The Premier League returns this week as Manchester United and Tottenham look to secure wins for their under-fire managers, Liverpool aim to extend their unbeaten run and Norwich City, Newcastle United and Burnley all search for their first wins of the season.
Defending champions Manchester City, Champions League holders Chelsea, in-form West Ham and struggling Leeds United are also in action in what promises to be an entertaining round of fixtures.
Former Premier League star Dimitar Berbatov previews the action for Metro.co.uk…
Leicester v Arsenal
Arsenal are on a good run and are uneaten in five, that patience in Mikel Arteta is paying off which his good for them. Leicester are also doing well, and they have some quality players in their team. As much as Arsenal are very much an improved side, I will back Leicester to take advantage of being at home.
Betfair Exchange odds: Leicester 6/4, Draw 13/5, Arsenal 2/1
Watford v Southampton
It was a great win for Watford last time out, it wasn’t a good start prior to that for Claudio Ranieri when they lost heavily to Liverpool, now he’s back in England and he will want to impress. Southampton are a bit hit and miss at the moment so I think Watford will get the win.
Betfair Exchange odds: Watford 9/4, Draw 5/2, Southampton 7/5
Liverpool v Brighton
First of all, what are Brighton doing in fifth place?! Credit to them, they have had a good start and this is what I want to see, teams pushing and challenging the top sides. I hope they continue to do that and are up there at the end of the season, but you need to have a big squad for that, so it could be a difficult ask for them. Liverpool are too much to handle for most teams at the moment, Mohamed Salah is out of this world and right now I would say he is the best player on the planet. I expect them to get the win at Anfield.
Betfair Exchange odds: Liverpool 1/4, Draw 6/1, Brighton 13/1
Newcastle v Chelsea
Newcastle are going through a big transition and they are still looking for a new manager. Chelsea are up there and have been playing well. But, I’m going to go for a surprise here, the Newcastle fans are in a new era and they will be right behind their side. I’m going for a draw in this one.
Betfair Exchange odds: Newcastle 17/2, Draw 4/1, Chelsea 2/5
Man City v Crystal Palace
Man City have too much class. I don’t see them making many mistakes in this one. Patrick Vieira has got Crystal Palace playing some nice stuff, but at the moment City are looking ruthless in the league and I expect it to be a difficult day for the Eagles.
Betfair Exchange odds: Man City 2/11, Draw 8/1, Crystal Palace 21/1
Burnley v Brentford
Burnley are struggling and they are in trouble. They really need to get that first win, it’s very unlike them and this is such a big game for them. Even though Brentford have started life in the Premier League really well and I’ve been impressed with them, Burnley will look to make this a difficult match and I can see Sean Dyche’s side getting their first win in front of their home fans.
Betfair Exchange odds: Burnley 7/4, Draw 12/5, Brentford 15/8
Tottenham v Manchester United
Unfortunately, I must say that I think Manchester United are going to have a difficult time after being humiliated by Liverpool. Now is the moment for Spurs to play United and if they are smart enough they will win the match. I think Spurs will take advantage in this one and I expect the crowd to really get behind them.
Betfair Exchange odds: Tottenham 2/1, Draw 11/4, Man Utd 7/5
Norwich v Leeds
Norwich are in real trouble, but Leeds are also having a poor start to the season. This is one of those games that both sides have to win, Leeds will want to steer clear of the relegation zone, the last thing they will be expecting is a fight for survival. But, Norwich will be desperate and in front of their home fans I can see them causing a bit of an upset.
Betfair Exchange odds: Norwich 11/4, Draw 11/4, Leeds 11/10
Aston Villa v West Ham
West Ham are having a great time at the moment. They have continued where they left off from last year. I really like the way they play football and it looks like they are really enjoying themselves too. I will back them to continue their good form against Aston Villa.
Betfair Exchange odds: Aston Villa 2/1, Draw 13/5, West Ham 6/4
Wolves v Everton
Both teams have been pretty uninspiring recently and I can’t really see this one being a classic. Both sides will want to get back to winning ways but I can’t see it myself.
Betfair Exchange odds: Wolves 5/4, Draw 12/5, Everton 13/5
Dimitar Berbatov’s top picks of Man City, Spurs and West Ham all to win is a combined odds of 7/1 on Betfair Sportsbook, where there are no Cash-Out suspensions on football match odds.
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