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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 16 November 2018

Derby joy for Manchester City as Chelsea and Liverpool both march on: Premier League predictions

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur also prevail in the final action in the English top flight before another international break takes place

Raheem Sterling and Manchester City will look to maintain their good form against Manchester United. EPA
Raheem Sterling and Manchester City will look to maintain their good form against Manchester United. EPA

The Premier League prepares for a two-week hiatus after Sunday with another international break.

The Manchester derby takes centre stage on Sunday, with City, Liverpool and Chelsea all still defending unbeaten records going into their respective 12th league games of the season.

Here is what to look for from the action.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton. Reuters
Brighton manager Chris Hughton. Reuters

Cardiff City 0 Brighton and Hove Albion 1

Saturday, 4.30pm

A run of three wins on the trot was ended for Brighton by their loss at Everton. But Chris Hughton's men should bounce back at struggling Cardiff, with their threat from set-pieces being the difference maker.

West Ham United's Felipe Anderson. Getty Images
West Ham United's Felipe Anderson. Getty Images

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Huddersfield Town 1 West Ham United 3

Saturday, 7pm

The good news for Huddersfield is they are finally off the mark in terms of victories. The bad news is West Ham are finally beginning to build momentum themselves and in Marko Arnautovic and Felipe Anderson they will have too much quality for the home side.

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy. PA via AP
Leicester City's Jamie Vardy. PA via AP

Leicester City 2 Burnley 0

Saturday, 7pm

This will be another emotional day for Leicester as they play their first home game since the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanapraba, along with four other people, in the helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium last month. Leicester will have too much for Burnley, and Jamie Vardy will key to bringing some cheer, in a tough time, for the home fans.

Bournemouth's Callum Wilson, left, is in great form. Reuters 
Bournemouth's Callum Wilson, left, is in great form. Reuters 

Newcastle United 0 Bournemouth 3

Saturday, 7pm

Bournemouth have largely been superb this season, heavy 4-0 loss at Burnley in September apart, and they were unlucky to lose to Manchester United. Their forward line, led by Callum Wilson, has been very impressive. Their pace and movement will be too much for Newcastle.

Mark Hughes's role as Southampton manager is under threat. Getty
Mark Hughes's role as Southampton manager is under threat. Getty

Southampton 1 Watford 1

Saturday, 7pm

If reports are true, Mark Hughes will lose his job as Southampton manager if the Saints lose here. He should avoid that, however. Watford are great on the ball, but lack a consistent edge in the final third. Danny Ings will lead the Saints line and will cause the Hornets problems.

Tottenham forward Harry Kane. AP Photo
Tottenham forward Harry Kane. AP Photo

Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Saturday, 9.30pm

Tottenham have not truly fired on all cylinders yet this season, it has been fair to say. Yet they are very good at grinding out wins and this should be another one as Harry Kane and Lucas Moura both look to target a weak Palace backline.

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane. Getty Images
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane. Getty Images

Liverpool 4 Fulham 0

Sunday, 4pm

Liverpool's forward line has yet to click in the manner of last season. But Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino will be salivating at the prospect of taking on a Fulham side that are shipping in goals at a rate of almost three a game. This should be an one-sided affair.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard is fit again. Reuters
Chelsea's Eden Hazard is fit again. Reuters

Chelsea 2 Everton 1

Sunday, 6.15pm

Chelsea are the only side in Europe unbeaten in all competitive matches they have played in Europe this season. That run should continue here as a fit again Eden Hazard and rejuvenated Alvaro Morata find spaces in an Everton backline that have only kept two clean sheets all season.

Alexandre Lacazette scored Arsenal's equaliser at Liverpool last weekend. Getty
Alexandre Lacazette scored Arsenal's equaliser at Liverpool last weekend. Getty

Arsenal 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

Sunday, 8.30pm

The goals and points have dried up for Wolves as they have suffered their first blip of the season. Arsenal are improving as the season goes on and in Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang they have the firepower to take the points and maintain an unbeaten run that stretches back to August.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero. AP Photo
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero. AP Photo

Manchester City 3 Manchester United 1

Sunday, 8.30pm

United's win at Juventus in midweek was hugely impressive. But, they will struggle to follow that up in the derby against City. Raheem Sterling is back at his best, and he and Sergio Aguero will enjoy going up against United's inconsistent defence.