Premier League returns with Gameweek 9 of the 2019-20 season after the international break. And there are some sumptuous fixtures to feast upon for the fans. Everton and West Ham kick us off on Saturday and the match is followed by similar fixtures, with Aston Villa taking on Brighton and Norwich travelling to face Bournemouth.
The first ‘Big Six’ fixture sees Newcastle travel to Chelsea. The Magpies will be buoyed by the 1-0 win over Manchester United and will look to inflict more damage on the ‘Big Six’ sides, with their two wins coming against Tottenham and Manchester United so far. Tottenham and Manchester City have tricky matchups as they face Watford and Crystal Palace, respectively.
There is lots to talk about for Sunday as the biggest rivalry in England returns to the fore. Manchester United are in a tricky predicament and will go up against an unbeaten Liverpool side. Arsenal top the gameweek off with a trip to Bramall Lane.
Before we move on to the ninth matchday and the tips for the matches, let us look at how our tips for the last Matchday fared.
Probables Result: 5/13 (Total: 50/88)
Total Buckshot Result: 3/3
Outside Chance Result: None
Chelsea vs Newcastle United
Chelsea have found their footing under Frank Lampard. Free-flowing football is now accompanied by results, which has really changed the mood at Stamford Bridge. The Saturday visitors though, will be on a high as well, having won against Manchester United before the international break.
Newcastle have been poor this season. But, the two wins they have recorded have come against the likes of Tottenham and Manchester United. This could be a tricky fixture for Chelsea, especially with Newcastle’s ability to get men behind the ball and hit the teams on the counter.
1. Newcastle Asian Handicap +2.0 @ 1.550
2. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.95
1. Full Time Result – Draw or Newcastle @ 3.40
Manchester United vs Liverpool
A game that has history written all over it. Liverpool haven’t won at Old Trafford for a sizeable period now. But, the Reds are perhaps on their best start of any Premier League campaigns. Manchester United are struggling, both with injuries and results. United are closer to the relegation zone than the top four right now, which is unprecedented for the club.
Expect Liverpool to come in hammering at Manchester United, who are likely to absorb pressure. The best United can look for is a draw here.
1. Both Teams to Score – NO @ 2.00
1. Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.90
Sheffield United vs Arsenal
Arsenal are third on the Premier League table. But, their performances are far from being the 3rd best team in the Premier League so far. The results have gone their way mostly because of their form upfront. Sheffield United, on the other hand, seem to be the most balanced of the promoted teams so far.
Bramall Lane is becoming a fortress for Sheffield United and Chris Wilder will be looking forward to a similar performance but a better result than the one against Liverpool.
1. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.61
1. Sheffield United to win @ 3.90
Tottenham will look to bounce back from a woeful week before the international break. Spurs are up against a struggling Watford side but Mauricio Pochettino has seen his team flail against similar teams this season so far. Tottenham should be good enough for three points on Saturday.
Crystal Palace are one of the shocks of the Premier League season so far. Perhaps, this is the best time to face a Manchester City team that look in trouble at the back. Pep Guardiola will demand a response to the toothless 2-0 loss against Wolves and he should get one, at least going forward.
Everton are in the relegation zone and the pressure will be on Marco Silva to prove he is the right man for the job when they meet a West Ham side that have looked impressive. Aston Villa and Brighton have both snapped their winless streak and it will be interesting to see whether either of them are able to record consecutive wins.
Wolves are on a high and should make quick work of a Southampton side that are primed to stretch their losing run to four Premier League games. People have been sleeping on Burnley, but Sean Dyche’s men can topple Leicester with a win over the Foxes on Saturday.
Norwich will look to escape the relegation zone when they go up against high-spirited Bournemouth.
1. Tottenham vs Watford – Tottenham Asian Handicap -1.0 @ 1.625
2. Wolves to beat Southampton @ 1.80
3. Crystal Palace vs Manchester City – Match Goal Line – Over 3.0 @ 1.675
4. Leicester vs Burnley – Both Teams to Score – YES @ 2.00
1. Bournemouth vs Norwich – Full Time Result – Draw @ 4.50
2. West Ham to beat Everton @ 3.60