Our Weekend Tips For Matchday Three in the Premier League
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Last weekend we saw six teams earn a 100% record after two games, including Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool (plus Watford and Bournemouth), while four teams still remain winless (Arsenal, West Ham, Fulham and Huddersfield).
Only one team is yet to score in the Premier League this season, Cardiff City, while Liverpool are the only team not to concede a goal in either of their opening two games.
It is still early days but the Premier League is now starting to take shape, so let’s continue with our tips and preview of the ten matches taking place across this coming weekend, starting on Saturday lunchtime with Manchester City’s trip to Wolves, through to Monday night’s game when Manchester United face Tottenham Hotspur.
Premier League Matchday 3 Preview and Tips
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester City
This should be an interesting game. Wolves earned a draw in the Carabao Cup away to Manchester City last season, losing on penalties, but that was against very much a second-string City team. Pep Guardiola will have an almost full-strength team for this trip south and as such, it is hard to make a case for Wolves here given how dominant City have been this season.
Full Time Result – Manchester City to win
Correct Score – Manchester City to win 3-1
Anytime Goalscorer – David Silva (Manchester City)
Southampton v Leicester City
I think Southampton have made a big mistake by appointing Mark Hughes as their manager, the former Stoke boss didn’t cover himself in glory at the Potteries and I think he will struggle this season. Leicester in contrast looked excellent last weekend against Wolves and despite Jamie Vardy missing the game through suspension, I am backing the Foxes to pick up a narrow win here by a single goal.
Full Time Result – Leicester City to win
Correct Score – Leicester to win 1-0
Anytime Goalscorer – Demarai Gray (Leicester)
Arsenal v West Ham United
With neither of these two London giants having a point this season, one of those records at least will go at the Emirates and I fancy it will be Arsenal celebrating come the end of 90 minutes. The Gunners showed some very nice flashes against Chelsea, but defensive problems still are a worry. West Ham though look ill-equipped to take advantage of that and I think the Hammers are looking down the barrel of a third straight defeat here.
Full Time Result – Arsenal to win
Correct Score – Arsenal to win 3-0
Anytime Goalscorer – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
Bournemouth v Everton
I think this has the potential to be the most entertaining game of the weekend with both sides in good form and unbeaten heading into the game. Bournemouth will be confident but I think Everton look a much better side under Marco Silva this season and they look much stronger both going forward and in midfield, though defensively they can still improve. As such, I am expecting the Cherries to find the net but I think the Toffees will come back to equaliser and take a point back to Merseyside.
Full Time Result – Draw
Correct Score – Bournemouth 1-1 Everton
Anytime Goalscorer – Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)
Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City
Everyone may be on Huddersfield’s winless start to the season but I think David Wagner will be pragmatic knowing he faced Chelsea and then Manchester City in those two games. This game however he will have targeted for three points and I think they will secure that against a Cardiff side yet to score in the Premier League and only with a point thanks to Neil Etheridge’s penalty save in injury time last weekend against Newcastle.
Full Time Result – Huddersfield Town to win
Correct Score – Huddersfield to win 2-1
Anytime Goalscorer – Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town)
Liverpool v Brighton
Brighton may be flying after their brilliant win and performance against Manchester United last week but they face a Liverpool side that beat them 4-1 and 4-0 last season. In truth, I can’t make much of a case for Brighton here and if Liverpool are in the form that saw them despatch West Ham 4-0 on the opening day, they may well secure another sizeable win here to give them their strongest Premier League start in many years.
Full Time Result – Liverpool to win
Correct Score – Liverpool to win 3-0
Anytime Goalscorer – Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)
Watford v Crystal Palace
Watford fans will be thrilled with the Hornet’s start to the season with two brilliant wins and fourth place in the Premier League secured. Palace though have started well, despite a 2-0 loss to Liverpool on Monday and I have a sneaky feeling Roy Hodgson’s men will upset the form book here. Palace look a very solid side now and while Watford are flying, I think Palace will do enough to earn a share of the points here.
Full Time Result – Draw
Correct Score – Watford 1-1 Crystal Palace
Anytime Goalscorer – Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)
Fulham v Burnley
I’ve been a little disappointed with both these teams this season. Fulham seem to be struggling for cohesion, especially after so many players were signed so late into pre-season, while Burnley looked sluggish against Watford last weekend. However, I think the Clarets will bounce back here and earn a narrow win against a Fulham defence that doesn’t quite look Premier League ready just yet.
Full Time Result – Burnley to win
Correct Score – Burnley to win 2-1
Anytime Goalscorer – Ashley Barnes (Burnley)
Newcastle United v Chelsea
After their poor showing in the Charity Shield, I didn’t expect Chelsea to start the season so emphatically and they’ll travel to Newcastle in great shape following two wins. Newcastle’s season is already in turmoil after a less than satisfactory pre-season and the pressure is already on Rafa Benitez. I do think the home side will score a goal, but with Eden Hazard likely to feature more prominently, I think Chelsea will win this one comfortably.
Full Time Result – Chelsea to win
Correct Score – Chelsea to win 3-1
Anytime Goalscorer – Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Manchester United v Tottenham
United fans were despondent after their teams disappointing display in their 3-2 defeat away to Brighton last week and while question marks remain over Jose Mourinho’s future at the club, as well as his relationship with the players, I am expecting a reaction here against a Spurs side that, though with a 100% record, have a shocking record at Old Trafford. This will be close and I can see Spurs scoring, but I just think United may steal the win late on.
Full Time Result – Manchester United to win
Correct Score – Manchester United to win 2-1
Anytime Goalscorer – Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United)