Wolves vs Manchester City (2-4)
Two teams that are arguably the neutrals’ favourites will meet at Molineux Stadium. This should be an exciting goal fest that City should win. Their championship credentials will, however, be tested, especially in how they will cope with the long-term absence of Kevin de Bruyne.
Bournemouth vs Everton (2-2)
Bournemouth will seek to win three on the trot as they welcome Everton to the Vitality Stadium. Eddie Howe normally sets up his team to play attacking football, and being at home, this shouldn’t be any different. Richarlison will seek to continue his hot streak of scoring. An exciting draw should be the result.
Huddersfield vs Cardiff City (1-0)
Two teams that are currently heavily tipped to go down will meet. Given that Huddersfield are slightly better and at home, they should edge this fixture.
Arsenal vs West Ham (3-1)
Being a team in transition, Arsenal expectedly lost their first two games. They last did this in 1992-93 season. West Ham also has this unenviable record, even after a summer of splashing the cash. Jack Wilshere returns to The Emirates Stadium and should receive a warm reception. An Arsenal win should be the fancied result.
Southampton vs Leicester (1-1)
A hard-fought match is expected in the fixture. Leicester will be missing Jamie Vardy after a three-match suspension last fixture. Without their main goal scorer, they may be hard pressed to find goals. A draw could be the result.
Liverpool vs Brighton (4-0)
Even though Brighton shocked Manchester United at home, anything less than a comprehensive victory for Liverpool will come as a shock. Therefore, a shock will highly be unlikely.
Watford vs Crystal Palace (1-1)
Two teams of similar strength and have set their sights on a high midtable finish will meet in this fixture. The safe bet here should be a draw.
Fulham vs Burnley (1-1)
On their return to the league, Fulham will seek to get on the board against a resilient Burnley. They should do so with a point.
Newcastle vs Chelsea (2-2)
Chelsea will travel to St. James’ Park and seek to defend better than they did against Arsenal. Traditionally, Newcastle tends to get the better of Chelsea at home. A draw could well be on the cards, and it could be one where Chelsea would be glad to escape with a point.
Manchester United vs Tottenham (1-2)
The round signs off with this marquee fixture. Jose Mourinho is already under pressure after a shock loss to Brighton away. Another loss will see an additional nail into his coffin as he is the bookies’ favourite to get the first sack of the season. Spurs are so far perfect with two wins, and with Harry Kane scoring for the first time in August, he and Spurs will be chomping at the bit to inflict further pressure on United. Spurs should do enough to put away an uninspiring Manchester United.