Charlie Nicholas is back with his Premier League predictions – but who is he tipping on matchday seven?
Manchester United and Arsenal meet in a hotly-anticipated Monday Night Football clash, while Manchester City travel to Everton on Saturday Night Football and Leicester meet Newcastle on Super Sunday.
Leaders Liverpool kick off the latest round of fixtures at Sheffield United but who is Charlie backing to prevail across the whole weekend?
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Chelsea in the Premier League
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Crystal Palace’s 1-1 draw with Wolves in the Premier League
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Arsenal’s 3-2 win against Aston Villa in the Premier League
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from the 0-0 draw between Newcastle and Brighton in the Premier League
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from West Ham’s 2-0 win over Manchester United in the Premier League
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Leicester’s 2-1 win over Tottenham in the Premier League
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester City’s 8-0 win over Watford in the Premier League
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Sheffield United’s 2-0 win at Everton in the Premier League
Leicester vs Newcastle – Sunday, 4.30pm, live on Sky Sports Premier League
Leicester are going well. James Maddison has grown in stature to be Leicester’s go-to man. He was always brought off with the previous manager but Brendan Rodgers has embraced him. I was saying on Soccer Saturday last week that he has to make more of his gifts and what does he go and do? He scores the winner and has an influential game against Tottenham! He did some eye-catching things at Old Trafford but it was only done in small pockets. His potential is still growing, though.
Maddison is an injury doubt for this one but I can only see a Leicester win regardless. Newcastle dug in and were dogged in their draw against Brighton last week but Leicester will pass, probe and eventually score. Jamie Vardy needs the ball into gaps earlier if they are to break down a back three or five, and I think they will do that.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-0 (5/1 with Sky Bet)
Leicester vs Newcastle
September 29, 2019, 4:00pm
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Manchester United vs Arsenal – Monday, 8pm, live on Sky Sports Premier League
I am laughing already because we have a tale of two bad defences. Man United have one of the best keepers in the world in David de Gea and the most expensive defender in the world in £80m Harry Maguire. They got picked apart against West Ham and were nowhere near to earning anything from the match. Arsenal have five captains supposedly! Let the games begin!
Hector Bellerin played a little bit against Nottingham Forest. Ainsley Maitland-Niles is suspended and though Unai Emery has been cautious about him, I think Bellerin should play. Kieran Tierney should be in, but Rob Holding will miss out I think. Arsenal will play two protectors – to my amazement, Granit Xhaka will still be in, but I would go with Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi. I would be happy with Dani Ceballos and then Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. It is that easy and simple for Arsenal.