2020/21 Premier League Predictions | Gameweek 10
Traditionalists often say you can only start to judge a league table after 10 games, so that could be good news for long-suffering Tottenham Hotspur fans – provided the leaders can hold their nerve this weekend.
José Mourinho takes his table toppers to his old stomping ground as Spurs take on London rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with the odds now tightening on both in the 2020/21 Premier League outright betting.
Will Jose get the last laugh over his protégé Frank Lampard?
Our latest Premier League predictions are in…
EPL Predictions – Gameweek 10
A lethargic Crystal Palace gifted Burnley a first win of the season last Monday. Can they bounce back quickly as they take on struggling Newcastle?
Friday 27th November
CRYSTAL PALACE VS NEWCASTLE UTD
The Premier League’s two biggest enigmas get us started on Friday night. Calling this one could be a fool’s errand given these sides both have a habit of pulling out favourable results when needed without necessarily the performances to match.
That knack explains the longevity of Roy Hodgson and Steve Bruce at Premier League level, but both still have some convincing to do if their absent fan bases are going to remain on side once the crowds start flocking back.
For now, the result will once again be the one thing that matters as the teams look to put recent defeats behind them. Palace edged this game 1-0 last year, and it could be another low-scoring affair this weekend.
Verdict: CRYSTAL PALACE 1-0 NEWCASTLE UTD
Saturday 28th November
First up, it’s a test of stamina for the reigning champions as Jurgen Klopp’s leggy Liverpool kick off proceedings at Brighton.
The Seagulls might never have a better chance of a first Amex win over the Reds, with Klopp openly fretting about his fixture list…
BRIGHTON VS LIVERPOOL
Do Brighton deserve to be talked about as a relegation struggler this season? Graham Potter’s side rarely play badly but often struggle to grind out wins and are currently 7/1 in the Premier League relegation odds.
Some much-needed good fortune rightly fell their way last weekend. Michael Oliver over-ruled his own last-minute penalty decision to allow the Seagulls to ride out a late Aston Villa rally and snatch all three points on the road.
However, a side that struggle to record back-to-back wins haven’t been helped by the fixture computer this week.
Liverpool have never even dropped a point against Albion since the latter returned to this level. The hosts will be hoping the Reds’ recent battle scars finally help them break their duck at the Amex.
Verdict: BRIGHTON 1-2 LIVERPOOL
MAN CITY VS BURNLEY
Pep Guardiola’s side are flying in the Champions League but it’s been a complicated picture in the Premier League. The hosts will be looking to put defeat at Spurs behind them as they host strugglers Burnley.
The Clarets are finally off the mark after rediscovering their battling qualities of old against Crystal Palace. However, they won’t exactly relish this outing.
5-0, 5-0 and 3-0 defeats on their last three league outings to the Etihad could leave Sean Dyche needing an eye mask as well as a face mask when he steps out on Saturday. Damage limitation may well be the safest strategy.
Verdict: MAN CITY 2-0 BURNLEY
EVERTON VS LEEDS UTD
Occasional lapses mean doubts remain over Everton’s ceiling, but at 8/1 in the current Top Four Betting, they still look good value to record a major breakthrough this campaign under Carlo Ancelotti.
The Toffees perhaps made life harder on themselves than they needed to against Fulham last Sunday as they edged out the Cottagers 3-2 in West London. It’s a second promoted club on the spin facing Ancelotti this week as he pits himself against Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds Utd.
The Whites might feel they are in a false position given they’ve faced some tough assignments in recent weeks. However, defeat here could leave them looking just a little anxiously over their shoulders after three games without a win.
Verdict: EVERTON 2-1 LEEDS UTD
WEST BROM VS SHEFFIELD UTD
Will both sides be featuring in our Championship predictions next season?
It’s looking increasingly bleak for the Baggies and the Blades as the Premier League serves up possibly it’s first major six-pointer of the campaign.
Goalscoring looks to be the major issue for both these teams, with just 10 goals to show for both their efforts this season – and three of those coming in half an hour in West Brom’s extraordinary 3-3 draw with Chelsea.
A ‘must not lose’ mentality could make this a jittery affair, but Chris Wilder’s more experienced Blades might just edge the fine margins in an encounter that has all the hallmarks of being settled by a set piece. Another defeat for the away side could see talk of ‘second season syndrome’ start to build.
Verdict: WEST BROM 0-1 SHEFFIELD UTD
Sunday 29th November
SOUTHAMPTON VS MAN UTD
Can the Saints go marching on all the way to next season’s Europa League?
If the Premier League dished out a prize for ‘most improved team’, it would surely go down to the sturdy and reliable Saints, with their progress a continuation of the good work that saw them move effortlessly away from relegation trouble at the end of last season.
Monday’s night’s 1-1 draw with Wolves would have pulled at the heartstrings of football romantics as Theo Walcott scored his first goal in a Saints shirt for 15 years.
The former England international might just fancy his chances of roughing up Man Utd on the road as the Saints look to inflict a first away defeat of the season on the Red Devils.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s away day tactics can’t be criticised: Utd have won eight and drawn two of their last 10 Premier League trips.
Verdict: SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 MAN UTD
CHELSEA VS TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Forget the battle to be the top London club. Strong recent runs mean both Chelsea and Tottenham now have loftier ambitions than local bragging rights this season, with both sides now boasting a spine that could propel them all the way to Premier League glory.
The home side look to have cut out the defensive errors that dogged their early season league form. With Frank Lampard’s new recruits now firmly settled in, this looks to be a first major acid test as to whether Chelsea can be the real deal.
José Mourinho pulled off a tactical masterclass against Manchester City that was reminiscent of his early Premier League managerial career with the Blues.
He might just be tempted to repeat the trick as he returns to Stamford Bridge.
Verdict: CHELSEA 1-1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
ARSENAL VS WOLVES
If Mikel Arteta was looking for a quickfire response after Arsenal’s heavy home defeat against Aston Villa, evidence was in scant supply in their 0-0 draw at Leeds last week.
The Gunners boss may have been happy to bank the point after seeing his side reduced to 10 men for almost half that game, but a year of steady progress looks to have stalled in recent weeks, with the 1-0 win at Man Utd starting to look an outlier given recent form.
This match could be a defining moment in Arsenal’s season. After Wolves, a testing festive period awaits Arsenal with trips to Tottenham and Everton as well as a Boxing Day clash with Chelsea all around the corner.
One thing’s for sure: it won’t be straightforward. The away side have claimed a draw on both of their last two visits to the Emirates, and that outcome could prove the value once again.
Verdict: ARSENAL 1-1 WOLVES
Monday 30th November
LEICESTER CITY VS FULHAM
Leicester froze under the pressure last week away at Liverpool. Can they re-heat their title challenge with a rapid recovery in Monday’s early game?
The Foxes’ predatory frontline might fancy their chances against a Fulham defence that looks decidedly second tier in standard.
Some bright attacking talent means the Cottagers might just have the firepower to pull off a few surprise results this season, but if Scott Parker can’t find the right defensive solutions quickly – or plug some major gaps in January – it’s destined to be another long scrap for the West Londoners.
The wait for a first away win could go on – as does the search for a reliable penalty taker.
Verdict: LEICESTER CITY 3-1 FULHAM
WEST HAM UTD VS ASTON VILLA
Will either of these sides be troubling the Europa League in 2021/22? At times, they’ve looked the part, but doubts remain as to whether these two Premier League sleeping giants are finally waking up.
Dean Smith’s side continue to play some of the most enterprising football in and around the box, but still look a soft touch defensively at times. Villa allowed Brighton to snatch a 2-1 lead just as they were getting on top in their last home defeat in an entertainingly open contest – and that’s something the Villa boss needs to work on.
West Ham are starting to look like the Everton 2.0 project David Moyes needed both to restore his reputation and confidence as a top flight manager, and they have the feel of a side moving in the right direction after another professional win away at Sheffield Utd.
The Blades and Fulham’s lack of firepower failed to unsettle a well-marshalled West Ham defence, but the Jack Grealish factor could give them a harder evening’s work here
Verdict: WEST HAM 2-2 ASTON VILLA
Premier League Correct Score Predictions
Our score predictions for Gameweek 10 in full…
CRYSTAL PALACE 1-0 NEWCASTLE UTD
BRIGHTON 1-2 LIVERPOOL
MAN CITY 2-0 BURNLEY
EVERTON 2-1 LEEDS UTD
WEST BROM 0-1 SHEFFIELD UTD
SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 MAN UTD
CHELSEA 1-1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
ARSENAL 1-1 WOLVES
LEICESTER CITY 3-1 FULHAM
WEST HAM 2-2 ASTON VILLA
PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING | GW 10 | BEST BETS
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