Premier League Saturday Preview

The Premier League weekend kicks-off with top v bottom as league leaders Liverpool host Watford.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are still undefeated so far this season, and they will look to continue that against The Hornets – who have new boss Nigel Pearson at the helm.

Second placed Leicester City will look to maintain their outstanding form as they welcome Norwich to the King Power.

Fourth-placed Chelsea look to return to winning ways as Bournemouth are the visitors to Stamford Bridge.

Sheffield United have the chance to move up to fifth, with Man United, Wolves and Tottenham not playing until Sunday, and they take on Aston Villa at Bramall Lane.

At the bottom their is a six-pointer for West Ham as they travel to Southampton, knowing a defeat at St Mary’s will see them drop beneath the Saints.

Newcastle travel to Burnley looking for a third consecutive victory.

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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Liverpool 12:30 Watford

TEAM NEWS: Liverpool are without Fabinho, Joel Matip and Nathaniel Clyne, but they hope to have Dejan Lovren. | Craig Dawson and Daryl Janmat should be available for Watford, but The Hornets are without Tom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck, Sebastian Prodl and Jose Holebas.
KEY FACT: Liverpool have won their last three Premier League home matches with Watford by five goals
MATCH ODDS: Liverpool 1/6 Draw 13/2 Watford 14/1
bet365 Pick: Liverpool to win to nil @Evens
ANDY SAYS: Liverpool will cruise to victory in this one…4-0
GRAEME SAYS: It is a matter of how many Liverpool win by, not if…5-0
Football Index – One to follow: Sadio Mane – Is there a better player in the world at the moment?

Burnley 15:00 Newcastle United
Turf Moor

TEAM NEWS: Burnley have doubts over a host of players, all of whom could make the game. They are waiting on Johann Berg Gudmundsson Kevin Long Jay Rodriguez Charlie Taylor  Ashley Westwood
Ashley Barnes and Phil Bardsley. | DeAndre Yedlin and Florian Lejeune could feature for Newcastle but they are without Ciaran Clark, Matt Ritchie, Jamaal Lascelles and Allan Saint-Maximin are out.
KEY FACT: Newcastle are looking to win three consecutive Premier League matches for the first time since November 2018
MATCH ODDS: Burnley  Evens Draw 12/5 Newcastle 29/10
bet365 Pick: Draw @12/5
ANDY SAYS: I really like how Newcastle are playing at the moment and I think they get the win here…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: I see Burnley landing the win here, at home they can still pose a real threat…2-1
Football Index – One to follow: Dwight McNeil – A huge talent, could soon be getting and England call

Chelsea 15:00 AFC Bournemouth
Stamford Bridge

TEAM NEWS: Midfielders Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Marco van Ginkel are sidelined, whilst Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud are doubtful. | Bournemouth could have Josh King and Lloyd Kelly available, but they are without a host of players including Junior Stanislas, Steve Cook, Charlie Daniels, David Brooks , Adam Smith, Nathan Ake and Callum Wilson.
KEY FACT: In 15 meetings, Chelsea and Bournemouth have never drawn a game
MATCH ODDS: Chelsea 1/4 Draw 5/1 Bournemouth 11/1
bet365 Pick: Both Teams To Score @4/5
ANDY SAYS: I don’t see how Bournemouth in their current form can get anything from this game…3-0
GRAEME SAYS: Has to be a home win, I just don’t think Bournemouth are playing well enough…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Callum Hudson-Odoi – One of Europe’s top young players

Leicester City 15:00 Norwich City
King Power Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Matty James is the only player missing for Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers. | Norwich could have Grant Hanley available but Timm Klose and Josip Drmic miss out.
KEY FACT: Norwich’s Todd Cantwell and Teemu Pukki have combined for more Premier League goals than any other pairing in the competition this season
MATCH ODDS: Leicester 2/9 Draw 11/2 Norwich 12/1
bet365 Pick: Jamie Vardy to score first @3/1
ANDY SAYS: Leicester are playing so well at the moment, they land a big win…4-1
GRAEME SAYS: Leicester are going to serve up a big win in this one, no issues…5-0
Football Index – One to follow: James Maddison – Has been sensational this season

Sheffield United 15:00 Aston Villa
Bramall Lane

TEAM NEWS: The only doubt for United is Lys Mousset, but he should be available. | Jed Steer misses out for Villa, who are hoping to have Keinan Davis, Tyrone Mings and Matt Targett available.
KEY FACT: United are looking to pick up back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since December 2006
MATCH ODDS: Sheff Utd 10/11 Draw 13/5 Villa 3/1
bet365 Pick: Both Teams To Score @3/4
ANDY SAYS: Villa need the win but I just don’t see them getting a result at Bramall Lane…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: I can see Aston Villa getting something from this trip to South Yorkshire…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Jack Grealish – Looks every bit an England international, he needs his call-up now

Southampton 17:30 West Ham United
St. Mary’s Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Yan Valery misses out for Southampton, but Stuart Armstrong and Sofiane Boufal should be fit to feature. | West Ham could have Winston Reid, Aaron Cresswell and Andriy Yarmolenko all available, but Jack Wilshere, Manuel Lanzini and Lukasz Fabianski
KEY FACT: West Ham have won more Premier League matches against Southampton than they have against any other side
MATCH ODDS: Southampton 10/11 Draw 14/5 West Ham 14/5
bet365 Pick: Both Teams To Score @8/13
ANDY SAYS: I am going for West Ham here to claim a much needed win…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: I think West Ham might just have the edge, but two poor teams in reality…1-2
Football Index – One to follow: Sebastian Haller – Needs to get back to goalscoring form

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