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


Dimitar Berbatov previews the wekeend’s Premier League action for Metro.co.uk (Picture: REX)

It was an overwhelmingly positive week, Leicester aside, for our sides in Europe but the focus returns to the Premier League this weekend.

The Foxes will be licking their wounds ahead of the visit of Arsenal to the King Power but cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves if they hope to maintain their Champions League qualification hopes.

Elsewhere, the big game of the weekend sees Thomas Tuchel put the unbeaten start he has made to his Chelsea tenure on the line against away specialists Manchester United, while runaway leaders Manchester City face in-form West Ham.

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

Man City vs West Ham

Guardiola’s side are in great form (Picture: AFP via Getty)

This promises to be an interesting game. West Ham go in with their confidence high and a top-four spot on the line. However, Man City are in incredible form and can win again and it’s hard to go against them in any match at this point. Prediction: 2-0

Betfair Exchange Odds: City – 1/4, Draw  – 13/2, West Ham – 13/1

West Brom vs Brighton

It will probably not be a game I will watch, no offence to West Brom or Brighton fans! In all seriousness it’s a big game for Brighton who could really do with a win and I will go for them to take it. Prediction: 1-2

Betfair Exchange Odds: West Brom – 100/30, Draw – 13/5, Brighton – Evens

Leeds vs Aston Villa

Will Leeds record back-to-back wins? (Picture: AFP via Getty)

Leeds won comfortably earlier this week and they are having a good season. They are not afraid of anyone, they concede goals, but they also score goals. I predict Leeds will come out on top here. Prediction: 3-2

Betfair Exghange Odds: Leeds – 5/4, Draw – 14/5, Villa – 12/5

Newcastle vs Wolves

I think this could be a draw. Newcastle losing Callum Wilson is a big blow for them and I think it could be a tough one for them to go all the way. Prediction: 1-1

Betfair Exchange Odds: Newcastle – 5/2, Draw – 9/4, Wolves – 7/5

Crystal Palace vs Fulham

Fulham are getting some points deservedly and I will go for my former club. They are playing good football and getting some results. That is a very important game for them and Scott Parker will hope they can get out of the relegation zone. Prediction: 1-2

Betfair Exchange Odds: Palace – 11/4, Draw – 9/4, Fulham – 11/8

Leicester vs Arsenal

Arsenal beat Benfica in midweek (Picture: Getty)

An interesting game. I think I will surprise everyone and go with Arsenal because I still think Arteta is doing a good job with the team. I am a bit worried about Aubameyang’s form but they have enough quality for the away win. Prediction: 1-3

Betfair Exchange Odds: Leicester- 13/8, Draw – 12/5, Arsenal – 2/1

Tottenham vs Burnley

This must be a win for Spurs, need I say more! Prediction: 2-0

Betfair Exchange Odds: Spurs – 4/7, Draw – 100/30, Burnley – 13/2

Chelsea vs Man United

Tuchel will hope to mastermind victory over Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

This is a real tough one and in intriguing clash near the top of the table. Chelsea are playing good football and United continue to have ups and downs so I think this could be too close to call which is why I’m going for a draw. Prediction: 2-2

Betfair Exchange Odds: Chelsea – 11/8, Draw – 12/5, United – 5/2

Sheffield United vs Liverpool

Imagine Liverpool losing to Sheffield United. They need to bounce back and I think they should which is why I’m backing them. Prediction: 0-2

Betfair Exchange Odds: Sheffield – 15/2, Draw – 9/2, Liverpool – 2/5

Everton vs Southampton

Everton should do it here, as Southampton need to turn their form around at the moment and I can’t see them doing that at Goodison Park.

Betfair Exchange Odds: Everton – 5/4, Draw – 13/5, Southampton – 5/2 Prediction: 2-1

Dimitar Berbatov’s top picks of Brighton, Arsenal and Spurs all to win is a combined odds of 15/2 on the Betfair Sportsbook here


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