Premier League Saturday Preview

The Premier League returns on Saturday with just of one the top five in action.

Tottenham begin the weekend in fourth and victory at Crystal Palace – would see them go level on points with Chelsea and Liverpool in second place.

Sixth placed Bournemouth travel to Newcastle – who are fresh from claiming their opening win of the season.

Huddersfield also claimed their first three points of the new season last time out, and they will look for back to back wins as they welcome West Ham to Yorkshire.

Watford could move up to sixth with victory as they host Southampton at Vicarage Road.

Second from bottom Cardiff are looking for only their second win of the season as they entertain Brighton in the Welsh capital.

And finally, Leicester City play at The King Power Stadium for the first time since the death of their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha as they host Burnley.

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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Cardiff 12:30 Brighton & Hove Albion
Cardiff City Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Cardiff have Harry Arter suspended, whilst Jazz Richards, Kenneth Zohore, Lee Peltier and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing. Joe Ralls could make the game, having overcome a knee injury.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh has joined Davy Propper and Pascal Gross on the sidelines.

KEY FACT: Cardiff and Brighton have never met in the top-flight before
MATCH ODDS: Cardiff 7/5 Draw 21/10 Brighton 21/10
bet365 Pick: Both Teams To Score @21/20
ANDY SAYS: Close game, but Cardiff are poor so can see Brighton edging this…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: I can see Cardiff having enough to win this, they really are creating an atmosphere at home and that will be enough to win it…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Lewis Dunk – has just broken into the England squad, so surely worthy of following

Huddersfield Town 15:00 West Ham United 
John Smith’s Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Erik Durm and Danny Williams are both sidelined for Huddersfield.

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. Mark Noble is also suspended.

KEY FACT: David Wagner’s side were the only PL opponents West Ham beat twice last season
MATCH ODDS: Huddersfield 5/2 Draw 9/4 West Ham 13/10
bet365 Pick: Both Teams To Score @19/20
ANDY SAYS: Huddersfield are confident mood, and I can see them being able to get something off West Ham…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Huddersfield could very well claim back to back wins here, West Ham’s injury list is hurting them…2-1
Football Index – One to follow: Alex Pritchard – could be a real steal, still has a lot of potential to make it big

Leicester City 15:00 Burnley
King Power Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Daniel Amartey is out long-term for Leicester and is joined on the sidelines by Harry Maguire and James Maddison. Matty James is back in training but isn’t fit.

Burnley hope that Phil Bardsley, James Tarkowski and Jack Cork will all be available, but Ben Gibson, Stephen Ward and Nick Pope are all sidelined.

KEY FACT: Leicester are the only side to have scored in all of their 11 Premier League matches so far this season
MATCH ODDS: Leicester 1/2 Draw 10/3 Burnley 7/1
bet365 Pick: Under 2.5 goals @10/11
ANDY SAYS: I don’t see Leicester being troubled here, home win…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Burnley have not been great of late, and they won’t be getting anything here…3-0
Football Index – One to follow: Alex Pritchard – could be a real steal, still has a lot of potential to make it big

Newcastle United 15:00 AFC Bournemouth
St. James’ Park

TEAM NEWS: Newcastle are without Florian Lejuene, but they are hoping Yoshinoro Muto and Jonjo Shelvey could be fit.

Bournemouth are sweating over the fitness of Josh King – otherwise they have a fully fit squad.

KEY FACT: Newcastle are aiming to secure a second successive top-flight victory for the first time since April
MATCH ODDS: Newcastle 19/10 Draw 23/10 Bournemouth 13/8
bet365 Pick: Bournemouth to win @13/8
ANDY SAYS: Tough one to call but I think that Bournemouth have enough to win here…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: Newcastle got a big win last week and they will surely be able to claim a point here…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: David Brooks – a real star in the making, one to watch for sure

Southampton 15:00 Watford
St. Mary’s Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Wesley Hoedt looks set to miss out for Southampton with a foot injury, but they hope Mario Lemina will be fit to start.

Etienne Capoue is suspended for Watford, who are also without Daryl Janmaat, Tom Cleverley and Sebastian Prodl. Troy Deeney could be available again.

KEY FACT: Mark Hughes has won his last four Premier League matches against Watford
MATCH ODDS: Southampton 6/4 Draw 23/10 Watford 21/10
bet365 Pick: Both Teams To Score @10/11
ANDY SAYS: Southampton are not playing well, I think Watford have too much for them…0-2
GRAEME SAYS: Southampton need to get something from this, can see then just about getting a draw…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Mario Lemina – he is a special player and could yet provide plenty of value on the Index

Crystal Palace 17:30 Tottenham Hotspur
Selhurst Park

TEAM NEWS: Connor Wickham, Scott Dann, Christian Benteke and Joel Ward all miss out for Palace.

Moussa Dembele has joined Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose on the sidelines, but Vincent Wanyama and Eric Dier could return.

KEY FACT: Spurs have won their last six PL matches against Palace, conceding only one goal
MATCH ODDS: Palace 15/4 Draw 11/4 Spurs 5/6
bet365 Pick: Palace +1 @11/10
ANDY SAYS: Tough call between my two former clubs, but I see them playing out a draw…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: I don’t see Palace being able to stop Spurs, they are poor – away win…0-2
Football Index – One to follow: Christian Eriksen – has the potential to make it to the top of the Index

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