After an entertaining Saturday, Sunday sees a mix of teams across various parts of the table in action.

First up is the relegation threatened Southampton at home to fellow strugglers, Everton.

Surprise Europe position contenders, Burnley then host Arsenal at 2pm halfway through the former match.

Huddersfield then have an opportunity to do home double over Manchester as they host Manchester City at teatime.

 

Southampton vs Everton

Both teams enter this match needing a win after difficult displays in past month.

Southampton have avoided defeat in seven of last eight home games against Everton whilst keeping clean sheets in four of last five.

Everton are in terrible form, having won just once since beating Bournemouth 2-1 at home on 23rd September.

Since then, they have scored 13 but conceded a shambolic 27 goals as a result of woeful defending and far too much space opening up.

David Urnsworth rested several first team Toffees on Thursday night, meaning that they need to deliver here or that will be viewed as a unjustified decision.

As much as I want to see a strong display from Everton, I think Southampton will have the edge here.

Prediction: Southampton 1-0 Everton

Jake predicts: Southampton 1-1 Everton

Result: Southampton 4-1 Everton 

 

Burnley vs Arsenal

Burnley will definitely be keen to continue their strong form and get a revenge win for last season’s controversial defeat here.

Arsenal will want three points here as they look to make headway in their top four pursuit, now that they are safely through in Europe and got nothing to fight for till February (FA and Carabao Cups aside).

There has only been four Premier League goals between these sides at Turf Moor but things might be more exciting this time round.

Both teams tend to score in contrasting halves, meaning that fans might finally get a goalfest here.

Both meetings last season were won in 90th minute by Arsenal, which if happens again this time would align with their tendency to score after half time.

Turf Moor doesn’t tend to see goals but Burnley are more clinical than Arsenal when turning their shots into goals.

Personally in my opinion, Arsenal’s poor away goal average compared to previous hosts could be what sways this game the way of the Clarets.

Prediction: Burnley 2-1 Arsenal

Jake predicts: Burnley 0-1 Arsenal

Result: Burnley 0-1 Arsenal 

 

Huddersfield Town vs Manchester City

Manchester City enter this game still unbeaten in all competitions but face a Huddersfield side, looking to do a home double over Manchester – having already beaten United last month here.

Three of their last five meetings here ended in draws including a 0-0 draw in February’s FA Cup fifth round tie.

City then won the replay 5-1 after the Terriers took lead through Harry Bunn on seventh minute.

That record suggest that this will be a tough game compared to an expected mauling by Pep Guardiola’s Citizens. 

Huddersfield did sign Aaron Mooy from City this summer so will be hoping he can haunt his former side here. 

 

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Aaron Mooy

Although the Terriers will fight hard, I can see City breaking through at some point and getting a couple of late winners. 

Prediction: Huddersfield Town 0-2 Manchester City

Jake predicts: Huddersfield Town 0-3 Manchester City

Result: Huddersfield 1-2 Manchester City

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