08 November 2020 10:32
Sports Mole provides score predictions for all of Sunday's Premier League fixtures, including Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to maintain their positive start to the campaign when they face West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Sunday. Spurs have won 10 of their 14 matches in all competitions so far and enter this weekend's action third in the division, two points off leaders and champions Liverpool. West Brom are winless in seven matches since earning promotion back to the top flight, meanwhile, leaving them inside the bottom three and in need a morale-boosting result. On the basis of their recent away league form, and West Brom's struggles early on in the campaign, we cannot see past a routine Tottenham victory this weekend.
Leicester City could go top of the Premier League table if they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday afternoon. The standout Premier League fixture of gameweek eight sees Manchester City welcome champions Liverpool to the Etihad Stadium in a battle between the top two from the past two seasons. Arsenal head into Sunday's Premier League encounter with Aston Villa looking to build on last weekend's hard-earned victory at Manchester United. Villa make the trip to the Emirates Stadium sitting ahead of the Gunners on goal difference, despite suffering successive defeats to Leeds United and Southampton. Tottenham have won just two of their past 10 league fixtures against West Brom (D6, L2).
If Spurs avoid defeat in a seventh consecutive league game it will be their longest unbeaten run under Jose Mourinho, and their best since Mauricio Pochettino oversaw a 14-match sequence between December 2017 and April 2018. Defeat by Sheffield United in July means Spurs could lose back-to-back league matches against newly-promoted sides for the first time since 2012. Leicester have lost just one of their past 23 home league games against Wolves (W13, D9). Leicester have won five of their opening seven top-flight matches in a season for the first time. Jamie Vardy has scored seven goals in six Premier League games this season, matching his total tally from the previous 19 matches. Their tally of 13 points is a club record after seven fixtures of a Premier League campaign. Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus could make just a second Premier League start of the season following a goalscoring return from injury in the midweek win against Olympiakos. Manchester City have won their last three home league games against Liverpool by an aggregate score of 11-1. They can win consecutive top-flight matches against Liverpool for the first time since a run of four victories between 1935 and 1937. Manchester City are aiming to win back-to-back league games for the first time this season. They have won nine of their past 10 Premier League matches against the reigning champions. In Pep Guardiola's 11 previous top-flight seasons as a manager, his teams have always had at least 16 points after seven matches. City could go five Premier League matches without scoring more than one goal for the first time in 11 years. They have won only three of their last nine Premier League away matches (D2, L4), following a run of 16 victories in 17 games. Liverpool have conceded 15 goals after seven Premier League games, their most at this stage of a league campaign since 1964-65. Liverpool have won a league-high 28 points from losing positions since the start of last season. Mohamed Salah has scored 80 Premier League goals in 115 games since his Liverpool debut in 2017, nine more than any other top-flight player during that period. Arsenal have won their last three home league games against Aston Villa by an aggregate score of 12-2. Villa's 1-0 home win against Arsenal in July ended a run of seven straight head-to-head defeats, and 23 goals conceded, in all competitions. Aston Villa can win consecutive league games against Arsenal for the first time since 1998. Arsenal have no new injury concerns for the visit of Aston Villa, with squad rotation expected following the Europa League win over Molde. Arsenal's tally of 12 points matches their total after seven Premier League matches last season. The 1-0 defeat against Leicester City last time out was their first home league loss of 2020. Arsenal have conceded a league-low seven goals this season. They can fail to score in successive Premier League home fixtures for the first time since February 2016. Aston Villa could win three consecutive Premier League away fixtures for the first time since April 2010. Villa have lost 12 of their last 13 Premier League away matches versus established top-six opposition (D1). Spurs could finish the weekend top of the league if they beat West Brom on Sunday and Liverpool fail to beat Manchester City and they are also joint top of their Europa League group. Tottenham face a West Brom said who are still looking for their first victory of the season after being promoted to the Premier League last season.