The second weekend in the Premier League continues on Sunday afternoon when another three matches are played out on what looks like being a decent day of football in the top flight with six competitive sides on show.
Two of the three matches are live on TV as part of the ‘Super Sunday’ programme and there will be plenty of updates on the broadcast and in various other places from the match which isn’t a part of that coverage.
Southampton vs Manchester United (14.00 – Sky Main Event & Sky Premier League)
The opening match of the two on TV sees Southampton playing their first home match of the season when they welcome title contenders Manchester United to St Mary’s Stadium. Saints won’t need reminding of the last time these two squared when United won 9-0 so the hosts could be out for some revenge.
These two sides had very different results last week to start their season. Manchester United walloped Leeds while Southampton were beaten at Everton so it is probably no surprise that United are such short favourites here. It wasn’t all doom and gloom for Southampton last week though. They produced a good opening 45 minutes but couldn’t build on it however they might well come on for the run so to speak. They will need to though because United have the potential to be rampant against anyone. United should win this but they might just be a little short to do so.
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur (14.00)
The match which isn’t being shown live on UK TV on Sunday comes from Molineux where Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Tottenham Hotspur which means a near immediate return for Nuno Espirito Santo which adds a different twist and dynamic to the contest.
Wolves were beaten in their opening match last week when Leicester City got the better of them while the Nuno era at Spurs got started with a victory over the champions. You would think he would know all about the opposition here which will give Tottenham an advantage but whether they have the personnel to take advantage is another question. I’d like to see Wolves again to rubber stamp my opinion of them that they will struggle this term so I’ll sit this one out.
Arsenal vs Chelsea (16.30 – Sky Main Event & Sky Premier League)
The final match of the afternoon comes from the Emirates Stadium where we have a juicy London derby to enjoy as Arsenal host Chelsea in what is probably the pick of the matches in the second weekend of the new campaign.
Arsenal will be looking to make a dramatic improvement on their opening effort last week which was dismal and already has alarm bells ringing. Chelsea were in cruise control against Crystal Palace last week and now have Romelu Lukaku to enter the fray for them so there is a sense that they might be about to go from strength to strength. They certainly have a better platform to start from than Arsenal, who appear to be having issues with Covid-19 to some key attackers, which certainly isn’t ideal. It is hard to know what Arsenal are at the minute and it might take a while for us to find out. We know exactly what Chelsea are about and I expect them to further remind us with a win here.
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