The Premier League weekend starts with a clash between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park, with the hosts having the chance to return to the top of the table, displacing Southampton.
This is a tricky game to predict. United were truly awful midweek in Turkey and barely created a chance against Arsenal last weekend. That said, they are on a run of six straight away wins in the league, and tend to perform better away from the constraints of Old Trafford.
Everton welcome back James Rodriquez from injury, and they have missed him, collecting just one point from their last three games. But they are now missing Richarlison through suspension.
We’re not going to predict the result of the game, but we do think United are going to cause the Toffees difficulties on the break. With this in mind, we’re going to side with Marcus Rashford to score anytime – he’s had six shots on target in his last three Premier League games.
The next game sees Leeds travelling south to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The hosts are in a poor run of form, winning 11 points from their last 15 games. They’ve only secured one clean sheet during that time, and now they face a confident high-scoring side. On top of that, Leeds haven’t conceded an away goal in over three hours.
This all points to an away win, and we’re quite happy to take the 7/5 on offer that Leeds return to Yorkshire with all three points.
Next sees Chelsea host Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues looking to continue a recent run of good form. Chelsea have scored 10 goals in their last three games, and not conceding any in their last five – that’s a strong combination.
United, by contrast, are struggling to score goals. They have managed only four goals in their last 10 league games, and two of those were penalties.
We look for Chelsea to win this game. Selecting Timo Werner as an anytime goalscorer looks the safe option, given he now looks to be the first choice penalty taker, but we like the look of Hakim Ziyech. He scored his first league goal last weekend against Burnley, and we’ll take him to net again this evening.
The final match of the day sees West Ham host Fulham in a London derby. The Hammers have been playing well of late, and looked very threatening in their defeat at Anfield last weekend. They now need to turn this promising play into points, and have an excellent chance of doing this tonight.
Fulham claimed their first win of the season against West Brom last weekend, but this is a different proposition and we’ll take the hosts to claim an important win. Pablo Fornals has scored two in his last four games, and we’ll take the Spaniard to step up in the absence of Hammers leading scorer Michail Antonio.
Everton/Man Utd: Rashford to score anytime, 9/5, SkyBet
Crystal Palace/Leeds: Leeds to win, 13/10, SkyBet
Chelsea/Sheffield Utd: Ziyech to score anytime, 12/5, SkyBet
West Ham/Fulham: Fornals to score anytime, 13/5, SkyBet
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