Free betting picks
Preston have done relatively well in home games this season, while Arsenal are going through a deep slump in form at the moment. On top of that we can expect a young Gunners’ side to take the field at Deepdale on Saturday evening. And many of them will be keen to impress the manager for a place in the first team.
Preston are in no sorts of pressure coming into this tie. But they have a history of failure against Premier League sides in the past few cup games. So, it will be beneficial to back Arsenal to win this tie.
We’ll back the Andalusians to build on fine attacking displays from the last couple of fixtures and pick up a victory in the season opener in front of their fans.
Dries Mertens grabbed a goal in Napoli’s 2-0 win, thus continuing his great form from last season. Don’t be surprised to see him open his Serie A account here as well. Hellas Verona look set to be in for a rough ride, as Napoli have won three out of four trips to this ground and will be full of confidence after effectively booking their spot in the group stages of this season’s Champions League.
The quality is clearly on Atletico’s side, but we don’t see the value in the 4/9 odds offered on the away win since the team from Madrid dropped plenty of points on the road in the last term of Primera.
This could be a very interesting game. For starters, Juventus have seen both Bonucci and Dani Alves, two important facets of their defense depart, whilst they have brought in several new faces. Douglas Costa and Mattia De Sciglio are amongst those likely to be in the starting XI for Allegri, and Juventus have a very strong record at their home ground. There’s no reason for them not to pick up all three points, but given that they are still coming to grips with their changed back-line, Cagliari may be able to grab a goal here.
Teams could play with much more freedom than in their opening day. Anyhow, Leicester is the team to back here. Under Craig Shakesphere, the Foxes finished last season with 5 wins and a draw from 7 matches. They average 2.5 goals in the process. With Vardy and co in fine form, Brighton must wait a bit longer for their first Premier League win in 25 years.