The International Break may indeed be the fortnight which really shows off world football at it’s finest, with the best players fighting for their nation on the world stage.
But it’s much less fun for the punter right??It’s nothing like the domestic leagues, and the big boys are back in action this week as the Premier League returns in full flight.
Here’s three tips for the weekend we’re hoping can turn us all a profit!
Southampton vs Leeds
Out of all the teams to experience second season syndrome, Leeds were probably one of the more unlikely chances.
But after a tough start to the season, they face a Southampton side that will ensure they are up against it from the get-go.
Leeds are in 16th with just the one win over Watford before the International Break, but are actually two points and one position ahead of Southampton.
So why are we tipping the Saints to net their first win of the season?
Patrick Bamford is almost ruled out of the clash at St Mary’s, and Raphinha is extremely unlikely after starting and scoring twice for Brazil in his full debut.
You feel that Southampton are building, after a great point at the Etihad and a performance worthy of some points at Chelsea, which may have occurred before that questionable red card to James Ward-Prowse.
Southampton are deserved favourites given the ground and team news, and we expect them to defeat Leeds here.
Remember the draw no bet option means that your bet will be voided if this match ends in draw.
Selection: Draw No Bet Southampton @ 1.72
Leicester vs Manchester United
Similar to one of our expert tips this week, we’ll be taking goals galore in Manchester United’s trip to the King Power this weekend.
Instead of the over 2.5, we’ll take over 3.5 as our value pick, and as our tipster has stated, there’s a few reasons why this could be one of the games of the season.
Leicester has scored two goals in three of their last five games, and have showed they have no issue finding the net this season.
What really has left them unstuck this season is their defence. This is why they are 13th in the league and well off the pace.
Manchester United on the other hand have been a mixed bag, and with Cristiano Ronaldo up front, it will be hard to see them not finding the net.
But where this game could be won and lost is the United defence that is seemingly depleted.
It will be a very much makeshift back four that lines up at the King Power, with Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane out with injury.
There’s starpower all across both attacking thirds, and with two suspect defences lining up, this could be a high scoring one.
Selection: Over 3.5 goals @ 2.75
Brentford vs Chelsea
Now this is one for the team news, as it is likely Timo Werner will start, making this selection appropriate, but could be even better if Romelu Lukaku does indeed miss to injury.
The quick German starred for Germany in their latest 4-0 win in the World Cup Qualifiers, scoring two goals in the space of three minutes, as well as linking up in Germany’s attack countless times over the break, being involved in chance after chance.
In Chelsea’s last game against Southampton, Timo scored one, had another disallowed (in crazy circumstances) and could have had more, it was one of his best games in a Chelsea shirt.
The arrival of Romelu Lukaku has lit a fire in the belly of Timo – he has been having impact on games from the bench of whenever he is starting, and you just think he is about to show the form that got him this high profile move to Chelsea.
I would take this bet if he starts, and would take it again if he plays alone up front.
Selection: Timo Werner anytime goalscorer @ 3.05