Matchday 11 Preview

Bournemouth vs Manchester United

This weekend’s Premier League action gets underway at the Vitality Stadium, as Bournemouth play host to Manchester United and Eddie Howe’s men will be looking for a first win in four league outings, after picking up just three points from the last twelve that have been on offer.

Manchester United’s current disposition is looking a little brighter and after getting the better of Norwich, they now find themselves in the heady heights of 7th in the table and looking to build from there.

Prediction: Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester United

Brighton vs Norwich

There was no shortage of drama on the South Coast last Saturday, as Brighton were handed a late winner against Everton and after getting the better of the Toffees, Graham Potter’s men will look for another successful afternoon in front of their own fans.

They go up against a Norwich side who have only picked up one point from their last five outings and that win over Manchester City already looks like being one of their only high points of the campaign.

Prediction: Brighton 2-1 Norwich

Arsenal vs Wolves

The peasants are revolting at the Emirates and after Granit Xhaka was booed off by Arsenal fans last Sunday, you get the feeling that all is not well under the current tutelage of Unai Emery. While that’s not without forgetting that the Gunners threw away a two-goal lead to Crystal Palace last Sunday.

This weekend sees them play host to a Wolves side who came from behind to earn a point against Newcastle last Sunday, as Nuno Espirito Santo’s men continue to be the league’s current draw specialists.

Prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Wolves

Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Aston Villa gave a good account of themselves in the first 45 minutes of their encounter with Manchester City last Saturday, unfortunately for Dean Smith and his players it all seemed to fall apart after the interval.

Unfortunately for the West Midlands outfit, it does not get any easier this Saturday and with a visit of Liverpool on the horizon, the home fans are going to have to be in particular good voice.

Prediction: Aston Villa 1-3 Liverpool

Manchester City vs Southampton

As referenced above, Manchester City only came good after the interval but they still had enough in their locker, to earn what eventually turned out to be a rather routine win over Aston Villa and they will look to more of the same this Saturday.

That’s because they play host to a hapless Southampton side who shipped no fewer than nine goals to Leicester last week. If they are not careful, we could be in for another boat load this time around.

Prediction: Manchester City 4-0 Southampton

Sheffield United vs Burnley

This match might end up being one for the football purists, as Sheffield United play host to Burnley at Bramall Lane this Saturday. The Blades are sitting in an impressive eighth place and will look to add further points to their current tally.

Opponents Burnley have lost their last two league outings and as a consequence have slipped to 13th in the Premier League table. One that leaves the Clarets just looking over their shoulders at present.

Prediction: Sheffield United 1-0 Burnley

West Ham vs Newcastle

West Ham have seemingly gone off the boil as of late and their own top six aspirations have seemingly been burst along the way, especially when you consider that they have picked up just two points from the last twelve on offer.

They go up against a Newcastle side who had to make do with a draw at home to Wolves last Sunday. However, after Southampton’s emphatic defeat, they have at least moved up the table and out of the relegation zone.

Prediction: West Ham 2-0 Newcastle

Watford vs Chelsea

Still Watford are searching for their first league win of the season and after ten games of this current Premier League campaign, they find themselves rooted at to the bottom of the table with just a paltry five points to their name.

This Saturday sees them play host to a Chelsea side that unleashed ‘Captain America’ on the world last weekend and Christian Pulisic will be primed and ready for more goals this weekend.

Prediction: Watford 0-3 Chelsea

Crystal Palace vs Leiceste

At one point during last Sunday’s meeting at the Emirates, it looked as if Crystal Palace were going to be comfortably beaten by Arsenal. However, a dramatic turnaround and some VAR assistance, meant the Eagles made the journey back to South London having earned a point for their troubles.

This Sunday sees them play host to a Leicester side who currently occupy third place in the table and after such an incredible performance last Friday, they have solidified their top four credentials.

Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-2 Leicester

Everton vs Tottenham

After defeat to Brighton last weekend, the chopping board is being prepared for Everton manager Marco Silva and with his men currently lying 16th in the table, the pressure is once again on the blue half of Merseyside to deliver a league win.

However, Sunday’s opposing manager Mauricio Pochettino is also feeling the pressure and after losing to Liverpool last weekend, he knows that his side can ill afford to drop even further points.

Prediction: Everton 0-2 Tottenham

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