English Premier League Previews and Predictions (Game-Week 7)

Wolverhampton vs. Crystal Palace

Date: 30/10/2020

Venue: Molineux Stadium

Time: 9:00pm

Wolverhampton Wanderers hosts Crystal Palace on Friday night; the first of 10 English Premier League matches this game-week.

The Wolves appeared to have snatched maximum points on their last outing at home to Newcastle United not until Jacob Murphy’s late free-kick forced both teams to share the points.

They play a Palace team that have been involved in high scoring fixtures on the road this season and look poised to force the hands of Wolverhampton, whose last three games have produced under 2.5 goals.

This should be a keenly contested game between two team that likes to play on the break but Wolves’ superior qualities should see them emerge victorious.

Prediction: Wolves 2 – 1 Palace                                                 

Sheffield United vs. Manchester City

Date: 31/10/2020

Venue: Bramall Lane

Time: 1:30pm

Manchester City are away to Sheffield United, four days after a comprehensive UEFA Champions League victory at Olympique Marseille. The Blades have experienced a challenging start to a second successive league campaign, first from bottom and winless, likewise the four-time league champions, who find themselves 13th on the log.

City haven’t won on the road since their opening game, an away win at Wolverhampton Wanderers but regardless of enforced injury absentees of theirs, notably in attack, we expect Pep Guardiola’s team to emerge victorious but not without conceding a goal.

Prediction: Sheffield 1 – 2 City                                                                        

Burnley vs. Chelsea

Date: 31/10/2020

Venue: Turf Moor

Time: 4:00pm

Life can’t get any more difficult for Burnley who are home to Chelsea. The Clarets are winless after five matches played, tallied just a solitary point and have failed to score at home, unsurprisingly occupying 18th spot on the log.

Their quest for a first win of the season could drag further longer as they play a Chelsea side whose goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has been in inspired form, keeping clean sheets in each of his last four matches in all competitions and Wednesday’s away win at Krasnodar in the UEFA Champions League should further boost belief within the Blues’ ranks.

We tip a one-sided scoring game, over 1.5 goals and Chelsea to emerge victorious.

Prediction: Burnley 0 – 2 Chelsea                         

Liverpool vs. West Ham

Date: 31/10/2020

Venue: Anfield

Time 6:30pm

The final game of Saturday sees Liverpool welcome an in-form West Ham United to Anfield in what should be an interesting game. The Reds’ defensive woes deepened on Tuesday with makeshift centreback Fabinho, who has impressed deputising for the injured Virgil Van Dijk going off with what looked like a hamstring injury in the UEFA Champions League tie against FC Midtjylland.

Jurgen Klopp must be really concerned as he faces a Hammers’ team that have netted 12 goals in their last five league games, averaging 2.4 goals per matches and with the red hot form of Michail Antonio and factoring Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet this season, this could be an uncomfortable game for the Reds.

We expect both teams to score, over 3.5 goals and a draw to settle what should be an electrifying game.

Prediction: Liverpool 2 – 2 Hammers                                                          

Aston Villa vs. Southampton

Date: 1/11/2020

Venue: Villa Park

Time: 1:00pm

Third-place Aston Villa are home to an in-form Southampton side at Villa Park. The Saints ended Everton’s unbeaten start to the season and will fancy their chances against a Villa side that were trounced on this ground in the last round by Leeds United.

In a game featuring two entertaining teams, we should be setup for one of the more free scoring games this weekend and a perfect start to the Sunday fixtures. We predict both teams to score, over 2.5 goals and tip Villa for the win.

Prediction: Villa 2 – 1 Saints                    

Newcastle United vs. Everton

Date: 1/11/2020

Venue: Saint James’ Park

Time: 3:00pm

Newcastle United will be gunning for a second home win of the season as they welcome league leaders Everton to Saint James’ Park. The Toffees were beaten away at Southampton in the last round and will be without suspended left-back Lucas Digne, who was sent-off at the Saints, a big miss for Carlo Ancelotti’s team.

The legendary Italian manager must get James Rodriguez back to his best as the Colombian playmakers lack of input greatly contributed to the loss and Dominic Calvert-Lewin not finding the back of the net for the first time this season.

This game is well setup for end-to-end action, hence we should brace ourselves for an open encounter which should see both teams scoring, over 2.5 goals and an Everton win to carry the day.

Prediction: NUFC 1 – 2 Everton                             

Manchester United vs. Arsenal

Date: 1/11/2020

Venue: Old Trafford

Time: 5:30pm

One of the Premier League’s traditional fixtures takes place at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Arsenal. Recent encounters between the pair has lacked the flair, quality and intensity usually associated with one of the more significant matches in the division’s history and judging by both teams’ performances this season, we shouldn’t expect much to change.

Marcus Rashford is in one of the best forms of his life, a major worry for the suspect Arsenal backline that could be without David Luiz, who went off injured in the defeat to Leicester City.

Mikel Arteta might have done a great job recently with the Gunners, but their inability to develop a creative strategy could be their greatest undoing as their attacking assets will be underutilised against a suspect Red Devils’ backline.

We tip Manchester United to emerge victorious and inflict a third straight defeat on the Gunners and shut out in front of goal for Arsenal.

Prediction: Man Utd 2 – 0 Arsenal                                                                                   

Tottenham vs. Brighton

Date: 1/11/2020

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Time: 8:15pm

Sunday’s matches conclude with Tottenham Hotspur playing hosts to Brighton. Spurs have surprisingly failed to win at home this season, throwing away their best chance at fixing that in the London derby against West Ham.

They play a Seagulls’ team who for all their excellent build-up play somehow continue to display naivety and goal scoring remains a problem despite the efforts of Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay.

This should be a great opportunity for Spurs to finally get that first home win of the campaign, as we tip Son Heung-min to get on the score sheet for a fourth successive game.

Prediction: Spurs 3 – 1 Brighton                                                                                       

Fulham vs. West Brom

Date: 2/11/2020

Venue: Craven Cottage

Time: 6:30pm

Fulham are home to West Bromwich Albion in the battle of relegation battlers in Monday’s first game. Both teams are amongst four winless sides in the Premier League this season and will fancy their chances of breaking the ice at Craven Cottage.

The Baggies have scored in two of their three away games this season and should fancy their chances against a Cottagers’ side that have equally conceded an equal number of goals (14) but have scored one less.

We tip both teams to find the back of the net in a yet another draw, a result which does neither team any good in their survival battle.

Prediction: Fulham 1 – 1 West Brom

Leeds United vs. Leicester City

Date: 2/11/2020

Venue: Elland Road

Time: 9:00pm

The final conclusion of game-week 7 takes us to Elland Road where Leeds United hosts Leicester City. Leeds stunned Aston Villa away from home, displaying a brilliant tactical master class to see off the Villains.

What is almost certain is that this should be one game to be decided on the touchline by both managers, Marcelo Bielsa and Brendan Rodgers. There shouldn’t be much to separate both teams, as a score draw should settle what should be an open an exciting game.

Prediction: Leeds 1 – 1 Leicester                                            

Disclaimer- Predictions are just for fun, based on analysis. We do NOT sell or guarantee results.

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