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English Premier League predictions, fixtures and results: 27 – 28 August 2022

The big guns all roll out on Saturday as the English Premier League reaches round four this weekend. Manchester United kick off the fixture programme on Saturday lunchtime when they travel to Southampton. Erik ten Hag tasted victory for the first time on Monday night as the Red Devils finally dazzled under the Old Trafford…

The big guns all roll out on Saturday as the English Premier League reaches round four this weekend.

Manchester United kick off the fixture programme on Saturday lunchtime when they travel to Southampton.

Erik ten Hag tasted victory for the first time on Monday night as the Red Devils finally dazzled under the Old Trafford lights with a rival victory, with the job now to prove that was no flash in the pan away to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints.

Liverpool were the derby victims to the tune of a 2-1 score line, leaving the Reds winless in their opening three EPL encounters having missed out on the title by a point last time around.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have an Anfield date with Bournemouth, who have lost their last two after winning on the opening weekend.

Arsenal are the early frontrunners and the only club left with a perfect Premier League record three matches in.

It’s the polar opposite of last season’s hopeless start under boss Mikel Arteta, with a London derby against unbeaten Fulham their next assignment in Saturday’s late kick off at the Emirates Stadium.

Reigning champions Manchester City are typically in hot pursuit at the summit, heading up a pack of four unbeaten sides with seven points from nine so far.

Pep Guardiola’s EPL kings welcome Crystal Palace to the Etihad Stadium, with the Eagles once again beginning to find their feet under former City assistant coach Patrick Vieira.

There’s trouble in the air at Stamford Bridge, meanwhile, as two fancied sides attempt to shrug off the early season blues.

Chelsea must recover sharpish from a 3-0 shellacking last time out as coach Thomas Tuchel alternates between furious and morose, while visitors Leicester have just a point to show for their efforts so far.

It continues a downward trend from last season for the Foxes under Brendan Rodgers, as the vultures continue to circle over their prized playing assets ahead of transfer deadline day.

Tottenham have begun on a much better footing across London under former Blues boss Antonio Conte.

They face a tricky test of their early momentum on Sunday, though, as they head north to the City Ground to tackle Steve Cooper’s big-spending Nottingham Forest, who have broken the bank following their fairytale promotion from the Championship.

Newcastle are basking in the feelgood factor, too, with memories of the miserable ownership of Mike Ashley fading into the distance on Tyneside.

Last weekend’s pulsating 3-3 draw with Manchester City maintained an unbeaten start for Eddie Howe and Co, with stuttering Wolves their hosts on Sunday at Molineux.

At the other end of the EPL table, it’s all gone to pieces for David Moyes and his West Ham following a couple of impressive seasons.

The Hammers are pointless and bottom of the embryonic standings, with a visit to Aston Villa their latest attempt to put themselves on the board.

Elsewhere on Saturday, it’s an unlikely meeting of third versus fifth as Leeds go to Brighton.

Graham Potter is sweeping up the plaudits on the south coast with his Seagulls boasting the tightest defence in the competition so far, while Jesse Marsch is finally starting to win over the doubters in West Yorkshire, not least with last Sunday’s three-goal Elland Road thumping of Chelsea.

Brentford were on course to be right up there, too, only for their early season balloon to be popped by west London rivals Fulham last weekend.

The Bees host an Everton side once again needing points sharpish under Frank Lampard if they are to avoid the travails of last season’s relegation scramble.

English Premier League predictions for 27 – 28 August

Prediction methodology explainedThe 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.

Chance of winning (%)Usual win % with these odds
Southampton2311
Manchester United5772
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Brentford5150
Everton2632
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Brighton5227
Leeds2625
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Chelsea7174
Leicester
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Liverpool9389
Bournemouth
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Manchester City8587
Crystal Palace
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Arsenal7780
Fulham
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Aston Villa4547
West Ham3050
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Wolves3830
Newcastle3840
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Nottingham Forest
Tottenham6984

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