It’s the last weekend of Premier League action before yet another international break next weekend, and it’s also time for our match predictions for Matchweek 11 of the Premier League .
Last weekend was a bit of a disaster for the football predictions. A home draw for Liverpool coupled with a home defeat for Man City meant we were behind from the off, and who could have sanely predicted those outcomes?
This weekend the standout match is on Saturday lunchtime, and it’s the Manchester Derby.
There’s an early start to the proceedings with a Friday night kick-off. Which is followed by five matches on Saturday, and four more on Sunday.
It’s then two weekends before we see the Premier League again.
Latest Premier League Winner Betting Odds
- Man City 13/10 (2.30)
- Chelsea 17/10 (2.70)
- Liverpool 11/4 (3.75)
- Man Utd 33/1 (34.0)
- Arsenal 100/1 (101.0)
- West Ham 125/1 (126.0)
- Tottenham 150/1 (151.0)
City’s latest home slip-up has seen their odds drifting out from 10/11 to 13/10. I suspect the drift would have been bigger had Liverpool not slipped up also.
The aforementioned Reds are back down to third in the betting now after throwing away a 2-0 lead against Brighton.
Chelsea’s fourth win in a row – and second with no striker – has seen them leap back over Liverpool into second favourites.
Dare we mention United in the title race? Well, if you want to know, their 3-0 away win over hopeless Spurs seen the Red Devils odds cut to 33/1, from 50/1.
Matchweek 11 Premier League Match Predictions
Again, remember these predictions are for a bit of fun only.
Liverpool and Man City showed last weekend why betting large amounts of money is dangerous. I just put a pound on every league match and see if I make money at the end of the weekend.
And I do have a silly £1 bet on a 10-fold accumulator on all 10 matches, as you never know.
Right, lecture over, let’s get down to the match predictions.
Southampton v Aston Villa – Friday 8pm
Straight away we can see why predicting these results is difficult.
On form it has to be Southampton, but who can say with any confidence that the Saints will win?
Anyway, after seeing Villa last weekend, and a couple of Fridays back against Arsenal, it would be hard to predict anything other than another defeat for the Villians.
Southampton have won two of their last three, and in the process went above Villa last weekend.
The two wins were their only wins this season though. Still, I have to go with the Saints.
- Verdict – Southampton Win
Man Utd v Man City – Saturday 12.30pm
It doesn’t get any easier for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, or our predictions.
Despite United showing a bit of fight last Saturday, and City losing on the same day, it can surely only be a win for City here.
United can raise their game for the big fixtures, but so can City. Think back to Stamford Bridge a few weeks back.
City are under a bit of pressure here though. They are already 5 points behind Chelsea. So another defeat here, coupled with a win for Chelsea (at home to Burnley), and City are 8 points behind.
I think Pep’s men will come through though!
- Verdict – City Win
Brentford v Norwich – Saturday 3pm
The Bees have now lost three in a row and are out of the top 10, and also finding out what the Premier League is really about.
As for Norwich, they are having a mare. It just doesn’t get any better. Well in fairness it did last weekend, as they only lost 2-1 to Leeds, as opposed to the 7-0 hammering they got the week before.
They couldn’t sneak their first win here, could they?
I am tempted to go with the Canaries, but I think I will play safe and go with Brentford to get back to winning ways.
- Verdict – Brentford Win
Chelsea v Burnley – Saturday 3pm
Could this be a banana skin for Chelsea?
No striker for the Blue, and Burnley back in a bit of form. Is this a recipe for an upset?
Possibly, but Chelsea ain’t done too badly without a striker lately, and I suspect they will be okay again this week.
- Verdict – Chelsea Win
Crystal Palace v Wolves – Saturday 3pm
The Eagles seem to be becoming my new Brentford. I keep tipping them to lose, and they keep on drawing and finally won one last week.
They’re up against a Wolves side that are in excellent form though.
Bruno Lage’s side are actually the form side in the Premier League across the last five matches. The Molineux men have 13 points in that time, 1 more than Chelsea and West Ham.
With form like that, surely I have to go for Wolves!
- Verdict – Wolves Win
Brighton v Newcastle – Saturday 5.30pm
Right, here we are again.
Brighton are the obvious call, but after getting such a great result last weekend, wouldn’t it just be bloody typical that they go and lose this one?
Anyway, Newcastle looks like relegation certainties at the moment, although I do think Eddie Howe will be an excellent appointment and could well save them.
I can only go with form here and pick a win for the Seagulls.
- Verdict – Brighton Win
Arsenal v Watford – Sunday 2pm
The Gunners really do look the part now and in Aaron Ramsdale have the form player in the whole league.
Watford are an up and down side. They followed their great 5-2 win over Everton up with a 1-0 home defeat to Southampton.
And in all fairness, only losing 1-0 to the Saints was a good result. It should have been about 6-0.
- Verdict – Arsenal Win
Everton v Spurs – Sunday 2pm
Ah yes, I’m looking forward to this!
No, I’m not expecting scintillating football, I’m just curious to see who is the worst side of the two. In fairness, Spurs have a new manager, so maybe the Nuno shackles will be released.
While in Everton’s case, the shackles won’t be released while LFC secret agent Benitez is in charge.
I fear it could turn nasty at Goodison on Sunday.
- Verdict – Spurs Win
Leeds v Leicester – Sunday 2pm
Another tricky match to call here. I thought Leicester had turned the corner, but they were well unpicked by Arsenal last Saturday.
Although plenty may rightfully argue that the Foxes could have got a draw had it not been for Aaron Ramsdale.
As for Leeds, they may have got their first away win of the season last Sunday, but it was away at Norwich.
- Verdict – Leicester Win
West Ham v Liverpool – Sunday 4.30pm
Could it be a great day for Liverpool fans up and down the country?
A win for Spurs in the early afternoon, followed by a win for Jurgen Klopp’s men in the last kick-off? I think it’s got a good chance.
Despite last weekend’s results – West Ham’s magnificent 4-1 win at Villa and Liverpool’s disappointing 2-2 draw at home to Brighton – I still think Liverpool are a good call here.
Klopp’s team are in a superb run of form, and as good as West Ham were last week, I can’t see them being a match for Salah and company.
- Verdict – Liverpool Win
So there you have it, my Premier League predictions for Matchweek 11. Good luck if you follow, and good luck in whatever you might be betting on this weekend.
You can visit my website for more Premier League betting tips and information, and remember, this is all for a bit of fun.
This article is written by Dean Etheridge, you can find him on LinkedIn if you wish to get in touch or follow.