Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Liverpool vs Arsenal

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Dimitar Berbatov previews the weekend Premier League action including Liverpool vs Arsenal

Dimitar Berbatov previews the weekend Premier League action including Liverpool vs Arsenal (Picture: Getty / Metro.co.uk)

After another international break the Premier League is back with a bang and it won’t be interrupted for another four months!

Arsenal’s trip to Anfield represents the biggest game of the weekend as Mikel Arteta’s side put their impressive recent unbeaten run on the line against a Liverpool team who have been left to stew on their defeat at West Ham.

Elsewhere, Steven Gerrard takes charge of Aston Villa for the first time with his new club entertaining Brighton, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can afford nothing but a win as Manchester United take on Watford.

As ever, Betfair ambassador Dimitar Berbatov previews the action for Metro.co.uk…

Leicester v Chelsea

Chelsea will again be without Romelu Lukaku this weekend

Chelsea will again be without Romelu Lukaku this weekend (Picture: Getty)

There has been a lot of talk recently around Brendan Rodgers and rumours linking him to Manchester United, maybe he will be a little bit distracted by that. Leicester aren’t in their best shape at the minute and Chelsea will want to keep pushing at the top, so I think they will get the win on the road. Prediction 0-2.

Betfair Exchange Odds: Leicester 4/1, Draw 3/1, Chelsea 4/5

Newcastle v Brentford

Newcastle have their man and I like Eddie Howe and the work he has done previously. Let’s hope it’s the beginning of a new era for Newcastle because they need it, they have new owners but they are in the relegation zone and it will be really sweet for them to kick off the new manager’s tenure with a win. Prediction 2-1.

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Betfair Exchange Odds: Newcastle 7/4, Draw 5/2, Brentford 9/5

Burnley v Crystal Palace

Things are going good for Patrick Vieira at the moment and I’m sure he will be pleased with how things are at present. Burnley will want to keep their season on track, and the international break may have helped them to regroup. Prediction 1-1.

Betfair Exchange Odds: Burnley 9/5, Draw 9/4, Crystal Palace 15/8

Aston Villa v Brighton

Steven Gerrard Aston Villa Press Conference

Steven Gerrard will take charge of Aston Villa for the first time (Picture: Getty)

Alright, here we go, another new manager! Steven Gerrard’s first game in charge and I know he will want to start with a win. I’m not surprised to see him leave Rangers, he was always going to come and manage in the Premier League, I’m sure he was waiting for the right moment and team. Brighton have done well this season and I’ve loved seeing them take points off the traditional big teams, but I think there’s going to be a great feeling at Villa and Gerrard will get his first win. Prediction 2-1.

Betfair Exchange Odds: Aston Villa 8/5, Draw 12/5, Brighton 2/1

Watford v Man United

Nothing but a win will do for Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer against Watford

Nothing but a win will do for Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer against Watford (Picture: Getty)

Well, if United want to be successful this year then they need to win the smaller games, people may think they’re not important but they are. I hope United are recharged after the international break and get all three points in this one because they need it. Prediction 1-3.

Betfair Exchange Odds: Watford 11/2, Draw 4/1, Man United 8/15

Manchester United were heavily backed to win the Premier League this season (Picture: Betfair)

Wolves v West Ham

West Ham are doing great at the moment and I’m happy for them. Wolves are doing well too. I don’t think the international break came at good time for West Ham, they were on such a high after beating Liverpool, so they will need to build up that momentum again. Prediction 1-1.

Betfair Exchange Odds: Wolves 11/5, Draw 12/5, West Ham 8/5

Norwich v Southampton

I can’t believe they won their first match of the season and then sacked their manger. Dean Smith has a big job on his hands to save them from relegation, but he has lots of experience in building Championship sides up to play in the Premier League and he will be focusing on not losing. I can see them battling to get a point in this one. Prediction 0-0.

Betfair Exchange Odds: Norwich 3/1, Draw 13/5, Southampton 11/10

Liverpool v Arsenal

Arsenal can leapfrog Liverpool if they record a rare win at Anfield

Arsenal can leapfrog Liverpool if they record a rare win at Anfield (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool will want to put that last result behind them and it will have been eating away at them all throughout the international break so they will be raring to go and come back strong. Arsenal are on an amazing run, but I think Liverpool have a bit more class and power in attack to exploit the spaces in Arsenal’s defence, so I’m going to go with them. Prediction 2-1.

Betfair Exchange Odds: Liverpool 1/2, Draw 4/1, Arsenal 6/1

Man City v Everton

Although they slipped up against Crystal Palace, I think City will have far too much for Everton. They are really pushing for the title again this season and they need to catch up with Chelsea. Prediction 2-0.

Betfair Exchange Odds: Man City 1/5, Draw 15/2, Everton 19/1

Tottenham v Leeds

Harry Kane is coming into this one in great form for England. I want to see a bit more of Antonio Conte and how he wants to play, he will still be putting his stamp on things and the international break will have helped him prepare and get his team ready for this one. Prediction 3-1.

Betfair Exchange Odds: Tottenham 4/5, Draw 3/1, Leeds 7/2


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