Premier League: Man City, Spurs look for form as Manchester United battle Liverpool




Manchester city will be looking to turn a new leaf when they travel to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The defending champions have started the season in a below par manner, picking up just 16 points from a possible 24. Their last game resulted in defeat to Wolves, and they now lie eight points behind League leaders Liverpool. Injuries to key players has not helped their cause, and they will now look to bounce back against an inspired Palace side. Roy Hodgson’s men lie just two points behind City, and having beaten the Citizens last season at the Etihad Stadium, will be confident of doing the same in front of their own fans this time around.

Tottenham will be in desperate need of a win when they host Watford at White Hart Lane. The Lilywhites’ season seems to be going from bad to worse after collecting a 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Brighton. Now against a Watford side lying bottom of the table with no wins so far this season, Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be expected to deliver.

Chelsea will entertain Newcastle at Stanford Bridge. The Blues have had an improved run of form which has seen them move up to fifth on the log. They will move into the top four if they win and results go their way. Newcastle are on the back of a 1-0 win over Man United, and the prospects of beating two top six teams back to back will be mouthwatering. Nevertheless, the Blues are expected to come out on top.

Following a super performance against Man City, Wolves will be targeting back to back wins when they take on Southampton at Molineux.

Brighton will look to make it two wins from two when they play Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Leicester will hope to maintain their top four status in the early stages of the season when Burnley visit the king Power Stadium.

Norwich City will look to shake off a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Aston Villa when they face Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Everton will have an opportunity to climb out of the relegation zone when they host West Ham at Goodison Park.

Tomorrow, the game of the weekend takes place when Manchester United battle Liverpool at Old Trafford. This game has always been known for its firepower and lived up to its billing as a fierce contest, but it could well be one sided this time around. United are a complete shadow of themselves and despite beginning the season with a 4-0 win over Chelsea, have picked up just one win since then and now lie in the bottom half of the table. They have found goals hard to come by and with Paul Pogba out of the game and Anthony Martial a doubt due to injury, it could be the same old story again. Liverpool on the other hand are flying in the League. They have a perfect record of eight wins from eight games so far, and an opportunity to make it nine against their bitter rivals is too good a chance to pass. Jurgen Klopp won’t be thinking about that though as he has his eyes on all three points. Should United emerge with the same mentality as before, the Reds will cruise to a flawless victory.

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