Football: Premier League Gameweek 2 | Europe | EFL | Best Bets

4 min

Ryan Cahill summarises all the picks from this week’s football podcast featuring the dream team of Mark O’Haire and Adrian Clarke…

The opening weekend of the Premier League felt all too familiar, Manchester City home and hosed by Half-Time, Liverpool and Chelsea locked in a stalemate once more and Manchester United grinding out an undeserved 3 points.

However, there is no time for reflection as the week 2 slate rapidly approaches and looks great on paper with a tantalising Saturday night doubleheader on Sky.

The lads were in mid-season form already in week 1, with both best bets landing with ease. Special mention goes to Adrian, who hit 5/7 podcast winners last week, including his 7.8 Long-shot on Fulham & U2.5 vs Everton!

Adrian Clarke’s Best Bet

Adrian’s best bet leads us to the County Ground on Friday evening as Nottingham Forest entertain Sheffield United.

Going to the well with an Anti-Sheffield angle in week 1 proved a masterstroke for Adrian, and if it’s not broke, don’t fix it!

Adrian expects a Forest side who showed courage in defeat at the Emirates last week to heap the misery on the Blades.

Recommended Bet: Nottingham Forest To Win vs Sheffield United (1.94)

Mark O’Haire’s Best Bet

Mark’s best bet is a Scandinavian double this week!

After finding Scandanavia a happy hunting ground during his Summer Insights articles, he has encompassed them into his podcast best bet this week.

He is expecting the current second-place sides in both Norway and Sweden to be too much for struggling opposition, and at a price above Evens, that’s more than good enough for Mark!

Recommended Bet:  Viking FK and BK Hacken Both to Win (2.02)

Tottenham vs Man Utd (Sat 17:30)

  • Mark – Tottenham +0.25 (1.83)
  • Adrian – Man Utd TT Over 1.5 Goals (1.9)

Man City vs Newcastle (Sat 20:00)

  • Mark – Newcastle +1 (1.89)
  • Adrian – Newcastle +1 (1.89)

West Ham vs Chelsea (Sun 16:30)

  • Mark – BTTS YES (1.79)
  • Adrian – Chelsea and Under 4.5 (2,34)

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal (MNF 20:00)

  • Mark – Arsenal and Under 4.5 (1.87)
  • Adrian – Arsenal and BTTS NO (2,66)

EFL Bets

  • Adrian – Portsmouth & BTTS NO v Cheltenham (2.25) 
  • Adrian – Crewe v Walsall Over 2.5 (2.05)

European Bets

  • Mark – Leverkusen vs Leipzig – Over 2.5 (1.80)
  • Mark – Lens vs Rennes – Over 2.5 (1.80)

Best Long-Shots

  • Mark – Montpellier and BTTS YES vs Lyon (7.8)
  • Adrian – Plymouth and BTTS YES v Southampton (7,2)

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