Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd and Liverpool

Dimitar Berbatov previews a big weekend of Premier League action (Picture: Metro / Getty)

There will be some new faces in action over the course of the weekend after a typically hectic end to the January transfer window.

All eyes will be on Old Trafford come Saturday evening where Bruno Fernandes is likely to make his Manchester United debut against Wolves.

Arsenal have signed two new defenders in the shape of Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari. The former is out injured but the Spanish centre-half is likely to be in for a baptism of fire against a typically rugged Burnley outfit.

Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, were both left frustrated after they failed to land the strikers they desperately needed and it will be interesting to see how their sides get on against Leicester and Manchester City, respectively.

As ever, Betfair Ambassador Dimitar Bebatov previews the action exclusively for…

Leicester vs Chelsea

Frank Lampard was upset Chelsea were unable to sign a striker in the January window (Picture: Getty)

Leicester are looking to get back on form and they will be feeling down after losing last minute to Aston Villa in the league cup and missing out on a chance to go to a final at Wembley. They will need to pick their heads up and they are at home so they will have the support behind them, but I think Chelsea will be too strong to give them all three points.

Dimitar’s prediction: 1-1

Bournemouth vs Aston Villa

Aston Villa fought until the last minute in their League Cup semi-final and no doubt that it will have taken a lot out of them, so you could say that this is a good chance for Bournemouth. Eddie Howe’s side also need point so they need to capitalise on these opportunities.

Dimitar’s prediction: 2-0

Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United

Sheffield United are my favourite team at the moment! They were unfortunate not to get anything out of the match against Man City and they really showed their steel against one of the best teams in the Premier League. Crystal Palace are without a win in five Premier League games and they will need to step up at home.

Dimitar’s prediction: 2-2

Liverpool vs Southampton

Mohamed Salah helped Liverpool keep their incredible unbeaten run going with a goal and an assist against West Ham in midweek (Picture: Getty)

Well this looks like an easy one with the way Liverpool are playing. They are good on the counter attack, they are good in tight spaces, they are good in controlling the ball, for f*** sake they are good at everything. People are saying that if they are going to lose it will be against someone that no one expects, but I don’t see that happening this weekend.

Dimitar’s prediction: 3-0

Newcastle vs Norwich

Norwich are still struggling and it looks as though the writing could be on the wall for them. It is always difficult to go to Newcastle and Steve Bruce’s team have a good chance to extend their unbeaten run to four games and I think they will do exactly that.

Dimitar’s prediction: 3-1

Watford vs Everton

Watford are another team that are fighting for their lives, they have turned it around recently and they are coming up against a team that maybe people expected a bit more from with Ancelotti, although it is still very early days for them. Both teams will be looking to get the better of each other but I can’t see a winner in this game.

Dimitar’s prediction: 1-1

West Ham vs Brighton

West Ham need points, they are in trouble and against Brighton they have a good opportunity to get the win. If they don’t then they are guilty of their own undoing so I hope for their sake they can get something in this match.

Dimitar’s prediction: 2-1

Man United vs Wolves

Bruno Fernandes is finally set to make his Man Utd debut against Wolves (Picture: Getty)

This is a tricky one because I do like watching Wolves, they have a good way of playing football. Traore is unstoppable at the moment and he has great chemistry with Jimenez upfront, who is scoring plenty of goals as well. United are coming off the back of a good game against City and even though they didn’t go through to the final it will still be a boost for them so I want to see them continue that way and of course I am looking forward to seeing Bruno Fernandes play.

Dimitar’s prediction: 2-1

Burnley 0-3 Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is back from his suspension following a three-game ban (Picture: Getty)

It’s hard to believe that Burnley are on the same points as Arsenal, and if they give Arteta’s side space then it won’t be a good day for them, however if they keep things tight they can make life difficult. If Aubameyang gets space then he can destroy them, Pepe has got great pace thay he will want to use and I really like Martinelli who has a lot of quality in him and I would like to see him in more games.

Dimitar’s prediction: 0-3

Tottenham vs Man City

Now this is a game. Hopefully Spurs will surprise us with some new signings, maybe a striker. It is going to be a tough test for them on Sunday against City. It’s Mourinho vs Guardiola, which will be entertaining to watch. I would like to see Spurs continue winning and not dropping points and I know they are the underdogs for this match but I am backing them to beat City. If Spurs limit the space it will be difficult for City to find opportunists to explore, even though they are good in tight spaces, with short passes and De Bruyne with his vision. I think Mourinho will mastermind something and take the win.

Dimitar’s prediction: 2-1

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