Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Man Utd vs Arsenal

Man Utd vs Arsenal is the biggest game in the Premier League this weekend
Man Utd vs Arsenal is the biggest game in the Premier League this weekend (Picture: REX / Metro)

It was another hugely positive week for the English sides involved in European action, but there is absolutely no letup with the relentless schedule serving up another full set of Premier League fixtures.

The weekend’s blockbuster clash is due to take place at Old Trafford with an apparently resurgent Manchester United taking on an Arsenal side which has suffered a couple of damaging results against top four rivals.

Elsewhere, champions Liverpool host improving West Ham, while Chelsea will hope to pick up maximum points against Burnley who have collected just one point so far.

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

Wolves vs Crystal Palace

I think Wolves can win this, although Palace were very good at the weekend. Zaha is a huge player for them, I think he has the quality to play for the best of clubs, but it didn’t work out for him at United. It’s hard for him to fully develop at Palace, he hasn’t just taken that final step to becoming a really top player. Prediction: 1-0

Betfair Exchange Odds: Wolves- 21/20, Palace- 7/2, Draw- 9/4

Sheffield United vs Man City

Man City got back to winning ways in the Champions League in midweek
Man City got back to winning ways in the Champions League in midweek (Picture: Getty)

This is straightforward, Sheffield can’t win a game and Man City are so strong. They have too much quality here, even though they were poor against West Ham, they are still so strong. They will be too good for Sheffield here. Prediction: 0-4

Betfair Exchange Odds: Sheffield: 10/1, Man City- 1/3, Draw- 11/2

Burnley vs Chelsea

Edouard Mendy has made an impressive start to his Chelsea career
Edouard Mendy has made an impressive start to his Chelsea career (Picture: Getty)

Burnley have disappointed this season after a decent season last year. Chelsea were good in the Champions League last night and were good in their draw against United though what a boring game that was! I think Burnley might surprise Chelsea here and nick a draw. Prediction: 0-0

Betfair Exchange Odds: Burnley 6/1, Chelsea 8/15, Draw- 7/2

Liverpool vs West Ham

Diogo Jota scored Liverpool's winning goal in last weekend's win over Sheffield United
Diogo Jota scored Liverpool’s winning goal in last weekend’s win over Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)

West Ham are the one team I always say struggle to be consistent. Liverpool have a lot of defensive injuries and have looked weak at the back more than once this season. I think West Ham can grab a draw here, Liverpool have been leaking goals. Prediction: 1-1

Betfair Exchange Odds: Liverpool 2/5, West Ham 15/2, Draw- 9/2

Aston Villa vs Southampton

I had high hopes for Villa, but Leeds outclassed them last weekend. I think Villa can bounce back, and Southampton are beatable, even though they are in decent form. Prediction: 3-1

Betfair Exchange Odds: Villa 6/4, Southampton 15/8, Draw- 5/2

Newcastle vs Everton

Everton have been so good this season, but as we said, they were beat at the weekend, not playing as well as they have previously. Travelling to Newcastle is not an ideal match to play after a bad result, and they could be caught out here. Prediction: 1-1

Betfair Exchange Odds: Newcastle 3/1, Everton 21/20, Draw- 11/4

Manchester United vs Arsenal

Marcus Rashford was back in the goals with a quickfire hat-trick against RB Leipzig earlier this week
Marcus Rashford was back in the goals with a quickfire hat-trick against RB Leipzig earlier this week (Picture: Getty)

It’s crazy to see these two teams play when they are both so low in the table! United’s confidence will be high, but often you have a brilliant result followed by a horror show. I want to see United kick on up the table, and I think they can edge out Arsenal here. Prediction: 2-1

Betfair Exchange Odds: Man Utd 11/10, Arsenal 11/4, Draw- 11/4 (27%)

Tottenham v Brighton

Harry Kane has been in superb form for an improving Tottenham team
Harry Kane has been in superb form for an improving Tottenham team (Picture: Getty)

Spurs are being classed as title contenders, which is great, and they have a chance now to go on to succeed and become consistent. I say again, Harry Kane and Son are magicians, and Gareth Bale can inject his quality too. They should take three points here. Prediction: 2-0

Betfair Exchange Odds: Spurs- 4/6, Brighton- 5/1, Draw- 10/3

Fulham vs West Brom

My god, Fulham- what can I even say? I’m going to keep picking Fulham until they finally win! This is a winnable game for them, and is an opportunity to at least try and build. If they don’t turn it around quickly, they are going down. Prediction: 1-0

Betfair Exchange Odds: Fulham 8/5, West Brom- 2/1, Draw 5/2

Leeds United vs Leicester City

Very good game on paper here, Vardy is just a machine, what he did last time was just crazy, a real super sub! Leeds are playing really well in this league, and could be the surprise of the season. I think they can take a big scalp here and win this game. Prediction: 1-0

Betfair Exchange Odds: Fulham 8/5, West Brom 2/1, Draw 5/2

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