Matchweek 9 of the Premier League brings us that old classic clash between the two most successful clubs in English football, Manchester United and Liverpool – and that is the headline fixture in our full match predictions.
The two sides meet at Old Trafford on Sunday, in what looks like a match that will have big implications for Ole Gunnar Solskaer, despite Wednesday’s nights Champions League comeback.
Last Saturday’s 4-2 defeat away to Leicester seriously damaged United’s title ambitions (yes, there were some). And it has also seen the Red Devils’ odds to win the Premier League dramatically drift out to a huge 33/1 – having been 17/1 pre thrashing, sorry, I meant pre kick-off.
There was even some idiot out there who suggested the 17/1 might be worth taking!!
Anyway, elsewhere in the latest Premier League betting it’s as you were with favourites Manchester City, who are still 10/11 after going easy on Burnley last weekend. They took it out on Club Brugge instead!
Chelsea has seen their odds slightly trimmed from 23/10 last weekend, to 21/10 this week. They did beat Brentford 1-0, but it was far from convincing.
Liverpool continued on their impressive way, and are almost looking back to the side that won the title a couple of years back. Their 5-0 demolition of Watford has seen their odds slightly trimmed from 4/1 to 7/2.
Losing Salah and Mane for a few weeks in the new years is going to hamper their chances though!
Finally, as already alluded to, United’s odds have plummeted. While the chasing pack are pretty much as you were, except for Spurs who have drifted a touch, despite winning at Newcastle!
Latest Premier League Winner Betting Odds
- Man City 10/11
- Chelsea 21/10
- Liverpool 7/2
- Man Utd 33/1
- Arsenal 150/1
- Spurs 200/1
- West Ham 250/1
- Everton 250/1
Matchweek 9 Premier League Match Predictions
This weekend’s matches start on Friday night – Arsenal and Villa play at 8pm. After that, there is a further six matches on Saturday, with three more on Sunday.
Arsenal V Aston Villa 8pm Fri
The Gunners don’t look convincing. Yes, they have improved recently, but it would have been difficult not too after their horrific start to the season.
As for Villa, not much better. They managed to lose a match last weekend that they had a 2-0 lead in, up until the 80th minute.
Last season Villa dominated this fixture and ran out 3-0 winners. Don’t see a repeat of that this time round.
This is a tough call between home win and draw for me. I’m going to just side with the Gunners.
Chelsea v Norwich 12.30pm Sat
Tuchel’s team were pretty much second best against Brentford last week.
Norwich will win one day, surely not today though? There looks like being no Lukaku for Chelsea, but Norwich are 18/1 for a reason. If you like it, get on! I’m not though!
Southampton v Burnley 3pm Sat
I’m really torn on this selection. The Saints pulled off a decent win over Leeds last weekend, but teams like Southampton don’t win back to back very often.
Everton v Watford 3pm Sat
There was no new manager bounce for Watford last weekend. That’s for sure (they lost 5-0 to Liverpool, in case you were on Mars).
I’m struggling to make a case for them here to be honest.
But Everton slipped up at home to West Ham last week, and I’m still kinda waiting for the wheels to fall off at Goodison Park, and everybody to suddenly remember Rafa’s cross city connections.
I’m going to put my faith in Everton here, only just though!
Leeds v Wolves 3pm Sat
Dear me, how do you call this one? I suppose form has to be the answer, as I can’t keep waiting for Leeds to finally wake up this season.
Leeds have won one of their last tree, and lost two. Wolves have won all three of their last three.
I’m going to give Leeds a point though!
Crystal Palace v Newcastle 3pm Sat
The Eagles are continuing to impress under Patrick Viera and nearly left the Emirates with all 3 points on Monday.
Newcastle have finally put an end to Steve Bruce’s torture, and the section of best fans in the world who made their fellow Geordie’s life a misery from the moment he walked through the door can now calm down.
Wouldn’t it just be Newcastle to go and win this one.
Brighton v Man City 5.30pm Sat
The Seagulls have impressed this season, and I expect Graham Potter to try and take Pep’s City on. I also expect he’ll come second best.
City will drop points this season, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they dropped some here. But how do you predict them not to win?
MAN CITY WIN
Brentford v Leicester 2pm Sun
I write Brentford off every week, and they keep proving me wrong. They did finally lose last weekend, despite probably having the better of the match against Chelsea. Okay, they did have the better of the match!
I have a feeling Leicester may have turned the corner though. But that said, I do think all three results have a chance here.
I’m going to sit on the fence.
West Ham V Spurs 2pm Sun
Another match which could be a draw, but I’m just sensing a Spurs side clicking into gear. Harry Kane had an assist last Sunday, and finally got a Premier League goal as well.
West Ham pulled off a decent win away to Everton last Sunday, but this season they haven’t been great at home.
I’m going for another win for Spurs.
Man Utd v Liverpool 4.30pm Sun
If you heard the after match analysis from the Champions League comeback win over Atalanta, you would have noticed a different take from Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand.
I agree with both, up to a point.
Like Scholes said, the first half was awful, and if they play like that against Liverpool, they will get beat.
Like Rio said, take the second half and use that as a benchmark.
The problem is, which is the real Man United? Personally, I’ve seen more of the 1st half team Scholes alluded too, than Rio’s 2nd half team.
This article is written by Dean Etheridge, you can find more football betting tips on his Football Weekly Newsletter.