- Brighton vs Leicester (1-1)
Both teams are currently in the mid-table positions, with Leicester being three points ahead and their host seeking to draw level on points. Leicester, who are targeting a higher finish this season, will see this game as an opportunity to climb the table. We’re predicting that this one ends in a stalemate.
- Everton vs Cardiff (2-0)
After a creditable draw away the Chelsea, Everton will seek to kick on. They will host Cardiff in a fixture they are expected to come out comfortable winners.
- Fulham vs Southampton (2-0)
Having completed a third of the season with the manager who saw them up into the Premier League last season, Fulham will begin a new chapter against the veritable journeyman of coaches, Claudio ‘Tinkerman’ Ranieri. A very good man-manager who has a propensity for doing well with good smaller teams, Fulham is expected to have a managerial bounce, starting against fellow strugglers Southampton. A loss for the Saints in this clash, could see them pulling the trigger on Mark Hughes.
- Manchester United vs Crystal Palace (3-1)
After being humbled in the Manchester derby just before the international break, Manchester United will seek to return to winning ways. They host a Crystal Palace team who are creating chances, but aren’t prolific in putting them away. United should return to winning ways, and comfortably so.
- Watford vs Liverpool (0-2)
Liverpool will travel into “The Hornets Nest” for what should be a challenging fixture. Watford will seek to maintain their Europa spot, and the scalp of one of the title favourites will do wonders for their ambitions. Liverpool and their all-round strength should see off their challengers in what would be an important win for their confidence given they have a must win Champions League clash mid-week.
- West Ham vs Manchester City (1-3)
Manuel Pellegrini will face his former employers at home. His team is expected to put up a challenge, but in the end Pep’s men should prove too powerful.
- Tottenham vs Chelsea (1-1)
The marquee fixture of this round will close out Saturday’s action. Both London rivals are chasing a top four spot, with Chelsea currently part of the title race. An exciting game that could go either way is expected at Wembley. We can’t (and won’t) separate the teams here.
- Bournemouth vs Arsenal (1-2)
A win for Bournemouth in this fixture will see them move within one point of Arsenal. A hard-fought battle is expected. However, as it was against Manchester United, Bournemouth could find themselves falling just short again.
- Wolves vs Huddersfield (2-0)
Wolves are expected to return to form with a win against a struggling Huddersfield side to continue a solid start to the Premier League season.
- Burnley vs Newcastle (1-1)
This Monday night match to close out this round of action is expected to be an underwhelming affair. Both strugglers are on the same number of points and that should remain at full-time as they will likely battle to a draw. This would be a good result for them.