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Premier League Saturday Preview: Top spot in Manchester City's sights

Original article published 4 November 2022

Manchester City will hope to move to the top of the Premier League table when they face Fulham at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Citizens are two points behind Arsenal, but with the Gunners not in action until Sunday against Chelsea, the stage is set for City to move to the summit of the table with just one week to go before the mid-season break for World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

Elsewhere, at 15:00, Leeds United face Bournemouth at Elland Road, Nottingham Forest take on Brentford and struggling Wolverhampton will try to bring Brighton back down to earth after their victory over Chelsea. The 17:30 contest will see Everton welcome Leicester City to Goodison Park.

Cottagers up against it in Manchester

WhatManchester City v Fulham
WhereEtihad Stadium, Manchester
When15:00, Saturday 5th November 2022
OddsManchester City 1/8, Draw 17/2, Fulham 18/1

Fulham boss Marco Silva says Manchester City are "different" to all other Premier League sides as he prepares to take his team north on Saturday.

The Citizens can extend their winning run at the Etihad Stadium to 15 matches in all competitions this weekend and three points will see them replace Arsenal at the summit, at least for the time being.

Fulham have exceeded expectations under Silva so far and they head to Lancashire on the back of a four-match unbeaten run.

The Cottagers have scored three goals in two of their last three games in the top flight, so they should offer some threat up front, but they are unlikely to keep out Pep Guardiola's troops and a home win with both teams to score is 7/5.

Whites hoping to build on Anfield success

WhatLeeds v Bournemouth
WhereElland Road, Leeds
When15:00, Saturday 5th November 2022
OddsLeeds 8/11, Draw 14/5, Bournemouth 15/4

Leeds United eased the pressure on Jesse Marsch last weekend with a shock 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield and they will hope that is the start of a successful few weeks, as they prepare to welcome Bournemouth to West Yorkshire.

The Whites are only one point above the relegation zone but after ending an eight-match unbeaten run against Jurgen Klopp's side, confidence will be high within the dressing room.

After a positive start to the season at home, Leeds have now lost two on the spin at Elland Road, but they will fancy their chances of picking up three points, especially with the Cherries losing three in a row under Gary O'Neill.

With Luis Sinisterra out injured, Crycensio Summerville is expected to retain his place in the starting XI and the Dutchman is 4/1 to score for the third game in a row.

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Bees to struggle without Toney

WhatNottingham Forest v Brentford
WhereThe City Ground, Nottingham
When15:00, Saturday 5th November 2022
OddsNottingham Forest 7/4, Draw 23/10, Brentford 8/5

Nottingham Forest and Brentford will hope to return to winning ways on Saturday when they meet at the Gtech Community Stadium.

Forest were humbled in the capital last time out as Arsenal ran out 5-0 winners, while Brentford were unable to find the winner in a 1-1 draw with Wolves.

Both sides have only won one of their previous five in the top flight, but Forest may not get a better chance to end that run as they take on a Bees side that are without Ivan Toney due to suspension.

It is though to see where the goals will come from for Brentford without their star striker and the 4/5 on there to be under 2.5 goals appeals.

Seagulls can add to Wolves' woes

What:Wolverhampton v Brighton
Where:Molineux, Wolverhampton
When:15:00, Saturday 5th November 2022
Odds:Wolverhampton 23/10, Draw 23/10, Brighton 5/4

Confidence should be no issue for Brighton on Saturday as they face Wolves just a week after beating Chelsea 4-1 at home, a performance that earned Roberto De Zerbi his first win since taking charge.

It is a different story for interim Wolves coach Steve Davis, who is struggling to get a tune out of his players and his side have only won one of their previous five in the Premier League. However, there could be some hope for Saturday's hosts, as Brighton are winless in their last four away matches

A lack of attacking threat has been an issue for Wolves this season - they are the lowest scorers in the division with just six goal to their name - and they have only netted three times in five attempts at Molineux this season.

Brighton should have too much quality and the 5/4 on them to come away with all three points provides good value.

Hard to split struggling duo

WhatEverton v Leicester
WhereGoodison Park, Liverpool
When17:30, Saturday 5th November 2022
How to watchSky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Football
OddsEverton 7/5, Draw 12/5, Leicester 19/10

Neither Everton or Leicester have proven they can string results together this season, and Saturday's evening kick-off could go either way at Goodison Park.

The Toffees have managed to stay unbeaten in two matches while keeping clean sheets in both of those contests, while the Foxes have started to show signs of progression and only narrowly lost 1-0 to Manchester City last weekend.

With both teams having injury troubles at the back, a score draw appeals. The last two meetings at Goodison Park have ended 1-1 and it is 11/2 for this same scoreline to be repeated again.

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