There’s yet another instalment of brilliant UK football action to look forward this weekend.
To help you make the most of everything, we have picked out five games from across the EPL, SPL and EFL Championship that we feel might be worth a closer look.
Swansea City V Blackburn Rovers
Swansea host Blackburn at the Liberty Stadium this Saturday fresh from outplaying Stoke City in a 2-0 win in the week.
On the night, the Swans, now just one point off the top two, limited the Potters to zero shots on target but will have their work cut out against the division’s top scorers on Saturday.
Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn side have stalled of late after a decent start to the campaign, losing 4-2 in the week to Reading, their third defeat in their last four matches.
Rovers look likely to be missing some key names for their visit to South Wales making the home team the favourites to win this one.
Liverpool V West Ham United
Liverpool lost another key name in midweek when Fabinho, deputising in defence for the missing Virgil van Dijk, limped out their Champions League game against Midtjylland with a hamstring injury.
Fabinho was replaced by 19 year old academy star Rhys Williams who yet to play in the Premier League and spent last year on loan playing for non league Kidderminster.
That should help level things out a bit for visiting West Ham who haven’t lost in four and took a point off Manchester City last week.
They will be disappointed then that their own injury issues could throw a spanner in the works.
The news that Michail Antonio will be missing will surely be of relief to Liverpool’s depleted back line.
A Liverpool win and both teams to score looks a good bet, especially as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were all rested in the week and will be raring to go.
Kilmarnock V Rangers
Rangers maintained their unbeaten record last time out and now head to Rugby Park to take on Kilmarnock this Sunday lunchtime.
With Celtic still to play, Gers can extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership after a run of 17 games without defeat that includes an impressive 14 clean sheets.
Kilmarnock have had a mixed start to the season, winning four and losing five with a couple of draws thrown in for good measure.
Last Saturday, they slipped to a 1-0 loss at home to Hibs to put an end to their three game winning streak.
Given the form of Steven Gerrard’s defence, we could well be in for another low scoring affair on Sunday so I’ll go with Rangers to win with under 3.5 goals in the game.
Newcastle United V Everton
Last week, Newcastle managed to save a point in the last minute of their last game, Wolves away.
However, Toon have only won one in five so wont fancy hosting the table toppers Toffees.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men remain top despite losing to Southampton last week, their only defeat of the season thus far.
Before the derby match with Liverpool, Everton were enjoying their best start to a season since 1894.
They like playing the against the Magpies too losing one time in nine meetings and winning six of them.
I can see this one ending in draw.
Manchester United V Arsenal
An away win could be on the cards as United continue to un-impress.
To be fair, results haven’t been too terrible, particularly in Europe where they have won two in two.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal should provide Ole’s reds with the second toughest of the season, after Spurs, where United fell woefully short, conceding six.
United have only collected a measly seven points from their opening five fixtures and still haven’t won at home in the league this season.
However, they put five past RB Leipzig in the week at Old Trafford, which included the obligatory penalty, so perhaps form is turning for the better. Or, perhaps not.
A narrow away win is our prediction with more than 2.5 goals in the game.
- Saturday 15:00, EFL Championship: Swansea V Blackburn, Swansea to win
- Saturday 17:30, English Premier League: Liverpool V West Ham United, Liverpool win and both teams to score (BTTS)
- Sunday 12:00, Scottish Premier League: Kilmarnock V Rangers, Rangers to win and under 3.5 goals
- Sunday 14:00, English Premier League: Newcastle United V Everton, match draw
- Sunday 16:30, English Premier League Manchester United V Arsenal, Arsenal to win and over 2.5 goals