The Premier League continues this weekend and after three weeks we already have plots twisting for the ltwenty clubs. After these ten matches of this gameweek that I’ll pre-view here, the first International break is up. This will help clubs to re-strategise, but let’s get to business.
Leicester City vs Liverpool (Saturday, 12:30pm)
This match normally produces goals, but Jurgen Klopp knows how hard it is to win at the King Power stadium, he has to find a way this Saturday to remain table toppers heading into the break.
Leicester are not a team to just roll over, they defend well and are dangerous on counter attacks, they will make it difficult for Liverpool. Jamie Vardy is yet to return which I think limits their chances.
Prediction: Liverpool to win or draw.
Brighton vs Fulham (Saturday, 3pm)
Beating Manchester United at home and narrowly losing away to Liverpool would be a sort of confidence booster of Chris Hughton and his men but losing to Fulham right after wouldn’t make sense for them, they are at home and with that sort of morale, they simply have to win. Fulham have to win this match too, they have played well all season but only have 3 points from last week to show for it, they need more to avoid playing catch up already. I can see this match going either way, Fulham are a strong team but Brighton are something else at home, So I’ll go with a draw.
Chelsea vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm)
Bournemouth stunned the blues in this game last season, 3-nil it ended, but that was when Conte was making Chelsea suffer.
The Sarri Ball is here now and almost in full flow, Bournemouth will find it extremely difficult to pull any stunts even though they have started their season on a high. Chelsea needs to get has many points as possible before they welcome the ugly Europa league distraction. Chelsea will win today and I expect top performances from Hazard and the underrated Alonso.
Prediction: Chelsea to win.
Crystal Palace vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm)
I expected Southampton to win at home but they lost in the dying minutes, which way for Mark Hughes now? They are not even creating enough chances to score goals and Palace at Selhurt Park might not be the right match for them at this time. Palace will be sad about last week and simply have to win to get going again. It’s a tough match that both teams can’t afford to lose but I think Palace being at home will nick this one.
Prediction: Palace to win.
Everton vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 3pm)
Everton have to win with or without Richarlison, Theo Walcott is on a roll, which would be helpful to Marco Silva. They must defend better than they did last week after going two goals up with ten men and then ended with a draw. Huddersfield must fight hard not to lose here, they need points to survive in the league and must pick them anywhere it’s possible. This would a good game to watch and I expect Everton to win.
Prediction: Everton to win.
WestHam vs Wolves (Saturday, 3pm)
WestHam must do all they can to get the three points, last week they looked like they might beat Arsenal even when the game was at 1-1 but couldn’t happen. They need more goal scorers, they shouldn’t leave Arnautović to score all by himself. Wolves will be on a high after they gave the champions a reality check last week, this team play really well and it’s possible they pull off another stunning game here but for some reason, I think WestHam will win.
Prediction: WestHam to win
Manchester City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 5:30pm)
City were shocked last week as well as myself, Wolves actually gave them a game. Their centre back pairing made a lot of mistakes and the full backs couldn’t get forward as much they normally enjoy, it was very fun to watch but this week should be different.
Newcastle defended so much last that they barely had the ball at their feet but still deservedly lost in the end. They probably will have to set up barricades like they did last week again but I’m sure City will find a way.
Prediction: City to win.
Cardiff vs Arsenal (Sunday, 1:30pm)
Arsenal have to get going now, excuse time is over and simply have to beat Cardiff. I personally feel Emery has to make little changes in his starting eleven but all the same the match should be won before it get’s started at least on paper but Cardiff won’t agree. Cardiff have 3 points from 3 draws without scoring or conceding any goal, they must score to win games of this calibre but I think they will fall short at the end.
Prediction: Arsenal to win.
Burnley vs Manchester United (Sunday, 4pm)
Burnley didn’t make it to the Europa League group stages after they crashed out on Thursday, they now have full time to face the premier League now because they won’t want to relegate after achieving stability over the last two years. They must return to their basics of defending, making use of counter attacks and pressing high up the pitch. I don’t still think Manchester United deserved to lose last week after the first half performance but then football is for 90 minutes and errors are punished heavily but it is what it is, they have to pick themselves up and go again. Jose Mourinho has come out to say he is one of the greatest managers in football, he and his team have to do the talking on the pitch on Sunday. Tough match but I think United will win to get a confidence booster.
Prediction: Manchester United to win.
Watford vs Tottenham (Sunday, 4pm)
Watford are really on a high, 9 points from 9, it’s the first time in their Premier League history, Javi Gracia has found a way to utilise his key players and it’s working fantastic for them, the team work very hard especially the midfield pair of Capoue and Doucouré who are both in the top 5 list of ball winners so far this season, they have to keep this going. Spurs winning at Old Trafford on Monday should create a mental Shift for Pochettino and his men, it’s really the time for them to win something, they have the qualities of League winners and this season should be a target for them. This match won’t be easy for either team but Spurs will win.
Prediction: Tottenham Hotspurs to win.
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