Premier League Matchday 8 Preview & Predictions

After a break in play last weekend following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Premier League action resumes this weekend. Three games have already been called off due to police shortages, but there are still some exciting fixtures set to take place. Below, you can find a rundown of the Premier League fixtures that are taking place and our picks.

Aston Villa vs Southampton

 

Aston Villa get the Premier League weekend underway on Friday, as they take on Southampton at Villa Park. Villa have picked up two wins from their previous three games against the Saints, which ended a run of just one win in the last eleven. 

 

Southampton were comprehensive losers in this fixture last season, as they were beaten 4-0. However, Villa’s recent record of just one victory in their previous ten means that we see value in siding with Southampton on Friday.

 

Pick: Southampton at 26/10 with BetXchange.

 

Nottingham Forest vs Fulham

 

Two newly promoted sides clash in a huge fixture on Friday, as both Nottingham Forest and Fulham will be looking for a big victory. Forest will be desperate for the victory this weekend, as they sit 19th in the standings after losing their previous three fixtures. It will be the first meeting between these sides in the Premier League, but Fulham have won their previous three on the road against Forest in the Championship. 

 

Pick: Fulham at 31/20 with BetXchange.

 

Wolves vs Manchester City

 

The action on Saturday gets underway with Manchester City’s visit to Wolves. City were held in their previous league fixture, but victory this weekend will move them back to the top of the standings. City lost both league fixtures against Wolves in the 2019-20 season, but since then, they have won three of the previous four league fixtures. The hosts ended a wait of 12 games without victory in their previous fixture, but we don’t see them recording back-to-back wins for the first time since November 2021.

 

Pick: Manchester City at 7/20.

 

Newcastle vs Bournemouth

 

Eddie Howe comes up against his former side on Saturday, as Newcastle United host Bournemouth. The Toon have lost just twice in the previous eight meetings between these sides. However, both defeats have come at St James’ Park. Newcastle’s record against newly promoted sides is very strong, as they have picked up three wins on the bounce. Given the form of the Cherries, we find it hard to bet against the Toon this weekend.

 

Pick: Newcastle at 5/10

 

Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City

 

Leicester City remain winless in the Premier League standings that are yet to record a victory this term. The Foxes have lost four of their last five matches against Spurs, while Spurs have won seven of their previous nine against Leicester. Things look pretty bleak for Leicester coming into this round of fixtures, and we can’t see their fortunes changing away from home.

 

Pick: Tottenham Hotspur at 5/10

 

Brentford vs Arsenal

 

Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season came to an end in their previous fixture. However, they will be looking to bounce back against a Brentford side that are unbeaten in their previous three league fixtures. The Bees have a good record in this fixture, as they have picked up victories in five of the previous six home games that they have played against the Gunners. However, a draw could be the outcome this weekend.

 

Pick: Draw at 29/10

 

Everton vs West Ham

 

The only other game taking place on Sunday comes from Goodison Park, as Everton look for their first victory of the season against West Ham United. The Toffees have picked up four draws this term. West Ham have lost their previous two away games against Everton by a 1-0 scoreline, and a similar result could be on the cards this weekend.

Pick: Everton at 39/20