Manchester United to bounce back: Premier League Preview—Match Day 10


Leicester v Arsenal

The early kick off sees two in form sides face off at the King Power. The Gunners have struggled to score away from home this season—only managing one goal in five games—but arrive in Leicester confident after back to back wins in the league and league cup. Jamie Vardy should be fit for the Foxes. This one should be tight.

Prediction: Leicester 1-1 Arsenal

Liverpool v Brighton

Liverpool look electric at the moment. Salah remains unplayable and Brighton have just dropped off in recent weeks—they were well beat by Man City last time out. Graham Potter will look to keep it tight but the Reds will have too much going forward.

Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Brighton

Burnley v Brentford

Burnley remain winless but it could be tenth time lucky for Sean Dyche’s men. Although favourites, Brentford are without first choice goalkeeper David Raya (whose injury against Leicester last weekend will keep him out for at least four months). The Clarets have dropped more points from winning positions than any other side this season—but they’ll hold on this time.

Prediction: Burnley 2-1 Brentford

Watford v Southampton

The Saints travel to a Watford side buoyant after their impressive 5-2 win at Everton last time out. Southampton, on the other hand, lost in the cup on penalties despite an impressive showing at Stamford Bridge. Claudio Ranieri’s two games in charge have seen 12 goals but Saturday’s game should be a little quieter.

Prediction: Watford 0-1 Southampton

Man City v Crystal Palace

When City play at home, it’s often a question of how many and, sure enough, the bookies make them strong favourites in this one. Although Palace are winless in five, Patrick Viera has proved a popular managerial appointment. The Eagles’ boss spent two years running the City academy but it won’t be a happy homecoming.

Prediction: Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

Newcastle v Chelsea

All three of the teams (Chelsea, City, Liverpool) with a realistic title shot are playing in the Saturday 3pm games and all three will expect to win. Chelsea are still without Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner but winless Newcastle have been poor all season. The Blues should certainly have enough.

Prediction: Newcastle 1-3 Chelsea

Tottenham v Man United

Ole Gunnar Solskjær needs a reaction from his United side following their humbling 5-0 defeat to Liverpool last time out. The Red Devils travel to a Spurs side who, despite their inconsistencies in performance, sit in 6th place. United are without suspended Pogba but don’t be surprised if they get a result here.

Prediction: Tottenham 0-2 Man United

Norwich v Leeds

Norwich against Leeds early on Sunday afternoon has the feeling of a six pointer. The Canaries don’t look anywhere near the required level to stay in the Premier League but they might see an opportunity to get their first win against a struggling Leeds side. Carrow Road will be right up for it. Expect goals.

Prediction: Norwich 3-3 Leeds

Aston Villa v West Ham

Aston Villa were poor against Arsenal in their last league game and the Hammers are going from strength to strength—beating Spurs and knocking Man City out of the cup in their previous two fixtures. Villa boss Dean Smith is just starting to feel the pressure, with some asking questions after his third defeat in a row. He’ll steady the ship with a draw.

Prediction: Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham

Wolves v Everton

Everton’s recent drop in form is at least in part down to their various absentees. Abdoulaye Doucoure and Dominic Calvert-Lewin remain out but Richarlison is just regaining fitness and is likely to feature at Molineux. Wolves are unbeaten in four and should make it five.

Prediction: Wolves 1-1 Everton