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Saturday’s Premier League predictions including Brentford vs. Manchester United

Saturday’s Premier League predictions including Brentford vs. Manchester United

Sports Mole provides score predictions and previews for all of today’s Premier League fixtures, including Brentford vs. Manchester United.

Newcastle vs. West Ham (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Newcastle United's Miguel Almiron, Elliot Anderson and Martin Dubravka applaud their fans after the match on March 16, 2024© Reuters

St James’ Park is the venue for the return of Premier League football after the international break, as Newcastle United and West Ham United seek to strengthen their top-seven chances on Saturday lunchtime.

The Magpies’ FA Cup dream ended with a quarter-final loss to holders Manchester City two weekends ago, while the Irons were pegged back in a 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa.

We say: Newcastle United 2-1 West Ham United

Goals on rival territory have been particularly difficult for West Ham to come by in recent times, and a fresh concern with the fitness of Kudus will do the Irons no favours whatsoever in that regard.

The international hiatus arrived at an opportune time for a Newcastle side who appeared rather leggy in their FA Cup exit, and while they may be reeling from Botman’s devastating blow, we have faith in Howe’s men to return to triumphant ways thanks to their knack for scoring at St James’ Park.

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Bournemouth vs. Everton (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Bournemouth's Antoine Semenyo celebrates scoring their fourth goal  on March 13, 2024© Reuters

Everton will be looking to steer themselves away from the Premier League relegation zone when they travel to the Vitality Stadium to face Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

The Cherries will be seeking revenge against the Toffees after they suffered a 3-0 defeat in the reverse fixture at Goodison Park almost six months ago.

We say: Bournemouth 2-2 Everton

After drawing a blank in a frustrating loss to Man United last time out, Everton will hope to have more luck in the final third this weekend against a Bournemouth side that have kept only two clean sheets across their last 12 Premier League matches.

Nevertheless, the Cherries have had few problems scoring at the right end of the pitch in recent weeks and we can see Iraola’s men claiming at least a share of the spoils from an entertaining contest at the Vitality Stadium.

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Chelsea vs. Burnley (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Chelsea's Cole Palmer celebrates scoring their second goal on March 17, 2024© Reuters

Chelsea will endeavour to boost their hopes of securing European football for next season when they welcome relegation-threatened Burnley to Stamford Bridge for a Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon.

The two teams meet for the first time since October last year when the West Londoners cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Clarets at Turf Moor.

We say: Chelsea 3-1 Burnley

Keeping a free-scoring Chelsea side quiet should prove challenging for Burnley, who will likely feel the absence of in-form Blues loanee Fofana and must rely on others to step up in the final third if they are to pull off an upset.

Despite their unpredictability and leaky backline, Chelsea will be regarded as firm favourites for Saturday’s contest and victory over Burnley should get the ball rolling for the European-chasing Blues ahead of an important encounter with Man United next week.

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> How Chelsea could line up against Burnley

> Chelsea injury, suspension list vs. Burnley

Nott’m Forest vs. Crystal Palace (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Nottingham Forest manager Nuno Espirito Santo before the match on February 28, 2024© Reuters

Having been plunged into treacherous waters following a four-point deduction by the Premier League, Nottingham Forest welcome Crystal Palace to the City Ground for a bottom-half clash on Saturday afternoon.

These two teams could not be separated the last time that they butted heads just over five months ago, as they played out a goalless stalemate at Selhurst Park.

We say: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Crystal Palace

A game without any controversial refereeing decisions is what every Forest fan is hoping for, just as much as their side claiming three precious points as they attempt to climb out of the relegation zone.

Palace have struggled away from home for some time, but the Eagles will be boosted by the fact that Forest have lost seven of their last nine matches at the City Ground. With that in mind, the spoils could be shared during a tight affair in front of a fired-up home crowd.

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Sheff Utd vs. Fulham (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Fulham's Rodrigo Muniz celebrates scoring against Brighton & Hove Albion on March 2, 2024© Reuters

Both looking to build on positive results before the international break, Sheffield United and Fulham square off at Craven Cottage in Saturday’s Premier League affair.

The Blades came away from Bournemouth’s turf with a praiseworthy 2-2 draw three weeks ago, before the Cottagers hit a lacklustre Tottenham Hotspur for three without reply.

We say: Sheffield United 0-2 Fulham

The first international break of 2024 certainly came at a better time for Sheffield United as opposed to a Fulham side riding the crest of a wave, but the Blades’ recent home failures make for incredibly worrying reading, and their defensive concerns remain alive and well.

Fulham’s exploits on their travels have left much to be desired throughout the season too, but with seven-goal hitman Muniz fit and firing, we have faith in the visitors to emerge victorious and accelerate their hosts’ return to the Championship.

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Spurs vs. Luton (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Tottenham Hotspur's Cristian Romero and James Maddison look dejected after Fulham's Rodrigo Muniz scores their third goal on March 16, 2024© Reuters

A Tottenham Hotspur side intending to rise above a desired dotted line host a Luton Town outfit bidding to steer clear of dreaded dotted line in Saturday’s Premier League showdown in North London.

Ange Postecoglou’s men produced one of their worst displays of the season in a 3-0 loss to Fulham two weekends ago, while the Hatters snatched a 1-1 draw versus Nottingham Forest.

We say: Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Luton Town

Luton’s penchant for goals has not evaporated in spite of their devastating injury catastrophe, and faced with a Spurs crop who lack the recipe for defensive success at home, the visitors ought to give the away end something to cheer.

However, the odd consolation goal will likely prove meaningless in the grand scheme of things, as a Tottenham side fresh from a much-needed two-week reset should bounce back from their Fulham humiliation with a resounding triumph, one which would be enough to take them into the top four for at least a couple of hours.

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> How Tottenham could line up against Luton Town

> Tottenham injury, suspension list vs. Luton Town

Aston Villa vs. Wolves (Saturday, 5.30pm)

Aston Villa's Leon Bailey celebrates scoring their fourth goal with teammates on February 22, 2024© Reuters

Champions League-chasing Aston Villa welcome fellow European hopefuls Wolverhampton Wanderers to Villa Park for a Premier League West Midlands derby on Saturday evening.

The two teams could not be separated the last time they locked horns almost six months ago when they played out a 1-1 draw at Molineux.

We say: Aston Villa 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Although Villa have found victories over Wolves hard to come by in recent years, we believe they will find a way to come out on top this time around against an Old Gold outfit that may once again feel that absences of attacking duo Neto and Hwang.

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Brentford vs. Man Utd (Saturday, 8.00pm)

Manchester United's Antony celebrates scoring their second goal with Amad Diallo on March 17, 2024© Reuters

Saturday night’s Premier League offering comes from the Gtech Community Stadium, as an under-performing Brentford host top-four outsiders Manchester United.

The Bees entered the international break reeling from a 2-1 loss to demotion rivals Burnley, while the Red Devils emerged triumphant from an absorbing FA Cup quarter-final with Liverpool.

We say: Brentford 1-2 Manchester United

Despite their concerning predicament, Brentford are seldom kept at bay on their own patch, and a fully-fit attacking contingent of Mbeumo, Ivan Toney and Yoane Wissa should ask a few questions of an injury-hit Red Devils backline.

However, Frank is working with severely limited options in defence himself, and we can only picture Ten Hag’s troops picking up where they left off before the international break with another one-goal win – 12 of their 15 Premier League victories in 2023-24 have been by that narrow margin.

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> How Man United could line up against Brentford

> Man United injury, suspension list vs. Brentford

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