Premier League Preview Week 10
The Premier League never ceases to amaze us………we were sure that last weeks game between UTD and Liverpool would see UTD conceed a fair few…………but it turned out to be a good 1-1 draw for UTD. This week, we look ahead to the a few potential banana skins. Odds provided by bet365 and can change.
Watford v Bournemouth
Despite picking up a good point away at Tottenham last weekend, Watford find themselves rooted to the bottom of the Premier League with just four points and no wins from their first nine matches. They are struggling at both ends of the pitch and have the joint worst league record for goals scored (5) and conceded (21).
Bournemouth have started the season well and occupy 10th place with three wins, three draws and three losses from their first nine games. Eddie Howes team have only lost once in their last five matches securing good successive 3-1 wins against Southampton and Everton recently.
Watford could see both Etienne Capoue and Troy Deeney return this weekend but Issac Success and Sebastian Prödl will both be out with respective groin and hamstring injuries. Jefferson Lerma could return for Bournemouth, but will be without Charlie Daniels (knee), Junior Stanislas (hamstring) and David Brooks (ankle).
Bournemouth will be favourites for this game due to their recent good form and considering Watford’s awful start. But Watford have looked more solid of late and should be able to get a point at home against Bournemouth here.
Watford – 6/5
Draw – 13/5
Bournemouth – 2/1
Brighton v Everton
Brighton’s form has been inconsistent recently, after their excellent 3-0 win over Tottenham before the international break, they suffered a disappointing late loss to Aston Villa last weekend and have now only won one of their last seven Premier League matches.
Everton boss Marco Silva will have been relieved to get all three points in their 2-0 win at home to West Ham, their first win since early September. Despite the win, Everton are still struggling for goals and are one of the lowest scorers in the league with eight goals.
Jose Izquierdo remains out for Brighton with a long-term knee injury while Aston Villa have a fully fit squad to choose from currently.
This is vital game for both sides as they will both be looking for a victory to move away from the relegation zone. Everton’s latest win will give them confidence, but Brighton have been performing well at the Amex stadium this season having only lost one match so far.
Brighton – 15/8
Draw – 12/5
Everton – 11/8
Newcastle v Wolves
Newcastle put in a good performance in their 1-0 loss away to Chelsea last weekend but Newcastle still find themselves in a poor run of form where they have only secured two wins this season. Newcastle are one of the lowest scorers in the league with just five goals this season and have failed to score in four matches.
Wolves have seen an impressive upturn in form recently and are now 13th despite not winning until late September in the league. Wolves are now unbeaten in their last four matches and have conceded only two goals in these matches.
Florian Lejeune remains out for Newcastle with a knee injury but Issac Hayden will return after his recent suspension. Pedro Neto and Romain Saiss should return for Wolves after their respective calf and hamstring injuries.
Newcastle were impressive in their last home fixture against a poor Manchester United. But Wolves are in good form and can be so difficult to contain when playing well so expect them to take all three points against a Newcastle side who are struggling to score goals.
Draw – 11/5
Wolves – 6/4
Liverpool v Tottenham
Liverpool dropped their first points of the season last Sunday with a 1-1 draw at Manchester United. Jurgen Klopp’s side didn’t play well, but the draw still sees them maintain their unbeaten record for the season. Liverpool’s home record is impressive and they are still yet to lose since April 2017 at Anfield.
Tottenham were disappointing in their 1-1 draw against Watford and were lucky to get a point. Spurs have only won once in their last four league matches and their poor form leaves them 7th in the league. They put in a much-improved performance mid-week in the Champions League with a 5-0 win over Crvena Zvezda.
Mo Salah will return from injury for Liverpool this week, but are still without long term absentee Nathaniel Clyne due to his knee injury. Both Christian Eriksen (thigh) and Hugo Lloris (elbow) will be out for Spurs, but new signings Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso are set to return.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will be pleased with his sides win in the week and expect him to go to Liverpool with a structured team looking to gain a point. However, Liverpool have been exceptional of late and Klopp will be looking for an improved performance against Spurs and should win this game comfortably.
Liverpool – 4/9
Draw – 10/3
Tottenham – 6/1
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