Liverpool vs Spurs is the pick of the action in Gameweek 10, with the Reds looking to get back to winning ways after their spotless start to the season came to an end with a draw at Man Utd.
Can Jürgen Klopp’s side bounce back quickly?
Here are our Gameweek 10 predictions and latest Premier League betting tips…
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Liverpool vs Spurs Predictions and the rest of Gameweek 10
SOUTHAMPTON VS LEICESTER CITY
The lowdown: Southampton’s season already looks to be at a crossroads. Ralph Hasenhüttl is currently stuck with the same dilemma as previous Saints managers – turning around poor home form at St Mary’s. The Saints have yet to record a home win this season and recent history suggests that run could continue Friday night. The Foxes have won both of their last two trips to the South Coast – although Southampton took all three points in their last meeting in January at the King Power.
Verdict: The Foxes to silence St Mary’s. 1-2
Best Bet: Southampton to open the scoring at 129/100.
Saturday, all 3pm unless stated
MANCHESTER CITY VS ASTON VILLA, 12:30
The lowdown: Both of these sides head into this game in good spirits after each recording important back-to-back wins. It’s the first meeting in any setting between these two sides since March 2016. On that day, City raced to a 4-0 win over a Villa side already staring relegation in the face. Dean Smith’s side look far more up for the fight time around and showed against Spurs earlier this season they can make life difficult for the ‘Big Six’. Expect an open game at the Etihad.
Verdict: City to see off the Villains. 3-1
Best Bet: David Silva to be the first goalscorer at 9/2.
BRIGHTON VS EVERTON
The lowdown: The Seagulls were left out on their feet last Saturday as a battling display with 10 men against Aston Villa ultimately counted for nothing as Villa snatched a last-gasp winner. Graham Potter will be holding out for a repeat of his side’s heroics from their last Amex outing against Tottenham as they take on a Toffees side that all too often lack backbone away from home. The hosts grinded out a 1-0 win last December in one of Chris Hughton’s final home wins at the Amex. Expect the Seagulls to be far more expansive this time around – which could open the door for the away side.
Verdict: Potter’s boys to pick off the Toffees. 2-1
Best Bet: Brighton to win from behind at 11/1.
WATFORD VS BOURNEMOUTH
The lowdown: The Hornets face a race against time to make sure their winless start to the season doesn’t move into double figures. Quique Sánchez Flores’ side were desperately unlucky not to finally get off the mark last weekend as Spurs hit back late to snatch a draw at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Recent performances suggest a win isn’t far away. However, the Cherries aren’t exactly ideal opponents to end that record, with Eddie Howe’s side routing the home side 4-0 when they last met at Vicarage Road in 2018.
Verdict: The wait goes on for the Hornets. 1-1
Best Bet: A score draw at 16/5.
WEST HAM UTD VS SHEFFIELD UTD
The lowdown: Two sides currently experiencing contrasting fortunes meet at the London Stadium. Early-season optimism around East London has taken a knock in recent weeks, with the Hammers now winless in three. On the flipside, Sheffield Utd look capable of giving any side in this division problems with Chris Wilder’s unorthodox tactics continuing to stump more high-profile opponents. The Carlos Tevez affair from the Blades’ last stint in this division also adds further spice to this fixture.
Verdict: West Ham to return to winning ways. 2-1
Best Bet: Sheffield Utd to open the scoring at 147/100.
BURNLEY VS CHELSEA, 17:30
The lowdown: Frank Lampard’s management skills continue to come of age after his most impressive result to date as Blues boss. Much has been made of the Blues’ improvement as an attacking force this season. However, it was defensive discipline and game management skills that helped Lampard lead Chelsea to a fine 1-0 win away at Ajax. The rookie boss will surely need every trick in the book to see off a an exceptionally well-disciplined Burnley side. The Clarets were denied a draw against Leicester after a controversial VAR call and have made life difficult for Chelsea teams in recent times. Unfortunately for Sean Dyche, their best work against the Blues tends to be away from Turf Moor. Chelsea have won both of their last two trips to Lancashire. Can Burnley end that run on Saturday?
Verdict: Burnley to make life difficult for the Blues. 1-1
Best Bet: Both teams to score and under 2.5 goals at 67/10.
NEWCASTLE UTD VS WOLVES, 14:00
The lowdown: The defence has been tightened up in recent weeks. However, a lack of firepower continues to be a source of frustration for Steve Bruce as he bids to get Magpies’ fans onside. Newcastle showed plenty of commitment in their 1-0 away defeat to Chelsea, but Bruce faces a tricky tactical dilemma against Wolves. The St James’ Park faithful will be looking for the home side to get on the front foot. However, that could leave Newcastle falling into Nuno’s trap. Wolves showed away at Man City how clinical they can be on the counter. Will Bruce bite the bullet and settle for an ugly war of attrition to secure some much-needed points?
Verdict: Score draw at St James’ Park. 1-1
Best Bet: A draw in both halves at 71/20.
ARSENAL VS CRYSTAL PALACE, 16:30
The lowdown: All of Arsenal’s bad old habits crept back in on Monday night as they failed to rally themselves against a determined Sheffield Utd. Unai Emery will be out to silence some of the doubters as they come up against a Crystal Palace side that all but killed off their Champions League ambitions last season with a 3-2 win at the Emirates. Despite missing a gift-wrapped chance against the Blades, Nicolas Pépé showed glimpses of living up to his £70m price tag on Monday night. Can he finally deliver a match-winning display this weekend?
Verdict: The Gunners to grind out the win. 2-1
Best Bet: Crystal Palace to be leading after 15 minutes at 17/2.
LIVERPOOL VS SPURS, 16:30
The lowdown: The game of the weekend comes at Anfield as last season’s Champions League finalists tussle on Merseyside. Spurs eased some of the pressure on Mauricio Pochettino with a thumping 5-0 win over Red Star in midweek. However, stuttering Premier League form remains a concern, and this game will be the acid test as to whether Spurs really are back to somewhere near their best or the Serbians were the right opponents at the right time. The Reds moved on quickly from a lacklustre display at Man Utd with a big win in Belgium and edged this league encounter 2-1 in 2018/19.
Verdict: History to repeat itself for the Reds against a revived Spurs. 2-1
Best Bet: Liverpool to be leading 1-0 at half-time at 66/25.
NORWICH CITY VS MAN UTD, 16:30
The lowdown: Two teams that need a win for very different reasons. That could well make for a fascinating contest at Carrow Road. Norwich halted their recent slide with a gritty 0-0 draw away at Bournemouth last time out, while Man Utd restored some pride despite conceding late with a much-improved performance against Liverpool. That said, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer can ill afford to have Utd hanging around in the lower reaches of the table for much longer and will look to exploit the Canaries’ current injury crisis. Norwich will be seeking another major scalp after beating Utd’s cross-city rivals Man City 3-2 on home soil in September.
Verdict: No Manchester double for the Canaries. 1-2
Best Bet: Both teams to score in the second half at 39/20.
Odds correct at time of writing but may be subject to change.
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