2018-19 Premier League: Week Two – Sunday

during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester City at John Smith's Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Huddersfield, England.

After a hectic Saturday featuring two London derbies, its time for North West clubs to take centre stage on Super Sunday as Manchester City host Huddersfield whilst Manchester United visit Brighton & Hove Albion. 

There is also the small matter of Burnley vs Watford also taking place. 


Burnley vs Watford (1:30pm)

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Since commencing their Europa League campaign, Burnley haven’t been firing on all cylinders unlike Watford who look strong in comparison to how they ended last season.

Add in the fact that the Clarets needed 120 minutes to get past Basaksehir on Thursday then you have to wonder if they’re already feeling the effects of Thursday-Sunday football. 

Watford meanwhile looked solid all over pitch against Brighton last weekend with Roberto Pereyra at the double. 

Although Turf Moor is a difficult place to go, I am backing Watford simply because they will be fresher and look like they have enough to overcome Burnley late on. 

Prediction: Burnley 0-1 Watford

Jake predicts: Burnley 1-1 Watford

Result: Burnley 1-3 Watford


Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town (1:30pm)

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Defending champions, Manchester City face a tough test without Kevin de Bruyne as they welcome Huddersfield Town to the Etihad. 

Both sides played out a 0-0 here in May before Huddersfield then faced Chelsea which finished also finished goalless.

This time around, they lost 3-0 to the Blues last weekend so could history repeat itself a week on?

I can see it happening because the Citizens were so dominant against Arsenal that they could easily of entered the weekend at top of table if got more goals.

De Bruyne was a sub in that game so his absence won’t be a huge loss here if City are at their clinical best and get a nice easy win. 

Prediction: Manchester City 3-0 Huddersfield Town

Jake predicts: Manchester City 3-0 Huddersfield Town

Result: Manchester City 6-1 Huddersfield Town


Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester United (4:00pm)

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Its a case of deja vu for Brighton as they pick up where they left off at the Amex from May as they again meet Manchester United.

Brighton won that meeting 1-0 via a smash and grab winner but they will need to do more this time, particularly after flopping at Watford last weekend.

Man U however need to show more urgency in attack because Leicester could of easily staged a comeback win, if took their chances better. 

I am therefore expecting a decent game because the Seagulls will come up fighting for the home fans, whilst United need to create winning momentum if they’re to take on Liverpool and Man City in the title fight. 

Brighton’s opening top flight home game record however is poor with one win from five, so I am backing Man Utd to win this. 

Prediction: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Manchester United

Jake predicts: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Manchester United

Result: Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 Manchester United

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