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”
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.
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”
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.
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”
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.
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”
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.
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”
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.
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”
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.
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”
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.
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”
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.
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”
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.
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”
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.
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”
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.
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”
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.
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”
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.
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”
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.
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”
The international break came at a good time for Manchester United after losing the Manchester derby 3-1, which ended a run of three straight away matches in all competitions. This is their first match at Old Trafford in almost a month.
The break also came at a good time for Crystal Palace, who are winless in seven matches (D1, L6). Although, Roy Hodgson now has fresh injury concerns to contend with ahead of their trip to Old Trafford, where they have failed to score in their last five attempts.
United have never lost a Premier League match against Palace home or away and you have to go back to 1991 to find their last league defeat to the Eagles. Neither side are in great form but anything less than three points would be a huge disappointment for Jose Mourinho’s side.
Manchester United- Luke Shaw serves a one-match ban for Manchester United after picking up his fifth booking of the Premier League season before the international break. Latest weekend games are available on Site
With Ashley Young expected to start at left-back, Antonio Valencia could make his first appearance for United in almost two months. Alternatively, summer signing Diogo Dalot is available again and could make his league debut at right-back. Continue reading “EPL Match Preview: Manchester United vs Crystal Palace”
Manchester City starts the weekend top of the league but they could be as low as third by the time the derby starts. Pep Guardiola’s side are unbeaten in the league this season and have kept a clean sheet in six of their last seven in the competition.
City have only conceded four league goals all season and three were by defenders and the other was a Danny Ings penalty.
Manchester United have conceded the first goal in each of their last three away matches but have avoided defeat in all three games (W2, D1) after producing a remarkable comeback against Juventus in midweek, winning 2-1. Jose Mourinho’s side are also the only side to beat City at the Etihad in the Premier League in the last 37 games there.
Despite showing signs of revival in recent weeks, it would be a huge surprise if United even managed a draw on Sunday. City are producing jaw-dropping football on a weekly basis and should prove too much for Mourinho’s men. There will certainly be no way back for United if they continue to start games poorly. City are too ruthless for that and will certainly punish any mistakes. Various betting options are available on site for this weekend games
Manchester City- Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy were given the night off in Wednesday’s 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk. The latter will certainly start here, while Kompany, who has a great derby record, will also hope to feature. Continue reading “EPL Match Preview: Manchester City vs Manchester United”
This promises to be a hugely entertaining encounter and Arsenal’s list of potential absentees – all defensive players – will leave Liverpool’s strikeforce in confident mood.
The Gunners haven’t found goals hard to come by themselves, of course, and will fancy their chances of ruining their visitors’ impressive defensive record.
The last five meetings between these sides have seen 27 goals scored and that trend doesn’t look send to end this weekend.
Arsenal- Arsenal has an injury crisis on their hands in the full-back positions, with Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac all facing a race against time to recover for the visit of Liverpool.
Granit Xhaka may be forced to continue to deputise at left-back but his unfamiliarity with the role was exposed at Palace at times, while Stephan Lichtsteiner is an option if Bellerin is fit to start on the right. Place bet on various LIVE bet events on NaijaBet
Aaron Ramsey is all but certain to leave the club when his contract expires next summer but may be called upon to start as Matteo Guendouzi was sent off in the cup in midweek and is suspended. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Arsenal vs Liverpool”
Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last six matches in all competitions (W5,D1). The Cherries are only two points off fourth and will leapfrog Tottenham and Arsenal with three points here.
Manchester United have shown signs of life in their last few Premier League matches. Jose Mourinho’s side has only lost one of their last seven in the league.
United have won their last two matches away to Bournemouth but the Cherries are in fantastic shape heading into Saturday’s encounter. Eddie Howe’s side have a real opportunity to cause an upset this weekend.
Bournemouth- Joshua King has missed Bournemouth’s last two matches through injury and will be keen to turn out against his former club on Saturday. His availability will decide what formation they play against Manchester United. Start forecasting your weekend games on NaijaBet
Eddie Howe made changes for Tuesday’s EFL Cup triumph over Norwich and will revert back to his usual starting XI on Saturday, with Ryan Fraser and David Brooks on the wings and Callum Wilson up front.
Manchester United- Jose Mourinho dropped Romelu Lukaku to the bench against former club Everton last weekend and the out-of-form striker came on and missed a sitter. Continue reading “Match Preview: Bournemouth vs Manchester United”
Tottenham’s hopes of progressing to the next round of the Champions League hang in the balance after they were held to a 2-2 draw with PSV in midweek. In the Premier League, they have won seven of nine games and are enjoying their best ever start to a top-flight campaign.
Manchester City top the table having too won seven of nine league matches so far, but are one of three teams yet to lose. Confidence will be high for Pep Guardiola’s side after their comfortable 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night.
Like with Spurs, the fixtures are starting to pile up for City, but with an extra day’s rest, they should capitalise with a repeat of last season’s 3-1 win at Wembley on the cards.
Tottenham- Jan Vertonghen is our until December with a hamstring issue, while Vincent Janssen is a long-term absentee for the home side.
Dele Alli and Danny Rose are closing in on a return to fitness, but it remains to be seen whether they’ll feature here.
Mauricio Pochettino could rotate as Spurs gear up to play two games in the space of three days, however, will likely save his fringe players for the Carabao Cup meeting with West Ham in midweek. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Tottenham vs Manchester City”
Jurgen Klopp will hope Liverpool have rediscovered their best form after beating FK Crvena Zvezda 4-0 on Wednesday night in the Champions League.
Liverpool are unbeaten in the league this season and have a good chance to take the outright lead in the Premier League with Manchester City playing away to Tottenham on Monday night.
Cardiff climbed out of the bottom three last weekend after picking up their first win of the season, a hugely impressive 4-2 victory over Fulham.
This is the first meeting between the two teams since March 2014 when Liverpool ran out 6-3 winners, featuring a Luis Suarez hat-trick. Liverpool has not conceded a home league goal this season and that is unlikely to change here. Start forecasting your weekend games Now
Liverpool- Jordan Henderson will miss out once again for Liverpool, while Naby Keita remains a doubt after missing Wednesday’s Champions League action.
Fabinho excelled in their absence on his first big game and looks primed to cement a place in midfield on Saturday. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Liverpool vs Cardiff”
Arsenal has won nine games in a row in all competitions. It’s difficult to gauge how good Unai Emery’s side are playing, as they haven’t been tested against high-level opposition during that time.
Leicester have won three of their last four in all competitions but Claude Puel’s job is reportedly uncertain.
Leicester beat Arsenal the last time the two sides faced off, ending a 13-game winless streak against the Gunners.
However, the Foxes have lost their last seven matches away to Arsenal. You have to go back to 1973 to find the last time Leicester won away to Arsenal.
Arsenal- Sokratis was forced off at half-time in Greece’s 2-0 defeat to Finland on Monday and is a huge doubt for the Gunners here. Petr Cech will also require assessment closer to kick-off. Bet Now
Danny Welbeck is back in training after pulling out of England’s squad during the international break. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Arsenal vs Leicester City”
Manchester City starts the weekend top of the league on goal difference but they could be second by the time their match starts, with Chelsea hosting Manchester United in Saturday’s early kick-off. Pep Guardiola’s side are unbeaten in the Premier League this season and have kept four clean sheets in a row.
After a terrible start to the season, Burnley are unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches and are now five points clear of the bottom three. The Clarets haven’t won away to City since 1963 and it’s unlikely they will record a historic win on Saturday.
Manchester City- Claudio Bravo and Eliaquim Mangala are both sidelined for the reigning Premier League champions, while Fabian Delph and Ilkay Gündogan are doubts. Danilo picked up an injury for Brazil on Tuesday and is unlikely to be fit enough to feature here.
Kevin De Bruyne used the international break to step up his returns from injury but the Belgium international is unlikely to be rushed back by Pep Guardiola here. Place bet on LIVE matches 24/7 on NaijaBet
Burnley- Robbie Brady and Steven Defour both got 90 minutes under their belt in a friendly against AFC Fylde during the international break, as they close in on a return to first-team action. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Manchester City vs Burnley”
Chelsea will move clear of Manchester City and Liverpool as outright Premier League leaders by avoiding defeat on Saturday, albeit that may only be the case for a number of hours.
Manchester United are seven points back and cannot really afford to lose any more ground on their top four rivals. Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge under huge pressure.
United have not won a Premier League match at Stamford Bridge since 2012 and it’s unlikely to change here, particularly given their injury woes in midfield.
Mourinho’s side did well to battle from 2-0 down at home to Newcastle to win 3-2 before the international break. Will that proves the turning point in their season or did it just paper over the cracks? Various Weekend Games Betting Options are available on NaijaBet
Chelsea- Antonio Rudiger withdrew from Germany’s squad during the international break and is a doubt for Chelsea on Saturday. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Chelsea vs Manchester United”
Liverpool suffered their second defeat in three matches in midweek, going down 1-0 to Napoli. They didn’t even manage a shot on target in Naples. Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in the league but their performances have not been good over the last three matches.
Manchester City starts the weekend above Liverpool on goal difference but have a poor record at Anfield, last winning there in the Premier League in 2003. They have conceded seven goals in their last two visits, including last season’s Champions League mauling.
Guardiola has suffered more defeats against Klopp than any manager in his career (8) but the Liverpool boss will need a big response from his players after a really flat midweek performance.
Liverpool- Naby Keita has been cleared of any serious injury after being forced off in the first half of Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Napoli on Wednesday with severe back pain. It would be a surprise if he started here. Naija and Bet
Liverpool’s performances have dipped considerably in recent weeks, which will be a concern for Jurgen Klopp ahead of Sunday’s mouthwatering clash with reigning champions Manchester City. Continue reading “EPL Match Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester City”