Premier League Betting Tips

Premier League BetingBy Mark Rawlinson

After the excitement of the new European campaign in midweek, the English teams involved in the Champions League and Europa League resume their domestic campaigns this weekend.

The stand-out game of the weekend is without a doubt the Manchester derby on Sunday afternoon but there’s plenty of action from the other sides across the weekend.

Norwich v Aston Villa (Saturday)

The Saturday lunchtime game sees Paul Lambert return to his old hunting ground as he brings his Aston Villa side to Carrow Road.

Villa started off the season magnificently with the 3-1 win over Arsenal on the opening weekend but have so far been unable to follow that up, losing their next three games, albeit tricky ones including Chelsea and Liverpool.

Lambert’s side won both games they played at Norwich last season, 4-1 in the League Cup Quarter-Finals and then 2-1 in the Premier league in May.

But the visitors are slight outsiders going into the game, with William Hill providing the best odds at 11/5. The best odds on a Norwich win are offered by Paddy Power at 6/4.

This game is live on BT Sport 1 from 12:45pm.

Chelsea v Fulham (Saturday)

Chelsea have had the worst start to a Premier League season in 10 years and things didn’t get any better for Jose Mourinho’s side in midweek as they were stunned by Basel in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge.

They now have the chance to correct things with a West London derby match against Fulham who are in search of their first win since the 1-0 win against Sunderland on opening day.

Fulham have only beaten Chelsea once in their last 34 encounters, a record spanning 34 years and are once again outsiders with the bookmakers going into this game. They’d be worth a punt at 11/1 with Stan James though.

Chelsea are favourites, with Paddy Power offering the best odds of 1/3. However, four of the last five meetings between the sides have ended in draws, and Bet 365 offer the best price of that happening again at 19/4.

The game is live in Sky Sports 1 from 5:30pm.

Manchester City v Manchester United (Sunday)

All eyes will be on this game on Sunday as the two Manchester clubs once again lock horns.

Most City fans will still cast their minds back to the 6-1 drubbing they gave The Reds at Old Trafford back in October 2011, but since then, United fought back and of course won the Premier League back from their rivals last season.

Both sides will both be slightly disappointed with how their league campaigns have got off the ground, both sharing a record of won two, drawn one and lost one.

And intriguingly, both sides won their away legs of the derby last season. William Hill offer the best odds of 14/5 on that record continuing on Sunday but City are the favourites to get the three points, Paddy Power offering odds of 13/10.

The game is live on Sky Sports 1 from 4pm, straight after Arsenal v Stoke City which kicks off at 1:30pm. Also on Sunday, Swansea City, fresh from their excellent 3-0 win in Valencia, visit Crystal Palace whilst Cardiff City host Tottenham.

You can see the latest odds from these games, and Saturday’s matches, by clicking HERE.

You can also claim free bets with Paddy Power by clicking HERE.