Arsenal vs Tottenham
Odds: Arsenal – 21/20 Draw – 11/4 Spurs 23/10
I’m taking a draw here. Arsenal have played well at home but have struggled to keep clean sheets and have needed to scrape home against Villa and Fulham. Spurs are better than those sides so I can see them getting some sort of result and they’re unbeaten away from home this season. I don’t have full faith in either side defensively at the moment so I’ll take this as a 2-2 draw.
Arsenal 2-2 Spurs
Bournemouth vs Brentford
Odds: Bournemouth – 23/10 Draw – 12/5 Brentford – 6/5
Bournemouth have been solid against teams outside of the top 6 and given they’re a physical side, they should match up well with Brentford who also are quite physical, Brentford have been ok away from home this season, they tend to score but they aren’t brilliant defensively and haven’t won away yet. I can see this being a scrappy game and ending in a 1-1 draw.
Bournemouth 1-1 Brentford
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
Odds: Palace – 10/3 Draw – 13/5 Chelsea – 5/6
Chelsea’s away form is definitely a cause for concern but I thought their attacking players played well during the international break and Palace’s home form has been steady more than spectacular and they’re struggling to keep clean sheets at home. I like Chelsea to score a couple of goals here and win this one fairly comfortably with Mount and Havertz being ones to watch.
Palace 0-2 Chelsea
Fulham vs Newcastle
Odds: Fulham – 21/10 Draw – 12/5 Newcastle – 13/10
Newcastle have played well so far this season but have struggled to win games. I wasn’t impressed with their performance against Bournemouth and I can see them losing here. Fulham have been excellent at home so far this season and given they seem to be having more joy infront of goal than Newcastle, this looks a good opportunity to back an upset win.
Fulham 2-1 Newcastle
Liverpool vs Brighton
Odds: Liverpool – 1/3 Draw – 17/4 Brighton – 8/1
Liverpool feel like they’re ready to turn a corner now. They looked much better going forward against Ajax and with players returning from injury, this should be a good opportunity to get their season properly started. Brighton have been impressive this season but the loss of Potter may take a toll on this team and their defence is quietly starting to leak goals. I’ll take a 3-1 Liverpool win here.
Liverpool 3-1 Brighton
Southampton vs Everton
Odds: Southampton – 23/20 Draw – 12/5 Everton – 12/5
Everton have definitely improved as of late, they’ve accepted that they’ll need to be a scrappy side this season and have solidified into a team that can beat struggling teams at home and grind out results away from home. Southampton meanwhile have been very inconsistent and I still worry about their lack of chance creation, this could be a 0-0 in my opinion as Everton would take a draw and I don’t think Southampton have that killer edge.
Southampton 0-0 Everton
West Ham vs Wolves
Odds: West Ham – 10/11 Draw- 5/2 Wolves – 16/5
These are 2 of the most disappointing sides in the league so far this season. They’ve both struggled for goals and have been leaky at the back at inopportune times, Wolves would definitely take a draw here and until West Ham show they’ve turned a corner, it’s tough to back them at odds on. I’ll say this is a boring 1-1 draw.
West Ham 1-1 Wolves
Man City vs Man United
Odds: Man City – 1/3 Draw – 19/4 United – 13/2
This should be a good matchup for City going forward. Haaland should be too physical for the United defenders and I fancy him to have a big game here, United also should have a decent chance to score goals as City are still missing Laporte at the back and look leaky due to it. But City will have too much firepower and they can win this 3-1.
Man City 3-1 Man United
Leeds vs Aston Villa
Odds: Leeds – 27/20 Draw – 12/5 Villa – 2/1
Leeds were starting to drop in form before the international break and I think these sides are starting to potentially go in slightly different directions with Villa looking more solid against Southampton. There’s a good chance this is a 1-1 sort of game but I’m going to take a chance on the upset here and say Villa create enough to nick all 3 points here.
Leeds 1-2 Villa