⛅️ Friday Forecast: Big one at OT, Kane to score, tough test for City | OneFootball

⛅️ Friday Forecast: Big one at OT, Kane to score, tough test for City

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Dan Burke

The Premier League season continues this weekend and the big games are coming thick and fast.

It’s time for some predictions.

Game of the weekend 💪

Manchester United v Liverpool

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be a decent candidate to succeed Daniel Craig as the next James Bond. Just when it looks like he’s dead and buried, he somehow manages to pull off a dramatic escape and lives to fight another day.

That’s what happened against Atalanta in midweek, when United came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 for what feels like the 1,000th time during Solskjaer’s tenure.

They will have to start the game much better when high-flying Liverpool come to town this weekend, however.

The Reds are the top scorers in the league this season and if Mohamed Salah bags again this weekend, it will be the 10th consecutive match in which he’ll have found the net.

Liverpool got their first Premier League victory at Old Trafford in seven years at the end of last season and it will be very interesting to see whether they’ve shaken off the hoodoo once and for all.

📊 Fun fact: United have won just one of their last 10 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D6 L3).

🔮 Our prediction: Manchester United 2-2 Liverpool

Manchester United 0
Liverpool 5
Full time

Potential upset 😨

Brighton v Manchester City

If aesthetically pleasing football is your thing then Saturday evening’s game at the Amex will be worth tuning in for.

Manchester City are playing some lovely stuff at the moment with Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva in a particularly rich vein of form.

But this fixture should be tough given they’re up against a Brighton side who are just behind them in the table and boast the third best defensive record in the league so far this season.

That said, Graham Potter’s side haven’t scored  in their last two games and they will have to rise to the challenge of facing City.

It is also worth remembering that the Seagulls did win 3-2 when these two sides last met at the end of last season.

📊 Fun fact: City have never lost back-to-back league meetings with Brighton.

🔮 Our prediction: Brighton 2-1 Manchester City

Brighton & Hove Albion 1
Manchester City 4
Full time

Big favourites 👍

Chelsea v Norwich

After the fixture computer gave them a horror start to the season, things were supposed to get slightly easier for Norwich in September and early October.

That’s not really what happened though and the best they have to show for their eight league fixtures so far this season is two 0-0 draws.

The Canaries have got another nasty fixture coming their way this weekend when they travel to face table-toppers Chelsea, who suffered an injury blow to Romelu Lukaku in midweek but still have plenty of firepower, a solid defence and a brilliant goalkeeper.

If Norwich get anything here we will be frankly astonished.

📊 Fun fact: Chelsea have won 10 of their last 14 Premier League games against Norwich (D2).

🔮 Our prediction: Chelsea 3-0 Norwich

Chelsea 7
Norwich City 0
Full time

Too close to call 🤔

Brentford v Leicester

Newly promoted Brentford have been a breath of fresh air this season and their Community Stadium has quickly become one of the toughest grounds to visit in the league.

Chelsea somehow escaped with all three points last weekend but many teams won’t be so lucky and Thomas Frank’s side will welcome another interesting challenge this weekend.

After starting the season slowly, Leicester finally clicked into gear with that win over Manchester United last week and Patson Daka followed up his first Premier League goal with four in the Europa League on Wednesday.

This should be a really fun contest between two in-form teams and you can’t ask for much more than that.

📊 Fun fact: Leicester have won each of their last five away games against Brentford in all competitions.

🔮 Our prediction: Brentford 2-2 Leicester

West Ham 1
Tottenham 0
Full time

🔥 Your Fantasy Football captain should be …

Harry Kane (Tottenham)

A big deal was made of Kane finally scoring his first Premier League goal of the season last weekend but when you factor in the Conference League and the EFL Cup, he’s actually found the net seven times this term.

Still, we have a feeling that nicely taken goal at St James’ Park will properly kickstart the England captain’s season and we fancy him to score again when Tottenham travel to face West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday.

Other predictions

  • Arsenal 1-1 Aston Villa
  • Crystal Palace 3-1 Newcastle
  • Leeds 2-1 Wolves
  • Everton 2-0 Watford
  • Southampton 0-0 Burnley
  • West Ham 2-2 Tottenham