Manchester City vs. Liverpool
Attacking football is expected to be the order of the day in this fixture. Both defences are questionable, while both attacks can outscore any opponent on their day. Liverpool has not lost to a top six team since March 2016, and they will maintain their strong record against such opposition, by getting an away point.
Arsenal vs Bournemouth
Both teams have had a bad start to this season, with Arsenal dealing the effects of a shabby transfer window and Bournemouth yet to record a point in three games. Arsenal has more class, and will prevail on the day.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs. West Bromwich Albion
West Brom has managed to fend off interest from Manchester City and Arsenal for Jonny Evans, so the solidity of their defence still exists. Brighton is a spirited side and should be able to get a point at home from a solid mid table team.
Everton vs Tottenham
After losing to Chelsea before the international break with a tepid performance, Everton are again given another title contender to prove their worth against. As a team hoping to upset the top four, these are the games they have to win. But alas, they will fall again this weekend to a Spurs side possibly glad to be away from Wembley this week.
Leicester City vs Chelsea
Even though they have lost two of their first three games, Leicester has actually played very well. They will start very well at home but in the end, a strong Chelsea side will overrun them, especially in the last 15 to 20 minutes.
Southampton vs. Watford
Watford has gotten off to a good start this season with five points in three games while Southampton seems to be getting into their groove. Both teams will cancel each other out and play to a low-scoring draw.
Stoke City vs. Manchester United
Stoke’s reputation at home is well-known. They will, however, face a Manchester United side that are now seen as champions elect after their perfect start to the season. United will show why they are the team to beat at the end of this game.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace
Burnley were a force at home last year, but a loss in their home opener to West Brom was a stinger. Frank de Boer’s job is said to be on the line already. In his quest to play attractive football, he may have to sacrifice that over the weekend to keep his job a while longer and get off the mark.
Swansea City vs Newcastle United
They have lost the two players who last season kept them up, however they have made a surprise acquisition of Renato Sanches on loan and have re-signed Wilfried Bony. Newcastle United have being almost dormant in the just concluded window and added little quality. Swansea should start as favourites and nick this one in the end.
West Ham United vs Huddersfield Town
Based on quality alone, West Ham should be ahead of the newcomers. Bilic is under pressure to deliver and with a draw, will get another stay of execution and may not win the eagerly anticipated “sack race.”
Here’s a round up of Ryan’s Week 4 picks
|Stoke City||Manchester United||0-2|
|West Ham||Huddersfield Town||2-2|