Premier League Saturday Preview

With the top three all playing on Sunday, all eyes on Saturday turn to Old Trafford and Manchester United.

As the top of the table can’t be threatened, the final game of the day holds all the intrigue with Jose Mourinho welcoming old adversary Rafa Benitez and his Newcastle United side.

Mourinho is under intense pressure with United making their worst start to a league season this century, whilst Newcastle’s start has been even worse as they are one of three teams without a win so far.

The other two teams without wins – Huddersfield and Cardiff, are also in action. Town travel across the Pennines to take on Burnley, whilst Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds travel to Wembley to take on Tottenham.

Sixth placed Watford could move into the top-four with victory, but so could seventh placed Bournemouth – as the two meet at Vicarage Road.

Leicester are looking for a third successive win as they welcome Everton to the King Power Stadium.

Finally, Wolves – unbeaten in six games – travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace.

See below for a preview on the games, including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray and our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and bet365’s Steve Freeth.

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Burnley 15:00 Huddersfield Town
Turf Moor

TEAM NEWS: Nick Pope and Ben Gibson continue to miss out for Burnley, but Robbie Brady and James Tarkowski could feature.

Terence Kongolo, Christopher Schindler, Danny Williams and Ramadan Sohbi are all sidelined for Huddersfield.

KEY FACT: Burnley have scored with six of their last seven shots on target in the Premier League
MATCH ODDS: Burnley 23/20 Draw 21/10 Huddersfield 16/5
bet365 Pick: Draw @21/10
ANDY SAYS: Burnley should and likely will have too much for Huddersfield to handle and don’t see them having a problem collecting the three points.
GRAEME SAYS: Huddersfield will think they can get something from this, and I think they might claim a draw…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Steve Mounie – has dropped down the Index over the past few months but he could be one to watch if he finds form

Crystal Palace 15:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Selhurst Park

TEAM NEWS: Jairo Riedewald and Christian Benteke are sidelined with knee injuries. Scott Dann and Connor Wickham are back in training, but are unlikely to feature.

Wolves have a near fully fit squad with the only doubt being winger Helder Costa.

KEY FACT: This will be the first top-flight meeting between Crystal Palace and Wolves since January 1981
MATCH ODDS: Palace 19/10 Draw 11/5 Wolves 17/10
bet365 Pick: Both Teams To Score @19/20
ANDY SAYS: I think this will be a very good game, can see plenty of goals but I think my former side will have to make do with a point…2-2
GRAEME SAYS: Should be a good game this one, and Wolves could go close but have to go with a close draw…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Adama Traore – potential world beater, this boy really is one to watch

Leicester City 15:00 Everton
King Power Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Demarai Gray and Matty James remain sidelined for Leicester, whilst Jamie Vardy is a slight doubt with a shin problem but he is expected to start.

Everton are still without loan signings Andre Gomes and Yery Mina, whilst Irish pair James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman remain sidelined.

KEY FACT: Leicester striker Jamie Vardy loves facing Everton, having had a hand in six goals in six Premier League appearances against them
MATCH ODDS: Leicester 19/10 Draw 11/5 Everton 17/10
bet365 Pick: Everton to win & Both Teams To Score @5/1
ANDY SAYS: Another close contest, and I can’t separate them, expect a draw…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: I can see this going either way, but I have to give Leicester the nod with home advantage…2-1
Football Index – One to follow: Jamie Vardy – might not be playing for England but he is still a class act, and could still be a sound investment

Tottenham Hotspur 15:00 Cardiff City
Wembley Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Tottenham are hoping that Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen could be available, but they might not be risked and could join Moussa Dembele, Dele Alli, Serge Aurier, Michel Vorm and Vincent Janssen on the sidelines.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Lee Peltier and Aron Gunnarsson are out for Cardiff, but Junior Hoilett could make it.

KEY FACT: Spurs are on a 37-match unbeaten run against promoted sides
MATCH ODDS: Spurs 1/4 Draw 11/2 Cardiff 14/1
bet365 Pick: Cardiff +2 @21/20
ANDY SAYS: This is going to be a heavy home win, no doubt about it…4-1
GRAEME SAYS: Spurs have not been at their best, that is for sure but there is no way they don’t win this weekend…3-0
Football Index – One to follow: Harry Kane – whilst not at number one, he remains a good buy on the Index

Watford 15:00 AFC Bournemouth
Vicarage Road

TEAM NEWS: Winger Gerard Deulofeu is back in training, but he will not be involved and joins Daryl Janmaat, Sebastian Podl, Stefano Okaka, Miguel Britos and Tom Cleverley.

Diego Rico remains sidelined for Bournemouth, but Charlie Daniels could be ready to return.

KEY FACT: Five of the six Premier League meetings between Watford and Bournemouth have ended as draws
MATCH ODDS: Watford 23/20 Draw 13/5 Bournemouth 5/2
bet365 Pick: Draw @13/5
ANDY SAYS: A tough game for Watford for sure, but I think they will be too good for Bournemouth and collect another three points …2-1
GRAEME SAYS: Watford are an impressive unit, they are strong and I just don’t see how Bournemouth will get something from this…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Will Hughes – has been in great form for Watford, could be a real one to keep an eye on here.

Manchester United 17:30 Newcastle United
Old Trafford

TEAM NEWS: Ashley Young, Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard and Marcos Rojo are all ruled out for United.

Salomon Rondon, Florian Lejeune, Paul Dummett and Federico Fernandez are ruled out, but Newcastle hope to have DeAndre Yedlin back.

KEY FACT: Newcastle are aiming for consecutive league wins over Man Utd for the first time since October 1972
MATCH ODDS: Man Utd 9/20 Draw 7/2 Newcastle 8/1
bet365 Pick: Draw @13/5
ANDY SAYS: I think United will edge it, but it won’t be pretty and it will be close…1-0
GRAEME SAYS: United need to win this game, all the pressure is on them but I think they take the three points…3-0
Football Index – One to follow: Romelu Lukaku – he still has plenty to offer on the Index

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