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Premier League Predictions > Oct 16th - 18th

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They rank the fifteenth in the table of the League. If they do not struggle hard, they are likely to degrade. So they sign Claudio Ranieri as their new coach who has led Leicester City to win the champion of the League in 2015/16 season. It is interesting to see whether they play well under the management of him.



They have not suffered any defeat this season yet. Now they are sitting in the second place in the table of the League, with 2.43 scoring goals and 0.86 conceding goals in average of this season. But a few players go for International Duty. It has an impact on their playing.



The last time they met each other was in 2019/20 season. Watford got a 3-0 clean sheet from Liverpool at that time. It is unknown whether Watford will play well under the management of their new coach. And some players of Liverpool have been absent. It is a good chance for Watford to get points in upcoming game.


Prediction: 1-2, 2-2

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Watford FC vs Liverpool



Watford FC

Doubtful: Joshua King (6/0 f)

Out (injuries/other): Nicolas N'Koulou (0/0 d), Francisco Sierralta (3/0 d), Christian Kabasele (3/0 d), Peter Etebo (6/0 m)

Suspended: -



Doubtful: -

Out (injuries/other): Fabinho (6/1 m), Alisson Becker (7/0 first goalkeeper), Curtis Jones (3/1 m), Thiago Alcantara (4/0 m), Harvey Elliott (4/0 m)

Suspended: -


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Over/Under Goals
Watford FC
3 home games
3 away games
100% Over 1.5 goals 100%
67% Over 2.5 goals 100%
33% Over 3.5 goals 33%
33% Over 4.5 goals 33%
0% Over 5.5 goals 33%
0% Under 1.5 goals 0%
33% Under 2.5 goals 0%
67% Over 0.5 goals at half-time 100%
33% Over 1.5 goals at half-time 33%
0% Over 2.5 goals at half-time 0%
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Watford vs Liverpool

The Premier League weekend action kicks off on Saturday at 12:30pm BST when lower mid-table Watford host title contending Liverpool at Vicarage Road. On paper, the result of this one is already decided but we know how these games can go. Will we see the away team stroll to a victory or will the home side manage to upset the odds and pull off a shock win on home turf?

Watford enter this game with it being new manager Claudio Ranieri's first in charge of the club after the sacking of Xisco. The Hornets are down in 15th place and 4 points above the drop zone. Xisco's departure did seem a little harsh given the newly promoted side haven't had a bad start to the season but this is the Watford board for you. Ranieri will have to cope without the duo of Christian Kabasele and Francisco Sierallta who are both injured. Watford are on a run of 17 league games in the top flight without keeping a clean sheet so Ranieri will be keen to tighten that back-line up. There is also optimism in the fact that Ranieri has won 4 of his last 5 home league matches against Liverpool.

Liverpool are in 2nd place in the league and just 1 point behind league leaders Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp's men remain the only team in the top flight that are still undefeated. The Reds boast the longest unbeaten run at 17 league games across the top four divisions in English football. There is a chance for the club to make history here by becoming the first English team in the top flight to score 3 or more goals in 7 straight away games. Sadio Mane could also create history by becoming just the third African player behind Didier Drogba and Mohamed Salah to score 100 goals or more in the Premier League. He could also become just the third player in Premier League history to score that many goals without any coming from the penalty spot after Emile Heskey and Les Ferdinand.

I'm not sure we can see anything other than a Liverpool win here despite Watford winning the last meeting back in February 2020 that ended Liverpool club record of 44 league games unbeaten and Ranieri boasting such a good home league record against Liverpool. The away team come into this in resilient form and I fully expect them to get the job done. I'm not convinced Ranieri is the right appointment for Watford but we'll see.

Liverpool HT/FT @ 2.00 with Bet365

Liverpool -1 @ 2.00 with SpreadEx

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Aston Villa vs Wolves

It's a West Midlands Derby in the 3pm BST kick-offs in the Premier League this Saturday when Aston Villa and Wolves are set to face each other at Villa Park. Both teams are currently situated in mid-table having experienced mixed results at the start of their campaign but this game offers a chance of another 3 points that could help move them on up into the upper echelons of the table.

Aston Villa have had a summer of changes but it seems like Dean Smith has navigated his side through this period of transition well. The team are in 10th place in the league having earned 10 points thus far. The team have suffered the blow that Leon Bailey is unlikely to be available in time for this game. It's now 5 league games without defeat for Villa. An interesting statistic is that goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has kept a clean sheet in all three of his league appearances against Wolves. There is also a potential outside tip for anytime scorer. Striker Danny Ings has failed to score in his last 5 league games so you could argue that the former Southampton front man is due a goal.

Wolves are another side that have undergone some big changes this summer with Nuno Espirito Santo departing the club for Tottenham with Bruno Lage coming in as his replacement. Wanderers are in 12th position having tallied 9 points so far. It was a slow start for the team who lost their opening 3 league games of the season without scoring a goal but it's been back-to-back victories and 3 wins from their last 4 league games. They have the potential to equal their club record in the Premier League of three away wins in a row. If they keep a clean sheet it'll be the first time since 1960 that they've managed that in the top flight for 3 matches in a row.

There is one statistic that Aston Villa fans won't want to hear and that's that Wolves are unbeaten in the last 5 league meetings between these two clubs at Villa Park. Statistics also show that both of these teams have failed to score in the first half of 80% of their league games this season suggesting they both tend to start matches slowly in the Premier League. Not a lot separates these two teams and I can foresee this ending in a bore draw.

Draw @ 3.40 with Betfred

Correct Score HT: 0-0 @ 2.70 with Betfair

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Leicester City vs Manchester United

Although Leicester City opened the season with a win over Manchester City in the Community Shield, they cannot be happy with their current standings. The Foxes are 13th in the Premier League, and they booked only two wins so far in the season. Brendan Rodgers’s side hasn’t celebrated four times in a row, and they head to this match after two consecutive draws. Jamie Vardy and the lads haven’t been too bad in front of the oppositions’ net, but their defense should have been much tighter. Leicester City managed to beat only Wolves at King Power Stadium, and they want to improve against the big rival.

Manchester United slipped down to 4th place after picking up just a point in the previous two rounds. The Red Devils played both matches at Old Trafford and lost to Aston Villa while managing only to a draw against Everton before the international break. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is only two points behind Chelsea, but the visitors need to improve to stay in the title race. Cristiano Ronaldo and the lads picked up where they left off when playing away from home, and they haven’t lost the last 29 games on the road. Manchester United wants to get back on the winning track and celebrate the third win at away grounds this season.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction

We expect to see an exciting match in which both sides have a chance to win. However, we believe the visitors are a bit closer to picking up all three points, and Manchester United should get back home with an important victory.

Goals Market Prediction

Head-to-head clashes between these two sides have been pretty efficient lately, and we saw at least three goals in their previous three encounters. Also, neither side managed to keep the clean sheet during that period. Therefore, we think this trend will continue, and both teams should score.

Manchester United to Win @ 2.15 

BTTS Yes @ 1.60 

Correct score 1:2 @ 8.70

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Leicester vs Manchester United

The big game in the 3pm BST kick-offs on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League is undoubtedly the clash between Leicester and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium. Both teams will probably have wanted better starts to their respective league campaigns but if they can get a win here then it can give their form and morale a boost for the upcoming matches.

Leicester will be desperately disappointed with their current position of 13th in the league table having only picked up 2 wins from their opening 7 matches. Brendan Rodgers will have hoped his team could build on the progress of the last two seasons but it's been a poor start for the Foxes. There are still doubts over the defensive duo of Jonny Evans and Jannik Vestergaard but there is hope that both could be included in the squad. The team is on a run of 4 league games without a win and that's the longest they have endured under the management of Rodgers. It's a spell of bad form that has continued from the end of last season with the team losing 50% of their last 16 league games. Defensive issues have plagued the team recently with just 1 clean sheet coming in their last 13 league fixtures. However, they remain an attacking threat with Kelechi Iheanacho scoring 11 goals in his last 12 starts and Jamie Vardy scoring in his last 3 starts for the club.

Manchester United might well be in 4th place and just 2 points off the top of the table with 14 points earned so far but many still feel that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has dropped too many points and suffered too many poor results already. The 2-1 loss to Young Boys in the Champions League was a stand-out poor result but dropping points to Southampton, Aston Villa, and Everton in the league in games that many felt the Red Devils should be winning has left fans wondering what could have been. The good news is that the team remains on an English club record of 29 away league games without defeat. Clean sheets might not be ever present but the team have not conceded more than one goal in any of their last 15 away league matches. It's just 1 clean sheet in their last 18 matches in all competitions and the fact Raphael Varane has been ruled out won't help that. Solskjaer will be hoping Harry Maguire will be passed fit to play though.

If there is one thing the statistics promise for this game it's goals. Neither defence is in particularly great shape right now with potential key absentees but both teams have the potential to inflict damage on their opponents in the final third. Manchester United only won 1 of their 8 league games against rival teams that finished in the top 5 places last season. They drew 5 of those games. I still think this is a game United should be looking to win and Leicester aren't in great form at the moment so an away win wouldn't surprise me.

Manchester United to Win @ 2.16 with SBK

Total Goals Scored Over 2.5 @ 1.72 with Bet365

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Manchester City vs Burnley

The odds are stacked against a team in this game between Manchester City and Burnley that is scheduled to kick-off in the Premier League at 3pm BST from the Etihad Stadium. Everything might be going in favour of the home team on paper but are we writing the away side off unfairly before a ball has even been kicked? Can we see a shock result? Or is the seemingly inevitable going to happen?

Manchester City might have lost their opening league game of the season by a 1-0 score to Tottenham but that seems an age ago now for a team that have since shown themselves to be worthy contenders for the title once again. Pep Guardiola's side are in 3rd place and just 2 points off the top spot and it's now 6 league games undefeated including two satisfactory results over two title rivals in their past two games with the 1-0 win away to Chelsea and the 2-2 draw away to Liverpool. The Citizens will be without a number of key players for this one though including Ederson, Ferran Torres, and Gabriel Jesus. It's now 4 clean sheets at home in the league in a row for City. Interestingly, they are also yet to concede a single league goal in the first half of their games so far. This is a team that boasts the best defensive record in the league having only conceded 3 goals all season. Riyad Mahrez has scored 7 goals in 5 appearances against Burnley so he's a great pick for anytime scorer.

Burnley face the uphill challenge here knowing that they have lost all of their previous 8 matches against City by an aggregate of 30-1 including losing 5-0 on each of their last 4 visits to this stadium. The Clarets aren't in the best of form either down in 18th place and still yet to pick up a win in the league this season. It's now no victory in their last 10 league matches stretching back into last season. They currently boast the oldest average starting line-up age in the top flight at 29 years and 39 days so you have to wonder if Sean Dyche needs to gamble on some younger legs in the team. Experience isn't always the answer it would seem. Fitness does seem to be an issue with Burnley dropping 10 points from winning positions this season. As if all this wasn't dour enough, the team will be without centre back Ben Mee who has been ruled out after testing positive for covid-19.

This is a tough one to call. I mean, history suggests that Burnley are in for an unceremonious humping at the hands of Manchester City. However, City are missing some big players but it's not as if they are short on replacements. I think Burnley missing Mee is huge for them and could result in the Burnley back-line having a tough day at the office. I can see a solid clean sheet win for City.

Manchester City to Win to Nil @ 1.80 with Bet365

Anytime Scorer: Riyad Mahrez @ 2.23 with Unibet

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Norwich vs Brighton

The penultimate 3pm BST kick-off on Saturday in the Premier League that I'm covering is the match between struggling Norwich and high-flying Brighton at Carrow Road. These two teams could not have experienced more contrasting starts to their campaign with the home team sitting rock bottom of the top flight and the away side exceeding all expectations with their superb start to their season.

Norwich stormed to the Championship title last season and Daniel Farke promised the fans that his team had learned the lessons from their previous failed campaign in the top flight and that things would be different this time around. Well, with the club in 20th place with just 1 point from 7 games I think things are actually worse than the last time. The Canaries have looked woeful so far. No doubt that their tricky start to the season didn't help but even the 0-0 draw away with Burnley in their last game to earn their first point of the season lacked any inspiration or optimism. Christoph Zimmermann remains ruled out with an ankle injury. The draw with Burnley did end a losing streak of 16 Premier League games for the club but they remain winless in 17 Premier League matches. The fact they have only scored 2 goals this season sums up their issues. Creative midfielder Todd Cantwell has failed to score or get an assist in his last 21 Premier League games.

Brighton are in a brilliant position of 6th place in the top division of English football and just 2 points off the top spot having won 4 and drawn 2 of their opening 7 league games. We repeatedly said last season how good the Seagulls could be if they took their chances and they are doing exactly that this season. Graham Potter's men are boosted by the possible return of Yves Bissouma, Tariq Lamptey, Enock Mewpu, and Adam Webster. There is the potential for Brighton to set a new club record of avoiding defeat in their first 4 away league games of a top flight season. Brighton have now kept 12 clean sheets during 2021 with only Manchester City and Chelsea keeping more during this calendar year. Neal Maupay might have scored 4 league goals already this season but he's failed to score in his 6 league games against Norwich. Is it time that duck ended? If you're not confident in backing him then Leandro Trossard has bagged 2 of the 3 goals Brighton have scored in the Premier League against Norwich.

This will be a tough one for Brighton but I still feel they are far superior to this Norwich team. Yes, Norwich will have received a confidence boost from that draw with Burnley but the goal drought issues continue and against this tightly knit Brighton defence it could prove to be a problem. I think backing a Brighton win is a risk but it's a calculated one. If they can keep a clean sheet against an impotent Norwich then I can certainly see them sneaking a narrow win.

Brighton to Win @ 2.25 with Novibet

Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.75 with Betfair

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Southampton vs Leeds

The final game I am previewing from the 3pm BST kick-offs on Saturday in the Premier League is the game of Southampton versus Leeds from St Mary's Stadium. Both of these teams will have hoped for better starts to their season but every game presents an opportunity to get a win and move on higher up the league table. Will either of these teams have enough about them to take all 3 points?

Southampton continue to be the enigmatic Premier League team that promise so much but end up delivering so little. Ralph Hasenhuttl's side are down in 17th place having failed to pick up a single win yet this season after 7 league games but they have drawn 4 of those matches including holding Manchester City and Manchester United to draws. It has been back-to-back defeats for the Saints and they come into this game without the influential duo of Che Adams and James Ward-Prowse. Unfortunately, Southampton have now lost 18 league games in 2021 and that's more than any other Premier League side during that period. It's now 9 league games without a win stretching back to last season. The only goal they have scored in their last 4 league games was an own goal by Manchester United midfielder Fred.

Leeds will come into this game feeling it's a match they can win. Marcelo Bielsa's side are only one place above their opponents in 16th position but they have more points and have scored more goals than Southampton. One concern for the Whites is that they have faced more shots (117) and more shots on target (43) than any other top flight side so far this season. However, they have attempted to fifth highest number of shots with 105 efforts on goal this campaign. Striker Patrick Bamford is still ruled out with injury so the goal responsibility hangs on the shoulder of Raphinha and, if you believe in miracles, Tyler Roberts.

This might be a game where Southampton have lost the last two encounters with Leeds but they had won 5 of the 6 league meetings before that. Leeds have won 14 Premier League games against Southampton and that's more than against any other opponent at this level. 31 of the 35 goals Leeds have scored against Southampton in the top flight since the Premier League began have come in the second half. I feel this is a game either side could win if they take their chance but ultimately I can see  them cancelling each other out for a draw.

Draw @ 3.60 with Bet365

BTTS @ 1.66 with SBK

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Brentford vs Chelsea

The 5:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League is the game between newly promoted Brentford and current league leaders Chelsea at the Brentford Community Stadium. This all-London fixture is a proper David versus Goliath affair but with the home team already taking the scalp of Arsenal this season it's by no means a guaranteed win for the in-form away side.

Brentford have been a breath of fresh air for the top flight of English football this season. It's been just 1 loss from their opening 7 league games this season. Thomas Frank's team might have only earned promotion through the Championship play-offs but they are the best-performing newly promoted team in 7th place in the table. The Bees boast an incredible historical record against league leaders in the top flight having won 7 of their last 9 matches against such teams. However, this is the first time they will play league leaders in the top division since 1947. The team has been behind in league games for just 25 minutes this season. One player to watch will be Yoane Wissa rather than Ivan Toney. The French attacker (how do Brentford repeatedly find these players?!) has scored 5 goals in 6 appearances for the club so far averaging a goal every 47 minutes this season.

Chelsea might well be top of the table and the reigning Champions League winners but they'll be fully aware of the challenge that awaits them in this game. The Blues will be without Antonio Rudiger and Christian Pulisic with Hakim Ziyech potentially absent too but they will welcome back Reece James and N'Golo Kante. Romelu Lukaku missed the UEFA Nations League 3rd place play-off against Italy due to a muscle niggle but he is set to start this game. Thomas Tuchel's side could become the first team in the top four English divisions to win 7 straight London derbies on the road. However, they have dropped in 3 of their last 4 league games against newly promoted sides. Starting games fast has become a trademark of their season with the club scoring 7 goals in the first half of league games this season.

You know I am usually a big fan of backing the underdog for these sort of games but I feel this Chelsea side is more clinical and ruthless than many we have witnessed over recent years. Brentford may well provide stern opposition but I think the away win is on the cards. Brentford haven't beaten Chelsea since 1939 and I can see that run continuing with a solid away win for the league leaders who will consolidate their spot at the top of the table.

Chelsea Winning at HT @ 2.26 with SBK

Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.91 with Mansion Bet


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1 hour ago, harry_rag said:

Watford v Liverpool: 10 points on Liverpool to win and both Salah and Mane to have over 1 shot on target at 5/1 Hills:ok

A double "your odds" price, seems reasonable to me and will do for an interest in proceedings.

As it appears to be a day when muggy bets can win, I've dipped my toe cautiously back into the anytime goalscorer market.

Villa v Wolves: 15 points on Hee-chan Hwang to score at 19/5 with Uni. Just too big for me in the absence of main man Jimenez.

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Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction & Match Preview

Kick Off: 10/17/2021 11:30


Newcastle United's new era begins on the pitch at St James' Park on Sunday afternoon, as the Magpies welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Tyneside in the Premier League.


Newcastle United

Newcastle United emerge from the international break as one of the richest clubs in the world following a takeover by a consortium led by the Saudi Arabian government's sovereign wealth fund. Newcastle United are yet to taste victory in the new season and are currently 19th in the Premier League table with just three points after seven gameweeks. They lost 2-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers on last time out.


Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur record in London derbies is already looking bleak following three successive defeats to Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal last month. However, in their predceding game, the Spurs claimed a confidence-boosting 2-1 win over Aston Villa. They had scored two or more goals in three of their past four overall games.


Newcastle United are yet to post a win this new season. Besides, Spurs have  only lost one of their previous eight league meetings against Newcastle United. Therefore, it’s believed that Tottenham Hotspur ought to be able to secure this win.


1X2 Pick: 2

Final Results: 1-2

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English Premier League -- Everton vs West Ham United Prediction & Match Preview

Kick Off: 10/17/2021 09:00


Everton and West Ham United will both seek a return to winning ways in the Premier League when the two European chasers lock horns at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.




Everton are in fifth place in the Premier League standings and have been fairly impressive under Rafael Benitez this season. So far, they gained four victories and two draws from their opening seven games. Everton were held by Manchester United and shared a 1-1 draw with them on the road in the last match-day. Everton had scored two or more goals in seven of their preceding nine fixtures.


West Ham United

With only one win to boast from their last five in the Premier League, West Ham United have now dropped to ninth in the rankings and are three points behind Everton. So far, they are on a six-game unbeaten run away from home in the Premier League - scoring 12 goals in that impressive streak. However, West Ham United suffered a shock 1-2 defeat against newly-promoted Brentford earlier this month


Everton are in impressive form at the moment and have shown steady improvement since the start of the season. As for West Ham United, the home loss against Brentford was only their second loss in a very long period. Both teams are on an even footing at the moment and will likely share the spoils this weekend.


1X2 Pick: X

Final Score: 1-1

BTTS (Both Teams to Score)

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Everton vs West Ham

The Premier League action continues on Sunday with a 2pm BST kick-off between Everton and West Ham at Goodison Park. Both teams have had solid starts to the season with arguably more positives than negatives but this will be a tough encounter for both sides with a win giving them the chance to move on up the table but a loss potentially sucking them into the lower half of the table fight.

Everton sit in 6th place with just 1 loss from their opening 7 league games and Rafa Benitez has already managed to win over the majority of fans at the club. The Toffees have won all 3 home league matches this season and look a very organised side under this new management. It might just be 1 win from their last 3 games but the 1-1 draw away to Manchester United in their most recent outing showed they have the ability to go toe-to-toe with the teams at the top end of the table and match them. You have to feel that with Everton winning every home game by two goals that this will be a game they will feel they can win.

West Ham were hoping to build on their European qualification success of last season but already you have to question if their involvement in the Europa League is hampering their league efforts. The Hammers are in 10th place and struggling to find consistency this season with 3 wins, 2 draws, and 2 defeats. David Moyes has seen his team lose 2 of the last 3 league games and only win 1 of the previous 5 league matches. It seems a bit too much of a coincidence that this downturn in form has occurred with the introduction of European football. The optimistic news for their fans is that they remain unbeaten in their three away league games. The old issue of pressure from the home support impacting their home form again?

This is set to be a tight game. Everton might be in fine form at home but West Ham are proving to be a very tough side to beat on their travels. Could this see both teams play out a stalemate? I still feel Everton are performing slightly better this season and this game is theirs for the taking if they can start well. If the away side can hold off the home attacks then the longer the game goes on at 0-0 then the more likely we could see West Ham get something. I'm torn between a home win and draw but think I'll back the draw. I can see West Ham grinding a result out.

Draw @ 3.40 with SpreadEx

BTTS @ 1.77 with Mansion Bet

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Newcastle vs Tottenham

The second game of the day on Sunday in the Premier League is the 4:30pm BST kick-off between a struggling Newcastle and an out-of-sorts Tottenham at St James' Park. The big news this week has been all about whether the home team manager Steve Bruce would take charge of his 1,000th game in football management and it would appear that he has been given that stay of execution.

Newcastle might be entering a new era under the controversial ownership of the Saudi Arabian government, sorry, I mean the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund... or whatever they are masquerading as. Transfers can't be made until January so, for the time being, the Magpies fans are stuck with what the club has. That includes Bruce as manager for the moment. There is a quadruple boost for the team with Callum Wilson, Jamaal Lascelles, Jonjo Shelvey, and Joe Willock all available after injuries. The team are down in 18th and have failed to secure a single win so far this season. Problems exist at both ends of the pitch with Newcastle conceding 16 goals and not managing to keep a single clean sheet in their 7 league games so far. In fact, they've only kept 2 clean sheets in their last 26 home league games. Unfortunately, Bruce has only managed to get 4 wins in 26 matches against Tottenham during his career.

Tottenham have a big opportunity to get back into decent form here. The London club are in 9th place with 4 wins and 3 defeats. The 2-1 home win over Aston Villa in their most recent outing ended a losing run of 3 league games but it was far from convincing. Nuno Espirito Santo will know that away form continues to be a problem for his Spurs team who have only managed to earn 5 wins from their last 18 away days in the league. A worrying statistic is that Tottenham currently average just 10.4 shots per game with a conversion rate of 8.2%. One optimistic stat is that Tottenham have only lost 1 of their last 18 matches against teams that start the game in the relegation zone. It is also true that 5 of the 6 goals Harry Kane has scored against Newcastle have come in this stadium.

I appreciate that there is this feelgood atmosphere around Newcastle right now but the reality is that they're still stuck with a poor manager, bang average players, and fans who will create a toxic environment around this stadium if things don't go well early on. Tottenham got back to winning ways last game and if Kane can start finding his scoring boots then this could be a difficult day for Newcastle. I expect a narrow Tottenham win. I wouldn't be surprised to see a 1-0 score-line here.

Tottenham to Win @ 2.26 with SBK

First Goalscorer: Harry Kane @ 4.90 with SBK

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Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

Arsenal managed to consolidate after opening the season with three straight defeats, and they tied four games without losing. The Gunners celebrated three wins in a row and picked up a point in a goalless draw against Brighton on the road. However, Mikel Arteta’s side still has troubles converting its chances into goals, as they netted only five times in seven matches. On the other hand, Arsenal improved in the back, as they conceded only once in the previous four games. The hosts look forward to continuing their streak, and a potential victory would launch them to the top half of the table.

Crystal Palace is one place and three points behind its upcoming rival, and the visitors search for their second victory this season. They sit in 14th place,  being four points ahead of relegation-threatened Burnley. Patrick Vieira’s side hasn’t won on the previous three occasions, and they picked up just two points during that period. On the other hand, the Eagles lost only two matches this season, and they have been involved in many draws. Wilfried Zaha and the lads have been decent in front of the oppositions’ net, but they should tighten their defense. Crystal Palace needs to start playing much better on the road, as they have had many troubles away from home so far.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction

Although Arsenal hasn’t been confident so far in the season, they have a good chance to get back on the winning track. We believe the Gunners will pick up three points in this match and improve their position on the standings.

Goals Market Prediction

The hosts haven’t been too efficient in the first seven rounds, but they tightened their defense in the past month. Crystal Palace has issues scoring on the road, and we don’t expect to see more than two goals in total in this match.

Arsenal to Win @ 1.70 

Under 2.5 FT @ 2.00 

Correct score 1:0 @ 6.70

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Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

It might not be the biggest game in the Premier League this weekend but Arsenal versus Crystal Palace will come at us at 8pm BST on Monday night from the Emirates Stadium with both teams keen to get the win to lift them into the top half of the table. Can Patrick Vieira inflict defeat on his old employers and the club where his very image dons the external wall of the stadium itself?

Arsenal had an awful start to the league season with 3 defeats and failing to score a single goal but an unbeaten run of 4 matches including winning 3 of those games has seen them move up the table to 13th place. It's still not where Mikel Arteta or the fans would like to be but their situation is looking slightly less woeful than it was a month or so ago. The Gunners have sorted their defensive issues out with three clean sheets kept in their last four matches. Unfortunately, scoring goals is still a problem with just 5 goals scored after 7 league games for the first time since 1986/87. Playing on a Monday is usually a good omen for Arsenal though with the team winning their last 7 home Premier League matches played on a Monday night. It's also a good night for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who has scored 7 goals in 8 Premier League games on a Monday night.

Crystal Palace come to north London with their manager expecting a warm welcome. Patrick Vieira made 279 Premier League appearances for Arsenal and was one of their most decorated players of all-time during one of the club's most successful periods. He will be sitting in the opposition bench this time though. The Eagles are in 14th place having drawn 4 of their 7 league games so far. It's just 1 loss from their last 6 league games showing that Vieira has made them a tough team to break down. However, the team has only managed to earn 1 win from their last 9 away league matches. 

Head-to-head statistics show that Arsenal have lost just 1 of the last 8 matches played between these two teams. Crystal Palace have managed to take at least a draw in each of the last 3 meetings at this stadium though. I'm fully anticipating this to be a tense affair and I'm still not convinced Arsenal can get the win. Palace are hard to beat at the moment and I'm swaying between a home win and draw. I think I'll reluctantly back the home win but it's going to be twitchy bum time from the first minute.

Arsenal to Win @ 1.76 with SpreadEx

Anytime Scorer: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang @ 2.28 with SBK

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