Every week FPLWILDCARDS! and @FPLIntel will bring you our Premier league betting picks for that Game week.
We will both select our top 3 picks and their respective odds explaining our rationale FPLWILDCARDS! will be putting there money where there mouth is and staking 10 English pounds based on these tips and will track the weekly winnings (optimistic) throughout the season.
First up this week will be @FPLIntel with his top 3 Game Week 1 tips
BTTS Double Palace vs. Huddersfield & WBA vs. Bournemouth – 2.44/1 with @skybet
£10 Returns £34.36 including stake.
A goals galore both teams to score weekend should see these 2 games get their fair share. Palace's attacking threat can’t be ignored with players like Zaha and Benteke in their ranks, the home side will be desperate to get off the mark vs. the premier league newcomers. On the flip side Huddersfield are coming into this game off the back of a pre season that saw them score 13 goals in 7 games. Tom Ince has been on fire in pre season and could be the difference on Saturday afternoon
Anytime goal scorer – Klaasen: Everton vs. Stoke – 2/1 with @skybet
£10 Returns £30 including stake.
New season new surroundings for Klaasen. After making the move from Ajax in the summer, he finds himself hours away from his Premier League debut. No better place to begin your Everton career in the premier league than at Goodison Park and no doubt he will want to impress. Coming into the new campaign off the back of a season filled with goals for Ajax he should see himself in the goals in no time for Everton.
Southampton vs. Swansea Draw – 11/4 with @skybet
£10 returns £37.50 including stake.
Stalemate at St. Mary’s. There are high hopes for Southampton coming into the new season with a set of very appealing opening fixtures but I think they will struggle against a Swansea side that have a lot to prove. With the impending departure of Gylfi Sigurdsson there are a number of players that will want to prove their worth. An evenly matched game at this point of the season in my eyes, 1-1 final score for me.
And now FPLWILDCARDS! week 1 picks.
Grouped score betting Manchester United to beat West Ham 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 - 6/4 with @skybet
£10 returns £25 including stake
Man Utd kick off the new season at home to the hammers and will be looking to get off to a winning start to set out their stall early as title challengers. I see them struggling to breakdown West Ham for large parts of the game but with a solid Utd defence I expect them to nick a goal and not concede to collect the 3 points in unspectacular style.
Arsenal to Beat Leicester, Chelsea to beat Burnley, Crystal Palace to beat Huddersfield, Southampton to beat Swansea - 4.33/1 with @skybet
£10 returns £53.31 including stake.
Next up a good old fashioned four teams to win accumulator. All four are favourites and all 4 are at home. The uncertainty of Opening week has lead to increased favourable odds and this is a great price for 4 teams who I expect to pick up the 3 points. Get involved and give yourself a reason to watch the opening fixture at the Emirates.
Watford & Liverpool Draw / Newcastle & Spurs Draw / Everton to beat Stoke Treble - 24.33/1 with @skybet
£10 returns £253.33 including stake.
My outside bet of the week but even at those long odds I can see a path to victory for all 3 parts. With the Little Phil transfer saga looming over Liverpool I can see this affecting them on the pitch , combine that with their dodgy defence and a motivated Watford side for manager Marcos Silva’s debut PL game in charge and I see this heading for a 1-1 draw. Spurs have signed no players this season and are without both of last seasons 1 and 2 right backs. The mood is down at the moment because of the lack of recruitment and Danny Roses tell all interview. Rafa will keep it tight at the back and look to frustrate the spurs defence leading to a stalemate. Everton have recruited well this season and have some class and guile in the attacking half of the field, Stoke do not travel well so I see the toffees being to much for them and winning comfortably.
If you want to go really crazy this week why not combine pick 2 & 3 for odds of 137/1 with @skybet £10 Returns an eye watering £1381.38
There you have it our 6 top picks of game week 1 , enjoy the long awaited opening round of the 2017/2018 season and remember to drink beer and make your betting picks responsibly!
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