That’s it for the last International break until the FIFA World Cup begins in another eight weeks. The past week was mostly fun, goal-laden and dramatic. But until the first whistle blows in November, club football continues, and in effect, the prestigious English Premier League.
Frank Lampard finally secured his very first win of the season, Everton moving from the 16th position to 13th on the table. Might this be the beginning of a streak of wins for the Toffees?
Leicester City continues to languish at the foot of the table. Brendan Rodgers’ men have lost six of the seven matches played this season- another managerial casualty looming?
This weekend’s fixtures look sure to be exciting, not least the big derbies in London and Manchester.
Review Of Gameweek 8
The previous Gameweek produced some end-to-end clashes and goals aplenty.
After a tough start to the season, Aston Villa appears to be turning the tides. Steven Gerrard’s men did just enough to defeat Southampton 1-0 thanks to a Jacob Ramsey goal.
In an entertaining affair, Fulham edged out a resilient Nottingham Forest 3-2.
Premier League Champions, Manchester City eased to a 3-0 win against a horrible Wolves side.
Newcastle was forced to a 1-1 draw by Bournemouth as Tottenham thrashed a struggling Leicester City 6-2. Heung-Min Son came off the bench and scored a 13-minute hat-trick.
Arsenal made light work of Brentford 3-0 as Everton ground out a 1-0 win against West Ham.
Preview Of Gameweek 9
Football fans are set for some top-end encounters this Gameweek.
The party gets off to a frenzy with a North London clash between Arsenal and Tottenham at the Emirates on Saturday. With both teams in-form in the Premier League, it is fair to expect a competitive contest.
Liverpool, who have blown hot and cold this season, take on a fluid Brighton side.
Fulham will do battle against Newcastle, as Southampton and Everton clash at St. Mary’s.
Crystal Palace hosts Chelsea in a London derby. Graham Potter will be desperate to begin his first league match as the Blues’ coach with a win.
Bournemouth welcomes Brentford as a poor West Ham team faces Wolves.
Manchester United will visit their noisy neighbours, Manchester City. This Manchester derby will be keenly contested with the Red Devils on an upward trajectory having won their last four matches. All eyes will be on Erling Haaland once again.
Leeds will face off against Aston Villa before a Monday night action between Leicester City and Nottingham Forest.
Predictions For Gameweek 9
BetBiga Booking Code: 575zo
Arsenal vs Tottenham (goal/goal)
Liverpool vs Brighton (over 2.5 goals)
Fulham vs Newcastle (over 1.5 goals)
Southampton vs Everton (under 3.5 goals)
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea (2)
Bournemouth vs Brentford (X2)
West Ham vs Wolves (under 3.5 goals)
Manchester City vs Manchester United (over 2.5 goals)
Leeds United vs Aston Villa (over 1.5 goals)
Leicester City vs Nottingham Forest (goal/goal)