After a two-week international break, the English Premier League returns this weekend with a number of mouthwatering clashes. Read on for some insightful analysis and predictions on 8 of the 10 EPL matches scheduled for this weekend.
1 Manchester City vs Liverpool
Manchester City are unbeaten in each of their last 10 games in all competitions, winning 8 times. The Cityzens are also unbeaten in each of their last 10 matches at Etihad Stadium (W9D1), winning the last 8.
Liverpool have only won 3 of their 13 away Premier League games this season, losing 7. The Reds have only won 3 of their last 10 away games in all competitions. Liverpool's last 10 PL games at the Etihad produced 1 won, 4 draws and 5 defeats. Therefore, the Reds are very unlikely to get a point at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Prediction: Manchester City to win
2 AFC Bournemouth vs Fulham
Six of AFC Bournemouth's last 10 home games saw both teams score. 3 of Fulham's last 5 competitive matches also saw both teams notch. Both teams were on the score sheet in 3 of the last 5 h2hs. Therefore, chances of both teams scoring this weekend are very high.
Prediction: Both teams to score
3 Arsenal vs Leeds United
Arsenal have won each of their last 6 Premier League games, scoring 3 or more goals in 5 of those 6 matches. The Gunners have 11 wins and only a single defeat from their 14 PL games at the Emirates Stadium.
Leeds United have lost 9 of their 14 away PL games so far, winning only 2. Leeds United are yet to defeat Arsenal since their promotion to the Premier League during the 2020/21 season. Since then, the two teams have clashed 5 times, Arsenal emerging victorious on 4 occasions.
Prediction: Arsenal to win and over 2.5 goals to be scored
4 Brighton vs Brentford
Brighton have only lost 2 of their last 15 competitive games, winning 10. The Seagulls have won all but 1 of their last 5 PL games at the Amex Stadium.
Brighton and Brentford have only clashed 3 times in the English Premier League, the Seagulls winning twice. With the form they are in, Brighton are likely to win.
Prediction: Brighton to win
5 Nottingham Forest vs Wolves
Nottingham Forest's last 5 Premier League games saw 3 or more goals scored on 4 occasions. Wolverhampton Wanders' last 5 away PL games produced 3 or more goals. We expect at least 3 goals to be scored at the City Ground on Saturday evening.
Prediction: Over 2.5 goals to be scored
6 Crystal Palace vs Leicester City
Crystal Palace have failed to win any of their last 13 competitive games, losing 8. Palace have also failed to win any of their last 8 matches at Selhurst Park, losing 4.Leicester are unbeaten in their last 7 Premier League games versus Palace. The Foxes are likely to get a point this weekend.
Prediction: Leicester City to win or draw
7 Chelsea vs Aston Villa
Chelsea come into this weekend's match unbeaten in 4 competitive games (W3D1). Chelsea have only lost 1 of their last 11 Premier League clashes with Villa, winning 9.
Aston Villa failed to win any of their last 7 PL matches at Stamford Bridge, losing 5 times during that run. Villa's poor streak at Stamford Bridge is likely to continue on Saturday night.
Prediction: Chelsea to win
8 West Ham vs Southampton
West Ham are unbeaten in each of their last 5 competitive games at the London Stadium (W3D2). The Hammers have 4 wins from their last 5 home matches versus Southampton. The Saints have lost 6 of their last 10 away matches and are likely to be the losing team on Super Sunday.
Prediction: West Ham to win
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