After a shaky few weeks before to an international break, the Premier League is now back in full swing. Let’s look at the games we have this weekend to look forward to!
Tottenham Hotspur playing Arsenal (Sat, 12:30)
At the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will square off to start the weekend’s events. The North London derby appears to have everything on the line. This season, both teams will aim to place in the top four.
Tottenham is a few spots below the Gunners in the standings but is still unblemished. Arsenal has had a strong start and now holds the top spot. Antonio Conte should be the cheerier player after this game, in my opinion. I’m betting on Tottenham to score a rare victory at the Emirates.
The Vitality Stadium game is difficult to predict because Brentford is in good shape and has had a strong start to the year. Bournemouth, on the other hand, has been able to make some progress after being humiliated 9-0 at Anfield a few weeks ago.
I am betting for the Bees to win this game by a score of three to one despite the fact that the visitors have the superior starting eleven on paper.
Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00)
Premier League Selhurst Park is a challenging venue, and with Chelsea’s poor play—which led to the sacking of Thomas Tuchel—it won’t be simple for the new manager Graham Potter to go there and come away with all three points.
Nevertheless, Chelsea appears to be the superior team on paper, and I believe Raheem Sterling will help the Blues win in South London.
Few would have anticipated Fulham’s great start to the season upon their return to the Premier League, as the Cottagers presently occupy the sixth spot in the standings.
Newcastle, their rivals, are a challenging team to predict this year. On the field, there has been a steady progress, but they still lack that cutting edge. Although Alexander Isak could be the game’s deciding factor, I’m going with a fun draw.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Liverpool (Sat, 15:00)
Liverpool’s most recent Premier League game ended in a 0-0 draw against Everton in the Merseyside derby. The team led by Jurgen Klopp has only won two of their first six games and needs to gain momentum to get their season going. Roberto De Zerbi is the new manager of Brighton & Hove Albion, and the Seagulls will be hoping for a successful start under his leadership. The new manager faces a challenging first test, and I don’t believe he will lead Brighton to victory at Anfield.
Everton moved up to 13th in the standings after their most recent game against West Ham United, when they earned their first victory of the year. Due to their 1-0 loss to Aston Villa before the break, Southampton sit only one spot below the Toffees.
It’s difficult to predict this game, but I believe Frank Lampard’s squad is finally getting going, and I predict they will snag a victory on the south coast.
Manchester United against Manchester City (Sun, 14:00)
Premier League One of the weekend’s most heated games, to put it mildly. If other outcomes go their way, Manchester City, who are still undefeated, may complete Matchweek 9 at the top of the standings.
Erik ten Hag’s revitalised Manchester United team will want to build on the performance that earned the Old Trafford manager Manager of the Month honours for September. However, Manchester United has a history of injuries, which will undoubtedly increase fans’ anxiety before the game.
Since it’s difficult to predict, I’m taking a safe route and being predictable. At the Etihad, I predict a draw.
Aston Villa at Leeds United (Sun, 16:30)
Premier League At Aston Villa, Steven Gerrard’s employment was in jeopardy a few weeks ago. After an excellent point against Manchester City and a victory over Southampton, these concerns have partly eased.
Aston Villa’s fortunes appear to be changing, and I predict they will leave Elland Road with at least a point. Leeds United are a challenging team to analyse. decent but erratic players. This is how I previously characterised Wolves, and I believe it is a commonality that both of them possess.