3 Premier League fixtures to look forward to on Saturday

by SoccerCatch
Saturday's Premier League Action Recap
Saturday's Premier League Action Recap

The Premier League will start picking up steam on the back of October’s international break as we take a look at the three most exciting fixtures to watch out for on Saturday.

Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United will all be looking to overthrow Premier League leaders Chelsea on Saturday

Liverpool to put Watford to the sword

Saturday’s Premier League action gets underway at Vicarage Road as newly-promoted Watford take on one of the leading title contenders Liverpool.

An underwhelming start to the season has seen the league newcomers win just seven of a possible 21 points as they head into proceedings sitting a mere four points clear of the drop zone.

With both Watford’s Premier League triumphs this term coming against the sides starting this matchday in the bottom half of the table, it’s hard to make a case for the Hornets not losing this fixture.

Avoiding defeat against second-placed Liverpool will require somethings special from new manager Claudio Ranieri, who couldn’t have asked for the sternest challenge on his Vicarage Road debut.

In the meantime, the Reds welcomed the international break as the only side yet to taste Premier League failure this season, though it’s worth mentioning that three of their seven top-flight matches have ended level.

Trailing pacesetters Chelsea by a single point ahead of the kick-off, Jurgen Klopp’s men will have revenge on their minds when they meet Watford.

Indeed, after falling to a dismal 3-0 loss in their most recent Premier League H2H, Liverpool stare at the prospect of losing back-to-back league meetings with this opposition for the first time in their history.

Manchester City to make an example of Burnley

Manchester City will play host to out-of-sorts Burnley at the Etihad Stadium in a seemingly routine Premier League task for the home side.

Despite going unbeaten in six straight top-flight outings since a 1-0 away loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Matchday 1, the reigning English champions have drawn two of their last three league matches.

As a result, they currently sit two points adrift of top-placed Chelsea and are keen to avoid losing more ground on Thomas Tuchel’s team.

After sharing the spoils with Liverpool in their blockbuster showdown last time out, Pep Guardiola’s side will be looking to return to winning ways against lowly Burnley.

The Clarets went into the international break as one of just four clubs yet to pick up a single Premier League victory this season, hence their disappointing 18th-place position heading into this fixture.

However, a trip to the Etihad is unlikely to help their cause. Instead, it’s likely to stir some painful memories among the traveling supporters.

Burnley had held Man City to a pair of away Premier League draws in their first two such encounters in the 21st century.

But Sean Dyche’s men have since lost all five top-flight visits to Manchester by an aggregate score of 20-1, including a hat-trick of 5-0 defeats in their three most recent such contests.

Cristiano Ronaldo to break his scoring duck at King Power

Arguably the most intriguing fixture on the weekend’s Premier League football schedule pits out-of-form Leicester City against underperforming Manchester United.

Brendan Rodgers’ men have failed to win any of their last four league matches, including a frustrating 2-2 away draw with Crystal Palace on the eve of the international break.

Leicester’s rough patch has seen them drop to 13th in the standings, six points below their visitors, who are not enjoying the best of times either.

Following a run of three consecutive Premier League triumphs, the Red Devils have gone winless in their last two league games.

United first slumped to Aston Villa at Old Trafford, finding themselves on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline, before being held to a 1-1 draw to Everton last time out.

The common denominator across those two fixtures? Cristiano Ronaldo kept away from the scoresheet.

The 36-year-old forward tallied three goals in his first two Premier League appearances since returning to Man United but has since drawn a blank twice in a row.

Ronaldo rediscovered his mojo during the international break, bagging a hat-trick during Portugal’s 5-0 thrashing of Luxembourg in a World Cup qualifier.

There is no doubt the ex-Real Madrid ace will be desperate to snap his goal drought at the King Power Stadium.


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