Premier League: Expect a Huge Weekend of Top Flight Action
Another huge weekend of Premier League football looms large. On October 20, West Ham United will host Brighton & Hove Albion under the floodlights for Friday Night Football. After a slow start to the season, the Hammers have started to put a run of form together – losing just once in their last five league games.
Meanwhile, Chris Hughton’s side have failed to inspire confidence away from home so far this season; picking up just one point from a possible 12. The Seagulls know that West Ham are potentially there for the taking but this may be a step too far for the visitors. On current form, Slaven Bilic’s men look too strong, the Hammers were unlucky to drop points against Burnley in their previous clash.
Chelsea take on Watford at Stamford Bridge in the first of seven Premier League encounters on Saturday and Antonio Conte’s men will fancy their chances here. Despite losing back-to-back top-flight matches, the Blues are in a decent position near the top of the table and it would take a brave man to back against the defending champions.
Watford produced a memorable comeback to oust Arsenal last time out but winning away at one of England’s top clubs may be tricky. The Hornets have struggled on the road at times this campaign and Marco Silva would almost certainly take a draw. As of October 18, the draw is priced at an appealing 9/2 with Paddy Power.
Unusually, we have both Manchester clubs competing at 3pm on Saturday afternoon. More often than not, at least one of the two English giants would be playing live on television on a Sunday afternoon, but not this weekend. Instead, traditionalists will get their opportunity to follow the games before watching later on Match of the Day.
Manchester City have been unstoppable so far this season. Pep Guardiola’s side currently sit two points clear of arch-rivals United and the Blues will be confident of defeating Burnley when they visit the Etihad Stadium. Sean Dyche’s men have avoided defeat away at Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham this season but this will be their toughest test yet.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils will travel to Huddersfield Town and United will be wary of a potential banana skin. The Terriers will be well up for this clash but Mourinho will have a plan to combat their enthusiastic approach. United shut Liverpool down at Anfield last weekend and another conservative effort may be on the cards here.
And then we have Super Sunday. First up, Everton host Arsenal in what could turn out to be Ronald Koeman’s final game in charge at Goodison Park. Arsene Wenger will have his troops ready for battle in that contest and a Gunners victory looks likely – especially as the Arsenal boss may rest key players in the Europa League this week.
At 4pm, Tottenham host Liverpool at Wembley. Earlier this week, Spurs picked up a point at Real Madrid in the Champions League whilst Jurgen Klopp’s men put seven past European minnows Maribor. If nothing else, this should be an entertaining contest between two of England’s most exciting football clubs. It looks set to be an incredible weekend of Premier League football and you won’t want to miss any of it.
For the latest details of all of the top bookmakers here at BettingTop10, including Boylesports, who currently make Tottenham favourites at 23/20 to defeat Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.