Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 40 league matches at Anfield. Promoted Norwich have not beaten Liverpool since a 1-0 win in 1994 (L10 D2). Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has scored in the opening game of the last three league campaigns. Norwich forward Teemu Pukki was the top goal scorer in the second-tier Championship last season with 29 goals. Liverpool have scored at least three goals against Norwich in six of their last seven matches. City have won their last seven matches against West Ham in all competitions. No team has beaten West Ham in all competitions at the London Stadium more times than Man City (four times). City won their last 14 league matches last season with their last loss coming in January at Newcastle United.
Norwich City v Manchester City Preview – Premier League | 14 September 2019
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Man City striker Sergio Aguero has scored six goals on the first day of the season – more than any other active player in the league. West Ham have won three of their last five home matches against defending champions. This will be the first time Bournemouth play Sheffield in the top flight, having played each other in the second, third and fourth tiers. Since 2005, no player has scored more league goals across the top four tiers of English soccer than Sheffield’s 33-year-old striker Billy Sharp (218 goals). He scored 23 goals in the Championship last season. Bournemouth have lost only once in 11 home games against promoted sides in the Premier League.
In Sheffield’s last Premier League campaign, they lost nine of their last 10 matches, ultimately finishing 18th to get relegated. Burnley have not lost to Southampton since October 2016 (W2 D3). The last three fixtures between the two sides have ended in a draw. Southampton have not won on matchday one since 2013 (D4 L1). Burnley lost their last three matches last season while Southampton did not win their last five (D3 L2). Palace have not beaten Everton in their last nine Premier League meetings (D5 L4). Everton have had 11 draws on the opening day of the season – more than any other team. Palace boss Roy Hodgson needs one more victory to move past Alan Pardew for BIT.LY most wins at the club in the Premier League (currently on 25 wins). Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson has been involved in seven goals (three goals and Nigeria: English Premier League Matches – 14/09/2019 – Predictions four assists) against Palace.
Villa have won only once in their last 17 meetings with Spurs (D3 L13).
This will be Everton’s fifth consecutive trip to London after playing West ham, Fulham, Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at the end of last season. Brighton’s new boss Graham Potter, who managed 275 games at Swedish side Ostersund and Welsh club Swansea City, will be taking charge in his first Premier League game. Watford last lost their opening game of the season in 2006, winning six and drawing six since. Only 35-year-old striker Glenn Murray has scored at least 10 goals in both seasons since Brighton were promoted to the top flight. Villa have won only once in their last 17 meetings with Spurs (D3 L13). Aston Villa won only one away game in their last season in the Premier League (2015-16) – on the opening day at Bournemouth.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has lost two of his three home games against Villa. 158.09 million) in the close season to recruit new players. Leicester have lost on the opening day in their last three seasons. Wolves started their season last month and Bit.ly will have played three Europa League qualifying round matches before their first league game. Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is yet to beat Wolves in his managerial career (D2). After a slow start last season, striker Jamie Vardy scored more than half of Leicester’s Premier League goals (nine of 17) after Rodgers was appointed in February. Arsenal kept only one clean sheet in 19 away games last season, conceding 35 goals.
Newcastle have beaten Arsenal only once in their last 13 league meetings. New Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has lost 19 games in all competitions against Arsenal – more than he has against any other team. Arsenal have lost four of their last six opening day matches. United have lost 18 Premier League games against Chelsea – more than against any other team. Chelsea have won six times at Old Trafford in the Premier League, each time under a different manager. New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard beat United at Old Trafford on penalties in the third round of the League Cup last season when he was in charge of Derby County.
Southampton have not beaten United in the Premier League at home in their last eight attempts since 2003 (D3 L5). Southampton have only seven wins from 40 Premier League meetings with United, including five at home. United have kept only one clean sheet in their last 14 league matches, conceding 22 goals in that period. Southampton’s Nathan Redmond has been involved in four goals in his last four home league games (3 goals, 1 assist). United have missed more penalties (37) in Premier League history than any other team. Chelsea and promoted United last met in the 2006-07 Premier League season.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 10 league matches at Stamford Bridge. 17 goals have been scored in the last five league meetings between United and Chelsea. The odd goal has separated the two teams in four of their last five top flight meetings. Having already lost to Sheffield United this season, Palace are looking to avoid a second defeat by a promoted side. Palace come into the match having slumped out of the League Cup in Tuesday’s 5-4 second round shootout defeat by League Two (fourth-tier) side Colchester United. Leicester last lost to Bournemouth at home in the league in Dec. 1988 and are unbeaten in their last six home encounters against the south coast club (W3 D3). Since the start of last season, no player in English football has scored more goals from outside the box than Bournemouth’s Harry Wilson (nine goals).
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has won every time he has faced Bournemouth (W4). Bournemouth have lost to Leicester only once in the Premier League in eight matches (W2 D5). Leicester have kept a clean sheet in their last three home matches. City have beaten Brighton in their last five matches in all competitions. Brighton have never won at City in nine league matches across all divisions (D2 L7). City have won 16 of their last 17 league matches, last losing in January (2-1 defeat at Newcastle United). Brighton have never won away at a ‘Big Six’ club and have picked up only one point in 12 games (D1 L11). City striker Sergio Aguero has scored in all three matches he has played against Brighton (three goals), opening the scoring twice.
The last time Watford lost their opening four league games was in the 1934-35 season.
Watford are bottom of the league table and are the only side yet to pick up a point after three matches. Newcastle have lost three of their last four league games at home. Watford have beaten Newcastle three times on their last four visits to St James’ Park in all competitions. The last time Watford lost their opening four league games was in the 1934-35 season. Watford have had 42 shots in the league this season but have scored only one goal. West Ham have not been beaten at home by Norwich in their last eight matches in all competitions (W4 D4). Norwich have not won a Premier League match on their last 18 trips to London (D6 L12) and have lost 14 of their last 16 away games in the top flight.
Norwich striker Teemu Pukki, who leads the scoring charts with five goals, could become only the third player to net in his opening four Premier League games after Mick Quinn (Coventry City) and Diego Costa (Chelsea). West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has never lost to Norwich (W3 D2) but all those results came when he was Manchester City manager. Neither side has kept a clean sheet this season. Burnley have beaten Liverpool only once in the Premier League in 10 matches (D1 L8). Liverpool have won their last 12 league matches, scoring at least two goals in each match, Nigeria: English Premier League Matches – 14/09/2019 – Predictions and are unbeaten in their last 20 games in the competition.
Burnley’s Ashley Barnes has scored 13 league goals in 2019 and has netted in each of his last four matches (five goals). Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino scored three times against Burnley last season, finding the net in the home and away games. Wolves have drawn their first three league games this season. Everton have kept a clean sheet in their last six league matches at home, winning the last five. Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has beaten Everton’s Marco Silva three times in away games, including twice in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is one game away from equalling Ali Al Habsi’s record (111 games) of completing 90 minutes in all his Premier League appearances. Everton have lost to Wolves only once in their last eight meetings (W2 D5) but that defeat came in their last encounter in February (a 3-1 loss at home). Arsenal have beaten Spurs only twice in their last 10 Premier League meetings (D5 L3) but both wins came at home in the last two seasons. Spurs have won at Arsenal only once in the Premier League (D10 L15). The north London derby has seen the most penalties scored in the Premier League (18 – level with Everton v Newcastle). Spurs have not won any of their last seven away games in the league (D1 L6). Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored nine times in nine league matches against Arsenal.
Newcastle have won three and drawn one of their last five away league games.
Sept 12 (Reuters) – Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round five of the Premier League on Sept. Liverpool have not lost to Newcastle at Anfield in their last 23 Premier League meetings. Juergen Klopp’s side are seeking their fifth victory of the season and a club record-extending 14th straight top flight win. Liverpool have scored at least twice in their last 13 league games. Newcastle have won three and drawn one of their last five away league games. Brighton have failed to win 12 of the last 13 league games. Brighton’s new signings Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay have created six chances for each other this season.
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Burnley forward Ashley Barnes has scored four of their five league goals this season. Both teams have not won since the opening day (D1 L2). Leicester have two wins from 26 Premier League meetings with United (D7 L17). Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United have lost three of their last five league home games. Leicester are unbeaten in their last five league games. Jamie Vardy has more league goals (12) than any other Leciester player since Brendan Rodgers took charge in March. The last two Premier League games between the teams finished 3-3 and 0-0 in the 1993-94 season. United beat Southampton 1-0 in the League Cup in 2014, their last competitive meeting. United have five points from four league games.
Only in 1993-94 did have they had a better start with six points. Both teams have failed to score in the first half of matches so far this season with a combined 40 shots. Only one of Palace’s three wins from 20 Premier League meetings with Spurs have come away from home. Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side have lost two of their last four home league games. Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso is out until October with a hip injury, joining fellow new signings Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon on the sidelines. Jordan Ayew has scored in his last two league appearances for Paula McKean Palace.
Wolves’ Raul Jimenez scored home and away against Chelsea in the league last season.
Wolves are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League home matches. None of the last 13 top-flight matches between the teams at Molineux have ended in a draw, with Wolves winning seven. Wolves, who won all six of their Europa League qualifying matches this season, are winless in four Premier League games. Wolves’ Raul Jimenez scored home and away against Chelsea in the league last season. Tammy Abraham, 21, has scored twice in each of his last two league appearances for Chelsea. Sergio Aguero has scored six goals in City’s opening four league matches. Since the start of the 2010-11 season, Man City’s David Silva has assisted 87 league goals, 27 more than anyone else. With five league goals in four appearances, Norwich’s Teemu Pukki is among the nominees for August’s Premier League player of the month award.
Aguero has been involved in eight goals in his five league starts against Norwich, scoring five times with three assists. Bournemouth are unbeaten in all four of their Premier League home matches against Everton (W2 D2). Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth have conceded three times in each of their last two league games, 3-1 losses to Manchester City and Leicester City. Everton boss Marco Silva has suffered defeats against 22 of the 26 teams he has faced in the league but has yet to lose against Bournemouth. Everton have failed to win in their last five away league matches. Quique Sanchez Flores replaced fellow Spaniard Javi Gracia as Watford manager during the international break after the club collected one point in four Premier League matches.
Villa have lost 15 of their last 17 Premier League matches, including three out of four this season.
Arsenal have won their last three league meetings with Watford, keeping a clean sheet on each occasion. Watford last failed to win any of their opening five league matches in the 2011-12 Championship season. Arsenal have kept nine clean sheets in 42 league matches under Emery and two of those were against Watford last season. Villa have lost 15 of their last 17 Premier League matches, including three out of four this season. Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham have collected seven points from four league games, the club’s best start since 2012-13 when they also earned seven points under Sam Allardyce. West Ham’s record signing Sebastien Haller has scored three goals in three league matches. Villa have won seven of their last nine home games in all competitions.
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It’s time to have a complete punt at where everyone will finish this season. You can quite easily split the league in three….the top 6 – then the middle teams hoping to push on…Wolves, Leicester, Everton and maybe West Ham/Watford….then the rest which is half the division. Went so close last year. Any other year they would be champions. Klopp will be determined to go one better and Nigeria: English Premier League Matches – 14/09/2019 – Predictions take the holy grail. They have Joe Gomez back to partner Van Dijk. I was a bit surprised they did not add anyone in the summer though but they have a strong starting line up and I expect more from Keita and Fabinho in their second season.
Tottenham Hotspur V Crystal Palace
Up top they have a range of options and Origi will play more this season. I also think we will see quite a bit of young Rhian Brewster from the bench and possible even Harry Wilson who impressed at Derby. Will always score goals due to the pace and Paula McKean way they can break through but if they can get more from the midfield area; then they could do it this year. Salah is the main man up top and Van Dijk might be the best defender in the World but take Mane out and I think they are not the same team.
He is like a good, more likeable Warnock.
He gives them assists, goal threat and the ability to run through the last third at such pace. I like Klopp. He is crackers but in a good way. He is like a good, more likeable Warnock. Has banked on them taking the next step without any further investment. He has got them back amongst the elite and the spine is young enough to keep getting better. Best Case Scenario: Win the League. The front three continue to be prolific. Van Dijk improves his game even more being able to come out of defence and use it even better. They have another chance of European glory too. Worst Case Scenario: Miss the top 3. The goals dry up. Van Dijk or Allison get injured and the lack of real squad depth in quality comes back to haunt them.
Like Liverpool, the changes are minimal.
Almost had the perfect season last time out but a few VAR decisions against Spurs and they narrowly missed out on the possibility of all 5 trophies. They kept their nerve to run the table in the final weeks and regain the title. Like Liverpool, the changes are minimal. They have lost Kompany and he will be a loss in leadership and Odds & Tips defensive calmness but Laporta had an excellent season. The big addition was Rodri who can come in and provide the same shield that Fernandinho offers in midfield. Still uncertainty over Leroy Sane but he remains for now and with the two Silvas and De Bruyne they have the best midfield trio of players in the league by a distance. The two full backs are erratic at times and not sure Zinchenko has been properly tested yet over a period of time.
Just feel to win three in a row and keep to the same level of excellent might be tough. They will really zero in on the Champions League knowing it is the one trophy that had alluded them. Key Player: Bernardo Silva. A lovely footballer that will at 24 still has his best years ahead of him. With David Silva in his last year at the club look for the touch to be well and truly passed. The main concern is how long he has stayed at clubs. He did four years at Barca and three at Bayern. This is his fourth season at City.
It might be the best and worst thing thus, if City win the Champions League.
Will he hang around after this season? He continues to get high standards out of the group gradually bringing the age down of the squad but keeping the talent level up. Look for Foden and Garcia to be brought through even more keeping with that trend. The only concern is how bored he may get and whether he will want another challenge. It might be the best and bit.ly worst thing thus, if City win the Champions League. Best Case Scenario: Win the three peat and win the Champions League. They avoid a transfer ban and add a top quality centre back and another striker.
The domination continues and Pep signs a long term contract to stay. Worst Case Scenario: Dip out on the League and fail to reach the final stages of the Champions League. Aguero gets an injury and they are given a transfer ban so they cannot sign replacements. Pep then resigns going to PSG. With a number of injuries and the stadium saga they still reached the Champions League final and finished in the Champions League players. They are now settled in their new home, have for now kept Eriksen and Kane is back fully fit. New midfielder Ndombole is a defensive midfielder that can hopefully allow the likes of Alli, Eriksen and Son to really attack at will.
They have some good young players led by the excellent Harry Winks and some really underrated performers in the likes of Son Heung Min and the two centre backs who continue to quietly excel. Maybe lack the squad depth once again and also the two full back positions are still a bit of a concern. Also not sure they have enough cover at the top of the pitch as Son and Moura play more off the front two and Llorente was allowed to leave. Seems a predicable thing to say but he is their talisman and focal point for everything they do. Will score goals, hold up play and link with others. If the goals dry up or the injuries return then Spurs will drop off considerably.
The home stadium becomes a real fortress too.
A great manager who can set his team to play up in a variety of ways as the Champions League run evidenced. Tactically he is outstanding, he is also a great motivator of players and has recruited well too. Best Case Scenario: Make a really strong challenge for the league and the young players continue to develop. They make more signings (Sessegnon) to gradually improve the depth and have another good run in Europe. The home stadium becomes a real fortress too. Worst Case Scenario: Do not make the top 4, Arsenal overtake them and they crash out in the group stages of the Champions League. Kane gets another injury and then at the end of the season Pochettino decides he cannot take them any further and walks.
The side will soon look unrecognisable from the one from a few years ago.
Emery came in and they finished with 7 more points and one place higher in 5th than the last campaign under Arsene Wenger. They got the final of the Europa League (although well beaten by Chelsea) and gradually they started to move out more of the deadwood. The side will soon look unrecognisable from the one from a few years ago. The front two Aubameyang and bit.ly Lacazette will score goals again and they have brought in Pepe, an exciting wing threat. Saliba will go back to St Etienne on loan and Martinelli is more of a player for the future.
You cannot split them.
Ceballos played 23 games for Real Madrid last season so can give them a steadying presence in midfield an area that lacks a top-level performer still. They still worry me at the back and Koscielny seems set to depart. The keeper Leno was up and down last season. They will excite going forward but continue to struggle defensively and do not look a side that can go on 6 or 7 game winning runs due to the youth and lack of experience. The new kit is great though! You cannot split them. Both of these are so key. They need to score goals and hopefully together in a pair.
If one or both struggle, Arsenal finish out of the top four placings. Not quite sure what his style is and whilst they at times have shown more attacking threat, the same defensive vulnerabilities remain. They are a bit more direct perhaps now than the tippy tappy stuff from a few years ago as they look to utilise the pace, they have up top. He seems an affable sort of bloke but without further additions finishing 4th is about as good as it will get next season. Best Case Scenario: The front two both score a hatful. The new lads come in and gel and the defence finally stop conceding silly goals. They surprise and may a run for the title staying right in touch with the top teams all season long giving them a platform for years to come.
Worst Case Scenario: A poor start and the inexperienced backline is a mess shipping goals all over the place. Emery rotates the two strikers rarely playing them as a duo and the crowd turns on him as they finish in 6th-8th place. He is sacked and they have to start again. Not sure Ole is the man for the job and Nigeria: English Premier League Matches – 14/09/2019 – Predictions they have an unbalanced squad that lacks quality and leadership in all departments. There is talent there but no real cohesive plan on playing style or solid consistency in terms of who plays where. They will hope De Gea get back to form now he had a new contract. The Pogba row carries on and Bit.ly it would be best for all concerned if he moves on.
They will hope it does to give much needed creativity in the middle of the field.
Incoming are the talented young defensive pair Maguire and Wan Bissaka, but it still a big step up in terms of what will be needed week in, week out at a much bigger club with greater expectations. The size of the fees may not help these two. As it stands the Dybala – Lukaku swap has not happened. They will hope it does to give much needed creativity in the middle of the field. The rest of the team is a bit confused. They have talented front players such as Rashford and Martial. Look out for youngster Mason Greenwood who could really push on this season.
This team still has enough quality to be in the top 6 but don’t feel they will go any higher and will need further investment and managerial ideas to push nearer to the top sides. With Lukaku moving on, Nigeria: English Premier League Matches – 14/09/2019 – Predictions Sanchez a total flop and Martial in and BIT.LY out, he now will be expected to be the main man up top. Still only 21, Bit.ly but he will be expected to show more consistency this season. He only scored 10 goals last season and for someone who will play more down the middle needs to be looking to almost double that figure.
I was very surprised they gave Solskjaer the full time job. They reacted too early to his great start giving him the job. If they had waited till the end of the season, I am fairly certain he would have been relieved of his temporary duties and they would have gone elsewhere. I am unsure he is the answer long term and he may not see the season out. If they get a bad start, he could be gone early. There is still talent there though but it is still a bit of a mess. Best Case Scenario: Bit.ly The new young signings hit the ground running and BIT.LY fit in.
Rashford becomes the main man up top. Pogba is sold and Bit they quickly reinvest the money in a couple more first teamers that can come in straight away. They are right amongst the top sides and win a domestic cup. They begin to find an identity. I actually think the best cased scenario is they start badly, Ole is sacked they bring in someone who can galvanise the team (Simeone/Pochettino) and Bit then build from there. Worst Case Scenario: The Pogba situation carries on and continues to cause unrest. Lampard clearly believes in the youth and Bit.ly Hudson Odoi and Loftus Cheek are clearly a big part of his plans moving forward.
Manchester United V Leicester City
Pulisic is the only newcomer and the American is a dynamic attacking player but he is no Hazard and there is no doubt they will massively miss him. Like Man Utd and Arsenal above, there is lots of talent but they don’t have the same top drawer talent like Man City and Liverpool and even Spurs (at least in the attacking areas). They have some solid and reliable defenders such as Azpilicueta, Alondo and Kante They also have some flair players in Willan and Pedro. Rudiger, Jorginho and Kovacic all need to improve from their so so starts at Chelsea and they lack goals at the top of the field for me.
Batshuayi, Abraham and Giroud were all a long way down the pecking order in the past but now are the players counted on for goals. Played in a more attacking role last season which was odd. Surely Lampard puts him back into a more defensive role where his strengths lie? The best of his type maybe in world football. I personally feel it was too soon for him to be given the job and it could be a case of right club but wrong time. He needed a few more seasons at a lower level before getting his ‘dream job.’ He now has to learn on the fly.