Crystal Palace Vs West Brom
Crystal Palace made sure they didn’t extend their losing run to three matches with an important away win at Watford on Sunday. The Eagles sit 7th in the Premier League just 4 points adrift of early leaders Manchester United heading into Gameweek 8. West Brom saw their 2-0 lead wiped out by a resurgent Everton side on Monday Night Football. The Baggies seemed to be heading for a comfortable win but were unable to keep Lukaku at bay. West Brom have won both of their last two away fixtures by an identical 0-1 scoreline and will be no pushover. Home win expected at Selhurst Park – Back a Palace victory here.
Aston Villa Vs Stoke
Aston Villa put up a good fight when they visited Anfield on Saturday but came away empty handed following a 3-2 defeat. The Villains are in big trouble and have picked up just one point from a possible eighteen in their last six Premier League outings. Stoke picked up their first win of the campaign with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth at The Britannia. The Potters sit just two points ahead of their hosts heading into this clash and defeat at Villa Park would leave them in the Relegation Zone heading into the International Break. All square at Villa Park – Back a draw here.
Bournemouth Vs Watford
Bournemouth not only lost their Gameweek 7 clash at Stoke but also lost the services of star forward Callum Wilson with a long term knee injury. The Cherries are in decent form at home and will hope they can overcome a Watford side who had won two on the bounce prior to their match against Crystal Palace on Sunday. The Hornets currently sit above Chelsea in the Standings and have relied upon solid defending to give them a decent chance of survival. Bournemouth will need to shuffle the pack without Wilson and Watford could capitalise. Away win expected.
Manchester City Vs Newcastle
Manchester City have lost two League matches in a row and have consequently fallen behind Manchester United at the summit of the Premiership. City have been without Kompany and Silva in recent weeks and will hope to welcome both back to the team on Saturday. Newcastle seemed poised to pick up their first win of the Season after taking a 2-0 lead over Chelsea at St James’ Park. The visitors made a late comeback and Steve McClaren’s side were forced to settle for a point. Pelligrini’s side to get back to winning ways with a comfortable home win at The Etihad.
Norwich Vs Leicester
Norwich City made it three Premier League games without defeat when they registered a 2-2 draw at West Ham in Gameweek 7. The Canaries face high-flying Leicester next hoping to move into the top half of the Premiership. Leicester finally saw their unbeaten run come to an end when Arsenal visited The King Power Stadium on Saturday. The Foxes have drawn their last two fixtures away from home and will be looking to pick up something from their trip to Norfolk. All square at Carrow Road – Back a draw here.
Sunderland Vs West Ham
Sunderland almost reached the interval all square at Old Trafford before conceding on the stroke of half time to hand the momentum to Manchester United. The Black Cats have had a miserable start to the Season and sit bottom of the Premier League heading into Gameweek 8. Jermain Defoe should return from injury and face his former Club West Ham on Saturday. The Hammers decision to move on from Sam Allardyce has been inspired so far with West Ham sitting 3rd in the Premiership between Manchester City and Arsenal. A 2-2 draw against Norwich last weekend was their fourth unbeaten match in a row. Away win expected at The Stadium of Light – Back a West Ham victory here.
Chelsea Vs Southampton
Chelsea seemed to be staring at defeat when they trailed Newcastle 2-0 in the closing stages before staging a remarkable comeback to end the match 2-2. The Blues beat Arsenal in their last home clash and will hope to pick up three points when Southampton visit on Saturday evening. The Saints beat Swansea 3-1 last weekend to pick up their first win in three Premier League matches. Courtois and Costa are missing through injury and suspension respectively while Southampton have a clean bill of health. Chelsea cannot afford to fall further behind the Leaders at this early stage – Home win expected – Back a Chelsea victory here.
Everton Vs Liverpool
Super Sunday kicks off with a local Derby between Everton and Liverpool. The Toffees are in excellent form and have not been beaten in four Premier League matches including games against Chelsea and at Tottenham. Lukaku was back on the scoresheet on Monday Night Football and will hope to find the net again on Sunday. Liverpool trail their rivals by a single point heading into this clash following their 3-2 win over Aston Villa at the weekend. Daniel Sturridge bagged a brace in that game and Everton will need to keep close tabs on the Liverpool forward. Brendan Rodgers could come under more pressure if his side lose this match. Home win expected – Back an Everton victory here.
Arsenal Vs Manchester United
Arsenal host Manchester United on Super Sunday looking to end United’s three game winning streak in the Premier League. The Gunners travelled to Leicester in Gameweek 7 and ran out 5-2 winners courtesy of a Sanchez hat-trick. Manchester United were also winners last Saturday when they beat Sunderland 3-0 at The Theatre of Dreams. New signing Martial has made an immediate impact since his Deadline Day arrival and Arsenal will need to pay special attention to the young Frenchman. Welbeck remains sidelined for Arsenal while Luke Shaw is out for United. Should be a mouth-watering clash in North London. Score draw expected – Back a draw here.
Swansea Vs Spurs
Swansea City are struggling for form following a strong start to the Season. The Swans are without a win in three Premier League outings and face a Spurs side who are high on confidence following their third consecutive League win on Saturday. After going 0-1 down against Manchester City many Spurs fans feared the worst but their side bounced back to a memorable 4-1 win at White Hart Lane. The Lilywhites are just four points adrift of leaders Manchester United heading into Gameweek 8 and will want to maintain their positive run of results. Harry Kane finally got a Premier League goal and Swansea will need to keep a close eye on the England forward. Away win expected – Back a Tottenham victory here.