The standout fixture of 2021/22 Premier League Matchweek 13 is Chelsea vs Man Utd, and here we bring you our match predictions on the Stamford Bridge clash and the rest of the weekend's fixtures.
Thomas Tuchel will be looking to heap more misery on Manchester United when his Chelsea side hosts them in the live TV fixture on Sunday afternoon, in what is arguably the only watchable live Premier League match on Sky Sports this weekend.
Before moving onto this weekend's matches, a quick recap of what happened last weekend.
- Bye Bye Ole - finally the board at Manchester United rescued Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from his Old Trafford misery by sacking him after they lost 4-1 to Watford.
- Great starts for Steven Gerrard and Dean Smith - both Gerrard and Smith watched their new sides win at home last Saturday, Villa beat Brighton 2-0, and Norwich defeated Southampton 2-1.
- Man City and Chelsea win again - Pep's City and Tuchel's Chelsea both churned out another win apiece to keep the status quo at the top of the Premier League table.
- Liverpool end Arsenal's mini revival - Jurgen Klopps Liverpool made light work of Arsenal with a dominant second half display, beating the Gunners 4-0.
Latest Premier League Betting
There’s no change in Man City’s odds to win the Premier League after their 3-0 win over Everton last Sunday.
Elsewhere Chelsea’s odds have been cut from 13/5 (3.60) to 23/10 (3.30), while oddly, Liverpool’s odds drifted from 4/1 (5.0) to 9/2 (5.50). This despite beating Arsenal 4-0.
- Man City 8/11 (1.72)
- Chelsea 23/10 (3.30)
- Liverpool 9/2/ (5.50)
- Man Utd 100/1 (101.0)
- West Ham 100/1 (101.0)
- Arsenal 150/1 (151.0)
- Tottenham 250/1 (251.0)
Below is my match predictions for all 10 Premier League matches this weekend.
If you want my actual match tips, you will need to become a subscribed payer to my Football Weekly Newsletter, and you will then get access to the posts that tell you what I’m betting on this weekend.
With regard to these predictions, I do have £1 on each match, and a £1 10-fold accumulator for a bit of fun.
DO NOT take them too seriously.
2021/22 Premier League Predictions Matchweek 13
Arsenal vs Newcastle Match Prediction
- Sat 12.30pm
The first stop this weekend is the Emirates Stadium, and it’s Arsenal at home to Eddie Howe’s more expansive Newcastle.
But how can you say that after one match? I hear you ask…… Well, Newcastle had 23 shots on goal against Brentford last Saturday. Prior to Eddie Howe taking over, Newcastle averaged just 6.5 shots per a match.
As was pointed out on the highlights package I watched last weekend, Newcastle were wide open at the back though.
Would I be overly shocked if Newcastle won this match? No I wouldn’t. I generally mean that too. I can see Newcastle shocking somebody soon, so why not Arsenal.
I can’t be predicting a win for the Geordies here though.
- Verdict - Arsenal Win
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Match Prediction
- Sat 3pm
Crystal Palace managed a battling 3-3 draw away to Burnley last weekend on the back of two wins in a row.
I was impressed with their result, as I thought an away trip to Turf Moor could be just the fixture to trip them up.
As for Villa, could it have gone any better for new boss Steven Gerrard? Probably not!
A goal for Ollie Watkins, and Villa looking more like a team was just what the doctor ordered.
They did concede a lot of possession against Brighton though (Villa had just 37%), and I think against more potent teams than the Seagulls that won’t bode too well.
I think I’m going to have to go with the home side to shade this one!
- Verdict - Palace Win
Liverpool v Southampton Match Prediction
- Sat 3pm
Despite their 3-2 loss away to West Ham, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have just looked unstoppable lately.
In the second half at Anfield last Saturday evening, they just blew the Gunners away. Even Aaron Ramsdale couldn’t stop them…. not that I’m jumping on that bandwagon!!
Anyway, similar to Man City at the moment, it’s just impossible to oppose Liverpool these days.
Southampton did get a point away at the Etihad earlier this season, but then they couldn’t even manage 1 point at Carrow Road last week.
The Saint’s little mini-renaissance seems to have come to an end, and I can only see another loss at Liverpool.
- Verdict - Liverpool Win
Norwich v Wolves Match Prediction
- Sat 3pm
The Canaries has won back-to-back matches, yes, you read that correctly, the Canaries has won two games running! What’s going on?
Wolves are on a great run of form at the moment.
Yes, they did lose 2-0 away to Crystal Palace just ahead of the international break, but how did they bounce back from that defeat? By beating in-form West Ham at Molineux last Saturday.
In their last seven matches, Wolves has won 16 points. That’s impressive in the Premier League!
And I can’t see Norwich winning three matches on the spin, so it’s a straight choice between a draw and a Wolves win.
I’m going for an away win!
- Verdict - Wolves Win
Brighton v Leeds Match Prediction
- Sat 5.30pm
The final match on Saturday is not one to get the juices flowing.
Yes, out of form Brighton, face out of form Leeds United at the Amex Stadium.
The Seagulls lost 2-0 away to Aston Villa last Saturday and have now not won in their last seven.
As for Leeds, they have won two of their last six, but they have also lost their last two.
Bielsa’s team haven’t clicked yet this season, and something feels amiss.
Defeat here coupled with a win for Burnley will see Leeds in the relegation places. And I can see them losing again.
- Verdict - Brighton Win
Brentford v Everton Match Prediction
- Sun 2pm
Another two teams in a poor run of form, and another live TV match not likely to inspire much interest outside of fans of both teams.
Brentford has just 1 point from their last five matches. While Everton has just 1 point from their last five matches, also!
Something may give in this fixture, and I’m going for Rafa to buy himself some breathing space, and a much needed win for the Toffees.
- Verdict - Everton Win
Burnley v Spurs Match Prediction
- Sun 2pm
The Clarets scored three at home last Saturday in an open and entertaining draw with Crystal Palace.
They entertain a Spurs side who have just been humiliated by Mura (the lowest ranked side in the Europa Conference League) in midweek.
Yes, Spurs did have a shadow side out, but nevertheless you would have expected them to come away from Slovenia with at the very least a draw.
I do see Spurs winning this though, they have enjoyed playing against Burnley in recent seasons, and I can see them making it two Premier League wins in a row.
- Verdict - Spurs Win
Leicester v Watford Match Prediction
- Sun 2pm
Brendon Rodgers’ up and down Leicester side take on Ole slayers Watford at the KP Stadium. This match also sees a home coming for Leicester’s Premier League winning boss, Claudio Ranieri.
The Foxes haven’t got going at all in the Premier League this season. They did string back-to-back wins together in mid October, but have since followed that up with two defeats and a draw.
In fairness the defeats were to Arsenal and Chelsea.
As for Watford, I wouldn’t be reading a great deal into last Saturday’s massacre of Manchester United.
On the whole Watford have been abysmal recently. Their two wins have come over the hopelessly out of form Everton and Man Utd, and I expect Leicester to put the Hornets in their place!
- Verdict - Leicester Win
Man City v West Ham Match Prediction
- Sun 2pm
As well as West Ham has done lately, just look at how well Man City has done also.
City have dropped points at home to both Southampton and Crystal Palace this season, and don’t see them dropping many more.
I can only see another comfortable home win here.
- Verdict - Man City Win
Chelsea v Man Utd Match Prediction
- Sun 4.30pm
Finally, the one we’re all waiting for. Thomas Tuchel’s winning machine up against much improved Manchester United.
There’s a prediction already, United will be improved. Well, they couldn’t be any worse than last weekend.
Going in United’s favour is Harry Maguire is suspended for this one, and also the fact that Ole is finally gone.
All this points to an improved performance from the Red Devils.
Chelsea have been dealt a blow this week with the news that in-form Ben Chilwell will be out for at least 6 weeks, maybe longer.
I still expect to see Chelsea win this match though, and they are my choice to win the final Premier League match of the weekend.
- Verdict - Chelsea Win
Good luck this weekend with whatever you’re betting on, and please remember to share this article with all your friends.
There will be some football tips this weekend, so if you wish to access them, sign up here.