Aston Villa
Week 3 Premier League team bets
Daniel Martin
159 days ago
In the third round of Premier League matches, teams will be looking to grab early points, with four teams yet to get off the mark.

Aston Villa host Everton in the first game of the weekend on Friday night, with Dean Smith's expensively-assembled squad yet to get any points from their opening two matches.

They came away from the 3-1 loss at Tottenham with some credit, although they could not get going at Villa Park against Bournemouth, as two goals in the opening 12 minutes saw them off.

Against, Everton the Villa Park faithful will be turning up in an expectant mood as Smith's side have shown flashes of decent form so far.

Attack is the key aspect of Smith's team and he will be expecting plenty of goals, even though it is only midfielders who have chipped in so far.

Everton have gained four points in their opening two games but score lines of 1-0 and 0-0 will not have inspired too many Toffees fans.

They were arguably lucky to beat Watford and still look an inconsistent outfit.

If Villa can get going in attack then they could catch Everton cold with the Villans 3/1 to score in both halves.

Elsewhere, Liverpool host Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday teatime in a match which has produced plenty of goals over the years.

The hosts are unbeaten in their last eight meetings with Arsenal and have usually started the games in a lightning-quick fashion.

They have been leading 2-0, 2-0, and 4-1 at half time in the last three Premier League meetings at Anfield and are rated at 7/2 to score in the first ten minutes.

Earlier in the day, Manchester United hosts Crystal Palace at Old Trafford as they look to put Roy Hodgson's men to the sword.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side certainly proved they can score goals in their 4-0 win over Chelsea on day one, but still showed signs of vulnerability as they drew 1-1 at Wolves.

However, Palace should be the ideal game for United – the Eagles have started the season slowly and never looked like creating against Sheffield United on Sunday.

United should coast this game and are 6/5 to win to nil.