English Premier League: Gameweek 9 Preview

The international break is finally over, domestic football once again takes its rightful place at the centre of our attention and complements all of the other exciting sporting action on the go!

It’s another mammoth week in the League – so let’s get straight into it!


Saturday 21 October

7/20 Liverpool | Draw 46/10 | Everton 13/2 (13:30)

Everton would have needed that win last time out against Bournemouth, although I think the international break and now the Merseyside Derby have come at the wrong time. Mo Salah will surely want to continue his rich vein of form; he’s been unplayable at times.

Liverpool wins this (well hopefully, lest we hear cries for a replay).


15/20 Brentford | Draw 11/4 | Burnley 36/10 (16:00)

Brentford have been rather flat so far this season, I know they are always well-organised and set up really well, but the spark often so synonymous with the Bees has been missing. Burnley have struggled under their new boss; they just don’t score enough goals for a team happy to play expansive football.

Back the home win.


27/20 Bournemouth | Draw 49/20 | Wolves 39/20 (16:00)

I think Bournemouth could be in trouble this season if they remain unable to string a set of results together. I feel like a bit of a stuck record, but what is the identity of Bournemouth currently? What are they looking to achieve on attack?

Wolves win.


13/20 Nottm Forest | Draw 28/10 | Luton 44/10 (16:00)

I must say I feel a bit for Luton, their results don’t always match their performances and they just can’t seem to get any sort of momentum this season. Forest is a difficult side to beat, but they can’t see to capitalize on that.

I think this ends in a draw.


9/20 Manchester City | Draw 42/10 | Brighton 5/1 (16:00)


A wounded Manchester City are a dangerous prospect, but the enemy they face here could be just as dangerous! Pep Guardiola’s men are stretched at the moment, their talisman upfront is currently going through a bit of a quiet spell, and they aren’t getting over the line.

Brighton concedes goals like it’s nobody’s business, but they sure do score them as well! I wouldn’t be surprised to see this go either way – back both teams to score.


9/20 Newcastle | Draw 7/2 | C Palace 58/10 (16:00)

Palace are somewhat difficult to breakdown, but they can’t score. Eberechi Eze could be a gib miss and if he isn’t fit to play, I think they lose – simple as that. He’s a massive cog in this Palace wheel and when they are up against a Newcastle side firing on all cylinders, it could be a tricky afternoon.


Back the hosts.

2/1 Chelsea | Draw 24/10 | Arsenal 27/20 (18:30)


58/10 Sheffield | Draw 39/10 | Manchester United 9/20 (21:00)

Sheffield remains bottom of the table; their performances haven’t always been horrible (which I suppose they can take heart from), but I struggle to see how they come away with anything here…

United have been shocking, absolutely shocking. Rasmus Hojlund is the one shining light for United fans and given the antics of the late (late) win against Brentford, Erik ten Hag will surely hope his side kicks on here.

Back the away win.


Sunday 22 October


19/20 Aston Villa | Draw 11/4 | West Ham 26/10 (17:30)

 This should be a really entertaining game! Both of these two teams are playing really well, they have a strong defensive shape and launch ruthless attacks at pace consistently for 90 minutes.

I think there will be a host of goals in this one, but I think it might end in a stalemate. To be safe, both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals is my pick, but for the brave, back the draw.


Monday 23 October


5/10 Tottenham | Draw 37/10 | Fulham 48/10 (21:00)

Fulham have blown hot and cold this season, but my biggest concern is that they don’t score enough goals. Tottenham on the other hand have consistently not looked like Tottenham of old under Big Ange!

They create so many chances and are ruthless in their pursuit for three points – hell, I’d even say they are exciting to watch.

5/10 is a banker.


Written by Ryan Liberty