Another exciting Premier League day is lying ahead as we take a quick look at the four Sunday fixtures.
From Leeds United’s inaugural Premier League clash against Brentford to Aston Villa’s home encounter against Leicester City, there’s plenty for you to bet on today, and you can use this LeoVegas bonus code to help you get started on your Sunday betting.
Let’s preview the Premier League fixtures today:
Leeds United vs Brentford
Leeds go up against the league newcomers Brentford in their first top-flight encounter since April 1947.
After overseeing a few underwhelming affairs at the beginning of the season, Elland Road has developed into safe haven of late, with the Whites going unbeaten in their last four league games here (W2, D2).
Marcelo Bielsa’s men eked out a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at home last time out to expand their lead over 18th-placed Burnley to five points.
But Leeds have so far been a mere shadow of their former selves, and it’s hard to put it past Brentford to stage an upset in Yorkshire.
Thomas Frank’s men have recently failed to find their feet in the Premier League as they head into this round on the back of a 2-0 away defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
The Bees have now lost five of their last seven Premier League fixtures (W1, D1) after suffering just one reverse in their inaugural seven top-flight outings this term (W3, D3).
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Ralf Rangnick’s managerial debut at Old Trafford sees Manchester United meet Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace side in an intriguing Premier League fixture.
The now ex-interim boss Michael Carrick has left the Red Devils in high spirits, following a three-game unbeaten competitive run during his brief temporary tenure, including a 3-2 win over Arsenal last time out.
With six points separating them from fourth-placed West Ham United, who came from a 2-1 half-time deficit to beat Chelsea 3-2 on Saturday, United cannot afford another setback.
Despite Palace’s Premier League struggle over the past few years, they kept the Old Trafford side winless in both last season’s top-flight meetings (W1, D1).
However, the Eagles enter this round having lost their last two league outings and could make it three Premier League defeats on the trot for the first time under Vieira’s tenure.
By contrast, Palace have won their last two top-flight games at Old Trafford, suggesting United cannot take them lightly.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Norwich City
Antonio Conte’s reign at Tottenham is starting to take shape as Spurs welcome relegation-threatened Norwich City to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Londoners eased past Brentford 2-0 at home last time out, maintaining their 100% Premier League home record under Conte (W2).
A slight upturn in form has been sufficient for Tottenham to reduce the gap on fourth-placed West Ham to five points, although they have a game in hand over the Hammers.
Spurs have outplayed Norwich in their last three Premier League showdowns in London and are warm favourites to make it four H2H home wins in a row for the first time since 1993.
Meanwhile, Newcastle’s first top-flight win of the season on Saturday saw the Canaries slide to the bottom of the Premier League standings.
However, unbeaten in their last four league matches in a row (W2, D2), Dean Smith’s men deserve the benefit of the doubt despite being deemed one of the hottest relegation candidates.
Aston Villa vs Leicester City
Villa Park is the venue as Villa and Leicester go head-to-head in a mid-table Premier League fixture.
After racking up back-to-back wins in his first two Premier League matches in charge of Villa, new boss Steven Gerrard suffered his first managerial defeat in the competition, losing 2-1 to Manchester City last time out.
Getting Villa back to winning ways in England’s top-flight won’t be a simple task, considering they have lost their last two home league meetings with Leicester.
Now staring at the prospect of losing three straight such match-ups for the first time since 1954, the Midlanders face an uphill task of improving their disappointing return of three defeats from their last four Premier League home games.
As for Leicester, a hard-earned 2-2 draw at Southampton in midweek means they’ve now failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 14 Premier League matches on hostile turf.
On the bright side, the Foxes have found the back of the net in each of those 14 away league fixtures, highlighting the potential for an action-packed affair.
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