Matchweek 2 Preview – Premier League 2020/21

Gameweek 2 of the 2020/21 Premier League season is upon us already, so without further ado, here is our tips and predictions for this Saturday, 19/09/20.

Saturday sees 4 fixtures taking place - with all three of the promoted clubs in action.

The early match sees new boys West Brom visiting Goodison Park, before there is a clash between the other 2 promoted sides - Leeds and Fulham - at 3pm.

Onto the evening fixture, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United are back in action, they host Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace team.

And then finally, we have another chance to see if Mikel Arteta's Arsenal side can continue their improvement, when they face David Moyes' struggling West Ham in the late kick off.

Premier League Tips 19/09/20

Here is our verdict for all of Saturday's 4 Premier League matches, along with our recommended bets.

Everton V West Brom

  • Goodison Park
  • Kick Off 12.30pm
  • Live on BT Sports

Verdict - Home Win

First up we have Everton looking to build on last weekend's 1-0 win over hapless Spurs.

This will be a real tester to see where Everton are at.

On paper it looks a routine 3 points for Carlo Ancelotti's team. But this is Everton.

It's the sort of game you expect them to win, but time and time again, they don't!

For this reason, I'm just watching with interest to see how Everton get on - and not having a bet.

Leeds V Fulham

  • Elland Road
  • Kick Off 3pm
  • Live on BT Sports

Verdict - Home Win

Leeds will be hoping to make their first Premier League match at Elland Road for 16 years a successful one.

Bielsa's men put up a good showing against Liverpool last week, and that should give them the belief that they belong at this level.

They are up against a Fulham side who did the exact opposite last weekend.

The Cottagers looked out of their depth against Arsenal in their opening Premier League fixture last Saturday.

Was it just a wake up call for Fulham? We'll see.

In all honesty though, it was the type of performance that suggests it's going to be long hard season for Scott Parker's team.

It's hard to see Fulham getting anything from this.

Man Utd V Crystal Palace

  • Old Trafford
  • Kick Off 5.30pm
  • Live on Sky Sports

Verdict - Home Win

It's the first Premier League match of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign for Man Utd, and I suspect they can't wait to get going.

United finished last season strongly. They have added Donny van de Beek to the already impressive midfield of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.

And with their young and exciting strike force, it's finally a season for the United fans to get excited about.

For Crystal Palace, they got off to a decent start last weekend. Any win over Southampton these days is a good one.

I still can't see the Eagles being any match for United though.

Solskjaer's team have moved onto another level, and I can't see anything other than a comfortable home win for the Red Devils.

Arsenal V West Ham

  • The Emirates
  • Kick Off 8pm
  • Live on Sky Sports

Verdict - Home Win

Sometimes at the start of a season, the dye can already be cast for some teams. And this already could be the case for West Ham.

The Hammers started the season with a pretty lacklustre performance against Newcastle on Monday night, losing a scrappy game 1-0.

If things continue like that, Hammers fans will be in despair.

So what next for West Ham?

Oh yes, a trip to the Emirates to face an Arsenal side growing in confidence and stature every week.

Just what you need when you're down on your luck!

Arsenal made easy work of their 3-0 win over Fulham last weekend, and in all fairness it should have been a lot more.

The Gunners have also been buoyed this week by the news that captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new contract at the club. Keeping the Gabon international at the club until this 34th birthday.

Again, I can't see anything other than a convincing win for Arsenal.

The Premier League live blog will keep you in touch with all the action as it happens.

Premier League Gameweek 2 Fixtures 

Saturday 19th September

  • Everton v West Brom - 12.30pm
  • Leeds v Fulham - 3pm
  • Man Utd V Crystal Palace - 5.30pm
  • Arsenal V West Ham - 8pm

Sunday 20th September

  • Southampton V Tottenham - 12noon
  • Newcastle v Brighton - 2pm
  • Chelsea V Liverpool - 4.30pm
  • Leicester V Burnley - 7pm

Monday 21st September

  • Aston Villa V Sheffield United - 6pm
  • Wolves V Man City - 8.15pm

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