It is time for Week 10 of a Premier League season that has been far from predictable so far. This is yet another set of games coming after European action Midweek, so expect the unexpected in terms of results from those teams battling on multiple fronts.
Here is a look at the Saturday slate of matches:
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle (Friday)
This is a pretty uninspiring Friday night game on paper between a couple of squads that are middling to below average on any given week. Palace lost last time out away at Burnley – their first win of the year – while Newcastle barely put up a fight in a 2-0 defeat by Chelsea. The Magpies have lost four of their last five games and are completely goal-shy. Take Palace at 1.34 with BetXChange and don’t be afraid to play a low scoring win in the goals market.
Brighton vs Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp is rightly frustrated with this game being played in the Saturday lunchtime spot. His battered and injured team was dominant against high flying Leicester last weekend, but they were pegged back in the Champions League by Atlanta. Brighton picked up three points last time out against Aston Villa, but the suspension of the energetic Tariq Lamptey is huge. Liverpool will be buoyed by the return of Mohammad Salah and will win here.
Manchester City vs Burnley
This one is usually a lay-up for City. Burnley has only won one game all season and it seems like Pep’s side routinely put four or five past Sean Dyche’s charges. The lack of pace in the Burnley attacking front-line really causes issues for them here as they just can’t counter effectively when sitting back deep. Expect this one to be over early with goals added late in a 4-0 (8.44) or even 5-0 (15.31) win.
Everton vs Leeds
Leeds sorely needed their 3-2 win against Fulham last time out to reverse a worrying run of results. They are as fun to watch as any team in the league going forwards, but they struggle at the back against the better sides. Against an Everton side with a player in Dominic Clavert-Lewin that seems to be good for a goal a game, well this could go either way. The lean here is a draw at 2.77, but play it with some level of risk.
West Brom vs Sheffield United
Massive game this one. The Blades have just one point from nine games and they are in the middle of second season syndrome in the worst way. Newly promoted West Brom is only one place above them in the table 19th spot with three points, making this a true relegation six-pointer early on in the season. Neither of these sides is doing anything in attack, while neither can defend for a full 90 minutes against Premier League standard teams. It feels like neither will push too much to win here, with both being too scared to take nothing from the game. It has draw written all over it at 2.14.