The Premier League is in full swing once more and * checking notes * there are new sheriffs on the town at the highest of the desk – David Moyes’ great West Ham.
Okay, we’re solely two weeks into the season, however not many would have predicted that the Hammers would proceed their spectacular kind from final season, not to mention rating eight targets in the method.
Hot within the heels are the ordinary suspects with Chelsea and Liverpool specifically who look spectacular through the first two excursions of the marketing campaign. At the opposite finish, it already seems like it’s going to be an extended outdated season for Norwich, and so they will probably be joined within the relegation with two defeats of two by Newcastle and … Arsenal ?!
Burnley and Wolves are additionally scoreless, however that may all change after we enter match day three of the marketing campaign. But who performs who and what does 90 minutes assume the rating will probably be?
Read on to search out out …
Manchester City vs. Arsenal
The grasp meets an apprentice at Etihad / Getty Images / Getty Images
What time is the kick off? 12:30 (BST)Where is it performed? Etihad StadiumTV channel? BT Sport 1 (UK), Peacock Premium (USA)
Match day three within the Premier League will get a giant bang when Manchester City welcome Arsenal to the Etihad Stadium.
After dropping to Tottenham on the opening weekend, City bounced emphatically with a 5-0 knockout of Norwich and reminded everybody how good they are surely.
As for Arsenal, they’re nonetheless on the lookout for each their first level and their first aim of the marketing campaign. Mikel Arteta is beneath actual stress to show issues round and a gathering along with his earlier employers may possibly be the last item he needed to deal with straight away.
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Prediction: Man City 3-0 Arsenal
Aston Villa vs. Brentford
Thomas Frank will meet former boss Dean Smith / Craig Mercer / MB Media / Getty Images
What time is kick off? 15:00 (BST)Where is it performed? Villa ParkTV channel? fuboTV (USA), CNBC (USA)
Dean Smith’s derby will make its Premier League debut on Saturday afternoon when the Aston Villa coach performs host to former facet Brentford at Villa Park.
Three matches into the brand new marketing campaign and each side have two victories distributed between the highest flight and the EFL Cup. However, that is the place the similarities finish.
While Villa differed from their talisman captain Jack Grealish, it was a pre-season the place newly promoted Brentford didn’t must promote any of their stars. Villa’s groovy begin to the marketing campaign was merely a continuation of their dramatic suspension final season, whereas the Bees have solely misplaced considered one of their final 18 matches.
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Prediction: Aston Villa 1-1 Brentford
Newcastle vs. Southampton
Ralph Hasenhuttl was happy with what he noticed towards Manchester United / Visionhaus / Getty Images
What time is kick off? 15:00 (BST)Where is it performed? St James’ ParkTV channel? Peacock Premium (USA)
Southampton are again on the street this weekend, on their approach to St James’ Park to tackle Newcastle.
The Magpies have had a fairly disappointing begin to their marketing campaign, dropping at house to West Ham – main twice earlier than lastly falling to a 4-2 defeat – after which main with a 2-0 defeat away at Villa Park, earlier than dropping a penalty shootout in the course of the week to Burnley within the Carabao Cup.
Ralph Hasenhuttl will probably be eager to maintain Southampton momentum within the stream for Saturday’s journey to Newcastle, following an 8-0 defeat by Newport within the Carabao Cup adopted by a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at St Mary’s.
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Prediction: Newcastle 1-2 Southampton
Brighton vs. Everton
Brighton cruised to victory final / Eddie Keogh / Getty Images
What time is kick off? 15:00 (BST)Where is it performed? Amex StadiumTV channel? fuboTV (USA), NBCSN (USA)
Brighton look set to keep up their optimistic begin to the season after they host Everton at AMEX Stadium on Saturday.
Wins towards Burnley and Watford have seen the Seagulls choose up six factors, whereas their opponents are a pair after beating Southampton earlier than drawing with Leeds.
This conflict may even be the primary time executives Graham Potter and Rafa Benitez have ever met on the sidelines.
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Prediction: Brighton 1-1 Everton
Norwich vs. Leicester
Leicester humiliated by West Ham on Monday night time / Michael Regan / Getty Images
What time is the kick off? 15:00 (BST)Where is it performed? Carrow RoadTV channel? Peacock Premium (USA)
At the underside of the desk, Norwich have the chance to get their first factors of the season on the board towards Leicester at Carrow Road.
The Canary Islands have been schooled by Liverpool and Manchester City to this point – a tricky check for all sides, not to mention a snatch – however they confirmed what they’ll do in the course of the week by dismantling Bournemouth 6-0 within the Carabao Cup.
Leicester is not going to be afraid of that consequence however must be afraid of a few of their defensive Monday night time towards West Ham. A 4-1 mauling at London Stadium might be attributed to a few of Ayoze Perez’s purple playing cards, however they had been all around the store on the again.
Prediction: Norwich 2-2 Leicester
West Ham vs. Crystal Palace
David Moyes and West Ham / Craig Mercer / MB Media / Getty Images are doing nicely
What time is kick off? 15:00 (BST)Where is it performed? London StadiumTV channel? Peacock Premium (USA)
West Ham’s promotion to the highest of the Premier League is the reward for 2 glorious performances, and the hosts have each probability of staying there with two comparatively good matches in progress.
Crystal Palace are first up and though they should not pushovers, they’ve not but scored throughout Patrick Vieira – both within the Premier League or the Carabao Cup. That, mixed with floating confidence at London Stadium, ought to imply one factor, despite the fact that the Eagles have a first rate file in East London.
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Prediction: West Ham 3-1 Crystal Palace
Liverpool vs. Chelsea
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What time is the kick off? 17:30 (BST)Where is it performed? AnfieldTV channel? Sky Sports Main Event (UK), fuboTV (USA)
Liverpool and Chelsea go towards one another on Saturday night time, with each side aiming to keep up their good begin to the 2021/22 marketing campaign.
The Reds have crossed by means of their two opening matches, beating Norwich City and Burnley 3-0 and 2-0 respectively. In the identical approach, the Blues have made an equally spectacular begin and defeated Crystal Palace and Arsenal with the identical consequence traces.
Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel will see this as their first massive check of the season, a conflict between two potential Premier League title candidates. Chelsea are seen as challengers to Manchester City’s reign, whereas Liverpool are flying beneath the radar after final 12 months’s dangerous marketing campaign.
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Prediction: Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea
Tottenham v Watford
Harry Kane is again in the great books …. and the targets / Chris Brunskill / Fantasista / Getty Images
What time is the kick off? 14:00 (BST)Where is it performed? Tottenham Hotspur StadiumTV channel? Peacock Premium (USA)
Everything is hunky dory in north london once more. Tottenham have received two video games out of two within the Premier League, are on to the group stage of the Europa Conference League and Harry Kane not needs to push by means of a transfer to Manchester City.
Does the newly educated Watford have a probability this weekend then? Yes, that is absolutely the sincere reply, however it’s going to take one thing particular from the Hornets to knock down the texture good issue on the * verify notes once more * Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Someone please change the identify of that factor.
Prediction: Tottenham 2-0 Watford
Burnley vs. Leeds
A whole distinction of types collides with Turf Moor / Pool / Getty Images
What time is the kick off? 14:00 (BST)Where is it performed? Turf MoorTV channel? Sky Sports Main Event (UK), fuboTV (USA)
Sean Dyche vs. Marcelo Bielsa is the style of match that somebody would pay to observe Wrestlemania – or perhaps a CM Punk-rated AEW Rampage card, counting on your wrestling choice.
Instead, the most important levels of all of them can have to do with out Burnley with no win having maintained a Leeds facet at Turf Moor who nonetheless drive 150,000km every match beneath their masterful Argentine ways.
It will probably be bodily, it’s going to go quick and it must have targets in it.
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Prediction: Burnley 1-3 Leeds
Wolves vs. Manchester United
Pogba has 5 assists in two Premier League matches / Visionhaus / Getty Images
What time is the kick off? 16:30 (BST)Where is it performed? MolineuxTV channel? Sky Sports Main Event (UK), fuboTV (USA)
At the time of writing, Manchester United are deep within the negotiations for a sensational return from Cristiano Ronaldo.
It barely overshadows their go to to Wolves this weekend, however the faces of the match can have to be on if United are to get again on the profitable observe. Last week towards Southampton, the standard of the Red Devils in central midfield was, to say the least, fairly gloomy, and so they ended up drawing a match they actually must have received.
The Wolves in the meantime slipped to a second straight defeat, with the permission of a Dele Alli penalty for Spurs. The house crew deserved higher and took away their frustration at Nottingham Forest in the course of the week with a pounding win. Whether it is sufficient to get any of this recreation is one other story.
Prediction: Wolves 1-2 Manchester United