Premier League Saturday Preview

Any of the top five could end the Premier League weekend on top of the Premier League table, but Liverpool are the only ones playing on Saturday.

Liverpool, currently second behind Manchester City on goal-difference, will be confident of moving to the summit as they host Cardiff City – who claimed their first victory of the season last week.

Newcastle and Huddersfield remain win-less, and they both go lucking to break their ducks away from home. Rafa Benitez’s takes his side to Southampton, whilst David Wagner’s Terriers face Watford – who could climb into the top-six with victory.

Fulham – who dropped into the bottom-three last week – are looking for only their second win of the season as they host sixth-placed Bournemouth at Craven Cottage.

Wolves look to get back to winning ways as they travel to Brighton – who could move into the top-ten with victory.

The late kick-off on Saturday sees Leicester host West Ham.

See below for a preview on the game, 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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Brighton & Hove Albion 15:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers 
Amex Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Brighton are unlikely to be without top-scorer Glenn Murray due to his concussion. Bruno and Davy Propper are ruled out, but Pascal Gross should return.

Wolves have a clean bill of health heading into the game.

KEY FACT: Wolves are the only team in Europe’s big five divisions yet to make a change to their starting XI in league matches this season
MATCH ODDS: Brighton 19/10 Draw 21/10 Wolves 6/4
bet365 Pick: Both Teams Not To Score @4/5
ANDY SAYS: I see Wolves bouncing back to form here and claiming a hard fought win…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: A tough one to call, but Brighton should have enough to get a point…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Adama Traore – Has so much potential, one who has to be followed

Fulham 15:00 AFC Bournemouth
Craven Cottage

TEAM NEWS: Joe Bryan and Callum Chambers both look set to miss out, but Timothy Fosu-Mensah could be available. Captain Tom Cairney could also be pushing for a return.

Bournemouth are set to have a fully fit squad to choose from.

KEY FACT: With three strikes and four assists, Callum Wilson has been directly involved in more PL goals this season than any other Englishman
MATCH ODDS: Fulham 19/10 Draw 11/4 Bournemouth 7/5
bet365 Pick: Over 2.5 goals and Both Teams To Score @8/11
ANDY SAYS: I see Fulham’s poor run continuing but this will be a competitive game for sure…2-4
GRAEME SAYS: I don’t think Fulham will lose but again not sure they will win this – draw for me…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Callum Wilson – a great player who is on the up

Liverpool 15:00 Cardiff City

TEAM NEWS: Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson are both unlikely to feature for Liverpool. The Reds’ only long-term injury victim is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Joe Ralls is suspended for Cardiff, but he also has a knee injury. Danny Ward is also ruled out along with Lee Peltier and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

KEY FACT: Liverpool have only lost one of their last 45 Premier League home matches against promoted teams
MATCH ODDS: Liverpool 1/9 Draw 10/1 Cardiff 25/1
bet365 Pick: Under 3.5 goals @10/11
ANDY SAYS: Liverpool are winning this, no doubt about it….4-0
GRAEME SAYS: It is impossible to go against Liverpool, they could hammer Cardiff here…5-1
Football Index – One to follow: Mo Salah – looks to be returning to form, therefore has some real value on the Index

Southampton 15:00 Newcastle United
St. Mary’s 

TEAM NEWS: Mario Lemina is the only real worry for Southampton with a knee problem, but he could be available.

Newcastle will have Salomon Rondon back and could also have Ciaran Clark involved, but Florian Lejuene is still sidelined.

KEY FACT: Rafael Benitez has only lost one of his 13 league meetings with Mark Hughes 
MATCH ODDS: Southampton 11/10 Draw 12/5 Newcastle 29/10
bet365 Pick: Draw @12/5
ANDY SAYS: I can see Newcastle getting their first win here, they need the three points and they get it…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: This game could go either way, but I have to go with Southampton being at home…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Danny Ings – could easily get back in the England squad, one to follow

Watford 15:00 Huddersfield Town
Vicarage Road

TEAM NEWS: Watford could welcome Troy Deeney, Sebastian Prodl and Nathaniel Chalobah back, but Daryl Janmaat and Tom Cleverley remain sidelined. Jose Holebas and Christian Kabasele are available after completing suspensions.

Tom Smith, Ramadan Sohbi and Danny Williams are in contention for Huddersfield but Terence Kongolo is sidelined.

KEY FACT: Huddersfield won both of their Premier League matches against Watford last season
MATCH ODDS: Watford 3/4 Draw 11/4 Huddersfield 17/4
bet365 Pick: Huddersfield to score 2+ @10/3
ANDY SAYS: Have to go with Watford here, they were so good at Wolves last week…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Just don’t see how Huddersfield can beat Watford here, but it will be close…2-1
Football Index – One to follow: Roberto Pereyra – has been in sensational form and should be considered by any portfolio

Leicester City 17:30 West Ham United
King Power Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Matty James looks like the only player missing out for Leicester with Jamie Vardy and Demarai Gray set to be fit.

West Ham’s injury problems continue to mount with Andriy Yarmolenko their latest injury victim and he joins Pedro Obiang, Carlos Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Andy Carroll, Winston Reid and Manuel Lanzini on the sidelines.

KEY FACT: Leicester have lost just one of their last seven Premier League matches against West Ham
MATCH ODDS: Leicester 23/20 Draw 12/5 West Ham 11/4
bet365 Pick: Draw or Leicester @4/5
ANDY SAYS: Can see West Ham getting something here, I think they will snatch a point…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: I just don’t see how West Ham can cope with these injuries, Leicester are good and will win…3-1
Football Index – One to follow: Demarai Gray – full of potential and one to keep a close eye on

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