The Premier League and Championship return this weekend following last week’s international break.
And our own Ally McCoist has made some talkSPORT BET selections for punters on matches in the top two tiers this weekend, which you can add straight to your bet slip here.
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1. Aston Villa to win at home against Crystal Palace
Aston Villa, after a heavy defeat in their opening game, have recovered well and won four of their last five matches in all competitions since.
Crystal Palace have won only one of their last three matches, with that coming against a Wolves side expected by many to struggle this season.
The Eagles have lost on four of their last five visits to Villa Park, and are without a win at the West Midlands stadium since Boxing Day 2013, and have only won once since 1991.
2. Fulham to win at home against Luton
Fulham currently sit six places above their opponents on Saturday heading into the weekend, having taken four points from their opening four games which have included matches against last season’s champions and runners up.
Luton have lost all three of their opening matches of their first ever Premier League season and find themselves second bottom of the table ahead of the weekend, with only goal difference separating them from last place.
The Hatters are winless against Fulham in their last seven meetings, their most recent win coming back in 1998.
3. Preston to win at home against Plymouth
Preston head into the first week back after the international break top of the Championship table, having won all of their last four matches to take them to 13 points from a possible 15.
Plymouth, last season’s League One champions, started the season well with back to back wins but head into this weekend’s fixture having lost three of their last four matches in all competitions.
The Devon side have lost in three of their last four visits to Deepdale and are without an away win against the Lancashire side since 1997.
4. Chelsea to win at away at Bournemouth
Chelsea had a slow start to the season but have since won two of their last three matches in all competitions heading into last weekend’s international break.
Bournemouth are winless in all four of their opening Premier League matches this season under their new manager Andoni Iraola, with their two draws so far leaving them just a point above the relegation zone.
Chelsea did the double over the Cherries last season and will be expecting to do the same this time around.
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