Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020
Brighton v Manchester United
Brighton have made a very good start to the season. They gave Chelsea a tough game and then hammered Newcastle last week. Utd have started poorly and could struggle on their trip to the south coast. However, on paper, they should have too much for the seagulls.
Brighton 1 Man Utd 2 Away Win
Burnley v Southampton
Both sides are looking for their first win, and I expect both to be still looking after this game. Burnley are organized and difficult to beat. Southampton have a good manager and play better football.
Burnley 1 Southampton 1 Draw
Crystal Palace v Everton
Both sides have surprised with perfect starts to their seasons. Everton have a better manager in Carlo Ancelotti, and I expect him to mastermind a victory.
Palace 0 Everton 2 Away Win
West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea
West Brom are poor and will go down. Chelsea have spent a fortune and have a lot of quality. While there are still question marks over their defense, their firepower going forward will be too much for West Brom.
West Brom 1 Chelsea 4 Away Win
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020
Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United
Spurs have the possibility of playing a front three of Kane, Son, and Bale, a frightening prospect for opposing defenses if all three are in top form. Newcastle seem intent on having a typical Newcastle season moving from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Spurs 3 Newcastle 0 Home Win
West Ham United v Wolverhampton
West Ham have COVID issues to add to their on-field problems. The Hammers will continue to struggle and, given Palace’s good start to the season, could find themselves in the bottom three come the end of the season. Wolves are a good side—a proper football team.
West Ham 0 Wolves 3 Away Win
Manchester City v Leicester City
A tough start to the season for City. Wolves last week and now Leicester- two teams with aspirations for champions league football. City are too good not to get the three points here.
City 2 Leicester City 1 Home Win
Sheffield United v Leeds United
After a great season last year, Sheffield United are suffering from second season syndrome. Leeds have brought a unique style and freshness to the league. Leeds could get the win but more likely a hard-fought draw.
Sheffield United 2 Leeds United 2
Monday, Sept. 28, 2020
Fulham v Aston Villa
If Fulham are going to get points this season, then it’s likely to be in home games against the likes of Aston Villa. Villa will be hoping to secure away wins against the Fulhams of the league. Both will be happy with a point each.
Fulham 1 Aston Villa 1 Draw
Liverpool v Arsenal
Arsenal are much improved. They are a threat going forward, and they beat Liverpool last season, and they won the charity shield on penalities. However, Liverpool are playing like champions, and they made mincemeat of Chelsea last week. Liverpool had a very tough opening to their season (Leeds, Chelsea, and now Arsenal), and I’m sure many fans would be happy with a total of 7 points out on 9. The way Liverpool are playing, I expect it to be 9 out of 9 come Monday night.
Liverpool 3 Arsenal 1 Home Win