Matchday 11 of the Premier League will kick off with Burnley hosting Everton at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon. Sean Dyche’s side are in the drop zone with just one win since the start of the campaign and they will be hoping to pick up maximum points against the Toffees, who have lost four of their previous five matches. There are several interesting match-ups this weekend that will attract soccer bets, but the main focus of attraction for bookmakers and fans alike will be the north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday evening. Spurs are flying high at the top of the Premier League table and they will host the Gunners, who are languishing in the 14th spot which constitutes their worst ever start to a Premier League season after 10 games. Premier League Matchday 11 Preview: Aston Villa (10th) vs Newcastle United (13th) – Friday (Postponed): Earlier this week, the Premier League confirmed that the game has been postponed after multiple cases of coronavirus were reported among players and staff at Newcastle United. Burnley (19th) vs Everton (8th) – Saturday: Burnley have accumulated just five points this term and they are currently 11 points adrift of Everton. The main difference has been in the attacking fortunes of both sides. While the Clarets have netted only four goals, the Toffees have scored freely with 17 goals to date. Dominic Calvert-Lewin leads the Premier League scoring charts with 10 goals from as many games and should fancy his prospects of finding the back of the net at Turf Moor. Burnley 0-2 Everton Manchester City (11th) vs Fulham (17th) – Saturday: Burnley had no answers for the Cityzens’ attacking display last weekend and they were convincingly beaten 5-0. Meanwhile, Fulham are coming off a fantastic 2-1 win at Leicester City which helped them jump above the drop zone. Still, we are fancying a straightforward win for Pep Guardiola’s side as they should cause plenty of problems for the Cottagers defence, which has conceded a league-high 19 goals this term. Manchester City 4-0 Fulham West Ham United (5th) vs Manchester United (9th) – Saturday: The Hammers are one point ahead of United on the table, although they have played an extra game more. The east London side have impressed this term and they have fared well against the elite sides with draws against Spurs and City. Both clubs are currently on a three-match winning league run. United will start as the favourites, but they have won just one of the last five meetings and have lost in the previous two visits to the London stadium. West Ham United 1-1 Manchester United Chelsea (3rd) vs Leeds United (12th) – Saturday: The Blues failed to capitalise on their chances against Spurs last weekend and that saw them miss out on the top position. For the weekend, they will be up against Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds, who are a tricky opposition with their tireless workrate and high pressing. However, this could also play into the Blues’ favour, who could exploit Leeds’ defensive vulnerability on the counter-attack. Chelsea 3-1 Leeds United West Bromwich Albion (18th) vs Crystal Palace (15th) – Sunday: The Baggies registered their first win since their top-flight return against Sheffield United last weekend. Palace, on the other hand, suffered a second straight defeat without the scoring and it was evident that they were missing Wilfried Zaha, who was sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19. Zaha is due to make his comeback for the trip to Hawthorns and we are fancying Palace to get something out of the game. West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Crystal Palace Sheffield United (20th) vs Leicester City (4th) – Sunday: Sheffield have been in a dreadful run of form this term and they are bottom of the table with just one point. They are already six points adrift of safety and face a tough challenge when the Foxes make the trip to Bramall Lane. Brendan Rodgers’ side suffered a surprise 2-1 home defeat to Fulham last time around and they will be eager to make amends against struggling Sheffield, who have largely misfired in front of goal. Sheffield United 0-2 Leicester City Tottenham Hotspur (1st) vs Arsenal (14th) – Sunday: Spurs will go into the north London derby as the firm favourites, considering the Gunners’ poor league form. Still, Jose Mourinho’s side can’t underestimate their cross-town rivals, given their last victory came via a 1-0 win at Manchester United at the start of last month. It should be a close contest, but Spurs will be disappointed if they don’t come up with the three points. Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Arsenal Liverpool (2nd) vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (7th) – Sunday: Jurgen Klopp’s side were denied a victory last weekend after Brighton scored from the penalty spot in stoppage time. Wolves, on the other hand, came up with a terrific 2-1 win at Arsenal. The Reds’ injury crisis worsened in midweek with goalkeeper Alisson being sidelined and he is doubtful for Sunday’s game. Wolves have the chance to take advantage of the weakened backline and pick up their first point against the Reds since 2010. Liverpool 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers Brighton & Hove Albion (16th) vs Southampton (6th) – Monday: Brighton bagged a morale-boosting point against the reigning champions last weekend, but the same was not the case for the Saints, who surrendered a two-goal lead and lost 3-2 to Manchester United at St Mary’s. Brighton have performed much better than their current position suggests, but a share of the spoils could be a likely result on Monday as the visitors will be determined to redeem themselves in the south Coast derby. Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Southampton Stats from Transfermarkt.com and 11v11.com
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