The Weekend’s EPL is back after the international break with some good-looking fixtures taking place in top flight in Match day 13
After losing 3-1 at Anfield city put nine points adrift of Liverpool, leader are chasing the trophy when they face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park city. Defending champions city will host Lampard young side Blues at Etihad Stadium.
Let’s see how the upcoming weekend schedule and their performance –
West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur –23 November, Saturday Kick off 6.00 PM IST
After a poor start to the season, Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy sacked manager Pochettino on Tuesday evening. Mourinho take charge at Spurs for the first time since sacked by Man united.
Both team are without a win in their last five games and are separated by just a point in the table. Spurs holds a strong record in this fixture, winning 96 times to hammers 64 and 52 games ended in draw.
They met three times last season with spurs winning twice at London Stadium but hammers won last meeting 1-0 at the Tottenham Stadium in April.
West Ham United: Roberto, Fredericks, Balbuena, Rice, Diop, Cresswell, Rice; Snodgrass, Noble, Anderson, Fornals and Haller
Tottenham Hotspur: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Davies, Sanchez, Dier, Winks, Ndombele, Sissoko, Dele Alli, Son and Kane
Prediction: West Ham United 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool – 23 November, Saturday Kick off 8.30 PM IST
Palace are four games without a win while Liverpool are yet to taste a defeat this season. Klopp’s men sit at the top of table with eight point lead over Leicester city and 9 points against defending champion Man City.
They met Eleven times in this league / division with palace winning four times and Liverpool winning seven times and one match held in a draw.
Crystal Palace: Guaita; Ward, Cahill, Tomkins, Aanholt, Townsend, Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur, Zaha and Ayew
Liverpool: Alisson; Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Origi, Firmino and Mane
Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool
Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Leicester City – 23 November, Saturday Kick off 8.30 PM IST
Brighton & Hove will host Leicester City after international break at Amex Stadium on Saturday. Leicester are Second position in the PL table and has scored 29 goals so far, unlikely to stop their dream run for the first time since they won a shock crown in 2016.
Leicester won 5 of their last 6 matches and lost 1 match while Brighton won 3 of their last 6 matches and lost 3 matches.
Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan, Montoya, Knockaert, Dunk, Duffy, Bong, Bissouma, Kayal, Izquierdo, March and Murray
Leicester City: Schmeichel, Pereira, Morgan, Evans, Chilwell, Ndidi, Mendy, Albrighton, Gray, Ghezzal and Vardy
Prediction: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Leicester City
AFC Bournemouth vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers – 23 November, Saturday Kick off 8.30 PM IST
Both team are level on point ahead of Match week 13, good news for the hosts is that Lerma returns to the starting XI will face Wolves at Vitality Stadium.
Wolves’ believe that star player Jimenez will ready to face Bournemouth even he return to training base until Thursday afternoon, that leaves a single full training session to prove his fitness so that his coach decide whether to include in his starting XI.
Bournemouth won zero matches in the past encounters, Wolverhampton won one game and one match ended in a draw.
AFC Bournemouth: Ramsdale, Adam, Cook, Diego Rico, Nathan Ake, Harry Wilson, Lewis Cook, Philip Billing, Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson and King.
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Rui Patricio, Dendoncker, Conor, Saiss, Matt Doherty, Neves, Joao Moutinho, Jonny Otto, Traore, Diogo Jota and Jimenez.
Prediction: AFC Bournemouth 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Arsenal vs Southampton – 23 November, Saturday kick off 8.30 PM
Both team managers’ futures look uncertain, as Arsenal host Southampton at the Emirates Stadium. After defeat from Leicester City, Gunners are at 6th position and now without a win in their last three PL games. Southampton are on relegation line, have lost all their last three league games.
Arsenal are one of the only three teams that are yet to taste a defeat at home soil. Aubameyang is on fire scoring three goals in last five home league games and chances that he’ll be on the score sheet this weekend. Ward-Prowse has created 17 chances in the Premier League this season.
Arsenal: Leno, Chambers, Luiz, Bellerin, Holding, Torreira, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Ozil, Lacazette and Aubameyang.
Southampton: McCarthy, Cedric, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Ings and Redmond.
Prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Southampton
Watford vs Burnley – 23 November, Saturday kick off 8.30 PM
Watford finally got their breakthrough after heading into the international break and would like to keep the winning momentum back when they will host Burnley at Vicarage Road.
Burnley have won only one of their last five home game against Burnley (W3 L1). Watford are W3 D2 L1 in the EPL head to head with Watford.
Watford: Foster, Janmaat, Cathcart, Dawson, Mariappa, Holebas; Capoue, Doucoure, Hughes; Gray and Deulofeu.
Burnley: Pope, Bardsley, Mee, Taylor, Hendrick, Tarkowski, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Wood and Barnes.
Prediction: Watford 0-2 Burnley
Everton vs Norwich – 23 November, Saturday kick off 8.30 PM
Everton are at the 15th position in PL point table and will look to hold back to back PL wins for the first time this season when they will host Norwich at Goodison Park Stadium.
They will face for the first time since 2015/16 season in which Everton took 4 points in their game that season.
Norwich striker Teemu Pukki has been struggling to score a goal his last goal in the league back on September in a 3-2 win against Man City.
Everton: Pickford, Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, Digne, Tom Davies, Schneiderlin, Tosun, Walcott, Sigurdsson and Richarlison.
Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Tettey, Jamaal Lewis, Emiliano Buendia, Ben Godfrey, Kenny McClean, Marco Stiepermann, Hernandez, Pukki and Trybull.
Prediction: Everton 2 – 0 Norwich
Manchester City vs Chelsea – 23 November, Saturday kick off 11.00 PM
After defeat from Liverpool at Anfield, City will host Chelsea at Etihad Stadium. Chelsea have won only one and lost three out of four Premier league away games against Man City.
For the first time Chelsea are looking to create history to win eight consecutive away games in all competition. Both sides have met 44 times in the league and Chelsea won on 25 games with 7 draws. The Blues lost 6 – 0 against Man City last season where Aguero netted stunning hat trick.
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Fernandinho, Angelino, Stones, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Gundogan, Mahrez, Aguero and Sterling
Chelsea: Kepa, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Willian, Abraham and Pulisic
Prediction: Man City 3 – 1 Chelsea
Sheffield United vs Manchester United – 24 November, Sunday kick off 10.00 PM
The Newly promoted side dominated Burnley and Arsenal at Bramhall lane recently. United have won only one game away from home.
Sheffield are currently standing in fifth with Man Utd a point behind in seventh.
Can they make it three in a row? Indeed, the Sheffield are undefeated in their last five Premier.
Sheffield United: Moore, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, McGoldrick, Mousset. Fleck and Stevens
Man United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Williams, Fred, Lindelof, McTominay, Pereira, James, Rashford, and Martial.
Prediction: Sheffield United 1 – 1 Manchester United
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United – 26 November, Tuesday kick off 01.30 AM
Both are on relegation line face each at Villa Park Stadium, in which Aston Villa have lost their last three Premier League matches and may settle for a home draw.
In 146 meeting, Newcastle have a strong lead over Villa with 65 wins, 47 losses and 34 draws.
Aston Villa: Nyland, Guibert, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Nakamba, Luiz, Ghazi, Trezeguet and Wesley
Newcastle United: Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Clark, Dummett, Willems, Almiron, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin and Joelinton
Prediction: Aston Villa 1 – 1 Newcastle United
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