⛅️ Friday Forecast: New era at Newcastle and a banana skin for Tuchel | OneFootball

⛅️ Friday Forecast: New era at Newcastle and a banana skin for Tuchel

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Joel Sanderson-Murray

It feels an age since we’ve had some Premier League fixtures to look forward to, but rejoice as the Barclays is back this weekend.

And here’s what lies ahead …


Game of the weekend 💪

Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur

All eyes will be on the new richest club in the world at St James’ Park as Newcastle kick off the post-Mike Ashley era in what is set to be a full house on Sunday.

Toon supporters have been fantasising about signing Kylian Mbappé or Erling Haaland for the past week but now it’s back to the nitty gritty of real life and their team has some work to do.

The Magpies go into the game without a win in their first seven and are sitting 19th in the table. They need three points sooner rather than later.

Will the Toon Army inspire their team to a first victory of the season over an inconsistent Spurs side?

📊 Fun fact: Tottenham have scored at least once on each of their last 16 visits to St James’ Park.

🔮 Our prediction: Newcastle United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Newcastle United 2
Tottenham 3
Full time

Potential upset 😨

Brentford v Chelsea

Brentford are giving off the vibe they’ve been in the Premier League for years and went into the international break in seventh after a 2-1 win over West Ham.

So a Saturday night trip to the Community Stadium under the lights won’t be the most appealing fixture — just ask Liverpool.

Chelsea’s back three will have to be wary of Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo, who have four goals between them so far.

Could this be a potential banana skin for the league leaders? We can’t wait to find out.

📊 Fun fact: After the win over the Hammers, Brentford became the first newly promoted side to avoid defeat in their first four Premier League away games since Hull City in 2008/09.

🔮 Our prediction: Brentford 2-2 Chelsea

Brentford 0
Chelsea 1
Full time

Big favourites 👍

Manchester City v Burnley

City have won the last four meetings between the two sides at the Etihad by the same scoreline: 5-0.

Pep Guardiola’s side have also won two of their first three home games this season by the same scoreline: 5-0.

Apologies to Sean Dyche’s side but this looks like it is heading in only one direction.

📊 Fun fact: Manchester City could become the first team in English football to win five home games in a row against the same opposition by five goals or more.

🔮 Our prediction: Manchester City 5-0 Burnley

Manchester City 2
Burnley 0
Full time

Too close to call 🤔

Leicester City v Manchester United

Leicester have had a difficult start to the season, winning just two out of their first seven games, and head coach Brendan Rodgers is starting to receive some flak from the supporters.

Manchester United are still embarking on the longest unbeaten away record in English football (29 games without defeat) but haven’t started this season in the best of form, with just one win in their last four fixtures in all competitions.

Both teams might see this as an opportunity to get their seasons back on track, which would make this one compelling viewing.

📊 Fun fact: Jamie Vardy could become the second oldest player to score in four consecutive games if he bags this weekend.

🔮 Our prediction: Leicester City 1-2 Manchester United

Leicester City 4
Manchester United 2
Full time

🔥 Your Fantasy Football captain should be …

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

The Egyptian forward scored one of the goals of the season against Manchester City last time out.

He will smell blood coming up against Watford, a team he has scored eight goals against in six appearances in this fixture.


Other predictions

  • Watford 0-2 Liverpool
  • Aston Villa 2-1 Wolves
  • Norwich City 1-1 Brighton and Hove Albion
  • Southampton 0-2 Leeds
  • Everton 2-1 West Ham