EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Manchester United vs Aston Villa

English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Manchester United vs Aston Villa

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December 1, 2019,

Old Trafford, Manchester

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Manchester United will be looking to return to winning ways when they welcome Aston Villa to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently ninth in the table on 17 points, while Villa sit 15th having collected 14 points from their opening 13 matches of the 2019-20 campaign.

Manchester United’s youngsters lost 2-1 away to Astana on Thursday night but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should have a fresh team on Sunday after leaving his first-choice XI behind in England. 

Aston Villa ended a three-game losing streak with a solid 2-0 win at home to Newcastle on Monday night. Other than a 5-1 win at Norwich, Villa have struggled on the road this season

Manchester United’s performance in EPL 2019:

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left his entire first-team squad behind for Thursday’s long return trip to Kazakhstan, including first-team coaches Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna, to prepare for Sunday’s welcome of Aston Villa.

Nemanja Matic has been sidelined for the past two months but may come straight into the starting XI on Sunday if fit enough after United struggled in midfield against Sheffield United last weekend.

Andreas Pereira was poor against Sheffield United and does not deserve to start on Sunday, but that depends entirely on whether Matic is available for the home side. Juan Mata did not travel in midweek and is an option to play further forward here.

Phil Jones was hauled off at half-time against Sheffield United and is unlikely to play here. As Axel Tuanzebe featured against Astana in midweek, the only chance of United playing a back three against Villa is if Marcos Rojo recovers from injury.

Luke Shaw made his long-awaited comeback from injury in midweek but will sit out against Villa. Brandon Williams scored his first senior goal last weekend and will hope to keep his place in the team ahead of Ashley Young.

Scott McTominay (ankle) could return for Man Utd, but Sunday’s match comes too soon for fellow midfielder Paul Pogba (ankle).

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s defensive options have been boosted by the return from injury of Luke Shaw (hamstring) and Axel Tuanzebe (hip). The duo both played a full 90 minutes in the midweek UEFA Champions League loss to Astana.

They are likely to use 4-2-3-1.

Aston Villa’s performance in EPL 2019:

Dean Smith has no reason to make changes from the side that beat Newcastle 2-0 on Monday night.

Bjorn Engels (hip) has trained all week and is available for selection by Aston Villa, but Jota (hernia) continues to be monitored.

Keinan Davis (hamstring) will resume jogging on Monday but is still deemed to be two to three weeks’ away while Jed Steer (calf) remains sidelined.

Conor Hourihane was key to ending Villa’s three-game losing streak and should be rewarded with another start here, while Anwar El Ghazi, Douglas Luiz and Ezri Konsa should all keep their places.

They are likely to keep the 4-3-3 formation.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Predicted Line-up

Man United

David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams; Fred, Nemanja Matic; Daniel James, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.

Aston Villa

Tom Heaton; Frederic Guilbert, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Matt Targett; Conor Hourihane, John McGinn, Douglas Luiz; Anwar El Ghazi, Wesley, Jack Grealish.

EPL 2019: Manchester United vs Aston Villa Prediction

  1. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Aston Villa’s last 4 away games (Premier League).
  2. Aston Villa have lost five of their six away league matches this EPL 2019.
  3. Man Utd have won 10 of their last 11 matches against Aston Villa in all competitions. They haven’t lost to Villa since 2009. Ashley Young played for Villa on that occasion but will likely only make the bench for United here. The Red Devils are unbeaten in the subsequent 14 matches played between the two sides.
  4. The Red Devils are unbeaten at home in their last seven matches and have scored three goals in each of their last two at Old Trafford, as many as their previous six combined. Expect them to do so once again.
  5. With seven goals and four assists, Marcus Rashford has been directly involved in 58 per cent of Man Utd’s 19 Premier League goals this EPL 2019 – only Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki, with 69 per cent, has been involved in more for his side this season.
  6. Both Aston Villa and Man Utd have conceded a joint low of four first-half goals in the Premier League this season, level with Liverpool and Sheffield United.

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EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Manchester United vs Arsenal

English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Manchester United vs Arsenal

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October 1st, 2019,

Old Trafford, Manchester

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Under-pressure, Manchester United host Arsenal in their league game. Just 8 points from 6 games have left them at 8th spot in the table and with injuries to several stars the Red Devils find themselves on the backfoot. However, Utd have featured well under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when under pressure.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are riding high with 3 wins and just a solitary loss, that too against Liverpool, in their first 6 games. However, their struggle away from home is not hidden from anyone. They were held by Watford in their last away league game.

Manchester United’s performance in EPL 2019:

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said ahead of their game against Arsenal that he never expected his reign as the Manchester United boss to be easy and his record at the club justifies his words. He has the worst win percentage among the managers who took over at Manchester United since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. He has a success rate of just 51 pc- 19 wins in 37 games.

Despite returning against Rochdale in midweek, Paul Pogba is a doubt for the game with an ankle issue. Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are expected to join Eric Bailly and Diogo Dalot on the sidelines, leaving Solskjaer with little choice but to start 17 years old Mason Greenwood. Greenwood has scored in each of his last two appearances for the club.

Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard are in competition for a starting berth on Monday night, while Luke Shaw returned to training on Friday and could make the matchday squad.

Solskjaer is expected to tweak the formation a bit to adjust to the injury issues. He is likely to use 4-3-3.

Arsenal’s performance in EPL 2019:

Newly appointed captain Granit Xhaka is expected to start for the Gunners while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will look to add to his tally of 6 league goals this EPL 2019 as Arsenal look to break free in the race to top 4 early in the season.

Kieran Tierney returned from injury to make his Arsenal debut in the Carabao Cup game in the midweek but may have to wait for Premier League debut. Hector Bellerin also returned from a long-time injury. However, he has been ruled out of the game. Meanwhile, Rob Holding is also unlikely to face.

Bukayo Saka and Reiss Nelson are in competition for a starting berth on the left wing with Alexandre Lacazette still unavailable.

Unai Emery is expected to stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation he used against Aston Villa last week.

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Predicted Line-up

Manchester United

David de Gea; Ashley Young, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka; Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Andreas Pereira; Daniel James, Mason Greenwood, Juan Mata.

Arsenal

Bernd Leno; Calum Chambers, Sokratis, David Luiz, Sead Kolasinac; Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka; Pepe, Dani Ceballos, Reiss Nelson; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

EPL 2019: Manchester United vs Arsenal Prediction

  1. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last 5 English Premier League games. However, there have been under 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Manchester United’s last 10 EPL games. However, given the defensive fragility of both the teams, expect a goal-fest.
  2. Arsenal have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 Premier League matches while they have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 PL matches.
  3. Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 12 PL games against Arsenal at Old Trafford – a run stretching 13 years. However, United’s defensive woes and the absence of attackers may give them the chance to finally break the streak.
  4. Penalties have been awarded in Arsenal’s last 4 PL games and could become just the 6th side to see a penalty awarded in 5 consecutive games. Manchester Utd have won most penalties – 5- this season while Arsenal have conceded the most – 3. With defenders prone to mistakes in both sides and strikers with pace, don’t be surprised if the referee points to the spot.
  5. Jesse Lingard has scored four goals for United against Arsenal in all competitions, more than he has against any other side.
  6. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 13 goals in his last 13 Premier League starts, and his tally of six strikes is the most by an Arsenal player in the first six matches of the season since Emmanuel Adebayor in 2007/08 (also six). United have managed just 2 clean sheets so far and Auba may very well add another goal to both the columns.

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EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Lille vs Chelsea

English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Lille vs Chelsea

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October 3, 2019,

Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille

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Following losses in their opening group stage games, Chelsea and Lille face each other in the latter’s home as both of them try to get their European campaign back on track. While Chelsea have won 2 games since their defeat to Valencia, Lille have drawn 2 and won 1 of their 3 games since losing to Ajax.

Lille’s performance in EPL 2019:

Timothy Weah is the only injury concern for Lille while Gabriel and Tiago Djaló battle to partner former West Ham defender Jose Fonte at centre-back.

Lille are likely to stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation they used on the weekend.

Chelsea’s performance in EPL 2019:

Manager Frank Lampard said he is looking for improvement, tempo and concentration in Chelsea’s state of play, following their win last week.

N’Golo Kanté missed out against Brighton at the weekend because of injury but is expected to be back. With Mateo Kovacic also expected to return, Mason Mount should push forward into the attacking trio.

Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi are back from long-term injuries but aren’t expected to start on Wednesday. With Kurt Zouma an injury doubt, Andreas Christensen and Fikayo Tomori should be safe to start at the back for the away side.

Lampard is likely to use the 4-3-3 formation he used against Brighton in the English Premier League on the weekend.

Lille vs Chelsea: Predicted Line-up

Lille

Mike Maignan; Domagoj Bradaric, Gabriel, José Fonte, Mehmet Zeki Çelik; Boubakary Soumaré, Benjamin André; Jonathan Bamba, Jonathan Ikoné, Luiz Araújo; Victor Osimhen.

Chelsea

Kepa Arrizabalaga; César Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Fikayo Tomori, Marcos Alonso; N’Golo Kanté, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic; Willian, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham.

EPL 2019: Lille vs Chelsea Prediction

1-     Lille will be Chelsea’s 5th different French opponents in European competition. The Blues have won 5 and lost 6 of the 16 games, all in the Champions League, against French side.

2-     Lille have only faced Manchester United in the Champions League, losing 3 and winning just 1 of the 6 games. However, Chelsea are vulnerable and it’s not really impossible to beat them.

3-     Lille have failed to score in 5 of their last 6 games against English opponents in all competitions but given Chelsea’s fragile defence- they managed their first clean sheet under new manager Frank Lampard this weekend- Lille might be able to find the back of the net.

4-     Lille have won just 1 of their last 4 games in all competitions and provide a perfect opportunity for Chelsea to get their campaign back on track, following a 1-0 loss to Valencia in the Champions League Opener.

5-     Chelsea have won their last 2 games, but those games were against not so fancied opponents and came on the back of 2 defeats. However, Lille, who have lost 2 and drawn 2 of their 8 league games, should not really trouble Chelsea, who might struggle to go through the next round if they fail to win 3 points.

6-     Lille are winless in 8 Champions League home matches since 2006 while Chelsea have lost their last 2 games this EPL 2019. They have never lost 3 in a row in the competition and it seems it would be Lille’s unwanted streak that would likely be stretched than Chelsea’s.

7-     Chelsea have kept clean sheets in 7 of their last 12 away group games in Champions League, a run which saw them win 7 games. However, Lille must fancy themselves to breach the Blues’ defence.

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EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Liverpool vs Salzburg

English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Liverpool vs Salzburg

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October 3, 2019,

Anfield, Liverpool

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Liverpool host Red Bull Salzburg as they look to return to winning ways in Champions League after losing to Napoli in their group opener. Salzburg are undefeated in their domestic league. However, they have dropped 2 points and lead the table with 5 points. Liverpool, meanwhile, have won all their league games so far and lead by 5 points as well.

Liverpool’s performance in EPL 2019:

Alisson is closing in on a first-team return after missing last nine matches in all competitions. However, he will likely be recalled only after the international break. Divock Origi returned from injury in Liverpool’s 1-0 win away to Sheffield United in the English Premier League at the weekend, but Nathaniel Clyne and Xherdan Shaqiri are still missing.

Georginio Wijnaldum is likely to get the nod over James Milner in the midfield.

Jurgen Klopp is likely to stick to his 4-3-3 formation.

Red Bull Salzburg’s performance in EPL 2019:

Erling Haaland scored a first half hat-trick as Salzburg defeated Genk 6-2 in their Champions League opener. However, Haaland emerges as a doubt for Wednesday night’s Champions League fixture at Liverpool with illness. If fit, he is likely to lead the line with Hwang Hee-Chan or else Sekou Koita will replace him.

Haaland had notably scored 9 goals in Norway’s 12-0 win over Honduras at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Antoine Bernede is out after picking up an injury at the weekend and will have to be replaced in midfield, with Enock Mwepu a candidate to deputise. Other than that, Salzburg are expected to name the side that faced Genk.

Salzburg are likely to stick to the 4-2-2-2 formation they followed in the first game.

Liverpool vs Salzburg: Predicted Line-up

Liverpool

Adrian; Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum; Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino.

Salzburg

Cican Stankovic; Rasmus Kristensen, Jerôme Onguéné, André Ramalho, Andreas Ulmer; Enock Mwepu, Zlatko Junuzovic; Takumi Minamino, Dominik Szoboszlai; Erling Haaland, Hwang Hee-Chan..

EPL 2019: Liverpool vs Salzburg Prediction

1-     Salzburg have only lost once in their last 17 away group stage games in Europe, all of which came in the Europa League. Salzburg are winless against English opponents- 3 losses and 1 draw, a streak that is likely to extend.

2-     Liverpool haven’t lost a Champions League home match in nearly five years and are unbeaten at Anfield in their last 24 matches, something the European Champions should be able to build on.

3-     It will be Liverpool and Red Bull Salzburg’s first meeting. Liverpool have won 4 of their 6 meetings against Austrian sides and the last time they lost, in 2004 qualifiers, the Reds went on to win the competition.

4-     Salzburg have conceded 2 or more goals in all their games against English teams, and barring any surprises are likely to concede so again, given the threat Liverpool’s front 3 possess.

5-     Liverpool could become only the second defending champion of European Cup/ Champions League to lose their first 2 matches of the following campaign- after Nottingham Forest in 1980-81. Given the tricky nature of the EPL 2019 and Salzburg’s confidence, it cannot be completely written off.

6-     While a lot of focus has been on Liverpool’s back force of Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson, it’s in fact Fabinho who has made the most tackles (17) by any Liverpool player in the Premier League this season.

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EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Everton vs Manchester City

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September 28, 2019,

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Manchester City bounced back from their surprising 3-2 loss to Norwich with a thumping 8-0 win over Watford last week. The defeat made them realise that they can’t take Premier League for granted even if they have a Champions League game in the midweek and Pep Guardiola would want City to continue with the same intensity as the last week.

They face a struggling Everton side that has lost three of their last four Premier League matches despite continued substantial investment in improving the playing squad. However, Everton can pounce on the opportunity that arises from City’s defensive woes.

Everton’s performance in EPL 2019:

David Silva has won 199 of his 288 Premier League matches. He can now become the 26th player to reach 200 wins, and the fastest to do so, beating John Terry’s record of reaching that mark in 305 matches. However, with Champions League game to come, he may be rested.

Bernardo Silva played the 90 minutes in the midweek game and could be rested as well.

Pep Guardiola is expected to rotate the squad a bit but will likely stick with the same 4-3-3 formation.

Predicted line-up: Ederson; Kyle Walker, Fernandinho, Nicolas Otamendi, Benjamin Mendy; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodrigo, Ilkay Gundogan; Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez.

Manchester City’s performance in EPL 2019:

Everton’s defeat to Sheffield United last week ended their streak of 6 home wins.

Set-pieces have been a particular weakness for Everton. Four of the last six goals the Toffees have conceded, have come from set-plays and with players like Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva in opposition’s ranks, it can prove to be a disaster.

The Toffees have averaged 60 percent possession, second only to Man City, but Everton’s two victories this EPL 2019 have come in the matches where they had their lowest share of the play which hints they are better equipped to play on the counter-attack, a tactic they are likely to be forced to adopt against City.

Summer signings Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are the only absentees to Marco Silva.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who scored both goals in their Carabao Cup win on Tuesday, is likely to start over Moise Kean as Everton continue with 4-2-3-1 formation.

Predicted line-up: Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Mason Holgate, Lucas Digne; Fabian Delph, Tom Davies; Alex Iwobi, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Everton vs Manchester City: Predicted Line-up

Everton

Simon Moore; Jack O’Connell, John Egan, Chris Basham; George Baldock, John Lundstram, Oliver Norwood, John Fleck, Enda Stevens; David McGoldrick, Lys Mousset.

Manchester City

David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissake, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Ashley Young; Scott McTominay, Fred; Daniel James, Andreas Pereira, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.

EPL 2019: Everton vs Manchester City Prediction

1-     Manchester City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches against Everton in all competitions.

2-     Everton have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 Premier League matches. Meanwhile, City have scored 24 goals so far. However, with Richarlison on their side and City missing Laporte and Stones, Everton too are likely to score. Thus, the fans are likely to be treated to a goal-fest.

3-     Everton are under pressure following a not-so good start and are likely to come out all guns blazing. They have won 10 Premier League home matches against reigning champions so far and can’t written off, even though it will be tough. Only Liverpool have won more home games against defending champions.

4-     Everton lead the head to head record in the PL 18-17. However, expect City to level that up.

5-     Aguero became the first player to score in each of the club’s first six matches of the season and is highly likely to extend that run to at least 1 more game.

6-     After failing to score in 2 league games and a Champions League game, Raheem Sterling was dropped for the game against Watford but found the back of the net against Preston in the Carabao Cup. Expect him to add to his tally of 5 league goals, if he steps on the field, even for a limited time.

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EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Tottenham vs Bayern Munich

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October 2, 2019,

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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Tottenham Hotspur will face Bayern Munich for the first time in the Champions League on Tuesday night as the German giants make the trip to the English capital.

Both teams are coming off the back of league victories and unless any major drama unfolds are the favourites to qualify for the next stage.

Tottenham Hotspur’s performance in EPL 2019:

Spurs allowed their 2-goal lead slip against Olympiacos in their Champions League Group B opener on September 18. The matches following that game didn’t do them any good either, with players and coach Mauricio Pochettino openly hinting that something is wrong within the club.

However, they managed to beat Southampton in the last game despite being a man down. The win would have likely boosted their confidence and games like these are the ones Spurs thrive on.

Spurs will be without Giovani Lo Celso (hip problem) and Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring issue). Son Heung-min was replaced in the 2nd half of Saturday’s clash with Southampton, but should be fit.

Christian Eriksen could keep his spot in a forward position, but Pochettino has plenty of options for change with Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela and Dele Alli all pushing for spots in the XI.

Spurs are likely to field a 4-3-3 formation.

Bayern Munich’s performance in EPL 2019:

Like Tottenham, Bayern will enter this match off the back of a league win at the weekend. However, the win was not as convincing as they would have liked ahead of a game of such magnitude. They were poor in defence, something that would have given Harry Kane and Co. some hopes.

Niko Kovac’s side are now unbeaten in their eight matches since the German Super Cup, though, and have certainly not struggled for goals during that run – hitting three in four separate matches, in addition to a four and a six.

Leon Goretzka and Jann-Fiete Arp are sidelined through injury, while Ivan Perisic is a doubt after missing the clash with Paderborn through illness. David Alaba was back on the bench at the weekend and could start, while Philippe Coutinho, Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry should all feature in a forward position.

Thomas Muller and Javi Martinez are also pushing for starts, although the experienced pair might have to settle for spots on the bench once again. Kovac is expected to field a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Tottenham vs Bayern Munich: Predicted Line-up

Tottenham

Hugo Lloris; Serge Aurier, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Ben Davies; Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko; Christian Eriksen; Son Heung-min, Harry Kane.

Bayern Munich

Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Niklas Sule, Jérôme Boateng, David Alaba; Joshua Kimmich, Thiago Alcântara; Serge Gnabry, Philippe Coutinho, Kingsley Coman; Robert Lewandowski.

EPL 2019: Tottenham vs Bayern Munich Prediction

1-     Spurs have not faced Bayern since knocking them out in the 3rd round of the UEFA Cup in 1983, the last trophy they have won in Europe.

2-     Spurs have won each of their last 4 Champions League game against German opponents (all vs Borussia Dortmund) and 8 of their last 11 Champions League home games. However, it’s not going to be easy against a Bayern side who love to dominate their opponents.

3-     Bayern Munich are unbeaten in their 9 away Champions League games and given the turmoil Spurs are in the Germans might match their run of 10 unbeaten games, achieved between October 2012 and April 2014.

4-     Philippe Coutinho looks to have found his mojo back since moving to Bayern Munich. He has scored 2 goals and assisted another couple of goals in 6 games and given the fact that he has played plenty of games against Spurs, he might be in for a blockbuster game.

5-     Bayern have scored 10 goals in their last 3 games and it seems there’s no stopping Robert Lewandowski, who on Saturday became the first player in Germany to score 10 league goals in 6 games. He has scored more goals than the entire Spurs team (9) in domestic leagues so far this EPL 2019.

6-     Bayern have won just 1 of their last 5 games away to English clubs but are unbeaten in their last 8 domestic games.

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EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Tottenham vs Southampton

English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Tottenham vs Southampton

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September 28, 2019,

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After winning the Premier League opener against Aston Villa and sharing spoils against Manchester City in the next game, it seemed Spurs were primed for a great season and manager Mauricio Pochettino might finally end his trophy draught at the club. However, a string of poor results followed with Spurs winning just 1 of the next 6 games and getting knocked out of the Carabao Cup.

The situation worsened so much that there has been a hint of feud in the team with Pochettino going to the extent of saying that they are unsettled. However, there could hardly have been a better team than Southampton for the last season’s Champions League runners-up to sort things out ahead of a vital Champions League clash with Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Both teams are seeking to bounce back from a defeat last weekend, against Leicester City and Bournemouth respectively, and secure a third victory of the season.

Tottenham’s performance in EPL 2019:

Spurs’ last eight Premier League victories have come at home. They last had a longer run of wins exclusively at home between April 2000 and January 2001, with 10.

​Spurs will once again be without their high profile summer signing Giovani Lo Celso, who picked up a hip injury whilst on national duty with Argentina. Juan Foyth should be available for selection, though Pochettino is unlikely to risk him. Another new signing, Ryan Sessegnon, will also miss the game with a hamstring injury.

Lucas Moura and Christian Eriksen could find themselves on the bench after few poor showings. Spurs are expected to follow a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Southampton’s performance in EPL 2019:

Moussa Djenepo is the only real injury concern for Southampton, with a muscular strain. Signed from Standard Liege in June, he has already scored twice for the Saints. Danny Ings will likely be rewarded with a start following his brace against Portsmouth.

Southampton are expected to follow a 4-3-3 formation.

Tottenham vs Southampton: Predicted Line-up

Tottenham

Hugo Lloris; Serge Aurier, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose; Harry Winks, Tanguay Ndombele; Dele Alli, Erik Lamela, Son Heung-Min; Harry Kane.

Southampton

Angus Gunn; Cedric Soares, Jan Bednarek, Jannik Vestergaard, Ryan Bertrand; Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg; Nathan Redmond, Che Adams, Ings.

EPL 2019: Tottenham vs Southampton Prediction

  1.  Spurs have won seven of their last eight Premier League home matches against Southampton, losing the other 2-1 in May 2016. However, given the kind of form they are in Southampton can prove to be a tricky opposition and might spring a surprise this EPL 2019.
  2. Southampton are looking to win 3 consecutive top-flight away matches for the first time since February 2015, when they had a run of four.
  3. Spurs have won 81 games against Southampton but 63 defeats, including in their last meeting 6 months ago, suggest the Saints can pile more misery on Pochettino’s side. They had defeated Spurs 3 times in a row from January 2003 to March 2004.
  4. Spurs have lost 10 of their 24 league games in 2019 so far, their most in a single calendar year since 2014, when they had lost 12. Of the sides who haven’t been relegated, only Brighton- 13, Watford- 12, and Bournemouth- 11 have lost more than Spurs.
  5. Harry Kane has scored 4 goals so far this season and given the kind of player he is – he scores in bunches – this can be his game. He has scored 6 goals in his last 4 league games against the Saints.
  6. James Ward-Prowse, who played under Pochettino, has created more chances (9) and attempted more shots (10) than any other Southampton player in the Premier League this season. He famously scored the free-kick in Southampton’s win against Spurs in their last meeting.

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EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Chelsea vs Brighton

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September 28, 2019,

Stamford Bridge, Chelsea

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After a thumping win in the Carabao Cup, Chelsea host Brighton & Hove Albion FC side, who are unbeaten in their last 2 matches, in their Premier League clash as they look to shake off their shaky start and improve upon their position – they are currently ranked 11th. Chelsea will also be aiming to get their first home league win of the season.

Chelsea’s performance in EPL 2019:

Chelsea have a number of fitness concerns in defence. Emerson Palmieri has been ruled out until after the international break while Antonio Rudiger is likely to miss out again with a groin problem.

Andreas Christensen might recover from twisted knee but is unlikely to start. However, Frank Lampard has a problem of plenty in the midfield with the return to fitness of Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi. Hudson-Odoi should return to the Premier League squad for the first time since he ruptured his achilles tendon in April.

Chelsea are expected to stick to the 4-3-3 formation they used against Liverpool last week. However, injury to Emerson means Marcos Alonso, who substituted the former in the last game, should start. Andreas Christensen also left that game with injury and should be replaced by Kurt Zouma in the starting XI.

Brighton’s performance in EPL 2019:

Brighton look to be short of options in attack, with Leandro Trossard ruled out, whilst Jose Izquierdo and Alireza Jahanbakhsh are also expected to remain on the sidelines. Solly March missed last weekend’s trip to Newcastle, but Graham Potter is optimistic that he can be back in contention for this game.

Jahanbakhsh is expected to continue with the 3-4-3 line-up.

Chelsea vs Brighton: Predicted Line-up

Chelsea

Kepa; Cesar Azpilicueta, Fikayo Tomori, Marcos Alonso, Kurt Zouma; N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic; Willian, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham​

Brighton

Mat Ryan; Adam Webster, Lewis Dunk, Dan Burn; Martin Montoya, Davy Propper, Dale Stephens, Steven Alzate; Aaron Mooy, Pascal Gross, Neal Maupay

EPL 2019: Chelsea vs Brighton Prediction

  1.  Chelsea have won all 8 of their league meetings against Brighton & Hove Albion FC. Another win would set the record for the most matches against an opponent while winning each time since Football League began in 1888.
  2. Brighton & Hove Albion FC have taken only 1 point from 13 PL away matches at last season’s top 6 sides. They lost the same fixture 3-0 last season.
  3. Chelsea have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 10 games in all competitions, including all nine under Frank Lampard. They have conceded 13 goals so far- 3rd most in Premier League. However, Brighton have scored just 5 goals so far and have failed to score in 5 of their last 7 away games, so Lampard might finally manage a clean sheet.
  4. Tammy Abraham is 2nd highest goal scorer in the league so far this season with 7 goals. However, he is yet to score a league goal against the Seagulls despite facing them 4 times.
  5. Brighton are aiming to improve their Premier League away record against last season’s top-six sides, having picked up just one point in 13 such matches. Given the way Chelsea, and specially Tammy Abraham, are scoring it looks a herculean task for the Seagulls.
  6. Chelsea have scored 3rd most-highest goal in Premier League this season with majority of that coming from their England stars. Expect Abraham and Co. to improve that tally even though Brighton have a relatively better defensive record. They have conceded 8 goals- only 3 more than Liverpool.

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EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Sheffield United vs Liverpool

English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Liverpool vs Sheffield United

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September 28, 2019,

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Liverpool travel to Bramall Lane to face newly promoted side Sheffield United on Saturday. Liverpool, along with Inter Milan, are the only sides in the top 5 European Leagues to have won all their league games so far and would like to extend their lead at the top of the table to 8 points, at least for a couple of hours.

However, it is not going to be easy against a stubborn Sheffield United side. The Blades have conceded just 6 goals in 6 games so far, the same as Manchester City and Manchester United. However, their problem has been up front as they have scored the fewest goals – just 7.

Liverpool’s performance in EPL 2019:

The ​Premier League leaders could be without 6 members of the 1st- team as injuries start to mount up, though Sadio Mane and Naby Keita are expected to be fit. Mane limped off with injury against Chelsea and with Champions League game in the midweek, Jurgen Klopp might have wished to rest him but injury to Divock Origi might force him to rethink his plans.

Calf and ankle problems mean Alisson, Xherdan Shaqiri and Nathaniel Clyne are also sidelined as Liverpool try to win their 16th straight Premier League game.

Until Jurgen Klopp decides to rotate the squad heavily, keeping in mind the Champions League game against Red Bull Salzburg, he is expected to follow the same formation 4-3-3 and name the same line-up which started against Chelsea.

Sheffield United’s performance in EPL 2019:

Sheffield United have enjoyed splendid start to their 2019/20 campaign, are on course to achieve their pre-season targets. They have given themselves a strong chance of surviving their first season back in the top-flight, with a number of impressive results, including a comeback draw at Chelsea and a 2-0 win at Everton.

There are far fewer fitness concerns for Sheffield manager Chris Wilder than Jurgen Klopp, with Kean Bryan the only player missing for them through injury. Striker Billy Sharp is available following his suspension for a red card versus Southampton in mid-September.

Sheffield are expected to stick to the 3-5-3 formation and the same starting XI which helped them stun Everton last week.

Liverpool vs Sheffield United: Predicted Line-up

Liverpool

Adrian; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum; Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino.​

Sheffield United

Dean Henderson; Chris Basham, John Egan, Jack O’Connell; George Baldock, Enda Stevens, Oliver Norwood, John Lundstram, John Fleck; Callum Robinson, Oliver McBurnie.

EPL 2019: Liverpool vs Sheffield United Prediction

1-     Liverpool have scored 35 goals and conceded just 4 against the promoted sides in their last 12 Premier League matches. So expect another goal fest from the attacking trio of Mane, Salah and Firmino. However, Norwich City highlighted how Liverpool are yet to find their feet defensively and don’t be surprised if the Blades find the back of the net.

2-     Bramall Lane is one of only 3 grounds where Liverpool have not won a league game despite playing 3 games at the venue. Nottingham Forest’s City Ground (5 matches) and Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road (1) are the 2 other grounds. However, given the kind of form Liverpool are in, this record looks unlikely not to be broken.

3-     There’s no clear favourite based on the head to head record with both sides winning 2 games each and 2 ending in a draw.

4-     Sheffield have not lost 3 consecutive league home games since Feb 2013, when in League 1. The last time it happened at Bramall Lane was in 1990 but it will take an uphill task to stop their fortress from being breached.

5-     All 7 of Sheffield’s Premier League goals this season of EPL 2019 have been scored by different players, including 2 Own Goals. Given the tactics they rely on, they have played the most long balls so far, 8th player may well find his name on the sheet.

6-     Since 2014-15 season, Sheffield manager Chris Wilder has won more English league games and points than any other manager in the top 4 tiers. He has won 125 games and earned 426 points. However, that will count for nothing against the Reds and a thumping defeat may be on card if they don’t focus on their defensive duties.

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Euro Qualifiers prediction: Norway vs Spain

UEFA Euro Qualifiers Prediction: Norway vs Spain

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September 28, 2019,

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Fans are certain to be on their feet when Norway host Spain in their Euro Qualifiers in Ullevaal Stadion on Sunday. With 4 teams in the group still fighting for two available berths, Norway will fight to the last bone in their body in front of their home crowd. Meanwhile, Spain are ever ready to prove that their World Cup performance last season, was just a fluke.

6 games, 6 wins, 17 goals and just 3 conceded, that’s what Spain’s record in the Euro qualifiers reads so far. With 4 games left to play, they are 8 points clear of 3rd placed Romania in Group F and are comfortably placed to book a ticket for Euro finals. A win against Norway on Sunday will only add more authority to that claims.

Meanwhile, if Norway manages to avoid a defeat they will be in a solid position to qualify from the group as the 2nd team. They trail 2nd placed Sweden by 2 points and 3rd placed Romania, who they face next, by 1 point. They face group minnows Malta and Faroe Islands in their last 2 games. So, it all comes down to this game for Norway.

Norway’s performance in EPL 2019:

Teenage sensation Erling Braut Haaland has withdrawn from the squad through injury, along with defender Ruben Gabrielsen. Kristoffer Ajer is back in the squad and should replace Tore Reginiussen at the back from the stalemate with Sweden.

Elsewhere the team may remain unchanged from said 1-1 draw, with Martin Odegaard pulling the strings and Josh King leading the line in the 4-2-3-1 formation.

Spain’s performance in EPL 2019:

Dani Carvajal and Jesus Navas compete for the starting berth at right-back.

Youngsters Sergio Reguilon and Pau Torres could make debuts, along with the in-form Gerard Moreno, who has got the nod over Paco Alcacer and Alvaro Morata to compete with current first choice and namesake Rodrigo Moreno.

Inigo Martinez, Diego Llorente and Raul Albiol are competing for the centre-back spot alongside captain Sergio Ramos.

Manchester United’s slump might result in David de Gea losing place to Kepa.

Spain are likely to stick to their 4-3-3 formation.

Norway vs Spain: Predicted Line-up

Norway

Kepa; Cesar Azpilicueta, Fikayo Tomori, Marcos Alonso, Kurt Zouma; N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic; Willian, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham​

Spain

Kepa; Jesus Navas, Sergio Ramos, Inigo Martinez, Juan Bernat; Sergio Busquets, Fabian Ruiz, Saul Niguez; Gerard Moreno, Rodrigo Moreno, Mikel Oyarzabal.

EPL 2019: Norway vs Spain Prediction

  1. Spain have won their last 6 European Championship matches. Expect them to make it 7.

  2. Spain have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 European Championship matches. With the tactics they use and the attacking threat they possess, don’t expect them to score anything less than that against a side that has conceded 8 goals in 6 games.

  3. Spain have been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 6 European Championship matches. Something, difficult to predict, given an away fixture to Norway can always be tricky.

  4. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Spain’s last 4 games European Championship while it has been the opposite in Norway’s last 3 games. With Norway eager to salvage something from the game and Spain known for their dominance, you can expect the game to be a goal-fest.

  5. Spain have won their last 3 matches against Norway in all competitions but Norway are undefeated in their last 5 European Championship matches. However, that run started following a loss to Spain.

  6. Spain have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches against Norway in all competitions. And given the fact that a win here would give them a chance to test their bench in the next games, Spain will be eager to seal the deal and will come hard on Norway.

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EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

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September 21, 2019

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Leicester City’s performance in EPL 2019:

Leicester City

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is still searching for balance in attack. He’s named changes in his attacking line-up in each of his last 3 games in the EPL 2019. Last game against Manchester United at Old Trafford, he went with Vardy as a striker, and Gray and Maddison on the wings. In the game before that, against Bournemouth at home, he went with Vardy as a striker, Marc Albrighton and Harvey Barnes on the wings and Maddison in a roving role. The only constants are Vardy and Maddison, and the rest depends on how much of an attacking threat he feels Tottenham will pose. The defence will remain unchanged.

Tottenham’s performance in EPL 2019:

After a lacklustre start to the season that saw a solitary victory, 2 draws and 1 abysmal loss against Newcastle, Spurs’ season finally sprung to life with a 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace. A nice home game would have allowed them to build some momentum, but an away game against Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City will require them to dig deep to get a win. It will provide a firmer test of their credentials compared to a limp and lost Palace side.

Pochettino rotated heavily for Spurs’ opening Champions League fixture against Olympiacos, and they return home with a 2-2 draw. Kane and Eriksen have been ever-present, and will start again. Moura, who scored against Olympiacos, will make way for Son, who was rested. Alli was substituted in the 2nd half and will probably start again this gameweek. Ndombele will make way for Sissoko.

Spurs will most likely revert to the line-up that served them so well against Crystal Palace, a flexible 4-2-2-2/4-2-3-1 with Eriksen and Alli playing in the half-spaces ahead of Sissoko and Wink and behind Kane and Son.

Leicester City vs Tottenham: Predicted Line-up

Leicester City

Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi, Tielemans; Gray, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy

Tottenham

Lloris; Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Winks, Sissoko; Erikssen, Alli; Son, Kane

EPL 2019: Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction

  1. Leicester have 54.6% possession in the English Premier League this season, which rises to 58% at home. Spurs have 57% possession, which drops to 46% in away games. But Spurs away games this season have been versus Manchester City and Arsenal, so that 46% is probably an outlier. Expect Spurs to have more possession and make more passes in the game than Leicester City. 
  2. Both sides have been dangerous going forward. Spurs have 11 goals in the Premier League while Leicester have 6. 4 of Spurs’ 11 came against Crystal Palace and Leicester will probably not be so generous. The only game in which Leicester failed to score was against United, but this game is at home for them. Expect a victory for Spurs, but a narrow victory with both sides scoring. 2-1 to Spurs
  3. Son and Vardy are sure to score. Vardy has 3 goals in his last 3 games, Son scored a double against Palace. With Leicester at home, they will be more susceptible to quick, trademark counters, and with Son’s pace, he is likely to contribute with goals and/or assists. Kane is dangerous any time, but is currently on a slightly “barren” run of 1 goal in 3 games. Against Arsenal, of course.
  4. It will be an aggressive game with both sides committing to the tackle. Sissoko and Winks are no lightweights in midfield, and Leicester could always add Hamza Choudhury to their ranks, should they choose to. Expect Spurs to be aggressive, and to complete more tackles than Leicester in order to win possession back
  5. Tottenham have had more than 10 shots in every game, except the game vs City where they came up with 3. Leicester City, in their quest for defensive solidity, have managed more than 10 shots in only 2 of their 5 games. Tottenham will have more shots and shots on target then Leicester
  6. The assists are likely to be provided by Maddison and Eriksen. Maddison has 2 assists to his name so far in the league, while Eriksen has none.

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EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Manchester City vs Watford

English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Manchester City vs Watford

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September 21, 2019

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Manchester City’s performance in EPL 2019:

Leroy Sane, John Stones, Phil Foden, Benjamin Mendy and Aymeric Laporte are all injured, leaving coach Pep Guardiola with a slight headache ahead of the clash against Watford at home. The injuries to Stones and Laporte, specifically, leave City light at the back with Otamendi the only senior center half fit and available. Fernandinho started at the heart of the defence along with Otamendi in the match against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, and that is bound to continue in the English Premier League.

Apart from that, there are no other injury concerns, and the only major concern is whether Kevin de Bruyne will start the game after the midweek match. He was substituted in the 77th minute, indicating that he will probably start, and Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan will drop back to the bench.

Watford’s performance in EPL 2019:

After last weekend’s hard-fought draw against Arsenal, new/old manager Quique Sanchez Flores will likely start with an unchanged line-up against City. The pressing of the front 4, Gray, Cleverley, Hughes and Deulofeu caused Arsenal all kinds of problems playing out from the back. If he makes a chance, he will drop back Hughes into midfield, and play the pace of Pereyra/Ismaila Sarr to hit City on the counter attack. Troy Deeney will continue to miss out after undergoing a minor surgical procedure in late August.

Manchester City vs Watford: Predicted Line-up

Manchester City

Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko; Rodri, D. Silva; B. Silva, de Bruyne, Sterling; Aguero

Watford

Foster; Femenia, Dawson, Kabasele, Holebas; Doucoure, Capoue, Hughes; Pereyra, Deulofeu, Gray

EPL 2019: Manchester City vs Watford Prediction

  1. Manchester City will have a lot of possessions in the game this EPL 2019. They average 59% possession in the premier league. Against Norwich, they recovered 69% possession. Expect them to have between 55-70% of the ball
  2. Manchester City will take a lot of shots. They have averaged 20 shots and 8 shots on target per game so far. Watford average 18 shots and 4 shots on target per game. Expect City to outshoot Watford, both on and off-target, and expect Foster to have to make at least 4-5 saves in the game. 
  3. Given that City’s first choice defensive pair are out injured, they will be a little vulnerable defensively and Watford may nick a goal in the game
  4. City have scored 16 times in 5 games this season, while Watford have scored just 4 goals. The scoreline in this game will be comprehensive. Expect a 3-1 to 5-1 victory for Manchester City. They are just too brilliant in attack for a team that is at the bottom of the league
  5. Deulofeu looked dangerous for Watford against Arsenal and was unfortunate to not score. If Watford get their counter-attacking tactics right, Deulofeu could contribute with a goal or an assist
  6. Manchester City have goalscorers all over the team. Aguero has 7 goals this season; Sterling has 5. Gabriel Jesus, Bernando Silva, Kevin de Bruyne and Rodri have all contributed 1 goal each so far. David Silva has 4 assists to his name and Kevin de Bruyne leads both City and the Premier League with 5 assists so far. It is hard to predict who will score or assist for City, but we will go with Sterling, Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne for goals, and de Bruyne, Sterling and Silva to contribute the assists.

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