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Premier League 2023/24 Match Week 12 Preview

Premier League 2023/24 Match Week 12 Preview

By cryptogod-1 | CryptoGod-1 : Sports | 10 Nov 2023


Good day everyone,

I hope you are all well and had an excellent week, welcome to CryptoGod-1’s blog on all things sports. This weekends game take place before the final international break of 2023, and we have some excellent fixtures in store. Spurs will look to bounce back when they travel to Wolves, Arsenal welcome struggling Burnley, Manchester United host plucky Luton, Liverpool welcome the Bees, while Manchester City visit Stamford Bridge in the tie of the weekend.

 

 

Fixtures — Times are shown as U.K. Time

This weeks round of fixtures will see the games spread out across two days, from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon.

 

Saturday 11th November 2023

Wolves - Tottenham 12.30pm KO

Arsenal - Burnley 3pm KO

Crystal Palace - Everton 3pm KO

Manchester United - Luton 3pm KO

Bournemouth - Newcastle 5.30pm KO

 

Sunday 12th November 2023

Aston Villa - Fulham 2pm KO

Brighton - Sheffield United 2pm KO

Liverpool - Brentford 2pm KO

West Ham - Nottingham Forest 2pm KO

Chelsea - Manchester City 4.30pm 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.

 

Wolves - Tottenham

Wolves enter this game sitting in fourteenth with 12 points, while Spurs occupy second place with 26 points.

A surprise loss against Sheffield United last time out will have left Wolves wondering where it all went wrong. A late penalty snatch a point from the West Midlands club, but they have managed four points in their last three. In their last six league games at Molineux Wolves have managed one win and three draws. The club have managed to score in each of their last 12 in all competitions, and in 14 of their last 15 games in front of their own fans. They have also avoided defeat in 11 of their previous 13 home games, and with Hwang scoring three goals in his last six, they will fancy adding more points to the board in front of their cheering fans.

Spurs were finally beaten in the league when they fell 4-1 away to Chelsea last Monday. It was a thrilling match which saw 5 goals ruled out and two Spurs players sent off. Postecoglou’s side will dust themselves off and come back with a renewed vigour as they look to keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the table. Having scored in their last 27 matches in a row while also scoring in their last 15 away games, the club will be confident of bouncing back here. They have conceded in 17 of their last 19 away games so expect the goals to fly in here.

Wolves will be missing Hodge, Bueno, and Neto for this one. Spurs meanwhile will be without Romero due to suspension, while they will be missing Perisic, Solomon, Sessegnon, Whiteman, and van de Ven through injury. They will also need to assess Maddison and Davies before the match.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: DWDWDL

Away: DWWWWL

Wolves overcame Tottenham 1-0 at home last May, while their earlier season encounter had seen Spurs beat Wolves 1-0 in August 2022. I expect both teams to find the back of the net in this clash, but with Spurs looking to get themselves back on track they will likely prove to be that bit stronger overall. It will be close, but a narrow away win here.

Final score: 1-2

 

 

Arsenal - Burnley

Arsenal are in fourth position with 24 points while Burnley are nineteenth with a mere 4 points.

Arteta oversaw his side beat Sevilla as they moved closer to qualification for the Champions League knockout stages during the week. Having lost their unbeaten league run against Newcastle last weekend, the dominant display in Europe helped move past back to back defeats which included elimination from the Carabao Cup. Three points adrift of top spot City but having won their last three home games with clean sheets, the Gunners head into this with 32 wins and 5 draws from their previous 37 home games against newly promoted sides.

Burnley became the first-ever Premier League team to lose each of their opening six home games of a season as they lost against Crystal Palace last weekend. Kompany will be hugely disappointed in his side having twice conceded from losing the ball close to their own goal. Their meagre return of eight goals scored is contradictory to the aggressive, attack-minded style of play he is looking to play. All their points thus far have come in away games so their will be little fear in Burnley travelling to the Emirates Stadium, but sitting above bottom place Sheffield United on goal difference alone is alarming.

Arsenal expect to be missing Partey, Smith Rowe, Jesus, and Timber, while they have doubts over the fitness of Odegaard, Nketiah, Tomiyasu, and Saka. Burnley will be missing Foster and Ramsey with fitness concerns over Obafemi and Al-Dakhil.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: DWWDWL

Away: LWLLLL

These two last met in the league in 2021/22, where Burnley held Arsenal to a draw at the Emirates but Arsenal managed a 1-0 win at Turf Moor. Burnley have only lost once in their last five with Arsenal and are unbeaten in their last two trips to the Emirates, but I think Arsenal should have more than enough about them here. They will want to move on from the Newcastle defeat and build on their European win, so there can only be one winner here.

Final score: 3-0

 

 

Crystal Palace - Everton

Palace enter this fixture with 15 points and sitting in eleventh, while Everton are currently in sixteenth with 11 points.

Hodgson oversaw his side beating Burnley last weekend to arrest their recent slide which had seen the club without a win in their three league games leading up to last weekend. Sitting in the bottom half only thanks to a lesser goal difference than Chelsea, the Eagles recorded their fifth clean sheet of the season at Turf Moor. Only Arsenal and Newcastle have a higher tally, but getting over the line has been their issue with only a single win in their last six Premier League games at Selhurst Park. Their home record against teams outside of London could be pivotal here, having only lost once in their last 20 Premier League home clashes against teams outside of the English capital.

Everton drew 1-1 with Brighton last weekend to stop any hopes of securing three wins on the bounce following victories over West Ham and then Burnley in the Carabao Cup. Sitting five points clear of the relegation zone is as much as any Toffees fan would have hoped for at this point of the season, and three points here would ensure a fifth win from their last seven away games. Their only away loss since September has been at Merseyside rivals Liverpool, and a win here would ensure three consecutive league wins in London for the first time since 2020.

Palace will be without Olise, Tomkins, Rak-Sakyi, and Henderson. Everton meanwhile will be missing Alli and Andre Gomes, while they need to assess Onana, Doucoure, Branthwaite, and Coleman.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: DWDLLW

Away: WLWLWD

Palace managed a home 0-0 draw with Everton last April, but lost 3-0 at Goodison in October 2022. The Eagles also handed out a thrashing when they dumped Everton out of last season's FA Cup 4-0 back in March. Everton have lost just once in their last 17 Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace and will fancy another win him. However, I feel Hodgson will shut down shop and ensure his side gets a point as a minimum, therefore a draw seems the most likely outcome.

Final score: 0-0

 

 

Manchester United - Luton

Eight placed United have 18 points as they welcome seventeenth placed Luton, with 6 points, to Old Trafford.

What a couple of weeks its been for Manchester United and Ten Hag. A narrow win over Fulham following their back to back loses at home against Manchester City and Newcastle, before a midweek implosion against Copenhagen to put any hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout rounds in serious doubt. Nine defeats in their opening seventeen games for the first time since 1973-74 is shocking, while the Red Devils have conceded three or more goals seven times so far this season. A loss here would make it the first time since October 1962 that United have lost three games in a row at Old Trafford, and the club have already suffered five home defeats this campaign.

Luton managed a near result of the season last weekend when it took a last minute goal from Diaz for Liverpool to secure a draw at Kenilworth. Edwards was full of pride at his sides performance and efforts as they moved out of the bottom three. Only goal difference keeps the Hatters above Bournemouth, but two points from their last three Premier League fixtures is movement in the right direction. With only one win in eleven league games they are currently on a five game winless run ahead of more difficult fixtures including Arsenal, Man City and Newcastle before the end of the calendar year.

United will be missing Casemiro, Martinez, Malacia, Shaw, Amad Traore, and Sancho. They will also need to check the fitness of Evans. Luton will be without Andersen, Potts, Burke, Berry, and Lokonga, while they need to assess Bell ahead of the match.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: WLWWLW

Away: WLLDLD

United last met Luton in the Carabao Cup back in September 2020, when United won 3-0 at Kenilworth Road. Luton did manage to record the first ever defeat of Manchester United in their home stadium in 1897, but they have lost each of their last 18 against the Red Devils. Their last visit to Old Trafford ended 5-0 in 1991 and Luton will be looked to avoid a repeat. United are bent out of shape at the moment and are especially vulnerable at the back, but Ten Hag knows anything other than a win will cause turmoil. I expect Luton to push hard, but United should scape another narrow win. 

Final score: 2-1

 

 

Bournemouth - Newcastle

Bournemouth are currently eighteenth with six points as they welcome sixth placed Newcastle, who have 20 points, to the Vitality Stadium.

The Cherries lost 6-1 against Manchester City last weekend as Iraola's side were brought back down to earth following their first league win of the season the previous weekend. Their home win over Burnley had given fans hope, but City - mainly through Doku - damped the moods. With only four home goals scored all season, the worst in the league, and sitting above the relegation places on goal difference alone is not deemed good enough. They are two points off the foot of the table and are in serious risk of being planted in the drop zone over the coming weeks and month unless Iraola can find a winning formula with his side.

Newcastle overcame Arsenal last weekend, but lost against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League to have serious doubts about qualifying for the latter stages of the competition. With five wins and two draws from their last seven in the league it seems domestic competition is where Howe's side must focus their attention. The two draws in that run both came away from St. James Park, as Newcastle only have two wins from their last nine away games in the league. With 13 goals scored on rival turf, the issue has been keeping the opposition out, and this is something Newcastle need to rectify if they hope to break into the top four once again this season.

Bournemouth will be without Adams, Fredericks, Marcondes, Neto, Cook, Randolph, and Scott. Newcastle will be missing Tonali, Murphy, Barnes, Burn, Anderson, Botman, Bruno Guimaraes, Manquillo, and Targett. They will also need to check the fitness of Wilson and Isak.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: LLLLWL

Away: WWDWDW

Both league encounters between these sides ended in 1-1 draws last season, with Newcastle managing a narrow 1-0 win over the Cherries in the Carabao Cup last December. Howe's side are unbeaten against the Cherries in eight games going all the way back in November 2017, which they will look to extend here. While Iraola will need a big performance from his side, he is unlikely to get it. I can only see one winner here, and that will be Newcastle even with an incredibly stretched squad at the moment.

Final score: 0-2

 

 

Aston Villa - Fulham

Villa have 22 points and sit fifth in the table as they entertain fifteenth placed Fulham, who have amassed 12 points so far.

Emery's side overcame AZ Alkmaar during the week to leave them joint top of their group with 9 points. Last weekend was not so good when they lost 2-0 against Forest in the league, and Emery will be certain to address those issues here. A win here would make it 13 Premier League wins in a row at Villa Park for the first time in 40 years. A sixth straight home win in the league is on the cards here for the Lions, who can also equal a club record 21 league wins in a calendar year. They have also scored three or more goals in each of their five Premier League home matches this season.

Fulham narrowly lost late on against Manchester United last weekend as Silva's men have gone three league games without a win. Their three league wins so far this season have come against teams sitting below them in the table at kick off, but the Cottagers are yet to suffer consecutive league defeats in the league this season. With just one victory in their last six league games, Fulham will be looking over their should with just six points between themselves and the drop zone.

Villa will be missing Buendia, Mings, and Ramsey, while Diego Carlos will need to be assessed. Fulham meanwhile will be missing Muniz and Diop, while fitness doubts remain over Adarabioyo, Adama Traore, and Tete.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: WWDWWL

Away: DLWLDL

Villa managed a single league win over Fulham last season, winning 1-0 at home in April having lost away to the Cottagers 3-0 back in October 2022. Fulham have only one victory in their last 19 visits to Villa Park, way back in 2014, and it seems unlikely they will change that record here. Emery will know his players are tired but there can be no repeat of last weekend. Therefore, it must be a home win here.

Final score: 3-1

 

 

Brighton - Sheffield United

Brighton are currently seventh with 18 points as they host bottom side Sheffield United, who have only managed 4 points in their games so far.

The Seagulls managed a 2-0 win over Ajax during the week following their draw away to Everton last weekend. With Brighton sitting comfortably in second in their Europa League group and one foot in the knockout stages, the club will need to focus on their underwhelming domestic performances. They are without a league win in five games and sit six points off the top four. They are without a league clean sheet since May and Brighton have both scored and conceded in their previous 15 games in the league.

The Blades managed to secure their first Premier League win of the season last weekend when they overcame Wolves thanks to a controversial officiating call. A late penalty secured the win and Heckingbottom will hope it can prove a catalyst towards more victories. They remain bottom but with only two points separating them from safety, but they remain the only Premier League side who have failed to pick up a point away from home this season. They have also only managed to score a league low three goals on the road this season.

Brighton will be missing Enciso, Lamptey, Estupinan, Milner, Welbeck, Dunk, and March. They will also need to do a fitness test on Moder. Sheffield United meanwhile will be missing Lowe, Basham, Brewster, Norrington-Davies, Egan, Jebbison, and Davies. They also have concerns over the fitness of McBurnie, Hamer, and Ahmedhodzic.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: WLDLDD

Away: LLLLLW

Brighton lost 1-0 away to Sheffield United back when they met in the Premier League in April 2021, but the Seagulls did manage a 1-1 home draw with the Blades in their previous encounter in December 2020. While both sides have plenty of injuries to contend with, I feel Brighton should have enough about them to get the win even after their exploits against Ajax.

Final score: 2-0

 

 

Liverpool - Brentford

Liverpool go into this game sitting in third with 24 points, while Brentford are sitting in ninth with 16 points.

The Reds lost 3-2 away to Toulouse during the week to put a minor dent in their Europa League group standings, but the Reds are in a commanding position and will look to build on from their draw against Luton last weekend. Klopp was happy his side claimed a points when they looked to be on course for a shock loss, but the cracks are showing and he will want to get back to winning ways quickly. Their eight wins from eight home games in all competitions this season means a return to Anfield could be just what's required, especially given they have only conceded twice at home in the league this season.

The Bees overcame West Ham last weekend to make it three league wins in a row following their previous wins over Chelsea and Burnley. The club will consider themselves outside contenders for Europa League or Europa Conference League qualification, and another win here would make it the first time since 1939 the club has managed four league wins on the bounce. However it is 1936 since they managed a clean sheet against Liverpool, but even without Toney Brentford have found their scoring boots following a miserable run of six without a win during September.

Klopp will be without the suspended Mac Allister, while injures have ruled out Thiago, Robertson, Bajcetic, and Jones. Gravenberch will also need to have a fitness test before the match. Brentford meanwhile will be without the suspended Toney, while Henry, Hickey, Schade, Damsgaard, and Dasilva will all miss out through injury. Flekken, Lewis-Potter, and Baptiste are all doubts.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: WLDWWD

Away: LDLWWW

Brentford shocked Liverpool with a 3-1 home win last January, but the Reds got their revenge as they beat the Bees 1-0 at Anfield last May. These encounters have been fiery affairs over recent years, with Liverpool having managed wins in their two previous Premier League meetings with the Bees at Anfield. Klopp will want to make it three here, and while Frank's side will put up a challenge, I can see the Reds getting back to winning ways with a resounding win.

Final score: 3-1

 

 

West Ham - Nottingham Forest

West Ham are currently twelfth with 14 points while Forest are currently thirteenth with 13 points.

The Hammers overcame Olympiacos on Thursday night meaning they need just one win from their final two games to ensure qualification to the knockout stages of the Europa League. Given their poor domestic form, having lost their last three in the league against Brentford, Everton, and Villa, Moyes will need his side to dig deep and push them back into the top half. They have lost five of their last seven in the league, and their last two league wins have come against newly promoted sides. Their record against non newly promoted sides is much worse, with only six wins from their last 34 matches.

Forest got back to winning ways last weekend with a superb win over Aston Villa to ensure they did not go seven league games without a win. With a healthy seven points gap to the relegation places, the Tricky Trees will be looking up the table. Their away day issues have resurfaced, with the club failing to score in their last three away league fixtures. They have also lost 17 times in the league away from the City Ground since their promotion from the Championship in the 2022-23 season. 

Moyes will only need to check the fitness of Zouma ahead of this one with the rest of his squad fully fit. Cooper meanwhile will be without Hudson-Odoi, Origi, and Wood, while they also need to check the fitness of Montiel and Felipe.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: LWDLLL

Away: LDDDLW

Both these sides secured a home league win over each other last season, with the Hammers securing a 4-0 win in February while Forest managed a 1-0 home win back in August 2022. Forest have not managed to win away from home against West Ham since New Year's Day 1997, but they could be in with a chance of changing that here. West Ham will be tired and Forest need to take advantage. If Coopers men can find the back of the net, I can see them winning this one.

Final score: 0-1

 

 

Chelsea - Manchester City

Chelsea are in tenth with 15 points as they welcome top place Manchester City, with 27 points, to Stamford Bridge.

Pochettino oversaw a huge win against his former side Spurs last weekend and the club will look to continue their push up the table having moved into the top half. With their two man advantage the Blues finally got over the line, but Pochettino will still ponder how to get his side clicking in tandem with each other. Sitting exactly nine points from the top four and nine points from the bottom three, Chelsea will need to improve their home form to get anything from this one having only managed one win, against Luton Town, in their last 13 league encounters at Stamford Bridge.

Pep had a satisfying week as his side beat Bournemouth before dispatching Young Boys in the Champions League. Sitting one point clear at the top of the pile, the club have managed to score 17 goals in their last four games since losing to Arsenal. Their home form is remarkable, but away from home they have only managed five league cleans sheets in 2023. A chance to make it five unbeaten and demonstrate their ability to be the leagues best is top of the agenda for Pep prior to the international break.

Chelsea will be without Wesley Fofana, Chilwell, Lavia, Nkunku, Chalobah, and Chukwuemeka, while they also need to check the fitness of Broja. City will be without De Bruyne, Stones, and Gomez, while the fitness of Akanji is also in question.

Form Last Six League Games:

Home: LWWDLW

Away: WLLWWW

Manchester City managed a 1-0 home win over Chelsea last May, having also secured a 1-0 away win over Chelsea in January. These sides met in both domestic cups last season, with City winning 4-0 over Chelsea in the 3rd round of the FA Cup and 2-0 over Chelsea in the 3rd round of the Carabao Cup. Pochettino's men wont have the same open space here as they did against Spurs, and I feel that Pep's side will be more than capable of grinding out a result here.

Final score: 1-2 

 

 

 

Match Prediction Summary

Wolves 1-2 Tottenham

Arsenal 3-0 Burnley

Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton

Manchester United 2–1 Luton

Bournemouth 0-2 Newcastle

Aston Villa 3-1 Fulham

Brighton 2-0 Sheffield United

Liverpool 3–1 Brentford

West Ham 0-1 Nottingham Forest

Chelsea 1-2 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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