It may only be the third weekend of the Premier League season, but two fixtures taking place this Sunday afternoon could have major implications for the title race.
The games in question are West Brom v Chelsea and Everton v Manchester City and both feature in our double-chance Combi+ that pays out at 7/1.
Watford v Southampton completes the bet and should all three hosts avoid defeat, backers’ bank balances will be boosted accordingly.
Here’s why it’s a worthwhile wager:
West Brom not to lose against Chelsea
The Baggies have restricted Jose Mourinho’s men to just one point from their previous four visits to the Hawthorns.
It means the champions haven’t prevailed on their patch since 2011.
Tony Pulis is sure to baton down the hatches for this meeting of the master pragmatists, after attempting to go toe-to-toe with Man City in an opening game that ended in tears.
Chelsea’s recent laboriousness in the final third means they’ll struggle to smash through the hosts’ stonewalling.
Everton not to lose against Man City
Should the West Brom leg of this wager uphold, Everton will have to land their part or the Blues will have a mountain to climb to overhaul City.
Fortunately for the west Londoners, Roberto Martinez’s charges have an excellent record against their next adversary.
Just once in six Goodison Park visits have the Citizens triumphed and the Toffees’ solid start to the season suggests they can elongate this impressive streak.
Incidentally, in avoiding defeat, Everton will deny City the chance to equal a club record run of eight straight wins.
Watford not to lose against Southampton
It’s a bet the Hornets have landed in both their league games to date, with West Brom becoming the latest team unable to snare the spoils at Vicarage Road.
Looking back to last term, the result means Watford have triumphed in five of their last seven home games and are poised to take advantage of the Saints’ shaky start to the season.
Ronald Koeman’s men drew 1-1 with an inferior Midtjylland in the Europa League last time, which followed a 3-0 reverse against Everton and a 2-2 near miss at Newcastle in the league.