EPL Saturday Matches - Tipday Crew Previews and Predictions
Chelsea to lick their wounds against Hull City, Leicester big underdog against City
Chelsea v Hull City
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Chelsea will try to recover from their first loss of the season against Newcastle 2 - 1 as they host Hull City tomorrow at Stamford Bridge. The Blues will be heavy favorites for this match because recent performances of Hull City could be described as embarrassing.
Newcastle ended big streak of 23 matches without defeat for Chelsea but despite that the Blues remained at the top of EPL table with 36 points, still being the best offense in league with 34 goals scored. Good news for Jose Mourinho's squad is that they have never lost as hosts to the Tigers in any competition, winning 15 out of their 20 matches so far.
Hull City connected 8 games without a victory in domestic championship and their last 2 matches ended in a draw. Currently they are ranked as 18th team, struggling in the relegation zone with 13 points.
Leicester City v Manchester City
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The defending champions have tied 4 consecutive wins in EPL and will look for their fifth against Leicester City, team hammered to the bottom of the table. Manuel Pellegrini's squad is considered as absolute favorite for this match despite playing as visitors.
Manchester City scored 13 goals in last 5 matches, giving up only 4. They managed to skip Southampton on the table in last two weeks and reduce the gap from Chelsea to only 3 points. They are also the best offense on the road with 20 goals but, according to many, the best EPL player for this season Sergio Aguero will be unavailable for this match as he injured knee in City's 1 - 0 victory against Everton. He is the best league goalscorer so far with 14 goals.
The Foxes are the last team on EPL table at the moment with only 10 points and their fans have been waiting victory for last 10 matches. They are the second worse defense n the league as they conceded 26 goals so far.
Absence of phenomenal Argentinean striker will affect the Citizens for sure but Edin Dzeko will be appropriate replacement for Aguero as they face one of the weakest teams in the league.
Arsenal v Newcastle United
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After defeating Chelsea last week the Magpie will look for their seventh EPL win against Arsenal at the Emirates tomorrow but Arsene Wenger's squad won't be an easy opponent for sure.
According to bookies and odds, the Gunners are favorites for this match despite their poor pefromance and loss to Stoke 3 - 2 last week. That defeat kept them at 6th place on EPL table with 23 points. Arsenal have lost only one match as hosts this season against Manchester United 2 - 1, but even in that match they were way more dominant team on the pitch.
These two teams have met 160 times in league matches so far and the score is tied with 62 wins per side. However, Newcastle managed to win only 1 out of their last 14 meetings against Arsenal, in 2010 with a goal from Andy Carroll. The Gunners allowed only 4 goals to the Magpies in those matches.
Arsenal will be looking to win this match and enter their next big match against Liverpool at the Anfield in a good mood.