The Premier League swings back into action this weekend, and perhaps the big game of the weekend is at the foot of the table, as Arsenal host Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium.
Statistically the two worst sides in the top-flight at the present time, the fear of defeat will be in the air for both Mikel Arteta and Daniel Farke, however it is the former – whose side are yet to record a single Premier League goal – that will be sweating for his very job the most. On the plus side for the Gunners’ boss, the hosts will be back to something near full-strength, but will that have any impact? The hosts though, are still favourites to get their first points on the board with a win at 8/15 with both MansionBet and SBK.
But as we have seen of late, the Gunners have struggled creatively and will be under pressure to perform. As such, Norwich could yet take a point back to Norfolk, with VBet and Betway offering a price of 7/2. The East Anglian outfit will fancy their chances at the very least of finding the net and for Both Teams to Score, MansionBet carry a 10/11 value. For the Canaries to spark a major crisis in north London and beat the hosts however, Betfair have Norwich at 6/1 to plunge Arsenal into a very deep hole.
Away from the bottom, all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Portuguese set to make his Manchester United comeback on Saturday against Newcastle United. Having netted over 400 goals in both Spain and Italy since 2009, Ronaldo makes his Premier League return at Old Trafford and SpreadEx have the Red Devils at a longest price of 2/9 to win, whilst Ronaldo himself is 1/2 to score with Betfred or 21/10 to net first with UniBet.
Probably the standout fixture of the weekend takes place at Elland Road, as Leeds United entertain Liverpool. The Whites’ faithful will be out in force in their droves to greet the former league champions on Sunday afternoon in a classic Premier League match-up. Leeds are yet to pick up a league win and the visit of The Reds is unlikely to garner much hope of changing that stat. With Liverpool strong favourites at 4/5 with MansionBet, the draw however, looks possible, with all three of SkyBet, Bet365 and PaddyPower offering 3/1 odds.
What of Tottenham Hotspur meanwhile? Sitting top of the tree after three games, Nuno Espirito Santo takes his charges to south London to face Crystal Palace. Though Spurs have scored just three goals this term they are yet to concede one. The visitors must win to stay top of the pile and are evens to do so with SBK, whilst for Kane to score and Spurs to win versus The Eagles, PaddyPower are offering a price of 15/8.