Action resumes this weekend in the English Premier League after the international break and the 4th round of games has got a lot in the offing as far as excitement and thrills go.
6 games on Saturday and a game apiece on Sunday and Monday, it can’t get better as far as soccer entertain goes.
Man Utd v Man City
Arsenal v Southampton
Bournemouth v West Brom
Burnley v Hull
Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace
Stoke v Tottenham
West Ham v Watford
Liverpool v Leicester
The Mancunian clubs will do battle on Saturday lunchtime, and it sure will be a cracker. (Read the game’s special review here)
Prediction : Draw
Arsenal will hope to resume winning ways when Southampton come visiting later in the day, and with the Saints still without a win in 3 league games, it definitely will be a tough fight between the 2.
Prediction : Arsenal to win
With Bournemouth looking like early relegation candidates after 2 losses and 1 draw, they will be looking at picking up all 3 points against a West Brom side that hasn’t been pretty convincing themselves.
Now armed with Jack Wilshere, Eddie Howe can make use of the Arsenal loanee to his advantage.
Prediction : Bournemouth to win
New boys on the scene, Burnley and Hull will clash once again after their meetings in the Championship last season, and the latter looks more like the better side given how well they have performed thus far.
Prediction : Hull City to win
Middlesbrough are still unbeaten since regaining promotion to the top flight and they would hope to maintain that record when Crystal Palace, a side with 2 defeats and 1 draw come visiting.
How they will manage to do that against Alan Pardew’s men remains to be seen.
Prediction : Crystal Palace to win
Last season, Tottenham hit Stoke City with 4 unreplied goals at the Bet365 Stadium as the title race narrowed down to the Spurs and Leicester City.
That form faded as a draw and 2 consecutive losses saw them eventually ended in 3rd position.
It’s a new Potters side and the same Tottenham, so the game should be as interesting as it was the last time out.
Prediction : Draw
West Ham would need to put out a statement like they did last season by putting Watford to the sword.
The visiting Hornets are still without a win and already look like a relegation-bound side.
With Payet now fully match-fit, his return could prove pivotal to the Hammers that have struggled without him.
Prediction : West Ham to win
Liverpool and Leicester have both won, lost and drawn this season, and both sides won a game apiece last term when they met.
This match is special for the host being their first ever home game after taking time to rehabilitate Anfield, and they sure don’t want to start with a loss.
Prediction : Liverpool to win
Swansea v Chelsea
The Blues will hope to maintain their 100% win in the new season as they visit the Welsh side.
Swansea haven’t looked any way threatening this term, and might not put up a solid performance against the west London team.
The story was different last season when a draw against them was the start of the then defending champions fall out.
Prediction : Chelsea to win
Sunderland v Everton
The hosts are without a win while the visitors are yet to lose.
It will all come down to who wants to prevent a loss, and Everton’s form should see them emerge victorious. But it will come at a cost.
Prediction : Everton to win
Check out match day 3 results here