Premier League Match Preview: Everton vs Liverpool

Everton and Liverpool both picked up much-needed victories in midweek. Everton won 3-0 away to Cardiff while Liverpool tanked Watford 5-0.

Liverpool could be down to second by the time this match kicks off and the pressure will be on Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Everton, however, are winless in the last 18 Merseyside derbies, last winning one back in 2010.

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Everton- Kurt Zouma has served his suspension and is expected to replace Phil Jagielka in Everton’s backline. Yerry Mina is also an option after recovering in time to make the bench in midweek.

Andre Gomes will hope to replace Morgan Schneiderlin in central midfield but no other changes are expected from the side that beat Cardiff 3-0 on Tuesday.

Liverpool- Roberto Firmino missed out in midweek but Jurgen Klopp expects the Brazilian to be available on Sunday. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Everton vs Liverpool”

Premier League Match Preview: Manchester United vs Southampton

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer extended his unbeaten league record as Manchester United boss to 11 matches in midweek after winning 3-1 away to Crystal Palace. That result was one of the most impressive under Solskjaer, as United had nine first-team players out injured.

Southampton moved out of the bottom three on Wednesday night after beating relegation rivals Fulham 2-0. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have only lost one of their last five matches away to United.

With at least one of Arsenal or Tottenham due to drop points in Saturday’s early kick-off, United have a great chance to close the gap on those above them in the table and they need to capitalise on that here.

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Manchester United- Of Manchester United’s 10 injured players, Marcos Rojo and Marcus Rashford recovered to make the bench in Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. The latter will return to the starting XI here.

Fred and Alexis Sanchez failed to impress on their audition for a regular starting berth and could both be demoted to the bench here. Various betting options are available on Site

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would ideally like to shuffle his pack but that will depend what players are available on Saturday. Andreas Pereira and Eric Bailly will push for starts here. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Manchester United vs Southampton”

Premier League Match Preview: Tottenham vs Arsenal

Tottenham have lost successive Premier League matches and now need to look over their shoulder with Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea closing in. Defeat here would leave Arsenal only one point behind them.

Arsenal warmed up for Saturday’s North London derby with a 5-1 win over Bournemouth. They will be full of confidence heading into Saturday’s early kick-off and will hope to have caught Tottenham at the perfect moment.

The Gunners have failed to score in their last two away matches to Tottenham and are winless in the last three. You’d expect Unai Emery’s side to find the back of the net here but whether they will have enough to beat their rivals remains to be seen.

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Tottenham- Eric Dier could continue to miss out as he recovers from tonsillitis. Dele Alli and Vincent Janssen are not expected back either.

Mauricio Pochettino needs to change something after successive Premier League defeats. Start forecasting your Weekend games Now on NaijaBet

Kierian Trippier will likely lose his place in the starting XI after a poor showing in Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat away to Chelsea. Danny Rose should also return on the opposite flank. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Tottenham vs Arsenal”

Premier League Match Preview: Chelsea vs Tottenham

Chelsea lost Sunday’s Carabao Cup final and there are fresh questions about Maurizio Sarri’s future at the club. Chelsea played well but the performance was marred by an explosive exchange between Maurizio Sarri and first-choice goalkeeper Kepa.

Tottenham missed the opportunity to close the gap on the Premier League’s top two after losing 2-1 away to Burnley on Saturday. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have only won one of their last six matches at Stamford Bridge in all competitions.

Chelsea are not in great shape heading into Wednesday’s London derby. This is a testing week for Sarri after seeing his authority undermined by Kepa on Sunday. He will be desperate to get three points in midweek and stay in touch with Manchester United and Arsenal in the race to finish fourth.

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Chelsea- Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will surely make changes from the side that lost on penalties to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup on Sunday.

Kepa Arrizabalaga’s place in the team is uncertain. The Chelsea No.1 had a blazing row with Sarri at the end of extra-time after refusing to be substituted. Cesar Azpilicueta also seemed to engage in a war of words with the Chelsea manager. Bet Now on NaijaBet

Gonzalo Higuain was surprisingly benched against City but will return to the fold in Wednesday’s London derby. Callum Hudson-Odoi may have to settle for a place on the bench once again. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Chelsea vs Tottenham”

Premier League Match Preview: Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

Crystal Palace will be high on confidence after thrashing Leicester 4-1 on Saturday. The Eagles are now unbeaten in their last six matches in all competitions.

Manchester United are still unbeaten in the Premier League under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (10 matches) after Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool.

United were forced to use all three of their substitutions in the first half against Liverpool and will be delighted with their point earned. They did, however, fall out of the top four as a result.

Solskjaer has barely put a foot wrong as United interim manager but injuries are stacking up for the Red Devils and they play away to an in-form Palace side on Wednesday.

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Crystal Palace- Mamadou Sakho was forced off with an injury in Crystal Palace’s 4-1 win over Leicester on Saturday and miss out in midweek.

With Martin Kelly also sidelined for the Eagles, Scott Dann is the frontrunner to partner James Tomkins at the heart of Palace’s back four. Naija and Bet

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is also a huge doubt ahead of Wednesday’s match and Roy Hodgson will be desperate to have the talented right-back available here.

Cheikhou Kouyate will hope to start in midweek but Hodgson may stick with the same front six as selected against Leicester. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Crystal Palace vs Manchester United”

Premier League Match Preview: Manchester City vs West Ham

Manchester City have won their last six competitive meetings with West Ham, scoring 24 goals in the process, so it will be up to former boss Manuel Pellegrini to stop the rot on Wednesday and try to cause an upset that would dent his old club’s title bid.

The visitors will certainly be buoyed by the fact that City had to come through 120 minutes at the weekend, picking up injuries to key players along the way, and Pep Guardiola has made it clear that the mounting absences are likely to have an effect on his side’s performances.

At home anything but a win for the champions would still be a shock but the Hammers have posed problems for the Citizens at the Etihad in recent seasons and could do so once more.

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Manchester City- Pep Guardiola will no doubt rotate his squad after the Carabao Cup final went all the way to penalties and will be forced into at least two changes.

John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho were forced off with injuries, so defensively the Spaniard is short of options. Benjamin Mendy has trained for the last few days, however, and will make the squad. Various Betting Options are available on NaijaBet for today’s games

The coach will look to rotate his players further forward, though Gabriel Jesus is also still recovering from injury and may not be ready to return to the side alongside the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Manchester City vs West Ham”

FA CUP Match Preview: Chelsea vs Manchester United

Chelsea bounced back from their 6-0 defeat to Manchester City with a less-than convincing 2-1 win over Malmo on Thursday.

Paris Saint-Germain dealt Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his first defeat as Manchester United manager in midweek and now the Red Devils need a response after a lame performance.

This is potentially be a huge match for both managers. Sarri is still under pressure, while a successive defeat for Solskjaer would seriously dent his ambitions of getting the job on a full-time basis.

United have not won at Stamford Bridge since 2012 and have generally struggled away to Chelsea since then.

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Chelsea– Ruben Loftus-Cheek missed Thursday’s trip to Malmo due to a back injury and he is a doubt here. Bet Now 

Maurizio Sarri is expected to go with a near full strength team on Monday night, meaning Callum Hudson-Odoi will have to settle for a place on the bench.

Continue reading “FA CUP Match Preview: Chelsea vs Manchester United”

Premier League Match Preview: Manchester City vs Chelsea

Manchester City moved back to the top of the Premier League table on Wednesday night as they overcame Everton 2-0, however they may start this clash in second depending on the outcome of Liverpool’s welcome of Bournemouth on Saturday.

That being said, City are only top on goal difference, while the Reds have a game in hand on their title contenders.

Chelsea breezed past Huddersfield last weekend, but they have lost their last three away games in all competitions, succumbing to defeat at Tottenham, Arsenal and Bournemouth since the turn of the year.

They’ve also won only one of their last five visits to the Etihad Stadium, though won the reverse fixture 2-0 as goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz ruined City’s chances of an unbeaten season.

City look set to add to Chelsea’s recent away woes and exact revenge on the 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season. The result should move the champions back to the top of the table, unless Liverpool can make up a seven-goal difference between the pair this weekend.

Team News

Manchester City- Pep Guardiola is again without Claudio Bravo and Vincent Kompany for the welcome of Chelsea.

Benjamin Mendy is a doubt with a ongoing knee complaint, though Guardiola will hope to have him fit to at least make the squad here. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Manchester City vs Chelsea”

Premier League Match Preview: Fulham vs Manchester United

Fulham have lost five of their last six matches in all competitions. They did, however, win their last home game.

Manchester United have won nine of their 10 matches in all competitions since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho.

This match kickstarts an incredibly difficult run of games for United and it’s vital they get off to a winning start.

United are clear favourites but cannot afford to look past Fulham at the tougher matches on the horizon.

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Fulham- Joe Bryan recovered from injury to start against Crystal Palace last weekend. The former Bristol City defender has fond memories against Manchester United after scoring against them in a League Cup upset last season.

Lazar Markovic and Havard Nordtveit, who both signed for Fulham on deadline day, won’t be considered for their debuts until next week. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Fulham vs Manchester United”

Man City main objective is to retain EPL title – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola insisted Manchester City’s 2-0 victory at Everton proved they are determined to win their title fight with Liverpool as the champions returned to the top of the table on Wednesday.

It was a far from inspired performance from City at Goodison Park, but goals from Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus ensured they knocked Liverpool out of pole position on goal difference.

Liverpool had occupied first place since December 8, but now the pressure is on Jurgen Klopp’s side just five weeks after they could have moved 10 points clear of City.

With Liverpool showing signs of nerves after two successive draws damaged their bid for a first English title since 1990, City took advantage in a fixture which was brought forward due to their League Cup final date with Chelsea later this month.

It was a crucial victory and City manager Guardiola claimed his players have no intention of letting Liverpool off the hook now. Place bet on Virtual Games 24/7 on NaijaBet

“We come from champions and we are in a situation where we could have given up but it didn’t happen,” Guardiola said. Continue reading “Man City main objective is to retain EPL title – Guardiola”

Premier League Match Preview: Arsenal vs Chelsea

Arsenal will be down to sixth in the table by the time this match starts if Manchester United avoid defeat at home to Brighton in one of Saturday’s fixtures.

The Gunners were streaks ahead of United prior to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment but have endured a terrible run of two wins from their last five league matches.

Chelsea haven’t been much better either of late. Maurizio Sarri’s side have suffered a dip in form and haven’t won a match by more than a one-goal margin since beating Manchester City 2-0 over a month ago.

The west London outfit has historically come out on top in this fixture but that has changed slightly in the last few league meetings between the two sides. Start forecasting your weekend games Now

Neither London rival are at their best ahead of Saturday’s match and both know the consequences of defeat with Manchester United breathing down their necks. Will either side do enough to get all three points? A draw would be a great result for their top-six rivals. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Arsenal vs Chelsea”

Premier League Match Preview: Chelsea vs Leicester

Both sides were involved in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals in midweek but only Chelsea progressed to the next round.

Chelsea are unbeaten in home league matches this season and have kept a clean sheet in their last five at Stamford Bridge.

Leicester are winless in their last four in all competitions and haven’t scored more than once in an away match since September.

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Chelsea- Victor Moses, Gary Cahill and Alvaro Morata are all doubts for Chelsea, though none were expected to start. Place Bet on Live Matches 24/7 on NaijaBet

David Luiz, Marcos Alonso Pedro, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard did not start Wednesday’s Carabao Cup win over Bournemouth and will return to the XI here.

Maurizio Sarri has to decide whether to play Hazard through the middle or start Giroud up front. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Chelsea vs Leicester”

Premier League Match Preview: Arsenal vs Burnley

Arsenal has suffered successive defeats in all competitions after falling up last weekend’s 3-2 defeat to Southampton with a 2-0 loss to Tottenham in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

Burnley have only won one of their last 10 Premier League matches and they start the weekend in the bottom three on goal difference. The Clarets have lost four of their last five away league games.

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Arsenal– Sokratis missed last weekend’s 3-2 defeat to Southampton through suspension and will return here. Shkodran Mustafi has also served his suspension but is recovering from a hamstring injury.

Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin failed to recover from injury in time to feature in the midweek Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham and remain doubts here. Granit Xhaka may be required as a third centre-back.

Mesut Ozil could leave Arsenal next month after Unai Emery’s latest snub and may have to settle for a place on the bench on Saturday. Bet Now

Burnley– Aaron Lennon has undergone knee surgery and is now out for a long period of time. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Arsenal vs Burnley”

Premier League Match Preview: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Liverpool

Wolves look to have found their groove again after three successive wins following a six-match winless run. On home turf, they aren’t to be underestimated having beaten Chelsea and Molineux and held Manchester City in front of their own fans this season.

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Manchester United last time out and they remain the only unbeaten side in the league this season. The Reds have kept a clean sheet in their last three visits to Molineux, though this’ll be the first clash between the pair in the Midlands since 2012.

The Reds will be confident of spending Christmas day at the top of the table and should come away with another vital three points in Friday’s match.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers- Diogo Jota is ruled out for the home side, so Helder Costa could start alongside Raul Jimenez in the attack.

Jonny made his return from injury in the 2-0 win over Bournemouth last week and looks likely to keep his spot on the left after coming through the full 90 minutes unscathed. Latest odd are available on site for this weekend games

Morgan Gibbs-White has impressed of late and is set to feature behind the front pair in a 3-4-1-2 setup. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Liverpool”

PL Match Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester United

Liverpool replaced Manchester City at the top of the Premier League last weekend but could well be back down to second by the time they host Manchester United on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp’s side will be full of confidence after booking their name in the knockout phase of the Champions League in midweek.

United supporters must be watching Liverpool’s season with envy. Things have largely been poor under Jose Mourinho this season and they head to Anfield 16 points behind Liverpool. United are unbeaten in their last five matches against Liverpool, though four have been draws.

Liverpool haven’t won a Premier League game at home to United since September 2013 but it’s hard to look beyond a Liverpool win on Sunday. Klopp’s side are superior in almost every department and should really have a field day up against United’s leaky defence.

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Liverpool- Liverpool won their crucial Champions League group game in midweek but it came at a cost. Joel Matip is now out for six weeks and Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to miss out for a few weeks.

Nathaniel Clyne did return to training on Thursday but James Milner could get the nod at right-back for the second game in succession. Bet Now

Naby Keita and Fabinho did not start against Napoli but only the former may come into consideration for a starting berth against Manchester United. Continue reading “PL Match Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester United”

Premier League Match Preview: Manchester City vs Everton

Manchester City lost top spot in the Premier League last weekend following a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea and they will aim to recapture first here before Liverpool host Manchester United on Sunday.

City has a 100 per cent record in their eight home league matches this season and have scored 30 goals and conceded just five in that time.

Everton has only won one of their last five league matches and have dropped down to seventh in the league, two points behind United. Marco Silva’s side has only won one of their opening seven away league matches this season, though they have travelled to United, Chelsea and Liverpool in their last three matches away from Goodison Park.

For all of Everton’s struggles on the road this term they have never conceded more than twice in a single match and have already drawn at Stamford Bridge and Anfield in recent weeks. This fixture has been drawn on three of the last four occasions but City are favourites despite a depleted squad at the moment.

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Manchester City- John Stones is expected to miss out against his former club after being forced off against Hoffenheim with a knee injury. Vincent Kompany or Nicolas Otamendi will deputise. Bet Now

David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne are still sidelined for Manchester City leaving Pep Guardiola short of options in central midfield. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Manchester City vs Everton”

Premier League Match Preview: Chelsea vs Manchester City

Chelsea has now lost two of their last three in the Premier League and have dropped down to fourth in the Premier League as a result. They could finish the weekend outside the top-four and 13 points adrift of Manchester City.

There is a good chance City will be second by the time their match with Chelsea starts on Saturday evening. City are unbeaten in the Premier League this season and have only dropped points on two occasions.

City have won the last three meetings between the two sides without conceding. Pep Guardiola has also won all three of his previous meetings against sides managed by Maurizio Sarri.

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Chelsea- Maurizio Sarri rested some key players in midweek and Chelsea paid a heavy price, losing 2-1 away to strugglers Wolves. Latest Odds

The likes of David Luiz, Jorginho, Olivier Giroud and Pedro will almost certainly return to the starting XI when Chelsea host Manchester City on Saturday. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Chelsea vs Manchester City”

Premier League Match Preview: Manchester United vs Fulham

Manchester United twice came from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Red Devils start the weekend in eighth and eight points adrift of the top four.

Claudio Ranieri’s record after three matches in charge of Fulham is one win, one defeat and one draw. They are still bottom of the Premier League but only a point adrift of safety.

This is the first Premier League meeting between the two sides at Old Trafford in four years. Fulham haven’t beaten United since 2009 and you have to go back to 2003 to find the last time they won at the Theatre of Dreams.

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Manchester United- Ashley Young served his one-game ban in midweek and will surely return to the starting XI to provide Jose Mourinho with some fresh legs.

Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba were only named as substitutes against Arsenal on Wednesday and could also star here. Place bet on LIVE MATCHES 24/7 ON Naijabet

Anthony Martial picked up a knock in the second half of Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal but Mourinho believes the Frenchman has avoided a serious injury. He may not be risked here, nonetheless. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Manchester United vs Fulham”

Premier League Match Preview: Manchester United vs Arsenal

Manchester United are 16 points off first and eight behind Arsenal in fourth ahead of the midweek Premier League fixtures. Jose Mourinho’s side are already out of the title race and a defeat here would surelt end their hopes of a top-four finish before Christmas.

Arsenal will be high on confidence after crushing Tottenham 4-2 in Unai Emery’s first north London derby. The Gunners are unbeaten in all competitions since August and Emery has done a fantastic job since replacing Arsene Wenger in the summer.

Arsenal haven’t won a Premier League match at Old Trafford since September 2006 but have a golden chance to change that here. United are in disarray and Mourinho’s time at the club appears to be coming to an end.

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Manchester United- Manchester United are in terrible shape ahead of Wednesday’s welcome of Arsenal, particularly in defence. Jose Mourinho was forced to play Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay at the back against Southampton at the weekend after being left with just one fully fit centre-back.

Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling both missed out at the weekend through injury and Mourinho will be desperate to recover at least one of them here, particularly as Phil Jones could now also be sidelined. Today’s games Latest Odds

Marcos Rojo made the bench against Southampton but only returned to training at the end of last week and has not featured for United at all this season. Mourinho may have no choice but to risk him in midweek. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Manchester United vs Arsenal”

Premier League Match Preview: Tottenham vs Southampton

Tottenham threw away a 2-1 lead to lose the North London Derby 4-2 on Sunday and Mauricio Pochettino will be demanding a return to winning ways after they slipped below Arsenal in the table. They couldn’t have been handed a more affordable opponent either in Southampton, who they have beaten in five of their last six home meetings with.

Southampton raced into a two-goal lead against Manchester United on Saturday, but capitulated to draw 2-2. The result, coupled with Cardiff’s win over Wolves, saw them drop into the relegation zone and having failed to win their last five away matches, losing four, few are giving them a chance of coming away from Wembley with a positive result.

Indeed, Tottenham should bounce back with a win here.

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Tottenham- Jan Vertonghen is suspended after his sending off in the 4-2 loss to Arsenal, with Toby Alderweireld set to come in.

Kieran Trippier has recovered from injury and may start in place of Serge Aurier, but Erik Lamela is sidelined with a thigh problem that forced him to miss the North London Derby. Live Bet on NaijaBet.com

Victor Wanyama, Vincent Janssen, Mousa Dembele and Davinson Sanchez are all ruled out, while Danny Rose, Harry Winks and Lucas Moura could all start should Mauricio Pochettino look to shuffle his pack. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Tottenham vs Southampton”

Premier League Match Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool

Burnley are winless in their last seven matches (D2, L5). Turf Moor was once a fortress for the Clarets but they have only won one Premier League home match all season.

Liverpool could be five points behind Manchester City by the time they play on Wednesday. They kept pace over the weekend with a 1-0 win over Everton but the performance was not overly impressive.

Liverpool should certainly beat Burnley but there will be added pressure if City win on Tuesday. Recent encounters between the two sides have produced hard fought, close matches.

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Burnley– Robbie Brady suffered an ankle injury late on against Crystal Palace on Saturday and is a doubt here. Steven Defour is also rated a huge doubt and may have to miss out. Bet Now

James Tarkowski was fit enough to make the bench against Palace and Sean Dyche may use the England international from the start here.

Sam Vokes and Ashley Barnes will push for starts if Dyche opts to freshen things up ahead of Wednesday’s welcome of Liverpool. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool”

Premier League Match Preview: Watford vs Manchester City

After their 100% start to the season, the wheels look to have really come off for Watford, who now have just two wins to their name from their last 10. Things don’t get any easier for the Hornets here either as they welcome a Manchester City side unbeaten since September to Vicarage Road.

What’s more, City has won their last eight meetings with Watford, and have scored 11 goals in their last two visits to Vicarage Road. Watford may have been solid at the back under Gracia, but few will give them a fighting chance of keeping City out.

Indeed, this should be a routine win for the visitors.

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Watford- Etienne Capoue is suspended after his red card in the 2-0 loss at Leicester on Saturday, with Nathaniel Chalobah in line to deputise for the Frenchman.

Adalberto Penaranda and Tom Cleverley are both sidelined due to a lack of fitness, while Daryl Janmaat is a doubt. Bet Now

Javi Gracia could make a couple of changes to the side that lost at the weekend, with Troy Deeney, Christian Kabasele and Adam Masina among those who could come in. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Watford vs Manchester City”

EPL Match Preview: Arsenal vs Tottenham

A 3-0 win over Vorskla on Thursday night saw Arenal extend their unbeaten run to 18 matches, though they have won only three of their last seven. The Gunners are also unbeaten in their last six home meetings with Tottenham, winning three.

Spurs, though, come into this off the back of a solid 1-0 win over Inter in midweek and have won their last five away league matches. If they play as they did in the 3-1 win over Chelsea last week, they should be confident of landing all three points.

Indeed, while Arsenal are in the midst of a lengthy unbeaten, Spurs could come away with all three points.

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Arsenal-  Alexandre Lacazette is a doubt for the home side and will be hope to be fit enough to make the matchday squad, but will be assessed.

Laurent Koscielny is short on match fitness, so is unlikely to start here, while Konstantinos Mavropanos, Danny Welbeck and Nacho Monreal are all sidelined. Place bet on Live matches 24/7 on NaijaBet

Unai Emery may continue with the three-man defensive setup we saw in the 2-1 win over Bournemouth. Continue reading “EPL Match Preview: Arsenal vs Tottenham”

EPL Match Preview: Southampton vs Manchester United

Southampton are winless in their last nine Premier League matches and Mark Hughes is running out of time to save his job.

Manchester United have been pretty poor themselves this season. Jose Mourinho’s side could be as low as ninth by the time this game starts.

United may only have lost one of their last six but they have performed poorly in that time.

United have only won by more than a one-goal margin on two occasions this season and both were in September. It’s getting desperate at the club.

There has only been one goal scored in the last three meetings between the two sides. Do not expect a thriller.

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Southampton- Ryan Bertrand missed last weekend’s Premier League match due to suspension and is now a doubt with a back injury that has prevented him from training this week. Continue reading “EPL Match Preview: Southampton vs Manchester United”

EPL Match Preview : Tottenham vs Chelsea

Tottenham bounced back from their 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Manchester City with back-to-back wins over Wolves and Crystal Palace. On home turf, though, Spurs have struggled, with two wins and two defeats at Wembley this season, those losses coming at the hands of top-six rivals Liverpool and City.

No less, they sit just one point behind Chelsea, who are one of three unbeaten teams in the Premier League this season. The Blues have won three of the last five competitive meetings between these two, including a 2-1 win in this game last term, and have earned 13 of 15 available points on the road thus far.

Two teams in good form meet for this London derby, in what could be a entertaining meeting. The duo, though, could cancel themselves out with a draw on the cards.

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Tottenham- Kieran Trippier is a doubt having been forced off in the first half of the 1-0 win at Crystal Palace before the international break, with Serge Aurier in line to start. Place Bet on Live Matches 24/7 on NaijaBet

Despite returning to full training, Jan Vertonghen is not expected to start this weekend with one eye on next week’s clash with Inter in the Champions League. Continue reading “EPL Match Preview : Tottenham vs Chelsea”