Premier League: Predictions for all seven games on Saturday
- Recommended bets:
- Back Liverpool to win and over 2.5 goals
- Back Aston Villa to win and both teams to score
- Back Over 1.5 Luton goals
- Back Brighton draw no bet
- Back Tottenham to win to zero
- Back Asian Handicap Corners - Man City -2.75
- Back Newcastle to win and both teams to score
With the latest international break done and dusted, the focus turns back to the domestic action and there are seven Premier League to get stuck into on Saturday.
Here are our expert writers' top selections for each of those fixtures.
Wolves vs Liverpool (Saturday, 12.30pm)
Liverpool are five points better off than at the same stage of last season and their strong start can continue with a high-scoring victory away to Wolves.
Wolves are approaching games with a positive mindset, despite some poor results, and average 51.4% possession from their games so far, which is the seventh-highest in the division.
They are looking better in an attacking sense but have already shipped eight goals and could concede a few more against Liverpool, who look primed to extend their winning streak.
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace (Saturday, 3pm)
Aston Villa's home form under Unai Emery has been extremely impressive and the boss will expect a win before turning his attention to the Conference League trip to Legia Warsaw next Thursday.
Crystal Palace have continued to display the freedom they initially demonstrated after Roy Hodgson returned in March and have only been kept scoreless once in all competitions in 2023-24.
That was a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal, their sole fixture this term that has not seen both teams score and that run could be extended on Saturday.
Fulham vs Luton (Saturday, 3pm)
Luton have had a tough start to life back in the top flight, but things could be looking up for them ahead of a crucial run of fixtures against likely fellow-relegation candidates.
The Hatters have not been completely outclassed in any of their first three games and look organised enough to make things difficult for Fulham.
Luton have had more shots in three games than Fulham have produced in four and should be able to extend the hosts' run of eight home games without a clean sheet by scoring, perhaps even more than once
Manchester United vs Brighton (Saturday, 3pm)
Manchester United slipped to a frustrating defeat to Arsenal before the international break but it is fair to say the 3-1 scoreline was a harsh reflection on their performance.
The Red Devils go into this weekend's contest short on personnel and they are worth opposing against Brighton, who have won three of their opening four contests.
The Seagulls know where the goal is as well, scoring at least three goals in three of their four matches, and they can capitalise on United's leaky defending.
Tottenham vs Sheffield United (Saturday, 3pm)
Spurs have emerged as one of the season's early pacesetters under new manager Ange Postecoglou, winning three and drawing one of their opening four games.
Tottenham have looked pretty formidable so far this term – a second-round exit in the EFL Cup against Fulham being the only blot on their copy book – and they are fancied to see off Sheffield United.
To extract more value from the match, though, punters should consider a bet on Tottenham to win without conceding.
Spurs have generally looked tight at the back in the early stages of the season, recording clean sheets against Manchester United and Bournemouth, and Sheffield United do not exactly offer much going forward.
West Ham vs Manchester City (Saturday, 3pm)
West Ham are likely to play just as they did in last month's 3-1 win at Brighton when they sat deep and forced their opponents out wide before hitting them on the break.
It has been an effective tactic for them this term, although one consequence of pushing the opposition into wide areas has been a higher number of corners conceded.
No Premier League team have faced more corners than the Hammers (45) and that trend of conceding them in high numbers should continue when they face the strongest possession-based side in the country.
Newcastle vs Brentford (Saturday, 5.30pm)
Brentford have the better form this season, but Newcastle have the edge in terms of quality and should be highly motivated to get back to winning ways before they embark on their first Champions League campaign in two decades.
The Bees, who have dropped the most points from winning positions in the Premier League this season, may not be able to live with Newcastle's intensity and the hosts' excellent record at St James' Park in the last 18 months suggests a home win will be the outcome.
But with the lively Bryan Mbeumo, Yoane Wissa and Kevin Schade in their ranks, plus Neal Maupay to potentially come off the bench, Brentford have enough of an attacking threat to ensure Howe's search for a first clean sheet of the campaign does not end here.
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