The Premier League Returns on Saturday with Top Teams in the SpotlightPublished September 12, 2020 by Florin P
The Premier League is back this weekend, with former champions and newly promoted teams scheduled to play in the afternoon and evening.
The strongest domestic football league in Europe has returned, and the first Premier League matches are scheduled on Saturday. Manchester City and Manchester United won’t play this weekend, as their games were postponed, but Arsenal, Liverpool and newly promoted teams stepped into the spotlight. The games start early in the afternoon and conclude in the evening, with the West Ham vs Newcastle clash.
Arsenal Welcome Fulham in Early Afternoon Match
The first Derby of London is scheduled at noon, when Arsenal travels a short distance to face Fulham on the road. There will no fans cheering from the stands, so at least the visitors don’t have to worry about playing under pressure. They will be, however, without five key players, so punters benefit from odds of 11/20 at bet365 Sports. Fulham have returned to the Premier League and will try to take advantage of Arsenal’s squad problem and pick up a rare victory which is priced at 5/1 by the same bookmaker.
Depleted Crystal Palace Take on Southampton
Crystal Palace won’t be able to rely on some of their key players, when Southampton comes to town for early Premier League action. Matches between these two teams have always been close, with plenty of draws and narrow margin victories. Such an outcome is expected for this fixture, which is reflected by the similar odds offered by bet365 Sports. In spite of having home pitch advantage, Crystal Palace are slight underdogs and priced at 21/10, whereas the visitors get odds of 14/10.
Liverpool Tests the Newly Promoted Leeds
Liverpool’s performance in the Champions League this season was disappointing, but they were absolutely dominant in the Premier League. They have a good opportunity to start the new season in a positive way, since they play against newly promoted Leeds. These two teams have played some really exciting matches in the past, but today the difference between them is considerable. Punters betting on Liverpool at 888 Sport enjoy odds of 1/4, whereas a wager on the underdogs will produce odds of 10/1.
Newcastle Seek Rare First Round Victory
The beginning of the season has always caused plenty of headaches for Newcastle who only managed to draw one of the last seven games. The rest of the matches resulted in defeat, so they are hoping for a rare victory against West Ham on the road. Injury concerns and the overall poor record away from home explains the odds of 5/2 offered by 888 Sport on the visitors to prevail. West Ham are not much better, but they have a slight edge in this match, where their victory is priced at 11/10.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, September 10 at 6 am UK time.