Who’s Under Pressure in the Premier League?


We roll into Week 3 of the English Premier League, with a few sides under the pump.

Sure the winless clubs need to get some points on the board, but there’s also big pressure at Manchester United and Arsenal. The Gunners have played well but are still pointless, while the Red Devils and moody boss Jose Mourinho are facing media scrutiny after a loss to Brighton.

Wolves v Manchester City

Saturday, 9:30pm AEST
Spotlight on: Sergio Aguero after his tremendous performance last week.
Pressure on: Wolves defence, with Manchester City having scored eight goals in two games.
$12 Wolves
$6 Draw
$1.22 Manchester City

Bournemouth v Everton

Sunday, 12am AEST
Spotlight on: Richarlison. The Everton striker has three goals in two games and is an early contender for cult hero on the blue side of the Mersey.
Pressure on: It’s a good kind of pressure on Eddie Howe’s Bournmemouth, who already have two wins under their belts.
$2.60 Bournemouth
$3.40 Draw
$2.63 Everton

Arsenal v West Ham

Sunday, 12am AEST
Spotlight on: Unai Emery. The Gunners have played two of the league’s toughest teams and could have beaten Chelsea.
Pressure on: West Ham. Both teams are winless but Arsenal are heavy favourites. Three straight losses could really hamper the Hammers.
$1.33 Arsenal
$5 Draw
$8.50 West Ham

Huddersfield v Cardiff

Sunday, 12am AEST
Spotlight on: Aaron Mooy. Missed last week’s debacle for the birth of his child, but could give the Terriers are real lift.
Pressure on: Both teams, although Cardiff does have last week’s draw up its sleeve while Huddersfield are pointless.
$2.30 Huddersfield
$2.88 Draw
$3.50 Cardiff

Southampton v Leicester

Sunday, 12am AEST
Spotlight on: Leicester City without Jamie Vardy, suspended for a red card violation last week.
Pressure on: Southampton at home trying to take advantage of Vardy’s absence.
$2.40 Southampton
$3.10 Draw
$3.10 Leicester

Liverpool v Brighton

Sunday, 2:30am AEST
Spotlight on: Jurgen Klopp. What wacky antics will he get up to this week?
Pressure on: Mat Ryan. The Aussie keeper will have to be at his best to blunt the Liverpool attack…and even that might not be enough.
$1.12 Liverpool
$8.50 Draw
$19 Brighton

Watford v Crystal Palace

Sunday, 10:30pm AEST
Spotlight on: Watford, who have started the season with two wins.
Pressure on: Palace, to get back on the winning track.
$2.50 Watford
$3.10 Draw
$2.88 Crystal Palace

Fulham v Burnley

Monday, 1am AEST
Spotlight on: Sean Dyche’s Burnley, who were disappointing in a 3-1 loss to Watford last week.
Pressure on: The Cottagers are in danger of dropping their first three matches.
$1.91 Fulham
$3.25 Draw
$4 Burnley

Newcastle v Chelsea

Monday, 1am AEST
Spotlight on: Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, who said it would take time for his team to gel…but they’ve won their first two.
Pressure on: Newcastle striker Kenedy, who had a shocker last week and will be looking to make amends.
$5 Newcastle
$3.75 Draw
$1.62 Chelsea

Manchester United v Tottenham

Tuesday, 5am AEST
Spotlight on: Harry Kane. He scored his first-ever August Premier League goal last week – will this start a trend?
Pressure on: Jose Mourinho and United. The manager and club were lambasted by the media last week and a win would take some of the heat off for the moment.
$2.50 Manchester United
$3.10 Draw
$2.80 Tottenham

Odds subject to change – all Premier League match markets here.

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