Premier League Saturday Preview

Of the Premier League’s three unbeaten sides, only Liverpool are in action on Saturday as they look to move top of the table.

With Chelsea and Manchester City not playing until Sunday – Liverpool have the chance to claim top spot but they face a difficult looking trip to Arsenal – who themselves haven’t lost since August.

Manchester United travel to Bournemouth in the opening game of the day looking to maintain their up-turn in form, but The Cherries hold the higher ground and victory would take them into the top-four, albeit probably only temporarily.

Arguably the game of the day, sees fifth placed Tottenham travel to Wolves – who are looking to bounce back to form following two successive defeats.

Cardiff claimed their opening win of the season last week which lifted them out of the bottom-three and they will look for back-to-back victories as they host Leicester – who play their first game since the tragic death of the owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Brighton travel to Goodison Park looking for a fourth successive league win, which would take them above their hosts Everton.

Two out-of-form sides clash at the London Stadium as West Ham host Burnley – neither of whom have won in three games.

Finally, at the bottom only Newcastle of the bottom-three are in action as they host Watford looking to claim their first win of the season.

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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AFC Bournemouth 12:30 Manchester United 
Vitality Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Simon Francis is set to miss out for Bournemouth with a groin strain but Josh King should be fit.

Marouane Fellaini, Antionio Valencia, Diogo Dalot and Scot McToninay are all doubts for United.

KEY FACT: Bournemouth last home defeat was in April….against United
MATCH ODDS: Bournemouth 14/5 Draw 14/5 Man Utd Evens
bet365 Pick: Over 2.5 goals & Both Teams To Score @Evens
ANDY SAYS: Should be a good game this one, but Bournemouth are playing well and I can see them edging United out…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: This won’t be easy but I expect United will get the job done …1-2
Football Index – One to follow: Anthony Martial – is in great form and under £5, a relative bargain.

Cardiff City 15:00 Leicester City
Cardiff City Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Daniel Amartey has been sidelined with a broken ankle and won’t be back until next year, whilst Matty James remains out.

Joe Ralls is suspended for Cardiff, but he has a knee injury anyway. Lee Peltier and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing remain sidelined. Harry Arter and Danny Ward could feature.

KEY FACT: These two sides have never me in the Premier League
MATCH ODDS: Cardiff 11/4 Draw 23/10 Leicester 6/5
bet365 Pick: Draw @23/10
ANDY SAYS: As I have said before I don’t rate Cardiff and Leicester will do this for their owner…1-3
GRAEME SAYS: As long as Leicester have their minds on this, they will win…0-2
Football Index – One to follow:  Jamie Vardy – still a value purchase on the Index

Everton 15:00 Brighton & Hove Albion
Goodison Park

TEAM NEWS: Loan star Yerry Mina could make his long awaited debut for Everton, who are likely to be without James McCarthy.

Pascal Gross and Davy Propper are ruled out for Brighton, both suffering with ankle injuries.

KEY FACT: Brighton have never won at Goodison Park
MATCH ODDS: Everton 8/13 Draw 3/1 Brighton 11/2
bet365 Pick: Both Teams Not To Score @4/5
ANDY SAYS: I can see Brighton getting something here and claiming a draw…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Has to be a home win for me, I think Everton will be too strong…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Richarlison – an outstanding talent, one who needs to be followed

Newcastle United 15:00 Watford
St. James’ Park

TEAM NEWS: Ciaran Clark and Ayoze Perez are both rated doubtful for Newcastle, whilst Florian Lejeune remains sidelined.

Craig Cathcart, Nathaniel Chalobah and Sebastian Prodl are all in contention to feature, but Troy Deeney, Daryl Janmaat and Tom Cleverley are out.

KEY FACT: Defeat would see Newcastle become the first team to lose all six of their opening Premier League home games
MATCH ODDS: Newcastle 7/4 Draw 9/4 Watford 9/5
bet365 Pick: Draw @9/4
ANDY SAYS: Newcastle are just so poor at the moment, they are impossible to back so have to go Watford away win…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: Newcastle have to win at some point, will it be here? Possibly but I will say draw…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Roberto Pereyra – one of the form players in the Premier League, well worthy of investment

West Ham United 15:00 Burnley
London Stadium

TEAM NEWS: West Ham remain without half of the first team with Andriy Yarmolenko, Carlos Sanchez Jack Wilshere, Andy Carroll, Winston Reid and Manuel Lanzini all out.

Nick Pope, Stephen Ward and Ben Gibson are all ruled out but Aaron Lennon and Jack Cork should be fit.

KEY FACT: West Ham have dropped eight points from a winning position this season, more than any other side in the Premier League
MATCH ODDS: West Ham 4/5 Draw 13/5 Burnley 17/4
bet365 Pick: Marko Arnautovic 1st Goal @15/4
ANDY SAYS: Has to be a home win for West Ham – Burnley really are not playing well…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: I think West Ham bounce back from a poor midweek performance with a win…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Marko Arnautovic – could yet move on to bigger things than West Ham, worth following

Arsenal 17:30 Liverpool
Emirates Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac could all feature for Arsenal, but Mohamed Elneny and Laurent Koscielny are sidelined.

Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson could both be involved for Liverpool which would mean their only absentee would be Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

KEY FACT: Arsenal have not beaten Liverpool since 2015 – six matches ago
MATCH ODDS: Arsenal 11/4 Draw 14/5 Liverpool Evens
bet365 Pick: Liverpool @Evens
ANDY SAYS: I don’t believe Arsenal are going to be able to hold Liverpool here, Jurgen Klopp’s boys will be too good…2-4
GRAEME SAYS: This looks a cracking game, but have to give the edge to Liverpool and their forward line…0-2
Football Index – One to follow: Sadio Mane – showing fine form and needs investing in

Wolverhampton Wanderers 19:45 Tottenham Hotspur 
Molineux Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Eric Dier is set to join Jan Vertonghen on the sidelines, but they hope Danny Rose could be available.

Wolves have a fully fit squad to choose from.

KEY FACT: Wolves have not defeated Tottenham in the league in four attempts
MATCH ODDS: Spurs 15/4 Draw 31/10 Man City 3/4
bet365 Pick: Draw @31/10
ANDY SAYS: This is a fascinating clash, and will be close – and I think Wolves will get something…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Tough call, but I can see Wolves coming out on top…2-1
Football Index – One to follow: Christian Eriksen – potential world class performer, still lots of potential

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