2021/22 Premier League predictions: Matchday Four

The Premier League returns to action this weekend after taking a back seat for a fortnight to allow the national teams to continue to their road to Qatar 2022. If you are betting on this weekend’s action, make sure you get more information about the bet365 mobile app and associated benefits before placing your bets.

While Arsenal and Norwich City go head-to-head in a bottom-of-the-table clash, sides like Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Manchester City continue their top-table tussle.

Tottenham Hotspur to maintain perfect start against underperforming Crystal Palace 

Saturday’s Premier League action kicks off at Selhurst Park as out-of-sorts Crystal Palace take on pacesetters Tottenham Hotspur in an all-London match-up.

Patrick Vieira’s tenure in South London has been off to a dismal start as the Eagles went into the international break with one point from three league fixtures.

There were some positives in Palace’s most recent Premier League outings as they held high-flying West Ham United to a 2-2 draw at the London Stadium.

Despite getting off the mark against David Moyes’ side, penetrating Tottenham’s backline that has yet to concede a goal in the top flight this term will require something special.

Unlike his Palace counterpart, Nuno Espirito Santo has hit the ground running since day one, guiding Spurs to three back-to-back Premier League victories.

Even though each triumph yielded a narrow 1-0 scoreline, Tottenham welcomed the international window as the only side in England’s top tier to win all three matches. 

Another success is well on the cards here, as Spurs have gone unbeaten in their last six league trips to Selhurst Park, picking up four wins and drawing twice.

Cristiano Ronaldo to make his second Manchester United debut with a bang

After becoming the highest goalscorer in international man’s football with a quick-fire brace against the Republic of Ireland last week, Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to translate his Portugal form to club football.

The 36-year-old returned to Manchester United in the final stage of the summer transfer window as part of the club’s efforts to win their first Premier League title in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.

Ronaldo, who took over the coveted No 7 jersey from Edinson Cavani, will likely unveil himself to the Old Trafford faithful on Saturday when the Red Devils face sub-par Newcastle United.

In addition to claiming just one point from their opening three Premier League outings, the Magpies have conceded 2+ goals in each encounter, highlighting their growing defensive issues.

After losing their last four top-flight visits to Old Trafford by an aggregate score of 14-5, Steve Bruce’s men look set for another underwhelming weekend.

Goal-friendly affair at the King Power Stadium

One of the most exciting games on this weekend’s Premier League schedule pits Leicester City against reigning champions Manchester City at the King Power Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s side pulled off a comfortable 2-0 win in this exact fixture in 2020/21, but it was hardly enough to erase the memory of an embarrassing 5-2 home defeat earlier in the season.

Action-packed football has been at a premium in the last two top-flight meetings between Leicester and Man City at this venue, with both encounters featuring under 2.5 total goals.

However, that might change this time around, given the Cityzens’ free-scoring form that has seen them net precisely five goals apiece across their last two league matches.

Additionally, both Leicester’s Premier League games ahead of the international break witnessed 3+ goals and both teams on the scoresheet.

2021/22 Premier League predictions: Matchday Four

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