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The Premier League Preview and Predictions

Manchester City vs Liverpool (Saturday, 12:30pm)

The Etihad boys probably having a slow start to the league, by their standards and ratings, after a late winner by Raheem Sterling who will not be eligible to play against Liverpool after a late red card. Pep is still a little confused whether to start Jesus and Aguero together in a 3-1-4-2 formation or simply stick with a 4-3-3 with Gabriel Jesus as a lone striker. Whichever one he chooses, he will meet a match in Jurgen Klopp side who thumped the gunners 4-0 with some breathtaking display of football. Liverpool also must be remembered to have the best points tally among the top 6 mini league for last season, where they were undefeated all through the season, so they are a big game player. If Liverpool is not winning, a draw is the most likely result Man City 1-2 Liverpool

Arsenal vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm)

Arsenal coming from a four goal thrashing from Liverpool and losing Ox to the same team, need to seek redress on key issues facing them, they managed to keep their key players in Sanchez and Mustafi on deadline day but reversing from the 3-4-2-1 formation might be one. But I figure they should get their groove on with visiting Bournemouth who have problems of their own. Bournemouth are yet to record a win in this new season and their continued aimless in possession play is deeply ruining their season. They almost had a draw against City until their hope was dashed at the death. They need to give their game some direction and purpose, else Arsenal will only have them for lunch come Saturday. Arsenal back to winning ways

Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth

Brighton & Hove vs West Brom (Saturday, 3pm)

A goalless draw against a 10 man Watford has only left Chris Hughton in tighter position as his team still lacks cohesion. They took the game to Watford though but that might have been inspired by Britos clumsy challenge in the 28min which got him rightly sent off. But there's still so much work for Brighton as their season will be defined by this game. West Brom known for their physicality will hoping to grind out an away result against a struggling Brighton side and Jay Rodriguez could help achieve that. If he rediscovers his best season form, 2013/2014, with the Saints, that feat could be quite achievable. West Brom's to win possibly

Brighton 1-1 West Ham

Everton vs Spurs (Saturday, 3pm)

Both teams being a victim of Chelsea's resurgence to life. A tough game for the blue trotters to rediscover their balance after earlier standing still against City. Everton will be hoping Rooney's rumored divorce drama will not affect his game and with Schneiderlein back in the line up, expect a wonderful contest. With the signing of Serge Aurier the right back or wing back should be his position in the Spurs line up and that should bring more balance to the team defensively. August is also gone, so we can expect Harry Kane to return back to scoring form and Everton will be a statement for the lad especially when its not at Wembley Expect a tough contest from both teams and the best side will surly win.

Everton 1-2 Spurs

Leicester vs Chelsea (Saturday, 3pm)

Having already lost to two big teams, Leicester will be hoping on a different result against the champions. They'll need to improve their counter attack to get a result and getting the ball to Vardy should be in their game plan as well. Keeping the mesmerizing Mahrez was a victory for them in the transfer window. The pressure on Conte and team after that match day 1 is now a thing of the past. They've been able to grind results despite still missing their top tally men in Hazard and with Costa still refusing to play, it clears the way for Morata to continue his adaptability and control on the league. Should be quite an interesting game from both teams with intent on goals

Leicester 1-2 Chelsea

Southampton vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm)

An interesting game this will be as both team are not really world apart from one another, closely followed behind by the other on same points. But Southampton boast the better team with great intent and players like Gabbiadini and Romeu who have solid impact on the team. They are also capable of scoring goals as they recently exhibited against the hammers. Watford are by no means a push over as well, with Richarlison and Chalobah already posing as threats to opponents as they have formed a defiant midfield combination capable of creating chances and scoring goal as well. If the defense stays solid they will pose a threat but with Kaboul out recently and Britos red card against Brighton might throw imbalance into the back line. A rather though and tight game that will produce few goals.

Southampton 0-0 Watford

Stoke vs Manchester United (Saturday, 5:30pm)

Stoke have not really convinced doubters much this season, they've had a result against Arsenal which is often a predictable situation with the gunners frequent capitulations when least expected of them. Jesse Rodriguez have no doubt been their best player with the usual tired looking legs still in the team. They will need much more to stand tall against the Red Devils. This United team is certainly looking all powered and motivated for aggressive football this new season and they are bent on building on that momentum. With Pogba's new found role in the attack, the team is reaping bountifully in terms of goals scored and with their water tight defense they are building a team capable of launching an attempt at the title. A United win is most suitable if forms are to be considered

Stoke 0-2 Man Utd

Burnley vs Crystal Palace (Sunday, 1:30pm)

Despite getting a result against the champions in their first match, they have failed to build on that drive but it could still have been worse off if not for a late equaliser against Tottenham last time out. Now they've got a match to put their season back on track and with Vokes in top gear they should be able to beat a result out of this match. But Crystal Palace on the other hand are still learning to play the Frank de Boer's way, they have so much to fight for as their season is already in chaos from their opening day defeat at home against Huddersfield couple with the loss of Wilfried Zaha to injury who happens to be the engine room in their attack, without him is some lackluster performance. Now they they'll be hoping for Benteke to hit form and put on his goal garb along with Townsend whom have both failed to register a goal despite plenty playtime A tough game that might result to a draw

Burnley 1-1 Crystal Palace

Swansea vs Newcastle (Sunday, 4pm)

Swansea will be hoping the front line of J. Ayew and Abraham will be too lethal for the Newcastle's defense and hopefully get them a result. They've had a fair season except for the whitewash by Man Utd which came after some wonderful piece of football till Bailey broke the deadlock just before the interval. They'll know this presents a chance for them to continue their winning ways and lay the pressure off themselves. The Magpies will be expecting to find the form which got them their first win and goals against the hammers and Rafa Benitez will be hoping the 4-2-3-1 formation brings them another victory against The Swans. Joselu and Mitrovic putting their names in the score sheet is a good omen for more wonderful things to come. A victory in this match will certainly put their season back into position they hoped to be. A low scoring game with team looking to capitalize on each other's errors

Swansea 1-1 Newcastle

West Ham vs Huddersfield Town (Monday, 8pm)

Slaven Bilic still hasn't gotten his winning formation and its only putting more pressure on him. Despite sitting at the bottom of the table, the hammers are a team with so much potentials. They've lost all their games even more recently against Newcastle. Yet they have still got a world class goal poacher in J. Hernandez and A. Ayew is also inline to bolster them to getting results. A more composed defense line of Ogbonna and Collins can also be capable of holding the Huddersfield front line like the Saints did in their last match. Their game plan should most certainly getting the ball to Hernandez in deadly positions. Huddersfield have been the surprise team in the league yet and they've had an unbelievable start to the league. The 4-2-3-1 formation is really working for them and even though many claim they are yet to have quality oppositions, the Saint are no small team and they handled them quite well. They'll know they can get a result against the hammers who are still finding their foot for balance. Promises to be an eventful match, through tightly pack with little goals.

West Ham 1-1 Huddersfield

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