After exciting midweek Carabao Cup action, Premier League will claim centre stage back this weekend with a set of cracking fixtures, and you can use this sign up bonus to get started on betting on the football this weekend.
Manchester United’s trip to London for a mouth-watering clash against Tottenham Hotspur will be under the spotlight as under-fire Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fights tooth and nail to avoid sacking.
But given Nuno Espirito Santo’s indifferent start to life at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, it is hard to make any pre-match assessment of this must-win affair for the three-time European Cup winners.
Therefore, we will take a look at the three Premier League picks you should watch out for this weekend.
Goal-friendly meeting at King Power
Saturday’s Premier League action gets underway at the King Power Stadium as Leicester City and Arsenal go head-to-head in a mid-table showdown.
With nothing but goal difference separating the sides ahead of the kick-off, the Gunners will be ‘gunning’ for their seventh consecutive unbeaten Premier League match (W4, D2).
Having won both competitive visits to the King Power Stadium last season, Arsenal will be looking to beat this opposition in three straight competitive duels away from home for the first time since September 1925.
That could be easier said than done, as Brendan Rodgers’ men are unbeaten in their last four home outings in all competitions (W1, D3), all of which saw both sides net at least twice.
Three of Leicester’s last four Premier League home clashes against Arsenal have featured 3+ overall goals.
Meanwhile, each of the Londoners’ four Premier League travels this season have seen one or both teams fail to get on the scoresheet, with three of those fixtures containing under 2.5 total goals.
But it feels like this could be Arsenal’s first high-scoring top-flight away game this season, especially considering they have conceded 2+ goals in three of their last four league visits to the King Power.
Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Liverpool to definitely clip Brighton wings
Seeking revenge for last season’s underwhelming H2H record (D1, L1), high-flying Liverpool take on Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield as overwhelming favourites.
The Reds have gone from strength to strength of late, putting together a brace of 5-0 Premier League victories, including last weekend’s demolition of Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Another similar triumph here would see the Merseyside heavyweights become only the fourth side to win three Premier League matches by 5+ goals in a row.
Jurgen Klopp’s side won’t have to look beyond their last season’s home encounter against Brighton for motivation. They lost this exact fixture 1-0 back in February after winning all three such contests beforehand.
Meanwhile, the Seagulls have been the surprise package in the Premier League this term, as they occupy an unexpected fifth place going into this matchday.
However, a comprehensive 4-1 home defeat to Liverpool’s fellow title rivals Manchester City last time smacked Graham Potter’s team back to reality.
Now winless in four Premier League games on the trot (D3, L1), Brighton go up against the most prolific side in England’s top-flight, with Liverpool bagging an intimidating average of 3.00 goals per league match so far.
Prediction: Liverpool to score over 2.5 goals
Manchester City to pile more pressure on Patrick Vieira
Crystal Palace will be on an impossible mission of halting their lacklustre five-game winless Premier League streak when they lock horns with Manchester City at the Etihad.
While Man City kept the pressure on the leading duo, Chelsea and Liverpool, with the aforementioned thumping of Brighton, the Eagles have strung together four successive Premier League stalemates.
After losing both this season’s top-flight meetings with the current top-three sides by the identical 3-0 scoreline, Palace will know their hopes of staying unbeaten here are far-fetched.
Adding to this sentiment, the Londoners have claimed just one victory across their last 12 Premier League matches against Man City (D2, L9), courtesy of a 3-2 win at the Etihad in December 2018.
Since earning Premier League promotion in 2013/14, the Selhurst Park outfit have conceded a staggering 39 goals across their 16 league meetings with City while failing to find the net on 11 occasions in the process.
Unfortunately for Patrick Vieira, Palace’s recent showings, coupled with their disastrous H2H record against the Cityzens, points this clash in one direction.
Prediction: Manchester City to score over 2.5 goals