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Premier League: Predictions for all five games on Saturday

Premier League: Predictions for all five games on Saturday

Premier League: Predictions for all five games on Saturday


– Recommended bets: 
Back Under 2.5 goals to be scored in Leeds vs Bournemouth 
Back Man City to score over 3.5 goals against Fulham 
Back Nottingham Forest and Brentford to draw 
Back Brighton to win 
Back Everton and Leicester to draw


Our expert writers’ top selections for each of the five Premier League fixtures due to be played on Saturday are collated below.


Leeds vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm)


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The data points to Leeds being a more dangerous team when their opponents have the majority of the ball and they can fashion chances in transition, but they are unlikely to have that luxury against a Bournemouth team that sit right at the bottom of the Premier League’s possession table.


Whether the Whites can break O’Neil’s side down and not leave themselves open to counter attacks could depend on the quality of service from wide areas.


Likewise, the Cherries will attempt to feed in-form striker Kiefer Moore with the kind of chances he gobbled up against Spurs.


Leeds’ defence, aided by the brilliant Islan Meslier, held firm against Liverpool and if the French goalkeeper continues in that vein then a low-scoring contest should be anticipated.

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Fewer than three goals have been scored in three of Leeds’ last four home games and two of the Cherries’ last three on the road.


Man City vs Fulham (Saturday, 3pm)


Opposing City in any way is not advisable given Pep Guardiola’s team have won 32 and lost only two of their last 40 games in the Premier League.


Fulham have done well this season, but it is a major step up to expect them to prevent the champions from taking another three points at home.


City have won their last 10 Premier League games at Etihad, scoring at least three times in every single victory and totalling an incredible 43 goals.

That — and the fact that Fulham have shipped seven goals in their last three away games — suggests the 6/5 odds for City to score over 3.5 goals in the game are worth a look.


Nottingham Forest vs Brentford (Saturday, 3pm)

The absence of Ivan Toney limits Thomas Frank's attacking options for Brentford's trip to Nottingham
The absence of Ivan Toney limits Thomas Frank’s attacking options for Brentford’s trip to Nottingham

Brentford looked shell-shocked in their recent 4-0 defeat away at Aston Villa but the match did arrive in unusual circumstances, with Villa and their supporters seemingly on a high after Steven Gerrard’s departure.


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But while Thomas Frank’s men have not been able to show their best form this season, they have been largely solid, bar the odd slip when everything seems to go wrong.


Their only losses in 10 games have come in off-days at Villa Park and Newcastle, plus defeat to league-leaders Arsenal.


Even in the absence of Ivan Toney, they will expect to grab a point on Saturday — back the draw,

Wolves vs Brighton (Saturday, 3pm)


Wolves’ biggest worry has to be the fact that there has been no bounce following the departure of Bruno Lage — if anything, given the opponents and number of goals conceded, they have got worse.


Diego Costa’s red card last week only adds to their goalscoring worries and it is hard to see Steve Davis’ men creating much of note against Roberto De Zerbi’s inventive and attacking Brighton side.


The Seagulls have slipped back into their old ways of failing to make the most of their opportunities, which is a continued source of frustration.


However, they usually create a huge number of chances and once their attackers start building confidence, Brighton should start taking one or two of those — or four, as was the case against Chelsea.

Brighton should be simply far too good for Wolves and look value for the win


Everton vs Leicester (Saturday, 5.30pm)


Scoring goals has never been a problem but the Foxes were conceding a frightening number in their first few matches, shipping an average of more than three goals per game in their first seven outings.


The integration of centre-back Wout Faes seems to have made a significant impact, however.


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The Belgian suffered a torrid debut in a 6-2 defeat to Tottenham but as he and Leicester have started to gel, the goals against have dried up dramatically.


Just three conceded in six games since suggest it could be a very useful partnership between player and club.


With Everton again set to prioritise solidity and an away point not the worst result for Leicester, the draw appeals