Fireworks Night is fast approaching, and the Premier League looks set to serve up plenty of explosive drama this weekend.
Two under-fire managers meet at Goodison Park as Everton and Spurs meet at Goodison Park, while Liverpool will be looking to avoid slipping up away at Aston Villa.
Here are our Premier League predictions as we look over the latest Premier League odds ahead of Gameweek 11.
Gameweek 11 Premier League Preview
Saturday, all 3pm unless stated
BOURNEMOUTH VS MAN UTD, 12:30
The lowdown: After a choppy start to the month, Man Utd have ended October strongly. With three wins in a row under his belt, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heads to the South Coast with some much-needed momentum on his side. Utd could be playing the Cherries at just the right time, with Eddie Howe’s side uncharacteristically timid in front of goal after failing to score in their last three league games. The away side snatched a 2-1 win in this fixture last season.
Verdict: Man Utd’s momentum to be checked at the Vitality. 1-1
Best Bet: Marcus Rashford to score at any time at 9/2.
ARSENAL VS WOLVES
The lowdown: Arsenal’s latest bump in the road under Unai Emery took a surreal turn in midweek as they somehow snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in their 5-5 EFL Cup draw with Liverpool. The Spaniard’s attempts to settle down a hostile home crowd at the Emirates won’t get much easier this weekend as they host a Wolves outfit adept at upping their game against high-profile opponents. Arsenal left it late to rescue a draw with Nuno’s side in their last meeting in North London. Could we be on for a repeat Saturday?
Verdict: More frustration for Unai Emery at the Emirates. 1-1
Best Bet: Wolves to open the scoring at 93/50.
ASTON VILLA VS LIVERPOOL
The lowdown: Liverpool returned to winning ways with a character-testing turnaround win against Spurs. The hosts are looking for a first home win over the Reds in eight years as the clubs meet for the first time since 2016. Villa will be hoping to banish memories of Jurgen Klopp’s last trip to Villa Park. That ended in a chastening 0-6 reverse for the home side. Expect this one to be much more competitive with Villa more than holding their own so far this season.
Verdict: Clinical Reds to have too much for Villa. 1-3
Best Bet: Over 12.5 corners at 64/25.
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION VS NORWICH CITY
The lowdown: Two teams with a refreshingly cavalier attitude to fighting relegation meet in a game that should promise goals – if it stays true to form. Despite recent struggles, the Canaries have enough attacking nous to exploit any lapses in Brighton’s ball-playing defence. That could lead to an open game, with Brighton hitting three in both of their last two home games. The Seagulls came out well on top in their last meeting at the Amex, hitting the Canaries for five in a 5-0 win.
Verdict: A ding-dong battle at the Amex. 4-2
Best Bet: Over 4.5 goals at 33/10.
MANCHESTER CITY VS SOUTHAMPTON
The lowdown: Things can only get better for Southampton as they return to league action for the first time since their 0-9 humbling at home to Leicester City. After such a scarring defeat, all Ralph Hasenhüttl can ask for is for his side to keep their defensive discipline against the reigning champions. However, the signs aren’t promising for Saints. They’ve lost all six of their last meetings with City.
Verdict: Another hard day at the office for Hasenhüttl. 4-0
Best Bet: Man City to be leading 2-0 at half-time at 7/2.
SHEFFIELD UTD VS BURNLEY
The lowdown: Two sides with a never-say-die attitude to life in the Premier League meet in an intriguing-looking contest at Bramall Lane. Burnley were unexpectedly shaky against a rampant Chelsea last Saturday, and Sean Dyche will be keen for his side to sharpen up in defence with the Clarets keeping only two clean sheets so far this season. It’s hard to pick holes in the Blades’ bright start to the season, but a lack of genuine firepower looks a concern, with Utd scoring less than a goal per game. A tight affair looks likely at Bramall Lane.
Verdict: Honours even in South Yorkshire. 0-0
Best Bet: Under 0.5 goals at 21/4.
WEST HAM UTD VS NEWCASTLE UTD
The lowdown: Two points dropped last weekend against Sheffield Utd means West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is now seeking a first win in five after a decidedly underwhelming October for the East Londoners. However, ending that dry spell could be a harder task than it first seems – even against a struggling Newcastle. Over their last eight meetings, the two sides have an identical head-to-head record: P8 W4 L4. Andy Carroll faces a race against time to be fit against his former club. That means the Magpies will be leaning heavily on Joelinton to finally find his shooting boots as Steve Bruce tries to sharpen up his misfiring attack.
Verdict: Home win for the Hammers. 2-0
Best Bet: West Ham to win to nil at 85/40.
WATFORD VS CHELSEA, 17:30
The lowdown: Struggling Watford are getting closer to that elusive first win of the season after three consecutive Premier League draws. Beating an in-form Chelsea would be a huge fillip for the Hornets with a much easier run of games to come this November. Rookie Blues manager Frank Lampard is currently enjoying a purple patch after four straight league wins but will be looking to bounce back after slipping up in the EFL Cup at home to Man Utd. Chelsea secured all three points against Watford with a second-half brace from Eden Hazard last season. They’ll need to do it without him this time around, but so far Lampard looks to be coping admirably without the Blues’ former star man.
Verdict: The waiting game continues for Watford. 0-2
Best Bet: Chelsea to win both halves at 18/5.
CRYSTAL PALACE VS LEICESTER CITY, 14:00
The lowdown: Will it be a case of ‘after the Lord Mayor’s show’ for Leicester? The Foxes return to Premier League duties still basking in the warm glow of setting a Premier League record away at Southampton. However, they can surely expect a much closer game against Roy Hodgson’s well-drilled Eagles. Palace showed they have fight as well as quality in coming back from two goals down against Arsenal. They are also fast becoming a bogey team for the Foxes, winning all four of their last encounters. Can Leicester break that cycle?
Verdict: The feelgood factor to continue for the away side. 1-2
Best Bet: Both teams to score in the second half at 119/50.
EVERTON VS SPURS, 16:30
The lowdown: The weekend wraps up with one of the Premier League’s longest-running fixtures. This game produced an absolute goalfest last season as Spurs powered to a 6-2 away win, helped by a brace apiece from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. Mauricio Pochettino would surely love a repeat. With confidence low for both sides, expect a far more edgy encounter this time around at Goodison.
Verdict: A nervy stalemate on Merseyside. 1-1
Best Bet: The score draw at 61/20.
Odds correct at time of writing but may be subject to change.
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