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Saturday's Premier League predictions including Manchester City vs. Liverpool

Sports Mole provides score predictions and previews for all of today's Premier League fixtures, including Manchester City vs. Liverpool.

Man City vs. Liverpool (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Manchester City's Erling Braut Haaland celebrates scoring their first goal on November 11, 2023© Reuters

To Jurgen Klopp's chagrin, Liverpool occupy a spot in the Saturday lunchtime Premier League kickoff following the international break, as the Reds take on Manchester City in a top-of-the-table spectacular at the Etihad.

Pep Guardiola's treble winners are only one point clear of their Merseyside counterparts heading into the weekend's headline fixture, although the hosts' winning streak came to an end in phenomenal circumstances two weekends ago.

We say: Manchester City 3-1 Liverpool

With fresh concerns arising for both teams during the international period and key players trying to fight off jet lag to prove their fitness, neither side may be at their free-flowing best in the lunchtime kickoff, but another miserable Manchester afternoon surely awaits the men in red.

While breaching opposing backlines comes naturally to Klopp's team no matter what turf they step out onto, not a single Premier League team has prevented Man City from coming up trumps at the Etihad in 2023, and with Haaland expected to be given the green light to terrorise a Reds defence without a top-flight clean sheet on the road this term, we side with the champions on this occasion.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 2.5 goals.

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Burnley vs. West Ham (Saturday, 3.00pm)

West Ham United's Lucas Paqueta celebrates scoring against Nottingham Forest on November 12, 2023© Reuters

West Ham United will endeavour to close in on the top seven of the Premier League when they travel to Turf Moor to face basement club Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

The Clarets, meanwhile, are seeking to end a torrid six-game losing streak and claim their first points of the season on home soil.

We say: Burnley 1-3 West Ham United

Burnley can ill-afford to drop too many more points and must significantly improve at both ends of the pitch if they wish to ease the threat of being cut adrift at the bottom of the table.

The Clarets will hope to have some joy in the final third against a West Ham outfit who have struggled on their travels in recent weeks, but Moyes's men should have few problems outscoring the hosts, even if Bowen misses out through injury, en route to claiming maximum points at Turf Moor.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 2.5 goals.

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Luton vs. Crystal Palace (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Luton Town manager Rob Edwards after the match on October 21, 2023© Reuters

Seeking to move further away from the Premier League relegation zone, Luton Town play host to Crystal Palace at Kenilworth Road on Saturday afternoon.

The two teams meet for the first time in any competition since the 2006-07 Championship season when the home side came out on top by a 2-1 scoreline in both fixtures.

We say: Luton Town 0-2 Crystal Palace

Luton will view Saturday's match with Crystal Palace as a real opportunity to claim three valuable points in their quest to avoid the drop, and they have the potential to frustrate the visitors on home soil as they did against Liverpool earlier this month.

However, Palace are virtually at full strength in the attacking department and they should have enough quality in the final third to breach the Hatters' backline en route to securing a hard-fought victory.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 2.5 goals.

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Newcastle vs. Chelsea (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Newcastle United's Anthony Gordon celebrates scoring their first goal on November 4, 2023© Reuters

Newcastle United and Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways and climb the Premier League table when they do battle at St James' Park on Saturday afternoon.

While the Magpies sit seventh in the table with 20 points from 12 matches, the Blues find themselves four places and four points further back in 10th spot.

We say: Newcastle United 1-1 Chelsea

Following two manic goal-laden contests against Spurs and Man City, Chelsea may expect a tighter affair against Newcastle considering that only two goals or less have been scored in seven of the last eight meetings between the two clubs.

Victory for either side would provide a significant confidence boost heading into the festive period, but if Newcastle are strengthened by a few stars returning from injury, the hosts should do enough to claim a share of the spoils in front of a fired-up St James' Park.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 2.5 goals.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match

> How Chelsea could line up against Newcastle

> Chelsea injury, suspension list vs. Newcastle

Nott'm Forest vs. Brighton (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Brighton & Hove Albion's Simon Adingra celebrates scoring against Sheffield United on November 12, 2023© Reuters

Out to snap a six-game winless run in the Premier League, Brighton & Hove Albion travel north to take on Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.

The Seagulls were held to a 1-1 draw by Sheffield United last time out, while the Tricky Trees went down 3-2 to West Ham United before the international break.

We say: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Having felt Cooper's wrath after their agonising loss to West Ham, Forest - even an Awoniyi-less one - should be backed to come up with a satisfactory response at the City Ground, where no visiting team has emerged triumphant in a Premier League fixture this season.

A two-week reset is just what the doctor ordered for Brighton as well, but victory may be step too far for a decimated Seagulls squad, who may very well record a 1-1 draw for the fourth top-flight game in a row.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 2.5 goals.

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Sheff Utd vs. Bournemouth (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Sheffield United's Cameron Archer celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on November 2, 2023© Reuters

Bramall Lane plays host to a Premier League basement battle on Saturday afternoon, as Sheffield United pit their wits against Bournemouth.

The rejuvenated Blades entered the international break on the back of a 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion, while the Cherries dented Newcastle United's European aspirations in a 2-0 beating.

We say: Sheffield United 1-1 Bournemouth

With Sheffield United yet to record a top-flight clean sheet this season and Bournemouth leaking goals at an alarming rate on the road, neither backline should depart Saturday's game having successfully protected their goalkeeper, but the feel-good factor should still be present in both camps.

An untimely fortnight's break could certainly harm both sides' momentum, though, and we are finding it impossible to pick an outright winner in this tie, ultimately settling on a low-scoring draw.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 2.5 goals.

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Brentford vs. Arsenal (Saturday, 5.30pm)

 Arsenal's William Saliba celebrates scoring their second goal on November 11, 2023© Reuters

Depending on the outcome of Manchester City and Liverpool's lunchtime encounter, Arsenal could potentially end the weekend at the top of the Premier League table with victory over London rivals Brentford on Saturday evening.

Mikel Arteta's team put Burnley to the sword 3-1 before international football took precedence, while the Bees were comfortably swept aside 3-0 by Liverpool two weekends ago.

We say: Brentford 1-2 Arsenal

Arsenal have followed the recipe for defensive success during their last two trips to the Gtech, but attempting to keep Brentford quiet in front of their own fans may be a fruitless endeavour this time around, as it has been for a plethora of other revered teams.

Frank's troops have been prone to a defensive lapse this season as well, though, and with Odegaard expected to be given the all-clear to return to the fold, Arsenal should right their recent wrongs on the road and march to consecutive win number three.

Our tipster partners are predicting an away win.

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> How Arsenal could line up against Brentford

> Arsenal injury, suspension list vs. Brentford

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Tables header RHS
2Manchester CityMan City26185359263359
4Aston Villa26164656352152
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs25145652381447
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd26142103636044
7Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2610974941839
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham2611694046-639
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves26115104040038
10Newcastle UnitedNewcastle26114115445937
13Crystal Palace2677123144-1328
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2666143448-1424
18Luton TownLuton2555153551-1620
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2634192266-4413

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