The time has come! After weeks of deliberating, negotiating and, yes waiting…the English Premier League is back.

There are two matches to be played from Week 28 – Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal – and once they’re out of the way, it’s on to Week 30 and a sprint to the finish in late July.

It’s difficult to consider form when teams have had such a long layoff, so it might be smart to ease your way back into the betting. On the other hand, it will be a relief to start talking about Aguero, Salah and Rashford again, as opposed to obscure Belarusian strikers.


Aston Villa v Sheffield United

Thursday, 3am AEDT

*Villa have earned 17 of their 25 points at home…BUT…Sheffield United have only lost two of their 13 away games (and those were to Man City and Liverpool).
*Villa are unbeaten in 9 of their last 10 home matches against Sheffield United.
*Villa have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 13 games.

Look for
*The draw ($3.20) looks like a decent way to re-start the season.

$3.30 Aston Villa
$3.30 Draw
$2.30 Sheffield United

Markets here.


Manchester City v Arsenal

Thursday, 5:15am AEDT

*Arsenal have lost their last six matches against City in all competitions.
*The Over 2.5 Goals market has hit in five of the last six meetings between the clubs.
*City have conceded in 10 of their last 13 home games.

Look for
*City to win and Both Teams to Score at $2.37 is pretty good value.

$1.30 Manchester City
$5.50 Draw
$9.00 Arsenal

Markets here.