Typical. After just one week my betting tips are already starting to resemble Tottenham. A poor start means a good week is needed. So, behold, some fresh tips that are sure to make up for last time. Remember to bet carefully and responsibly.
Good odds on this one. 2-0 is a typical Manchester United scoreline, and the Red Devils have lost just one of their last 39 Premier League meetings with Aston Villa. Louis van Gaal's side are still warming up this season after a tepid 1-0 victory over Spurs last weekend. But they still managed a clean sheet, and as long as they can prevent the spring-heeled Rudy Gestede from adding to his goal against Bournemouth, they should be fine at the back. Only Frank Lampard has scored as many Premier League goals as Wayne Rooney against Aston Villa (13), so the United captain is likely to get on the scoresheet.
Sorry for the reminder, but Stoke did the double over Tottenham last season so the hosts will be all out for revenge. After failing to get on the scoresheet at Old Trafford, the team will be keen to get the goals flowing in the first home game of the current campaign. Only Teddy Sheringham (32) scored more goals than Harry Kane in his first 50 Premier League appearances for Spurs. Kane has managed 24 in 46, and will be eager to kick on from last season when he scored 31 goals in all competitions. Additionally, Xherdan Shaqiri is 4/1 to score at any time - we all know how debutants love a goal against Spurs.
We all know how Jose Mourinho treats big away games. Manuel Pellegrini's side were really impressive against West Brom on Monday, but Chelsea are a different opponent altogether. City have won just one of their last six league games against Chelsea, while the Champions have won only once in their previous six league visits to the Etihad. In Mourinho's eyes a defeat on Sunday would be disastrous after failing to beat Swansea last weekend, so he'll be determined not to lose. Stalemate written all over it, which of course means a 4-4 thriller is inevitable.
Christian Benteke has scored in only one of his last seven league matches against promoted sides - a surprisingly low tally for a player who has averaged around a goal every two games in the Premier League since joining Aston Villa. Now a Liverpool player, it will be interesting to see how the Belgian adapts to the step up. Despite the statistics mentioned above, Benteke will probably see Bournemouth as the ideal opponent to open his Liverpool account against. The Cherries are unbeaten in 12 league games played on a Monday, but Liverpool and Benteke are a different level to what they're used to.
Sunderland vs. Norwich - HOME WIN
Swansea vs. Newcastle - HOME WIN
Watford vs. West Brom - AWAY WIN
West Ham vs. Leicester - DRAW