English Premier League predictions, fixtures and results: 1 – 3 September 2023

Arsenal host Manchester United while Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea all have home Premier League fixtures before the international break.

The English Premier League reaches its first mini-landmark of the new season this weekend, with round four of the campaign coming right before the international football break.

Only one perfect record remains even at this early stage and, in an ominous sign for the chasing pack, it belongs to reigning EPL champions Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side tackle Fulham at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday off the back of three wins from three, while their visitors have served up a mixed bag so far.

Arsenal were City’s closest challengers last time around and put their unbeaten start to the test on Sunday in a classic Premier League clash against Manchester United.

The Red Devils head south the the Emirates Stadium buoyed by a second consecutive get-out-of-jail-free performance at Old Trafford, with the match officials, VAR and the football gods smiling on Erik ten Hag’s stuttering side.

Another pair of impressive outfits meet on Sunday at Anfield, when Aston Villa make a visit to Liverpool.

Both were winners away from home last weekend, as they prepare to combine their domestic duties with continental competition in the coming months.

There is plenty more to go at for top flight fans at both ends of the early table on Saturday, building towards the long haul south for oil-rich Newcastle as they head to Brighton.

Big things are expected of both at home and abroad this season but both have already seen their unbeaten records go up in smoke, adding an edge to the Amex Stadium contest.

They have nothing on the angst in South Yorkshire, though, with promoted Sheffield United hosting Everton in an early relegation six-pointer.

The Blades were unlucky in falling to a home defeat against Manchester City last weekend, leaving them mired at the wrong end of the standings with their visitors, who yet again failed to get off the mark at Goodison Park.

We also have another chance to see how the puzzle pieces are beginning to fit for moneybags Chelsea.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Blues welcome Nottingham Forest to Stamford Bridge, with the visitors cursing the fixture schedule that sees them follow up their Old Trafford travesty with another stern test of their survival credentials.

Tottenham seem to have landed on their most popular head coach since the days of Pochettino, albeit early in the tenure of intriguing Australian Ange Postecoglou.

An attacking style and the impact of England international James Maddison has eased the concerns over the departure for Bayern Munich of legend Harry Kane, as Spurs go to the north west to face Vincent Kompany’s promoted Burnley.

A third London club has an unbeaten record to build on in the form of Brentford.

Thomas Frank’s Bees have brushed off the absence of the banned Ivan Toney to pick up from where they left off last season, with Bournemouth the visitors at the Community Stadium.

And there’s a fourth capital city side in similar shape, as West Ham become the first EPL team to stride out at Kenilworth Road, the dilapidated home of shock Championship play-off winners Luton.

David Moyes’ men will be in for a riotous atmosphere up the M1 motorway, not least with their hosts in early need of points on the Premier League board to prevent their dream from turning into a top flight nightmare.

Sunday’s third fixture completes the weekend programme, as Crystal Palace play host to Wolves.

Both have collected a first victory of the campaign in advance of their Selhurst Park meeting, with a nudge towards the top half now the name of the game.

English Premier League predictions for 1 – 3 September

Luton Town v West Ham United

Result predictionWest Ham United to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionWest Ham United / West Ham United to win
Team to Score predictionWest Ham United
Anytime Goalscorer predictionC. Morris(Luton Town)
J. Bowen(West Ham United)

Sheffield United v Everton

Result predictiondraw
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / draw
Team to Score predictionSheffield United
Anytime Goalscorer predictionn/a

Brentford v AFC Bournemouth

Result predictionBrentford to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionBrentford / Brentford to win
Team to Score predictionBrentford
Anytime Goalscorer predictionY. Wissa(Brentford)
B. Mbeumo(Brentford)

Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur

Result predictionTottenham Hotspur to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionTottenham Hotspur / Tottenham Hotspur to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionn/a

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest

Result predictionChelsea to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / Chelsea to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionT. Awoniyi(Nottingham Forest)

Manchester City v Fulham

Result predictionManchester City to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionManchester City / Manchester City to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionE. Haaland(Manchester City)

Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United

Result predictionBrighton & Hove Albion to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionBrighton & Hove Albion / Brighton & Hove Albion to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionS. March(Brighton & Hove Albion)

Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Result predictionCrystal Palace to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / Crystal Palace to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionn/a

Liverpool v Aston Villa

Result predictiondraw
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionAston Villa / draw
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionDiogo Jota(Liverpool)

Arsenal v Manchester United

Result predictionArsenal to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionArsenal / Arsenal to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionB. Saka(Arsenal)
Bruno Fernandes(Manchester United)