Predictions for Week 1 of the 2023-24 Premier League season
Burnley vs Man City – premier league predictions
Vincent Kompany should have Burnley more dangerous than most newly-promoted teams, but expecting to go toe-to-toe with a Man City side that already has a competitive game under its belt is a lot. Burnley 0-4 Man City.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest – premier league predictions
The Gunners will be ready to light the league on fire in pursuit of a PL crown. Forest should be improved this year, but Week 1 away to Arsenal is a big ask. Arsenal 5-0 Nottingham Forest.
Bournemouth vs West Ham United – premier league predictions
Bournemouth’s at home but these odds seem, well, odd. There’s uncertainty about whether Lucas Paqueta will play given links to Man City, but the Irons still carry more consistency and power against a first-time PL manager in Andoni Iraola. Bournemouth 1-2 West Ham.
Brighton vs Luton Town – premier league predictions
A rude welcome to the Premier League seems likely for the Hatters, especially away from home. Could be a big game for Joao Pedro, who scored in consecutive fixtures away to Luton in the Championship. Luton town 0-2 Brighton.
Everton vs Fulham – premier league predictions
Fulham will be without Joao Palhinha and Tom Cairney, while Everton has several absences but should still be able to claim ground in the midfield. But Aleksandar Mitrovic is still with the club and a tall task for Everton’s back line. Everton 2-1 Fulham.
Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace – premier league predictions
No Michael Olise nor Matheus Franca for Palace and Bramall Lane will be hopping, but the Blades have several injury issues as well. Can the Eagles fly without Wilfried Zaha? It’s a long-term question but perhaps not a big worry this week. Blades 1-2 Palace.
Newcastle United vs Aston Villa – premier league predictions
These odds seem a bit off given what we’ve seen of Villa, but Newcastle has been so good at St. James’ Park under Eddie Howe in only losing to Arsenal and Liverpool at home last season. We’ll side with the bookmakers, if just. Newcastle 3-1 Villa.
Brentford vs Tottenham Hotspur – premier league predictions
Harry Kane’s potential exist to Bayern Munich, means the team will have to prepare for life after its high-flying center forward against the team whose star center forward is suspended through January. Over-simplifying? Brentford will be hoping that’s the casse. Brentford 2-1 Spurs.
Chelsea vs Liverpool – premier league predictions
What a way for Mauricio Pochettino the formally start a project and for Jurgen Klopp to hope to kick-on his revamped plan. Christopher Nkunku’s injury looms for Chelsea and Mohamed Salah can certainly stake an Opening Day claim against his former mate. Might this come down to an Argentine midfield battle between Enzo Fernandez and Alexis Mac Allister? Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool.
Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers – premier league predictions
Can you have a new manager bounce if the new manager arrives four days before the start of the season? Gary O’Neil might find magic with Wolves’ attack-first side, somehow, but to expect it in Week 1 at Old Trafford against Erik ten Hag’s well-oiled Man Utd seems a bit silly. Man Utd 3-0 Wolves.