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Premier League 2023/24 Match Week 10 Preview

Premier League 2023/24 Match Week 10 Preview

By cryptogod-1 | CryptoGod-1 : Sports | 27 Oct 2023


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I hope you are all well and had an excellent week, welcome to CryptoGod-1’s blog on all things sports. This weekend will see Arsenal host Sheffield United, Newcastle travel to Wolves, Brighton host Fulham while Luton travel to Villa, and Manchester United host Manchester City in the first Manchester Derby of the season.

 

 

Fixtures — Times are shown as U.K. Time

This weeks round of fixtures will see the games spread out across three days, from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon.

 

Friday 27th October 2023

Crystal Palace - Tottenham 8pm KO

 

Saturday 28th October 2023

Chelsea - Brentford 12.30pm KO

Arsenal - Sheffield United 3pm KO

Bournemouth - Burnley 3pm KO

Wolves - Newcastle 5.30pm KO

 

Sunday 29th October 2023

West Ham - Everton 1pm KO

Aston Villa - Luton 2pm KO

Brighton - Fulham 2pm KO

Liverpool - Nottingham Forest 2pm KO

Manchester United - Manchester City 3.30pm KO

 

 

Predictions

Now for the most exciting part, as I go through the latest info regarding each team to make an attempt at predicting the results for this week matches. Remember this is just my fun analysis and should not be taken as advice or a guarantee.

 

Crystal Palace - Tottenham

Palace sit in eleventh with 12 points amassed so far, while Spurs are top of the table with 23 points.

The Eagles were dismantled by Newcastle last time out but things are far from gloomy for the London side. With three wins and three draws on the board already, they are sitting comfortably on the precipice of the top half. They had three clean sheets in a row before the Newcastle match, with their defensive form coming unstuck against the Magpies. Getting that solid backline going again will be key here, while their attack looks to continue their output without some key players being available. Two points seperate the club from 15th in the table, so Hodgson will need to get things back on track quickly.

Spurs managed to beat Fulham last Monday to regain top spot in the standings and maintain their status as the only unbeaten side remaining. Heading into this one on the back of three straight league wins and confidence flowing, Spurs could move five points clear if they win their Friday night encounter. Style and goals flowing have made the fans delirious, but Ange accumulating the most points by a new manager in their first nine games has really made the fans dream. The players have responded to his tactics and if they can keep pushing, the sky is the limit.

Hodgson will be without Eze, Henderson, and Tomkins, while they also have doubts over the fitness of Schlupp and Olise. Spurs meanwhile will be missing Whiteman, Solomon, Perisic, Sessegnon, and Bentancur. Both Udogie and Sarr remain doubts.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: WLDWDL

Away: WWDWWW

Spurs managed to win both league encounters with Palace last season, and put four past the Eagles at Selhurst Park without response last January. Hodgson will aim to disrupt Postecoglou's rhythm and shut down the Lillywhites attacking momentum, but I think Spurs will have just took much about them here.

Final score: 0-3 

 

 

Chelsea - Brentford

Chelsea sit in tenth with 12 points as they prepare to face off against fourteenth placed Brentford, who have 10 points.

Pochettino has managed to drastically improve the fortunes around Stamford Bridge, as Chelsea almost made it three wins on the bounce when they suffered a late collapse to draw with Arsenal last weekend. The goals are flowing, with eight scored in their previous three and more points gained, seven, than in the nine games prior to them. While things are looking up, the Blues have only managed to win two of their last 15 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge, and have won just one of their opening five home games this campaign.

Brentford got their first win of the season last weekend when they defeated Burnley at home. Now sitting six points clear of the relegation zone and looking to build some momentum, the Bees could move above Chelsea with a win here. They are without a win in their last three Premier League away games, but are currently unbeaten in their previous twelve London Derbies. During this run they have emerged victorious in their previous three away from home, and Frank will be confident of another upset here.

Chelsea will be missing Wesley Fofana, Nkunku, Chilwell, Lavia, Chukwuemeka, and Chalobah, while Broja is a doubt. Brentford will be without the suspended Toney, along with Henry, Schade, Dasilva, Baptiste, Damsgaard, and Lewis-Potter.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: LDLWWD

Away: DLLDLW

Last April saw Chelsea lost 2-0 at home to Brentford, while the Bees managed a respectable nil nil draw at home when the sides met in October last season. The Bees have managed 7 points from their last 9 against the Blues, scoring six goals and conceding only once. Chelsea are the ones finding form at the moment, but Brentford should not be counted out. It will be a close game, and I feel it could be a share of the spoils.

Final score: 2-2

 

 

Arsenal - Sheffield United

Third placed Arsenal, with 21 points, host bottom of the table Sheffield United in this one, who only have a single point thus far.

Arteta's side managed a late comeback against Chelsea last weekend, and managed a narrow 2-1 win away to Sevilla in their midweek Champions League clash. Raya had plenty more criticism as he misjudged the flight of an injury-time cross but got away with it. Their lacklustre performance in the opening half at Chelsea also raises questions for the title hopefuls, but Arteta will need to make a strong decision over his goalkeeper. They remain unbeaten in the league so far this season, and have also scored in each of their nine Premier League matches.

The Blades lost 2-1 against Manchester United last time out as they continue their search for a first win in the Premier League this season. Heckingbottom's side give a great account of themselves against United, with positive signs to reflect on. However, having lost each of their previous five league games and only a single draw to show for themselves, they are showing their inability to compete. The Blades remain the only side without a point to show from their away games so far, and have only scored three goals in the league all season.

Arsenal will be missing Timber and Partey, while they need to assess Jesus. Sheffield United meanwhile will be missing Basham, Ahmedhodzic, Norrington-Davies, Egan, Davies, Lowe, McBurnie, and Jebbison. They also need to check the fitness of Baldock and Osula.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: WWDWDD

Away: DLLLLL

Arsenal have never lost to Sheffield United at the Emirates, while Heckingbottom's ravaged defence are at risk of being picked off by the hosts. It will likely be an extremely one sided game and although Arsenal will be tired from their midweek travels, there can only be one winner.

Final score: 4-0

 

 

Bournemouth - Burnley

This relegation six pointer sees the Cherries sitting second from bottom with 3 points on the board, while Burnley sit one place above them with 4 points.

The Cherries are still searching for their first league win of the season as they lost 2-1 at home to Wolves last weekend. Iraola is beginning to feel the pressure as his side are stuck within the relegation zone. No other side has dropped more points from a winning position, and the Cherries have also lost each of their last four league matches. They remain only two points from safety, but reports have emerged Iraola is set for showdown talks before this match. 

The Clarets are only a point better off than their hosts, and having lost against Brentford last time out. All four of Burnley's points have be gained away from home, while should fill them with optimism going into their clash at the Vitality Stadium. Improvements in defence will be imperative if they wish to remain a Premier League side, as the club is without a clean sheet in their previous 14 Premier League games. Having conceded in every match this season already, Kompany knows his youthful side will need to mature fast to compete at this level.

The Cherries will be without Marcondes, Fredericks, and Adams. Burnley will be missing Beyer, Roberts, and Larsen. They will also need to check the fitness of Obafemi, Ekdal, Gudmundsson, and Hedilazio.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: DDLLLL

Away: DLLWLL

Burnley have won the last four matches between these sides, with Bournemouth losing six of the last eight between these. This should be an exciting game as both sides know the value of a win in this game. It could honestly go either way, but I am banking on a draw here. 

Final score: 1-1

 

 

Wolves - Newcastle

Wolves sit in twelfth with 11 points, while Newcastle are in sixth with 16 points.

Wolves have found their feet under the management of O'Neil, picking up a valuable win against Bournemouth last weekend. The club is now unbeaten in three successive games having taken seven points from the nine on offer. They sit seven points clear of the relegation zone and only a point off tenth placed Chelsea. While last season Wolves struggled in front of goal, this campaign they have managed to both score and concede in seven of their Premier League matches so far. 

The Magpies overcame Crystal Palace with ease last weekend before suffering defeat at home to Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League clash. Following their first top-level European loss for over 20 years, which also ended Newcastle's 8 game unbeaten run and five-game winning streak at home across all competitions, Howe's men will look to get back on track here. They have a league high 24 goals scored, with an unmatched +15 goal difference heading into this one. Away from home however they have struggled of late, with only one win in their last six Premier League away matches.

Wolves will be missing Bueno, while they also need to check on Bellegarde. Newcastle will be without Barnes, Tonali, Botman, Isak, Anderson, Miley, and Murphy.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: LLDWDW

Away: LWWWDW

Newcastle have managed to avoid defeat in their previous three games with Wolves, ensuring a 2-1 St James' Park win back in March. With a growing injury list and potential European hangover for Newcastle, the home fans should have hope here. Wolves seemingly can score against anybody, and therefore I suspect plenty of action in this one, which will likely end in a draw.

Final score: 2-2

 

 

West Ham - Everton

West Ham sit in ninth with 14 points, while Everton are in sixteenth with 7 points.

The Hammers saw their record breaking European unbeaten run ended by Olympiakos on Thursday night following their loss against Aston Villa last weekend. Moyes will be disappointed with their form of late, but the club remain five points off the top five. Bowen has been key to that, with the attacker netting six league goals and 38% of West Ham's overall thus far. The club has failed to win in three of their last four league games but following their trip to Greece the legs will likely be tired.

The Toffees endured a tough time against their local rivals as they lost the Merseyside Derby at Anfield last weekend. With just nine goals scored so far this season, they have the fourth-fewest Premier League goals. They sit three points above the relegation places, although their performances of late have shown they should have enough to avoid the drop. That will of course depend on an impending potential 12 point deduction from the Premier League. For now Dyche will be assured with his team difficult to face on the road and more than able to frustrate their opponents.

West Ham will be missing Palmieri, while Coufal is a doubt. Everton will be without Alli and the suspended Young, while they need to assess Coleman and Gomes.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: WLLWDL

Away: DLWLWL

Everton managed to beat West Ham 3-0 at Goodison last January, but at the London Stadium in September 2022 West Ham emerged with a slender 1-0 victory. The Hammers enter this one on the back of two defeats in a week, and will be aiming to avoid a third one here. The European hangover could impact the team, and with Everton's mixed form of late I would not be surprised if the Toffees manage a result. However, I think West Ham will have enough to ensure a draw at minimum.

Final score: 1-1

 

 

Aston Villa - Luton

Villa are currently fifth with 19 points as they host seventeenth placed Luton with 5 points.

Emery's side overcame West Ham last weekend to ensure their push for European football continues as they sit a mere point off the top four. They have managed to score 17 goals in their four league games at Villa Park so far, and have managed eleven wins in a row at their home stadium. Emery will need to be smart with his squad and ensure rotation keeps his charges fresh and fit, but so far the signs are positive for a side looking to break into the Champions League and potentially win the Europa Conference League this season.

Luton have managed to pick up all five of their league points in their last five games, having drawn away from home with Forest last weekend. Their upturn in form saw the club lose narrowly against Spurs and Burnley, but the club are unbeaten in two away league games and have not conceded more than twice in a league match for seven games. Punching above their weight is the name of the game for Luton, but they are displaying resilience and a determination to push themselves as much as possible to stay in the division. 

Villa will be missing Buendia, Mings, Moreno, and Ramsey for this match. Luton will be without Andersen, Potts, Lokonga, Clark, Bell, and Burke.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: LWWWDW

Away: LDWLLD

The last time these clubs met in competitive football was in 2016, where Luton inficted a 3-1 defeat on Villa in the EFL Cup. Before that it was back in 2002, where Villa managed to beat Luton 3-0 in the EFL Cup. Going into this game it should be a fascinating match up between two sides with little familiarity of each other, however I can only see one winner. Emery will ensure his side continue their good form and record a comfortable win here.

Final score: 3-0

 

 

Brighton - Fulham

The Seagulls are sitting in seventh with 16 points while Fulham are sitting in thirteenth with 11 points.

The Seagulls managed their first European win as they beat Ajax on Thursday night following their narrow loss against Manchester City last weekend. De Zerbi's side put to end a run of five games without a win in all competitions, who are winless in three in the league and sit four points adrift of the Champions League places. At home they remain strong, having scored at least twice in each of their last five at the Amex, and have not failed to score at home since way back in February, albeit against Fulham.

The Cottagers fell against Spurs last Monday night as they made it three games out of their last four in the league where the club has failed to find the back of the net. Inconsistency has been the issue throughout, as the club are yet to register back to back wins this term. They have gone four top-flight away games without a win since they overcame Everton on the opening day of the season. Silva need to gather his charges and focus them on the task ahead as the club looks to find form and stability.

Brighton will be without Enciso, Moder, Lamptey, Estupinan, Welbeck, and March. Fulham will be missing Diop, while they will also need to check the fitness of Adama Traore, Adarabioyo, and Tete.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: WWWLDL

Away: LWDLWL

Brighton lost 1-0 at home to Fulham back in February, while Fulham also managed a 2-1 victory back in August 2022. Fulham remain unbeaten against the Seagulls in the Premier League since their hosts' promotion in 2017 but Brighton already recorded a first with their European victory this week. De Zerbi will want his side to build some form and momentum, and I cannot look past the home side here.

Final score: 3-1

 

 

Liverpool - Nottingham Forest

The Reds find themselves in fourth with 20 points as they welcome fifteenth placed Forest, who have 10 points, to Anfield.

Liverpool got back to winning ways last weekend with a comfortable 2-0 win over Everton, before they managed an emphatic 5-1 win against Toulouse in the Europa League on Thursday night. Klopp will be delighted with the return to form of his side, with the club well set to progress from their Europa League group. The club has won its first seven home games in all competitions for the first time since 1990, The club is unbeaten at home in 16 league games, being exactly one year since Leeds inflicted a shock defeat at Anfield.

Forest managed a draw against Luton last time out, making it their third league draw in a row following draws with Palace and Brentford. Cooper has now seen them go five league games without a victory, although rumours note the Tricky Trees manager is on a shortlist to potentially replace Southgate as England manager down the line. As for Forest, with just two league wins from nine, their current six point lead over the relegation zone still leaves them looking over their shoulder. The club have only managed two away wins in the league during 2023, against Southampton and Chelsea.

Liverpool will be without Bajcetic, Robertson, Jones, and Thiago. Forest will be without Hudson-Odoi, Origi, Felipe, Danilo, and Montiel. They will also need to check on the fitness of Elanga, Awoniyi, and Nuno Tavares.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: WWWLDW

Away: WDLDDD

Liverpool managed to beat Forest 3-2 at home last April, having lost 1-0 at the City Ground back in October 2022. While both these sides have changed their fortunes immensely since last season, with Liverpool looking like genuine title contenders and Forest a comfortable Premier League side, the home side have to be favourites here. Their attacking output seems almost unstoppable at times, and defensively they have been solid. Forest will cause plenty of problems, but Klopp's men should win this one at home.

Final score: 4-1

 

 

Manchester United - Manchester City

Old Trafford will host a mammoth game here as eight placed United, with 15 points, face second placed City, who have 21 points.

Ten Hag has seen his side record back to back league wins, overcoming Brentford and Sheffield United in those narrow wins. Their midweek Champions League win over FC Copenhagen has the club finding form at the right time as United aim to win consecutive home league games against City for the first time since a run of three between 2008-09 and 2010-11. However a loss here would see Ten Hag become the first manager since the 1986-87 season to lose five of their opening ten league games.

Pep's men managed to turn their form around, having beaten Brighton last weekend before a Champions League win over Swiss side Young Boys. They will need to be at their best to ensure Pep's side do not lose three consecutive away games in the league for the first time since 2020. They are also aiming to avoid going seven games without a clean sheet since December 2019. City do have the advantage in the local derby, with the club have won 13 of their 24 Premier League meetings since 2011-12. Seven of the clubs eight wins at Old Trafford have come in their last twelve visits to their local rivals.

United will be without Martinez, Malacia, Shaw, Amad Diallo Traore, and Sancho. They will also need to assess the fitness of Casemiro and Wan-Bissaka. City will be missing De Bruyne and Akanji for this derby clash.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: LLWLWW

Away: WWWLLW

United overcame City at Old Trafford last January, while City overcame United at the Etihad back in October 2022. The local rivals faced off in the FA Cup final last season as City emerged victories as part of their treble winning campaign. While Ten Hag's charges will have the advantage of the home crowd, and Pep's side have shown wobbles of late, I can only see one winner here. While United will push them hard and could scrape a win or a draw, I can see City leaving with all three points.

Final score: 2-3

 

 

 

Match Prediction Summary

Crystal Palace 0-3 Tottenham

Chelsea 2-2 Brentford

Arsenal 4-0 Sheffield United

Bournemouth 1-1 Burnley

Wolves 2-2 Newcastle

West Ham 1-1 Everton

Aston Villa 3-0 Luton

Brighton 3-1 Fulham

Liverpool 4-1 Nottingham Forest

Manchester United 2–3 Manchester City

 

 

Check out my 2023/24 Season Predictions here: Predictions 23/24 Season

Have a great day, I hope you enjoyed the preview of the matches and get to see the games.

Peace. CryptoGod-1.

 

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