Liverpool v Crystal Palace
The two goal return of Luis Suarez helped lift Liverpool to second in the table and got a lot of people excited about their title hopes in the process.
But as Yosemite Sam would have said, "Whoa there, whoa!". Let's keep some kind of perspective here. For this was merely Sunderland they beat. A club currently in total disarray.
If we must judge Liverpool, let's do so by looking at the bigger picture. And a mere glance at their home record is all that's needed to realise Brendan Rogers' team are nowhere near as ferocious as last week's victory might suggest.
Their three home fixtures to date have produced just three goals between them. On their travels, Liverpool have benefited from their opponent's need to take the initiative. But at Anfield, visiting teams have been happy to come and play defensively, safe in the knowledge that Liverpool will struggle to break them down. And in Southampton's case, that tactic even earned them victory.
Don't make the mistake either, of thinking that Crystal Palace will be a pushover. Four of their six Premier League games have been low-scoring. And even Manchester United, playing at Old Trafford, failed to put more than two goals past them.
Back Under 2.5 goals @ 2.6813/8
Sunderland v Manchester United
Poor Sunderland. Winless, managerless and bottom of the table, the last thing they probably need right now is a visit from a wounded Manchester United.
Sunderland aren't out for the count. The season has only just begun. But they are certainly on the ropes and taking a pounding. With just one point to their name, they already find themselves four points adrift of safety. The Mackems have no time to waste, they simply have to go looking for wins.
The big problem for them though, is that being attacking will only further expose their so-far hopeless defence. Sunderland have conceded goals to all six of their opponents this season. And things have been getting worse, with the last four teams they've played, including Crystal Palace and West Brom, all putting three goals past them.
For Manchester United, a visit to the Stadium of Light really could provide a ray of welcome sunshine. Their home loss to West Brom last week was nothing short of shocking. It left United in the unfamiliar territory of midtable and manager David Moyes looking out of his depth. That could all soon be forgotten though if United can come up with a big win this week, and I think that's exactly what Moyes will be aiming for.
Back Over 2.5 goals @ 1.9210/11
Southampton v Swansea
If these two sides continue playing the way they have been, then making a profit on this match should be as simple as getting Fergie to chew gum.
Southampton have conceded just one goal during their three home matches. Swansea have conceded only one goal in three away games. We're looking at two strong defensive units here. And neither has any reason to change their cautious ways.
The Saints, at 6th in the table, are currently outperforming all expectations. So there's no pressure on them, even at home. They'll just keep doing what they've been doing so well until now, which is grinding out the wins. And it's an approach, take note, which has seen all six of their league games end low-scoring.
Swansea meanwhile aren't flying so high. But at 13th in the table, they could be doing much worse. Away from home they'll have plenty of respect for the Saints and will continue with their traditional gameplan when on the road, which is to keep things tight. It's an approach that's served them well, with the Swans still unbeaten away from home.
Don't expect an early breakthrough in this game, and whatever the result, the number of goals should stay low.
Back Under 2.5 goals @ 1.9620/21
West Brom v Arsenal
Arsenal have scored eight times in their three away games this season. This is no fluke, but merely a logical result of the attacking style that Arsene Wenger has adopted. From the start of pre-season, up until now, the Gunners have played 16 games in total. Not once have they failed to score. In short, the goals just keep coming and nobody can stop them. They don't ease up on opponents either, having scored at least three goals in half of their league games so far.
It's not as if teams aren't being given a chance though. Five of Arsenal's six league opponents have managed to score against them. Wenger's side are anything but perfect at the back, but because of their wealth of attacking talent they've simply been able to outgun their opponents each time.
So will West Brom be able to break that run and thwart Arsenal's attacking efforts? Not likely, judging by their efforts so far. The Baggies have already lost to both Southampton and Swansea at the Hawthorns, although the recent wins over Sunderland and Man Utd do suggest that they could make this game interesting.
Back Over 2.5 goals @ 1.664/6