The games are coming thick and fast and there’s no let-up with another big game round this weekend.
Old Trafford are hosting the biggest game of the weekend, with a rejuvenated Manchester United hosting Arsenal, who boast a 100% record after five games.
The struggling Villa face a tall order if they are to take something from Manchester City that Erling Haaland seems unstoppable for. Chelsea could make a debut against West Ham for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Spurs will hope to extend their unbeaten start against Fulham.
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Everton vs Liverpool
The Merseyside Derby. I will go with Liverpool because I think their season has really started now. They didn’t play badly in the beginning but the results weren’t there. Everton are struggling, they still don’t have a win and I’m so sorry for Lampard, this is the worst moment to play against Liverpool. Klopp’s side are looking for consistency and want to challenge City again. forecast: 3-0.
Betfair odds: Everton 7/1, tie 4/1, Liverpool 2/5
Spurs v Fulham
Every game against Fulham is tough, against Arsenal they were unlucky. Mitrovic will be back on the archway. But in this case I will go for Tottenham because they have this winning mentality with Conte. He won’t want to miss an opportunity to keep that momentum going. forecast: 2-1.
Betfair odds: Spurs 40/85, tie 7/2, Fulham 6/1
Nottingham Forest v Bournemouth
All Bournemouth players will try to prove themselves. Nottingham Forest will be looking to fight for points at home. I can see this is a tie. Prediction 1-1.
Betfair Odds: Nottm Forest Evens, Tie 5/2, Bournemouth 29/10
Chelsea vs West Ham
Sterling shows people why Tuchel bought him. He’s a complete player for me and I’ve always admired him a lot. West Ham have a win on the cards and I’m sure David Moyes will be happy about that. I think West Ham will try to win this game and they will definitely try to make sure they don’t lose, but Chelsea have no choice but to win this game. forecast :2-1.
Betfair odds: Chelsea 1/2, tie 7/2, West Ham 5/1
Brentford vs Leeds
I see Leeds win, they look good and I think they have a bit more quality at the moment. Brentford have been doing well lately to get back into games so I can see this is a good thing to look at. forecast: 2-3.
Betfair odds: Brentford 23/20, tie 13/5, Leeds 23/10
Wolves vs Southampton
Southampton are playing very well, they had so many chances in the first half against Man United and to be fair they defended very well. I can see that this one is tight. forecast: 1-1.
Betfair Odds: Wolves 6/5, Tie 23/10, Southampton 23/10
Newcastle vs Crystal Palace
It’s gonna be a great game. I’ve always loved watching Allan Saint-Maximin, even when he was playing at Nice, he’s such a gifted and talented player. He just needs more consistency and I can see people starting to notice him this year. You can tell he really wants to prove himself and has the quality to be one of the best players in the Premier League. I think the fans will enjoy it and there will be a lot of entertainment. Vieira is doing a great job and I have to give him credit for that, they make it difficult for every team they play against, they are unpredictable. I need them to be a bit more solid on defense. forecast: 2-2.
Betfair odds: Newcastle Evens, tie 5/2, Crystal Palace 29/10
Aston Villa vs Manchester City
I think Guardiola will try to dominate this game, I think that’s how they will approach this game. They win but they fight back, they don’t quite dominate like they did last year. I think Guardiola wants the team to adapt to Haaland even if he doesn’t admit it, but I think he’s trying to make sure the team gives Haaland the best conditions and I think it’s working step by step. I will choose City in this case because I think they will try to dominate and put a lot of pressure on Aston Villa. forecast: 0-2
Betfair odds: Aston Villa 7/1, draw 9/2, Man City 1/3
Brighton vs Leicester
That’s good, I’ve spoken to Danny Welbeck and I congratulate him after every game what a surprise they are, they give their all in every single game and they have fun. They enjoy their football. Leicester are off to such a bad start. forecast: 1-0.
Betfair odds: Brighton 5/6, tie 5/2, Leicester 18/5
Manchester United vs Arsenal
Arsenal are in great form, they’re winning ugly games and that scares me. It is difficult to say who will be the winner in this case. I want Ten Hag’s side to continue with that consistency and winning this game will be such a massive boost, but I can’t see Arsenal giving up that easily. It’s going to be an interesting game and to be honest I can see a draw. forecast: 1-1.
Betfair odds: Man United 31/20, draw 5/2, Arsenal 17/10
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