Premier League Saturday: Liverpool, Everton hope to keep hot start going, while Manchester City needs goals
I hate to say it, but Liverpool looked decent last week in its opening Premier League contest against newcomers Norwich City.
The Reds are one of what looks like a big four (Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United) that should be near the top of the table all season. Liverpool will face Burnley in the early kickoff Saturday.
Burnley looked great in the first half last week against Brighton & Hove Albion, making the visitors look like a relegation side. But then, Graham Potter's Seagulls turned into 1973 Ajax in the second half, and showed why Brighton is everyone's favorite neutral club.
Everton will travel to face a Leeds United team that was EMBARRASSED (lost 5-1, could have been 8) for a second-straight season at Old Trafford in its World Cup Final. People are expecting a response from Leeds here, but Everton might be a good side, and the value there is pretty high.
Finally, Harry Kane-less Manchester City struggled to do much last week in its 1-0 loss to Tottenham. Today, Norwich City will head to a half-empty Etihad, looking to pull off one of the biggest upsets in Premier League history* (if you go by the odds).
I am going to be honest here: I am going to take a small shot with Norwich City at +2000 on the money line. Those odds are ridiculous for a Premier League match, and you can't take City at -1250.
If you throw down $10 or $20 and lose, no big deal. But if they happen to win...
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ENGLAND PREMIER LEAGUE
Liverpool (-560) v Burnley (+1500), draw (+600), 7:30 a.m. EDT (Peacock)
Leeds (+128) v Everton (+210), draw (+128), 10 a.m. EDT (Peacock)
Manchester City (-1250) v Norwich City (+2500), draw (+1000), 10 a.m. EDT (NBCSN and
Liverpool -1.75 (-130)
Liverpool over 2.5 goals (-108)
Everton +0.25 AH (-115)
Leeds/Everton over 2.75 goals (-110)
Norwich City double chance (+700)
Norwich City ML (+2000)
Total shots on target by Sterling and de Bruyne over 2.5 (+130)