Dimitar Berbatov makes Premier League Predictions, including Manchester United vs Fulham and Bournemouth vs Manchester City.

Isaac Quartey

Manchester City and Arsenal will likely close in on leaders Liverpool this weekend when they face Bournemouth and Newcastle United, respectively.

Mikel Arteta came under pressure midweek when they were defeated in the Champions League against Porto. The Gunners will put the defeat against Porto behind them and concentrate on the Premier League title challenge when they play Newcastle United in the Emirates.

Manchester United will likely make it five Premier League wins in a row when they face Fulham at Old Trafford.

Soccer Football – Premier League – Arsenal v Newcastle United – Emirates Stadium, London, Britain – January 3, 2023 Players from both teams remonstrate with referee Andrew Madley REUTERS/David Klein

Here are Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions as a Betfair Ambassador:

Crystal Palace vs Burnley

“If we don’t see Roy Hodgson manage again then we can say ‘thank you’. I don’t know much about the new manager, it will be a big moment for him in his first game at home. When a new manager comes in, the players want to show him how good they are. That will give a boost to Crystal Palace, Burnley are having a really tough season, so I’ll go for a home win. Prediction 2-0.”

Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest

“Although Aston Villa have slipped a little, I still think they’re having a great season so far. I’d be surprised if Nottingham Forest beat Aston Villa. Aston Villa will win if they stay concentrated. Prediction 2-1.”

Man United vs Fulham

“Fulham are sitting comfortably in mid-table, but it’s a bit underwhelming compared to last season. United need to catch Spurs and Villa, and you know what, they’re not far off. So this is a massive game for United and it’s one they need to win. Prediction 2-0.”

Brighton vs Everton

“Everton are in danger and need points. Sometimes Brighton play s*** and sometimes they play great. If Brighton take confidence from thrashing Sheffield United then I think they’ll beat Everton. Prediction 3-1.”

Bournemouth vs Man City

“Even if you’re not at your best and you’re sluggish like City against Brentford, you need to know how to win, and the quality will sometimes carry you to the finish line, which it did in the end for Guardiola’s team last time out. City need the points otherwise Arsenal will overtake them. I’ll go for a City win. Prediction 0-1.”

Arsenal vs Newcastle

“That’s a good, good game. It’s a big match for Arsenal, they’re on a great run and they will be full of confidence. Newcastle will want to get back to winning ways, and this would be a great way to do it, but I think the home team will have too much for them. So, I’ll go with Arsenal to win. Prediction 2-1.”

Wolves vs Sheffield United

“It will be a massive surprise if Sheffield United win that one. It’s just not working out for Sheffield United. So, I’ll go with Wolves. Prediction 2-0.”

West Ham vs Brentford

“West Ham have lost their last three games, they have to break that run. Brentford are a tough side to breakdown, we saw that against City. I don’t think this will be a pretty game. I’ll go for a draw. Prediction 1-1.”

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