SUNDAY PREMIER LEAGUE: The Striker previews Sunday’s two matches between BOURNEMOUTH v CHELSEA and EVERTON v ARSENAL both with a recommended BETDAQ bet.

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2pm We have a fascinating Super Sunday on BETDAQ Betting Exchange in the Premier League as we return after the International Break. We have two sides who look like they’ll be in the relegation battle this season at home, and two big London clubs away. I’m sure the Chelsea and Arsenal double will be a popular bet this weekend, but will one of them let everyone down? We start the day with Bournemouth hosting Chelsea, and you have to say this is a game Chelsea need to win. Morale seemed very high in their first game under Mauricio Pochettino when they drew 1-1 with Liverpool, but since then they have looked more like the old Chelsea. Losses against West Ham and then shockingly at home to Nottingham Forest have left Chelsea in the bottom half of the table – where they finished last season! It’s very early days in the season of course, but it looks like they’ll come up short of the Top Four again this season. To be honest, the squad of players doesn’t look up to standard at the moment. They have a trigger happy owner too; interesting times ahead! Pochettino won’t be unhappy with the xG figures in my opinion, but they need to start taking their chances and simply have to stop conceding sloppy goals. They had the same issues under Thomas Tuchel.

How many managers do Chelsea have to go through with the same problems before the players start taking some responsibility? I suppose that’s not the times we live in! Chelsea come into this game trading as the odds on favourites, they are currently 1.78 with Bournemouth 4.8 and the draw is 4.2 at the time of writing. Chelsea only managed an xG of 1.49 at home to Nottingham Forest prior to the International Break and that performance alone would put me off the 1.78 here. That simply isn’t good enough, especially against a side who were so poor away from home last season and had conceded three times to Manchester United after taking a 2-0 lead too. I’m happy to stay out of the match odds market here because Bournemouth are hardly playing like a side who’d want to support either. They have shown signs at times, but they have been conceding a lot of chances – they’re average xG conceded is already nearly 2.0 which is a bad sign for the season! Both sides clearly have issues at the back, and I feel we’ll see chances at both ends of the pitch especially with Bournemouth having home advantage. Both Teams To Score is trading 1.69 and that looks like a nice option.

The Striker Says:
Two points win Both Teams To Score at 1.69 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.

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4.30pm Things don’t get any easier for Everton as they host Arsenal. It’s been a terrible start to the season for the Toffees and they already seem certain to be involved in the relegation battle. The betting markets have Luton Town and Sheffield United trading decent odds on to get relegated this season, but next in line are Everton. They aren’t trading odds on like the other two, but you have to say they have a battle on their hands. Sean Dyche comes across like he feels that he hasn’t been supported by the owners in the transfer market, but Everton do have injuries too. Things might get better if they had a fully fit squad. It’s very early in the season but the loss here against Wolves and then the draw with Sheffield United are poor results. It won’t be losses against the likes of Arsenal here or Manchester City that relegate them; it will be those results against the weaker sides. Their other losses have come against Fulham and Aston Villa, so it’s not like they have had a difficult fixture list either. They now face Arsenal, Brentford, Brighton, West Ham, Liverpool and Manchester United all before the end of November. Then Newcastle, Chelsea, Spurs and Manchester City before we finish the year – it could be a poor Christmas for Everton fans this season! After sitting top of the table last Christmas, one wonders where Arsenal will be this season. They were already two points behind Manchester City with a draw against Fulham and to be honest I feel like the title race could be over early this season.

We had high drama between Arsenal and Manchester United prior to the International Break – as I said in my Saturday preview, the Premier League is a game of very fine margins – if United’s “goal” was ruled onside by the barest of margins we might be having a different conversation! In fairness to Arsenal, they scored a tonne of late goals last season to pull games out of the fire and they did it again. They are heavy odds on favourites to win here; currently trading 1.56 at the time of writing with Everton 6.4 and the draw is 4.8. Arsenal have an average xG of close to 2.0 already this season and they are only one of two sides prior to this weekend who have an average xG conceded of less than one, the other being Manchester City. You simply can’t knock those figures, and they should get the job done here. They are worth supporting at 1.56 to beat a very average Everton side. We all remember the Everton who competed for European spots under David Moyes etc, but Everton have been very average for a while now and this should be a one way traffic win for Arsenal who have been very solid away from home under Arteta. The 1.56 is a very confident bet.

The Striker Says:
Four points win Arsenal to beat Everton at 1.56 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.

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