Every week, Southampton’s legend Matt Le Tissier will bring you his top 3 picks of the Premier League
Norwich vs. Wolves
Don’t get distracted by Norwich’s victory against Southampton. They fought back to clinch a 1st home domestic league win of the season against Southampton in Dean Smith’s first game in charge. They call this the new manager bounce effect. They won two Premier League games in a row for the 1st time since 2016. This must end against a classy Wolves side who managed to beat West Ham and keep a clean sheet.
Bruno Lage’s teams suffered just one defeat in their last 7 EPL fixtures winning 5 in the process. It was a tricky start for Wolves having a new manager but even in their opening games when they lost three in row, they were creating a significant number of chances having a positive approach. Lage was not well backed in the summer because everyone was thinking that this is another Portuguese coach, and the 3-4-3 formation is familiar.
Wolves have conceded fewer goals than all but the top three teams in the standings, they are defending set-pieces much better than before but at the same time they defensive style changed into an attacking one. They are more aggressive, they are pressing high, they find spaces easier, and they are a great team to watch.
Brighton vs. Leeds
It’s unreal how Leeds failed to secure the one goal lead against Tottenham. They played so good in the 1st half being so compact at the back but after the break they conceded two and lost the match.
On the other side, for 83 minutes, Brighton did well against a new and improved Villa side with a new manager in charge containing the likes of Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings. Brighton is fully packed with young players, who will definitely improve with every game.
They hosts enter this clash on the back of 8 winless games. It’s time for this to end and Brighton to return to winning ways. This is the perfect opportunity for them as they are playing at home against a naïve opponent.
Brentford vs. Everton
With four defeats in their last five assignments respectively, both Brentford and Everton are in a very poor form. For Everton Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Yerry Mina, Tom Davies and Demarai Gray will all likely be out with injuries, while Richarlison and Mason Holgate are both suspended. All 7 players are starters for Everton, and they will be vulnerable against Brentford.
Everton failed to find the back of the net in their previous two Premier League games while Brentford, despite being winless in so many games, they are scoring goals and creating many scoring opportunities. Straight home win here. Pick: Brentford to win at 2.3 (+130) with BetUS