By News Team
Last Updated: 3rd December 2020
Games in the Premier League continue to come thick and fast and once again this weekend we look set to be treated to a feast with some cracking matches.
Here’s our look ahead to a handful of this weekend’s fixtures.
Can Arsenal come alive against Spurs?
The pressure is seemingly mounting on Mikel Arteta at Arsenal with problems at both sides of the pitch seeing the Gunners struggle hugely in the Premier League this season. Their record signing, Nicolas Pepe, still has not got used to the Premier League and their star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is fresh off of signing a mega-contract, can’t seem to score.
Arsenal have only won a single game in their last five and currently sit in 14th, which, aside from being their worst start since 1981/82, will also be the lowest league position going into a north London derby since August 1993.
All of this is echoed by the market who currently have Arsenal priced at 3/1.
It’s a different story for Spurs with Jose Mourinho’s sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League. They showed their defensive improvements in their trip to Chelsea last time and Mourinho seems finally to have found a formula that works at the back with the nine goals conceded this season the fewest by any side in the division.
They have also been firing in the goals netting a total of 21 times which is more than double the 10 Arsenal have managed so far. Spurs are the favourites for the weekend fixture at 27/10 as they seek to continue to set the pace at the top of the table.
Leeds travel to the Bridge
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea have been going from strength-to-strength this season and are a team that looks built to challenge for the Premier League title. Timo Werner has come alive, netting eight goals in all competitions. He’s a threat to any opposition’s goal and is 10/3 to score first this weekend.
Another big name to join the Chelsea ranks in summer was Hakim Ziyech. He’s been a fantastic addition to the Chelsea line-up and is a handful for his opponents. They are currently 11/2 to win the Premier League and if their strong performances continue you’d have to think they are realistic contenders. However, to win the Premier League you must get results from the difficult games and Leeds will certainly not making things easy for the Blues.
The Whites have had a pretty good start to life back in the top-flight and will look to cause Chelsea problems when they visit Stamford Bridge. They have taken points off the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City and have also beaten Everton and Aston Villa, so this won’t be easy for the west Londoners. Marcelo Bielsa has got his side very well drilled, with every playing knowing exactly what is required from them and they’ll fancy their chances of another big name scalp.
Jota and Reds take on Nuno’s Wolves
VAR was very much at the forefront in Liverpool’s game with Brighton, where, having had two goals ruled out for offside, they then had a stoppage time penalty awarded against them. The 1-1 draw was not the result Jurgen Klopp was hoping for but given the ever-increasing injury list at Anfield, to be where they are is no mean feat. They are also through to the knockout stages of the Champions League and with Tottenham and Chelsea having potentially difficult fixtures, the Reds (1/2) will see this as a good opportunity to return to the Premier League summit.
They face Wolves on Sunday evening meaning the free-scoring Diogo Jota returns to his old club. The Portugese has made the transition from Birmingham to Merseyside seamlessly and is 11/10 to score anytime here. His old side, meanwhile, have still gone about their business in impressive fashion, with a recent win against Arsenal a perfect example of that. They lost their previous two Premier League games to Liverpool, but, as shown by that Arsenal performance, are a match for anyone on their day. Wolves come into this one as the 11/2 outsiders.