Premier League Matchweek 7 Betting Preview
The Premier League action continues this weekend, with interesting fixtures at both end of the league table. At present, there is very little separating the teams at the top of the league, while the teams in the relegation battle will be anxious to get a first win of the season.
Manchester United vs Arsenal
There isn’t much doubt about the biggest game taking place this weekend, as both Manchester United and Arsenal will be looking for vital points to close the gap on the teams currently in the top four. These two sides were typically fighting for the league title, which meant that this fixture was one of the most viciously contested. However, while these teams aren’t fighting for the league title in this modern era, there is still no love lost between the great rivals.
Manchester United will be hoping to end their worse run of home form since 1972, as they haven’t won in their opening three home matches. There was more Old Trafford frustration for the Red Devils in their last fixture at home against Chelsea, as Marcus Rashford had the best of the chances in the 0-0 draw.
The heroic English striker saw an excellent effort saved in the final minutes by Edouard Mendy. Edinson Cavani also made his United debut in the draw, and almost scored with his first touch in the famous red shirt.
Arsenal Looking to Find Form
Arsenal’s early-season optimism has now vanished as they have lost their last two in the Premier League. The Gunners haven’t scored in either of these two matches, as they were beaten 1-0 by both Manchester City and Leicester City. It was once again Jamie Vardy that ruined Arsenal’s party at the Emirates as he scored the winner late in the game.
Manchester United will be looking for their 100th win against Arsenal this weekend, but they haven’t beaten the Gunners in the Premier League since 2018. Arsenal have won two of the previous three, with the last two meetings at Old Trafford ending in draws. It could be another draw at the Theatre of Dreams for these two famous rivals.
Fulham vs West Bromwich Albion
The biggest match at the bottom of the Premier League this weekend will see two of the newly promoted sides battling for a first win of the season. It already looks set to be a long season ahead for both clubs, but they will be keen to end their wait without a top-flight win at Craven Cottage on Monday evening.
The pressure on Scott Parker is already building after six games this season, as the club are without a win and have lost on five occasions already.
Only West Brom have conceded as many goals as Fulham so far this season, and Parker’s side will come into this match having lost four of their previous five games. Their most recent defeat was against Crystal Palace, with Tom Cairney scoring a late consolation for the home side on that occasion.
Fulham’s Chance to Bag First Win
The Baggies have fared slightly better than the playoff winners, as they have lost just three of their six games and have picked up three draws. West Brom have picked up two points from a possible six recently, as they have drawn against Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Baggies fought back against Brighton to claim a first away point of the season, with Karlan Grant scoring his first goal for his new club. However, Slaven Bilic’s frustration has been building this week, as he was left irritated with the club’s decision to sell Ahmed Hegazi.
West Brom haven’t beaten Fulham in ten years, with six of the last eight meetings between the sides ending in draws. There have also been four straight draws between the sides. However, it’s looking like Fulham could get a first win of the season here to ease pressure on Parker.