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English Premier League Predictions - Matchday 8 Picks and Preview

16 Sep 2022
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Chris Horton 16 Sep 2022
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  • English Premier League Matchday 8 Betting Preview
  • Aston Villa vs Southampton picks and predictions
  • Everton vs West Ham picks and predictions
  • Aston Villa vs Southampton
  • Everton vs West Ham
The Premier League returns this weekend and Matchday 8 features several potential upsets.

With two Friday games to start us off, this week will be crucial in determining how teams will stand before the international break.

After this matchday, the following round will be played after a two-week period and we will start October off with some great games as well!

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Aston Villa vs Southampton

Friday, September 16, 2022

Aston Villa have been shocking so far in the new campaign under manager Steven Gerrard.

The Liverpool legend is trying to find ways to succeed in this season of the EPL and things are just not clicking at the moment.

His squad has lots of talent, but their level of play has largely been inconsistent, leading to some very bad losses and results.

Currently, they sit in 17th place, just a few places above the dreaded relegation zone.

Ollie Watkins is a huge player to watch in this match, as his goal scoring abilities are a much-needed spark for Villa.

Their season is not in jeopardy just yet, but if they don’t get going soon, it might get ugly.

Southampton is one of the better mid-table teams in a season full of parity.

Scoring goals isn’t a problem for Southampton and they are likely to hit the net at some point in all their matches.

Recently, they have had trouble closing out games though.

Betting Prediction - Aston Villa to come through at home with a huge result for their fans and standing position.

Everton vs West Ham

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Everton and West Ham will lock horns for a battle between two desperate teams on Sunday.

Everton are playing football at a higher level than last season, but need a few more points from their games in order to feel like they are in safety this season.

Frank Lampard’s men are motivated to keep themselves up in the race and a home game against West Ham will be a huge test for them.

West Ham is looking to kick start their season into overdrive with a win on Sunday.

After a mediocre start for a team that is expected to do bigger things, David Moyes’ squad have an opportunity to pick up their slack.

When two teams like this collide, fireworks and scrappy play is to be expected. Expect nothing else when Everton host West Ham this Sunday.

Betting Prediction - Everton +.5 handicap at home.