The Premier League fixtures are coming thick and fast in the build-up to Christmas and with another thrilling round of Champions League games now complete we can start to turn our attention back to domestic matters. This coming weekend will see another ten Premier League games played, including six on Saturday and a further four taking place on Sunday. None of the traditional ‘big six’ will meet this weekend but there is no end to the drama and excitement we have ahead of us. Several managers are arguably one poor game from the sack whilst the weekend’s results could have a huge impact on both the top and bottom of the league table. Here at Compare Betting Sites we will preview all ten games taking place, bring team news and recommended bets whilst we also offer odds courtesy of our betting partner, BetVictor. All matches kick-off at 3pm on Saturday unless, otherwise stated.
Saturday 30th November
Newcastle United vs Manchester City (12:30)
Saturday’s early kick-off will give Manchester City the opportunity to keep the pressure on leaders, Liverpool as they take on Newcastle United as St James Park. City are currently nine points adrift of the leaders and cannot afford any more slip-ups if they are to retain their Premier League title.
This fixture last season finished in a shock 2-1 win for the home side, despite the visitors taking a first-minute lead through Sergio Aguero. Aguero started the season on fire, bagging eight goals in his first six league games, however City’s all-time top scorer has hit a rocky spell in the Premier League since, scoring just once in his subsequent six league games.
Struggling for goals and suffering from a groin injury, Pep Guardiola may choose to rest Aguero for the trip to St James Park. In his absence, Gabriel Jesus would be in line for his first start in the league since October 26th. Jesus has scored just three times in the league this season but should be considered at 13/5 to score first on Saturday. Alternatively, the Brazilian international is 8/11 to score at any time.
If you fancy Newcastle United to spring another shock win at home to Manchester City then you should consider the 45/1 on offer for a repeat of last season’s 2-1 home win.
Newcastle United – 16/1
Draw – 6/1
Manchester City – 2/11
Burnley vs Crystal Palace
On to the three o’clock kick-offs and Burnley will hope to maintain their good recent run of form when Crystal Palace make the trip north to Turf Moor. Sean Dyche’s Burnley currently sit seventh in the Premier League table and go into this fixture having recorded back-to-back 3-0 wins against Watford and West Ham United.
Both Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes were on the score sheet for Burnley for the second game running, extending their respective goal tallies for the season to six league goals apiece. Inevitably, there isn’t a lot separating the dynamic duo in the first scorer market. Wood edges the betting at 7/2 whilst Barnes is a 4/1 shot.
Since claiming a 1-0 win over Everton on October 5th, all five of Burnley’s league games have included at least three match goals. Given the form of both Barnes and Woods, we could be in for another high scoring game on Saturday. Over 2.5 match goals at 13/10 could prove to be easy money.
Visitors, Crystal Palace, were unlucky to lose at home to Liverpool last weekend and should therefore not be underestimated. However, it is now five league games without a win for Roy Hodgson’s side (lost 4, drawn 1). Palace have won the last three meetings between the sides, including a 3-1 at Turf Moor in the corresponding fixture last season.
Burnley – 5/4
Draw – 11/5
Crystal Palace – 12/5
Chelsea vs West Ham United
The fixtures don’t get any easier for under-pressure West Ham boss, Manuel Pellegrini. The Hammers have slipped to 17th in the league thanks to a miserable run of seven league games without a win. The 3-2 loss at home to Spurs last weekend certainly flattered West Ham and this week both Rafa Benitez and former boss, David Moyes, have been linked to the manager’s job at the London Stadium.
In what is likely to be a must-win game for Pellegrini, West Ham United make the short trip across London to take on fierce rivals, Chelsea, at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea will hope to bounce back in west London after their disappointing 2-1 defeat at Manchester City last weekend ended a run of seven consecutive league wins for Frank Lampard’s side.
Top scorer, Tammy Abraham, is a major doubt for Chelsea after he was stretchered off during their mid-week Champions League game with what looked like a nasty hip injury. If Abraham fails to prove his fitness in time for West Ham’s visit then Lampard could call upon Michy Batshuayi to lead the line. The Belgian international has only played 81 minutes of league football so far this season but with four goals in cup competitions and another three for Belgium this season, Batshuayi could prove an able deputy.
If Abraham is officially ruled out of the game, the goal scorer markets are likely to be adjusted. But for now, you can and probably should back Batshuayi to score at any time at 7/10.
Chelsea – 2/7
Draw – 19/4
West Ham United – 9/1
Liverpool vs Brighton & Hove Albion
Leaders, Liverpool, will hope to maintain their phenomenal start to their league campaign when Brighton make the long trip north to Anfield. The Reds have dropped just two points from their first 13 league games to open up an eight-point lead over Leicester City in second.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently on the third-longest unbeaten run in Premier League history. Their 30 games without defeat is only bettered by Arsenal’s 49-game run in 2003/04 and the 40 games without loss, achieved by Chelsea during Jose Mourinho’s first spell in charge at the club.
Ahead of the visit of Brighton, Liverpool have been handed a major injury boost after Mohamed Salah came through their Champions League draw with Napoli unscathed. Salah had sat out the win over Crystal Palace after a recent ankle injury and has not completed 90 minutes in the league since October 5th.
This season, Sadio Mane has stepped out of Salah’s shadow and is now arguably Liverpool’s biggest attacking threat. Mane scored for the third league game in a row at Selhurst Park and only Vardy, Abraham and Aubameyang have scored more goals in the league this season. Mane will be well-supported at 5/6 to score at any time on Saturday. Mane can also be backed to open the scoring at 14/5.
Liverpool have won all four Premier League meetings between the sides and each of last season’s fixtures produced the same result; a 1-0 win for Liverpool thanks to a Mohamed Salah goal. Will history repeat itself? Salah to score and Liverpool to win 1-0 is currently priced at 23/1.
Liverpool – 1/5
Draw – 11/2
Brighton & Hove Albion – 14/1
Tottenham Hotspur vs AFC Bournemouth
The Mourinho revolution will continue on Saturday as Spurs host Bournemouth at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Special One got his Spurs reign off to the perfect start, claiming a much-deserved 3-2 win in a London derby at West Ham United. Spurs followed up that win by coming from 2-0 down to defeat Olympiakos 4-2 in the Champions League on Tuesday.
The corresponding fixture last season finished in a commanding 5-0 win for Tottenham Hotspur and with the fell-good factor back in north London, few would argue against another big win for the hosts on Saturday.
Harry Kane has fired in three goals in Mourinho’s first game in charge and the England captain could continue his rich vein of form in front of goal when Bournemouth come to town. Kane is 5/2 to score first at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium whilst the 7/10 on offer for him to score at any time looks an absolute steal.
Bournemouth have made an encouraging start to their Premier League campaign but two successive defeats coupled with the Mourinho factor around north London gives Spurs the edge here.
Tottenham Hotspur – 4/11
Draw – 21/5
AFC Bournemouth – 15/2
Southampton vs Watford (17:30)
This is a huge game at St Mary’s between to league’s bottom two sides. Both Southampton and Watford are desperate for a win here as they both risk being cut adrift in the battle to avoid relegation. Thanks to a return of just eight points in 13 games, Watford are already five points from safety whilst Southampton are just one point better off with nine points from their first 39 on offer.
There's not much of a case to be made for either side winning this and we could be set for a nervy 90 minutes bereft of any real quality. The fixture pits the league’s worst defence (Southampton – 31 goals conceded) against the league’s worst attack (Watford – 8 goals scored).
One of the few positives to be taken from this fixture is the form of Saints striker, Danny Ings. Ings has scored in back-to-back league games to take his Premier League goal tally up to six for the season. Against a Watford team that has conceded an average of two goals per game so far this season, Ings could be considered at 6/5 to score at any time.
Southampton – 11/10
Draw – 12/5
Watford – 13/5
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