The action continues this weekend as all 20 EPL sides do battle to improve their rankings on the log table after 2 rounds of games.
With the 2-week international break coming to place after match day 3, we are set to experience the comebacks of major players and arrivals of some new signings at most clubs.
Ahead of all that, there are 8 Saturday and 2 Sunday fixtures to enjoy.
Tottenham v Liverpool
Chelsea v Burnley
Crystal Palace v Bournemouth
Everton v Stoke
Leicester v Swansea
Southampton v Sunderland
Watford v Arsenal
Hull v Man. United
Tottenham and Liverpool have just 4 and 3 points respectively, and the pick for Saturday’s fixtures should definitely live up to its expectation.
Both sides are being tipped by many to contend for top 4 this season and that mission will get clearer with what is played out at the White Hart Lane.
Both has almost same quality when it comes to squad and manager, and the cracker should be close as it definitely won’t be one sided. Would probably boil down to who converts the most chances.
Prediction: Liverpool to win
Burnley upset Liverpool last weekend to record a vital win upon promotion back to the the EPL. They will hope to pull off such winning style at the Stamford Bridge when they visit the Blues home.
If that will be possible against a Conte side that wants to maintain their 100% start to the season remains to be seen though.
Prediction: Chelsea to win
Neither Palace nor Bournemouth have been overwhelming this season. The 2 are still in search of their first ever win, and if this was week 30-something, it could have easily been a relegation battle as they currently lie on 19th and 20th on the table.
The only difference could be Palace having Benteke on their side after he completed his switch from Liverpool last week. The former Aston Villa goal machine could help fire Alan Pardew side to victory against the Cherries and also a top 10 finish this season.
Prediction: Crystal Palace to win
The Toffees rise under Koeman should continue this weekend when the Potters visit. Stoke have only won twice in 12 Premier League games against Everton, and that record should stand this season as the Merseyside club looks to record their 2nd victory in 3 games. It won’t be easy though.
Defending champions Leicester are still in search of their first win of this season, and it could come against a Swansea side that has lost all their last 3 Premier League games against the Blue Army.
In all 3 games, the hosts have scored 9 and conceded none. That dominance should continue this season. Or will it not?
Prediction: Leicester City to win
As Southampton host Sunderland, both teams will pull for their first win this season and it’s going to be a tough encounter.
The Saints can sure capitalize on home advantage and put the struggling Black Cats to the sword. Or we could see Moyes’ men find their rhythm and snatch away vital point(s) as their survival policy continues.
With Arsenal set to have their main attacking threats back in the starting lineup, and also new signing Mustafi in defence, unleashing terror at the Vicarage Road will be their mission against Watford.
The Hornets were unlucky to fall behind to Chelsea last weekend despite holding on to the lead for more than 75 minutes. If Mazzarri can pull off a crucial win against the Gunners, he could be a talking point this season.
Prediction: Arsenal to win
Hull City and Manchester United are 2 of the 4 sides that maintained a perfect start to the season. One of them will likely lose that record this weekend, and the newly promoted side looks like it.
After 2 stunning victories, it’ll be a miracle if they pull another one against visitors with such attacking powers and prowess.
But it’s the EPL anyways.
Prediction: Manchester United to win
West Brom v Middlesbrough
Manchester City v West Ham
West Brom would want to hand the former Championship side their first loss this season, but given how poor they have been, it might be unsurmountable a feat for them.
Prediction:Middlesbrough to win
Another tough game the neutrals definitely are looking out for is between Guardiola’s and Bilic’s men.
A tough call given the quality at the disposal of each side, but Pep’s tactics should overcome in what will be one of his greatest tests of the season.
Prediction: Manchester City to win
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