Burnley v Everton: 2-1 (Paddy Power odds: 9/1)
I was going to go for this one as a boring 1-1 draw. But I can see it surprising us, and Burnley taking Everton at Turf Moor. Both teams have their flaws, but I would say I speak for most when I say that Sean Dyche’s team have been much more entertaining so far this campaign.
Leicester v Bournemouth: 2-2 (Paddy Power odds: 12/1)
I find Leicester so tough to predict. They were really impressive against Huddersfield, and have sneaked draws against Chelsea and decent wins in the FA Cup. Bournemouth have got goals in them, though, and I don’t believe they’ll be totally neutralised at the King Power. A high-scoring, scrappy draw is what I’m going for.
Southampton v Stoke: 1-0 (Paddy Power odds: 11/2)
The foot of the table is so tight, that this is a massive game. You wouldn’t necessarily think it looking at the two teams, but a win would be so crucial for either side. Saints got a draw at Turf Moor last time out which is a tough place to go, too. If I’m being brutally honest, I’m losing hope for Stoke. They’re struggling and that’s obvious to everyone. I fancy Southampton to just nick it.
Swansea v West Ham: 2-1 (Paddy Power odds: 17/2)
Last season, both games were one 1-0 by West Ham and they just edged Swansea out. But I think the tables can turn this weekend, if they were to win, they’d be level on points at 30 and that suddenly makes the relegation battle interesting once again. I swear – all the action is at that end of the table at the minute!
Tottenham v Huddersfield: 4-0 (Paddy Power odds: 10/1)
As much as I’d like to sit here and say that I can imagine Huddersfield playing Spurs off the pitch… I can’t. Despite all the VAR controversy, they had a good game against Rochdale in the FA Cup in midweek and managed to rest some players, too. I can only see this game going one way.
Watford v West Brom: 2-0 (Paddy Power odds: 17/2)
I said last week that I thought Watford would beat Everton, and they did. This week I believe they’ll continue that positive run and get the win over West Brom. They lost to Huddersfield last week, and then Saints before that, and after seeing those games I can’t imagine how they’ll conjure up a win here.
Liverpool v Newcastle: 3-1 (Paddy Power odds: 17/2)
You know I want to say that this is going to be one of those crazy high-scoring games we’ve got used to in this fixture, but it won’t be! Liverpool are in great form, Mo Salah is just brilliant, and as much as Rafa tries to make it difficult at Anfield… it won’t happen.
Brighton v Arsenal: 1-3 (Paddy Power odds: 12/1)
Arsenal have faced a lot of criticism recently, and I understand why and I agree with the majority of it. But that doesn’t mean they won’t get an easy win at Brighton this weekend. Then again, if there’s any league that can provide you with a shock, it’s the Premier League.
Man City v Chelsea: 2-1 (Paddy Power odds: 13/2)
I’d love it if Antonio Conte shook things up and managed to get one over on Man City this weekend, but, I wouldn’t be backing it myself! I’d like to think Chelsea can at least stop Pep Guardiola’s side totally embarrassing them, though. Even if it is away from home, you would expect Chelsea to at least get a goal.
Crystal Palace v Man United: 0-2 (Paddy Power odds: 6/1)
That win over Chelsea last week was crucial for Man United. You could see how much their confidence had dropped recently. It was also Romelu Lukaku’s best game in a red kit, and I’m going to back him to go on and have another great game on Monday night.