Manchester United vs Tottenham
Tottenham aka The Harry Kane team will be without their talisman due to injury. This should be a sigh of relief for the home team, who should have more incentive to go for the win, albeit being at home. Despite Kane’s absence, this game should be a more even fixture with Spurs getting out of Old Trafford with a point.
Crystal Palace vs West Ham
Buoyed by their midweek cup comeback win over Spurs, The Hammers should enter this fixture against the cellar dwellers highly confident. They should be able to eke out a victory at full-time.
West Brom vs Manchester City
Aside from almost being under cut in the league cup to a championship club mid-week, City has been firing on all cylinders this season. West Brom, as stubborn as they can be, will have their resistance broken and their winless streak extended.
Liverpool vs Huddersfield
The friendship between Klopp and Wagner will be put aside as both teams seek a win. Liverpool need three points after being dismantled by Spurs and Huddersfield will be seeking to maintain their good league start after upsetting Liverpool’s arch-rivals, Manchester United last weekend. The attacking quality of the home team should see off their opponents and ease the pressure temporarily.
Watford vs Stoke
A spirited performance at Stamford Bridge last week by Watford wasn’t good enough for them to leave with something. They should be able to rebound at home against an ordinary Stoke side hovering just above the relegation zone and with a manager in risk of being on the chopping block.
Arsenal vs Swansea City
The unpredictable Gunners should be able to down the unpredictable Swans at home. Anything else would be a surprise, though Swansea have been a thorn in Arsenal’s side at the Emirates since winning promotion in 2011.
Bournemouth vs Chelsea
Each team got important wins in their last league and cup fixture and are even slated to meet in the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup. The quality of Chelsea should see them over the line in this fixture.
Brighton vs Southampton
Brighton’s survival hopes will be tested against one of the best mid-table teams. A win or even a draw should be a good result for the promoted side.
Leicester vs Everton
Both teams have recently sacked their managers, to different reactions. Where the Everton fans and squad were all but happy that Koeman was sacked, the opposite was true for Shakespeare. Last week, Leicester got their response to the sacking with a 2-1 win over Swansea, while former club hero, caretaker manager David Unsworth hopes to do the same here. Under a defensive-minded Claude Puel, the Foxes will take home the points.
Burnley vs Newcastle
Burnley were brought back down to earth with a loss to the current BPL favourites, Manchester City. Newcastle are scraping out results and will seek to get one over on Sean Dyche’s men. A draw seems a likely result.
Here’s a round-up of Ryan Lawson’s picks. Good luck everyone!
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