Premier League Preview
After international break where the shocker of Italy failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the Premier League resumes this week with 10 games.
Big Matches to Watch:
Starting off the fixtures for the weekend is Tottenham Hotspur (7-2-2) visiting Arsenal (6-1-4) in this top six battle of 3rd vs 6th. With the visiting team coming in with better form (WLLWW), one being a home match against Real Madrid, against Arsenal’s form (WWWDL).
What to watch for:
- After a slow August Tottenham’s Harry Kane has been hot with his play of late and will be putting pressure on the Arsenal defense to keep him off the score sheet.
- Tottenham’s style gives neutrals a good offensive showing
- With Arsenal striker Oliver Giroud out of the match look for Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette to make some noise if given playing time
- Criticism of Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil in big matches and making an impact, could be a story line
Newcastle United (4-2-5) will be at Manchester United (7-2-2) for another Saturday match. In this match is 2nd in Manchester United against 11th Newcastle United. With the current form would be favouring Manchester United (LWWWL) with the last lose against Chelsea rather than Newcastle United (DDWLL).
What to watch for:
- Both teams coming off of losses look for a strong effort between the teams
- Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to training this week and there were murmurs of one or both making the bench Saturday
- Look for a tactical battle between managers Rafael Benitez and Jose Mourinho
- Let me reiterate that there is a chance that Pogba and Ibrahimovic might be back from injury
Arsenal vs Tottenham
Crystal Palace vs Everton
West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea
Leicester City vs Manchester City
Liverpool vs Southhampton
Burnley vs Swansea City
Bournemouth vs Huddersfield Town
Manchester United vs Newcastle United
Watford vs West Ham United
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Stoke City