Premier League betting preview: Manchester United out for revenge against Swansea

Aug 27, 2015 |
Wayne Rooney bagged a hat trick against Club Brugge in Champions League action midweek.
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Wayne Rooney bagged a hat trick against Club Brugge in Champions League action midweek.
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The next round of Premier League fixtures is almost upon us. Covers Expert Soccer Authority breaks down what you need to know.
 
Newcastle (+500) Draw (+333) Arsenal (-150)


There's no reason to believe Arsenal won't take maximum points on Saturday. The Gunners have a fantastic record against "Bottom 6" teams away from home.

Arsenal also lead the league (last 20 games) in the 'Team to score first' category. Arsenal have found the back of the net first in 14 of their last 20 games.

Newcastle, meanwhile, are yet to win a game in the Premier League this season (Drawn 2, Lost 1).

Key Stat:
Arsenal have scored an average of 2.3 goals against Newcastle (last 15 games)
Injuries & Suspensions: Arsenal - Wilshere, Welbeck, Rosicky, Mertesacker (questionable). Newcastle -  Sissoko (questionable)

 
Chelsea (-250) Draw (+420) Crystal Palace (+1000)

There's no question that Chelsea's defense is not what it was last season. The Londoners rank among the worst defenses in the Premier League with seven  goals conceded in three games.

Crystal Palace pose a real threat to Chelsea this Saturday. The Eagles have already notched up two wins from their first three games with wins over Norwich and Aston Villa.

Key Stat: Crystal Palace have beaten Chelsea only once in the last 24 years (16 games)
Injuries & Suspensions: Chelsea - John Terry, Oscar. Crystal Palace - Mile Jedinak, Wickham (questionable)
 
 
Manchester City (-400) Draw (+650) Watford (+1400)

As the odds suggest, this game should be very one-sided. Man City have a fantastic record of 13 wins from 14 games against newly promoted teams and have won seven of their last eight home games 'To Nil' (Without conceding a goal).

Key stat: Watford have failed to score a goal in their last 247 minutes of soccer (All competitions)

Those of you who can bet on Manchester City 'To win to Nil' should take advantage (+110) on most books.

Injuries & Suspensions: Manchester City -
Fernando, Pablo Zabaleta. Watford - Miguel Britos, Lloyd Doyley

 
Swansea (+270) Draw (+250) Manchester United (+125)

Manchester United are fresh off a 7-1 aggregate win over Club Brugge in the Champions League and their talisman Wayne Rooney got off the mark for the season with a hat-trick so confidence is sky high.

However, Swansea have caused Man United a lot of problems recently. Last season the Swans took six points with a 2-1 win in Old Trafford and another 2-1 victory in Liberty Stadium.

Key Stat: Manchester United have kept a clean sheet (shut-out) in their last four Premier League games.
Injuries & Suspension: Swansea - None. Manchester United - Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo (Doubtful)
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