Nearly when the Premier League has jump started, we have the last few days of action packed football before international football break.
There are interesting games in store indeed, with the undoubted fixture being Arsenal’s outing to Anfield to face Jurgen Klopp counter-attacking Liverpool.
Check out our tips for the following game underneath. Select any game to see our detailed analysis on each game.
Watford vs Brighton & Hove Albion
This is the first Premiership match between these two in their history. All previous encounters were either cup games or Championship games. Watford are actually looking like a good side that can feel safe about their Premier League spot this season and next. We also think they’re a really good side at home. Their record against Brighton is also a good one as they haven’t lost in their last 5 encounters, winning 3 of those.
Watford to win outright
Over 2.5 goals
Manchester United vs Leicester City
Manchester United start the season on an impressive form. 8 goals scored and 0 conceded. On the other hand Leicester have also shown prowess in front of goal but have also been easy at conceding. Their mid-week EFL cup game looked easy and this is perhaps a great time for these two sides to meet.
Leicester City 2 goals ahead
Over 10 match corners
Chelsea vs Everton
Sunday’s early fixture features two teams of caliber. Probably the second best fixture of the week for this writer. Both blues will be likely to consider this as a crucial match. Chelsea to remain in touch at the top and Everton to aspire to break into the top 6. Everton had a tough Monday night managing a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park in a hard-fought card rich match. This one will be no different. Antonio Conte will be riding high after a good win away to Tottenham on Sunday. Much needed confidence boost after their season opener.
Cahill and Hazard still out of this one through suspension and injury respectively. Scheiderlin out through suspension for Everton whilst Ramirez and McCarthy struggle to get back from injuries.
Everton Double Chance: 2x
Card before 28:00 @ 1.83
West Bromwich Albion vs Stoke City
Two mid tier sides at best. Both these teams will look for the 3 points here. Stoke City have had a really good win at Arsenal’s expense last weekend and look to build on this
Not many goals in this one and typical draw game
Liverpool vs Arsenal
The best fixture of week 3 right here. Both teams will try their utmost for 3 points here as it could literally put them out of the title race after just 3 games. Liverpool will meet Hoffenheim today and that means 2 really important games in less than 5 days. This on has had an average of 5.7 goals per game in the last three encounters. Vital for Arsenal to get 3 points here. The Coutinho and Alexis Sanchez saga continues into its 4th week. Barcelona is simply not giving up here. This will be a thrilling encounter and rightly so, Sunday prime time.
Both teams to score and over 3.5 goals
Over 5 first half corners
Arsenal Double Chance: 2x
Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley
Tottenham have now lost 8 of their last 10 games at Wembley Stadium. This is their home pitch for the rest of the season at the least until they build their new stadium. Luckily for them, a chance to beat one of their favorite opponents. In fact, Tottenham has won 5 straight against Burnley when at home (except this isn’t really home). All the last 5 games had more than 2.5 goals in them. Tottenham to score lots of goals and get their confidence back in this one.
Tottenham and over 2.5 goals
Tottenham over 2.5 team goals
Correct score prediction Tottenham 4 Burnley 0
AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester City
Must win game for Pep Guadiola side, as is any game for a team aspiring to take the Premier League title. A draw at Everton means a 2 point gap at the top already and no team can afford to start losing points already. Especially when that team spent over £200m to get the players needed to compete. Bournemouth comes off a competitive EFL Cup game on Tuesday so there is the factor of squad rotation in this one for the home side. Kyle Walker will be out through suspension for this one and Mendy might be back in full fitness to start.
Man City to win outrightly
Correct score prediction Bournemouth 0 Man City 3
Over 9 total corners
Crystal Palace vs Swansea City
Not looking good in the Premier League this season for both these teams. More than likely, Swansea will be without their main strikers as they are out with long term injuries. Both teams have scored zero goals in this campaign and are looking to get over that psychological hump. Their defensive woes also continue with both teams having allowed 4 goals in the first two games. The stats couldn’t be closed for each of these. This may be the breakout game for both teams looking to get crucial points to help them salvage at the end of the season. Make no mistake, this is a direct relegation encounter.
Crystal Palace to win outrightly
Crystal Palace over 1.5 goals
Huddersfield Town vs Southampton
A good start to the season by Huddersfield with 2 convincing wins and ease at scoring goals. The EFL Cup on Wednesday against Rotherham will probably bring along a squad rotation, seeing that Saturday’s game against Southampton should take priority. Huddersfield has shown potential to be able to remain in the Premier League. Southampton, usually find it difficult to score and if it weren’t for a late penalty on Saturday, Southampton would have lost a 2-0 comfortable lead. These two teams usually have many goals when they go head to head and both rely on home advantage to win their games
Over 2.5 and both teams to score
Over 9 total corners
Newcastle United vs West Ham United
This is not looking good for Newcastle unless they can really pull a rabbit out of the hat. Benitez looks visibly annoyed that the transfer market has not yielded what he hoped for and the situation up front for Newcastle looks bleak. West Ham had a good comeback at the weekend and almost managed a draw at Southampton after being 2-0 down. West Ham have won their mid-week EFL fixture whilst Newcastle will meet Nottingham Forest whilst this prediction is being written.
This could go either way but we will take the outside.
Newcastle Doube Chance: 1x
Both teams to score @ 1.70
Over 5 first half corners
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