locked in a relegation battle without Aubameyang in 2019-20
    They’re a basket case on and off the pitch at the moment – and we reckon 1/2 on an Arsenal win should be jumped on before it goes.
    We can see that price shortening before kick-off and considering the Hammers have won just one of their last 13 meetings with Arsenal in the North of the capital – losing the last five in a row – it looks a cracker.
    We can see the Gunners flying out of the gate, straight on the offensive.
    That makes the price of 10/11 on Arsenal to score first in the opening 45 minutes a brilliant price.
    There’s plenty of positivity around the Emirates after last week’s performance and the hard work that’s gone into this transfer window.
    But Willian could be potentially the bargain of the summer if he continues to pull the strings as he did at Fulham.
    Aubameyang will get a lot of attention from punters to score – and is odds-on as a result – but we like the Brazilian to open his account with a home debut goal.
    Priced up at 23/10, that’s the value.
    SunSport’s best bets
    Arsenal to beat West Ham: 8/13 (BET HERE)
    Gunners to net first in opening 45 minutes: 10/11 (BET HERE)
    Willian on scoresheet for new club: 23/10 (BET HERE)
    Chelsea vs Liverpool, Sunday 4.30pm (Sky Sports)
    How about this for a Sunday treat?
    New-look Chelsea host the champions in the first big heavyweight tussle of the new season.
    And this one really has potential to be a stormer.
    Liverpool were all over the place at the back against Leeds last weekend, conceding three goals despite the West Yorkshire side mustering just three shots on target.
    Frank Lampard will have studied that game and will hope his expensively-assembled frontline can do similar damage.
    It wasn’t quite as comfortable for the Blues down at Brighton as the scoreline suggested, but Lampard will take every hard-fought victory no matter how it comes.
    New-boy Kai Havertz had a baptism of fire and didn’t quite look up to speed, at one point pinging a cross-field ball straight into the posh seats under no pressure at all.
    And there are doubts over Timo Werner’s fitness after he picked up a knock.
    We said in our preview last week that this Chelsea experiment will take time – and we’re leaving along the 21/10 on a home win as a result.

    6

    That’s a massive price and some will be tempted, but we’d much prefer to play this one safe and back goals.
    We went for over 3.5 goals in the Leeds match and that had won before 35 minutes, with the price on lightning striking twice a very tempting 6/4.
    It might be the history books swaying this one a bit, but only one H2H between the clubs here at the Bridge has featured four or more goals since 2015.
    At that price though – and with these players on show – we say go for it.
    Three of Liverpool’s five away matches in the post-lockdown schedule saw over 3.5 goals win, while nine of Chelsea’s 19 home matches saw a goal frenzy.
    With both sides going for early season bragging rights, it definitely won’t be dull.
    Especially with Chelsea’s goalkeeper situation still up in the air.

    6

    If Kepa starts, you back the Blues to concede, it’s that simple.
    The Spaniard has let in nine goals from the last 13 shots on target he’s faced in the Premier League. Pretty grim stuff.
    Klopp will have his men shoot on sight and we don’t see how the home side can escape with a clean sheet – so back Chelsea to concede two or more against the champions.
    Werner’s injury situation is one to monitor but the German is expected to feature in Sunday’s showdown.
    He showed flashes of brilliance in the Brighton win but didn’t get a guilt-edged chance to showcase his lethal finishing.
    If Werner starts, you’re backing him to score at 6/4 anytime which is a monster price.
    And for those of you feeling brave, 4/1 on the former RB Leipzig man to net the opener is tempting too.
    SunSport’s best bets
    All odds from Ladbrokes are correct at time of publication.
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    Remember to gamble responsibly
    A responsible gambler is someone who:
    Establishes time and monetary limits before playing
    Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
    Never chase their losses
    Doesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry or depressed
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