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EPL Week 2: Three Matches We Could See Shock Results This Weekend

The English Premier League enters its Week 2 this weekend.

Last season’s big boys, Manchester City and Arsenal started on a brilliant note, even though it was difficult for the Gunners against Nottingham.

The weekend fixtures began on Friday with Nottingham Forest beating Sheffield United 2-1.

Week 2 matches continue on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

So, which matches are POSTING likely to see upsets?

DAILY POST takes a look at Crystal Palace vs Arsenal, Manchester City vs Newcastle and West Ham vs Chelsea.

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1.Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: The Gunners will hope to maintain a hundred percent record to the start of the season when they face their London rivals, Crystal Palace. The north Londoners managed a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest at the Emirates Stadium in their first game of the season with goals from Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah. However, it is always difficult when two London sides face each other. The win probability of Crystal Palace against Arsenal is 16 percent, while Arsenal have 61%. There is 23% of draw probability, according to bookmakers. On head-to-head, Arsenal have won three out of their last five matches against Palace, while Roy Hodgson’s side have managed one win, with both sides drawing one. This game could still spring a surprise as Palace have been in commendable form under Hodgson.


2. Manchester City vs Newcastle: Premier League defending champions Manchester City will face last season’s fourth-placed Newcastle. It would be a dicy one. A game that could go either way. Manchester City, described as ‘machines’ by Crystal Palace boss, Roy Hodgson, will be without some of the players that piloted their treble-winning season such as Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne. While the latter is injured and is expected on the sideline for a long period, Gundogan has joined Barcelona. Eddie Howe’s side is expected to show they’re not pushovers as they fight something better than fourth-place this season.

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3. Chelsea vs West Ham United: Chelsea will face David Moyes’ West Ham for their second game of the season. The Blues placed out a 1-1 draw with Liverpool in their very first game of the season. From their last game, it appears the west London side has improved from what they were last season. A win would boost the confidence of Pochettino’s team. Chelsea have a 45% probability of winning this game, according to bookmakers.


West Ham have 28 percent probability of winning, while a draw is possible on 27%. The UEFA Conference League holders, West Ham played out a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth last week and would be looking to clinch their first win of the season in front of their home fans.

[Daily Post]

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