Premier League Saturday Preview

The top three are all in action on Saturday with Chelsea hosting Manchester City in the undoubted game of the weekend.

Leaders City take their unbeaten record to Chelsea, who themselves have not lost since being shocked at home to Burnley on the opening day.

Man United will have the chance to go top of the table before City’s game as they host bottom-of-the-table Crystal Palace at 3 o’clock.

The day’s early kick-off sees Tottenham looking to claim victory at Huddersfield and continue their excellent away form which has seen them win their opening three matches on the road.

Watford are still riding high in sixth and they could be in the top-four by the end of the day if they can claim victory at West Bromwich Albion.

Stoke entertain Southampton at the bet365 Stadium looking for only their second win of the season.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic faces what looks like a must win game, as they host Swansea City at the London Stadium.

And finally, two of the bottom four clash at The Vitality Stadium as Leicester take on Bournemouth – with both in desperate need of a win.

See below for a run-down on the games, including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray, super agent Barry Silkman and our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey  together with everything you need to know from the bookies – with Ladbrokes’s Alex Apati.

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Huddersfield Town 12:30 Tottenham Hotspur 
John Smith’s Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Tottenham have Christian Eriksen available after a brief illness. Mousa Dembele, Erik Lamela, Danny Rose and Victor Wanyama are all sidelined through injury whilst Serge Aurier is suspended. Steve Mounie could return for Huddersfield, but Danny Williams remains sidelined.
KEY FACT: Tottenham are aiming to win first four away Premier League matches in a single season for the first time
MATCH ODDS: Huddersfield 7/1 Draw 18/5 Spurs 2/5
ANDY SAYS: Huddersfield have done well but don’t see them troubling Spurs…1-3
GRAEME SAYS: I think this will be tough for Spurs, but they have too much for them…1-3
Won’t be walk-over but I expect Tottenham to get the three points…0-2
LADBROKES PICK:  Harry Kane to score & Spurs to win @ 4/5
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Harry Kane has gone over £5 – still time to get on him

Bournemouth 15:00 Leicester City
Vitality Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Matty James and Robert Huth are sidelined for Leicester, but Vicente Iborra and Jamie Vardy should be passed fit to start. Callum Wilson is back in training but won’t yet be involved. Adam Federici is out and Tyrone Mings has a back problem.
KEY FACT: Bournemouth are unbeaten in all four Premier League meetings with Leicester
MATCH ODDS: Bournemouth 17/10 Draw 12/5 Leicester 6/4
ANDY SAYS: Good game this one, close too but think Leicester will get the three points…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: I think Leicester have been a bit unlucky so far and will be too good for Bournemouth…0-2
Close game this one, can’t split them so will go for a draw…1-1
LADBROKES PICK: Leicester to beat Bournemouth @ 6/4
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Jamie Vardy at under £1 – surely a good buy

Manchester United 15:00 Crystal Palace
Old Trafford

TEAM NEWS: Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick remain sidelined, but Phil Jones and Marouane Fellaini are expected to be fit after missing out in midweek. Christian Benteke has been ruled out, leaving Palace with few options so Bakary Sako could start as a striker
KEY FACT: Manchester United have never lost a Premier League match against Crystal Palace
MATCH ODDS: Man Utd 1/6 Draw 6/1 Palace 20/1
ANDY SAYS: I don’t know why but this could be one of those shock results, Palace could do it…0-1
GRAEME SAYS: Palace should get better, but they will not get anything here…3-0
Could be any score here, Palace have been awful – easy home win…4-0
LADBROKES PICK: Man United to win both halves @ 5/4
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been in great form and not even at £2.50!

Stoke City 15:00 Southampton
bet365 Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Ryan Shawcross is set to miss out with a back injury and Kevin Wimmer has a thigh problem. Julian Ngoy is also a doubt. Matt Targett is the only player missing for Southampton
KEY FACT: Stoke won only three of their last 15 home matches against Southampton
MATCH ODDS: Stoke 19/10 Draw 21/10 Southampton 29/20
ANDY SAYS: Another close one, but I think Southampton are the better team so I will go with them…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: Tough call, depends which Stoke turns up, home win but could go either way…2-1
Two equally matched teams, close on – draw for me but with goals…2-2
LADBROKES PICK:  Stoke v Southampton BTTS – NO @ 20/23
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Virgil Van Dijk is back on the up, £1.35 is still good value

West Bromwich Albion 15:00 Watford
The Hawthorns

TEAM NEWS: Nacer Chadli could return for West Brom after overcoming a thigh problem. New signing Oliver Burke is out with a hamstring injury. Nathaniel Chalobah, Sebastien Prodl and Younes Kaboul all miss out for Watford, whilst Mauro Zarate has returned to training.
KEY FACT: West Brom have failed to score in three of their four Premier League encounters with Watford
MATCH ODDS: West Brom 5/4 Draw 2/1 Watford 5/2
ANDY SAYS: Yeah I can see Watford just edging this and grabbing the three points…0-1
GRAEME SAYS: I like how Watford have done, but a win here is a big call but maybe they can…0-2
Another close game this week, I don’t see Watford winning though…1-1
LADBROKES PICK:  Watford to beat WBA & Both Teams to Score @ 7/1
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow:  Andre Gray still under £1 – with his first goal under his belt, should be on the rise

West Ham 15:00 Swansea
London Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Michail Antonio is expected to be fit despite his groin injury. Manuel Lanzini could return from his knee injury and be on the bench. Pedro Obiang, Edmilson and James Collins all look set to miss out. Swansea are boosted by the return of Ki Sung-yeung. Renato Sanches could be back in the starting line-up.
KEY FACT: Swansea have kept as many away clean sheets this season as they managed in the previous two PL seasons combined
MATCH ODDS: West Ham 17/20 Draw 12/5 Swansea 13/4
ANDY SAYS: Tough game for West Ham – and I think Swansea might get something here…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: A must win game for West Ham and Slaven Bilic and think they will get the three points…2-1
I think West Ham will ease to a victory here, comfortable home win…3-0
LADBROKES PICK: West Ham to beat Swansea @ 17/20
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Javier Hernandez is at 85p, he is surely going to rise

Chelsea 17:30 Man City
Stamford Bridge

TEAM NEWS: Eden Hazard is set to start his first Premier League game of the season. David Luiz is suspended so Gary Cahill is set for a recall. Alvaro Morata is carrying a knock but is expected to be fit. Benjamin Mendy is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.
KEY FACT: Chelsea have lost only one of their last seven league matches against Man City at Stamford Bridge
MATCH ODDS: Chelsea 7/4 Draw 12/5 Man City 29/20
ANDY SAYS: A really fascinating game, could go either way but I go for City…2-3
GRAEME SAYS: This could go either way – I will just go with Man City…1-2
What a game this looks to be, can see goals and it being very close so a draw…2-2
LADBROKES PICK:  Aguero and Morata both to score @4/1
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Alvaro Morata is the man you need to get on…in great form

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