The English Premier League (EPL) returns this weekend after a shorter-than-usual recess. The pandemic affected season has barely ended and it’s time to go around again.
Saturday marks the league’s return with a London derby between Fulham and Arsenal kicking the season off. The Cottagers will be hoping for better form than the last time they played, having been humbled 4-1 in January.
But most eyes will be on defending champions Liverpool starting their season against newly-promoted Leeds United, also on Saturday.
The other headline fixture for the weekend is a showdown between Tottenham and Everton on Sunday.
Everton were narrowly beaten when last the sides played, but with big-name signing James Rodriguez on board, plus French defender Abdoulaye Doucoure, could be transformed in the new season.
Also in action on Saturday is Crystal Palace against Southampton and West Ham hosting Newcastle.
Sunday’s fixtures kick off with West Brom hosting Leicester followed by the headline clash of Spurs vs Everton.
All fixture kick off time listed below are South African time.
Prediction methodology explained.
The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
EPL fixtures and predictions on Saturday, 12 September 2020
Fulham vs Arsenal, 13:30
Crystal Palace vs Southampton, 16:00
Liverpool vs Leeds, 18:30
West Ham vs Newcastle, 21:00
EPL fixtures and predictions on Sunday, 13 September 2020
West Brom vs Leicester, 15:00
Spurs vs Everton, 17:30