As Liverpool FC await, Tottenham Hotspur needs to do more at Wembley Stadium
The Tottenham Hotspur fans should feel relieved as their side managed to finally win a game at home. The Spurs won 1-0 against Bournemouth but find it really tough to produce the kind of performance they would have liked to deliver. The Spurs defensive performance in home fixtures is pretty disappointing as of late. With Liverpool coming next week, manager Mauricio Pochettino knows that his team will have to do much better if they are to avoid losing more points at home. This Premier League fixture is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 22, at 11 a.m. ET / 4 p.m. GMT at Wembley Stadium.
Liverpool FC has won just once since August and it appears they have lost a little bit of their form. However, The Reds remain unbeaten when playing against the Spurs in 10 games. Not since September 2011, has the Tottenham club managed a win over Liverpool. This is an opportunity for manager Jurgen Klopp to turn the tide for his team and propel it back toward the top of the league. Liverpool goes into the game eighth in the league, four points behind the Spurs in the Premier League table. Klopp does not have his star forward Sadio Mane, so far this season, for six weeks due to injury. He now has just introduced midfielder Philippe Coutinho into one of the league’s most lethal attacks.
Tottenham Hotspur FC is in form with seven wins in the last eight games. The Spurs forward Harry Kane has been prolific. Harry Kane is one of the Spurs most important players. The 24-year-old has already scored six goals in eight league appearances for the club. The real problem is that none of those goals came at Wembley, the Spurs home ground. The Spurs are finding it hard to secure points in home fixtures. During the Spurs win last Saturday against Bournemouth, their defense was exposed on more than one occasions. At home in Wembley Stadium, manager Mauricio Pochettino has seen his team win only once in the Premier League. Sportbooks Games gives Liverpool an edge, who has enjoyed success at Wembley, winning 20 times at the national stadium.
Liverpool title challenge is over if Manchester United wins at Anfield
Liverpool FC will host their rivals Manchester United at Anfield on October 14 with kick-off scheduled for 12:30pm, BST. This fixture will be Manchester United’s biggest test of the season so far. Manchester United sits at second in the Premier League on points with leader Manchester City.
Liverpool knows a win on home ground will send a message to the rest of the top flight. The Reds will be desperate to make a statement against the Red Devils. Liverpool went into the international break seven points behind United after a 1-1 draw at Newcastle. The Reds lack of a world class striker proved to be costly once again. Newcastle also exposed some weakness in the middle of Liverpool’s defense. Other than hammering Arsenal 4-0, Liverpool has been patchy all season. The pressure will be on to produce more in such a high profile fixture. The Reds are thrilling and infuriating at the same time. Liverpool has a brilliant attack but with a weak defense they sit seven points off the top.
Manchester United has an unbeaten run of nine wins and a draw featuring mostly modest opposition. Only two of their opponents so far finished in the top 10 last season. The Red Devils looked very good against their rivals with four goals netted in six different matches. The Red Devils are looking very impressive as of lately. They kept the opposition scoreless in six of seven Premier League games. They are well placed to soak up pressure and unleash their speed on the counter attack. During their last match, they attacked Chelsea’s weak spots with vigor. Manchester United forced the Chelsea full-backs to play wide and in turn created space in the middle for their attacking midfielders. Sportsbooks Games thinks if visiting Manchester United can survive an early onslaught, they will come away with the win.
The Premier League gives way to the 7th round this weekend in England with the Chelsea versus Manchester City game
Manchester City are unbeaten and sit on top of the Premier League with 16 points along with Man United. City stomped Crystal Palace with a 5-0 win on last Saturday. City is the first English team since Blackburn Rovers to score five or more goals in three consecutive matches. Chelsea are three points behind, with four wins from five games, including a 4-0 victory at Stoke on Saturday. Manchester City have not won the Premier League title since 2012/13 and 2013/14. Chelsea have been champions for two of the last three seasons. These two genuine Premier League title contenders will square off at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, September 30, at 12:30 ET.
Chelsea won the title last season and will look to end Manchester City’s unbeaten start to the new season. Former Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata has adapted very swiftly to the Premier League. He made it six goals in as many games with a superb hat-trick at Stoke City. Morata and Pedro capitalized on defensive mistakes against Stoke with a 4-0 win. The Blues were good enough to claim the title last season, but more may be required this time. We expect both teams to score on home ground of Chelsea, and Morata will again be a threat.
Manchester City looks to be on another level when it comes to attacking weapons right now. The Citizens have scored an incredible 16 goals in their last three Premier League games. So far this season, Guardiola’s Man City have scored an average of 3.2 goals per game. The difference this season is the strength in depth of the forwards. Sergio Aguero is alongside Morata and Romelu Lukaku at the head. The midfielders Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, and Fernandinho are scoring compared to last year. City will be at home against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League during midweek. Chelsea has to travel to Atletico Madrid during midweek. Sportsbooks Games thinks Guardiola’s side will be fresher for this most excellent fixture.
West Ham United takes on Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on Saturday
Tottenham Hotspur needs to get back into the top four of the English Premier League at this juncture. This will be their first chance to put some pressure on a top team of the Premier League table in Match Day 6. The Spurs travel to West Ham United this weekend. This English Premier League fixture is scheduled on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. ET at London Stadium. The duel will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.
West Ham United has a great defense as of late. West Ham didn’t play great against Bolton in the EFL Cup earlier in the week, but the 3-0 win was a good result. They had a scoreless draw against West Brom on the road also. The 2-0 victory at home against Huddersfield Town gives their defense 270 straight minutes of scoreless football. West Ham’s biggest problem is that it can’t get it’s offense on the field at the same time. Slaven Bilic continues to insist that he can’t play Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez on the pitch together.
Tottenham Hotspur has yet to concede a goal yet away from home, and it has all six points possible. The Spurs have already lost at home to Chelsea and drawn to Burnley and Swansea City at home. On the road, the Spurs has outscored Everton and Newcastle 5-0 on aggregate. Most recently, the Spurs picked up a 1-0 win over Barnsley in the EFL Cup. Sportsbooks Games thinks Tottenham Hotspur will escape with a draw from its crosstown rivals, but this will be a tough one for them to get.
Watford hosts Manchester City in Premier League match at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday
Manchester City head into Saturday’s football game against Watford after their thrilling 5-0 win over Liverpool. The Citizens need to keep their momentum and aim to take the top position in the Premier League. Watford managed to beat Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium last weekend. Watford FC is currently ranked 4th in the Premier League standings with 8 points. Manchester City FC is ranked 2nd with 10 points. Watford FC will host Manchester City FC, at Vicarage Road, at 1500 BST on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
Watford FC scored a victory at Southampton under head coach Marco Silva last weekend. The Hornets midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure put the Hornets ahead. He and midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah have done well behind forwards Andre Gray and Richarlison. These players are the reason Watford FC is unbeaten with eight points from four games. The Hornets are playing with a lot of confidence at the moment. They have a good team and a lot of strength in the team up front.
Manchester City did crush Liverpool 5-0, but Sadio Mane had to leave in the first half of the game. The Blues midfielder Kevin De Bruyne passing skills helped to carve open Liverpool. Forwards Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero are developing a genuine partnership and they seem to be meshing well. Man City can bring on midfielder Leroy Sane just as defenders are tiring, which spells trouble for opponents. The Blues suffered from some slow starts before, but can now kick on and show their class. Man City attacking partnership of Aguero and Gabriel Jesus was in a perfect working order against Liverpool. Sportsbooks Games predict that the Citizens are going to extend their winning run in the national championship.
Man City face off with Liverpool at the Etihad
Manchester City will play host to Liverpool FC in this match at Etihad on Saturday, September 9. The kick-off is scheduled for 12:30 BST/07:30 ET. The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League. Both sides sit in the top four after collecting seven points from their opening three games. Both sides have started the season with two wins and a draw. They are both Premier League title hopefuls. Manchester City are still seeking a first home win after being held to a 1-1 draw by Everton. Liverpool have won both their home games, including a 4-0 impressive win of Arsenal. A win for either side in this match would send the victors to the top.
Manchester City has only dropped two points from their first three fixtures so far. Raheem Sterling will be suspended for Manchester City for this match. Pep Guardioala has assembled talented players but they have been far from convincing so far. The Sky Blues wore down Brighton well enough but were then held to a draw at home by Everton. They also came away with a 2-1 win at Bournemouth with seven minutes into stoppage time. City weren’t dominant or coherent in their play. They seem to have a lack of tactical understanding at the moment.
Liverpool didn’t have the best start to the season but are level with City on seven points. Klopp is now adding Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, which will give this well-balanced squad another boost. The earlier signings of Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson and Dominic Solanke are already settling in nicely. Liverpool’s front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino have been unstoppable this season. The Reds have a high-tempo game plan to unsettle their hosts. Sportsbooks Games has to give the edge to The Reds in this fixture.
Manchester United will seek to keep the good times rolling as the Premier League leaders host Leicester City on Saturday.
Manchester United have strolled to the top of the table thanks to consecutive 4-0 wins to start their season. The Red Devils have been more potent going forward thanks largely to the Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan who is thriving lately. Also forward Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Paul Pogba are starring in wins against West Ham and Swansea. Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool have all dropped points already. Manager Jose Mourinho will leave Manchester United under no illusions as to the importance of this match.
Leicester City lost at Arsenal on the opening day of the campaign in a narrow 4-3 defeat. The Foxes and the great form of forward Jamie Vardy’s suggest the 2015-16 champions will provide the sternest test yet for Mourinho. Sportsbooks Games will give the edge to the Red Devils in this one.
Manchester United host Leicester City at Liberty Stadium on Saturday, August 19, with kick-off scheduled for 12:30 BST.
Etihad Stadium hosts its first game of the 2017/18 season as Everton takes on Manchester City
The Manchester City team this year looks like it’s going to be top contender for the Premier League title this year. Manchester City can bounce right back from their first loss at Tottenham. Manchester City looks like it could be back at 100 percent in this matchup on the health front. Benjamin Mendy and Ilkay Gundogan are going to be back perhaps as early as this one. Argentinian professional footballer, Sergio Aguero seems to be back in tip top form after struggling for much of last season. Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne could start after his injury but he is in question. Midfielder Fernandinho, looks like a new man at the age of 32. His offseason got him back in good health and h\he is playing at a high level.
Everton is a side that can make this match a nightmare for the Citizens, though. Ross Barkley’s season is off to a rocky start for Everton. He has yet to get on the pitch thanks to a hamstring problem that will keep him off for this one as well. Everton has spent big buying Wayne Rooney, Jordan Pickford and Gylfi Sigurdsson. Everton have lost lethal forward Romelu Lukakau to Manchester United. Gareth Barry is hoping to get back on the pitch after sitting out the opener with an ankle injury. Same could be said for Aaron Lennon. James McCarthy’s knee will probably keep him out of the lineup for this match as well.
If Everton comes out victorious at the Ethiad then people will know another English powerhouse is emerging. If Manchester City wins this match then count them on being favorites for the Premier League title. Sportsbooks Games will give Manchester City the edge to win this match at Etihad Stadium. Don’t miss this English Premier League action at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, August 21, 2017. The fixture will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.
Manchester United will start their premier league campaign against West Ham United
Manchester United is a team capable of winning the Premier League this season. The Red Devils will have home field advantage in this match. The addition of Romelu Lukaku is going to help out. He will step into the role that Wayne Rooney had before being transferred.
The big summer signing really feels like it’s creating a huge jump for the Devils. They are favored by a goal and a half against a West Ham team that figures to be better than it was last year when it was threatened by relegation for most of the term.
West Ham United F.C. has some problems at the back right now that need to be fixed. The team has played two games in the preseason. One match was a 3-3 draw against Altonaer FC von 1893. The other match was 3-0 loss to Manchester City.
Manchester United was in good form this preseason. They played well in the International Cup of Champions. However, when they played a top notch team in the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid, the club was beaten 2-1 and was never really in the fixture. Manchester United isn’t going to blow a lot of teams out by three goals, but it’ll win a lot of matches and play a lot of unders. This could be the day that Lukaku gets his first goal for his new team on the grandest stage. Even with the Hammers having a terrible defense, the under still feels like the right play to us. We give the edge in this match to the Red Devils.
This Barclays Premier League action from Old Trafford will take place at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, August 13, 2017. The match will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.