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Premier League: Predictions for all seven games on Saturday
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Tom McGarry
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Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will put their recent winning run on the line against Chelsea
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will put their recent winning run on the line against Chelsea

It is set to be another bumper Saturday in the Premier League with title hopefuls Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal all in action.

Here are our experts' selections for the day's matches.

Brentford vs Liverpool (Saturday, 12.30pm)

While Liverpool's visit comes amid a tough run of fixtures, Thomas Frank might already be looking ahead, with Brentford playing only two of the current top six – Manchester United and Aston Villa – in their final 10 matches of the season.

Liverpool also have some key absences and, for all their form this season, have not always played convincingly.

They do, though, have undeniable quality, with Diogo Jota netting five times in his last six outings to more than cover for Mohamed Salah's absence, although the Egyptian's potential return will be a massive lift for Klopp and help make up for some of their defensive deficiencies.

Like Brentford, both teams scoring has been a feature of the Reds' recent games, occurring in their last five in all competitions.

Mohamed Salah could return from injury for Liverpool at Brentford
Mohamed Salah could return from injury for Liverpool at Brentford

Burnley vs Arsenal (Saturday, 3pm)

Arsenal have recovered from a poor Christmas and New Year with a sizzling start to 2024. It’s four straight wins over the past three weeks, culminating in a fabulous 3-1 triumph over Liverpool and an incredible 6-0 romp at West Ham.

Burnley have not won in seven and are competitive enough to avoid a drubbing, if not a routine defeat to nil.

Fulham vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 3pm)

Fulham go into this Saturday's game in 12th spot in the league and are clear enough of danger that they can afford to attack this game. 

They have picked up 22 of their 29 league points at Craven Cottage this season, having racked up 5-0 wins there over Nottingham Forest and Fulham in December before beating Arsenal 2-1 on New Year's Eve. 

The absence of Boubacar Kamara is a massive blow for Villa, who rely on the Frenchman to dictate play through the middle, and Fulham are worth backing draw no bet, where stakes are returned if it ends all square

Newcastle vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm)

Newcastle have been hitting their stride in recent weeks and they will feel confident of claiming all three points against Bournemouth in front of a raucous St James' Park crowd.

While Eddie Howe's side are having no problems in the final third, netting 20 times across their last eight outings, they are struggling to keep teams at bay and have just one clean sheet from their last five home matches.

That should give the Cherries hope they can at least get on the scoresheet, something they have done in their last nine away games in all competitions, but a win may be out of reach for them.

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe will be up against his former club Bournemouth this weekend
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe will be up against his former club Bournemouth this weekend

Nottingham Forest vs West Ham (Saturday, 3pm)

It is fair to say that both sides are in dire need of three points on Saturday, for varying reasons, with the two mired by a recent run of poor form.

Forest are winless in the league in 2024 - they did see off Blackpool and Bristol City in the FA Cup last month - and lie dangerously close to the relegation zone.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have scored 12 goals over their last seven league games, and should have enough to cause havoc for the Irons defence on Saturday, although their own defensive woes will mean that it is unlikely that a clean sheet is on the cards.

Tottenham vs Wolves (Saturday, 3pm)

Spurs showed their powers of recovery against Brighton last week and keep on finding ways to take all three points at home.

They have come from behind to win in their last two home league games and should not shirk the task if they need to do it again.

A record of only two clean sheets at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this season for the hosts, allied to Wolves’ record of having scored in nine of their 12 road trips, indicates both teams can score in a Spurs win on Saturday.

Manchester City vs Chelsea (Saturday, 5.30pm)

City look to be unstoppable right now and they are unlikely to come unstuck against a Chelsea side that are still failing to click on a consistent basis under Mauricio Pochettino.

Despite the Blues winning back-to-back matches heading into this fixture, it still feels like Pochettino does not know what his best XI is and the potential absence of Thiago Silva at the back is a massive blow.

Chelsea should be able to get on the scoresheet, but that is as good as it will get for them against a City outfit that are in red-hot form.

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