Premier League Soccer Betting Prediction (9. Matchday)
After the international break, it’s before the Premier League! Exciting games await us on matchday 9 – including the top game between league leaders Leicester and third Liverpool. Manchester City meanwhile faces Tottenham Hotspur and are under great pressure. How do the top teams fare on the weekend? And what’s going on at the bottom of the table?
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Soccer Betting Prediction
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
The second top game of the 9th matchday will be played by Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City. Here, too, the table constellation reflects unusual conditions: The Spurs are in second place much (!) Better than the SkyBlues, which currently only occupy 10th place.
Never in the Guardiola era did ManCity start the season so badly: The team only has twelve points on their books, and they only won three out of seven games. The only good news is that the standings are only six points away – and conditions can quickly return to normal.
The city could have made an important first step against Liverpool, but in the eagerly anticipated top duel on matchday 8, the Guardiola team was once again not cold-tempered enough. Kevin De Bruyne missed the best chance of victory from the penalty spot, so they had to be content with an unhelpful 0-0. The SkyBlues are now in three draws from the last five league games.
The situation is much better in Tottenham, where eleven of the 15 competitive games have been won – most recently four in a row. Coach José Mourinho is doing successful rehabilitation after several mixed years in Manchester and elsewhere – and can rely above all on a world-class duo in the attack. After eight game days, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane have an incredible 25 points scorer. This is by far the best value in the league, and should the clippers even begin to maintain this run, they will be awarded a Premier League record.
With all the praise, one shouldn’t expect Son and Kane to celebrate a football party against ManCity: The SkyBlues have the best defensive in the league with nine goals conceded – and the defence is even more impressive when you realize that you have five of them conceded nine goals in the 2-5 debacle against Leicester. In the remaining six games, they conceded only four goals. The fact that the Citizens still hardly won any games was surprisingly due to the attack, which, with ten goals, was less productive than the offensives of teams like Leeds (14), Brighton (11) or West Ham (14).
Since the Spurs also have a strong defence (also conceded nine goals), we expect an intense, defensive game in which both lines of defence will not allow much. Thanks to Kane and Son, the Spurs still seem more powerful – but that’s not enough for us to win.
Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Liverpool FC vs Leicester City Soccer Betting Prediction
Location: Anfield Road
First against third! The top-class duel of the 9th matchday will take place in Liverpool, where the Reds will receive Leicester City. Unlike in previous years, however, it is not the LFC that is the better-positioned team, but the Foxes: After eight games, Leicester City are leaders in the Premier League – that was last in the sensational championship season of 2016.
The Foxes are in top form: The team recently celebrated six competitive game wins with a goal difference of 15: 2. Already here it becomes clear where Leicester’s greatest strength lies – on the defensive. Although Jamie Vardy once again has the best chance of winning the golden shoe with eight goals, it was the strong defence that often tipped the scales at the end of tight games. The team has conceded nine goals so far – top value in the Premier League. And the shape just keeps getting better!
Accordingly, the international break did not come in handy – it could disrupt the team’s rhythm. If that is not the case, however, the Foxes will also demand a lot from Liverpool – such as the Citizens from Manchester (5: 2) at the start of the season.
The international break was depressing for the Reds: Joe Gomez, the next regular centre-back, injured himself, Andrew Robertson, the left-back, and Mo Salah tested positive for Corona. Which failure against Leicester weighs heavier can hardly be made out – in any case, coach Jürgen Klopp is facing even greater personnel problems than two weeks ago.
Even against ManCity (0-0) the Reds lacked essential powers, especially defensively. Virgil Van Dijk, Fabinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold dropped out, as did Thiago and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlaine. There is actually only hope for a deployment with the Spaniard Thiago – in the back four Klopp cannot fall back on any (!) Of his usual strengths.
We consider the severe personal weakness in the top duel against Leicester City to be decisive: Even if the Foxes should have lost some of their strong rhythm over the international break, they are still much more well-rehearsed than the Reds, whose defense will be completely rethought. It would be surprising if Leicester’s offensive for Vardy did not profit from this. The strong Foxes defence, on the other hand, has one less worry without Salah and should make life damn difficult for Liverpool. The bottom line is that this should be enough to defend the championship lead.
Betting Prediction: victory for Leicester City,
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Soccer Betting Prediction
Location: St James Park
Chelsea recently won four times in a row – and on top of that, Timo Werner is in top form. Both trends should continue against Newcastle
Betting Prediction: win for Chelsea and over 2.5 goals
Manchester United vs West Bromwich Albion Soccer Betting Prediction
Location: Old Trafford
United is currently in 14th place – and therefore only marginally better than West Brom. Nevertheless, we expect a class difference on Saturday evening.
Betting Prediction: Victory for Manchester United with handicap -1
Leeds United vs Arsenal FC Soccer Betting Prediction
Location: Elland Road
Leeds is doing well with ten points from eight games. Against the notoriously away Gunners is a surprise.
Betting Prediction: Double chance 1X
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Southampton FC Soccer Betting Prediction
Location: Molineux Stadium
In fourth place, Southampton is THE surprise of the season so far. However, the Saints should lose this rank at the weekend – because Wolverhampton is the superior team.
Betting Prediction: win for Wolverhampton Wanderers
Aston Villa vs Brighton & Hove Albion Soccer Betting Prediction
Location: Villa Park
While Brighton is staying exactly where one expected it – in the basement – the Villans are currently in 6th place. The previous performances are likely to be reflected in the direct duel.
Betting Prediction: Victory for Aston Villa
Sheffield United vs West Ham United Soccer Betting Prediction
Location: Bramall Lane
Eight games, seven defeats. There is nothing more to know about Sheffield’s expected performance.
Betting Prediction: win for West Ham United
Fulham FC vs Everton FC Soccer Betting Prediction
Location: Craven Cottage
Everton could not confirm the strong form of the first few weeks of the season. It should still be enough for points against Fulham.
Betting Prediction: A win for Everton FC
Burnley FC vs Crystal Palace Soccer Betting Prediction
Location: Turf Moor
Burnley is one of three teams without a win. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, moves in the orbit of international ranks. With that, all has been said.
Betting Prediction: victory for Crystal Palace