The final round of Premier League matches before the international break and there are some interesting match ups. To start the weekend Newcastle host Arsenal in what already seems a crucial game for Arsenal to win considering they have dropped five points in their opening two home matches. Arsenal are best priced 7/10 to win and I think this is a bit of value as I am sure they will have too much for Newcastle.
Liverpool have made an encouraging start to the season and a win at home to West Ham will see them with ten points from their first four games. They were good value for a point at the Emirates on Monday and will fancy their chances against a Hammers side without first choice goal keeper Adrian who is still serving a suspension.
Bournemouth and Leicester will both be happy with how they have started the season and they go head to head today in a game that looks nailed on to be a draw.
Chelsea host Crystal Palace and although I expect Palace to give the West Londoners a reasonable test, Chelsea should be too good at home and come out on top. Both Oscar and Ramires have pulled out of the Brazil squad so presumably they are unavailable, however it doesn't matter as much now they have Pedro and he will be looking to continue his good start here.
The only team with 100% record are City and they host newly promoted Watford and should have little trouble in obtaining the three points. They look slick going forward and in complete contrast to last season they actually look like they can defend as well. It's still really early days so it will be intriguing to see if they can keep this kind of form up.
The game of the weekend for me is Swansea at home to Utd. The Welsh side have had an indifferent start to the season but they do look powerful when they put it all together and Utd have been solid if unspectacular. This is a game I think Utd will sneek by the odd goal and their price of 13/10 is quite appealing.
The Doom Bar Celebration Mile is a Group 2 run over a mile and Clive Cox's Kodi Bear is the odds on favourite. The three year old was the ready winner of a Group 3 mile at Salisbury and comes here as the horse to beat.
Breton Rock ran well last week at Newbury in a Group 2 to finish less than a length behind a good winner and I think he has a chance to beat the three year old here at a good price. Experience at Goodwood can be key and I think at best price 11/2 he is excellent value.
Accumulator - Arsenal, City, Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea - 1 point @ 8.71
Goodwood 15:45 Breton Rock - 1 point @ 11/2