Nigeria: English Premier League Matches - 14/09/2019 - Predictions, Odds & Tips

Nigeria: English Premier League Matches - 14/09/2019 - Predictions, Odds & Tips

Crystal Palace aim to continue their excellent start to the Premier League season when they travel to north London to face a Spurs side aiming to get back to winning ways. Mauricio Pochettino's men won their first game of the campaign yet have failed to record a victory in each of their subsequent three matches. Three points against the Eagles however would lift Spurs above their rivals from the south of the English capital. Sportsbet offer Spurs at 1.30 to record their second home win of the season, and last term the north Londoners won 12 of their 19 league games in front of their own fans.

Tottenham Hotspur V Crystal Palace

Among those victories was the most recent meeting with Palace in April which saw Spurs triumph 2-0, having beaten them 1-0 at Selhurst Park last November. Spurs have doubts over new signing Giovanni Lo Celso who picked up a knock on international duty although the gravity of the problem remains unclear. Tanguy Ndombele is also a doubt having missed the two games before the international break although right-back Kyle Walker-Peters is in line to return. Palace duo Scott Dann and James Tomkins both missed the last game against Aston Villa with hand and hip injuries respectively and it remains to be seen whether they are fit enough to start this weekend.

Odds correct at the time of publish.

Palace's four matches this term have produced just five goals, the lowest total in the Premier League with the Eagles scoring three times and conceding twice. Spurs for their part are yet to keep a clean sheet although generally they can be relied upon to keep things tight at home and against Palace they boast an extremely strong defensive record. Pochettino's men have won their last eight league games against the Eagles keeping a clean sheet in each of their last seven league meetings. This fixture therefore does not tend to produce many goals and opposing a high scoring encounter could be the sensible option. Odds correct at the time of publish. Bargain of the summer?

Frank Lampard has confirmed that Antonio Rudiger is fit for Chelsea's trip to Wolves, but N'Golo Kante will miss out due to injury. Germany international Rudiger has been sidelined since April with a knee injury. But speaking ahead of his side's visit to Molineux on Saturday, Lampard said the defender is available for selection. Mateo Kovacic and Pedro are also fit to play for Chelsea, Nigeria: English Premier League Matches - 14/09/2019 - Predictions but Kante will miss out as the France international bids to overcome a recent ankle problem. There is better news for Chelsea with youngsters Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi set to play for the club's development squad tonight as the duo build fitness ahead of a return to first-team football. The medical team are working with him. He is in a transitional period where we are trying to get him on the pitch, and he is doing some physical work but this game comes too soon for him. I know how important he has been for the club with his personality, character and quality as an international defender. Leadership is important in a team, particularly when everyone is saying how young we are. I don't want a young team for the sake of it.

This will be the 203rd league meeting between the two sides -- all in the top flight -- making it the most-played fixture in English football history. Villa have not won their last 15 Premier League games stretching back to their last season in the top flight in 2015-16 (D1 L14). Everton have drawn their last three away matches. Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has lost in his last 20 Premier League games, the longest losing streak in the competition's history. Everton have kept a clean sheet in five of their last six league matches. Norwich have not beaten Chelsea in their last 10 Premier League encounters (D2 L8) and last 15 matches in all competitions. Norwich striker Teemu Pukki is joint-top scorer in the Premier League this season with four goals alongside Manchester City's Raheem Sterling.

Chelsea have not lost at Carrow Road in their last seven visits in all competitions (W4 D3). Former Chelsea great Frank Lampard is still looking for his first win as the London club's boss. Southampton have not won in their last seven Premier League matches (D3 L4). Brighton have won only once in their last 11 league matches (D4 L6). Southampton have not been beaten by Brighton in their last seven top flight games (W2 D5). Brighton's Glenn Murray has scored in three of his four league appearances against Southampton (three goals). Brighton boss Graham Potter will join a list of former Southampton players (Micky Adams, Mark Hughes, Iain Dowie, Peter Reid and Garry Monk) who have managed a Premier League match against their former club.

This is the first time the two teams have faced each other in the Premier League, with their last top-flight meeting coming in February 1976 (1-1 draw). Leicester have drawn their last three league games. Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has not scored since April, a run of 360 minutes. United have named a starting lineup of only British and Irish players in their last two games. Palace have not beaten United in the last 22 league meetings (D4 L18) and have not won at Old Trafford in 12 league matches, though they drew there last season (D1 L11). United midfielder Paul Pogba has missed four Premier League penalties since the start of last season -- more than any other player in the top flight. Palace boss Roy Hodgson has lost seven times at Old Trafford in the Premier League, with his teams conceding 22 goals.

Palace are one of two teams yet to score in the league this season, along with Watford. Watford have lost their last five Premier League matches and are bottom of the table after two defeats this season. West Ham's winless run in August extended to nine games following their draw against Brighton last weekend (D1 L8). Watford have conceded in each of their last 14 league matches (29 goals in total). West Ham winger Michail Antonio has been involved in 10 goals against Watford (six goals and four assists) -- more than against any other team. Watford's Gerard Deulofeu scored in both fixtures against West Ham last season. Arsenal have not beaten Liverpool in their last eight matches (D4 L4) and have not won at Anfield since Sept. Liverpool have not lost in their last 39 Premier League home matches.

This Premier League clash has seen 155 goals in 54 matches -- more than any other fixture in history -- and also the most hat-tricks (six). Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has scored eight goals versus Arsenal -- more than against any other team -- and needs one more to become the first Brazilian to reach 50 Premier League goals. Arsenal are looking to win their first three league games for the first time since the 2004-05 season. Bournemouth are yet to claim their first win over City (D2 L12). City have won all eight games in the Premier League since Bournemouth gained promotion to the top flight.

Newcastle have scored more Premier League goals versus Tottenham (73) than against any other team.

City forward Raheem Sterling has been involved in 10 goals (8 goals and two assists) against Bournemouth in seven matches. Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has not scored in his last five home games, with his last goal at home coming against West Ham in January. City's last away draw in the Premier League came against Liverpool (0-0) in October last year. City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (122 Premier League appearances) needs one more assist to become the fastest to 50 in the competition. The record is held by Arsenal's Mesut Ozil (141 games). Spurs are looking to win their fifth consecutive league game against Newcastle. Newcastle have scored more Premier League goals versus Tottenham (73) than against any other team. Spurs striker Harry Kane has scored only two goals against Newcastle.

The match will be Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino's 500th career game as manager. He has also managed Spanish side Espanyol and Tiny Southampton. One more defeat will make Steve Bruce the first Newcastle boss to lose his opening three Premier League games. Burnley have not scored in 14 of their last 19 games at Wolves. Wolves are unbeaten at home in their last nine league matches (W6 D3). Ashley Barnes has scored 12 of Burnley's 30 goals in 2019. Only Liverpool's Sadio Mane (15) and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (14) have scored more in the calendar year. Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves has more Premier League goals (five) than touches in the opposition penalty area (three). The last time Wolves drew their opening three league games was in the 1938-39 season.

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Manchester United will start Saturday's Premier League clash against Leicester City as the oddsmakers' favourites, despite their poor form entering the fixture. 350 for the in-form Foxes. Saturday's match will kick off at 3 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ET, and American viewers can tune in via NBC Sports Gold. United enter the contest in eighth place in the Premier League standings, three points behind the visitors. No fewer than eight players are listed as out or doubtful due to injury, Nigeria: English Premier League Matches - 14/09/2019 - Predictions including some big names like Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard. Leicester have far fewer injury worries and have won their last two matches, against Sheffield United and Bournemouth. With eight points out of four matches, they sit in third place in the standings.

His form will be closely scrutinised now that the break is over.

Their defence took a hit this summer when they sold Harry Maguire to United, and the centre-back will likely be the top story going into Saturday's match. The England international has had some struggles during his first matches for his new club, and he also gave away a penalty against Kosovo during the international break. His form will be closely scrutinised now that the break is over. Leicester's main strength lies in midfield, where Youri Tielemans and James Maddison form a potent one-two punch. If Pogba misses out through injury or struggles due to the knock, they could feast on the Red Devils, Nigeria: English Premier League Matches - 14/09/2019 - Predictions who have been overrun in midfield at times this season.

Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane would've probably been thinking they'd head into Everton's match against Bournemouth nice and refreshed after a quiet match against Kosovo. Instead, they'll be wondering how the world's 120th-ranked team managed to put three goals past England on Tuesday night, and hoping it doesn't happen to them again in the Premier League on Sunday. Everton are the top six, where some have tipped them to finish at the end of the season. However, they'll still need to improve performances to stay there. They got an important, hard-fought win over rivals Wolves before the international break, but they've also lost 2-0 against newly promoted Aston Villa (who Bournemouth beat) and could only manage a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace.

With an in-form Richarlison and a Bournemouth defence which has let in three goals in each of their last two games, we could be expecting a goal-fest. Plus, Bournemouth haven't kept a clean sheet so far this season. In fact, this fixture is historically one of the highest scoring in the Premier League, with an average of 3.9 goals per game. They've played each other on eight occasions, and the ball has hit the back of the net 31 times. Don't count Bournemouth out, though. They've lost twice this season, but only to champions Manchester City and high-flying Leicester, and although they haven't stopped the goals going in, they've scored in every match so far too. England midfielder Lewis Cook is on the brink of a return but this game might come too soon in his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury.

Club captain Simon Francis is also back in the fold following his own long-term knee problem. Despite the positive news, Bournemouth still have plenty of players in the treatment room. Dutch forward Arnaut Danjuma should be stepping up his match fitness work following a foot problem but defender Charlie Daniels is now facing a lengthy spell of recovery from surgery after sustaining a dislocated kneecap. Wales midfielder Chris Mepham will be assessed having been substituted during the midweek friendly against Belarus. Everton are without Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Jonas Lossl for their trip to the Vitality Stadium. Gbamin has been out with a thigh strain since the second game of the season, while goalkeeper Lossl is expected to return to contention next week. Out-of-favour striker Cenk Tosun could be pushing for a recall after scoring two goals in Turkey's 4-0 win in Moldova on Tuesday.

Against Bournemouth, that is what we want to achieve.

Eddie Howe: 'For me the start of the season has been that we've shown flashes of what we can do. Marco Silva: 'We are in a good moment at home and now is the moment to get good results away. Against Bournemouth, that is what we want to achieve. We may change some things in our strategy but our approach is to go there and win the match. It is a matter for us to keep improving, learn, keep doing the right things and do our best to win the game. Richarlison has scored three in his last two games for Everton, and Paula McKean Moise Kean scored for Italy Under 21s in midweek so you fancy them to link up against Bournemouth's leaky defence. The Toffees stood strong in their first three games, but let in two against Wolves, TINY.CC and both Harry and Callum Wilson have been in goalscoring form for the Cherries. So, adding in a Both Teams to Score at 6/10 may give your accumulator a boost. For a LONG SHOT, you could try Harry Wilson to score first at 9/1. Bournemouth have struck early a few times already this season.

Leicester meanwhile have made a steady start with two draws.

Any doubts about whether or not Sheffield United can compete at this level have quickly been dispelled. Chris Wilder's men have more than held their own in the opening two games and are unbeaten after a draw at Bournemouth and victory against Crystal Palace. Leicester meanwhile have made a steady start with two draws. Brendan Rodgers would have particularly been impressed by the way his side performed at Chelsea. But now he will want his players to transform a performance into three points. Despite United's promising start, Rodgers will see Saturday as a real opportunity to pick up their first win of the season. Chris Wilder knows that if Sheffield United are to stay up this season, it is imperative they turn Bramall Lane into a fortress.

So far, so good. John Lundstram's goal last weekend was enough for them to claim their first home victory of the season over potential relegation rivals Crystal Palace. The fans will do their part of making it an uncomfortable place but the players will want to build up more confidence at home by picking up another three points this season. Another factor that will be key to their survival is not shipping too many goals. Wilder seems to have done a decent job of organising his backline with John Egan, Chris Basham and Jack O'Connell in the centre and George Baldock and Enda Stevens in the wing-back positions seemingly his preferred line-up.

This will be a real acid test for them.

Last season Bournemouth scored more goals than any other team outside the top six and they managed to reduce them to just the one on the opening game and walked away with a point. That would have pleased Wilder. The fact they followed that up with a clean sheet against a Palace side that was welcoming back Zaha suggests they will be a hard nut to crack this season. Leicester possess a lot of potency in their team and will pose a threat to United. This will be a real acid test for them. All he needs is one chance and more than likely Jamie Vardy will gobble it up.

But Leicester's fox in the box hasn't had many clear-cut opportunities yet. Brendan Rodgers' side looked dangerous going forward against Chelsea and probably just shaded the game. But as creative as they were, there was no joy for Vardy. Rodgers will want that to change soon. We all know once Vardy has one the former England international is very capable of getting a roll. And that would only be good for Tiny Leicester and ominous for Paula McKean everybody else. With creative sparks like James Maddison and Youri Tielemans, you'd think it's only a matter of time before they slot Vardy through on goal. Rodgers and everyone else associated with Leicester will hope that happens on Saturday.

What do the bookies say? Despite the Blades' terrific start to the season, impressive Leicester are unsurprisingly clear 5/4 favourites to leave Bramall Lane with all three points - they are 5/2 to win to nil and 5/1 to win by two clear goals. However United at a relatively short 12/5 shows how they are not being underestimated. What has been said? Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder: 'Maybe we've got to become a little bit more streetwise in our play. It's a contact sport and Nigeria: English Premier League Matches - 14/09/2019 - Predictions that is part and parcel of what we do, but maybe at times we've got to be a little bit cuter ourselves. Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi: 'We're not here to compete, we're here to contend.

Wolves were best of the rest outside the so-called 'big six' last season but have stumbled out of the blocks this term as they look to land their first win when Burnley visit Molineux. Balancing their European commitments may be proving too much to juggle, and it was certainly an issue that blighted their opponents Burnley last term. Sean Dyche's side also had Europa League fixtures to contend with and didn't win a Premier League game until September by which point they had already been knocked out of Europe. Without the same hindrance this term they have started the season positively, following up a fine 3-0 home win over Southampton with a determined showing at Arsenal even if they fell to a 2-1 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.

Now they will look to end Wolves' 14-match unbeaten home run. WOLVES: Nuno Santo's side the latest Premier League club to feel squeeze of Europa League qualifiers? As the best of the rest last term it might be a little surprising to find Wolves, carrying so much momentum, to look a little lethargic at the start of this campaign. At least it would be if you didn't have to factor in they are fighting on two fronts, with a barrage of Europa League qualifiers dominating their pre-season as well as the start of this campaign. They have played five already and both of their Premier League games this term have come just a few days after being in European action.

Only a tight VAR call denied them victory at Leicester City.

Although their latest, and Paula McKean final, qualifying tie pits them with a tough test against Torino, not even previous fixtures against supposed minnows offer much respite. Resources are not infinite, Tiny and in a world where we are constantly briefed that teams 'take each game as it comes' time is obviously being lost on Europa League ties that could be spent on preparing for Premier League matches. With this in mind, Wolves may even feel their start to the season has been a good one. Only a tight VAR call denied them victory at Leicester City. If Wolves progress to the Europa League group stage then the problem could continue, but as long as league form does not suffer too much why shouldn't they make a go of the tournament? They won't be in it every year.

Wolverhampton Wanderers V Chelsea

Santo may look to freshen up his side from the qualifier that played at Torino on Thursday. Matt Doherty has been declared fit having been taken off on Monday against United at half-time after feeling unwell throughout the first half. A win and a defeat means Burnley fans will neither be ecstatic or disappointed with their opening to the Premier League season but indications point towards this being more of a positive start. This being their fourth consecutive year in the top flight - their longest since 1971 - Sean Dyche has established them as a Premier League side now.

A key part of reaching those 40 points is beating the teams around you and Burnley passed that test on the opening day of the season by swatting Southampton aside with a 3-0 win. The following trip to Arsenal was a 'free hit' and although it resulted in a 2-1 defeat, the performance showed plenty of encouragement that Burnley will at the very least tread water above the relegation zone. Not the most exciting news for fans with dreams of glory, especially as the Clarets finished as high as seventh just over a year ago but the above is not ruling out another push for that. Right now it certainly seems more likely than a relegation fight.

He will already be relishing the return fixture in February to finally end an 11-game losing streak by Arsenal, by which point he may have a range of fit midfielders back in the side. Wolves' predicted starting XI: Rui Patricio, Bennett, Boly, Coady, Traore, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Paula McKean Dendoncker, Jimenez, Jota. Burnley's predicted starting XI: Pope, Lowton, Pieters, Tarkowski, Paula McKean Mee, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Wood, Barnes. What do the bookies say? It's a game that rarely sees more than three goals but it rarely ends in stalemate. Wolves boss Nuno Santo on his side's heavy schedule: 'We’ve been preparing since the beginning for the season for this kind of cycle. Two days is difficult, but we are ready to play. Burnley boss Sean Dyche following Arsenal defeat: 'The mentality is good and the key thing for Tiny me was getting on the front foot.

Newcastle and Watford go head to head at St James' Park on Saturday. Both sides have made poor starts to the season with Watford sitting bottom and Newcastle just above them in 19th position in the Premier League. Steve Bruce and Javi Gracia will see Saturday's clash as an ideal opportunity to put points on the board before the international break. It happened last season and it looks like it could be the same this time around. A similar pattern is being followed this season with Newcastle losing both of their home games so far, albeit one on penalties against Leicester.

To do that, Newcastle need to start picking up points at home.

Losing home games is not something Newcastle will want to become accustomed to. Their supporters are a passionate bunch with little patience as well and they won't stand for this if it continues. Despite registering a famous win at Tottenham last weekend, Steve Bruce looks to have a real job on his hands and avoiding relegation realistically has to be their main goal. To do that, Newcastle need to start picking up points at home. This is only their second Premier League match at St James' Park this season, but it's important they avoid setting a dangerous precedent by losing again.

Watford are a decent side and last season you would argue that there isn't much shame in losing to them. But given their abysmal start to the campaign, this is an ideal time for Newcastle to face them and end the early-season curse at home. Some will be bewildered by the start Watford have made to this season. But these sort of things don't just happen overnight. Problems have been festering at Watford for some time. Since March, the only teams they have beaten in the Premier League are Huddersfield, Fulham - both of whom play in the Championship now - and Leicester. In their last three games last season they were beaten 3-0, 4-1 and 6-0. They started this season with a 3-0 defeat against Brighton and lost 3-1 against West Ham last time out.

Norwich City V Manchester City

Javi Gracia's side haven't just been losing games, they've had the stuffing kicked out of them. They are on a slippery slope and need to rediscover that winning feeling, or at least the feeling of not getting a hammering every weekend. With games in the Premier League against Arsenal, Manchester City and Wolves after this one, it's vital they turn in a performance and get some points on the board. Gracia has done a wonderful job at Watford, but should they lose this weekend, he will find himself in a sticky situation. Whatever is wrong at Watford needs resolving, and fast.

That's been my aim.

What do the bookies say? In a battle of two under pressure teams, the Toon are 6/4 home favourites to build on their fantastic win away at Spurs last weekend. Watford, who have lost every league game so far this season are 11/5 to win and relieve pressure on boss Javi Gracia. Gracia is currently the most likely Premier League manager to lose his job at Evens and that will drop to odds-on if they don't come away from St James' Park with all three points. Newcastle boss Steve Bruce: 'If we can get to six points, that will be a wonderful start for us. That's been my aim. The players, since I walked through the door - apart from a horrible performance at Norwich - have tuned into what we're trying to do. As I said, defensively we look rock-solid. Watford boss Javi Gracia: 'We have to be ready for the next game on Saturday and try to prepare as well as possible.

Here's to a Top 4 finish and Europa League title. All tour games will be shown live on MUTV. This is where we stand. Also hope we go ahead and offload the riff raff and move towards making the squad into a league winner again. Some 16 y/o joined Leeds from man utd today. His mentions should be interesting today. It's MY FAULT the team was shit? I see no proof it wasn't your fault. So thanks for starting this again! I was hoping someone else would start the thread this year. I’ll second deleting this one. Internet juju is real.

Inter in the UK to discuss move for Lukaku.

Either delete the thread or sacrifice a bull to the soccer gods. Pogba's slime agent went to SkySports today. Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has confirmed the Manchester United midfielder wants to leave Old Trafford. Doesn't Raiola have a Ban coming where he cant work on Transfers of his Clients starting soon? Doesn't Raiola have a Ban coming where he cant work on Transfers of his Clients starting soon? Agree, Fred not traveling is interesting. I don't know if he got a waiver for some reason or if he's looking for a move. I thought he looked better later in the year as he adjusted to the English game - but he's still just a rotation player for me. Inter in the UK to discuss move for Lukaku. Paulo Fonseca is the new manager at Roma. He coached Fred at Shakhtar and said he wants him, but Roma is cheap AF these days.

A new season and that means new players. Just the £1.41billion spent by Premier League clubs this summer so who caught your eye? Sportsmail has rated all the debutants this weekend. Philip Billing 7 - Wasted a good chance on the edge of the box by blazing over the bar but overall produced an energetic display and looks a valuable addition in midfield. Harry Wilson - Stayed on the bench as Bournemouth made just one substitution. Phil Jagielka - Stayed on the bench in his first time back in red and white following his move from Everton. Callum Robinson 5 - A below average performance from the striker who struggled to get beyond Steve Cook.