Premier League Matchday 11 Preview – Prediction + Tips 2017/18

What a super Sunday we have to look forward to for matchday 11 of the Premier League, with all of the top 5 teams in action on Sunday afternoon.

There are huge clashes too which could really shake things up at the top of the table. Manchester City host Arsenal, while Manchester United head to London to face Chelsea. Tottenham will be expected to win their lunchtime kick off against Crystal Palace to keep up the pressure on the other teams at the top.

Match of the Day

There are two enticing top-of-the-table clashes this week, with Chelsea in action against Manchester United on Sunday. We expect that one to be a tight affair, so we’ve opted to the match between Manchester City and Arsenal as our game of the week. City are on an unstoppable winning streak, while Arsenal are improving each game, with key players like Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Özil back from injury and hitting form.

Manchester City v Arsenal
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Arsenal Form Guide WWLWW
  • Venue: The Etihad
  • Sunday 05th November 14:15
  • Referee: Michael Oliver
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 11/8 D: 10/3 A: 5/1

About the Game:

City, unsurprisingly, emerged winners last week against West Brom by 3 goals to 2. The Citizens once again dominated the match and the scoreline perhaps suggests the game was closer than it actually was. City made no mistake in the Champions League on Wednesday night too. Beating Napoli by 4 goals to 2, City have a perfect record in that competition and have already qualified for the knockout stage.

It’s difficult to see them losing here. Guardiola rotated many players for the Champions League fixture, meaning he will have a number of fresh players to choose from. Sergio Agüero played almost the full game on Tuesday, which suggests that Gabriel Jesus will start up-front. Leroy Sané is in brilliant form with four goals and five assists in his last five league games. He also played the majority of the Champions League game, but those stats suggest the German must start while in that sort of form.

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Arsenal have won their last two, but they had to come from behind last weekend against Swansea. A defeat to Watford is the only blip on their record in the last five matches, though all those games have been against teams in the bottom half of the table. The Gunners are often criticised of capitulating against the big teams and the first task for Wenger is to make sure that doesn’t happen here.

Arsenal will have to concede a lot of possession to City, which is at odds with the expansive, possession based football they like to play. The onus will be placed on the defence then, which could be weakened if Sead Kolasinac doesn’t recover from a hip injury in time. Arsenal are much stronger in attack though. Alexis Sánchez, Mesut Özil, and Alexandre Lacazette will give any team problems and if the Gunners can counter-attack quickly, those three may be able to do some damage. This is a stern test for Arsenal who have already lost to rivals Liverpool this season, while Arsenal’s away record this season suggests they will find it difficult.

Prediction: Man City win + O 2.5 goals – The majority of both teams’ games have featured over 2.5 goals, while we are all well aware of City’s winning record.

Rest of the Premier League Games

Aside from the top-of-the-table action, there are plenty of other games to sink our teeth into. Sunday looks especially exciting, but a Saturday afternoon match between West Ham and Liverpool could be an entertaining game.

Stoke v Leicester
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Leicester Form Guide LDDWW
  • Venue: bet365 Stadium
  • Saturday 04th November 12:30
  • Referee: Bobby Madley
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 29/20 D: 9/4 A: 15/8

About the Game:

Stoke pulled off a shock victory away against in-form Watford to take all three points from Vicarage road. It was a great victory, but the Potter’s problem so far this season remains consistency. The week prior, they were comfortably beaten at home by struggling Bournemouth. Stoke have good performances in them, but Mark Hughes must try to get some consistent performances from his players, who face a tough test here.

Despite the problems off the pitch, Leicester have started to put together some decent results. The performances have noticeably picked up too, as Claude Puel gets to work setting up his team. Riyad Mahrez was instrumental in last week’s victory against Everton and is starting to show the kind of form that helped Leicester to the Premier League title a few seasons back.

Prediction: Both teams to score – Both teams won their last game and will be high on confidence, but their defending has left a lot to be desired this season.

Huddersfield v West Brom
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West Brom Form Guide LDDLL
  • Venue: Kirkless Stadium
  • Saturday 04th October 15:00
  • Referee: Roger East
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 8/5 D: 21/20 A: 9/5

About the Game:

Beating Manchester United was a career highlight for Huddersfield boss David Wagner. While it was undoubtedly a fantastic result, it’s the only win Huddersfield have had in the last eight games. Nevertheless, they sit in 13th place, two points ahead of opposition West Brom. Home games like these will be vital if Huddersfield want to stay up this season.

The Baggies put two past league leaders Manchester City last weekend, but truth be told, they never really looked in with a shot of taking anything from the game. West Brom are in a barren spell of form currently and similar to Huddersfield, haven’t won since the second match of the season. Neither team is known for their attacking prowess, but a good result will be hugely significant to whichever manager earns it.

Prediction: U 2.5 goals – Just four of Huddersfield’s – and three of West Brom’s – ten games have featured over 2.5 goals.

Newcastle v Bournemouth
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Bournemouth Form Guide WDLWL
  • Venue: St Jame’s Park
  • Saturday 04th November 15:00
  • Referee: Paul Tierney
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 10/11 D: 5/2 A: 29/10

About the Game:

Newcastle were unlucky to lose to Burnley last week. Their early form means that they still sit pretty in 9th position, but Newcastle have now had just one win in their last five. This is a great match for Benitez’s men to get firing again though. Mikel Merino missed the Burnley match through injury and might miss this one too, while there are no new injury concerns for Newcastle.

Bournemouth battled hard last week but were unable to take anything against champions Chelsea. The Cherries still sit in the relegation zone, but they do now have a very favourable run of fictures coming up. This one won’t be easy, but taking something from this game could set Bournemouth off on the right foot to pick up points over the next six weeks.

Prediction: Newcastle Draw no bet – Bournemouth have taken points in just one away game this year while the Magpies have lost just once at home.

Southampton v Burnley
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Burnley Form Guide DWDLW
  • Venue: St Marys’
  • Saturday 04th November 15:00
  • Referee: Lee Probert
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 4/7 D: 14/5 A: 12/2

About the Game:

After back to back losses at the end of September, Southampton have started to put a nice little run together, with a win and two draws in their last three games. The team are still hardly free-scoring though and a lack of cutting edge up-front will be a big problem against a Burnley team that is very tough to breakdown.

Burnley will be thrilled at how this season is going so far. A closely fought win against Newcastle last week has seen them move into 7th place, level on points with Liverpool. Other than an understandable loss to Manchester City, Burnley are unbeaten since the second week of the season. Last year their problem was their form away from home, but the Clarets have already improved massively in this area.

Prediction: U 2.5 goals – Both teams are tough to beat and don’t concede – or score – many goals.

Swansea v Brighton
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Brighton Form Guide WLDWD
  • Venue: Liberty Stadium
  • Saturday 04th November 15:00
  • Referee: Mike Dean
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 23/20 D: 11/5 A: 5/2

About the Game:

Despite losing last weekend, Swansea are out of the relegation zone on goal difference. They’ve only won one home game so far, which tells the story of why they are struggling. This is a great opportunity for a win though. Brighton are doing well at the moment, but as a promotion team, they could find themselves in the battle to stay up later on in the season. Particularly for the Swans then, this will have a slight feel of a six pointer.

Brighton are on a great run which sees them unbeaten in three games. They had struggled away from home prior to their last away game against West Ham, but they comfortably turned over the Hammers in that game. That should be a warning sign to Swansea that Brighton will be tricky opposition.

Prediction: Both teams to score – Both teams have failed to score just once in their last seven games.

West Ham v Liverpool
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Liverpool Form Guide WDDLW
  • Venue: London Stadium
  • Saturday 04th November 17:30
  • Referee: Neil Swarbrick
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 15/4 D: 3/1 A: 4/6

About the Game:

A 97th minute goal prevented West Ham earning just their third win of the season and what would have been their first win away from home. The Hammers hardly deserved a victory though and were second best against bottom of the table Palace. The heat is on Slaven Bilic and this is not a fixture he likely would have chosen to pick up points. While Liverpool are hardly flying, their attacking football will put West Ham to the test.

Liverpool finally got their first win in the league since way back on the 23rd September. They followed that with an expected win in the Champions League against Maribor on Wednesday night. Both Philippe Coutinho and Georginio Wijnaldum are expected to miss out via injury, which means Klopp may have to shuffle his pack somewhat, but Liverpool will be expected to carry their momentum forward and win here.

Prediction: Both teams to score – West Ham are a much better team at home this season, while Liverpool’s attacking style means they usually find the net at least once.

Tottenham v Crystal Palace
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Crystal Palace Form Guide LLWLD
  • Venue: Wembley
  • Sunday 05th November 12:00
  • Referee: Kevin Friend
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 2/9 D: 5/1 A: 11/1

About the Game:

Tottenham start us off on Sunday with a midday kick-off against struggling Crystal Palace. Spurs will be fully expected to put the disappointment of last week’s loss to Manchester United behind them. They did so already in the Champions League on Wednesday, beating Real Madrid 3-1 at Wembley. With Harry Kane back, Spurs should make no mistake here.

Palace earned a draw last week with a last gasp equaliser. Wilfred Zaha got the goal, underlining his importance to Palace. But this is a particularly daunting fixture. With zero points earned on the road so far this season, even the most optimistic of Palace fans will be expecting little from this encounter.

Prediction: Tottenham -1 handicap – With Harry Kane back and key players in fine form, Spurs should have a comfortable afternoon.

Chelsea v Manchester United
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Man U Form Guide WWDLW
  • Venue: Stamford Bridge
  • Sunday 05th November 16:30
  • Referee: Anthony Taylor
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 11/8 D: 9/4 A: 2/1

About the Game:

Chelsea might have won last week against Bornemouth, but their form coming into this isn’t the best. They’ve lost two of the last four league games, and also lost to Roma in the Champion’s League on Tuesday. N’Golo Kanté is back in training but not likely to feature. The midfielder has been a massive loss to Chelsea, who are also without Victor Moses.

Manchester United made no mistakes in their Champions League fixture as they qualified for the last sixteen. Beating Tottenham last week might not have been pretty, but it’s results that count. The classic Mourinho approach is likely to be displayed again here, but he should also sense that his old club are far from their best and could be for the taking.

Prediction: U 2.5 goals – Mourinho will try to nick this game 1-0 if possible, while Chelsea can also make no mistakes.

Everton v Watford
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Watford Form Guide WDWLL
  • Venue: Goodison Park
  • Sunday 05th November 16:30
  • Referee: Graham Scott
  • Quick Glance OddsH: 21/20 D: 12/5 A: 5/2

About the Game:

David Unsworth couldn’t win his first match as Everton boss as his side slumped to defeat against Leicester last week. Unsworth rested many players for the Europa League game on Thursday, highlighting Unsworth’s commitment to the Premier League, but Everton have a long way to go in terms of lifting their performances if they want to start earning results.

Watford themselves were defeated last week, though rather more surprisingly. At home to Stoke appeared a very winnable game, but Marco Silva’s men were disappointing, and fell to their second consecutive defeat. Nevertheless, Watford have been strong this season and should move on. Troy Deeney is banned for three games after retrospective action from the FA, so Andre Gray could start up front for the Hornets.

Prediction: O 2.5 goals – Both teams regularly score but also concede. We expect a few goals here.

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Game Event Odds Cumulative Odds
Man City v Arsenal Man City win 2/5 1.4
West Ham v Liverpool Both teams to score 4/6 2.26
Southampton v Burnley U 2.5 goals 8/13 3.65
Tottenham v Crystal Palace Tottenham -1 Handicap 4/6 5.08
Manchester United v Chelsea U 2.5 goals 13/20 10.04

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* All our selections are provided for entertainment only and should only be used for informational purposes. Whilst we use our experience and knowledge to help inform you to make a considered bet, we are not responsible for any losses that may arise from actual results being different than predicted.

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