The Premier League heads into the international break with three more matches on Sunday as six sides look to pick up three points which even this early in the season will make a big difference to their outlook when the league returns in a couple of weeks.
As with last Sunday, two of the three matches will be shown as part of the ‘Super Sunday’ programme in the UK while there are various ways of keeping on top of all the action in the other match in the afternoon.
Burnley vs Leeds United (14.00 – Sky Main Event & Sky Premier League)
The televised action on Sunday begins at Turf Moor where Burnley go in search of their first points of the season when they host a Leeds United side who are only one point better off themselves, albeit having had arguably tougher fixtures.
Burnley have suffered defeats to Brighton and Liverpool to open up their campaign. The latter won’t really worry them but the former might have done. Leeds have been wiped out by Manchester United but got what looks like a creditable draw against Everton last time out and they may well continue to find their stride here in a match I expect Marcelo Bielsa’s men to win. You wouldn’t necessarily think Turf Moor would be a place Leeds thrive but they won 4-0 here last season and I’m already very much concerned about the amount of chances Burnley are conceding. Brighton had eight shots on target against them and with all due respect to Brighton, Leeds are a level on from an attacking point of view. Burnley haven’t exactly been thriving with their own attacking prowess and might need reinforcements between now and Tuesday to be safe this season. They won’t come before this match though so I expect a Leeds win here.
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Watford (14.00)
The match away from the television cameras in the UK on Sunday is yet another London derby as Tottenham Hotspur host Watford in a battle of two North London outfits who have started life very differently this season.
Spurs have won their first two matches as well as having progressed in Europe in midweek while Watford have a win over Aston Villa in which they were clinging on at the end having originally led 3-0 and then they were tamely beaten by an ok Brighton side but one who have only been that so far. If Tottenham didn’t use up too much of their resources on Thursday night I would expect them to win this but Nuno’s Wolves side had chronic issues breaking down low blocks and his Spurs side will face one for the first time here. That and the fact they only played Thursday is enough to put me off betting in this one.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United (16.30 – Sky Main Event & Sky Premier League)
The final match of the weekend comes from Molineux where Wolverhampton Wanderers will go in search of their first points of the campaign when they welcome a Manchester United side who have been buoyed by the return home of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Were he to be on the pitch in this match, Ronaldo would be at home with all the Portuguese players in the opposition but he won’t be playing in this one so Wolves are spared having to take him on at least. United looked a bit flat at Southampton last weekend but the arrival of CR7 must surely have sorted that out. Wolves haven’t been as bad as their results suggest but they are still to find a goal this term and until that happens they are unbackable. I’m not rushing to back United though so I’ll sit this out too.
Back Leeds United (-0.25AH) to beat Burnley for a 3/10 stake at 1.94 with BetVictor
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