The first midweek round of matches in the Premier League this season gets underway with a couple of intriguing fixtures on Tuesday night as both ends of the table are under the spotlight across the course of the evening.
If you want to sit down and watch the action on the box then have no fear as Amazon Prime are covering all 10 matches this week beginning with these two so if you have a couple of devices you’ll be able to watch both games.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Burnley (19.30)
The opening match of the week comes from Molineux where Wolverhampton Wanderers will be looking to pick up another three points at home when they host a Burnley side who are looking to follow up their emphatic win over Sheffield United at the weekend.
Wolves have started the season much better than many would have expected them to but they have slipped up against a couple of the lower teams in the league, losing at Sheffield United and only getting a draw at Luton and even in a couple of games they won they had to turn things around at Bournemouth and needed a late winner at Everton. They appear to be a team who are much more comfortable as underdogs rather than favourites and that is even without bringing their awful record with VAR decisions into the mix. Burnley don’t look a particularly good side as favourites or underdogs really but if they are not buoyed by a 5-0 win at the weekend they never will be and they’ll probably see this as a match which they can target a result from. That would mean both teams will think they can win this and as a result I fancy it is one where we will see plenty of goals. Burnley finally kept a clean sheet on Saturday but Sheffield United lost the focal point of their attack halfway through the first half. They are missing Jordan Beyer for this one so their defence could be got at. I think the Wolves one can certainly be attacked and if Burnley feel this is a game they can win they might send more men forward to attempt to do it. I see no reason why we don’t get an open game here and unless there are stacks of missed chances I think we go over 2.5 goals here.
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Luton Town vs Arsenal (20.15)
A battle for the ages forms the second match of the night as Luton Town play host to the league leaders for the second time this season having previously hosted Tottenham Hotspur when they were at the summit earlier in the campaign. This time it is their arch-rivals Arsenal who will be the visitors to Kenilworth Road.
Arsenal make the short trip up the M1 with just one defeat all season and they will be expected to maintain that particular record when they go to Kenilworth Road. Luton have been competitive at home this term though, as many expected they would be in their quirky and quaint environment which they use to their advantage so well. Tottenham and Liverpool have both been to Kenilworth Road with the former only winning 1-0, the only time prior to their run of injuries that they failed to score twice in a game, and the latter left with a 1-1 draw which they needed an injury time goal to rescue. While Arsenal are top of the table they aren’t wiping the floor with teams. Only once this season have they won an away game by more than a goal and Luton are yet to lose at home by more than a goal so the +2 Asian lines on the home side look way too high, however Luton have a couple of defensive doubts that I would need to know are playing before I commit to the home side. There is a bet that stands out though and that is for Arsenal to have more than 17.5 shots. As good as Luton are at home they are giving up a lot of shots this season. Crystal Palace managed 16 here a week ago while prior to that Liverpool had 24, Tottenham had 15, 12 of which was in the first half before they were reduced to 10 men shortly before half time, and even Burnley had 14 here. Arsenal are going to see as much of the ball as they want and with no Marvelous Nakamba shielding the home defence and a couple of key defenders doubtful it is hard to see Arsenal not registering 18 shots of some kind in this one.
Back Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Burnley – Over 2.5 goals for a 3/10 stake at 2.08 with Bet365
Back Arsenal – Over 17.5 match shots for a 3/10 stake at 1.80 with Bet365