Exciting Premier League Weekend Predictions by Jones Knows
Our expert in betting, Jones Knows, is here to talk about the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches. He thinks that Manchester United will do well to keep the score close when they play at Anfield.
Arsenal vs Brighton- Sunday 2 pm
In the most recent 26 matches against top teams like Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea, Newcastle, Tottenham, and Arsenal, Brighton has scored 46 goals in total. Scoring almost two goals per game against these strong teams is quite impressive. That’s why I’m focusing on the total number of goals scored by Brighton in these matches.
Roberto De Zerbi’s team has managed to score in their last 21 away games in the Premier League. They don’t plan on changing their bold and adventurous playing style for anyone, especially when facing a team they’ve scored eight goals against in the three matches under De Zerbi’s management. Arsenal might have reasons to feel uneasy.
You can get odds of 11/4 with Sky Bet for Brighton to score two or more goals. This seems like a good opportunity for a successful streak in what promises to be an exciting and entertaining football match.
Watch out for Pascal Gross contributing to the goals as well.
De Zerbi has placed him in a creative hybrid position on the left side of Brighton’s midfield. There, he cleverly connects with Karou Mitoma, creating dangerous attacking opportunities for his team.
In his recent 303 minutes of playing time in the Premier League, he has been directly involved in five goals (one goal, four assists). He has also managed six shots on target and created 15 chances for his teammates. These impressive stats come from a highly underrated footballer. You can support him at 9/1 with Sky Bet to either score or assist, have a shot on target, and make two shots. It’s a promising bet.
Brentford vs Aston Villa- Sunday 2 pm
With Lucas Digne suspended, Alex Moreno will take on a crucial role on Villa’s left side, especially important in Unai Emery’s attacking strategy. In Emery’s plan, the left-wing back plays a vital role by offering attacking width, while midfielders focus on the central area. Digne, who ranks third among Premier League defenders for expected assists this season (2.61) and has attempted 108 crosses, will be missed, highlighting the significance of Moreno’s role.
Based on his performance last season, Moreno appears to pose a stronger attacking threat than Digne. This makes the 9/2 odds with Sky Bet for him to provide an assist in a game where Villa should feel confident quite intriguing.
From March to the conclusion of the last season, he led the charts for defenders in take-on in the opposition half, averaging 3.3 per 90. His expected assist return was around 0.2 per 90, comparable to Kieran Trippier and Andy Robertson. With these numbers, he has the potential to contribute to an away win.
SCORE PREDICTION: 1-2
West Ham vs Wolves
I believe in supporting David Moyes to motivate his West Ham defense after they lost 5-0 to Fulham.
Under Moyes, West Ham will likely focus on a no-frills approach. Although they’ve conceded four or more goals 49 times, their track record after such matches includes winning 14 times without conceding. This suggests a 30% chance of winning without letting in any goals, which could be interesting at odds of 3/1 with Sky Bet.
Surprisingly, Wolves have scored in their last 15 Premier League games, starting from their 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on the opening day. Gary O’Neil has improved their performance, but this scoring streak is more typical of teams like Brighton or Tottenham, not a team with a less impressive attack like Wolves. The fact that they’ve only scored once in nine out of those 15 matches suggests that this unusual run might come to an end soon, and it could happen in the upcoming match.
SCORE PREDICTION: 1-0
Liverpool vs Manchester United
Manchester United is priced at 7/1 to win a football match according to Sky Bet. It’s a significant shift from their previous standing as a mighty team.
United being given only a 12.5% chance of winning a Premier League game highlights how poorly their underlying process is. Their away record against top teams under Erik Ten Hag is dismal, with just one point from 11 games (D1 L10) and a staggering 34 goals conceded in those matches.
Without Bruno Fernandes, who is their main source of creativity and is currently suspended, United’s strategy against Liverpool might be to turn the game into a tough battle. This involves disrupting play, taking their time, staying organized defensively, and relying on Darwin Nunez to capitalize on scoring opportunities rather than relying on Mohamed Salah.
Ten Hag has demonstrated his ability to employ these tactics successfully, although typically against weaker opponents. The recent memory of Liverpool struggling against Crystal Palace’s defensive approach for 75 minutes is still fresh. Similar difficulties were observed when trying to break down a 10-man Everton at Anfield earlier in the season, revealing a lack of creativity in their midfield. Despite the challenges, there is confidence that United can avoid a heavy defeat.
Going against the market and supporting a bet of under 3.5 goals at 10/11 with Sky Bet could be a good option, especially if United can hold their ground in the early stages. Another interesting choice is taking a chance on Liverpool winning 1-0 or 2-0 at 5/1.