Premier League Treble: Leicester to be pushed all the way by Wolves
This week's edition of the Premier League Treble is a 12/1 shot for Paul Robinson and it kicks off on Merseyside. Here are his selections:
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Saints to be no match for Everton at Goodison
Bet 1: Back Everton @ 10/11 - KO 15:00 BST
The Toffees opened up their season with a creditable point at Molineux, and the argument could be made that they deserved to take all three points.
Marco Silva's side twice led in that game - thanks to two strikes by summer-signing, Richarlison - and they were reduced to 10 men after 40 minutes, with the score at 1-0.
Southampton played the day after and they were involved in a bore-draw at home to Burnley. Mark Hughes' men didn't look too inspiring at St Mary's, and after narrowly avoiding relegation last term, I haven't been impressed by their transfer business.
Last year, Everton won 10 of their 19 matches at Goodison Park and new manager, Silva, is known for his impressive home form. This should be a relatively straightforward win for the hosts.
Steve Rawlings will be backing Everton this afternoon.
Cherries to be brought back down to earth
Bet 2: Back West Ham @ 23/20 - KO 15:00 BST
The Hammers were on the end of the heaviest defeat of the opening weekend as they went down 4-0 at Anfield. Liverpool are strong title contenders this season though, so I wouldn't be put off too much by it, and I believe that they will have a good campaign under Manuel Pellegrini.
Plenty of new faces have been signed over the summer and West Ham looked good in pre-season with a string of victories. They were in and out at the London Stadium last year, but you get the feeling that the fans will afford the team a bit more patience this time.
Bournemouth won their opener, at home to Cardiff City. The scoreline was 2-0, and they even missed a penalty, but the three points didn't look secure until that second goal went in, in the 91st minute.
Eddie Howe's team are now an established Premier League club, but I can't see them doing much better than lower mid-table this year, and they were beaten in nine of their 19 on their travels in the previous campaign.
Simon Mail is also keen on a West Ham win.
Spoils to be shared in the East Midlands
Bet 3: Back The Draw in Leicester v Wolves @ 12/5 - KO 15:00 BST
The hosts lost 2-1 at Old Trafford eight days ago, but they were value for at least a point on the balance of play. I feared for Leicester, following the departure of Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City, but if they play like they did in their opener, they shouldn't have any problems.
It will be interesting to see how Claude Puel approaches this game, especially with his team selection. Jamie Vardy will surely be back in the starting XI, having had another week to recover, but there are other potential changes he could make.
Wolves drew 2-2 with Everton, as touched upon earlier, and while they will have been disappointed not to have started with a win, they played well enough to suggest that the pre-season hype wasn't completely unwarranted.
The star of the show for them was Ruben Neves, as he scored the first and assisted the other, as he ran the game from the middle of the park. A trip to the King Power isn't easy, but Nuno Espírito Santo has enough quality at his disposal for his team to pick up a point.
You can read Andy Schooler's preview of this match here.
2018/19 P/L (1pt each bet)
The Acca pays approximately 12/1
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