Southampton v Everton (Saturday, 12:45, BT Sport 1)
Everton have failed to score in each of their last three visits to St Mary's
You have to look back over a decade to find the previous occasion that Everton netted away to Southampton - the fact that Marcus Bent got the goal further illustrating how long ago it was. They have played four-and-a-half hours of fruitless football at St Mary's since the hosts' 2012 top-tier return.
Another blank has to be expected because it is harder to pick holes in the Saints' defence right now than at any prior point in that period. Ronald Koeman's men have shut out four of their most recent six guests, and were breached just 13 times in 19 home league matches last season.
Recommended Bet: Back Southampton to keep a clean sheet @ 2.56/4
Crystal Palace v Arsenal (Sunday, 13:30, Sky Sports 1)
Crystal Palace have been beaten in each of their last five Premier League encounters with the Gunners
Arsenal may have got it horribly wrong against West Ham last weekend, but several trends suggest that there is absolutely no need to panic.
For starters, they recovered with a victory on each of the past three occasions that they lost their Premier League opener, including two years ago when a home reverse to claret-and-blue-clad Aston Villa was brushed aside with a 3-1 triumph away to another capital club in Fulham.
The Gunners were also far better on the road than at the Emirates at the close of 2014/15, taking 16 points from a possible 18 on their springtime travels compared to 11 in north London. Combine that with their excellent record against Crystal Palace detailed overhead and they look a hell of a bet.
Recommended Bet: Back Arsenal to win @ 1.774/5
Manchester City v Chelsea (Sunday, 16:00, Sky Sports 1)
The last time that Chelsea lost a league game in the month of August was back in 2006
Even in this era of constant revision and re-evaluation, it is remarkable how rapidly opinion has changed on the Premier League title race. Chelsea were firm frontrunners all pre-season, with Man City perceived to be losing ground.
A home draw with ten men for the champions and a 3-0 stroll for the Citizens against a West Brom side that committed tactical suicide according to their own manager saw them swap places and has seen Manuel Pellegrini's team be positioned as near-evens favourites for these three points.
However, the pair have clashed four times in the league under their current managers and Man City haven't come close to winning once. They were defeated twice in their title-lifting 2013/14 and haven't led for a single second of the 21,600 minutes that they have contested in that timeframe.
Recommended Bet: Lay Man City to win @ 2.186/5