GW5 Preview: Premier League

Tottenham v Liverpool 🔴 

📍 Where: Wembley Stadium 

🕰️ When: 12:30 BST

📅 Date: Saturday, September 15th 

📜 Records:

Liverpool: WWWW - 1st in Table
Tottenham: WWWL - 5th in Table  

♻️ Last Game:

Liverpool 2-1 Leicester
Tottenham 1-2 Watford 

🔙 Previous Meeting: Liverpool 2-2 Tottenham 

Top scorer:

Liverpool: Sadio Mane 4 Goals
Tottenham: Lucas Moura 3 Goals 

👀 Players to watch:

Liverpool: Roberto Firmino
Tottenham: Harry Kane 

Bobby Firmino started the season off with two assists and finally bagged a goal last game to restore his confidence. In this stretch of tough games for the Reds, it is critical he remains in top form. Harry Kane has been in the news recently after a dip in form during the international break calling for him to be rested. How will he respond to this?

Did you know: Matches featuring these two teams have had 22 penalties, more than any other in the competition's history.

Predictions: Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool 

🐝 Watford v Manchester United 👹

📍 Where: Vicarage Road 

🕰️ When: 17:30 BST

📅 Date: Saturday, September 15th 

📜 Records:

Watford: WWWW - 3rd in the table
Manchester United WLLW - 10th in the table 

♻️ Last Game:

Watford 2-1 Tottenham
Manchester United 2-1 Burnley 

🔙 Previous Meeting: Manchester United 1-0 Watford 

Top scorer:

Romelu Lukaku 3 goals
Roberto Pereyra 3 goals 

👀 Players to watch:

Man Utd: Romelu Lukaku
Watford: Roberto Pereyra 

Following an international break where he bagged himself a brace vs Iceland and also grabbed a goal against Scotland, Lukaku will be eager to continue his form with Jose Mourinho’s side. On the other side, Pereyra has three goals so far and will be itching to find the back of the net for a 4th time as Watford look to continue their fast start to the season. 

Did you know: Watford have lost 12 of their last 13 matches against Manchester United in league competition

Predictions: Watford 1-1 Manchester United 

🐺 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burnley 🍷

📍 Where: Molineux

🕰️ When: 13:30 BST

📅 Date: Sunday, September 16th 

📜 Records:

Wolves: DLDW 11th in the table
Burnley: DLLL 19th in the table 

♻️ Last Game:

Wolves 1-0 West Ham
Burnley 0-2 Man Utd 

🔙 Previous Meetings: Wolves 2-1 Burnley (2010)

Top scorer:

Wolves: Boly, Neves, Jimenez, Traore - 1 goal
Burnley: James Tarkowski - 2 goals 

👀 Players to watch:

Wolves: Ruben Neves
Burnley: James Tarkowski

Manchester City transfer target Ruben Neves is perhaps the best player on this Wolves team. He will need to be the maestro in the midfield if the Wolves look to make it back to back wins. Burnley are in terrible form after qualifying for the Europa league earlier this month. Leading scorer Tarkowski will need to continue to put Burnley back on track. 

Did you know: Burnley are unbeaten in four league encounters with Wolves, winning two and drawing two.

Predictions: Burnley 1-1 Wolves 

🔵 Everton v West Ham ⚒️ 

📍 Where: Goodison Park 

🕰️ When: 16:00 BST

📅 Date: Sunday, September 16th 

📜 Records:

Everton: DWDD - 7th in the table

West Ham: LLLL - 20th in the table

♻️ Last Game:

Everton 1-1 Huddersfield
WHU 0-1 Wolves 

🔙 Previous Meetings: West Ham 3-1 Everton 

Top scorer:

Everton: Richarlison - 3 Goals

West Ham: Marko Arnautovic - 2 goals 

👀 Players to watch:

Everton: Richarlson
West Ham: Felipe Anderson 

Richarlson added to his 3 goals in 4 games for Everton with a brace for Brazil on his debut and is in great form. West Ham are in dire need of a win, and they will need something special from their own mercurial Brazilian to beat Marco Silva’s men.

Did you know: Everton have won more Premier League matches (24) and scored more goals (80) against West Ham than they have against any other team.

Predictions: Everton 2-0 West Ham 

👼 Southampton v Brighton 🕊️

📍 Where: St. Mary’s

🕰️ When: 20:00 BST

📅 Date: Monday, September 17th 

📜 Records:

Southampton: DLLW 12th in the table
Brighton: LWLD 14th in the table 

♻️ Last Game:

Brighton 2-2 Fulham
Southampton 2-0 Palace 

🔙 Previous Meetings: Southampton 1-0 Brighton (League Cup)

Top scorer:

Southampton: Danny Ings - 2 goals

Brighton: Glenn Murray - 3 goals 

👀 Players to watch:

Brighton: Shane Duffy
Southampton: Danny Ings 

Glenn Murray is the leading scorer for the Seagulls and put Man Utd to the sword back in August, but the club have failed to push on since then. Mark Hughes’ side grabbed a vital three points last time out against Crystal Palace and will be hoping Danny Ings can punish a team without a clean sheet this season.

Did you know: Southampton have won four and lost none of their six Premier League home matches against fellow south coast opposition.

Predictions: Southampton 1-0 Brighton