Premier League; Predictions for Gameweek 6
The surprises are already flowing in the Premier League and it is expected to continue.
Defending champions, Manchester City suffered a shock defeat at newly-promoted Norwich City with comical defending by Nicolas Otamendi the unfortunate lowlight for Pep Guardiola’s men.
Liverpool is at this stage looking like runaway winners of the title with a 100% record. It was a mixed bag for the English sides in European competition in midweek with only Manchester City getting a win in the UEFA Champions League.
In the Europa League, Manchester United and Arsenal got good wins while Wolves were stunned at Molineux.
Review of Gameweek 5
It was a weekend of surprises and shocking results/performances last time around.
Liverpool got the ball rolling with a routine 3-1 win over Newcastle United thanks to a Sadio Mane brace. Manchester United surprisingly beat a disappointing Leicester City with relative ease 1-0 thanks to a Marcus Rashford penalty.
Southampton had Moussa Djenepo to thank once again as his goal secured a 1-0 win away at Sheffield United. Brighton and Burnley played out a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium.
It was goals galore at Molineux as Chelsea secured its first win of the season with a 5-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers thanks to a hattrick by Tammy Abraham.
Tottenham Hotspur came out all guns blazing in the first half as they comprehensively thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 with Heung-Min Son getting a brace.
Norwich City were brave and got the rewards in defeating Manchester City 3-2 with Teemu Pukki getting his 6th goal of the season.
On Sunday, Bournemouth thrashed Everton 3 – 1 with Calumn Wilson getting a brace while Watford under new manager, Quique Sanches Flores fought from 2 goals down to secure a 2-2 draw with a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang-inspired Arsenal.
It was entertaining but goalless on Monday as Aston Villa hosted West Ham.
Preview of Gameweek 6 action
Gameweek 6 of the Premier League starts off on Friday as a confident Southampton side look to get its third win on the bounce against a flaky Bournemouth.
Goals are expected at the King Power Stadium on Saturday as Leicester City takes on Tottenham Hotspur. Burnley will play a confident Norwich City while Everton hosts Sheffield United.
Manchester City will want to bounce back from last week’s defeat with a victory at home to Watford while on Tyneside, Newcastle will trade tackles with Brighton.
On Sunday, West Ham kicks off proceedings with a hot afternoon encounter against Manchester United. Crystal Palace and Wolves will want redemption from the thrashings they received in Gameweek 5 when they meet at Selhurst Park.
Arsenal hosts Aston Villa and the star match bookends Gameweek 6 as Chelsea plays Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
Gameweek 6 Predictions
Southampton vs Bournemouth (1X)
Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (G/G)
Burnley vs Norwich (Over 1.5 Goals)
Everton vs Sheffield United (Over 1.5 Goals)
Manchester City vs Watford (G/G)
Newcastle United vs Brighton (Over 1.5 Goals)
West Ham vs Manchester United (1X)
Crystal Palace vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (Under 3.5 Goals)
Arsenal vs Aston Villa (Over 2.5 Goals)
Chelsea F.C vs Liverpool (G/G)