English Premier League: Week 11 Preview

Two players chasing the soccer ballOur football expert previews the English Premier League Round 11 action which kicks off on Saturday 4 November 2017.

Gameweek 11 promises to be an exciting weekend of Premier League action as Manchester battle London on Sunday. Arsenal visit leaders Manchester City, before Chelsea host Manchester United and face former manager Jose Mourinho.
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Saturday 4 November

Stoke 15/10 | Draw 23/10 | Leicester 18/10 
Stoke host Leicester at the bet365 Stadium in the first match on Saturday. Mark Hughes’ men snapped a two-match losing streak by claiming a 1-0 victory at Watford. That was their first away win of the campaign. The Potters will be hoping to build on that result and make it two wins in a row for the first time this season. 

Claude Puel made a winning start to his tenure as Leicester manager after his side defeated Everton 2-0 at home. That was the Foxes’ third straight victory in all competitions and they remain unbeaten in five matches. Leicester are undefeated in their last four meetings against Stoke, winning twice. I’m backing Puel's side on the Win/Draw Double Chance at 5/10.

Huddersfield 33/20 | Draw 19/10 | West Brom 19/10 
Huddersfield succumbed to a 3-0 defeat away at Liverpool last Saturday, their third loss in four matches. David Wagner’s side failed to build on their fairytale win over Man United, but they’ll be hopeful of a positive result at the John Smith's Stadium. The Terriers have picked up eight points from five matches on their turf this season. 

West Brom will be desperate for a win after going winless in nine games in all competitions. Victory for Tony Pulis' men will see them leapfrog the Terriers in the table. A tight affair is expected, with the draw tipped at 19/10.

Newcastle 19/20 | Draw 49/20 | Bournemouth 29/10 
Newcastle’s three-match unbeaten run came to an end as they lost 1-0 at Burnley on Monday night. It extended their winless run on the road to three matches, but Rafael Benitez’s side will welcome the return to St. James' Park where they are unbeaten in four matches, beating West Ham, Stoke and Crystal Palace, before drawing with Liverpool. 

Bournemouth suffered their seventh defeat of the season, going down 1-0 at home to Chelsea which saw them remain in the bottom three. They’ve lost four of their five away matches and I’m backing the Magpies to claim all three points.

Southampton 6/10 | Draw 26/10 | Burnley 5/1 
Southampton were held to a 1-1 draw against recently promoted Brighton last Sunday. The Saints ended the month of October undefeated, with five points from a possible nine. However, Mauricio Pellegrino’s men have drawn against all three of the promoted sides. The Saints will look to make it two wins in a row at St. Mary's Stadium after defeating West Brom 1-0 in their last game there.

Burnley marked Sean Dyche's fifth anniversary as manager with a 1-0 win at home to Newcastle on Monday night. Now they are seventh in the Premier League – level on points with sixth-placed Liverpool. The Clarets were easily beaten by Man City in their last away match, but they did go undefeated when visiting Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton. Back the draw at 26/10.

Swansea 11/10 | Draw 21/10 | Brighton 11/4
Swansea slumped to their sixth defeat in 10 league games after losing 2-1 at Arsenal last Saturday. It ensured back-to-back Premier League defeats for the Swans, but Paul Clement felt his side should have left the Emirates Stadium with at least a point. The Swans now find themselves slipping further into a possible relegation battle having won just two games all season. They’ve lost four of their five matches at home this season and Clement’s side will be desperate for three points. 

Brighton are unbeaten in three matches after drawing 1-1 at home to Swansea last Sunday. Chris Hughton's men have lost three of their five away games, although they did beat West Ham 3-0 in their last outing. I’m going for Both Teams to Score at 11/10.

West Ham 36/10 | Draw 3/1 | Liverpool 7/10
West Ham had to settle for just a point against bottom side Crystal Palace as Wilfried Zaha scored an injury-time equaliser after the Hammers threw away a two-goal lead. The pressure is mounting on Slaven Bilic and to make things worse, the Croatian is facing a defensive crisis. James Collins, Winston Reid and Jose Fonte are serious injury concerns and Angelo Ogbonna and teenager Declan Rice could be Bilic’s only options. 

Liverpool eased to a 3-0 victory at home to Huddersfield last Saturday and they’ll be confident of beating the Hammers. Jurgen Klopp's side thrashed West Ham 4-0 at the London Stadium in May. Back the Reds at 7/10.



Sunday 5 November

Tottenham 1/4 | Draw 47/10 | Crystal Palace 9/1 
Tottenham will be confident of returning to winning ways against bottom side Crystal Palace. Spurs were beaten 1-0 by Man United at Old Trafford last Saturday after Anthony Martial’s late winner. Mauricio Pochettino’s side struggled without their leading scorer Harry Kane up front and the Argentine boss will be hoping to have him fit and firing against Palace. 

The Eagles are bottom of the table with four points from 10 matches. They’ve lost all five of their away matches, shipping 12 goals without finding the net. The home win is the way to go.

Manchester City 5/10 | Draw 38/10 | Arsenal 9/2
Manchester City have been in top form this season and they’ve won their last four matches at the Etihad, scoring 20 goals while conceding twice. Arsenal have struggled away from home with three losses from five games, winning just once. Back Guardiola's side to claim maximum points.

Everton 21/20 | Draw 24/10 | Watford 26/10 
Everton are 18th in the table with eight points from 10 matches. Their 2-0 loss at Leicester last Sunday was their fourth defeat on the spin in all competitions. In the league, the Toffees are winless in four matches, losing three times. They’ll be desperate to avoid a third consecutive defeat at Goodison Park. Watford's 1-0 defeat by Stoke, combined with last weekend's 4-2 loss to Chelsea, means they have suffered consecutive league defeats for the first time this season. Marco Silva's side have been impressive away from home this season, scoring two goals in each of their five games. Take Both Teams to Score at 8/10.

Chelsea 29/20 | Draw 21/10 | Manchester United 2/1 
Super Sunday awaits as Chelsea host Manchester United in what has proven to be one of the biggest rivalries in English football. The Mourinho derby, as some of you know it. The champions sit fourth on the table after successive wins over Everton and Bournemouth, while Manchester United, despite sitting second, haven’t been too convincing with their performances. However, that is exactly what Jose Mourinho wants from his team. Who can fault him for getting a point at Anfield and maximum points at home to Tottenham? This will be a huge test for both clubs and will also give us some indication as to whether ‘Judas’ is still number one.

Coming into this match, we already know what to expect from both managers. Mourinho will sit deep and frustrate Chelsea, while Conte will be wary of sending too many players forward to avoid being hit on the counter-attack. Without Pogba, I think there’s no chance of United getting maximum points at the Bridge, meaning that they have no other option but to ‘park the bus’. Chelsea didn’t score in both home matches against the top sides played and I’m expecting another dull affair. Get on the Correct Score market and back the 0-0 scoreline at a whopping 7/1!

TREBLE @ 3/1
Newcastle Win 19/20
Liverpool Win 7/10
Tottenham Win 1/4



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