26th November 2020
This continues to be a Premier League season like no other, as previously consistent sides like Man City are struggling in midtable. Their 2-0 defeat at Spurs didn’t come as a shock due to recent form, but the manner of the defeat will be worrying for Pep Guardiola. They had plenty of attempts on goal but didn’t worry their opponents at all. This week, they host Burnley in a game that they’ll hope to win comfortably. There are plenty of other huge fixtures this weekend too, and here are all the latest Premier League tips and UK sports betting odds.
Both sides go into Friday night’s contest off the back of hugely disappointing performances. Palace were toothless at Turf Moor in a 1-0 defeat to Burnley while Newcastle were easily beaten 2-0 at home to Chelsea. The two teams are well clear of the bottom three at this very early stage but are still in the bottom half, so a win would be significant for either. The Eagles will be without Wilfried Zaha for this one which is a big blow, but Newcastle may also not have star striker Callum Wilson. The Magpies just can’t be trusted at the moment, and something seems wrong at the club. We expect Palace to take the three points.
Saturday’s early kick off comes from the AMEX, as Brighton look to build on their away win at Aston Villa. They’ll be without Tariq Lamptey though, who has been the Seagull’s best player so far this season. Mo Salah looks like he could be ready to play again after a return to training, which is a big boost for Jurgen Klopp. We expect this to be an open and attacking game as neither side usually set up to defend, which could mean we see fireworks on the pitch. The goals market looks interesting here, and Over 3.5 Goals at 31/20 could offer some great value.
It’s been an odd start to the season for Man City, who are 13th in the league having only scored 10 goals in 8 games. Burnley got that much-needed win over Palace, which finally took them out of the relegation zone. Man City have a fantastic record against Burnley, winning the last two Premier League clashes at the Etihad 5-0 on both occasions. Although Pep Guardiola’s men have not been as impressive so far this season, this is an excellent fixture for them to get back to winning ways.
This is a very tough game to call, as both sides have been pretty impressive. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the top scorer in the division, while Patrick Bamford has been a bit of a surprise package for Leeds. We’re going a little bit different for the prediction in this one, as we look to the cards market. Leeds play at 100 miles per hour for the entire 90 minutes, bombing forward at every opportunity. To try and slow this down, Everton’s defensive midfielder Allan may have to make a cynical foul or two.
Don’t close the tab! We have better games to come, honestly. While it might not be the most exciting game on paper, this is actually huge for both clubs. They’re currently the bottom two, with only four points and no wins between them. It’s going to look very bleak for whoever loses, if indeed there is a loser. This is particularly true for Sheffield United, who unbelievably have only one point. Their squad is very similar to last season, with the major difference being Aaron Ramsdale in for Dean Henderson. It’s not a move that has gone well so far. A cagey game is expected in this one.
It’s 5th against 10th, but it’s the Saints who are flying high so far. They are without Danny Ings at the moment, but Che Adams is stepping up to fill the void. Man United seem to have turned a bit of a corner, and the results are starting to come for them. Bruno Fernandes continues to perform at a hugely high level, scoring five goals in his last three games in all competitions. This is the type of game that will suit him too, similar to the Everton away game a few weeks ago. Whether it’s through a penalty or open play, the Red Devil’s main man can grab a goal.
It’s the ultimate clash of great form vs great form, which should mean this London derby is a cracker. Chelsea have won their last three league games scoring nine and conceding one. Spurs have won their previous four scoring six and conceding one. Kane and Son are on fire for Spurs, while Ziyech has impressed recently for the Blues. As it’s 1st against 3rd, they will believe they can put together a title challenge. Both teams are so evenly matched that we think they may cancel either other out.
Arsenal have scored one goal in the last five Premier League games, and that was a penalty. They look incredibly toothless going forward, which bodes the question: what has gone wrong? They looked great in winning the FA Cup last season, but it’s just fallen apart in this campaign. Wolves are not known for their scoring prowess either and are a very defensive team too. So with all that considered, the stats would suggest that this will be a low scoring affair so Both Teams To Score: No may be worth a look.
Leicester went into last weekend at the top of the Premier League but were brought back down to earth by a brilliant Liverpool performance. Thoroughly outplayed, the Foxes didn’t stand a chance. This week will be a very different task, as they face a Fulham side that are struggling for results. Jamie Vardy usually does well against sides that push forward, so it will be interesting to see how things go for him. Fulham likely won’t be expecting too much, so may try and play for a point. Both sides have been awarded plenty of penalties recently, with Leicester having a much better record from the spot than their hapless opponents.
The last game of the weekend sees a claret and blue clash at the London Stadium, with both clubs sitting in the top eight before the weekend starts. West Ham have certainly overperformed expectations so far considering the fixtures they’ve had, and have won their last two games 1-0. Villa are much more inconsistent, and we’re not sure what to expect from them. After a fantastic 3-0 win away at Arsenal, they then lost at home to Brighton. If Dean Smith’s men are to find a way through, it’s likely to come from the creativity of captain Jack Grealish.
*all odds correct at the time of writing and are subject to change