Premier League Saturday Preview

Leaders Manchester City have the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table on Saturday, as the North London derby takes centre stage.

The clash at Wembley kicks-off the weekend’s action as Tottenham play host to their arch rivals Arsenal. Victory for Mauricio Pochettino’s side would take them third, whilst three points for the visitors would take them to a point of Spurs.

Top-of-the-table City are the only other side in the top-six in action, as they feature in the late kick-off against Leicester at the Etihad.

The only side in the bottom three in action is Stoke as they welcome Brighton to the bet365 Stadium. Such is the closeness of the table at the wrong end, a win for Stoke could take them level on points with West Ham in 12th.

The Hammers host Watford, the side directly above them – and they will move level on points with victory. Three points for The Hornets could see them move into ninth.

Everton are looking to bounce back from their 5-1 hammering at Arsenal with a win over Crystal Palace, who need a win as they are just three points off the drop-zone after going three games without a win.

Finally, Swansea are hoping to maintain their excellent run of form under new boss Carlos Carvahal as they host Burnley at the Liberty Stadium.

See below for a preview on each game, including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray, super agent and former Manchester City ace Barry Silkman, our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and bet365’s Steve Freeth.

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Tottenham Hotspur 12:30 Arsenal
Wembley Stadium
Live on BT Sport

TEAM NEWS: Tottenham have a fully fit squad to choose from with the only doubt being over Lucas Moura. Arsenal are unsure whether goalkeeper Petr Cech will make the game, whilst Danny Welbeck and Nacho Monreal remain doubts.
KEY FACT: Spurs have lost only one of their last seven Premier League matches against Arsenal
MATCH ODDS: Spurs 21/20 Draw 11/4 Arsenal 11/4
bet365 Pick: Draw @11/4
ANDY SAYS: Good game but I think Arsenal might just edge this one…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: Great start to the weekend, and I can’t separate them…2-2
SILKY SAYS: Should be a very good game, I will just have to say draw…1-1
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow:  Christian Eriksen at £2.15 and into the top-ten, still want to snap up

Everton 15:00 Crystal Palace
Goodison Park

TEAM NEWS: Ramiro Funes Mori could be involved after making his return to action for the Toffees Under-23 side earlier in the week. Leighton Baines, Maarten Stekelenburg and James McCarthy are all sidelined. Palace are hoping that Wilfried Zaha could be ready to play, but Bakary Sako, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Connor Wickham are all long-term absentees.
KEY FACT: Everton are unbeaten in each of their last six Premier League matches against Crystal Palace
MATCH ODDS: Everton 13/10 Draw 9/4 Palace 13/5
bet365 Pick: Half time score 0-0 @6/4
ANDY SAYS: Close call but I think my former side can get something from this game…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Everton need a win here and I think they will just about get it…2-1
SILKY SAYS: Everton will take the three points here for me…2-0
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow:  Wilfried Zaha just inside the top-100, well worth a look

Stoke City 15:00 Brighton & Hove Albion 
bet365 Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Stoke forward Jese Rodriguez has returned to the squad after compassionate leave, whilst Darren Flecther is shaken off a knock to feature. Record signing Jurgen Locadia should feature for Brighton but Steve Sidwell and Jiri Skalak are sidelined.
KEY FACT: Stoke have won seven of their last nine home Premier League matches against newly promoted sides
MATCH ODDS: Stoke 6/5 Draw 9/4 Brighton 11/4
bet365 Pick: Half time score 0-0 @6/4
ANDY SAYS: Stoke win for me here, think Paul Lambert will get the win…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Stoke have improved and they should just about claim the three points…2-1
SILKY SAYS: I can see a home win, think Stoke will take the victory…2-0
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow:  At £0.69, Jack Butland has to be a good buy

Swansea City 15:00 Burnley
Liberty Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Swansea are missing a host of players with Angel Rangel, Renato Sanches, Wilfried Bony, Leroy Fer and Leon Britton all ruled out. Phil Bardsely and Tom Heaton remain sidelined for Burnley but Stephen Ward is back in the squad.
KEY FACT: Swansea City have won each of their last three home league matches against Burnley
MATCH ODDS: Swansea 6/4 Draw 2/1 Burnley 12/5
bet365 Pick: Ben Mee anytime @20/1
ANDY SAYS: Good game this one, and I think Swansea will just edge it…1-0
GRAEME SAYS: A few weeks ago this was Burnley all the way, now I have to go Swansea…2-0
SILKY SAYS: Close one but you have to think Swansea can win this…1-0
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Alfie Mawson is under £1 and looks a good pick up

West Ham United 15:00 Watford
London Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Pedro Obiang, Edmilson Fernandes, Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini remain sldelined, whilst Arthur Masuaku’s suspension continues. Marko Arnautovic is fit again and new signing Patrice Evra could feature. Nathaniel Chalobah, Miguel Britos, Will Hughes, Molla Wague, Kiko Femenia, Christian Kabasele and Tommie Hoban all remain sidelined, whilst Watford are hoping Younes Kaboul, Craig Cathcart, Tom Cleverley and Heurelho Gomes will all feature.
KEY FACT: David Moyes has never lost a home league match against Watford 
MATCH ODDS: West Ham 31/20 Draw 23/10 Watford 2/1
bet365 Pick: 2 or more Watford cards @4/5
ANDY SAYS: Hard to separate these two and I think this will end up a draw…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: I can see West Ham getting the victory they need…2-1
SILKY SAYS: West Ham win for me, will have too much for Watford…2-0
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Richarlison is in the top-100 and a terrific signing 

Manchester City 17:30 Leicester City 
Etihad Stadium
Live on Sky Sports

TEAM NEWS: Man City would be boosted by the return of John Stones and Phil Foden, but Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane, Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph are ruled out. Leicester are still without captain Wes Morgan and Shinji Okazaki is also sidelined. Riyad Mahrez is back in training and could be involved.
KEY FACT: Man City are unbeaten in their last 25 home Premier League matches
MATCH ODDS: Man City 2/9 Draw 6/1 14/1
bet365 Pick: Man City to win & Both Teams To Score @6/4
ANDY SAYS: Man City will get the three points here, little doubt…3-0
GRAEME SAYS: Has to be a home win, but won’t be easy…2-0
SILKY SAYS: Comfortable home win, no doubt abut it…4-0
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow:  Kevin De Bruyne outside the top-10 and under £4, unthinkable

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