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Norwich host Bournemouth, Swansea at Watford & WBA welcome Southampton

| 12.09.2015

The Premier League is back after the international break, with the first set of fixtures since the close of the transfer window, a day which brought much drama, especially surrounding one of our featured clubs here. Without further ado, let’s see the best bets for this trio of terrific matches!

Norwich v Bournemouth
Two clubs promoted from the Championship last season face off for the first time in the Premier League. This fixture last season finished 1-1 with, perhaps unsurprisingly, Callum Wilson scoring for the Cherries.

With four goals already this campaign, he is 7/1 to score two or more and the last time Eddie Howe’s side played away, he hit a hat-trick as they beat West Ham 4-3 in a thriller. Veteran, yet proven, striker Glenn Murray also joined before the transfer window closed, and he is 5/1 to open the scoring.

For the Canaries, their start to life back in the top flight has resulted in four points from four matches, with Russell Martin and Nathan Redmond leading the club’s scoring charts with two goals apiece. They are 12/1 and 11/4 respectively to net anytime. Watch out for Dynamo Kiev loanee Dieumerci Mbokani, who could make his Norwich debut here.

Watford v Swansea
One of the form club’s in the Premier League this term, Garry Monk’s side are 17/10 to beat the Hornets after a start to the campaign which has seen them take a point away from Stamford Bridge and beat Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium.

Soccer - Pre-Season Friendly - Swansea City v Deportivo La Coruna - Liberty Stadium

Bafetimbi Gomis and new signing Andre Ayew have been in fantastic form so far, netting four and three respectively, and as a result have decent 6/4 and 7/4 anytime odds.

The hosts, though, haven’t found the net in the Premier League since the opening day of the campaign in the 2-2 draw against Everton, with Miguel Layun and Odion Ighalo scoring. The latter is 2/1 anytime, while deadline day loan signing Victor Ibabrbo, could make his debut and is available at 7/4 in the same market.

West Bromwich Albion v Southampton
Perhaps the biggest controversy on transfer deadline occurred at the Baggies, who rejected a fourth bid from Tottenham for striker Saido Berahino, which led to a social media outburst from the 22-year-old.

Tony Pulis’ side got their first win of the campaign last time out, courtesy of a debut goal from Jose Rondon, as West Brom downed their manager’s former side Stoke in a 1-0 win. The Venezuelan is 9/2 to break the deadlock, while Berahino also has the same price to do exactly that.

The Saints have had an indifferent start to the campaign, though managed their first win of the season in a 3-0 victory over Norwich last time out, courtesy of a brace from Dusan Tadic and Graziano Pelle strike.

The duo are 7/4 and 6/5 to net anytime, in the fixture which finished 1-0 to home side last term after a strike from Berahino.

Coral’s top tip: Wilson to score two or more @ 7/1 after a prolific start to the season



Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
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