Three sides hit hard during the international break that you should consider laying.
Liverpool v Man Utd - Saturday 12:45
No sooner have Liverpool got Sadio Mane back from suspension have they lost him again, this time to a hamstring injury picked up whilst on International duty with Senegal. Mane is a key cog in the Liverpool attack, their win percentage and goals scored stats fall dramatically without the winger in the side. To add to matters, Robert Firmino and Philippe Coutinho have a long flight back from Brazil meaning they will only train once with the side before the early kick off.
Jose Mourinho’s worries that he may be without Romelu Lukaku for the trip to Anfield were put to rest as the striker came on and scored for Belgium on Tuesday. The Red Devils will be without Marouane Fellaini and possibly Phil Jones but they should be able to cope without the pair. Man Utd or Draw double chance looks a safe bet.
Crystal Palace v Chelsea - Saturday 15:00
The Blues lost Alvaro Morata to a hamstring injury before the International break and although the injury may not be as bad as first feared, the target man is a big doubt for their match at Selhurst Park. Another player Antonio Conte is going to have to do without this weekend is midfield destroyer N’Golo Kante.
Meanwhile Roy Hodgson will have had a whole two weeks to prepare his side for their match against the Champions. The ex-England manager will be keen for the Eagles to pick up their first point of the season and will have been working hard to make his team difficult to beat, and they will be boosted by the return of their star man Wilfried Zaha. They have to get a result at some point, right?
Watford v Arsenal - Saturday 17:30
The Gunners had finally found some defensive stability, having kept a clean sheet in their last four Premier League games. The news that they could now be without three first choice defenders due to injury is a big worry. Laurent Koscielny and Sead Kolasinac are doubts whilst Shkodran Mustafi will be out for six weeks after damaging his hamstring playing for Germany.
Marco Silva’s side have been a surprise package this season and they currently sit in 8th place, level on points with Liverpool. They have lost just once in the league and that was to a rampant Man City side. Arsenal have yet to muster a goal away from home and the Hornets will be confident of getting something from the game.