MG– The focus of round 8 of the Premier League is the great battle between Arsenal and Man City at Emirates Stadium. At the present time, both teams are facing many problems in form and strength. Man City can regain the feeling of victory when facing Arsenal.
Luton 1-3 Tottenham
Luton and Tottenham square off against each other at Kenilworth Road in the Premier League round 8 curtain-raiser. The Hatters did well to beat Everton at Goodison Park at the weekend, but they failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to fellow relegation strugglers Burnley in a postponed fixture.
Luton obviously struggle at the back, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Amari Bell limped off with injury in the last league match, with Reece Burke likely to step up, while all Albert Sambi Lokonga, Dan Potts, Jordan Clark, and Gabriel Osho remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Spurs, on the other hand, have been producing fine displays without Harry Kane, who joined Bayern Munich earlier this summer. Tottenham proved their worth in a 2-1 win over Liverpool and given Luton’s shaky defence, away triumph should be considered. The likes of Ivan Perisic, Bryan Gil, Hugo Lloris, and Rodrigo Bentancur are injured for the visiting team.
Burnley 1-2 Chelsea
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Luton Town, Burnley will look to record their first home triumph of the process when they take on Chelsea on Matchday 8. The Clarets gave fans some cheer on Tuesday evening, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to secure the top flight survival. Denmark midfielder Jacob Bruun Larsen is pushing for a start after scoring the winner in the relegation six-pointer, while Nathan Redmond remains doubtful.
The Blues, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Fulham and they managed to get one, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Chelsea aim to climb to the top half of the table and given Burnley’s difficulties in front of goal, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the capital club. All Ben Chilwell, Reece James, and Wesley Fofana are out of contention with injuries for the visiting team.
Everton 2-0 AFC Bournemouth
Everton will look to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Luton when they take on Bournemouth in the Premier League round 8. The Toffees are eyeing their second win of the process and they are surely capable of matching the Cherries in front of home fans. All Seamus Coleman, Andre Gomes, and Dele Alli are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Bournemouth, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Arsenal, who were hit by injuries and that is the main reason why we are going to bet on the Goodison Park outfit this time out. As for the away team, Emiliano Marcondes is a major doubt, while all Lloyd Kelly, Chris Mepham, Alex Scott, and Ryan Fredericks remain on the sidelines with injuries. In their last meeting at the venue Everton defeated Bournemouth, with Abdoulaye Doucoure’s goal helping the Toffees secure the Premier League survival.
Fulham 1-0 Sheffield United
Following a 2-0 loss to Chelsea in the London derby, Fulham will look to get back on course in the Premier League when they face Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon. The Cottagers have been struggling up front ever since key attacker Aleksandar Mitrovic left the club, with the team scoring no more than five goals in the process, but they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Both Adama Traore and Tosin Adarabioyo are out of contention with injuries, while Kenny Tete is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
The Blades, on the other hand, made a slow start to the season, with the team collecting only one point in total from possible 21. The rock-bottom side have suffered a loss in each of their first three away games of the process, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team.
Man United 1-1 Brentford
Struggling Manchester United will look to give fans some joy when they face Brentford on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils suffered a shocking 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend and given their poor defensive display in the Champions League defeat (2-3) to Galatasaray, home win should not be considered. Erik ten Hag, who feels pressure ahead of the visit of Brentford, can’t count on the likes of Lisandro Martinez, Sergio Reguilion, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, and Amad Diallo for Saturday’s encounter.
The Bees, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal ever since key attacker Ivan Toney got suspended. Anyhow, the share of spoils is on the cards at Old Trafford as Manchester United have been struggling at the back of late. The likes of Kevin Schade, Ben Mee, Rico Henry, Shandon Baptiste, and Joshua Da Silva should miss out with injuries for the visiting team, while Mikkel Damsgaard is a major doubt.
Crystal Palace 0-0 Nottingham
Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest go head to head at Selhurst Park in the closing match of Saturday’s program. The Eagles did well to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford at the weekend, with Joachim Andersen scoring the only goal of the match. There are no fresh injury concerns in the home team, while Eberechi Eze faces race against the clock to be fit for the match.
The Reds, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their three-match winless run in the English top flight, but beating Palace in London is easier said than done. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. Defender Moussa Niakhate misses out through suspension, while both Danilo and Wayne Hennessey are sidelined with injuries.
Brighton 2-2 Liverpool
All eyes will be on Amex Stadium when Brighton and Liverpool go head to head in a highly-anticipated Premier League derby. The Seagulls aim to recover from an embarrassing 6-1 loss to Aston Villa and we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field this time out. Summer signing Ansu Fati is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the last league match, while all Pascal Gross, Jakub Moder, James Milner, and Julio Enciso are out of contention with injuries.
The Reds, on the other hand, suffered an unlucky defeat at Tottenham on Matchday 7, with Joel Matip scoring a late own-goal to help Spurs pick up all three points from the match. As Jurgen Klopp’s troops are eager to return to winning ways as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Both Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota are banned for the visiting team, while Thiago Alcantara remains on the sidelines with a hip injury.
West Ham 1-2 Newcastle
Buoyed by a 2-0 win over Sheffield United, West Ham United will look to climb to the Conference League berth when they take on Newcastle United on Matchday 8. The Hammers are eyeing their third home win of the process, but they will have a big fish to fry against the Champions League hopefuls. Barring any fresh injury worries, David Moyes is unlikely to make changes to the starting XI that defeated the Blades at the weekend.
Left-back Aaron Cresswell continues to miss out with injury, but he should be the only absentee in the home team. Eddie Howe’s troops, on the other hand, recorded a routine 2-0 win over Burnley in their last league match and given their excellent performance in an 8-0 crushing of Sheffield United in their previous away game, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting team.
Wolves 2-2 Aston Villa
Molineux Stadium will host Sunday’s football game between Wolverhampton and Aston Villa, the two teams who defeated Brighton and Man City respectively at the weekend. The Wolves did well to shock the star-studded champions, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to avoid the relegation. Midfielder Jean-Ricner Bellegarde is banned for the match, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
The Villans, on the other hand, rolled over Brighton 6-1 in their last league match and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. As for the away team, both Tyrone Mings and Emiliano Buendia are sidelined with injuries, while Leon Bailey is unlikely to recover in time to face the Wolves. You should bear in mind that both sides found thet net in three of their last four meetings in the English top flight.
Arsenal 2-1 Man City
Sunday’s football game between Arsenal and Manchester City will bring down the curtain on day 8 of the new Premier League campaign. The Gunners aim to make amends for the Champions League loss to Lens, but they face a tough challenge against the title holders. The good news for the hosts is that key player Bukayo Saka should recover in time to face the Citizens. Big-money signings Declan Rice returns to the starting XI after missing the 4-0 win over Bournemouth with injury.
Pep Guardiola’s men, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to Newcastle United in the EFL Cup, while failing to impress in a 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton. Considering that influential midfielder Rodri is banned for the match, we are tempted to put our money on the title-chasing capital club. Both Bernardo Silva and John Stones should recover to take part in the Premier League derby.