Premier League

Well, we hit the Manchester City v Liverpool game right on the nose with our prediction of a 1-1 scoreline, and we were so close to several other correct scores in at least four other games, which is pleasing, if a little frustrating.

Last weekend saw a change at the top of the Premier League table with Arsenal moving back to the top thanks to their 1-0 win at Brentford, while Aston Villa moved above Spurs after their win in London with City and Liverpool dropping to 2nd and 3rd respectively after their draw at the Etihad.

You can catch up on the latest Premier League table by following the link here.

Last weekend was also one for memorable goals. Michael Olise scored a fantastic goal for Crystal Palace on the Saturday, receiving the ball in his own half, dribbling down the wing, cutting inside and curling the ball into the far corner.

Match of the Day declared it the Goal of the Season that evening, but on Sunday an even better goal was scored by Manchester United’s Alejandro Garnacho, the first goal in their 3-0 win at Everton.

It was an outstanding goal. But I’ve heard it called the best overhead kick ever. Nope. It’s this one by the brilliant Marco Van Basten.

And this one isn’t too shabby either, by Uruguayan Enzo Francescoli for River Plate against Poland (Yes, you read that right, and no I don’t know why they played each other either…)

I’m not sure we’ll see a goal as good as Garnacho or Olise’s this weekend in the Premier League, but I do know you will get fantastic betting options across all the different games with bet365 Sport.

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So with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the news stories breaking in the Premier League this week, before we move on to giving you our predictions for the weekend’s games.

Latest Premier League News

Mixed Fortunes For Premier League Quartet In Champions League

It was a mixed week in the Champions League for the four Premier League teams competing. On the positive side, Manchester City came from 2-0 down to beat Red Bull Leipzig 3-2 and with it secure top spot in their group. Arsenal have done likewise after their 6-0 win over RC Lens, a game which saw the Gunners leading 5-0 at the half.

However, it wasn’t such great news for Newcastle United who drew 1-1 in Paris against PSG but who were robbed of the win by another incorrect and crushingly bad VAR decision to award PSG a 98th minute penalty. Newcastle can still qualify for the knockout phase, but will need to beat Milan and hope Dortmund can do them a favour against PSG.

It was even worse for Manchester United who once again threw away a two-goal lead, this time managing a draw with Galatasaray in Turkey in a fantastic game of football. That result sees United bottom of the table and requiring them to beat Bayern Munich and hope Galatasaray and Copenhagen draw if they are to qualify for the knockout phase.

Premier League Matchday 14 Fixtures And Tips

Saturday 2nd December (Kick off 3pm unless stated)

  • Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers

A hard fought win away to Brentford last week was enough to give Arsenal a spot at the top of the table after Manchester City and Liverpool’s draw. Furthermore, Aston Villa’s win over Spurs meant the top six clustered together even more closely. Wolves were robbed by a farcical penalty award in their defeat to Fulham on Monday night and despite much improved form of late, I can’t see them getting anything from this game. Tip – Arsenal to win and BTTS – No – Even Money.

  • Brentford v Luton Town

Luton produced a fine comeback to beat Crystal Palace last weekend and they now take on a Brentford side who almost held Arsenal to a draw before conceding a late equaliser. The Bees have had a solid campaign so far, without being truly spectacular whereas Luton have nibbled away picking up points here and there. In terms of quality, the Bees have the advantage here, but I think the Hatters will give them a good game. Tip – Bryan Mbuemo (Brentford) To Score at Anytime – 13/10.

  • Burnley v Sheffield United

The teams ranked 18th and 20th in the Premier League faced off with both teams desperate to add to their one Premier League win so far this season. Even at this early stage, with Luton now four points clear of the drop zone in 17th, both managers here will know a win is a must to claw back that deficit. Sheffield United have the better form over their last five games, but something tells me this is going to be Burnley’s day. Tip – Burnley 1-0 Sheffield United – 13/2.

  • Nottingham Forest v Everton (5.30pm)

Can Everton bounce back from their 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United? The 10-point deduction has hit Sean Dyche’s team hard and that 3-0 loss will have hurt them still further. I did expect to see a reaction to that against United, but once Garnacho scored his wonder goal, Everton had chances but failed to take them. They face a Forest side that have lost just once at home this season and this is going to be a tough game to call. Tip – Morgan Gibbs-White (Forest) to score at any time – 10/3.

  • Newcastle United v Manchester United (8.00pm)

A big game on Saturday night is something to enjoy and Newcastle v Manchester United should be a cracker. Both teams have recovered from a bit of a drop off in league form to move onto the brink of the Premier League title race but Newcastle have probably been the more consistent of the two teams and do have a 3-0 win over United in the Carabao Cup already this season. It could be another tough time for United here I feel. Tip – Anthony Gordon (Newcastle) to score at any time – 21/10.

Sunday 3rd December (Kick off 2pm unless stated)

  • Bournemouth v Aston Villa

Three wins in their last four games has eased Bournemouth’s plight at the bottom of the table considerably and bought manager Javier Iraola a bit more time. However, they now face an Aston Villa side who have moved up to fourth in the table on the back of their win at Spurs last week and who themselves are in the best form of any team in the Premier League over their last 8 games. It won’t be easy for Villa, but I think they land the win here. Tip – Aston Villa to win and both teams to score – 3/1.

  • Chelsea v Brighton

What Chelsea will turn up here? The one that drew 4-4 with Manchester City, or the one that was humbled 4-1 by Newcastle United last time out. It’s hard to know what you are going to get with Pochettino’s team at the moment, which is in sharp contrast to Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton who have been consistently producing solid performances over the last few seasons. Chelsea should win this but something tells me Brighton will get something here. Tip – Draw – 10/3.

  • Liverpool v Fulham

Liverpool are unbeaten at home this season and have not dropped a point in the league at Anfield, which is why they are still in the hunt at the top of the table. Injuries to players like Robertson, Alison and Jota have weakened the Reds a little but their replacements can do well. Fulham earned a win at Anfield a couple of years back, but I think they will struggle to replicate that here. Tip – Liverpool to win and both teams to score – 6/4.

  • West Ham v Crystal Palace

A London derby between two teams that have had similar seasons thus far. The Home side have five more points than Palace at the moment and that comes on the back of two wins in their last two games, which ended a run of three straight losses. Palace have just one win in their last five EPL games. Picking a winner here is tricky, but we should see goals at both ends here as both teams have scored in all their last 12 games and there has been over 2.5 goals in 9 of those matches. Tip – West Ham to win and both teams to score – 3/1.

  • Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspurs (4.30pm)

A few weeks ago, Spurs may have been much more fancied to win this game than they are at present. On the back of a trio of defeats in the league, Spurs come into this game now knowing defeat will put them six points behind Manchester City and at risk of dropping out of the top six. A win for City could put them top if Arsenal fail to win but after two draws in a row, City also need a bit of a boost. I am backing them to pick it up here. Tip – Manchester City 3-1 Tottenham – 10/1.