Gameweek 12 of the Premier League is upon us, and we look at some of the potential outcomes from this weekend’s thrilling battles including the Chelsea vs Manchester City clash.
Wolves vs Tottenham
Ange Postecoglou talking through various bits of how he wants his Tottenham team to play. A brilliant watch pic.twitter.com/OpKGCxVFVP
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Wolverhampton Wanderers host Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this weekend, and they will be looking to bounce back from the defeat against Sheffield United last time out. Meanwhile, Tottenham crashed to a heavy defeat at home against Chelsea. and they will be desperate to make amends here.
Tottenham have won four of the last six meetings against Wolves, and they will be the favourites heading into this contest. They have been quite impressive in the Premier League so far and are second in the league table.
Both teams are unbeaten in five of the last six matches, and this is likely to be a closely-contested affair. Wolves will fancy their chances at home, but the away side have enough quality to edge out a narrow victory.
Probable Bet: Tottenham win
Arsenal vs Burnley
Arsenal are currently 3 points off the top, having played Man City, Man United, Spurs, Chelsea and Newcastle.
Top of the CL group, with 4 points ahead of PSV and Lens and likely will be the group winners.
This is despite Jesus, Partey and Timber being injured for the majority… pic.twitter.com/Gv1XDbWTO2
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Arsenal host Burnley In the Premier League this weekend, and they will look to bounce back from the defeat against Newcastle United. They are fourth in the league table, three points adrift of league leaders Manchester City.
Mikel Arteta will want his side to put on a strong performance here and close the gap with their rivals. Arsenal have struggled against Burnley in their recent outings, and they have picked up just two wins from the last six meetings between the two sides.
That said, Burnley are going through a rough patch, and they have lost five of the last six league matches. They are likely to extend their disastrous run of form with another defeat here. Arsenal should be able to grind out a comfortable home win.
Probable Bet: Arsenal win
Crystal Palace vs Everton
Crystal Palace take on Everton in the Premier League this weekend, and they will look to build on the win over Everton with another positive result at home. Meanwhile, Everton have done reasonably well in the last few league outings, and they are unbeaten in four of their last five Premier League matches.
Both teams have picked up two wins each from the last six meetings between them and the remaining have ended in a draw. This is likely to be a close contest. The two sides are quite evenly matched on current form, and they are likely to cancel each other out in a draw.
Probable Bet: Draw
Manchester United vs Luton Town
9 – Manchester United have lost as many as nine of their opening 17 matches of a season in all competitions for the first time since 1973-74, which was the last season they were relegated. Hell. pic.twitter.com/s1L59feoRD
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Manchester United will look to get back to winning ways when they host Luton Town in the Premier League. The Red Devils have lost three of the last four matches across all competitions, and Erik ten Hag will be under pressure to pick up a statement victory here.
Meanwhile, the visitors managed to grind out a draw against Liverpool, and it will have given them immense confidence boost. They will look to take advantage of Manchester United’s vulnerabilities and grind out a result here.
This is likely to be a hard-fought affair, but Manchester United have enough quality to grind out all three points. The last time these two sides met, Manchester United picked up a 3-0 win away from home, and they are likely to grind out a similar result here.
Probable Bet: Manchester United win
Bournemouth vs Newcastle United
Bournemouth host Newcastle United in the Premier League this weekend, and they will look to end their disappointing round of form with a victory at home. The Cherries have lost five of the six league matches, and they are winless in the last six outings against Newcastle as well. This will be an uphill challenge for them and it remains to be seen whether the players can step up and deliver.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United are unbeaten in the last six league outings and the wins over Manchester United and Arsenal in the last two domestic outings will have given them an enormous confidence boost. They will look to extend their unbeaten run against the Cherries, and an away win is on the cards here.
Probable Bet: Newcastle win
West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest
West Ham United host Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on Sunday, and they will look to end their disastrous run form with a win at home. They have lost four of their last five matches across all competitions, and David Moyes will be under pressure to get his side firing on all cylinders again.
Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest are not in the best of form either. They are coming into this game on the back of a victory against Aston Villa and that will have given them some confidence boost. The away side are winless in five of the last six matches across all competitions and this is likely to be a close contest.
Neither side have been quite good defensively and an open game is expected with a fair few chances. Forest have conceded five goals in the last three outings, and West Ham have conceded 20 goals in 11 league matches this season. A high-scoring game is on the cards here.
Probable Bet: Over 2.5 goals
Liverpool vs Brentford
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— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) November 8, 2023
Liverpool host Brentford in the Premier League, and they will look to bounce back from the disappointing draw against Luton Town. They are third in the league table, and Jurgen Klopp will demand his players put on a strong performance at home and grind out all three points.
Liverpool cannot afford to drop points against weaker opposition if they want to challenge for the league title this season. They are unbeaten in three of the last four meetings against Brentford, and the last two meetings against the Bees at Anfield have seen them pick up wins without conceding a single goal.
The away side are coming into this game on the back of three consecutive league victories, and they will be full of confidence. They will have seen how Luton managed to grind out a result against Liverpool and the away side will fancy their chances of putting a spanner in the works.
This is likely to be a close contest with both teams getting on the score sheet. Brentford have scored eight goals in the last three league matches and Liverpool have scored 13 in the last five outings. A high-scoring game is on the cards here.
Probable Bet: Over 2.5 goals
Aston Villa vs Fulham
Aston Villa host Fulham in the Premier League, and they will look to bounce back from the defeat against Nottingham Forest. Unai Emery’s men are fifth in the league table, and they will have to win these games if they want to push for Champions League qualification this season.
Meanwhile, Fulham are without a win in five of the last six league matches, and they are 15th in the league table. Dropping points on a consistent basis could see them dragged into the relegation battle and the London club will be desperate to bounce back strongly.
Aston Villa have won four of the last six meetings against Fulham, and this is likely to be another favourable contest for them. The away side are and they are likely to come up short. A home win is on the cards.
Probable Bet: Aston Villa win
Brighton vs Sheffield United
Brighton will host Sheffield United in the Premier League, and they will look to get back to winning ways at home. They are without a victory in the last five league matches, and Roberto De Zerbi will be under pressure to grind out all three points. Brighton have failed to win any of the last six meetings against the Blades, and this will be a difficult outing for them.
Meanwhile, Sheffield United are at the bottom of the league table, but they ended their losing streak with their first win of the season against Wolves last week. It remains to be seen whether they can build on it and produce another impressive performance here. They have an outstanding head-to-head record against Brighton, and this is likely to be a close contest.
Although Brighton are the better team here, they will have to work hard for all three points. Both teams are likely to get on the score sheet here. Three of the last five meetings between these two sides have seen both teams score and this is unlikely to be any different.
Probable Bet: Both teams to score
Chelsea vs Manchester City
🔵 Understand Chelsea decision is to take no risks with Christopher Nkunku’s comeback. It’s not expected to happen this weekend vs Manchester City.#CFC still planning with Nkunku back after the next international break. pic.twitter.com/Ht8xafi7al
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 8, 2023
Chelsea will host Manchester City in what will be the pick of the games this weekend. The Blues will look to build on their stunning win over Tottenham Hotspur and grind out a home win over the defending champions.
Manchester City have won their last six meetings against Chelsea, and it remains to they can continue their astonishing run of form against the London club. Chelsea are tenth in the league table, and they will have to pick up points if they want to push for Champions League qualification. Despite the stark contrast in form, this is likely to be a closely contested affair.
Manchester City have not been their best this season and they can be quite vulnerable. Both teams will play for the three points and this will be an open game with a fair few opportunities to score.
Chelsea have scored six goals in the last two outings, and Manchester City have bagged nine in the last couple of matches. This is likely to be a high-scoring contest between the two teams and both teams are likely to get on the score sheet.
Probable Bet: Over 2.5 goals/ Both teams to score