There are only a few days left to go before the transfer window slams shut, but attention will focus on matters on the pitch come Saturday afternoon.
We have two blocbuster fixtures to look forward to with struggling Arsenal set to face the champions on their own patch, while Liverpool and Chelsea put their 100% starts on the line at Anfield.
As ever, Dimitar Berbatov previews the action for Metro.co.uk…
Man City v Arsenal
Arsenal haven’t had a great start to the season and I still think it’s going to be a miserable start for them. They had a very positive result in the cup against a weak West Brom side, that will give them some confidence, but City is a different animal. I can only see their misery continuing at the Etihad. It will be a tough day for them. Prediction: 3-0.
Betfair Exchange Odds: Man City 2/7, Draw 11/2, Arsenal 13/1
Newcastle v Southampton
Newcastle are searching for a win, Southampton will take confidence from their draw with Man United last time out. I still think Newcastle have plenty in the tank to perform and I am going to give them another chance to correct me. They can not afford to take leads and lose them at St James’ Park, they need to correct that problem now. I’m going for them in this one. Prediction: 2-1.
Betfair Exchange Odds: Newcastle 8/5, Draw 13/5, Southampton 2/1
Brighton v Everton
Brighton are going for the title! They have been very impressive and they are scoring goals, finally. Everton can be happy with how life under Benitez has started and I can see this being a good game to watch, both sides will want the win. Prediction: 2-2.
Betfair Exchange Odds: Brighton 6/4, Draw 9/4, Everton 9/4
West Ham v Crystal Palace
It’s good to see West Ham pick up where they left off with their good form last season. They’re a great team and I would like to see them hold onto their form and pace for as long as they can. Antonio has started the season very well and I loved seeing his celebration the other night, it was funny. Although a cardboard cut out of myself wasn’t really my style for a celebration, he deserved to celebrate like that after his achievement with the team. I will go with them to continue their good run. Prediction: 2-0.
Betfair Exchange Odds: West Ham 5/8, Draw 3/1, Crystal Palace 6/1
Norwich v Leicester
I don’t want to see Norwich going up and down, up and down, like Fulham. They have started the season in a bad way, admittedly they had two very tough matches but on both occasions it looked too easy for their opposition. Hopefully they can correct things and I think they may surprise us in this one. Prediction: 1-1.
Betfair Exchange Odds: Norwich 7/2, Draw 11/4, Leicester 10/11
Aston Villa v Brentford
You know, that goal Danny Ings scored was amazing. It was unbelievable goal. To find such a quick solution in the tight space he was in, and to improvise to get his shot off and score was genius. Brentford have had a great start to life in the Premier League, but I think Villa will have just a bit too much for them in this one, Ings has started really well and already he looks at ease and settled at his new club. Prediction: 3-1.
Betfair Exchange Odds: Aston Villa 21/20, Draw 11/4, Brentford 3/1
Liverpool v Chelsea
Oh my God. This is the game to watch. It’s a tough one to predict. I want to see a winner, I want to see both teams going for it, I know it’s still very early in the season but these two teams will be challenging for the title, so this is a big match. The battle between Lukaku and Van Dijk is going to be fascinating to watch. I think with Liverpool being at home, the crowd being there, it will make the difference for them and they will edge it. Prediction: 2-1
Betfair Exchange Odds: Liverpool 8/5, Draw 5/2, Chelsea 2/1
Burnley v Leeds
It’s not been the ideal start for Burnley and they look like a side that could be in trouble this season. Leeds got the draw last time out and I think they are still building up to what we expect from them. Burnley will make it tough for them and I can see this one being a draw. Prediction: 1-1.
Betfair Exchange Odds: Burnley 11/5, Draw 13/5, Leeds 7/5
Spurs v Watford
Now that the off the field drama with Kane has come to an end we can finally focus on the football. I think they have had a really positive start to the season and they have shown that the team are just focusing on the pitch. I believe they will continue their good form and of course they will be boosted by the news of Kane staying. He said he is committed to the team and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the score sheet in this one. Prediction: 2-0.
Betfair Exchange Odds: Spurs 4/9, Draw 4/1, Watford 9/1
Wolves v Man United
This is going to be a good game. Wolves will be desperate for their first three points and Man United will want to show more of their performance from the first match. United need to correct a few things from last time out and I hope that we will see a start for Sancho as well as game time for Varane, they need to get points on the table and if they want to be challenging they need to win these kinds of matches. Prediction: 0-2.
Betfair Exchange Odds: Wolves 4/1, Draw 11/4, Man United 5/6
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