Chelsea vs Manchester City
Chelsea has won three, drawn one, and lost two of their last six meetings with Manchester City. Both teams have scored in four of these as well.
The West London team has averaged 2.78 goals per game this season, rising to 3.75 per game at Stamford Bridge. They have failed to score in just 11% of their competitive matches this season, whilst Manchester City has scored in 100% of their’s but have conceded in 50% of their league outings.
Benjamin Mendy looks like he could be out for a while with a knee injury, whilst captain Vincent Kompany is a major doubt too. Sergio Aguero could miss up to two months after sustaining injuries in a car accident on Thursday night. Ilkay Gundogan could potentially return to Premier League action though after coming off the bench in midweek.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Manchester United have won five and drawn one of their last six meetings with Crystal Palace. They have won their last ten hostings of Crystal Palace in the Premier League, with eight of them being by at least a two-goal margin.
Manchester United have won 89% of their last nine games in all competitions, with 78% of them being by at least a three-goal margin. 67% of their Premier League outings have seen three or more goals and they’ve kept a clean sheet in 83% of them, whilst Crystal Palace has failed to score in 100% of their league matches.
While Crystal Palace remains without Wilfried Zaha and Connor Wickham, whilst Christian Benteke is now sidelined for the struggling Eagles.
Prediction: Manchester Wins & Over 3.5
Arsenal vs Brighton
Arsenal have won three, drawn one, and lost two of their last six meetings with Brighton, with their last league meeting being in 1983. Arsenal have won five and drawn one of their six hostings of Brighton, keeping a clean sheet in five of them.
Alexandre Lacazette has scored in each of his three home appearances for Arsenal in the Premier League. Arsenal have won 75% of their last eight Premier League home games by more than a single goal, keeping a clean sheet 75% of the time. Brighton have failed to score in 75% of their trips away this season.
Prediction: Arsenal win & over 2.5
Newcastle vs Liverpool
Newcastle’s return to the Premier League undoubtedly started in poor fashion as they lost their opening two matches without so much as posing a threat to Tottenham or Huddersfield, but they do seem to have found their feet a bit now.
Newcastle and Liverpool have each won two, drawn two, and lost two of their last six encounters with one another, with Newcastle avoiding defeat in five of their last six matches against them at St James’ Park.
Liverpool has won just 33% of their away games this season and have kept a clean sheet in 0% of them. Newcastle have avoided defeat in 75% of their home games this campaign and scored in 75% of them too.
Prediction: Liverpool win & over 1.5
Huddersfield vs Tottenham
Huddersfield have won two, drawn three, and lost one of their last six meetings with Tottenham, but the last of these came way back in 1972.
Tottenham have won 100% of their competitive away games this season, with 75% of them seeing at least three goals scored. A bit of concern for the Visiting Spurs who might be without Moussa Dembele, Erik Lamela, Victor Wanyama, and Danny Rose remain sidelined for Spurs. Christian Eriksen is hoping to return after missing the midweek clash with APOEL through illness.
Prediction: Tottenham wins & over 1.5
Celtic vs Hibernian
Having already won 3-2 at Ibrox this season, Hibs must have a little bit of confidence about their return to Glasgow this weekend. Neil Lennon won’t get the same fiery reception in this trip, but could he be the man to end Celtic’s incredible unbeaten run?
Celtic have won four of their last five meetings with Hibernian heading into this game. While Hibs have scored in every game so far this season. There were over 3.5 goals in 47% of Celtic’s matches last term in the league, while 12 of their 17 home victories last season came by a margin of at least two goals.
Prediction: Celtic wins & Under 4.5
Leganes vs Atletico Madrid
Atletico haven’t totally convinced this term and they will have to play this match just three days after the disappointment of a Champions League defeat to Chelsea, their first loss of the new campaign.
The only recent competitive meetings came last season with Atleti winning 2-0 at home following a 0-0 draw away. Prior to that, they hadn’t met since the 2001-02 Segunda Division, with both meetings producing away wins.
Diego Simeone side has only won 2 of their last 7 competitive away games. Leganes have a 67% clean sheet ratio in La Liga this term.
Prediction: HT under 2.5
PSV vs Willem II
As you might expect, PSV have a great record against Willem II with 60 wins, 12 draws, and 10 defeats from their 82 encounter over the years.
Three of PSV’s last six matches have produced wins with over 3.5 goals being scored, while three of Willem II’s last six games have also produced over 3.5 goals.
Prediction: Psv wins & over 3.5
PSG vs Bordeaux
PSG are still strongly tipped to win this game however despite Bordeaux’s impressive start to the campaign, in the last 44 games between the teams, PSGhase won 19, Bordeaux have won 15 and there have been 10 draws.
Bordeaux will, however, do well to come away from Saturday’s match without conceding at least a couple of goals, with PSG having already found the net 13 times at the ground so far in 2017/18. Bordeaux will surely be happy with getting close to a point from this one.
We see there being goals in this one and advise backing a PSG win and both teams to score
Prediction: PSG wins & GG
Sevilla vs Malaga
Sevilla look roughly at the same sort of level they have been in recent years and they responded well to their first defeat of the season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Maribor in the Champions League in midweek.
Malaga won the most recent meeting 4-2 on the Costa del Sol in May. However, they’ve lost on their last 3 trips to Sevilla. There have been 5 red cards in the last 5 meetings at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
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