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Michael Owen’s Weekly Tips: Premier League Matchday 11

Hi everyone, and with a massive weekend of football ahead here on in2bet, here are my predictions for Matchday 11 of the 2022-23 Premier League season.

This weekend’s full slate of Premier League fixtures contains some fascinating clashes including a must-see Sunday evening showdown, but let’s start with the Friday evening game which sees Brighton travel to Brentford. I see a well-fought contest between two progressive sides, with the Seagulls coming away 2-1 winners.

Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff pits struggling Leicester against Crystal Palace. It’s the type of game the Foxes really need to be winning if they want to start climbing the table, but I can see a frustrating 1-1 here, which isn’t what either side needs.

The three-o-clock games, even at this early stage, could have implications for the relegation battle. Fulham are hosting Bournemouth and I think they’ll have enough to come out of this game with a 2-1 win. Meanwhile, managerless Wolves host Nottingham Forest and should have enough to see them off – but just by a score of 1-0, given their attacking struggles.

Saturday evening sees Frank Lampard take an improving Everton to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to take on third-placed Spurs. The Toffees have one of the best defences in the league, and while I fully expect the home side to take all three points, it will probably be a narrow 1-0 for Antonio Conte’s men.

To Sunday, then, and there are a few early games before the match of the weekend at Anfield. Aston Villa host Chelsea, and few will be expecting anything other than an away win there. I make it 2-0 to Graham Potter’s improving side. Arsenal will have a chance to reinforce their grip on first place when they visit Leeds, and I’m backing them to win this one 3-0.

In the other 2pm games, Manchester United host Newcastle while West Ham go to Southampton. The former game is very difficult to call – I wouldn’t be surprised by a win for either side or even a draw, but I’ll call it 2-1 to Man U. At the same time, I’ll take the Hammers to narrowly hold off the Saints 1-0.

Last, but the very opposite of least, the 2022 champions visit the runners up. Although the sides’ fortunes have been contrasting since the end of last season, Liverpool’s confidence will have been boosted by a 7-1 win at Ibrox in midweek. However, with Erling Haaland on the Man City team sheet, they’re looking pretty unstoppable, and I see them coming away with a convincing 3-1 win in a thrilling match.

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