Premier League Week 3 Predictions: Forward Talents Set to Thrive This Weekend
The Premier League is expecting a considerable resurgence in scoring form this weekend considering that Week 2 wasn’t quite the goal-filled occasion that the English top flight provided in its opening fixtures.
Fantasy managers waiting with bated breath will be pleased to see, however, that there are a few encounters promising higher scorelines than others, not all of which are particularly balanced between the two sides involved.
Read on to find out which forwards are a good bet to get on the score sheet at some point in Week 3’s Premier League clashes.
|Saturday, Aug. 31||Time||Prediction|
|Manchester City vs. Hull Tigers||12:45 p.m. BST/7:45 a.m. ET||4-1|
|Cardiff City vs. Everton||3:00 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ET||1-2|
|Newcastle United vs. Fulham||3:00 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ET||0-0|
|Norwich City vs. Southampton||3:00 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ET||1-1|
|West Ham vs. Stoke City||3:00 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ET||3-1|
|Crystal Palace vs. Sunderland||5:00 p.m. BST/12:00 p.m. ET||1-1|
|Sunday, Sept. 1|
|Liverpool vs. Manchester United||1:30 p.m. BST/8:30 a.m. ET||1-3|
|West Brom vs. Swansea City||1:30 p.m. BST/8:30 a.m. ET||0-1|
|Arsenal vs. Tottenham||4:00 p.m. BST/11 a.m. ET||2-2|
Taking to the field in what many Spurs fans are hoping will be his first of many North London derbies, Roberto Soldado will look to once again make the difference for his side at the Emirates.
So far this term, the Spaniard has scored all of his team’s goals, albeit both coming from penalties, and has consistently looked to be their most likely source of goals throughout.
Soldado's goal against Swansea last weekend came from his only shot on goal, showing just how conservative his approach is, as pointed out by WhoScored.com on Twitter:
Arsenal haven’t kept a clean sheet against Tottenham in the league since the 2009-10 season, conceding three penalties over the course of the six times they’ve met in the last three campaigns.
Although Laurent Koscielny is expected to return against the Spurs, the Frenchman may be just off the pace after his absence. He also isn’t helped by the fact that Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere could be missing in midfield after picking up slight injuries in the midweek win over Fenerbahce.
So far under Roberto Martinez, Kevin Mirallas has looked like one of the more consistently impressive players for Everton alongside the likes of Seamus Coleman and Ross Barkley.
The Belgian, whose roots as a striker himself tend to stand out in his play, has done well coming in off the right wing and always looks to test the goalkeeper whenever possible.
Although last weekend’s win over Manchester City is encouraging for the Welsh outfit, Cardiff City are still shifting an average of two goals per game and are looking suspect at the back.
Mirallas has the pace and power necessary to cause some havoc among the Bluebirds defenders, and with none of Everton’s strikers entering prolific form as of late, they have been looking at other sources for their goals.
Despite their disappointing defeat at the hands of promoted Cardiff City, Manchester City unsurprisingly remain the highest scorers in the Premier League after two games.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side managed to build on the four goals netted against Newcastle with another two in the Welsh capital. Sergio Aguero will provide a large part of their focus going forward.
Last week, Hull City dealt with the tall, strong threat of Ricky van Wolfswinkel well, but were far less successful with the more diminutive presence of the Chelsea midfield the week previous to that.
Aguero should do well against a defence lacking a lot of top-flight experience, with Curtis Davies and James Chester sticking out as potential weaknesses when faced with the nippy Argentine.
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