The third Matchday in the Premier League once again saw some unexpected results in amongst those that were more obvious to predict. The shocks began with the first game on Saturday as Manchester City travelled to Wolves and came away with a 1-1 draw, rather than the expected win, following a sterling display by the home side.
Arsenal grabbed their first points of the season with a somewhat fortuitous 3-1 home win over West Ham, who were perhaps a little unlucky not to get something from the game. Liverpool continued their 100% start with a 1-0 win over Brighton, while Bournemouth’s ended with a 2-2 draw with Everton, a game where both sides were reduced to 10-men and which saw Bournemouth come back from a 2-0 deficit to claim a valuable point.
On Sunday Fulham thumped Burnley and Chelsea and Watford maintained their 100% starts with 2-1 wins over Newcastle and Crystal Palace respectively. However the big surprise was on Monday night when Tottenham went to Old Trafford and despatched Manchester United 3-0 with an outstanding display of finishing in the second half.
That sets us up nicely for this final week of fixtures before the International break. Remember, if you fancy a flutter on any of the games below, check out the latest bet365 Welcome Bonus offer and sign up today to start betting with the site.
Matchday 3 Results (25th to 27th August)
- Wolves 1-1 Manchester City
- Southampton 1-2 Leicester City
- Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United
- Bournemouth 2-2 Everton
- Huddersfield Town 0-0 Cardiff City
- Liverpool 1-0 Brighton
- Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace
- Fulham 4-2 Burnley
- Newcastle United 1-2 Chelsea
- Manchester United 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League Table (28th August 2018)
3 Goals – Mitrovic (Fulham), Moura (Tottenham), Richarlison (Everton), Pereyra (Watford), Mane (Liverpool), Aguero (Manchester City
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Premier League Matchday 4 Tips and Preview
Leicester City v Liverpool – Away Win
The big problem for Leicester in this game is the absence through suspension of Jamie Vardy, who has netted seven goals in his last five games against Liverpool. His absence will be a big blow to Leicester who have started the season well, but who face a Liverpool team on a run of three successive wins without conceding a goal. I think Vardy’s absence just tips the balance in the Reds favour here and I’m backing them to come away with a hard-fought win.
Crystal Palace v Southampton – Home Win
I remain unconvinced that Southampton have improved any from last season. They were unlucky to lose in the last minute to Leicester last week, but I think this is a team going to struggle this season. On the other hand, I think Palace are improving, despite two defeats in their last two, and I am backing the home team to come away with the win here.
Everton v Huddersfield – Home Win
The home side will be missing both Richarlison and Phil Jagielka through suspension for this game, but even so they should have more than enough to get past a Huddersfield team that has struggled for goals and form so far this season. I didn’t hold out much hope for the Terriers at the start of the season and I have even less now. I am backing Everton to win this one relatively comfortably and don’t be surprised if Gylfi Sigurdsson is on the scoresheet.
Brighton v Fulham – Draw
Brighton have decent home form but have lost both away games, Fulham lost both matches before beating Burnley 4-2 last week, in a game which will give them a real boost. I don’t think either side is the best defensively so this is a game where I can see goals going in and with Fulham’s confidence boosted with that win, I think they’ll surprise a few teams and get a point here.
Chelsea v Bournemouth – Home Win
Two teams that had a 100% record last week, but only Chelsea have kept theirs and in truth I can see them doing so here too. Bournemouth have had a brilliant start to the season and even last week, showed superb grit to come back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at home to Everton. However Chelsea look a class above the Toffees and with this being at home, I am backing Chelsea to get a strong win here.
West Ham v Wolves – Away Win
The Hammers season has started poorly with three defeats and only a Carabao Cup win over AFC Wimbledon being a positive. Wolves in contrast have drawn with Everton and Man City and drawn plenty of praise for their play. I think this could well be another shock result here as I am unconvinced that this hastily put together West Ham side have the quality to get the better of Wolves and I am backing the visitors to come away with a narrow win here.
Manchester City v Newcastle – Home Win
After a draw last week at Wolves, Manchester City will be itching to get back to winning ways at home against a Newcastle side that will likely come to defend deep and try to frustrate City. The problem is, I think City are well-equipped now to deal with this and as such, I cannot see anything other than a strong home win, likely by a fair few goals, especially if City can make the breakthrough early on in the game.
Cardiff City v Arsenal – Away Win
Arsenal’s win over West Ham last week wasn’t the most convincing in terms of performance but they got the job done and I don’t think they’ll need to be at their best defensively here against a Cardiff City side still without a Premier League goal this season. Given the quality Arsenal possess in attack, I think the Gunners will come to the Cardiff City Stadium and come away with a decent away win to make it two wins from two.
Watford v Tottenham – Away Win
After a stunning win at Old Trafford, Spurs now take on Watford with two 100% records on the line. The Hornets have started the season superbly well but this is by far their toughest test so far and in truth, I think the additional quality that Tottenham possess, particularly in defence and also in the final third going forward, will be the key difference between the teams. I expect this to be close but Spurs just to edge themselves to a victory.
Burnley v Manchester United – Away Win
Burnley have endured a miserable start to the season with just one point from three games, while Manchester United have lost their last two games and are struggling. Turf Moor was a tough place to go last season, but Burnley’s defence seems to be much more porous this year and I think that plays into United’s strengths. I am not expecting a game for the purist here but I do feel United will just about grab that win they so desperately need.