Premier League review: Leicester flying, Manchester United stumbling

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We take a look back at all the action on a dramatic weekend of Premier League football...

SLOPPY UNITED STRUGGLE UP FRONT

Watching the first half of Southampton v United on Saturday after Daniel James had given United the lead, the only question was how many they would win by.

But numerous chances were squandered and when Victor Lindelof fell asleep at a set piece the spoils were shared.

This was two points dropped by the Red Devils and if Southampton fall into the category of relegation candidates - as most people believe - the result will be highlighted with greater disappointment.

Currently, Manchester United are sitting 8th on five points with only one win in four games from what looked a very soft start to their Premier League campaign.

They have two main out-and-out centre forwards, Marcus Rashford and 17-year-old Mason Greenwood.

Greenwood has made nine appearances so far for United, while Rashford (21) has 174 appearances and 47 goals!

It's safe to say the short-term outlook - at least until the January transfer window - looks relatively bleak for Solskjaer.

DERBY DRAMA

The north London Derby never fails to impress. Spurs took a 2-0 lead moments before
Alexandre Lacazette got a goal back right on the stroke of half time!

From then on it was a great end-to-end game with Arsenal equalising and ultimately they were unlucky only to come away with one point.

Jose Mourinho was totally flabbergasted in the Sky Sports studio that both teams had the audacity to go toe-to-toe offensively without a glimmer of ever sitting in tactically.

While Guendouzi dominated the midfield and Dani Ceballos impacted the game immediately from the bench, Spurs will be disappointed that their midfield got totally overrun in the second half and that their quick counter-attack sorties were the only respite.

Overall, Arsenal were unlucky to come away without a win. However, their shaky defence caused them to concede two sloppy goals within 40 minutes.

HOW FAR CAN THE FOXES GO?

After finishing ninth last season, Leicester have shown in the new campaign that they are more than capable of finishing in the top six.

Undefeated, Brendan Rodgers’ team are sitting in third place with eight points, which is the least they deserve.

Their first game of the season was a disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Wolves, but they dominated the game, racking up 665 passes to Wolves’ 291.

At Stamford Bridge they battered Chelsea in the last fifteen minutes as the home side held on for a draw in a match where Leicester had 49% possession.

Jamie Vardy has tallied three goals in four games for Leicester City, while James Maddison has been rewarded with his second senior call up for England (yet to make senior cap).

Jamie Vardy to be Premier League Top Goalscorer 18/1 with GIVEMEBET

With Vardy now retired from the international scene and Leicester not having the distraction of European football, the thought of the Foxes challenging for the Premier League top four is not beyond the realms of possibility.

It should be a very interesting and exciting game when Leicester travel to Old Trafford after the international break.

Premier League Outright Odds

  • Manchester City 2/5 
  • Liverpool 5/2
  • Tottenham Hotspur 40/1 
  • Arsenal 66/1
  • Chelsea 100/1 
  • Manchester United 125/1
  • Leicester 250/1 
  • Everton 400/1

Premier League Top Goalscorer Betting

  • Sergio Aguero 7/2 
  • Harry Kane 17/4
  • Mo Salah 9/2 
  • Raheem Sterling 13/2
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 13/2 
  • Sadio Mane 16/1
  • Jamie Vardy 18/1 
  • Teemu Pukki 28/1

Top 6 Finish Betting

  • Tottenham Hotspur 2/25 
  • Arsenal 4/23
  • Man United 10/31 
  • Chelsea 5/9
  • Leicester 2/1 
  • Everton 3/1
  • Wolves 9/2 
  • West Ham 11/2

*All prices taken from GIVEMEBET on 3/9/2019

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