By News Team
23rd October 2020
The Premier League action continues thick and fast as we enter the sixth matchweek of the season.
The goals keep coming in the top flight, and there’s a few big matches this weekend to look forward to. Here we preview the best of the weekend’s Premier League games below.
Man Utd to continue Chelsea dominance?
Saturday’s clash between Man Utd and Chelsea is the pick of the Premier League’s fixtures this weekend, as both sides bid to build form and momentum after indifferent starts to the campaign.
You have to look back as far as 2017 when Chelsea last defeated the Red Devils in the top flight, and the United boss has prevailed twice in both meetings between these managers in their current posts, so Frank Lampard will be out to prove a point.
United come into this one hot off the back of an impressive 2-1 win away to PSG in the Champions League, where a Marcus Rashford wonder strike helped take all three points back to Manchester. Chelsea, meanwhile, were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Sevilla as their form continues to stutter. The Red Devils are slight favourites at 7/5, with Chelsea priced at 9/5 and the draw available at 13/5.
Rashford has been in excellent form in the last few games, after setting up two goals in the 4-1 win at Newcastle, and his midweek strike at Parc des Princes will do his confidence no harm. The English striker is 11/2 to score first on Saturday.
De Bruyne and Laporte back for hungry City
After a slow start to the season, it looks like Man City have got the bit between their teeth again after wins against Arsenal in the Premier League and Porto in the midweek Champions League fixture. They now have Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte back in contention for the away trip to West Ham this Saturday.
West Ham are determined to improve upon last season’s form. An away win at Leicester was followed up with a remarkable comeback at Spurs last time out as they came from 3-0 down to claim a 3-3 draw in dramatic circumstances. However, their record against City recently has left a lot to be desired. They have lost their last eight in the teams’ head-to-head fixtures in the Premier League.
While the Hammers look a better unit this season so far, City will know that they have an opportunity to exert their dominance at a time when Liverpool are starting to look slightly fragile. Pep Guardiola’s side are 2/5 to take all three points, while David Moyes men can be backed at 13/2. A draw is 4/1.
The Citizens have scored 17 in their last four at the London Stadium, and they are 11/5 -2 goals heading into this one.
Arsenal gunning for Foxes in top four battle
It’s early days in the race for the top four in the Premier League, but as Leicester head to Arsenal in fourth place ahead of the Gunners on goal difference, this has the feeling of an early clash for a Champions League spot already.
Leicester were pipped to a spot in Europe’s elite competition last season and both teams have settled for Europa League spots, but they’ll be determined to leave their mark on the Premier League this term, having both started well so far.
Judging by both teams’ performances this season, both sides to score is well priced at 4/6.