Premier League Preview and Tips for Matchday 11
Last week was another big one in the Premier League with Manchester City picking up another vital win on the road, earning a 1-0 victory over Tottenham at Wembley, on what has to be said was an awful pitch, following the playing of an NFL game on the same surface just 24-hours beforehand.
Wins too for Liverpool (4-1 over Cardiff City) and Chelsea, who thumped Burnley 4-0 at Turf Moor, means that after ten games we still have three teams that are unbeaten in the Premier League so far this season. Furthermore, Arsenal’s winning run of 11 games came to an end when they were held 2-2 by Crystal Palace, but that point was still enough for the Gunners to move into fourth ahead of Spurs.
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Newcastle (following a 0-0 draw away to Southampton) and Huddersfield, who were well beaten by Watford, are still the only two teams without a win in their opening ten games so far in what is proving to be a tough season for the fans of both clubs.
We didn’t give you our usual tips for the games last week as we focused on some different topics, but this week I am hoping to get back to winning ways with an intriguing selection of ten matches to be played from Saturday through to Monday night in the Premier League.
Without doubt the biggest game of the weekend comes at the Emirates Stadium, where Arsenal will host Liverpool in what is a massive six-point clash. The Gunners are four points behind the Reds in the league table and the Reds are second behind Manchester City on goal difference.
This will be a stern test for Jurgen Klopp’s unbeaten team against an an Arsenal side that have looked particularly fluent in attack in recent times. However, after conceding just four goals in their last ten Premier League games, Liverpool’s defence is not in bad shape either and they will certainly prove to be a tough test for the Gunners.
Arsenal do have problems in defence where a number of players, Monreal, Mavropoulos, Koscielny, Kolasinac and possibly Hector Bellerin could all be ruled out through injury, though Bellerin does have a chance of playing. Add to that the suspension of midfielder Guendouzi after his dismissal against Blackpool in the Carabao Cup, and Unai Emery has some key decisions to make in his midfield and defence against a Reds attack that is firing nicely at the moment.
Other big games this weekend see Chelsea and Manchester City both having winnable home games against Crystal Palace and Southampton respectively. Manchester United face a tricky trip to an in-form Bournemouth, while Newcastle and Huddersfield will be hoping to secure their first wins of the season as they face Watford and Fulham at home respectively.
I have given you my tips for each of the ten games taking place in the Premier League this weekend, finishing with the Huddersfield Town v Fulham game on Monday night. Here’s hoping that these tips can produce a fair few winners this coming weekend. Remember, I always place my bets with bet365 Sport and if you are not a member, you can sign up today with the latest bet365 Sport New Customer Offer.
Premier League Matchday 11
Preview and Tips
*All Odds shown are correct as of 11.20am on Thursday 1st November 2018
Bournemouth v Manchester United
A tricky game for both teams as Manchester United, who seem to be finding some form, take on a Bournemouth side on the road who definitely have hit form this season. The Cherries are three points clear of United in the Premier League table and lie in sixth place after a superb start. However, I feel United are finding their feet and as such, their additional quality in key areas, notably wide and central attack, should be enough for them to claim another narrow win.
Full Time Result – Manchester United to win – 19/20
Correct Score – Bournemouth 1-2 Man Utd – 17/2
Anytime Goalscorer – Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd) – 13/10
Cardiff City v Leicester City
This will be an emotional fixture for Leicester following the tragic events of last Saturday at the King Power Stadium and Cardiff, while being sympathetic, will be hoping that they can take the points here. It is hard to see how Leicester can be solely focused on this game and as such, I can’t see them winning here, but by the same token, I don’t think they’ll want to lose this first game after the tragedy. As such, I think the draw is the stand out option.
Full Time Result – Draw – 23/10
Correct Score – Cardiff City 2-2 Leicester City – 16/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Bobby Reid (Cardiff) – 3/1
Everton v Brighton
Brighton’s recent away performances have looked much better and they actually won in Newcastle last time on the road. Everton though are a much tougher prospect than the Geordies and the Toffeemen will want to bounce back after their somewhat unfortunate 2-1 loss to Manchester United last time out. I expect this to be 0-0 at the interval but Everton to grab two second half goals to secure an important win.
Full Time Result – Everton to win – 8/13
Correct Score – Everton 2-0 Brighton – 13/2
Anytime Goalscorer – Gylfi Siugurdsson (Everton) – 12/5
Newcastle v Watford
This is a huge game for Newcastle but they are facing a Watford side who have hit form once again after a blip before that. Without a win this season, the pressure is on Rafa Benitez side to grab three points here, but Watford have proven to be very adept at countering against teams and I think that they will put Newcastle to the sword with a performance like that at St James’ Park.
Full Time Result – Watford to win – 7/4
Correct Score – Newcastle Utd 1-3 Watford – 28/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Troy Deeney (Watford) – 11/5
West Ham v Burnley
The Hammers face a Burnley side who were thumped 4-0 by Chelsea last week and who I think are once again struggling for a bit of confidence. West Ham’s form is up and down and they do concede way too many poor goals, but I don’t think Burnley have the wherewithal to get a result here and I am expecting the Hammers star men to get the job done for the home team.
Full Time Result – West Ham to win – 4/5
Correct Score – West Ham 3-1 Burnley – 16/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Marko Arnautovic (West Ham) – 13/10
Arsenal v Liverpool
The big match of the weekend comes at the Emirates and this game has an average of over 5 goals per game over the last six matches between the teams. I can see there being goals again here in what should be an open game, but I think Liverpool’s attack stands up better against Arsenal’s defence than vice versa and as such, I am backing the visitors to come away with a rare win.
Full Time Result – Liverpool to win – Evens
Correct Score – Arsenal 2-3 Liverpool – 20/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – 11/8
Wolves v Tottenham
Saturday evening’s late game sees Tottenham looking to bounce back to winning ways after losing to Man City on Monday. Wolves have hit a bit of a slippery spell of late and this is a tough game for the home side to try to get back to winning ways. With that early season confidence perhaps ebbing, I think Spurs will take advantage to claim the win.
Full Time Result – Tottenham to win – 5/4
Correct Score – Wolves 1-2 Tottenham – 9/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Harry Kane (Tottenham) – Evens
Manchester City v Southampton
I cannot make even the slightest case for Southampton to get anything from this game. Manchester City are simply awe-inspiring at the moment and Southampton are less than ordinary to be frank. I would be hugely surprised if City didn’t win this game very comfortably indeed and I feel they may even rest some players (hence by Anytime Goalscorer pick) ahead of their crucial Champions League clash in midweek.
Full Time Result – Man City to win – 1/10
Correct Score – Manchester City 5-0 Southampton – 12/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Kevin de Bruyne (Man City) – 13/8
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace will be delighted to have earned a point from their home game with Arsenal and in truth it was the least Roy Hodgson’s team deserved. However they now face a huge task with a visit to in-form Chelsea who have been sweeping most opponents away in recent games. Palace are not great on the road and in truth, I can only see a strong win for the home side here.
Full Time Result – Chelsea to win – 1/4
Correct Score – Chelsea 3-0 Crystal Palace – 15/2
Anytime Goalscorer – Willian (Chelsea) – 8/5
Huddersfield Town v Fulham
The final game of the weekend is a relegation six-pointer in Yorkshire as Huddersfield and Fulham lock horns. Both sides have awful defensive records, though Huddersfield’s is a little better of late. Fulham have the better attack and I can see them scoring here, but by the same token, their defence is so porous, I can see Huddersfield equalling the number of goals they score.
Full Time Result – Draw – 23/10
Correct Score – Huddersfield Town 2-2 Fulham
Anytime Goalscorer – Andre Schurrle (Fulham) – 3/1