Opening day was filled with controversy and leisure. So, what does Gameweek 2 have in retailer for us?
The Premier League is again and the sporting world is all the higher for it.
Every week of the season, BestofBets will showcase the decide of the crop every weekend, so what takes high billing this time round? And what are the newest Premier League betting odds?
Manchester Metropolis vs Newcastle United, Etihad Stadium, Saturday (8pm BST)
It’s two from two for Newcastle in BestofBets’ sport of the week.
Final day trip they delivered a press release of intent to thrash Aston Villa 5-1 – in what many thought could be a closely-fought contest.
Eddie Howe has added some severe firepower to one of many league’s meanest defences. Alexander Isak was razor-sharp final week, notching two targets, whereas Sandro ‘Toonali’ acquired the dream debut after his arrival from AC Milan, scoring inside six minutes.
Can the Magpies inflict an early dent into Manchester Metropolis’s hopes of a fourth straight title?
‘The followers have a brand new hero in Tonali.’ 🇮🇹
Dwell footage from Newcastle’s coaching floor forward of Saturday’s journey to Man Metropolis 🎥 pic.twitter.com/f1AqW7GqBV
— Sky Sports activities Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 15, 2023
Haaland v Botman
The league’s premier striker in opposition to one in every of its most underrated, but efficient, centre-backs needs to be a battle for the ages.
Botman has the scale and power to take care of Haaland, and previously 12 months he’s taken to the Premier League like a duck to water.
But, the Norwegian objective machine began the season in ominous kind final weekend, bagging a brace to see off Burnley. And he seems hungry for extra.
Grealish v Trippier
The all-England battle on Metropolis’s left, and Newcastle’s proper, needs to be good to observe.
Trippier is the Geordies’ Mr. Reliable. Hardly something will get previous him – besides £100m Grealish would possibly.
The low-socked, slaloming Metropolis No.10 is now at house in sky blue and doing Pep Guardiola’s bidding with delight. Trippier should be on his mettle to maintain Grealish at bay on Saturday night time.
Altering the report
The one factor standing in Newcastle’s means this weekend is their appalling report at Eastlands.
Metropolis have gained the previous eight house matches in opposition to the lads in black and white, by an mixture rating of 30 targets to a few. The Magpies have been walloped on nearly each go to down the M1 and M62.
Even their sole victory was within the League Cup. It’s a must to return to September 2000 for Newcastle’s most up-to-date league win away at Metropolis; the Etihad wasn’t even constructed.
However issues are completely different now, underneath Howe. Final season’s 3-3 draw at house to Metropolis will breathe confidence into the Toon Military, who will journey down in numbers on a balmy Saturday night in Manchester.
🔙 on the grind! pic.twitter.com/R6K4JszPP2
— Manchester Metropolis (@ManCity) August 17, 2023
Premier League betting: No worth in Metropolis win
A Metropolis win is 4/6 with bookmakers Bet365, which represents little to no worth.
Much more attention-grabbing are the chances of a Newcastle win (4/1) or a draw (3/1).
It’s at all times hazardous betting in opposition to Metropolis on the Etihad Stadium, but when they’re ever going to slide up, it could possibly be in an early season conflict in opposition to in-form Newcastle.
Discover extra Premier League betting odds right here.