Premier League Preview Week 8
This week we look at the games between Brighton & Spurs, Liverpool & Leicester, Manchester City & Wolves and finally, Newcastle United and Manchester United. We also have our weekly tip for the game. Can Spurs bounce back after theor humiliating mid week Champions Leage defet to Bayern? We wait and see!
Odds are from bet365 and are correct at time of posting. Go to www.bet365.com for the latest odds and pricing.
Brighton v Tottenham
Brighton have had a poor start to the season and have only won one match in their seven league fixtures so far. They are yet to win at home this season and have picked up three draws at the Amex.
They have only scored five goals and have failed to score in four league matches this season.
Tottenham have made an inconsistent start to the season and have struggled for any real form. They have picked up impressive victories against Southampton and Crystal Palace recently, but also lost to Leicester 2-1 last weekend.
Tottenham are still without new signing Giovanni lo Celso, who has missed the last six matches with a hip injury, and Juan Foyth who is yet to feature this season. Ryan Sessegnon may return from injury for Spurs. Brighton’s only injury is winger Leonardo Trossard who remains out with a groin strain.
Tottenham will be certain favourites for this match and will look to bounce back from their heavy 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich in midweek. They should beat a Brighton side who have struggled this season.
Brighton Win – 13/5
Draw – 13/5
Tottenham – 19/20
Liverpool v Leicester
Liverpool are the only unbeaten team in the Premier League and they continued their unbeaten run last weekend with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over Sheffield United.
Liverpool have one of the best defences in the league, having only conceded 5 this season, and have are on an unbeaten run at Anfield which stretches back over 42 matches as they have not been beaten there since April 2017.
Leicester have started the season well and are currently 3rd in the league and have only lost one league game so far this season. They have earned impressive wins against Newcastle and Tottenham in their last two fixtures and have only conceded 5 goals all season.
Liverpool will be without Nathaniel Clyne, Allison and Naby Keita, who all remain out with long term injuries. Bartosz Kapustka is the only absentee for Leicester after his cruciate ligament rupture in March 2019.
This will be a close game and Leicester will want to continue their impressive start to the season so expect them to make it a difficult fixture for Liverpool. But the Red’s unbeaten start to the season and their 42-game unbeaten at home should see them run out winners against the Foxes.
Liverpool – 9/20
Draw – 7/2
Leicester – 11/2
Manchester City v Wolves
Man City are currently 2nd in the Premier League. They are unbeaten at home this season and have scored 14 goals in three home league fixtures already. Raheem Sterling has scored nine goals and Sergio Aguero has eight goals this season.
Wolves have not found any solid form at the start of this campaign, but have looked better recently and picked up their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Watford last weekend.
Man City will still be without Leroy Sane, John Stones and Aymeric Laporte, who remain out with injury. Wolves’ only injury is Phil Ofosu-Ayeh who is out long term with a heel injury.
Man City will be comfortable favourites for this game. They are scoring freely at home, are in great form and come up against a Wolves side who haven’t threatened in the early stages of the season.
Manchester City – 1/8
Draw – 7/1
Wolves – 20/1
Newcastle United v Manchester United
Newcastle’s difficult campaign continued last weekend with a 5-0 loss away at Leicester. They remain on a poor run of form with only one win in their first seven and are yet to win at home.
Newcastle have only scored four goals all season and are 18th with the second worst goal difference, -9, in the league.
Manchester United have made their worst start to a top flight campaign for 30 years as they have only gained 9 points from their first 7 fixtures and have only won two games so far. They have only won once in their last five games and only scored 9 goals all season, four of which came in one game against Chelsea.
Newcastle will be without Florian Lejeune while Manchester United will be without defenders Eric Bailly and striker Anthony Martial for this fixture.
Although both teams are in bad form, Manchester United will be favourites to take all three points in this fixture. Newcastle lacked confidence against Leicester and morale appears to be low following their tough start to the season. Manchester United need points and will target this game as one to help them move up the table.
Our tip – Manchester United
Newcastle – 16/5
Draw – 5/2
Manchester united – 17/20
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