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Patrice Evra’s Premier League predictions including Man City v Man Utd

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Patrice Evra's Premier League predictions including Man City v Man Utd

The Premier League is back with a bang this weekend and Patrice Evra is on hand to deliver his predictions for Metro.co.uk.

Two of the biggest derbies in England take place as the Premier League returns following the recent international break.

The action begins on Saturday afternoon with Arsenal welcoming north London rivals Tottenham to the Emirates Stadium, before the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle United play in the 3pm slot.

Manchester United travel across the city to face Manchester City on Sunday, while Leeds United, Aston Villa, Leicester City and Nottingham Forest are all in action later in the weekend.

Arsenal v Spurs

‘This is a big one. Arsenal, people are saying they are title contenders and it’s time for them to show it. There isn’t a better chance than to show it against their enemy, Tottenham. Conte is a tactical genius and he will have a plan to spoil things for Arsenal. I can’t see either of them winning this. I think it will be a tight game.’ Prediction 1-1.

Betfair odds: Arsenal 21/20, Draw 13/5, Spurs 5/2

Liverpool v Brighton

‘Brighton have just lost their manager and Liverpool at Anfield is never easy. I remember after the defeat against Napoli, Klopp said they have to reinvent themselves. The most difficult games always come after the international break. Brighton will be fresher but I think Liverpool will have enough in the end.’ Prediction 2-1.

Betfair odds: Liverpool 4/11, Draw 4/1, Brighton 7/1

Fulham v Newcastle

‘Mitrovic is on fire, he loves scoring goals. This is a difficult one to predict. I think coming off the back of the international break, Newcastle may suffer a little. I can see Fulham winning at home.’ Prediction 1-0.

Betfair odds: Fulham 2/1, Draw 12/5, Newcastle 13/10

Southampton v Everton

‘I think Frank Lampard and his team got so much confidence after drawing with Liverpool, that’s helped them. I think Everton will get a much needed win on the road.’ Prediction 0-1.

Betfair odds: Southampton 23/20, Draw 12/5, Everton 12/5

Crystal Palace v Chelsea

‘Even if they drew in his first game, I really believe in Potter and think he can work well if he gets the time. Vieira is doing a great job at Palace and I enjoy seeing how he has got them playing. This will be a good game and I think Chelsea will nick it.’ Prediction 1-2.

Betfair odds: Crystal Palace 16/5, Draw 5/2, Chelsea 10/11

Bournemouth v Brentford

‘This is a difficult one, both sides are in a similar position and they have had some good and bad results. I can see this one being a draw.’ Prediction 2-2.

Betfair odds: Bournemouth 12/5, Draw 12/5, Brentford 6/5

West Ham v Wolves

‘I feel David Moyes is under pressure at the moment, and at home this is the kind of game that West Ham can’t even afford to draw. They have to get the win in this one and I think they will. Moyes can get them motivated.’ Prediction 2-0.

Betfair odds: West Ham 19/20, Draw 12/5, Wolves 16/5

Man City v Man United

‘I think we will see goals in this one. Ten Had will want to impress the United fans. Winning a derby can give you a lot of credit. Guardiola will always want to destroy United. I expect a very good game, a really good derby and I expect Haaland to show himself, to make a statement that he is the best striker in the world. I expect Martinez and Varane to be up for the battle. It’s 50/50 for me.’ Prediction 2-2.

Betfair odds: Man City 1/3, Draw 9/2, Man United 7/1

Leeds v Aston Villa

‘Aston Villa got a much needed win last time out. Stephen Gerrard will want to build up momentum and more importantly consistency. I think they will surprise a few people and get a result away at Leeds.’ Prediction 1-2.

Betfair odds: Leeds 13/10, Draw 5/2, Aston Villa 2/1

Leicester v Forest

‘The international break will have given Leicester and Brendan Rodgers some time to get back together, talk face to face. I feel like the players aren’t behind the manager. Something is broken and they need to reinvent themselves. Forest have nothing to lose in this one, I think they will be enthusiastic and they will see this as a game that they can win.’ Prediction 0-1.

Betfair odds: Leicester 3/4, Draw 3/1, Forest 7/2

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