Newcastle United are tasked with another away game for Monday Night Football, and Steve Bruce will be looking to mastermind a win against newly-promoted Villa. Aston Villa are of course Bruce’s former club, and he will be hoping for a happy return to the West Midlands. Other notable games this weekend include Manchester City v Chelsea, and Sheffield United v Manchester United.
FiveThirtyEight use a statistical model to predict Premier League results, check out their verdict on the weekend’s action below:
West Ham v Spurs (Saturday 12:30pm kick-off) – West Ham win (26% chance), Spurs win (51% chance), Draw (22% chance).
Jose Mourinho’s debut in the Spurs dugout will be a highlight of the weekend, and he is backed to claim the win at the London Stadium.
Arsenal v Southampton (Saturday 3pm kick-off) – Arsenal win (61% chance), Southampton win (19% chance), Draw (21% chance).
Unai Emery is tipped for a victory that he desperately needs.
Brighton v Leicester City (Saturday 3pm kick-off) – Brighton win (26% chance), Leicester City win (48% chance), (26% chance).
Leicester are flying at the moment and look likely to win again at the Amex.
Watford v Burnley (Saturday 3pm kick-off) – Watford win (45% chance), Burnley win (29% chance), Draw (26% chance).
Watford are expected to win as they face former manager Sean Dyche.
Crystal Palace v Liverpool (Saturday 3pm kick-off) – Crystal Palace win (11% chance), Liverpool win (72% chance), Draw (17% chance).
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Liverpool are overwhelming favourites.
Bournemouth v Wolves (Saturday 3pm kick-off) – Bournemouth win (44% chance), Wolves win (30% chance), Draw (27% chance).
The Cherries are back to win on their own patch.
Everton v Norwich City (Saturday 3pm kick-off) – Everton win (65% chance), Norwich City (14% chance), Draw (21%).
The Canaries are given little hope on their trip to Merseyside.
Manchester City v Chelsea (Saturday 5:30pm kick-off) – Manchester City win (68% chance), Chelsea win (15% chance), Draw (18% chance).
Chelsea have been impressive this season yet are given a slim chance of victory at the Etihad.
Sheffield United v Manchester United (Sunday 4:30pm kick-off) – Sheffield United win (28% chance), Manchester United win (44% chance), Draw (28%).
Manchester United are backed for the win at Bramall Lane, but the Blades are used to making a mockery of predictions.
Aston Villa v Newcastle United (Monday 8:00pm kick-off) – Aston Villa win (47% chance), Newcastle United win (26% chance), Draw (26% chance).
Aston Villa are backed to take three points on Monday night.