Connect with us

News

EPL Week 4: Tips, Statistics And Predictions

Published

on

The international break is over and players are back with their clubs prepared to earn their pay checks. Manchester City have Liverpool on Saturday in the Premier League in what is possibly the biggest match of the Week 4 schedule.

Table toppers Manchester United face a troublesome adventure down to Stoke City, as Chelsea visit 2016 title winners Leicester City.

We have analyzed each of the ten matches set to take place in the English Premier League this end of the week and our entire EPL Week 4 tips and stats can be found underneath.

MANCHESTER CITY  VS  LIVERPOOL

Both clubs preparing for the Champions League Group Stage kick off the fourth round of Premier League fixtures. Liverpool holds a significant advantage in the recent meetings between the clubs having won four of the last five meetings.

Nobody can accuse them of playing conservative football this season, with Liverpool scoring eight goals in their opening three games, including a brutal 4-0 demolition of Arsenal in their last outing.

Senegalese striker Saido Mane has been the key man so far in his second season at Anfield scoring three times and with the support of Roberto Firmino, gives Liverpool their most potent attack since the SAS days.

Their hosts meanwhile are also on seven points and looking to keep pace with their cross-town neighbors.Defensively they are much more stout so far giving up two goals in three games however they face a tough assignment this week.

ARSENAL  VS  BOURNEMOUTH
Arsenal are a lot of things but boring is not one of them, they are looking to rebound from a tumultuous fortnight. Their deadline day business involved a few exits with the biggest departure being Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain while a deal for Thomas Lemar was scuppered by the player.

With criticism coming from all angles, the club needs to rediscover their scoring touch as they have not found the back of the net since Olivier Giroud’s winner against Leicester in the opening round, or over 180 minutes of football ago.

They have form against Bournemouth having won three of the four meetings between the clubs. Bournemouth are just looking to get their first points of the Premier League season having lost to West Brom, Watford and Man City and only scoring once.

Arsenal should get back in the winning circle but it is hard to see them keeping a clean sheet given the uncertainty at the back.

Prediction: Arsenal to Win & Both Teams to Score

BRIGHTON  VS  WEST BROM

 

Statistically, this contest will only go one way as Brighton & Hove’s poor start to their debut Premier League season will be extended by West Brom. The Baggies are off to a good start so far with two wins and a draw from their opening fixtures, all of which have been relatively low scoring.

Aussie goalkeeper Mat Ryan faces some competition from deadline day acquisition Tim Krul and may find himself on the bench for Brighton & Hove.

In the Championship last year, the Seagulls did have the best home record so it would be very helpful for them if they were to rediscover that home form sooner rather than later.

Expect a fairly cautious contest with both keepers having a relatively easy game.

Prediction: Any body wins

EVERTON  VS  TOTTENHAM 
Both sides come into this game looking to kick start their campaigns having notched identical records in the August warm up.

Tottenham will be glad to return to a stadium they are used to playing in with Goodison Park presenting a more familiar setting than their temporary home of Wembley. The last two times these sides met at this ground each produced 1-1 draws, however, Everton have not won a game since December 2012.

A draw is the most frequent result in their last ten fixtures happening five times.

Tottenham’s Harry Kane is yet to get off the mark for this season but did manage a double in a recent qualifier for England.

Everton are yet to fully replace Romelu Lukaku up front as Sandro Ramirez adjusts to the Premier League, this game should go Tottenham’s way but Everton have proven to be tricky in the past so steer clear here.

Prediction: Tottenham Wins or draw

LEICESTER CITY  VS  CHELSEA

The last two champions of England face off at the King Power Stadium this weekend and just like in every other game, both sides will want a win. Chelsea will still be missing captain Gary Cahill who will be serving the final game of his suspension issued as a result of an opening day red card.

The defending champions will be feeling fairly confident having passed two stern tests before the international break in Everton and Spurs.

Last season they recorded two 3-0 victories over Leicester, however, both came before their managerial change.

Since the start of the 2016/2017 season, Leicester has struggled against the traditional “Big” opposition winning just two of fourteen games in that time. They will need to turn that form around quickly if they want to return to the top of the Premier League as they will not want to lose any more ground.

SOUTHAMPTON  VS  WATFORD 

Both sides would be relatively satisfied with how things have gone in their opening three fixtures, establishing a decent platform to build on. So far both sides are on five points with a win and two draws each.

Neither side has been overly potent so far this year, however, Southampton will be hoping that the re-introduction of Virgil van Dijk will help them out in front of goal.

Watford’s leading goalscorer is defender Miguel Britos but they will be wanting one of their strikers to take over that mantle in the coming weeks.

STOKE CITY  VS  MANCHESTER UNITED
The Bet365 stadium hosts the most in-form team in the Premier League, Man Utd. Mourinho’s men would have had an extremely busy week with 80% of the squad out on international duty. There hasn’t been much time to prepare this game. This away game for Man Utd has not been a happy one at all. They haven’t managed a win here since a cup game in 2013 but are they too strong a side for Stoke to contain? Stoke have 1 W 1 D and 1 L this season. With the win coming at home to Arsenal in a 1-0 where they held their own. Fletcher will probably miss this one through a knee injury and Afellay is definitely out. Will Stoke manage to give Man Utd their first goal ? we think so.
Prediction: Both teams to score, Manchester Wins
BURNLEY  VS  CRYSTAL PALACE

Crystal Palace have been absolutely abysmal. Zero goals score in this campaign. In all fairness, their injury list is long and it includes their best striker. This game doesn’t look good either for them. Having said that, it doesn’t look good for Burnley either. D-L-W is their current form so it doesn’t inspire this writer.

Prediction: Any body Wins

SWANSEA  VS  NEWCASTLE 

Swansea has lost their best striker in Llorente (Tottenham) and Newcastle have found some form of rhythm winning their cup game and their last league game. This could be an interesting encounter. Swansea have good results against Newcastle at home winning 3 of the last 4 vs Newcastle at the Liberty stadium. Shelvey will sit his last game through suspension.

Prediction: Both teams to score

WEST HAM  VS  HUDDERSFIELD

Not a glam Monday night fixture but an interesting one nonetheless. West Ham really have to win this one if they want to aspire to a mid-table place this season. Arnautovic and Carroll will be out for this one and this means a low scoring affair for West Ham unless they can pull a swift one.

Prediction: Over 1.5

(Visited 81 times, 1 visits today)

Muyiwa is an ardent follower of everything football. Fascinated by the beauty of the game, he takes pleasure in penning down his opinion about a sport that has more lovers than haters. PS: He loves Barcelona for making football look easier than it actually is.

Advertisement
Advertisement

TRANSFER NEWS

Europe7 hours ago

Philippe Coutinho Costing Bayern Munich £563,000 A Game

Barcelona loanee Philippe Coutinho is costing Bayern Munich a mouth-watering £563,000 a game, as indicated by a report. As reported...

Europe4 weeks ago

Official: CD Leganes Secure The Services Of Success Makanjuola

La Liga side, CD Leganes, have officially secure the services of Success Makanjuola, the Flying Eagles star who completed a...

Europe1 month ago

Karim Adeyemi, Barcelona’s Top Priority Transfer Target

La Liga champion FC Barcelona are ready to splash out €8m for Salburg youngster Karim Adeyemi to continue with their...

La Liga2 months ago

I Don’t Know If Barcelona Did Everything Possible To Ensure Neymar’s return – Messi

With Neymar‘s potential transfer to Barcelona dominating the summer headlines, captain Lionel Messi feels the club could have done a little more to bring the...

Europe2 months ago

Official: Nigeria U20 Midfielder Nnamdi Oforborh Joins Wycombe Wanderers

Nigeria U20 midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh has joined English League One side Wycombe Wanderers on a season-long loan from Bournemouth. The...

La Liga3 months ago

Official: Nacho Monreal Completes £225,000 Real Sociedad Move On A Two-year Deal

Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal has completed his move from Emirates to Real Sociedad to end a six-and-a-half-year spell with the...

Europe3 months ago

Neymar Comeback: Rakitic Agrees, Dembele Not Comfortable Becoming A Bargaining Chip

Ousmane Dembele could be the final part of a long transfer adventure that is meant to bring Neymar back to...

Europe4 months ago

Official: Arsenal Secure The Signing Of Nicolas Pepe

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a reported fee of £72million. The lanky winger becomes...

Europe4 months ago

Official: PSG Secure The Service Of Idrissa Gueye For A Reported Fee Of £25m

​Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of midfielder Idrissa Gueye from Everton for an undisclosed fee, thought to...

Bundesliga4 months ago

Official : RB Liepzig Have Completed A €20m Deal For Ademola Lookman

Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig, have  completed a €20m deal for Ademola Lookman on a permanent basis from Premier League side,...

Trending

Powered by Live Score & Live Score App
Loading...
%d bloggers like this: