The World Cup break in the Premier League is quickly approaching, which means that teams will be eager to pick up important points before the break in play. The 14th round of fixtures in the Premier League will see all 20 teams in action, including West Ham United’s trip to Old Trafford on Sunday.
Leicester City vs Manchester City
Leicester City finally look to have turned a corner in the Premier League, as they have moved out of the bottom three. However, Manchester City will be looking for a second straight league win this weekend. The Foxes have lost nine of the previous eleven matches against City, and we struggle to see that run coming to an end in the early kick off.
Newcastle vs Aston Villa
Aston Villa bounced back to winning ways in their first match without Steven Gerrard, as they hammered Brentford 4-0. However, Newcastle is one of the form sides in the division, after beating Spurs to move into the top four. The Toon are unbeaten in their previous 13 home fixtures against the Villa, and this could be a good game to back the home team again.
Bournemouth vs Tottenham
Both Bournemouth and Spurs will be looking to get back on track this weekend at the Vitality Stadium. However, the Cherries have a very poor record in this fixture, as they have lost seven of their previous ten.
Brighton vs Chelsea
Graham Potter returns to Brighton for the first time since taking the Chelsea job. The Blues will be looking to end a two-game run without a win, while Brighton are without a victory since Potter’s departure. However, the Seagulls haven’t beaten Chelsea in ten previous efforts in the Premier League, but the previous three have ended in draws.
Crystal Palace vs Southampton
Both Palace and Southampton will be looking for wins to move clear of the drop zone. The previous meeting was won 2-1 by Palace, but they have never won consecutive games against the Saints. The visitors could be an interesting angle this weekend, as they have been beaten on just three occasions from 13 visits to Selhurst Park.
Brentford vs Wolves
Wolves are in a dire position coming into this fixture, while Brentford will be looking to put last week’s performance behind them. The away team won both fixtures last season, but it’s hard to see Wolves’ run of ten away games without a victory ending here.
Pick: Draw at 5/2 with BetXchange.
Fulham vs Everton
Fulham are riding high in the league standings, and could move up to fifth depending on results this weekend. It’s so hard to see past the Cottagers based on their current form, while they have won two of the previous three against the Toffees.
Liverpool vs Leeds
There is a Saturday night offering in the Premier League, as Liverpool look to bounce back after defeat last weekend. Leeds United come into this fixture in the bottom three, but it’s very hard to make a case for them given that they have lost their previous four at Anfield, and have conceded 16 during that run.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest
Forest are certainly building momentum, as they were 1-0 winners against Liverpool last weekend. However, it’s hard to look past the Gunners given their start to the season as they look to bounce back from their draw against Southampton last weekend.
Manchester United vs West Ham
Manchester United are still looking for consistency under Erik ten Hag, but their recent performances have been much better. The Red Devils will be looking for a fifth straight win against the Hammers, while West Ham are winless at Old Trafford since 2006.