Premier League Saturday Preview

The Premier League returns on Saturday with champions Manchester City looking to return to winnings way.

Pep Guardiola’s City travel to South London to face Crystal Palace looking to bounce back from their loss to Wolves last time out. However, victory for Palace would take them above City.

The day’s opening game sees third from bottom Everton looking to avoid a fifth successive league defeat as they welcome West Ham to Goodison Park. Defeat for The Toffees could very well see Marco Silva lose his job.

Fourth placed Leicester to continue their good form at home to Burnley, and a win would see Brendan Rodgers’s men climb into the top-four.

Chelsea are another who could end the day in the top-four as they welcome Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge, who are coming off the back of their win over Manchester United.

Bottom-of-the-table Watford are still looking for their first win of the season, but they face a tough trip to North London rivals Tottenham – who are also in need of a victory.

Wolves are looking for a third successive win as they host Southampton at Molineux, whilst also in the Midlands Aston Villa face Brighton at Villa Park.

Finally, Bournemouth host Norwich on the South Coast with the Canaries looking to avoid a fourth successive loss.

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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Everton 12:30 West Ham United
Goodison Park

TEAM NEWS: Everton have midfield issues with Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin ruled out, whilst Seamus Coleman is suspended.

West Ham are confident that Robert Snodgrass, Declan Rice and Aaron Cresswell will be available, but Lukasz Fabianski, Winston Reid and Michail Antonio are sidelined.
KEY FACT: West Ham have won two of their last three Premier League meetings with Everton
MATCH ODDS: Everton 19/20 Draw 11/4 West Ham 11/4
bet365 Pick: Everton to win @19/20
ANDY SAYS: I think West Ham will get something here…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Everton have to improve but I think West Ham could claim the win…1-2
Football Index – One to follow: Sebastian Haller – Seems to get better every week, looks a quality performer

AFC Bournemouth 15:00 Norwich City
Vitality Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Bournemouth have Adam Smith and Dan Gosling back in training and could feature, but David Brooks, Charlies Daniels, Chris Mepham and Junior Stanislas are ruled out.

Norwich have had more than a dozen players sidelined and Grant Hanley, Timm Klose and Christoph Zimmermann are ruled out, but they could welcome back a host of players including Onel Hernandez, Tom Trybull, Mario Vrancic, Alexander Tettey, Tim Krul, Ralf Fahrmann, Ben Godfrey, Jamal Lewis, Kenny McLean and Todd Cantwell.
KEY FACT: Bournemouth and Norwich are the only teams yet to keep a clean sheet this season
MATCH ODDS: Bournemouth 8/11 Draw 16/5 Norwich 16/5
bet365 Pick: Over 3.5 goals @11/10
ANDY SAYS: I see Bournemouth having too much for Norwich at home…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Norwich are not a bad team and they could match Bournemouth for football here…2-2
Football Index – One to follow: Max Aarons – A hugely talented full-back, could go to the very top

Aston Villa 15:00 Brighton & Hove Albion
Villa Park

TEAM NEWS: James Chester, Jonathan Kodjia, Bjorn Engels and Thomas Heaton are all set to return for Villa, whose only injury absentee looks to be Jota.

Bernardo and Jose Izquierdo are ruled out for Brighton, who are hoping to have Leonardo Trossard, Davy Propper and Steven Alzate back.
KEY FACT: Villa are looking to secure back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time since May 2015
MATCH ODDS: Aston Villa 7/5 Draw 23/10 Brighton 2/1
bet365 Pick: Dan Burn to score anytime @12/1
ANDY SAYS: Close game but I think my former team Villa will have too much for Brighton being at home…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: Brighton are playing well and I think they might be able to get something, but I don’t see a classic…0-0
Football Index – One to follow: Tyrone Mings – The Villa stopper is on a real high after his first England start

Chelsea 15:00 Newcastle United
Stamford Bridge

TEAM NEWS: Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Marco van Ginkel are sidelined, whilst Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudgder are major doubts but N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Emerson and Reece James should be available.

Newcastle hope to have Matt Ritchie back, but Florian Lejuene is sidelined whilst Isaac Hayden is suspended.
Newcastle have won their last two Premier League matches in London
MATCH ODDS: Chelsea 3/10 Draw 9/2 Newcastle 9/1
bet365 Pick: Tammy Abraham to score first @11/4
ANDY SAYS: I don’t see Newcastle being able to stop Chelsea, who have impressed me a lot recently…3-1
GRAEME SAYS: Newcastle might have stumbled across a system that works, but I still see Chelsea winning…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Callum Hudson-Odoi – A top talent, back to full fitness and form

Leicester City 15:00 Burnley
King Power Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Matt James is out for Leicester, but James Maddison and Dennis Praet should be fully fit to return.

Burnley are without midfielders Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Danny Drinkwater, but Ashley Barnes, Jack Cork and Erik Pieters should feature.
KEY FACT: Leicester are unbeaten in all four of their Premier League home matches against Burnley
MATCH ODDS: Leicester 4/7 Draw 3/1 Burnley 5/1
bet365 Pick: Under 2.5 goals @10/11
ANDY SAYS: Not an easy game for Leicester but I have them down for the win here…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: Leicester are proving a class act this season, comfortable home win…3-0
Football Index – One to follow: James Maddison – Has been one of the Premier League’s top performers this season

Tottenham Hotspur 15:00 Watford
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Troy Deeney and Isaac Success are sidelined for Watford, but Sebastian Prodl and former Spurs man Etienne Capoue could feature.

Tottenham hope Christian Eriksen, Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon make the game, but Hugo Lloris is sidelined.
 Spurs have won their last nine top-flight home matches against Watford
MATCH ODDS: Spurs 2/5 Draw 4/1 Watford 13/2
bet365 Pick: Watford Double Chance @7/4
ANDY SAYS: I am backing my old club to come good here and will win here…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: I think Spurs are due for a big win soon, and this could be it…3-0
Football Index – One to follow: Christian Eriksen – Set to leave Spurs and is one to follow here

Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00 Southampton

TEAM NEWS: Wolves could have a fully fit squad, but they do have doubts over four players – Pedro Neto, Diogo Jota, Romain Saiss and Morgan Gibbs-White.

Moussa Djenepo and Cedric Soares are set to miss out for Southampton.
KEY FACT: Wolves have lost only one of their last 12 home Premier League matches
MATCH ODDS: Wolves 4/5 Draw 13/5 Southampton 7/2
bet365 Pick: Both Teams To Score First @19/20
ANDY SAYS: Wolves are starting to show some form and will claim the three points…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Wolves will have far too much for Southampton in this one…3-1
Football Index – One to follow: Ruben Neves – A top class midfielder

Crystal Palace 17:30 Manchester City
Selhurst Park

TEAM NEWS: Palace could have a fully fit squad to choose from with the only doubt being Mamadou Sakho.

Man City could have Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones back, whilst Benjamin Mendy also has a chance, but Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane remain sidelined.
KEY FACT: Man City have won nine of their last 10 Premier League matches in London
MATCH ODDS: Palace 11/1 Draw 6/1 Man City 2/9
bet365 Pick: Both Teams To Score @4/5
ANDY SAYS: Man City will just be too strong, I am sorry to say they will be winning in South London…1-3
GRAEME SAYS: City can’t afford to drop anymore points, they need the win…0-2
Football Index – One to follow: Raheem Sterling – Is there a better player in world football at the moment?

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