Premier League Saturday Preview

Manchester City have the chance to return to the top of the Premier League table on Saturday.

City, who lost their unbeaten record last week, will move back above Liverpool with a draw against Everton in the day’s early kick-off, although Pep Guardiola will be looking for his side to get back to winning ways.

Tottenham in third, fresh from booking their place in the last 16 of the Champions League, host Burnley at Wembley, and they are looking for back-to-back wins after defeating Brighton last time out.

Bournemouth have the chance to move up to sixth, with those above them playing on Sunday, as they travel to Wolves – who in-turn could rise to seventh with all three points.

Leicester also have the chance to finish the day in the top-seven as they travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace.

Out-of-form Watford are looking for their first league win since October as they welcome Cardiff City to Vicraage Road, but that looks far from easy with the Welsh side having won three of their last five.

Bottom-of-the table Fulham are looking for a second win under new boss Claudio Ranieri as they host West Ham in a derby capital clash at Craven Cottage.

Finally, and there is a ‘six-pointer’ at the John Smith’s Stadium as third-from-bottom Huddersfield host Newcastle – who they are just three points behind.

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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Manchester City 12:30 Everton
Etihad Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Nobody has more injury concerns than Man City, but they hope Sergio Aguero, John Stones, Danilo and Fernandinho could be fit – but David Silva, Benjamin Mendy, Kevin De Bruyne, Claudio Bravo and Eliaquim Mangala are all ruled out.

In stark contrast to City, Everton have just one injury doubt in the shape of Idrissa Gueye.

KEY FACT: City haven’t lost a league match against a non “big six” opponent since January 2017
MATCH ODDS: Man City 1/5 Draw 6/1 Everton 12/1
bet365 Pick: Man City win & Both Teams To Score @5/4
ANDY SAYS: Comfortable home win, I don’t see City losing two in-a-row…3-0
GRAEME SAYS: I don’t think this will be easy for City, I think Everton could grab a point…2-2
Football Index – One to follow: Richarlison – this boy is a real star of the future

Crystal Palace 15:00 Leicester City
Selhurst Park

TEAM NEWS: Palace are without suspended duo James Tomkins and Wilfried Zaha, whilst Scott Dann and Christian Benteke are sidelined.

Jonny Evans is banned for Leicester, who are also without Daniel Amartey and Matt James, but Jamie Vardy and Ben Chilwell could feature.

KEY FACT: The Foxes have scored in their last nine Premier League away matches
MATCH ODDS: Palace 31/20 Draw 11/5 Leicester 15/8
bet365 Pick: Over 2.5 goals @13/10
ANDY SAYS: A tough call, but I think my former club will take a point…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: I can see Leicester claiming the win here…1-3
Football Index – One to follow: James Maddison – having a great season, and needs to be followed

Huddersfield Town 15:00 Newcastle United
John Smith’s Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Huddersfield are without suspended striker Steve Mounie, whilst Adbelhamid Sabiri, Tommy Smith, Jonathan Hogg and Aaron Mooy are sidelined, but Terence Kongolo could play.

Andre DeYedlin is banned, and joins Florian Lejuene, Frederico Fernandez and Jonjo Shelvey – but Isaac Hayden and Karl Darlow could return.

KEY FACT: Huddersfield have won only two of their last 13 matches against Newcastle
MATCH ODDS: Huddersfield 13/8 Draw 21/10 Newcastle 21/10
bet365 Pick: Draw  @12/10
ANDY SAYS: Could be a good game this one, can see goals…2-2
GRAEME SAYS: Just not sure about Huddersfield, can see Newcastle grabbing the win…0-2
Football Index – One to follow: Ayoze Perez – could very well still have some value on the Index

Tottenham Hotspur 15:00 Burnley
Wembley Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Mousa Dembele is sidelined for Spurs, but they hope Serge Aurier, Victor Wanyama, Kieran Trippier, Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth could feature.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Steven Defour are both major doubts for Burnley.

KEY FACT: Spurs have lost only one of their eight Premier League matches against Burnley
MATCH ODDS: Spurs 2/11 Draw 7/1 Burnley 18/1
bet365 Pick: Burnley +2 @10/3
ANDY SAYS: I don’t see this being a hugely easy game for Spurs, but I think my former club will win…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: Tottenham are going to have too much for Burnley, could be a big win…3-0
Football Index – One to follow: Harry Kane – one of the world’s best and still lots of value

Watford 15:00 Cardiff City
Vicarage Road

TEAM NEWS: Andre Gray and Tom Cleverley are sidelined, along with the banned Etienne Capoue. Will Hughes and Daryl Janmaat should be available.

Cardiff are set to be without Danny Ward, Greg Cunningham, Jazz Richards and Kenneth Zohore.

KEY FACT: Cardiff are looking to secure consecutive top-flight victories for the first time since April 1962
MATCH ODDS: Watford 4/6 Draw 29/10 Cardiff 5/1
bet365 Pick: Draw Half Time/Watford Full Time @10/3
ANDY SAYS: Watford to win here, they need the win and they will get it…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Cardiff are much improved but I think that Watford will take the three points…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Roberto Pereyra – fantastic player, one to invest in for sure

Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00 AFC Bournemouth

TEAM NEWS: Lewis Cook and Adam Smith are sidelined for months, but Callum Wilson and Dan Gosling could feature.

Wolves’ only absentee is full-back Jonny Castro.

KEY FACT: Wolves have an opportunity to secure a third consecutive top-flight league victory for the first time since March 1980
MATCH ODDS: Wolves 19/20 Draw 13/5 Bournemouth 10/3
bet365 Pick: Both Teams To Score @3/4
ANDY SAYS: This is close and is a tough call but I can see Wolves just having enough to take it…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: Bournemouth need to bounce back here and I think they could grab a point…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Callum Wilson – so much potential, a player to watch for sure

Fulham 17:30 West Ham United
Craven Cottage

TEAM NEWS: Fulham are without the suspended Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa, but they are hoping that Calum Chambers, Floyd Ayite and Kevin McDonald could be available.

West Ham striker Lucas Perez could play, but Jack Wilshere is out meaning he joins a sizeable injury list that consists of Marko Arnautovic, Manuel Lanzini, Winston Reid, Andriy Yarmolenko, Carlos Sanchez, Sam Byram and Ryan Fredericks.

KEY FACT: The Hammers have the chance to secure a fourth consecutive Premier Leage victory for the first time since February 2014
MATCH ODDS: Fulham 19/10 Draw 13/5 West Ham 6/4
bet365 Pick: West Ham to win @6/4
ANDY SAYS: A good London derby, and I think West Ham will take something but only a point…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: West Ham are in good form despite their injury list but I can see Fulham grabbing a win…2-1
Football Index – One to follow: Aleksandar Mitrovic – he could be a huge player in the future, one to get on

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