Premier League Week 8 Preview
Everton v Manchester United
Manchester United travel to Goodison park on Saturday to take on Everton, in a 12 30 kick off. Last time out the Red devils suffered a frustrating 1-0 defeat to rivals Arsenal, many fans believe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was tactically outclassed by Mikel Arteta. The toffees also tasted defeat in their last outing, losing 2-1 to Newcastle.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been outstanding for Everton this season. The Englishman is the top scorer in the Premier league with 8 goals, 4 of which have been from headers, Calvert-Lewin’s aerial threat could cause problems for Manchester United.
Bruno Fernandes has proved to be a fantastic signing since arriving from Sporting in January of this year. Fernandes has played 20 games so far for Manchester United and has 11 goals and 9 assists. Not to mention the goal of the month award and two player of the month awards he’s acquired in his short time in the Premier League.
United have 4 injuries going into the fixture, Alex Telles, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are all ruled out for selection and Jesse Lingard is a doubt.
Everton have a rather extensive injury list, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Mason Holgate and Seamus Coleman are all injured until the end of the month. Additionally Andre Gomes, Ben Godfrey, and James Rodriguez are doubts. Richarlison will be unable to play in the fixture due to suspension.
Everton : 2 / 1
Draw : 13 / 5
Manchester United : 31 / 21
Source : Oddschecker
Prediction : 2-1 Manchester United
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Manchester City v Liverpool
Manchester City host Liverpool at the Etihad on Sunday evening, in a 16:30 kick off. Last match the Citizens recorded a modest 1-0 victory over strugglers Sheffield United. Likewise, Liverpool won 2-1 against West Ham, which saw summer signing Diogo Jota score a late winner.
Kevin De Bruyne is a player to watch for Manchester City. The creative midfielder can influence the outcome of just about any game, the Belgian has 1 goal and 2 assists so far this season and has an AMR of 7.63. Without a doubt, Kevin De Bruyne is one of City’s best players.
Sadio Mane continues to perform for Liverpool. The Senegalese winger has 4 goals and 1 assist for Liverpool this season, and is the most consistent performer in the Reds squad with an AMR of 8.12.
The Citizens are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel, after their injury crisis earlier on in the season, City have 3 injuries. Ben Mendy, Fernandino and Sergio Aguero are all unavailable for selection.
Liverpool have 4 injuries going into the fixture, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho and Virgil Van Dijk are all out and Thiago Alcantara is a doubt for the fixture.
Manchester City : 42 / 41
Draw : 33 / 10
Liverpool : 27 / 11
Source : Oddschecker
Prediction : 2-2
Arsenal v Aston Villa
Arsenal take on Aston Villa on Sunday night, at the Emirates in a 19:15 kick off. The Gunners beat Manchester United 1-0 last time out, on the other hand Aston Villa lost 4-3 to Southampton in a 7 goal thriller.
Gabriel has been in fine form since signing for Arsenal in the summer transfer window. The centre half solidified Arsenal’s shaky defence from last season, with an AMR of 7.19 he is one of the most consistent performers in the Gunners squad.
Jack Grealish is showing why he deserves to be in the England squad, the winger has been in impressive form for Aston Villa this season, with 4 goals, 4 assists and an AMR of 8.00.
Arsenal have 3 injuries, Calum Chamber, Gabriel Martinelli and Pablo Villar all unavailable for the fixture.
Villa have 3 injuries, Betrand Traore, Tom Heaton and Wesley Moraes are injured and Kortney Hause is a doubt for the fixture.
Arsenal : 14 / 19
Draw : 31 / 10
Aston Villa : 41 / 10
Souce : Oddschecker
Prediction : 2-0 Arsenal