Matchweek three in the Premier League begins with just three clubs still boasting 100% records. Last season’s 1-2 Manchester City and Arsenal are among them, but both trail Roberto De Zerbi’s effervescent Brighton and Hove Albion in the standings.
The Seagulls feature among our latest selection of EPL predictions and could bring back home the final leg of a 66/1 accumulator if you back all four of our picks to do the business.
Premier League matchweek three predictions
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New Tottenham talisman to turn creator again at the Vitality
Only six players managed more EPL assists than James Maddison’s nine last season, which is an impressive return given he was representing a Leicester side doomed to relegation.
The 26-year-old has already added a further two to his collection this season and should have every chance of laying on more goals for his new Tottenham teammates away to Bournemouth, who have conceded an average 20 shots per game in the league so far this season.
Parity the play as inseparable London clubs reconvene
Since Brentford returned to the top flight for the first time since 1946/47 two seasons ago they’ve drawn all four of their meetings with Crystal Palace. The sides played out a brace of 0-0’s in the 2021/22 campaign, while both their clashes last term ended up 1-1 thanks to late Bees equalisers.
Palace have looked solid in defence and artful, albeit lacking end product in attack in their first two games of the campaign. Brentford were beneficiaries of a tame Tim Ream sending off in beating Fulham last time out and should find their latest cross capital adversaries much tougher to topple.
Layers wrong to expect goals given United’s recent form
Over 2.5 match goals in Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest is priced up at just 1/2, yet the form book tells a contrary tale. Some 12 of United’s last 15 Premier League games have seen under 2.5 goals.
The Red Devils have been pretty toothless in two outings so far this term, conjuring just one strike from meetings with Wolves and Tottenham. Forest, meanwhile, mustered a division-low 11 road goals last season and failed to score against Erik Ten Hag’s side in 2-0 home and away losses.
Buoyant Brighton can claim another comfortable win
League leaders Brighton have enjoyed a brace of 4-1 victories to start off the campaign. West Ham will offer a sterner test than Luton or Wolves but they’re still expected to come up well short at the AMEX.
The Seagulls beat West Ham by an aggregate of 6-0 across two Premier League games last season, winning the most recent of them 4-0 on the south coast in March. Another win by a margin of two- plus looks certain, with the hosts boasting comfortably the division’s best average xG (2.61)