Robbie Savage Premier League acca: Man United to hit new low, Arsenal and Liverpool to push Man City
Planet Sport Bet ambassador Robbie Savage runs through this weekend's Premier League fixtures - including a much anticipated North London derby - and picks out a tip for each match.
Following a thrilling midweek of European action, the attention returns to the Premier League.
Manchester City enter the weekend top of the table, though the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool will be looking to keep pace with the Citizens.
Elsewhere, Chelsea host Aston Villa as they attempt to win just their second Premier League game of the season.
Newcastle United will cap off the weekend with a trip to Sheffield United, though Savage expects the Magpies to face a stiff test in South Yorkshire.
Saturday: Crystal Palace 15:00 Fulham
I don’t think there will be many goals. Ninth against tenth but Crystal Palace are slight favourites because their last 12 home games in the Premier League, they’ve only lost two.
Those two defeats came against Manchester City and Arsenal. On that basis, this is a game that Palace will look to win. I’m going for a 1-0 win to Crystal Palace.
Saturday: Luton 15:00 Wolverhampton
I think Luton have had unwarranted criticism. I think they’ve done unbelievably well to get into the Premier League.
I think it’s going to be very very tough but what a job Rob Edwards did to get them into the Premier League.
Not been a great start for Wolves but unfortunately for Rob Edwards, I don’t think they’ll win the game, but I think they’ll get their first point of the season. I’m going for a 1-1 draw.
Saturday: Manchester City 15:00 Nottingham Forest
I predicted Forest to score on the road on a few occasions, I think they’ll get a goal here. I really like the look of Steve Cooper’s side, especially that front four.
I think they’ll get an away goal, but I think City are looking to win six consecutive games - the first six of the Premier League season - for only the second time.
I think they’ll do that, especially being at the Etihad. I’m going for a 3-1 City win.
Saturday: Brentford 17:30 Everton
It’s going to be really tough for Sean Dyche’s side. They can’t score goals. Luckily for them, this game is away from home because they just can’t score a goal at Goodison Park.
This game gives them an opportunity to get more points on the board but I don’t think they will.
I thought Brentford were unlucky not to get anything at Newcastle last time out. I just think being at Brentford, I think Brentford will win the game and I’ve got to say Everton to nil again.
I’m going 2-0 Brentford.
Saturday: Burnley 20:00 Manchester United
I think Manchester United defensively right now are really poor considering they’ve conceded three or more goals in three consecutive games. People will argue that it's against Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Brighton.
Is it a good time to play Burnley? Burnley got a point on the road against Nottingham Forest. I think they’ll get something against Manchester United.
Are United playing well? I’m not so sure they are. I think Burnley will see this as a good time to play Manchester United.
I’m going to go with a Burnley - believe it or not - win. I’m going Burnley two, Manchester United one.
Sunday: Arsenal 14:00 Tottenham
Oh what a game. Arteta against big Ange. Two teams in fine form. Expressive, expansive football, the way Spurs are playing.
Much anticipated North London derby but I just think, being at the Emirates… Spurs have won one Premier League game away at Arsenal in their last 30, whether that’s at the Emirates or the old Highbury.
I think it will be a tough game, it’s a tough one to call. I think both teams will score, Gabriel Jesus, if he gets a start, will get on the scoresheet.
You’ve got to look at Kulusevski. Two fantastic players. Both teams to score, I’m going Arsenal 2-1.
Sunday: Brighton 14:00 Bournemouth
Bournemouth have a slight chance but it’s going to be very difficult. Brighton fifth in the Premier League, scoring foals for fun. Top scorers in the Premier League with 15 - even more than Manchester City. On a great run of form.
I’m going to go with a Brighton win - 3-0 Brighton.
Sunday: Chelsea 14:00 Aston Villa
I think the defying thing in this game might be the strength of Aston Villa’s squad. They had a long trip to Warsaw in midweek.
Chelsea had all the time on the training ground which will benefit Pochettino’s side.
Not scoring against Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth but I think Chelsea will score in this one. I think there’ll be goals.
I think Chelsea will win this one, especially with it being at the Bridge due to the fact that Villa, for the first time in a long time they’ve had to travel abroad. A midweek game then having to utilise the squad on Sunday.
I’m gonna go with a Chelsea win and I’m going to go 3-1.
Sunday: Liverpool 14:00 West Ham
I think Liverpool are in good form. I think only Liverpool and Arsenal can challenge Manchester City for the title this season.
West Ham, again a game in Europe in midweek, again the strength of the squad quill be tested.
Liverpool also playing [in Europe], but I’m gonna go with Liverpool to win this game at that dismal record for West Ham to continue at Anfield.
I’m going for a Liverpool 2-0 win.
Sunday: Sheffield United 16:30 Newcastle
Newcastle - great point in the Champions League over in Milan. Nick Pope was the star player. I think he’ll be busy again against Sheffield United.
Newcastle United’s two away Premier League games, losing both. I think it’ll be a third on the road.
I think Sheffield United were unlucky not to get anything against the champions Manchester City at Bramall Lane earlier in the season.
I think they’ll get all three points. Both teams to score and a Sheffield United 2-1 win.