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Premier League Tips for Friday
Aston Villa vs Manchester United 7:45pm BST
Aston Villa were somewhat fortuitous in beating newly promoted Bournemouth in their opening game of the season, thanks to a Gestede winner. Manchester United on the other hand were perhaps even more so, as they edged past Tottenham via a Walker own goal.
Both sides are expected to announce unchanged XI’s, however, they will both be hoping for much more polished team performances in this one.
Although this fixture has been moved due to security concerns and will be the only Friday night game in the Premier League, get used to it, there will be many more from next season!
United have scored at least 3 goals in 6 of their last 7 meetings against Villa
Villa have failed to win in their last 20 Home games against United.
Aston Villa 1 – 3 Manchester United @ 14/1
Premier League Tips for Saturday
Southampton vs Everton 12:45pm BST
Southampton laboured to a draw with Newcastle for their opening game, a game, which given both sides positioning and performances last season was somewhat of a shock. Everton on the other hand continued to struggle, also holding out for a draw against an impressive, recently promoted, Watford side.
Everton may have Besic and Deulofeu back in time for this, which would be a big positive for their creativity. Southampton meanwhile are more than likely to name an unchanged XI for this one.
Southampton have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 Home games against Everton.
Everton have failed to beat Southampton at St. Mary’s in their last 6 matches.
Southampton are currently undefeated in their last 5 Home matches in the Premier League.
Graziano Pelle to score anytime @ 8/5
Swansea vs Newcastle 3pm BST
Both teams will come into this in good spirits; Swansea will feel they deserved to beat the Champions, but were held to a draw, and Newcastle will feel they could’ve beaten one of last seasons form teams, but were also held to a draw.
With Newcastle’s frailty at the back, and Montero and Ayew looking in brilliant form, it’ll be a tough days work for the Newcastle back-line. Swansea may have to replace Ki Sung-yueng in their XI, but Newcastle should be unchanged unless McClaren opts to start Mitrovic with Cisse.
Swansea have won 5 of their last 6 matches against Newcastle.
Newcastle have lost their last 6 Away matches in the Premier League.
Swansea 2 – 1 Newcastle @ 15/2
Sunderland vs Norwich 3pm BST
Well, Sunderland come into this off the back of a terrible showing in their rather humiliating defeat to Leicester City. Norwich meanwhile will come into this knowing they can compete at this level, having been hampered by bad luck and officiating in their loss against Crystal Palace.
Due to Sunderland’s poor defensive display O’Shea could get called into the XI, along with Matthews for his debut. In front of the back-line M’Villa could make his debut for the Black Cats – whilst Larsson could move back out wide due to Johnson’s injury. Norwich are likely to make a couple of changes; Jerome replacing Grabban, who missed countless chances, and substitute goal-scorer Redmond could return to the starting XI.
Sunderland are undefeated in their last 5 Home matches against Norwich.
Norwich have failed to score in their last 4 Away matches in the Premier League.
Norwich have lost 7 of their last 8 Away matches in the Premier League.
Jermain Defoe anytime @ 19/10
Tottenham vs Stoke 3pm BST
Both sides will come into this knowing they can do much better. Tottenham were unlucky not to take the lead before Walker’s OG, but looked rather timid afterwards. Stoke were harshly defeated at the end of the game via a speculative effort from Coutinho, which Butland should’ve done a lot better with.
Spurs are likely to feature some changes; Lloris should return in-goal, whilst Mason may come back into the XI at Dier’s expense. Stoke will have Wollscheid replacing the injured Pieters, whilst new signing Shaqiri will be likely to start on the bench.
Stoke did the double over Tottenham last season.
Spurs have won 3 of the last 5 meetings between the pair in the Premier League.
Stoke haven’t won in their last 5 Away matches.
Tottenham 1 – 1 Stoke @ 13/2
Watford vs West Brom 3pm BST
Watford opened their season with an impressive draw at Everton, with the amount of signings and the calibre of them, you can tell they’re not here to make up the numbers. West Brom meanwhile, were doing just that in their opener as Man City controlled the entire game from start to finish.
Watford are likely to continue with an unchanged XI from last week, whilst West Brom could be boosted by the additions of on-loan Gnabry and Rondon if both are fit enough to feature.
Watford haven’t beaten West Brom in their last 6 meetings.
Watford have only scored 3 goals in their last 6 meetings, compared to West Brom’s 13
Draw @ 17/8
West Ham United vs Leicester 3pm BST
In a top of the table clash, both of these sides will be oozing confidence after their opening wins. West Ham out worked and played an Arsenal side looking to win the League, and Leicester dispatched of Sunderland with ease.
West Ham can start on-loan Jenkinson after being ineligible to play his parent club, whilst Spanish youngster Obiang has trained all week and could replace 16 year old Oxford in midfield. Leicester could feature new signing Kante after he’s trained all week with the side, but Ranieri may opt to stick with Vardy.
Leicester have won 8 of their last 10 Premier League matches.
West Ham scored at least 2 goals in their last three Home matches against Leicester.
Diafra Sakho anytime @ 19/10
Premier League Tips for Sunday
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal 1:30pm BST
After their opening game the last thing Arsenal would want is another tricky London derby. Crystal Palace will come into this thinking they can inflict further pain on the Gunners after their good start against Norwich.
Palace could change their side quite a lot in the build up to this, with a 4-3-3 mooted to try to force Arsenal out wide as West Ham did successfully against the Gunners. Arsenal meanwhile are likely to have Sanchez fit enough for the starting XI, whilst Ramsey may drop to the bench to accommodate Oxlade-Chamberlain who was their only bright spark in their opening game.
Crystal Palace have won their last 3 Premier League matches
Arsenal are undefeated in their last 6 Away matches in the Premier League.
2004 is the last time in their meetings that Arsenal didn’t win the match.
Sanchez anytime @ 8/5
Manchester City vs Chelsea 4pm BST
The first of the clashes between the ‘top four’ comes with contrasting form. City ripped through West Brom with ease, and looked very good. Chelsea meanwhile struggled massively, and, had to hold on for a draw against Swansea.
The only change likely to happen is Bony dropping to the bench for Aguero to make his first start of the season. Chelsea meanwhile will have to hand Begovic his full debut due to Courtois’ red card last weekend. Ramires could be brought into the midfield to solidify the midfield and frustrate City as is normally Mourinho’s way in these big games.
City have won their last 7 Home matches in the Premier League.
City have kept a clean sheet in 6 out of their last 7 Home matches in the Premier League.
Chelsea are unbeaten in 18 of their last 19 matches in the Premier League.
Man City 1 – 0 Chelsea @ 7/1
Premier League Tips for Monday
Liverpool vs Bournemouth 8pm BST
Bournemouth were unlucky not to put away their chances they created against Villa, if they had, it may have given them the confidence to win the match – in true Premier League style though, those misses cost them and they lost. Liverpool on the other hand created little in terms of chances against Stoke and very extremely lucky to see Coutinho’s effort somehow get past Butland in the final stages of the game.
Liverpool may well give Firmino a full debut alongside Benteke, meaning a reshuffle of formation which could see Lallana drop out for Can to make his first start of the season. Bournemouth could give Mings his debut, the experienced Distin coming in at CB and Kermorgant and Gradel given their full debuts.
The two sides met twice; once in each cup last season, Liverpool won both games on an aggregate of 5-1.
Liverpool 2 – 0 @ 13/2
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