Can Klopp make a winning start with Reds?

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal are heavy favourites to beat Watford this weekend
Arsene Wenger's Arsenal are heavy favourites to beat Watford this weekend

Premier League action returns this weekend and there’s a new Liverpool manager at the helm.

Jurgen Klopp takes charge of the Reds for the first time as they head to White Hart Lane and they’re a best price 2/1 (bet365) to claim a maiden victory for the German.

Klopp has warned it will take time to get the right results, with Paddy Power going 6/4 about Tottenham following up that 4-1 win over Manchester City with another Saturday lunchtime triumph, while the draw could be the best bet of all at 5/2 (BetVictor).

On Saturday evening, Watford host Arsenal in a derby of sorts, with the Hornets available at a monster 5/1 (Paddy Power) to produce a shock.

Quique Flores will look to keep things tight although the Gunners have been rampant against Leicester and Manchester United.

Arsene Wenger’s team are no bigger than 4/7 (Ladbrokes) to claim victory, with the draw a 3/1 chance ( although the majority of bets will be on the visitors and we should expect plenty of First Goalscorer bets on Alexis Sanchez (4/1 William Hill) and Theo Walcott (4/1 Sky Bet).

Champions Chelsea are almost out of the title race although they’re a best price 3/10 (BetVictor) to beat Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon, with Jose Mourinho hoping that Eden Hazard can rediscover his form. The Belgian is 6/1 (bet365) to break the deadlock against a struggling Villans team.

The visitors will hope to pull a rabbit out of the hat and Tim Sherwood’s side are 9/1 (Ladbrokes) to follow in the footsteps of Palace and Southampton by winning at the Bridge, with the draw available at 4/1 (Paddy Power) should you think the Chelsea wobble will continue.

Crystal Palace are even money (Stan James) to beat West Ham although the visitors have had the golden touch on the road this term and Slaven Bilic’s side are 3/1 (William Hill) to get another three-point haul away from the Boleyn Ground.

Another big-priced team is Everton (9/4 who entertain a Manchester United side reeling from a 3-0 defeat at the Emirates. The Red Devils are 5/4 (Sky Bet) to bounce back with victory in this north-west clash.

Manchester City are red-hot favourites (1/3 bet365) to beat Bournemouth although they’ll have to contend without the injured Sergio Aguero and David Silva.

The Cherries will hope to capitalise after the international break and BetVictor go 9/1 about a surprise away win, with the draw on offer at 9/2 (Stan James).

Southampton clash with Leicester at St Mary’s, with the Saints odds-on (4/5 William Hill) to follow up that victory at Stamford Bridge with a win, although the Foxes are hard to beat right now and serve up a tasty 15/4 about the visitors landing the spoils.

Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland are also a big price (7/2 BetVictor) to win at The Hawthorns against a West Brom team who are yet to win a home match. Ladbrokes offer even money that this statistic changes.

On Sunday, we have a crunch clash for Newcastle United as they bid to win their first Premier League match of the season.

The Magpies are 6/4 (Paddy Power) to break their duck for the under-pressure Steve McClaren, although Norwich City have only lost once on the road this term and Alex Neil’s side are a tasty 19/10 (William Hill) to continue heaping misery on their opponents.

Finally, Monday night’s match sees Swansea entertain Stoke City and the Potters are 16/5 (BetVictor) to claim victory at the Liberty Stadium.

Garry Monk saw an improved performance during the 2-2 draw with Tottenham and the Welsh side are evens (Stan James) to win this clash.

The Rugby World Cup quarter-finals take place over the weekend, with Wales facing South Africa and it’s a surprise to see Warren Gatland’s team available at 3/1 (Stan James) considering they beat England in the pool stage before a close defeat against Australia.

You can instead back the Welsh at 10/11 ( with a +8 point start which means victory, draw or defeat by seven points or less would see you in profit.

Ireland face Argentina and we’re expecting a tight game, especially with the boys in green having a number of key players injured.

This explains why Paddy Power offer 1/2 about Joe Schmidt’s team, with bet365 pricing up a win for the South Americans at 9/5.

It could be worth siding with Argentina on the handicap market at odds of even money (Ladbrokes) with a +5 point start considering a nail-biter looks likely between these sides.

New Zealand are heavy favourites to make it past France, with Paddy Power going 1/5 about the All Blacks making the semi-finals and the holders are unbeaten in the tournament so far, with Les Bleus a 4/1 chance ( to stun the Kiwis and would anyone really be surprised if the enigmatic French pull it off?

Australia are clear second favourites after brilliant wins over England and Wales, with the Wallabies no bigger than 1/8 (William Hill) to get over the line against Scotland.

Sky Bet make Scotland an 8/1 chance although they could find the Aussie defence difficult to penetrate in this encounter.

Bet of the Weekend: Argentina to beat Ireland @ 9/5 with bet365.

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