Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal vs Liverpool | Football

The former Premier League star previews all the action.

The Premier League was back in full swing this week after a Janaury lull with another round of fixtures looming large this weekend.

In an enormous clash at the top of the table, Arsenal host league leaders Liverpool on Sunday afternoon. Five points separate the two sides ahead of kick-off with Manchester City hoping to see both their title rivals drop points before they take on Brentford in the capital on Monday night.

Everton and Tottenham kick off the weekend action on Saturday with Manchester United hosting West Ham United on Sunday, eager to build on their thrilling last-gasp victory over Wolves.

As ever, Betfair Ambassador Dimitar Berbatov previews the action for Metro.co.uk.

Everton vs Tottenham

If Everton lose they’ll be in a tough position. They could have won at Fulham but also nearly lost, I’m not sure how that ended 0-0! Goodison Park is a tough place to go to go but Spurs got another win in midweek. They are the entertainers this season. I’ll go for a draw.

Prediction: 1-1

Tottenham

Spurs secured a big win over Brentford midweek (Picture: Getty)

Brighton vs Crystal Palace

Brighton should win this one, especially at home where they really need to bounce back. Crystal Palace are sometimes easy to play against. Olise was back in the week and won the game for Palace but they nearly lost to the bottom placed team. I’ll go with Brighton.

Prediction: 2-1

Newcastle vs Luton

Both teams had amazing performances in the week, Newcastle beating Villa away from home and Luton smashing Brighton. Both managers are doing fantastic jobs, but I’d expect Newcastle to get the job done here. I’ll go with Newcastle.

Prediction: 2-0

Burnley vs Fulham

Burnley still have a chance to save themselves, forget the result against City as that is not where they will survive. At home, they need to start picking up points and the time is now or never for them. I’ll go for a draw.

Prediction: 1-1

Sheffield United vs Aston Villa

If you’re not careful, Sheffield United can give you a fight, just like they did at Villa Park a few weeks ago, and they also scored twice v Crystal Palace the other night. Chris Wilder has made them harder to beat, so I’ll say a draw.

Aston Villa

Villa’s proud home record came to an end against Newcastle (Picture: Getty)

Prediction: 1-1

Man United vs West Ham

David Moyes will be back at Old Trafford where it did not go well for him. Since then though, look at the job he is doing at West Ham, a trophy, pushing for Europe again and still in the Europa League. Man United, well they need results, especially at home where they have lost too many matches. They need to take the attention out of what’s happening off the pitch, so I’ll go with them to win this one at home.

Prediction: 3-1

Kobbie Mainoo Manchester United

Kobbie Mainoo was United’s hero on Thursday (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea vs Wolves

As unpredictable as Chelsea are, they do play good football sometimes because they have special players. They are inconsistent though, just like Manchester United this season. Look at the game at Anfield, Liverpool smashed them. But in this game, Chelsea have a good opportunity to win it at home.

Prediction: 1-0

Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest

Forest have picked up under Nuno, but they are conceding too many goals. They are still above the relegation zone, however. At home, Bournemouth have only lost one of their last five and will want to bounce back after the Liverpool game. Tough to call, so I will say draw.

Prediction: 1-1

Arsenal vs Liverpool

The biggest game of the weekend and could really impact the title race. Liverpool won here not long ago in the FA Cup but both teams are pretty equal in my eyes. It should be a great game, and I am going to say another entertaining draw.

Prediction: 2-2

Liverpool

Liverpool five points clear at the top (Picture: Getty)

Brentford vs Man City

Brentford can surprise teams, though I don’t think City will lose, but even a draw would be a major upset for them. It’s still City, there’s too much class and De Bruyne and Haaland are both back, so I have to go with City to win.

Prediction: 0-2

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