Sevilla to make it two from two
Bet 1: Back Sevilla @ 7/5 – KO 19:00 BST
Eric Lamela has joined Sevilla from Spurs, and he scored twice on his La Liga debut in a 3-0 win over Rayo Vallecano. Today they travel to Getafe, and I am expecting another three points for Julen Lopetegui’s men.
The hosts were beaten 1-0 at Valencia on the opening weekend, and they only finished 15th last season. They won just three of their final 20 matches, and Michel has been brought in as manager.
The visitors finished fourth last year, only nine points behind the winners. They won 10 of their 19 on the road, and they did the double over Getafe.
No clean sheets in Italy
Bet 2: Back BTTS in Sampdoria v AC Milan @ 4/6 – KO 19:45 BST
Sampdoria finished ninth in Serie A last season, but it wasn’t enough to keep Claudio Ranieri at the club, and he didn’t renew his contract.
Roberto D’Aversa has joined from Parma, and he opened up his tenure with a 3-2 victory over a Serie B side in the Coppa Italia.
AC Milan finished as runners-up to Inter last term, and Stefano Pioli will be aiming to go one better this year.
They did exceptionally well on their travels, winning 16 of their 19 outings, and they racked up 43 goals in the process.
Foxes to win again
Bet 3: Back Leicester @ 9/5 – KO 20:00 BST
There was only one point between West Ham and Leicester last season, but it was the Hammers that won both of the matches between the two.
I am siding with the Foxes on this occasion though, as 9/5 is just too big to refuse. Brendan Rodgers’ men beat Man City in the Community Shield and then saw off Wolves in their opening Premier League game – all without conceding a goal.
West Ham took advantage of some terrible defending from Newcastle in a 4-2 victory at St James’ Park, but this will be much tougher, and I think that the visitors are overpriced.