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Matchday Fifteen’s Premier League Preview: Hammers Travel To Face League Leaders As Two Giants Clash On Saturday Evening

So, now that one Premier League Matchday has gone in the blink of an eye, it’s now time to quickly focus on the next round of fixtures, Match Week Fifteen to be more precise and thf tantalising weekend that lays ahead, as David Moyes’ Hammers face a daunting Super Sunday prospect and United travel to The Emirates for a monumental clash.

Chelsea vs Newcastle United (Saturday 12:30 PM)

To open up The Top-Flight weekend, Antonio Conte’s Blues welcome Rafa Benítez’s Magpies to Stamford Bridge in what should be an interesting matchup live on Sky Sports.

The West Londoners head into the clash off the back of a scraped home victory over Swansea City on Wednesday night in which Conte was sent to The Stands, the three points kept them third and as many points behind Manchester United above.

Meanwhile, The Magpies relied on a late leveller to steal them a point at The Hawthorns on Tuesday amid a very poor run of results indeed, they are starting to look over their shoulders a tad now in 14th position.

The away side will not be feeling confident at all going into the affair in the knowledge that they have only beaten Chelsea away once before in The PL, that came all the way back in 2012, the hosts are favourites.

Glanville’s Prediction: 2-0.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Liverpool (Saturday 3 PM)

In the first of an unusual six traditional Saturday afternoon clashes, The Seagulls host The Reds for the first time in The Premier League on what promises to be a memorable occasion at The Amex.

Chris Hughton’s men are unbeaten at home since losing to Manchester City on the opening day, most recently drawing in midweek with Crystal Palace in an M23 Derby, they are respectable sitting tenth place.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp’s men are in wondrous form on the road having dispatched Stoke City at The Bet 356 Stadium on Wednesday with a little help from League top scorer Mo Salah, the win took them up to fifth position behind Arsenal.

Their form away from home is made even more impressive by the stat that they have won at more Stadiums in The Premier League than any other side (52), it will be home against away form on The South Coast.

Glanville’s Prediction: 0-1.

Leicester City vs Burnley (Saturday 3 PM)

Also, tomorrow afternoon, Claude Puel’s Foxes will pit their wits against an-in form Burnley side under Sean Dyche in what is poised to be an even King Power Stadium affair.

The hosts are fresh from an impressive home win over Tottenham Hotspur three days ago, looking like the team that won The Title in 2015/2016, any form of danger is now out of the question for Leicester who are ninth.

Although they will more than meet their visiting match in The Clarets, currently in the form of their lives, up as far as sixth position and flying in the wake of a crucial away victory over Bournemouth last time out.

In contrast, the last time that the two sides met, Dyche’s men emerged victorious to end a dismal run of ten PL games without a win, can they find yet another triumph in very different circumstances this time?

Glanville’s Prediction: 2-2.

Watford vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday 3 PM)

In what is surely the pick of the early action on Saturday, Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs make the shirt journey overt to Vicarage Road, were Marco Silva’s Watford will be waiting.

The Hornets took a step in the wrong direction on their last outing, being convincingly beaten at home by Manchester United on Tuesday evening, a defeat that kept them rooted to eighth after a very admirable start indeed.

Meanwhile, The Lilywhites are presently amid a worrying recent slide of form that has seen them drop to an astonishingly low seventh place, being embarrassed at The KP Stadium on Matchday Fourteen.

The stats seem to swing in the favour of the visitors, who have not lost in seven against Watford, but the home side do have a 100% home record against London opposition this campaign to make things more interesting.

Glanville’s Prediction: 1-2.

Everton vs Huddersfield Town (Saturday 3 PM)

A new era will begin tomorrow afternoon at Goodison Park as new Everton Boss Sam Allardyce takes charge for the very first time on his new venture, with David Wagner’s Huddersfield playing the role of the opposition.

David Unsworth capped off his short tenure with a convincing win over West Ham United on Wednesday night courtesy, in part, of a stunning Wayne Rooney hat-trick but they are not out of the woods yet by a long shot and still in the bottom half.

Whilst, The Terriers’ confidence will be at rock bottom in the wake of being nocked for five by Arsenal at The Emirates Stadium on the same evening, a thrashing that dropped them below Everton for the first time this season and into 14th place.

Interestingly, this will be the first PL meeting between the two teams, but whatever the scoreline may be, expect goals and plenty of them too as Goodison Park has seen the second most this campaign with 24, seven behind The Etihad.

Glanville’s Prediction: 3-1.

Stoke City vs Swansea City (Saturday 3 PM)

In another of eight games in total across tomorrow, The Potters play host to The Swans for what is a huge encounter for all that are involved at The Bet 365 Stadium.

Mark Hughes’ men have come under heaps of pressure after two defeats in the space of four days, most recently being humiliated at home by Liverpool, a defeat that saw them slip to 16th and proved another huge blow to confidence.

But, the fortunes of Paul Clement and his side have been by far the worse as they still sit in the bottom three having been caught on points by 20th placed Crystal Palace after defeat at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Things don’t get any better for the Welsh team either when you look at the stats as they have never beaten The Potters in The Premier League, but could that all change with the help of danger man Tammy Abraham up-front?

Glanville’s Prediction: 0-1.

West Bromwich Albion vs Crystal Palace (Saturday 3 PM)

The bottom five crunch matches just keep coming our way tomorrow afternoon with another one scheduled for the same time, as The Eagles fly into The Hawthorns for a tricky clash with the Baggies.

The tie will see new manager Alan Pardew take charge of West Bromwich Albion for the first time and he has a tough task at hand taking over from Caretaker Gary Megson, WBA are currently occupying 17th position after squandering a 2-0 home lead to draw with Newcastle United.

However, things are looking graver for Crystal Palace despite a recent upturn in form to string together two consecutive positive results for the first time this campaign in the wake of a draw at The Amex Stadium that saw them remain at the very foot of the Table.

There will certainly be no love lost between Pardew and his first opponent, a club he spent time with as a player and Manager, but he will be sincerely hoping for a winning start in The Midlands.

Glanville’s Prediction: 3-1.

Arsenal vs Manchester United (Saturday 5:30 PM)

Last but far from being least on Saturday is a spine-tingling affair at The Emirates Stadium as two giants of Football go head-to-head live on BT Sport, Arsenal and Manchester United.

The Gunners are presently in exhilarating form after putting as many as five past The Terriers without conceding in midweek, the three points also kept them in familiar fourth place, it was their third in a row in The PL.

Meanwhile, comfortably sitting four points above The North London side in second position after their own convincing win at Vicarage Road on Tuesday evening are United, they are also off the back of three consecutive League triumphs under Jose Mourinho.

Arsene Wenger will certainly be feeling confident as he faces an old nemesis, with his side only tasting defeat once in their last five home Top-Flight encounters with The Red Devils, but United have also won the most PL away games at Arsenal, poising this one nicely to be a real entertainer.

Glanville’s Prediction: 3-2.

AFC Bournemouth vs Southampton (Sunday 1:30 PM)

A South Coast Derby will kick-off an intriguing Super Sunday doubleheader in two days’ time as Eddie Howe’s Cherries entertain Mauricio Pellegrino’s Saints side.

The hosts had been on a terrific run of late before going down at home to Dyche’s Burnley in midweek, just making them feel a tad uneasy in 15th spot four points above the dreaded drop zone.

Southampton are also a team enduring contrasting fortunes of late, having recorded an emphatic home win last Sunday but then lost o a 96th-minute goal at the home of the League leaders on Wednesday evening, this dropped them a place outside the top half.

There are threats on both sides that can prove the difference to the affair, Jermaine Defoe has a knack of scoring against The Saints, netting one of his four PL hat-tricks against them, whilst Charlie Austin appears to be hitting form at the right time for the visitors.

Glanville’s Prediction: 2-0.

Manchester City vs West Ham United (Sunday 4 PM)

To finish the weekend’s action in style at The Etihad Stadium live on Sky Sports, Moyes’ Hammers travel to face top of the bunch Manchester City in the worse possible circumstances.

Having broken a club-record in making it 12 consecutive PL victories late on against The Saints two days ago, Pep Guardiola’s Citizens seem simply untouchable at the moment when presented with any opportunity to maintain or extend their eight-point lead in first place.

Things couldn’t be more different in East London, as we are without a win in The League since late September in the wake of Wednesday night’s humiliating 4-0 thrashing at Goodison Park, a result that saw us remain 18th with the two sides below creeping up.

If City can record yet another win they will equal a Premier league record of 13 victories on the trot, tying the feats achieved previously by Arsenal and Chelsea, but the last time we were victorious in Manchester, it brought to an end an 11-game PL winning streak for The Blue Moon.

Glanville’s Prediction: 5-0.

So, now that all of Game Week Fifteen’s drama has been well and truly previewed, which team can cope the best with the tight schedule? Who can steal the headlines? And who will be the key men on yet another busy weekend of Top-Flight action? Join us again on Monday to find out.