Charlie Nicholas is backing Arsenal to depart Previous Trafford with three factors on Monday evening, whereas he believes Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City will all decide up three factors.
Manchester United welcome Nicholas’ former membership Arsenal up north within the clear sport of the weekend – a match Nicholas believes will probably be determined by the Gunners’ harmful attacking trio.
‘Man United will try to dominate the midfield with aggression, with Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba,’ he advised Sky Sports. ‘[Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang and [Nicolas] Pepe had possibilities towards Liverpool at Anfield and in the event that they get these possibilities towards Man United I feel they are going to take them.
‘It will make life easier for Arsenal’s defence with Man United’s depleted frontline.’
Liverpool journey to newly-promoted Sheffield United within the Saturday lunchtime kick-off and Nicholas believes the desk toppers will proceed their cost in direction of a primary Premier League title.
Charlie Nicholas’ Premier League predictions
Sheffield United 1-Three Liverpool
Crystal Palace 1-Zero Norwich
Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley
Chelsea Three-1 Brighton
Bournemouth 2-2 West Ham
Spurs 2-Zero Southampton
Wolves 1-Zero Watford
Everton 1-Three Man Metropolis
Leicester 2-Zero Newcastle
Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal
‘Sheffield United will be in their face and try to pin them back, but they need to worry about Roberto Firmino, and then the pace and skill of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah,’ he added. ‘Liverpool will gradually grind the game down.’
He believes Chelsea will beat Brighton Three-1, with striker Tammy Abraham’s tempo an important issue, whereas Spurs will get a much-needed win towards Southampton regardless of Mauricio Pochettino’s current struggles.
‘There are lots of negatives around Tottenham but they will win here,’ he mentioned of the 3pm Saturday kick-off. ‘I never thought they would be around Manchester City or Liverpool but I expect them to fight for the top four.’
Manchester Metropolis are anticipated to be Liverpool’s closest rivals for the title and Nicholas expects them to maintain the warmth up on Jurgen Klopp’s males by beating their struggling Merseyside rivals Everton at Goodison Park.
‘City will keep the ball and pick Everton off when they attack,’ Nicholas mentioned. ‘Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are all scoring. They recovered pretty well from embarrassment at Norwich.’
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