Big Two Clash at Anfield

After an exciting midweek of European games, the English Premier League returns. Let’s put the focus on Sunday’s games, including Liverpool against Manchester City. We’ll throw some betting odds in too, so hopefully some wins might be had this weekend.

Sunday October 3

Tottenham v Aston Villa (2pm KO)

When Tottenham won their first three Premier League games of the season, all was going well. Not now though and they host Villa hoping to avoid a fourth straight league loss. Even more confusing is that three clean sheets have been followed by conceded three goals in the following trio of matches.

Tottenham had a good 5-1 over Mura in the Europa Conference League but that’s five games in a row they’ve conceded a goal. They are 11/10 at Betfair to win this and that says a lot. Tottenham really should be odds on to beat Villa at home.

Aston Villa begin the weekend in eighth place, three ahead of their opponents. They have beaten Everton and Manchester United in their last two league games. Before the win at Old Trafford, Villa had lost two away league matches, conceding three times in both of them. You can get 5/2 at 888sport on them beating Tottenham. A safer bet looks to be on both teams to score, that’s 4/5 at Paddy Power.

Liverpool v Manchester City (4.30pm KO)

These are the top two teams in the Premier League as the weekend begins. It’s unlikely they will still be in those positions when it’s time for kick-off on Sunday. Liverpool are a point clear after matchday 6 but will downcast that it’s not three.

They were held 3-3 at Brentford last weekend, a game they’d expected to have won. Midweek saw them win 5-1 away at Porto in the Champions League. That’s eight goals in two games but four conceded. Their last six games in all competitions have seen Liverpool score at least three goals, but can they do that against Manchester City? They are 9/5 at William Hill to win this match.
The defending champions won 4-1 at Anfield last season. That was at a time when Liverpool just didn’t seem to be able to do anything right on home soil. It’s all a bit different now and the Reds are again difficult to beat at home.

City lost to PSG in midweek but had an impressive 1-0 away win at Chelsea last Saturday. They have scored plenty of goals this season but 16 of them came in three matches against Norwich City, Arsenal and Leipzig. Against Tottenham, Leicester, Southampton, Chelsea and PSG, only two goals have been scored.

Three away Premier League games this season have all ended 1-0. You can get 11/8 at BetVictor on them again winning at Anfield. A draw at 13/5 is available at Betfred and looks to have a good chance of being successful.