After a break for international football, the Premier League returns this weekend with Spurs opening proceedings away to Crystal Palace.
Spurs are currently top of the table with a 100% record, having won three from three so far.
Saturday’s lunch-time kick-off at winless Crystal Palace offers Nuno Espirito Santo’s team the perfect opportunity to continue their perfect start to the season.
Despite being the only team with a 100% record, Spurs are still far from favourites in the latest Premier League betting ahead of Matchweek 4.
That accolade rests with Manchester City.
Latest Premier League Odds ahead of Matchweek 4
- Man City – Evs
- Chelsea – 5/2
- Liverpool – 5/1
- Man Utd – 15/2
- Spurs – 33/1
- Leicester – 100/1
Spurs do see their odds shorten slightly as, before Matchweek 3, they were 40/1.
Manchester City still finds themselves favourites with the bookmakers. They were 6/5 before hammering Arsenal 5-0 two weeks ago. That easy win has seen them slightly trimmed into even money.
Next in the betting comes Chelsea, who have been cut from 11/4 to 5/2 after their hard-fought 1-1 away to Liverpool. Despite going down to 10 men on the stroke of half-time, Thomas Tuchel’s men never really looked like surrendering the lead.
It was the kind of point that champions grind out.
While from a Liverpool perspective, it was the sort of match any team aspiring to be champions would want to be winning.
The 2 points dropped by Liverpool at Anfield that day have seen Jurgen Klopp’s team drift in the betting from 4/1 to 5/1.
Liverpool also failed to buy anybody significant in the transfer market across the following couple of days.
Speaking of the transfer market, and one team that did manage to make a significant splash in it is Manchester United.
The news about Cristiano Ronaldo re-signing for the Red Devils was already out ahead of United’s last fixture, a 1-0 win away at Wolves.
It didn’t really make any difference in the betting for United to win the league though.
Prior to Ronaldo’s signing, United was 5/1. After Ronaldo’s signing, United went out to 6/1, and now they sit at odds of 15/2.
It’s like punters don’t see the arrival of one of the greatest ever players as a signing that makes Solskjaer’s team serious title contenders.
Premier League Matchweek 4 Betting Tips
So what about this weekend then? Let’s take a look at the best value bets.
Harry Kane to score in Premier League at last!
Spurs are Even money to win away at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace. The Eagles have just 2 goals and 2 points this season, and as things stand, look set to struggle.
Spurs are three from three, captain Harry Kane found the net in all three of England’s international matches. Surely they are a shoo-in to win this one?
Something is putting me off this bet though. Nuno has just won manager of the month for August, and this is Spurs we’re talking about. Something is bound to go wrong!
Even so, at Even money to win, I think Spurs are worth a small risk.
If you’re having doubts like me though, Harry Kane at 13/10 to score anytime could be a decent alternative bet.
Kane hasn’t scored for Spurs yet this season (in the Premier League), so must be due to score a goal by now.
Manchester to heap more Misery on Steve Bruce
The next match I want to look at is Manchester United against the hapless Newcastle United.
Callum Wilson is out injured, and in matches like this, Toon manager Steve Bruce has a habit of looking at damage limitation.
With this in mind, I’m thinking Man Utd to win to nil. That bet is even money and looks good value.
Although Solskjaer’s team has only kept one sheet from three matches in the Premier League this season, I can see them shutting out the Toon in this one…… and further increasing the pressure on Steve Bruce.
Also in this match, I’m thinking Mason Greenwood at 10/11 to score anytime is decent value. His new teammate, a bloke called Cristiano, is just 4/9.
Greenwood has scored in all three of Manchester’s Premier League matches this season and looks in decent form.
The only caveat to that is with the Champions League starting next week, might Ole rotate!
Maybe wait until the team is announced before placing any bets on the men from Old Trafford. The same rule applies to all teams playing in the Champions League!
Whatever you’re betting on this weekend, be sure to play safe and only gamble what you can afford, and good luck!
This article is written by Dean Etheridge, you can check out his website for more football betting tips and news.