English Premier League | Matchweek 2 | BlueBet

Matchweek Two

 

Crystal Palace ($2.60) vs Brentford ($2.80) – Sunday 22nd August @12am

Brentford will travel to Selhurst Park for their second London derby in as many weeks at 12am Sunday.

The Bees had the dream Premier League debut as they defeated Arsenal 2-0 at Brentford Community Stadium.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace tasted derby defeat as they went down 3-0 away at Chelsea.

Palace boss Patrick Viera will be looking to get  the Eagles’ campaign underway, however he will likely have to do it without Luka Milivojevic (personal reasons) and Ebere Eze (Achilles).

Brentford will likely be without new signing Kristoffer Ajer after he suffered an ankle injury in the win over Arsenal.

Brentford take all the momentum into this fixture and it is not beyond them to nick a result against a Palace club that is in a bit off a mess at the moment – both on and off the field.

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Match Result: Draw ($3)

 

Arsenal ($4.50) vs Chelsea ($1.72) – Monday 23rd August @1:30am

Arsenal will be desperate to give their season liftoff when they face London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium at 1:30am Monday.

Mikel Arteta’s side began their season in horror fashion after losing 2-0 to newly promoted Brentford.

European champions Chelsea started their season in stark contrast, sweeping aside Crystal Palace in a comfortable 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal could once again be without start forwards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette who are both still recovering from a mystery illness that the Gunners refuse to elaborate on.

Chelsea’s new striker Romelu Lukaku has declared himself fit to play this weekend, while diminutive midfielder N’Golo Kante should be back from an ankle injury.

Despite whatever adversity they have faced in recent years, Arsenal have a knack of upsetting Chelsea. However, in this moment it seems like a bridge too far as everything is falling into place for Chelsea right now.

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Match Result: Chelsea ($1.72)

 

West Ham United ($2.50) vs Leicester City ($2.62) – Tuesday 24th August @5:00am

West Ham take on Leicester City in what should be an enthralling battle at 5am Tuesday at the London Stadium.

The Hammers flew out of the blocks in emphatic fashion, coming from 2-1 behind to beat Newcastle United 4-2 at St James’ Park.

Leicester also recorded a win on the opening weekend of the season, grinding out a 1-0 victory of Wolverhampton thanks to a second-half strike from Jamie Vardy.

West Ham will likely have defender Arthur Masuaku unavailable due to a knee injury.

Leicester’s injury nightmare has carried over from last season, with Jonny Evans (ankle), Ryan Bertrand (Covid-19), James Justin (knee) and Wesley Fofana (calf) all sidelined.

Both sides will fancy their chances here and we should be in for goals, neither side is water-tight in defence.

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Over/Under: Over 3.5 ($2.85)