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Wednesday's predictions and previews including Manchester United vs. Chelsea

Sports Mole provides score predictions and previews for all of today's Premier League fixtures, including

Brighton vs. Brentford (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Brighton & Hove Albion's Joao Pedro celebrates scoring their third goal with Evan Ferguson on November 25, 2023© Reuters

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Brentford to the American Express Stadium for a Premier League encounter on Wednesday night.

While Roberto De Zerbi's side are looking to extend their unbeaten home run to six matches, Thomas Frank's men will endeavour to stretch their undefeated streak over the Seagulls to three games.

We say: Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 Brentford

Although both Brighton and Brentford are having to cope without a number of first-team regulars, the two teams will be confident in their own abilities to navigate their way towards maximum points on Wednesday.

The Seagulls will be regarded as slight favourites, but there is little to separate these two sides and we believe they will ultimately cancel each other out in an entertaining score draw.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match

Fulham vs. Nott'm Forest (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Fulham's Harry Wilson celebrates scoring their first goal on December 3, 2023© Reuters

Both hoping to bounce back from agonising 1-0 defeats at the weekend, Fulham meet Nottingham Forest in Wednesday's Premier League clash at Craven Cottage.

Marco Silva's side came away empty-handed from their clash with Liverpool, which ended in a 4-3 win for the Reds, while Steve Cooper's team were put to the sword 1-0 by Everton.

We say: Fulham 2-1 Nottingham Forest

In a game rife with spectacular strikes, Fulham could feel hard done by not to come away from Anfield with at least a share of the spoils, and Forest's attackers have a tough act to follow to replicate Liverpool's sensational efforts on Merseyside.

Cooper's men often struggle to breach opposing backlines on the road, though, and while the more superstitious Fulham fans may possess a sense of trepidation given their sequence of home results, Silva's fired-up side should have enough to return to winning ways here.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Sheff Utd vs. Liverpool (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Liverpool's Alexis Mac Allister celebrates scoring their second goal on December 3, 2023© Reuters

Amid talk of Paul Heckingbottom facing the sack, Sheffield United return to face the disgruntled Bramall Lane faithful when they host Liverpool in Wednesday's Premier League clash.

While the Blades were humiliated 5-0 by Burnley over the weekend, Liverpool prolonged their perfect home record with a mesmerising 4-3 victory over Fulham at Anfield.

We say: Sheffield United 1-4 Liverpool

Liverpool's efforts to keep the opposition at bay on the road have been futile so far this season, and the Reds were punished for a few sequences of sloppy play against Fulham, where Alisson Becker was not available to come up with his customary match-saving moments.

An anticipated change of management could breathe new life into a depleted Blades XI, but their defensive issues will not be solved overnight, and another chastening afternoon awaits the hosts against Liverpool's rampant attacking contingent.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 3.5 goals.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match

> How Liverpool could line up against Sheffield United

> Liverpool injury, suspension list vs. Sheffield United

Crystal Palace vs. Bournemouth (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Crystal Palace's Odsonne Edouard celebrates scoring their first goal on December 3, 2023© Reuters

A bottom-half Premier League clash takes place at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night as Crystal Palace play host to Bournemouth.

While the Eagles currently sit 12th in the top-flight standings with 16 points from 14 matches, the Cherries are three points and four places further back in 16th spot.

We say: Crystal Palace 1-1 Bournemouth

Both Crystal Palace and Bournemouth will view Wednesday's clash as a winnable game and know that three points secured an Selhurst Park would provide them with a much-needed confidence boost ahead of next weekend's challenging matches against Liverpool and Man United respectively.

Although the Eagles have fared better in this fixture in recent seasons, their dip in form has coincided with improvements made at Bournemouth, so a closely-fought score draw could be on the cards this time around.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match

Aston Villa vs. Man City (Wednesday, 8.15pm)

Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz celebrates scoring against West Ham United on October 22, 2023© Reuters

Seeking to avoid a fourth successive game without a win in the Premier League, reigning champions Manchester City travel to Villa Park to test their mettle against a high-flying Aston Villa outfit on Wednesday night.

Only one point separates these two teams in the top-flight table, with the Citizens in third place sitting just ahead of the Lions in fourth spot after 14 matches.

We say: Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester City

No Premier League teams have scored more goals this season than Man City (36) and Aston Villa (33), who are both set to view Wednesday's intriguing contest as a challenging one in their quest to return to winning ways.

Villa have every right to feel optimistic of success considering their outstanding home form, but if any team are to burst their bubble it could well be Man City, who boast a strong head-to-head record in this fixture and will be fired up to make amends following their recent dip in form.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 2.5 goals.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match

> How Man City could line up against Aston Villa

Man Utd vs. Chelsea (Wednesday, 8.15pm)

Chelsea's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring against Newcastle United on November 25, 2023© Reuters

Two faltering titans of the English game meet in a midweek Old Trafford encounter on Wednesday night, as Manchester United and Chelsea renew hostilities in a mouthwatering Premier League affair.

The Red Devils' woes continued in a 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United over the weekend, while Mauricio Pochettino's men restored a sense of blue pride by seeing off Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2.

We say: Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea

For all of Man United's perpetual struggles in the attacking third, Ten Hag's side are seldom torn to shreds at the back, and one never truly knows what to expect from Pochettino's Chelsea charges.

Goals are virtually a guarantee at both ends when the Blues step out onto the field, and such a theme should continue at Old Trafford, but we simply cannot pick a clear winner and expect a return to drawing ways for the two clubs this week.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match

> How Chelsea could line up against Man United

> How Man United could line up against Chelsea

> Chelsea injury, suspension list vs. Man United

> Man United injury, suspension list vs. Chelsea

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2Manchester CityMan City26185359263359
4Aston Villa26164656352152
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs25145652381447
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd26142103636044
7Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2610974941839
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves26115104040038
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle26114115445937
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2510693644-836
13Crystal Palace2677123144-1328
16Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2666143448-1424
18Luton TownLuton2555153551-1620
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2634192266-4413

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