EPL 2021-22: Matchday 3 Preview & Betting Tips

August 25th 2021, 9:48am, By: Jack Tobin

EPL MD3 Betting Tips

Matchday three of the Premier League throws up some blockbuster fixtures with Man City hosting Arsenal and Chelsea travelling to Anfield to take on Liverpool. With plenty of excitement in store for Premier League fans this weekend, we’ve got you covered with a preview and tips from the key games this weekend!

EPL Matchday 3 Betting Tips

Manchester City vs Arsenal

Saturday 9:30pm AEST, Etihad Stadium

Arsenal are the biggest talking point in the Premier League this season, sitting in nineteenth position on the table after consecutive 2-0 defeats to open the season. It doesn’t get any easier for the Gunners, as they travel to Manchester to take on the reigning champions. City bounced back from an opening day defeat, with a 5-0 thumping of Norwich last week. City were back at their ruthless best and sent a massive statement to the rest of the league.

City had 67% possession and 16 shots on goal to Norwich’s 1, as star signing Jack Grealish scored his first goal for the club. Arsenal were convingly beaten by Chelsea on Matchday Two, as the pressure mounts on manager Mikel Arteta. Manchester City have a 9-2-0 record in their last eleven Premier League matches against Arsenal, with City unbeaten against the Gunners since 2016. Those nine victories in that eleven game run have come at an average margin of two goals, with the reigning champs scoring two or more goals in nine of those eleven matches.

Arsenal’s defence has been all at sea in the opening two weeks, and with marquee signing Ben White set to miss this fixture after testing positive to covid, the task gets even harder for Arsenal. After City got back into form last week, it could get ugly for an Arsenal outfit that has been awful in the opening two weeks. These two clubs are at polar opposite points, and Manchester City won’t have any troubles getting past Arsenal.

West Ham vs Crystal Palace

Sunday 12:00am AEST, London Stadium

West Ham sit atop the Premier League table after a rampant 4-1 win over Leicester last week, as Michail Antonio’s double made him West Ham's greatest goal scorer in the Premier League era. The Hammers host the struggling Crystal Palace, who are coming off a 0-0 draw with the newly promoted Brentford. West Ham’s attacking style of football that they produced in the second half of last season has carried into this season, scoring eight goals from their opening two games.

Those eight goals have come from five different goal scorers, with Michail Antonio’s three goals having him equal first in the golden boot race. The Hammers potency forward of centre will be a huge concern for Palace, who have conceded thirteen goals in their last six Premier League matches, with five of those six games seeing them concede at least two goals. There were concerns about the depth of West Ham’s squad coming into the season, and it’s still a glaring problem, however the talent they have in their starting eleven is undeniable.

They are going to be a tough proposition for any side to face in the opening part of the season, with their attacking tempo allowing them to create plenty of goal scoring opportunities. Palace are incredibly vulnerable at the moment, and their back four isn’t capable of coping with the likes of Antonio, Benrahma and Fornals.

Liverpool vs Chelsea

Sunday 2:30am AEST, Anfield

The two sides that are the biggest threat to Manchester City’s aspirations of going back to back, meet in a huge clash at Anfield on Sunday morning. Liverpool are two wins from two games with victories over Norwich and Burnley, while Chelsea also have a perfect record, thanks to victories over Crystal Palace and Arsenal. Romelu Lukaku was outstanding against Arsenal with 43 touches, 95% pass accuracy, 11 touches in the opposition box (game high), 8 shots (game high) and a goal to top it off.

Lukaku looks like the missing piece that Chelsea has been desperate for in the past three years and the Blues have continued the excellent form they ended last season in. Chelsea’s elite midfield has been key to their hot start to the season, and it’s an area of the pitch where they should gain an advantage over the Reds. Havertz, Mount, Kovacic and Jorginho were outstanding against Arsenal, and with N’Golo Kante set to come back into the side, Tuchel has an embarrassment of riches in the middle of the park.

Chelsea will have taken an abundance of confidence from the way they completely dominated Arsenal in their own backyard last week. Last season saw the demise of Liverpool’s fortress at Anfield, as they lost seven games at home last season after going 68 consecutive games unbeaten at Anfield. One of those seven losses was a 1-0 defeat against Chelsea back in March, and they’re primed to repeat that result again this weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIPS

2021 Formula 1: United States Grand Prix Betting Tips

The Formula 1 season will head to the Texas this weekend for the annual United States Grand Prix! As always, Tom Kelly has you covered with a full preview and betting tips for the race here read more

ICC Men's T20 World Cup AUS vs SA Betting Tips

The Aussie campaign in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup kicks off on Saturday night as they take on South Africa in the opening game of the tournament! Mr.Cricket has a full preview and betting tips for the clash here read more

Horse Racing Tips: Saturday, October 23rd

It is one of the biggest race days of the year this weekend with the Cox Plate being held at Moonee Valley. Meanwhile Randwick will play host to the inaugural Invitational as well as a stack of other high quality races throughout the day. Billy Bestford has cast his eye across the meetings and has found his best bets across the country. read more

2021-22 NBA Betting Tips: Saturday 23rd October

We’ve had a big start to the new NBA season with plenty of winners from the first two slates we’ve covered and will be looking to keep it rolling on the weekend. Catch our best spread bets and player props from the huge Saturday slate right here! read more

ARTICLES

WinnersBet Promotions, Promo Code & Exclusive Offers

WinnersBet have a fantastic range of both daily and seasonal promotions available to all customers! Sign up to WinnersBet today and use promo code NEW100 when you join! read more


Best Australian Sports Betting Apps

What are the best Australian sports betting apps? Punters love the convenience of betting on mobile, so we thought we'd look at the best sports betting apps available today, to help you choose the best sports betting site for your iOS or Android mobile device. We highlight our top five Australian sports betting apps based on the usability and features of their app, as well as key mobile app features from all of our partnered sports betting sites. read more


Best Australian Sports Betting Sites

The best Australian sports betting sites ensure safe and successful online betting for punters. Here's our list of the best sports betting options in Australia. read more


Performance Ratings & Pricing with Julian Vallance with Sportsbet

Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more


BLOGS

2021-22 NBL Fixture

The 2021-22 NBL fixture has been released! The season will open up on Friday, the 3rd of December with a headline clash between the brand new expansion team, the Tasmania JackJumpers taking on the Adelaide 36ers! See the full schedule here read more


2021 AFL Brownlow Medal: Team Voting

The Brownlow Team Votes markets are one of the first to be released across the major sports betting sites, and there's some early value around for sharp punters. Don't bother paying for Brownlow tip packages when we have all the information you need for free! read more


2021 AFL Brownlow Medal: Round Voting

We dive into the 2021 Brownlow Medal count with and an overview of round voting throughout the evening to look at the way the count may unfold. We also look at some of the popular betting markets such as who polled in the most games and who will collect the most 3 votes. read more


2021 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 23

Round 23 was an absolute classic round with several dramatic matches and some amazing results. The main Brownlow focus was Friday night's game where the two Brownlow favourites in Ollie Wines and Marcus Bontempelli went head to head! Check out our Round 23 Brownlow vote predictions here! read more


Join TAB Today

PlayUp