Premier League Matchday 16 Predictions – Saturday

    Another entertaining Premier League weekend packed with cracking fixtures is lying ahead.

    Let’s have a quick look at the three most exciting Premier League tips to keep an eye on this Saturday.

    Manchester City vs Wolverhampton

    Saturday’s Premier League action gets underway with an intriguing showdown between Manchester City and Wolverhampton at the Etihad Stadium.

    Man City hit the Premier League summit following a comfortable 3-1 win at Watford last time out, extending their winning league run to five matches.

    However, since they hold a slender one-point lead over second-placed Liverpool, the Citizens can ill-afford a slip-up against the out-of-sorts visitors.

    Coming into this matchday, Wolves have failed to get on the scoresheet in three Premier League outings in a row (D2, L1), sliding to eighth in the standings in the process.

    Their chances of bouncing back look rather slim, as they suffered a comprehensive league double at the hands of Man City last season, losing both top-flight H2Hs by 3+ goals ‘to one.’

    Prediction: Manchester City to win despite -1 handicap

    Chelsea vs Leeds United

    Rocked by a 3-3 away draw with Zenit St Petersburg in midweek Champions League action, Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways when they meet bottom-half Leeds United at Stamford Bridge.

    Thomas Tuchel’s side turned a 2-1 half-time lead into a 3-2 defeat at West Ham last time out, surrendering the top place to Man City in the process.

    Now sat two points adrift of the Citizens, the Blues will be keen to snap a run of back-to-back Premier League draws on home soil.

    Leeds’ arrival in the capital sounds like a prime opportunity for Chelsea to rediscover their mojo, as they’ve won their last four Premier League H2Hs at Stamford Bridge.

    Adding to this sentiment, the Whites have only won one of their seven away league games this season (D3, L3), netting a measly average of 0.85 goals per match.

    Before holding Brighton to a scoreless draw in their most recent Premier League travel, Marcelo Bielsa’s men have failed to keep a clean sheet in six away league fixtures on the trot.

    Therefore, it’s hard to expect Leeds to keep the division’s joint-best home attack at bay.

    Prediction: Chelsea to score over 1.5 goals

    Liverpool vs Aston Villa

    Arguably the most highly anticipated fixture on this weekend’s Premier League football schedule pits Liverpool against Aston Villa at Anfield. 

    Steven Gerrard, who spent his entire playing career at Liverpool en route to becoming the club’s icon, arrived at the helm of Villa last month.

    Since taking over the managerial reins from Dean Smith, the former Reds captain has tallied three wins from four Premier League matches (L1).

    Interestingly, three of Villa’s four top-flight games under Gerrard have yielded an identical 2-1 scoreline, highlighting the potential for action-packed, end-to-end football.

    As for Liverpool, a tally of 44 goals scored from 15 Premier League fixtures so far makes them by far the most prolific side in England’s top-flight.

    Indeed, since being held to a 1-1 home draw to Chelsea in late August, the Merseyside heavyweights have netted 2+ goals in each of their last eight competitive home games.

    So choosing goals over the outcome looks like a wise decision to make.

    Prediction: Over 2.5 goals


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