Matchday 4 in the Premier League Promises Plenty of Cracking Action
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This past weekend, two of the six teams with 100% records heading into the games saw their record come to an end with both Bournemouth and, perhaps most surprisingly, Manchester City ending their games at the weekend with a draw. However, Chelsea, Liverpool, Watford and Tottenham all roll on, the latter after a stunning 3-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford that sees Spurs now being talked about as genuine title contenders.
Cardiff City once again failed to score a goal in the division and have now gone 270 minutes without a goal since returning to the Premier League. Meanwhile Liverpool racked up a third clean sheet in three games in their 1-0 win over Brighton and they are the only Premier League team yet to concede a goal heading into this weekend.
This fourth matchday of games is the final one before the teams head into an International break and you can bet that every team will want to head into that break on the back of a morale-boosting win, ahead of the return to action on the 15th and 16th September. Outlined below are our tips for this coming weekend’s games.
Premier League Matchday 4 Preview and Tips
- Leicester City v Liverpool
Jamie Vardy has netted seven goals in his last five games against Liverpool so his absence is a big blow for Leicester as the striker serves his last game of a three-match suspension on Saturday. I think that gives Liverpool a big advantage here and although the Reds famous striking trio of Mane, Firmono and Salah hasn’t quite clicked into top gear, I think they are getting close and I am backing them to get the job done here.
Full Time Result – Liverpool to win
Correct Score – Liverpool to win 3-1
Anytime Goalscorer – Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
- Brighton v Fulham
Brighton have lost both their away games so far this season, but have beat Manchester United at home. Fulham won their first points last weekend against Burnley so will be very happy at that and in confident mood heading into this game. Brighton though proved how well organised they are at Liverpool last time out and I think they will take advantage of Fulham’s defensive issues to claim a narrow win on Saturday.
Full Time Result – Brighton to win
Correct Score – Brighton to win 2-1
Anytime Goalscorer – Pascal Gross (Brighton)
- Chelsea v Bournemouth
Bournemouth lost their 100% record last weekend, but will be delighted at coming back from 2-0 down to claim a 2-2 draw with Everton. In contrast, Chelsea did keep their winning record intact, with a solid 2-1 win over Newcastle United at St James’ Park. At Stamford Bridge, I think Chelsea look very solid and as well as the Cherries have done so far this season, I expect nothing but a solid win for Chelsea at full time.
Full Time Result – Chelsea to Win
Correct Score – Chelsea to win 3-1
Anytime Goalscorer – Pedro (Chelsea)
- Crystal Palace v Southampto
Both these sides have stuttered in their last two games, each losing both of them. Of the two teams I think Palace have played the better football of the two but Southampton have at least shown some fighting spirit and were unlucky to lose to a late Harry Maguire goal against Leicester last time out. This will be a real battle and I think at the end of 90 minutes, a draw is the most likely outcome.
Full Time Result – Draw
Correct Score – Crystal Palace 1-1 Southampton
Anytime Goalscorer – Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace)
- Everton v Huddersfield Town
I can’t make any case for Huddersfield to come to Goodison Park and get a win on Saturday. David Wagner’s men have struggled so far this season and a 0-0 draw at home with Cardiff is very much two points dropped. Everton in contrast have started the season well but will miss Richarlison and Phil Jagielka for this game through suspension. Not that it should matter as I think the Toffees will win those one easily.
Full Time Result – Everton to win
Correct Score – Everton 4-1 Huddersfield Town
Anytime Goalscorer – Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton)
- West Ham v Wolves
West Ham must get something from this game with no points and a number of very tough games coming up following the international break. Wolves are without a win in the Premier League so far, but have shown some real quality in their games with Everton and Man City in particular. I think that Wolves will likely grab the lead here but I am backing West Ham to grab a point with a late equaliser.
Full Time Result – Draw
Correct Score – West Ham 1-1 Wolves
Anytime Goalscorer – Diego Jota (Wolves)
- Manchester City v Newcastle
Last season, Newcastle were panned for playing an ultra-defensive way against City to try a damage limitation exercise and I cannot see Rafa Benitez altering that plan here. That said, I think City have so many weapons, even without the injured De Bruyne, that they will break through against the Newcastle defence and I think will then go on to record a very solid win.
Full Time Result – Manchester City to win
Correct Score – Manchester City to win 3-0
Anytime Goalscorer – David Silva (Manchester City)
- Cardiff City v Arsenal
Arsenal were not that convincing in their win last weekend over West Ham with the 3-1 scoreline flattering them a little. Cardiff earned a good point at Huddersfield but they are yet to score a goal in the Premier League and I can’t see them doing so here. Arsenal’s pacy attack will cause Cardiff plenty of problems and as such, I am backing an easy win for the Gunners.
Full Time Result – Arsenal to win
Correct Score – Arsenal to win 3-0
Anytime Goalscorer – Alexander Lacazette (Arsenal)
- Burnley v Man Utd
United’s 3-0 home defeat to Tottenham on Monday night was a new low for Jose Mourinho and his antics in the press conference afterwards have been all over the news. United badly need a win here against a Burnley side who have been very poor this season in the Premier League. I think this is a good time for United to play Burnley and as such, I think they’ll get that win they so badly need.
Full Time Result – Man Utd to win
Correct Score – Manchester United to win 2-1
Anytime Goalscorer – Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United)
- Watford v Tottenham
Two teams with 100% records clash at Vicarage Road on Sunday as Watford take on Spurs. The visitors will be thrilled with their 3-0 win over Manchester United on Monday, just as Watford will be with their three wins from three games. Something will give on Sunday and my money is on Watford’s 100% record being the one to be smashed as I am backing Spurs to land the win.
Full Time Result – Tottenham to win
Correct Score – Tottenham to win 2-1
Anytime Goalscorer – Lucas Moura (Tottenham)