English Premier League Tips and Predictions: Matchweek 8

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After a week of silence for the passing of Queen Elizabeth, the Premier League looks to turn frowns upside down with another week of great footballing action.

Matchday 8 of the Prem will surely make heads turn as a ton of upset-potential matchups are cooking in the soup this weekend.

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 bangers as well!

Managers will be urging their players to push forward and give it their all just right before heading into the international break, for good reason.

Getting off on the right foot is always a positive and with so many hectic events happening already, teams will want to get off their results while they can.

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Aston Villa FC vs Southampton FC - Friday, September 16th, 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 Prem and things are just not clicking at the moment.

His squad has a bunch of talent lined up and there is certainly more in their tank than some of the bottom clubs in the league.

However, 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 last and 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 the Villa men.

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

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

This year, they look to be playing on the level of whoever is on the pitch with them, which has produced some weird results.

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.

Their emphasis on the defensive end is not all there just yet, which is something that the gaffer must sort out for future games.

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

Everton FC vs West Ham FC - Sunday, September 18th, 2022

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

The Toffees are playing football at a higher level than last year for sure but need a few more points in 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 the London Hammers will be a huge test for them.

West Ham on the other hand 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 versus the Hammers!