Premier League Preview: Week 2

It was business as usual for Manchester City last weekend, as they came from behind to deny Southampton a perfect start to life back in the Premier League. The defending champions have a difficult task this weekend, as they travel to Anfield, to take on Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool. The Reds’ fell to a 3-0 defeat at West Brom last weekend, but are at 3.25 to hold Roberto Mancini’s men to a draw.

City rivals Manchester United were left stunned after their 1-0 defeat at Everton, despite the introduction of new signing Robin Van Persie in the second half. The Red Devils will be focused on bouncing back this weekend, and are strong favourites at 1.30 to defeat Fulham at Old Trafford. However, Martin Jol’s side will have a point to prove, following their 5-0 win against Norwich last time out, and the west London club will want to show it wasn’t a one-off.

Chelsea appear to be hitting form from the off, as they battled back from falling behind against Reading to beat the newly promoted side 4-2 on Wednesday night. Albeit slightly dubiously, Fernando Torres got off the mark in the Premier League, and the Spaniard is at 4.50 to start the scoring against Newcastle. The Magpies defeated London opposition last weekend with their 2-1 win over Tottenham at St. James’ Park, but will undoubtedly find this one a tough ask.

Elsewhere, Arsenal return to the Britannia Stadium to take on Stoke City, with the tension between the clubs showing little sign of abating. The Gunners’ were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw at home against Sunderland last weekend, so will hope to improve on their draw in the corresponding fixture last season. Arsene Wenger’s side are at 2.10 to come away with a win.

There’s also an important clash at Carrow Road this weekend, as Norwich and QPR will look to bounce back from heavy defeats. Both sides fell to 5-0 losses, with Norwich coming undone against Fulham while QPR were humbled at home by Swansea. Both Chris Hughton and Mark Hughes will want to avoid early season pressure with a morale boosting win. The home side are at 2.30 to take all three points.

 

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24/08/2012 - posted by admin
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