Last weekend saw the 20 teams in the Premier League get their campaigns underway for 2018-19 across three days and with only two draws out of the ten games played, it proved to be a positive or negative start for most teams.

Amongst the happier teams will be Manchester City, who as defending champions, gave notice of their intentions to defend their title with vigour after a comprehensive 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Chelsea may be without Thibaut Courtois these days, but they made light work of the Belgian keeper’s move to Real Madrid by defeating Huddersfield Town 3-0 on the road.

Big spenders Liverpool also showed their intentions to be amongst the top level teams this season with an impressive 4-0 win over West Ham United at Anfield. Crystal Palace, Watford, Burnley, Tottenham and Manchester United were the other teams to secure wins on the opening weekend.

Here’s the results from the first weekend of Premier League action.

Premier League Results – Matchday One

  • Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City
  • Newcastle United 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur
  • Huddersfield Town 0-3 Chelsea
  • Bournemouth 2-0 Cardiff City
  • Watford 2-0 Brighton
  • Fulham 0-2 Crystal Palace
  • Wolves 2-2 Everton
  • Southampton 0-0 Burnley
  • Liverpool 4-0 West Ham
  • Arsenal 0-2 Manchester City

Premier League Table – Week One

Pos Team Ply F A Pts
1 Liverpool 1 4 0 3
2 Chelsea 1 3 0 3
3= Bournemouth 1 2 0 3
3= Crystal Palace 1 2 0 3
3= Manchester City 1 2 0 3
3= Watford 1 2 0 3
7= Manchester United 1 2 1 3
7= Tottenham Hotspur 1 2 1 3
9= Everton 1 2 2 1
9= Wolves 1 2 2 1
9= Burnley 1 0 0 1
9= Southampton 1 0 0 1
13= Leicester City 1 1 2 0
13= Newcastle United 1 1 2 0
15= Arsenal 1 0 2 0
15= Brighton 1 0 2 0
15= Cardiff City 1 0 2 0
15= Fulham 1 0 2 0
19 Huddersfield Town 1 0 3 0
20 West Ham United 1 0 4 0

Leading Goalscorers

  • Sadio Mane (Liverpool) 2 goals
  • Richarlison (Everton) 2 goals

All other players that scored have 1 goal each

Premier League Matchday Two Preview

Those results set us up for an exciting second round of fixtures over the coming weekend played from Saturday lunchtime through to Monday night. Intriguing games this weekend include Neil Warnock and Rafa Benitez locking horns once again as Cardiff host Newcastle United, while there is a rare Midland’s derby between Leicester City and Wolves at the King Power.

There’s also two big London derby games to enjoy as Tottenham take on Fulham, while the biggest match of the weekend takes place at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening as Chelsea host Arsenal in a game that Arsenal will feel they need to take something from to avoid a calamitous start to the season.

Sunday sees Burnley in action against Watford, while Brighton host Manchester United and Manchester City face Huddersfield, two games which in the corresponding fixtures last season produced two of the biggest upset results in the Premier League season. The Matchday is completed on Monday night as Crystal Palace welcome current table-toppers Liverpool to Selhurst Park in what should be a cracking encounter.

Here’s the latest odds on the Full Time Result market for all the weekend’s Premier League games as provided by Bet365 Sport.

Bet365 Full Time Result Betting

*Odds shown were correct as of 12.30pm on Wednesday 15th August UK Time

Our Full Time Result Betting Tips

Having looked at the different odds available with bet365 Sport on the Premier League, we think that the following bets look the best value for punters this weekend. Remember, you can get the latest bet365 Sport Welcome Bonus offer when you sign up with bet365 Sport.

  • Cardiff City v Newcastle United – Draw (21/10)

Both these teams got off to losing starts last weekend and both will be keen to pick up at least a point here. Both will also fancy their chances of a win and with animosity between the two managers well known, this should be a feisty encounter. I think Cardiff will struggle to beat Newcastle though, but having said that I think home advantage means Newcastle will at best come away with a point.

  • Leicester City v Wolves – Draw (12/5)

This should be a cracking Midlands derby and a rare one in the Premier League between these two teams. Leicester played well against Manchester United losing narrowly 2-1 while Wolves earned a 2-2 draw with Everton, but did play most of the game against 10 men. Both these teams I think will be hard to beat this season and with the added spice of a derby encounter, I expect this to be an entertaining game with the goals shared equally between the two teams in a score draw.

  • Chelsea v Arsenal – Home Win (4/5)

Chelsea made a great start to their Premier League campaign with a solid win over Huddersfield last time out whereas Arsenal were humbled 2-0 by Manchester City at home and looked nowhere near genuine title contenders. I expect the Gunners to at least grab a goal here as they have a decent record over Chelsea of late, but in truth, I cannot see the Arsenal defence, which looked so exposed against City, being able to cope with Chelsea’s attack. This is a home win for me probably by a 2-1 or 3-1 scoreline.

  • Burnley v Watford – Home Win (11/8)

Burnley will come into this game having played a Europa League qualifier on Thursday, but Sean Dyche will have his team well prepared for the visit of Watford. A solid draw away to Southampton was a good start for Burnley and I think they’ll fancy their chances against a Watford side who they did the double over last season in the league. The Hornets began the season well with a 2-0 win over Brighton but I am not convinced they are the most consistent team and I think this has the hallmarks of a 1-0 win for Burnley.

Our Weekend Premier League Accumulator tip

Rather than backing each of the matches above as a single match result bet, you could put the four matches into a single accumulator bet to maximise your profits.

Back the four games with bet365 Sport at the odds shown and a £10 bet would return £440.50 if all four results are correct.

Scorecast Bet

My scorecast bet for the weekend would be on the Tottenham v Fulham clash at Wembley. I’m going to back Harry Kane to score the first goal of the game for Spurs and for Tottenham to win the match 3-1. That would return at odds of 25/1 with Bet365 Sport meaning a £10 bet would return £250 in winnings.