Premier League Saturday Preview

The Premier League returns for a second week of action and Manchester United will be looking to kick the weekend off by maintaining their 100 per cent record.

United opened their account last week with a 4-0 hammering of West Ham, and they now travel to Swansea City looking for back-to-back wins. The Swans begin life without Gylfi Sigurdsson, who joined Everton this week.

After their shock win over champions Chelsea, Burnley look to win their opening home game as they host West Brom.

Crystal Palace’s new boss Frank de Boer will be looking to bounce back from opening day defeat to Huddersfield, but they face a tough looking task as they travel to Liverpool.

Bournemouth entertain Watford on the South Coast, whilst just down the road Southampton play host to West Ham United.

Leicester went close at Arsenal last week, but they are still looking for their first points as they take on newly promoted Brighton.

The late kick-off sees Stoke hosting Arsenal at the bet365 Stadium.

See below for a run-down on the games, including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder and columnist Andy Gray and our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey  together with everything you need to know from the bookies – with Ladbrokes’s William Geldart.

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Swansea 12:30 Man Utd
Liberty Stadium
Saturday 19 August 2017
Live on Sky Sports

TEAM NEWS: Fernando Llorente remains sidelined with his broken arm. Long-term absentees Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo are the only players not available to Jose Mourinho.
KEY FACT: Swansea have never kept a clean sheet against Man Utd in 12 PL matches against them.
MATCH ODDS: Swansea 9/1 Draw 18/5 Man Utd 1/3
ANDY SAYS:  Comfortable win for United here, they will have too much…1-3
GRAEME SAYS: I think United will make it two from two…0-2 
Yes, I like how United have started – easy win for them…1-3
LADBROKES PICK: Both Teams To Score @ 6/5
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Paul Pogba at £4.40 looks great value, he soon be one of the best players on the INDEX.

Bournemouth 15:00 Watford
Saturday 19 August 2017
Vitality Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Daryl Janmaat, Roberto Pererya and Younes Kaboul are all out after being injured against Liverpool. minor muscle injuries against Liverpool. Christian Kabasele, Brice Dja Djedje, Mauro Zarate and Craig Cathcart are back in training but won’t feature. Junior Stanislas is sidelined for the visitors and Callum Wilson is still not fit.
KEY FACT: All four Premier League meetings between these sides have ended level.
MATCH ODDS: Bournemouth 19/20 Draw 5/2 Watford 11/4
ANDY SAYS: Tough one to call but I think Watford might get something from this…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: I can see Bournemouth getting their first win, but could be close…2-1
Yeah could be a good game this one, but can’t split them…1-1
LADBROKES PICK: Both Teams To Score in the 2nd half @ 15/8
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Andre Gray looks an interesting option for Watford, under a £1 – he could have a very big season

Burnley 15:00 West Brom
Saturday 19 August 2017
Turf Moor

TEAM NEWS: Gareth McAuley is sidelined for the visitors – but James Morrison could return. Burnley have no new injury problems and Phil Bardsley could get his debut after suffering a stomach bug last week.
KEY FACT: Burnley are looking to win their opening two matches of a top-flight season for the first time since 1973/74
MATCH ODDS: Burnley 6/4 Draw 2/1 West Brom 2/1
ANDY SAYS: Burnley are very good at home and showed great form at Chelsea, home win for me…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Close call this one, should be a good game and I can see this being a draw and them cancelling each other out…1-1 
I think West Brom might come out on top here, and just edge a win – 1-2
LADBROKES PICK: West Brom Draw No Bet @ Evens
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: No player from this match features in the INDEX.

Leicester 15:00 Brighton
Saturday 19 August 2017
King Power Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Leicester duo Danny Drinkwater and Vicente Iborra remain unlikely to feature. Izzy Brown, Beram Kayal and Sam Baldock all miss the trip.
KEY FACT: Leicester are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League home fixtures against newly-promoted sides 
MATCH ODDS: Leicester 8/11 Draw 13/5 Brighton 9/5
ANDY SAYS: Easy home win for me, can’t see Brighton troubling Leicester here…3-0
GRAEME SAYS: Yeah, I don’t see Leicester not winning this one, tough one for Brighton…2-0
Leicester all the way for me, they were unlucky at Arsenal for sure…3-0
LADBROKES PICK: Jamie Vardy to score anytime @ 11/10
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Jamie Vardy looks like he is back on form, and just over £1 – get on him

Liverpool 15:00 Crystal Palace
Saturday 19 August 2017

TEAM NEWS: Wantaway Philippe Coutinho remains sidelined with a back injury and Nathaniel Clyne is still out but Daniel Sturridge could return. Wilfried Zaha is sidelined with a knee problem picked up against Huddersfield in the season opener.
KEY FACT: Crystal Palace can become the first side to win four consecutive Premier League matches v Liverpool at Anfield.
MATCH ODDS: Liverpool 4/11  Draw 19/5 Palace 15/2
ANDY SAYS: Palace were poor last week, can’t see them taking anything from Liverpool…3-1
GRAEME SAYS: I think Palace can only improve but Liverpool will have too much for them…2-0
Liverpool will be far too good for Palace and could dish out a big win…3-1
LADBROKES PICK: Crystal Palace or Draw Double Chance @ 21/10
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: 

Southampton 15:00 West Ham
Saturday 19 August 2017
St. Mary’s Stadium

TEAM NEWS:  Mauricio Pellegrino has a fully-fit Southampton squad to choose from. Michail Antonio is back but Cheikhou Kouyate (knee), Andy Carroll (thigh) and Manuel Lanzini (knee) may not be risked.
KEY FACT: Southampton will be the first team to play four successive PL matches at home since Blackpool in April 2011.
MATCH ODDS: Southampton 4/6 Draw 13/5 West Ham 19/5
ANDY SAYS: I don’t see West Ham getting anything from this one – so Southampton for me…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: I think West Ham will get something here, should be a good game…1-1
SILKY SAYS: Close one but I have to go with Southampton just to have the edge…2-1
LADBROKES PICK: Under 2.5 goals @ 19/20
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Manuel Lanzini is still only just in the top-100 on the INDEX but this is a player to watch

Stoke 17:30 Arsenal
Saturday 19 August 2017
bet365 Stadium
Live On BT Sport

TEAM NEWS: Alexis Sanchez won’t be involved but Shkodran Mustafi, Francis Coquelin and Per Mertesacker could all return from injury. Laurent Koscielny is suspended. New signings Bruno Martins Indi, Max Choupo-Moting and Jese Rodriguez are all fit to start.
KEY FACT: Stoke City have lost only one of their last seven home matches against Arsenal
MATCH ODDS: Stoke 16/5 Draw 13/5 Arsenal 5/6
ANDY SAYS: Comfortable win for Arsenal – they did well against Leicester last week…0-2
GRAEME SAYS: I think Arsenal will get the three points here but it won’t be easy…1-2
SILKY SAYS: Arsenal will dominate Stoke here, who don’t look great to me…0-3
LADBROKES PICK: Arsenal/Arsenal Half-Time/Full-Time @ 2/1
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Mesut Ozi at £2.50 – could he be worth a punt, very much so

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