2023/2024 English Premier League predictions – Preview For Gameweek 3
The 2023/2024 English Premier League odds season continues its Matchday three action as the league season eyes its second month of entertaining football.
25th August, 20:00 GMT
Chelsea are set to kick-start the third Gameweek of the season as the blues will play host to debutants Luton Town at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea were beaten in their most recent outing, falling to a 3-1 defeat to West Ham. Enzo Fernandez missed a penalty late in the first-half which seemed to be the turning point in the game with the Hammers scoring twice in the second half to seal all three points.
Luton have had an extra week to rest up ahead of this fixture with their match against Burnley last weekend postponed. The Hatters were beaten 4-1 by high-flying Brighton on the opening day and will be looking to improve here.
Mauricio Pochettino is still searching for his first league win as Chelsea boss.
Prediction: Chelsea Win (best bets)
26th August, 12:30 GMT.
After an impressive showing at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last Saturday in a 2-0 victory over Manchester United, Tottenham travel down to the south coast at Bournemouth on Saturday lunchtime.
Ange Postecoglou’s team hopes to stay unbeaten at the start of the campaign while Bournemouth aim at bouncing back from that 3-1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield last Gameweek.
Prediction: Both Teams Score (best bets)
26th August, 15:00 GMT.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal remained undefeated in their last 10 London derbies after beating crystal palace 0-1 at Selhurst Park on Monday despite having to see the last 20 minutes with 10 men.
Fulham suffered a 3-0 heavy defeat at home to Brentford after starting the season with victory over Everton at goodison park.
Arsenal were victorious the last time both teams met at the Emirates with the gunners coming from a goal down to beat their London rivals 2-1.
Prediction: Over 2.5 goals (best bets)
Brentford Vs Crystal Palace
26th August, 15:00 GMT
Brentford’s unbeaten start to the league campaign continued with a cruising 3-0 win against Fulham at the Craven Cottage.
Thomas Frank’s men will welcome Crystal Palace who lost to Arsenal in the last game of Gameweek two.
This fixture over the last two seasons has ended in a draw with the last fixture ending with a win for either side dating back to 2014 where Brentford defeated Fulham in an international club friendly.
Prediction: Draw or Both Teams Score (best bets)
Everton Vs Wolves
26 August, 15:00 GMT.
With zero points on the board for both sides this season after back to back defeats, Everton and Wolves will aim to get something out of this button of the table clash.
Wolverhampton Wanderers remain unbeaten against Everton, Gary O’Neil’s team last lost against Everton in the league two years ago with no victory for Everton in their last four meetings.
Prediction: Wolves To Score (best bets)
26 August, 15:00 GMT.
Manchester United, after a poor display in London against Tottenham Hotspur, will hope to bounce back to winning ways when they welcome Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford in the last game of Saturday’s goal rush fixtures.
The Red devils will be boosted by the return of summer signing Rusmus Højlund who joined from Atlanta this transfer window but couldn’t feature due to a back problem he sustained last season.
Erik Ten Hag’s men hold the record for the best defense at home since he took charge of the club at the beginning of last season with United also keeping a clean sheet in their opening league game where they defeated wolves 1-0.
Manchester United have a 100 percent record against Nottingham Forest in their last four meetings.
Prediction: Manchester United Win (best bets)
Brighton Vs West Ham United
26th August, 17:30 GMT.
League leaders Brighton and Hove Albion play hosts to West Ham United who defeated 3-1 Chelsea at the London stadium to grab their first win of this campaign.
Roberto De Zerbi’s men have scored the most goals this season with eight from two games and also have a perfect record against their opponents in the same fixture last season scoring six and conceding none.
Premier League odds Prediction: Brighton To Score. (best bets)
Burnley Vs Aston Villa
27 August, 14:00 GMT.
After a week’s rest due to Luton’s stadium being under construction, Burnley will return to league action playing at home to European bound Aston Villa at Turf Moor on Sunday.
Vincent Company’s team fell to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of champions Manchester City in the opening game of the season while Aston Villa bounced back to winning ways with a resounding 4-0 victory against Everton.
This fixture ended in a 1-1 draw the last time both teams faced off in the league.
Premier League Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals (best bets)
Sheffield United Vs Manchester City
27th August, 14:00 GMT.
Sheffield United are not having the start they wanted since returning to the EPL after three years out, The Blades lost to Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest respectively.
While Manchester City got off to the start they wanted with wins over Burnley and Newcastle United.
Pep Guardiola’s City have won their last five meetings against Sheffield United with a scoreline of 8-0.
Prediction: Manchester City Win (best bets)
Newcastle United Vs Liverpool
27th August, 16:30 GMT.
Newcastle United currently sit sixth in the table with three points from two matches, while Liverpool are in fourth place with four points. It promises to be an intriguing clash between these two teams with aspirations for a top-four finish (premier league odds).
Newcastle United have displayed inconsistent form in their recent three matches. They started with a 1-1 draw against Chelsea, followed by a convincing 5-1 win against Aston Villa, but then suffered a 1-0 loss to Manchester City. At home, Newcastle United have been more reliable, winning four of their last six Premier League matches, with one draw and one loss. During this period, they scored 18 goals and conceded six.
Liverpool’s recent form has been somewhat varied, starting with a high-scoring 4-4 draw against Southampton, followed by a 1-1 draw with Chelsea, and then a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth. In the Premier League odds, Liverpool secured three wins out of a possible six away matches, with three draws and no defeats. They scored 16 goals while conceding seven during this period.
Prediction: Both Teams Score (best bets)