The Premier League returns to action with a set of exciting fixtures this weekend following an intriguing inaugural round, and if you can use this betting bonus to get started on placing bets on the games.
From Liverpool’s return to packed out Anfield through Manchester City’s road to redemption to Romelu Lukaku’s reunion with Chelsea, let’s take a look at another mouth-watering Premier League weekend.
Liverpool to hammer Burnley
The weekend’s Premier League action gets underway at Anfield as Liverpool take on out-of-sorts Burnley on Saturday afternoon.
Following a comprehensive 3-0 victory at Carrow Road against newly-promoted Norwich City, the Reds will be aiming to maintain a flying start to the new league season.
Coming into proceedings on the back of a 2-1 home loss to Brighton, the Clarets will have to defy underdog status to pick up their first points in the 2021/22 campaign.
Liverpool won’t have to look beyond last season’s dismal 1-0 loss at Anfield that brought their 68-game unbeaten home league streak to a halt to find motivation.
Before last season’s defeat, the Merseyside giants had gone unbeaten in six consecutive home Premier League matches against Burnley, winning four while drawing the other two.
Therefore, Liverpool should have no problems overcoming Sean Dyche’s side at sold-out Anfield.
Manchester City to issue a warning to other title contenders after a sluggish start
Denied for the services of several key first-team players, Manchester City succumbed to a narrow 1-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur on Matchday 1.
Pep Guardiola’s men looked toothless in the attacking third last weekend, creating very few scoring chances, and will have a point to prove at the Etihad on Saturday.
Norwich’s visit comes as a blessing for the reigning champions, considering they have won their last three Premier League encounters at home by an aggregate score of 14-1.
Despite conquering the Championship in emphatic fashion last season, the Canaries seem likely to confirm their status of the archetypal ‘yo-yo’ club this time around.
A 3-0 thumping at the hands of Liverpool on the opening weekend, coupled with an uneventful summer transfer window, indicates that Daniel Farke’s men will face an uphill task to ensure Premier League survival this season.
Norwich fans might still have nightmarish flashbacks to their last Premier League season, as their beloved side managed a win ratio of just 13.16% en route to suffering painful relegation.
Romelu Lukaku to mark his Premier League return with a bang
Two years since leaving Manchester United as one of the biggest flops in the club’s recent history, Romelu Lukaku returns to the Premier League as one of the fiercest strikers in Europe’s top-five divisions.
The 28-year-old underwent quite a renaissance at Inter Milan over the past two years, helping the Nerazzurri end Juventus’ nine-year tenure in Serie A last season.
Lukaku’s eye-catching performances in Italy have earned him a blockbuster £97.5m return to Stamford Bridge this summer as he prepares to make his second debut for Chelsea against bitter rivals Arsenal on Sunday.
After failing to leave a mark during his first stint in west London, the Belgium international will be keen to impress this time around and prove his doubters wrong.
Lukaku is expected to lead the line when Thomas Tuchel’s men meet Arsenal at the Emirates in an all-London Premier League match-up this weekend.
The Gunners’ defensive woes were widely exposed in their league opener last weekend when they went down 2-0 to the competition debutants Brentford.
Given Lukaku’s scoring prowess and the heavy machinery behind him, Ben White and co could be starting at another traumatic evening on Sunday.