Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd & Liverpool

Dimitar Berbatov previews a big weekend on Premier League action including the Manchester derby
Dimitar Berbatov previews a big weekend on Premier League action including the Manchester derby (Picture: Rex / Metro)

After an action-packed week of FA Cup fare, the focus returns to the Premier League this weekend with the Manchester derby taking centre stage.

Liverpool kick-off a vital week for them with a home fixture against Bournemouth and will be desperate to get back to winning ways following a run of three defeats in four matches, while Arsenal will hope to enhance their remote top four hopes with a win over West Ham.

Tottenham must look to arrest their own recent slump at Burnley before United look to record a third win over their local rivals this season on a blockbuster Sunday which also sees Everton travel to Chelsea.

As ever, Betfair ambassador Dimitar Berbatov previews the action for Metro.co.uk…

Liverpool vs AFC Bournemouth

Nobody expected them to get beat against Watford, so now, I am sure Liverpool will be pumped up for this game and determined to get back to winning ways. They are so far ahead but they can’t let the points slip out of their hands, so I expect them to impress again.

Dimitar’s prediction: 3-0

Betfair Exchange Odds

Liverpool: 2/7, Draw: 11/2, Bournemouth: 13/1

Arsenal vs West Ham United

This is an interesting match because both these teams can lose when you expect them to win, but Arsenal have been looking good and West Ham are in big trouble, they really need to get some points fast, but I can’t see them getting anything at the Emirates.

Dimitar’s prediction: 2-0

Betfair Exchange Odds

Arsenal 5/8, Draw 7/2, West Ham 5/1

Crystal Palace vs Watford

Watford were unbelievable in their last game beating Liverpool, but now they face another tough test and that in football following up a great result is always the real test. Although they have turned things around recently, I think Watford will struggle against Crystal Palace.

Dimitar’s Prediction: 1-1

Betfair Exchange Odds

Crystal Palace – 13/8, Draw – 9/4, Watford – 11/5

Sheffield United vs Norwich City

Sheffield are still going strong for me, and I have said a number of times how much I enjoy watching them play. Their spirit is amazing and they all believe in what they are doing, which really shows. Norwich are struggling and this will be too much for them.

Dimitar’s prediction: 2-0

Betfair Exchange Odds

Sheffield United – 5/7, Draw – 3/1, Norwich – 5/1

Southampton vs Newcastle United

Southampton have been a little bit hit and miss recently, Newcastle have put up a really good fight in the FA Cup and I expect they will still be a little bit leggy, especially with a long trip down South. So I think Southampton can take advantage of this.

Dimitar’s Prediction: 2-1

Betfair Exchange Odds

Southampton – 5/7, Draw – 3/1, Newcastle United – 9/2

Wolves vs Brighton

I love the way Wolves are playing, they had a great win against Tottenham and they are performing real well. Raul Jemenez is really standing out for me at the moment and I think they will be pretty comfortable against Brighton.

Dimitar’s Prediction: 2-0

Betfair Exchange Odds

Wolves – 4/6, Draw – 3/1, Brighton – 5/1

Burnley vs Tottenham

This is a massive game for Spurs, they need to pick themselves up and start winning. Burnley are performing quite well at the moment and they are four games unbeaten so this won’t be an easy game at Turf Moor. But I think Mourinho will get the best out of his team for this one and I think they will get the tree points they need.

Dimitar’s Prediction: 1-2

Betfair Exchange Odds

Burnley – 9/5, Draw – 12/5, Tottenham – 9/5

Chelsea vs Everton

I like the way Everton are playing at the moment, Ancelotti has really got them doing well, although he got a red card in the last match, but I don’t think that will have much impact on preparations. I think Chelsea will have too much for them and I think they will nick it.

Dimitar’s Prediction: 2-1

Betfair Exchange Odds

Chelsea – 20/21, Draw – 3/1, Everton – 100/30

Manchester United vs Manchester City

United are in great form at the moment and it is the perfect time for them to face City. The Premier League is done for Guardiola and their main focus now is the Champions League, Manchester United have to take advantage of that, and I think they will, it will be a great win for them and such a valuable three points in the race for top four.

Dimitar’s Prediction: 1-0

Betfair Exchange Odds

Man United – 9/2, Draw – 7/2, Man City – 4/6

Leicester City vs Aston Villa

Leicester have lost a bit of their winning ways, Jamie Vardy is having a tough time at the moment and things don’t seem to be going his way in front of goal. But I back him to get back to scoring each week and I think this is the perfect game for just that.

Dimitar’s Prediction: 3-1

Betfair Exchange Odds

Leicester – 2/5, Draw – 9/2, Aston Villa – 8/1

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