English Premier League weekend preview - Lets

Saturday 14th September 2019, match day 5.

The Premier League makes a return after the international break with Liverpool hoping to continue their 100% start to the season with victory over Newcastle at Anfield. Manchester City, who lie in second place, face a trip to last year’s Championship title winners Norwich City, whilst third placed Leicester City, who are the only other unbeaten side in the Premier League, face a trip to Old Trafford to meet Manchester United. Here, we preview the biggest games in the Premier League this Saturday.

Liverpool v Newcastle United

Liverpool won their opening four games to lead the Premier League by two points and welcome Newcastle to Anfield for the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

The Reds have been averaging three goals a game and won their previous two fixtures at home this season, beating Norwich City 4-1 and Arsenal 3-1. Mo Salah has found the net three times already this campaign, assisted by Firmino and Sadio Mane with two goals each.

Their visitors, Newcastle United, lost their opening two games against Arsenal and Norwich, but sprung a surprise when they won 1-0 at Tottenham Hotspur. They would have been disappointed to follow up that impressive win with a 1-1 draw with Watford but can take confidence from that Spurs result when arriving as underdogs again at Anfield.

It is hard to see anything other than a comfortable home win and Liverpool maintaining their lead at the top.

Manchester United v Leicester City

An interesting game takes place at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, as Manchester United host unbeaten Leicester City.

United got off to the perfect start with a 4-0 win over Chelsea but have failed to win a game since and have only managed to find the net three more times. Their last appearance at home saw them lose 2-1 against Crystal Palace, so they will be desperate to get back to winning ways in front of an expectant and demanding home crowd this week.

It won’t be easy against a Leicester side who have made an impressive start to their campaign. After drawing their opening two games against Wolves and Chelsea, the Foxes have gone on to beat Sheffield United and Bournemouth, with Jamie Vardy on target three times already this season. He will carry the main threat for the visitors once again and we see Leicester coming away from Old Trafford with a well-earned point to heap more pressure on Solskjaer.

Norwich City v Manchester City

The Saturday evening kick-off sees Manchester City travel to Carrow Road to face newly promoted Norwich City.

Norwich have found life tough going back in the Premier League, losing three of their opening four games. After losing their opening game 4-1 at Liverpool, they beat Newcastle 3-1 at home but have since lost 3-2 against Chelsea and were beaten 2-0 at West Ham two weeks ago.

Teemu Pukki has scored five of the six goals the Canaries have scored this season, so they rely on him again if they are to get anything from this game.

Manchester City are the current Premier League top scorers with 14 goals in their opening four games. They have beaten West Ham, Bournemouth and Brighton, with their blot being a 2-2 home draw with Tottenham.

Sergio Aguero is the leading scorer in the Premier League with six goals, ahead of Pukki and City teammate, Raheem Sterling, who both have five. We see plenty of goals in this one, especially with the attacking talent that will be on show, but a comfortable win for City is likely.

Other Premier League previews

Tottenham v Crystal palace weekend kickoff, where, when, form, and injuries. 

Friday night football Southampton FC v AFC Bournemouth. 

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