Premier League Gameweek 1 Betting Tips

The following are betting tips for selected fixtures in Gameweek 1 of the 2021/22 English Premier League.

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Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace


Back Over 2.5 goals at 1.81 (PlayUp)

Crystal Palace are expected to play more positive football under new manager Patrick Vieira than Roy Hodgson. This has already been evident in pre-season. Four goals were scored in each of their last three games with both sides scoring. Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea fixtures have tended to be high scoring, regardless of the managers. Nine of their last 12 matches went over 2.5 goals and six of their eight meetings at Stamford Bridge went over the total.

Burnley vs. Brighton


Back the draw at 3.10 (Sportsbet)

Five of the last eight meetings between the two ended in a stalemate, including both fixtures last season.

Back under 2.5 goals at 1.58 (Unibet)

Six of the previous eight meetings between the two went under 2.5 goals.

Leicester City vs. Wolves


Back Leicester City in the head-to-head at 1.70 (Unibet)

Leicester City have a recent habit of starting Premier League campaigns strongly and they will be buoyed by their Community Shield win over Manchester City last week. Wolverhampton will be adjusting to a new manager and they have a 0-1-2 record at King Power Stadium since promotion.

Watford vs. Aston Villa


Back Aston Villa in the head-to-head at 2.25 (Unibet)
Back Aston Villa +0.0 (draw no bet) at 1.60 (bet365)
Back Aston Villa +0.5 at 1.35 (bet365)

Aston Villa have been positive in the summer transfer market, with the likes of Danny Ings, Emiliano Buendia, Leon Bailey and Ashley Young brought in to offset the departure of Jack Grealish. They have gone 6-1-4 as the away favourite over the last 12 months. Watford, meanwhile, suffered 2+ goal defeats to Brentford, Arsenal and Crystal Palace in pre-season.

Norwich vs. Liverpool


Back Liverpool -1.5 at 1.90 (bet365)
Back Liverpool in the head-to-head at 1.30 (Unibet)

Norwich lost each of their last ten Premier League matches while Liverpool ended last season on an 8-2-0 run and a five-game winning streak. Eight of Liverpool’s ten away wins over the last 12 months were by 2+ goals and Norwich enter this clash on the back of a 3-0 pre-season defeat to Newcastle. Liverpool solved their defensive issues towards the end of last season and they now enjoy a selection headache with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez fit again plus Ibrahima Konate now in the squad. Liverpool have won five straight fixtures at Carrow Road.

Newcastle vs. West Ham


Back Newcastle in the head-to-head at 3.35 (Unibet)
Back Newcastle +0.5 at 1.70 (bet365)

Newcastle completed the double over West Ham last season and they’ve gone 5-2-2 at home against the Hammers over the last nine seasons. Newcastle are on a four-game unbeaten streak against West Ham and the hosts have been buoyed by the return of Allan Saint-Maximin from a pre-season illness.


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