Hooray! The dreaded international break is finally over and it’s now time to turn our attention back to The Premier League and Match Day Four to be specific, as Slaven Bilic’s men face a must-win clash on Monday night Football and the League Leaders travel to The Bet 365 Stadium.
Manchester City vs Liverpool (Saturday 12:30 PM)
For any football fans that have missed the Premier League over these past two weeks, we are straight into the weekend with one of the clashes of the season, with Pep Guardiola welcoming former rival Jurgen Klopp to The Etihad.
The away side are in blistering form after taking seven points from a possible nine with help from a terrific 4-0 thrashing of The Gunners last time out.
However, standing in their way will be a Citizens side that is filled from the Reserves to the First-Team with some of Europe’s top talents and are bound to be The Reds’ biggest test of the campaign so far.
Worryingly for fans of the visitors, City star man Sergio Aguero has scored in every single one of his home League meetings with Liverpool and could yet bring more terror to their back four in Sky Sports’ early kick-off.
Glanville’s Prediction: 3-2.
Arsenal vs AFC Bournemouth (Saturday 3 PM)
In what is surely one of the most intriguing encounters of Match Day Four, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal host Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth at The Emirates Stadium, with both sides in desperate need of something.
The Gunners are under an extraordinary amount of pressure from angry fans and pundits after they slumped to two defeats from their opening three, being overcome by both Stoke City and Liverpool away from home.
Despite this, Wenger surely isn’t the only Manager under the cosh as The Cherries have tasted losses in every single one of their League games so far, making for worrying times on The South Coast.
The hosts are clear favourites going into the tie and the stats also point to an Arsenal win, with the club inflicting a defeat on Bournemouth every time they have met them at home in Competition Football.
Glanville’s Prediction: 3-1.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs West Bromwich Albion (Saturday 3 PM)
Saturday afternoon will see the battle of The Albion’s at The Amex Stadium as The Seagulls entertain The Baggies with pressure mounting on the home relegation favourites.
Chris Hughton brings his side into a crucial encounter against Tony Pulis’ men with three points being the order of the day to avoid becoming the fourth team in Premier League history to fail to score in their opening four matches.
For the visitors, the situation could not be more different after two wins and a draw in their early endeavors, The Midlands side are on Cloud Nine and could be set for another surprisingly high finish.
However, the visitors have only ever won three out of 15 Premier League matches against newly promoted clubs, a stat that will give the hosts some hope.
Glanville’s Prediction: 1-2.
Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday 3 PM)
In yet another tasty encounter tomorrow, two possible 2017/2018 top six candidates meet on Merseyside, as The Toffees will have their resolve tested by Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs.
Ronald Koeman’s men have started the season understandably well after splashing the cash in the summer and sit 11th heading into Game Week Four.
Nevertheless, they face a team that has two vital omens in their favor, star striker Harry Kane will no longer be affected by his August Curse and Tottenham can forget about their Wembley woes for one week after back to back home disappointments.
The facts and figures go to show that the game should be as even on the pitch as it is on paper, with the hosts winning nine of their last ten home meetings, a record that is only bested by none other than their opponents tomorrow.
Glanville’s Prediction: 2-1.
Leicester City vs Chelsea (Saturday 3 PM)
Both of the last two Top-Flight Champions will face off at The King Power Stadium in another one of five Saturday afternoon kickoffs, as The Foxes welcome The Blues.
It has now been a long while since Leicester recorded their famous Premier League Title win in 2015/2016. But under Craig Shakespeare, they look to have been given a new lease of life with some exciting new faces after last season’s Relegation battle.
Whereas, for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, what a difference a few weeks makes. After embarrassment on the opening day against The Clarets, the visitors have pulled their act together with two very handy victories over The Toffees and The Lilywhites as they look the part to challenge yet again in this campaign.
Interestingly, Chelsea have failed to pick up the three points in an away September League fixture for the last four seasons, while Jamie Vardy will look to extend that run with his incredible form under Shakespeare.
Glanville’s Prediction: 2-3.
Southampton vs Watford (Saturday 3 PM)
The final three o’clock game of the weekend will see Mauricio Pellegrino’s Saints welcome Marco Silva’s Hornets to The St Marys’ Stadium, with both sides in fine form.
The hosts will be delighted after holding onto talisman and centre-back Virgil Van Dijk on Transfer Deadline Day, as he handed in a request to leave in order to force a move to Liverpool that never materialized.
The visitors, who have impressed with five points so far, had no such Sagas to deal with in the summer Window with Marco Silva aiming for consecutive away victories for the first time in his Managerial career.
However, standing in his way will be a player in the form of Nathan Redmond who has been a direct part of five goals in his last three games against Watford and is set continue that outstanding record tomorrow on The South Coast.
Glanville’s Prediction: 2-0.
Stoke City vs Manchester United (Saturday 5:30 PM)
BT Sport will bring Live Coverage of their one and only Premier League fixture of Match Day Four on Saturday evening, as The Potters entertain The Red Devils in The Midlands.
The home side, under the Management of Mark Hughes, have endured a mixed bag of results so far after a doing some very late Business in the summer Window. Jese Rodriguez of PSG was their most notable arrival.
Much has been made about the high class of the dealings done by Jose Mourinho over the last few weeks as results have flowed on the pitch. The 2016/2017 Europa League winners have also maintained a 100% record to sit top of the Table and make them overwhelming favorites at The Bet 365 Stadium.
Despite United’s incredible start, the fact that Stoke are unbeaten in their last four home fixtures against the visitors will make the travelling fans a little uneasy. But after unleashing their lethal weapon, a man that has scored 16 in his last 18 League fixtures in the form of Romelu Lukaku, they should feel a lot better.
Glanville’s Prediction: 1-3.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace (Sunday 1:30 PM)
In the first of the Sky Sports Super Sunday clashes, Frank De Boer’s Crystal Palace make the long trip to do battle with Sean Dyche’s Burnley at Turf Moor.
The home side did the double over The Eagles last season for the first time in 15 years, which included a convincing 0-2 triumph at Selhurst Park. The two sides also come into the encounter with two completely different mentalities.
The Clarets are in superb form after their late leveler at Wembley against Spurs that came courtesy of new signing Chris Wood. But, De Boer takes his side North on the brink of losing his job already, with three consecutive defeats to open the Premier League campaign.
However, Palace midfielder Lee Chung-Yong could be buoyed by becoming only the third South Korean player in PL history to reach the landmark of 100 appearances and play a role in an away victory.
Glanville’s Prediction: 1-2.
Swansea City vs Newcastle United (Sunday 4 PM)
Daring Newcastle United fans will make one of the longest journeys of the Premier League season on Sunday afternoon, as their side provide the opposition to Paul Clement’s Swansea City on Super Sunday.
Furthermore, they may leave Wales empty handed after falling mercy to a form Swans side that capitalized on Crystal Palace’s poor fortunes last time out with a 0-2 victory in South London.
But, The Magpies finally had a victory of their own to speak of to the tune of 3-0 against The Hammers at St James’ Park, to ease a huge load of pressure off the back of Rafa Benitez.
Benitez’s first win as Newcastle boss came over The Swans in April 2016 and the overall record swings in their favor. Despite this, their Welsh counterparts have had the last laugh in three of the last four times that the two teams have met.
Glanville’s Prediction: 1-0.
West Ham United vs Huddersfield Town (Monday 8 PM)
The London Stadium will host its first game since May on Monday night, as we welcome the visit of David Wagner’s Premier League newbies in what could be one of the biggest matches in our history.
Slaven Bilic will prepare the team for a game that he knows very well is do or die for his future Job prospects in East London, with angry fans calling for his exile and planned protests against The Board due to take place.
The visitors may look to capitalize on the toxic atmosphere in Stratford after they made history with an incredible seven points from a possible nine to open up their first ever season in The Premier League.
The tie will be our first ever meeting with The Terriers in The Premier League era, and with the stats pointing to a home win, there is no doubt that Bilic will be praying on Sunday night whether he is a Religious man or not.
Glanville’s Prediction: 2-0.
So, with an action-packed Premier League weekend previewed and plenty of drama to look forward to, what surprises could be in store? Which team will come off the break in the sharpest form? And more importantly, who will be leading the way come Monday Night?