Manchester United vs Arsenal: How to watch, start time, live stream link, odds, prediction

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Manchester United looks to win just its second Premier League match in nine tries when it hosts Arsenal on Thursday at Old Trafford (start time 3:15pm ET Thursday online via Peacock Premium).

United has only beaten Tottenham in PL play since a Sept. 19 win at West Ham United but is coming off a 1-1 draw at Chelsea at the weekend.

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Arsenal, meanwhile, righted its ship by beating Newcastle after getting hammered by Liverpool. Aside from their 4-0 loss to the Reds, the Gunners have blanked their most recent four opponents across all competitions.

United’s 18 points are five fewer than Arsenal, who sits fifth at the start of the match week.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester United vs Arsenal.

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Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup options

Raphael Varane (thigh) and Paul Pogba (thigh) are still not ready to return, while Harry Maguire is suspended, Edinson Cavani has a slim chance of playing, and Luke Shaw’s status is unclear but it seems likely he won’t be ready to go at Old Trafford.

Arsenal team news, injuries, lineup options

Sead Kolasinac (ankle) and Granit Xhaka (knee) will miss the game while Bukayo Saka has an outside shot of playing with a nebulous knock.


Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Manchester United is favored to win with a -106 number, while a draw sends forth +260 to the wagerer. An Arsenal win collects +260.

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Prediction

Mikel Arteta has to prepare for whatever Ralf Rangnick is ready to throw his way, and that factor of relative unpredictability plus United’s clever attackers might make it hard for Arsenal to deliver another clean sheet. But United’s defense without Varane and Maguire is a problem. Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal.


How to watch Manchester United vs Arsenal live, stream and start time

Kick off: 3:15pm ET Thursday
Stream: Online via Peacock Premium

Watford vs Chelsea final score: Blues grind out win

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Mason Mount had a goal and an assist as Chelsea rebounded from a blown first-half lead to beat Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road on Wednesday.

The injury-hit Hornets deserved a point from their performance but Chelsea found all three points while away from home and far from its best when Hakim Ziyech scored with just over a quarter-hour to play.

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Chelsea keeps its first-place standing on the Premier League table with 33 points.

Watford remains just three points clear of the bottom three, with Man City coming to Vicarage Road on Saturday and trips to Brentford and Burnley after that.

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Watford vs Chelsea final score, stats

Final score: Chelsea 2, Watford 1

Goals scored: Mount (29′), Dennis (43′), Ziyech (72′)

Shots: Watford, 13-8

Shots on target: Watford, 6-4

Possession: 50-50


Three things we learned from Watford vs Chelsea

1. Winning while not at its best is championship stuff: Chelsea wasn’t great on Wednesday, neither clinical nor too inventive. But it truly didn’t feel like Thomas Tuchel’s men were really in danger of losing to the hosts, even if some big chances were missed by the Hornets. If you told Tuchel that he wouldn’t have to start Romelu Lukaku and use Timo Werner without having access to N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic, he probably would’ve taken a win however it arrived in the W column.

2. Losing while matching a championship contender is Championship stuff: Notice the capital C. Watford’s injury concerns complicate an already tricky situation, and the Hornets definitely deserved a point on Wednesday at Vicarage Road. Not coming up with one could be costly, especially considering how few teams will score against Chelsea, let alone get a result against the Blues. This was a missed opportunity. With Newcastle ready to buy, Norwich City firming up defensively, and Burnley being Burnley, is Watford the top candidate to drop into the relegation debate?

3. Pulisic goes 90: Christian Pulisic said earlier this week that he’s feeling “great” after a long layoff with injury and he went 90 minutes on Wednesday to make it three appearances across eight days and six-straight Chelsea matches across all competitions in the latest bit of encouragement for Chelsea and USMNT fans alike.

Pulisic wasn’t at his best but he didn’t stop working during his 41-touch day, recording a key pass, fouling three Hornets and drawing a trio of fouls as well. The USMNT star had three clearances, an interception, and a tackle in the win.

Man of the Match: Mason Mount

Antonio Rudiger was very good but this award is as simple as stating that Mount scored the first goal and set up the second. He’s good.


Watford vs Chelsea recap

Game suspended shortly after kickoff

No sooner had Christian Pulisic won a free kick and Watford’s returning Adam Masina been forced off due to injury that the match was suspended due to a medical emergency in the stands.

It would be resume nearly a half-hour later

Alarm bells signal Chelsea opener, but Watford responds

Chelsea scored through Mount in the 29th minute. The Blues worked the ball well, Rudiger’s entry cutting into the Watford box. Kai Havertz turned the ball from the left to the right, where Mount smashed into the goal from the back post.

Pulisic cued up Havertz for a goal on a Chelsea counterattack, but the American’s delay in releasing the German proved to produce an offside.

The lead wouldn’t last until halftime as a Ruben Loftus-Cheek giveaway led to Emmanuel Dennis’ deflected shot off Rudiger and past Edouard Mendy for 1-1 in the 43rd minute.

It probably should’ve been two goals each, but Moussa Sissoko joined the Pulisic-Havertz flub when he hit an in-tight shot tamely to a prone Mendy.

Inevitable breakthrough was, in fact, inevitable

Ziyech only entered the match with Trevoh Chalobah requiring an exit, but the ex-Ajax star delivered the winner within 10 minutes of entry.

Watford more than held its own but never really felt like they’d grab another goal, Sissoko’s big flub aside.

West Ham vs Brighton final score: Maupay’s sensational bicycle kick levels it

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Brighton and Hove Albion may struggle to score, but their Wednesday equalizer at West Ham was one of the best you’ll see this year.

Neal Maupay’s overhead kick of a brilliant Tariq Lamptey cross finally gave Brighton the goal it was seeking since Tomas Soucek put the Irons ahead after five minutes in the Seagulls 1-1 draw in London on Wednesday.

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West Ham stays fourth with 24 points, a point better than Arsenal. The Gunners face Manchester United on Thursday.

Brighton’s up to seventh with 19 points, five back of the Irons.

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West Ham vs Brighton final score, stats

Final score: West Ham 1, Brighton 1

Goals scored: Soucek (5′), Maupay (89′)

Shots: West Ham, 14-9

Shots on target: West Ham, 6-3

Possession: Brighton, 66%

West Ham vs Brighton
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: West Ham United’s Tomas Soucek celebrates scoring his side’s first goal  (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Three things we learned from West Ham vs Brighton

1. Brighton doesn’t always score, but when they do… Maupay’s goal was absolutely electric and came off of a tremendous Tariq Lamptey cross. The ex-Chelsea man stood up a cross into the heart of the 18 and Maupay measured his overhead kick effort with a laser-guide, and that’s what it was going to take to beat Lukasz Fabianski.

2. Sanchez, Fabianski show off goalkeeping chops: Fabianski made a terrific save to deny Maupay an assist and Moder a goal in the first half, but Robert Sanchez was the story of this match. The Seagulls keeper was asked to do plenty even before West Ham snapped to life. He won’t love the opening goal, obviously, but he more than atoned for it.

3. Sad debut: Ecuadorian national teamer Jeremy Sarmiento, 19, made his first Premier League start for Brighton and it lasted all of 11 minutes. His injury meant the start was actually his second-shortest senior appearances for Brighton; Two of Sarmiento’s cup appearances went 21 and 69 minutes.

Man of the Match: Declan Rice

Every passing week shows that Declan Rice is just so good and so young. The energy never comes out of his legs and he’s come more and more assured in the final third, too. Rice had four interceptions, two clearances, and two tackles, and deserved an assist for a crafted run around the left side.

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Brighton’s  Adam Lallana (R) vies with West Ham United’s Declan Rice (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

West Ham vs Brighton recap

Set piece kings deliver over poor defending

The Irons went ahead on a corner kick that Brighton appeared to neglect almost entirely, Soucek nodding inside the frame.

Brighton’s men moved toward the ball but Robert Sanchez couldn’t get to the slight headed flick from Soucek and Graham Potter will be furious with his team.

What were they doing?

West Ham joins Brighton in missed finishes

Brighton, otherwise, was the superior team in the first half and was denied by Lukasz Fabianski before halftime when Neal Maupay’s incisive through ball picked out Jakub Moder at the back post.

The Irons had their fair share of near-misses, too, and Jarrod Bowen dragged a shot across the box and wide of the far post in the 64th minute.

Brighton’s finishing is the reason it could fail to finish as high as advanced stats indicate, the Seagulls left shoulder-shrugging despite plenty of the ball and smart organization and movement.

Everton vs Liverpool, live! How to watch, stream TV, start time, odds, prediction

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Everton vs Liverpool is a huge Merseyside derby on Wednesday (watch live 3:15pm ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) as the bitter rivals collide at Goodison Park heading in very different directions.

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Everton are in freefall, failing to win any of their last seven Premier League games and they haven’t scored in a month as Rafael Benitez is under severe pressure. After a superb start to life in charge at Everton, the former Liverpool boss has seen his side lose five of their last seven. Injuries have hit Everton hard, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin out for several months and Richarlison has been struggling for form in recent weeks. A bad result in this derby would crank up extra pressure on Benitez ahead of an extremely tough run of fixtures. Benitez is already a divisive figure among the Everton faithful given his success as Liverpool boss in the past. Benitez is only the second manager in history to manage both Liverpool and Everton.

On the other hand Liverpool are flying. Jurgen Klopp’s boys have lost just one of their 13 games so far this season and have won their last three games in a row in all competitions, scoring 10 goals without conceding. They currently sit in third place, two points behind leaders Chelsea and they’re locked in a three-horse race for the title along with Manchester City. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota are ripping teams apart, while Virgil van Dijk is close to being back to his best. With some injury issues starting to pile up, we are about to see how strong this Liverpool squad is.

Given the fiery clash at Goodison last season which ended with a red card, plenty of scraps and Virgil van Dijk suffering a serious knee injury, plus Everton’s first win against Liverpool in 23 attempts last time they met, there will be extra spice in this clash. The fact Everton are battling for points and Liverpool are flying will further add to the occasion.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Everton vs Liverpool. 

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Everton team news, injuries, lineup options

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is still missing and has missed their last 11 games. Yerry Mina is battling back from a thigh injury but won’t be available, while Mason Holgate is suspended, Tom Davies has a knee injury and Andre Gomes is working his way back from a calf problem. Richarlison is back from suspension which will give Everton an extra cutting edge up top, with Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend likely to continue to support him out wide.

Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup options

The same quintet remain out for Liverpool as Curtis Jones (eye), Joe Gomez (calf), Harvey Elliott (ankle), Roberto Firmino (hamstring) and Naby Keita (hamstring) are all working their way back to full fitness. Klopp is likely to rotate his squad with the likes of Kostas Tsmikas, Joel Matip, James Milner and Divock Origi coming in and out of the team.


Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Liverpool are massive favorites to win at -264, while Everton are at +650 to win. The draw is +380.

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Prediction

It’s tough to see past a fairly comfortable Liverpool win, but Everton will be tough to break down. That said, Liverpool’s extra quality in attack will see them through. Everton 0-3 Liverpool.


How to watch Everton vs Liverpool live, stream and start time

Kick off: 3:15pm ET, Wednesday
TV Channel: NBCSN
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Southampton vs Leicester, live! How to watch, lineups, odds, prediction

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Southampton vs Leicester is a huge game for both teams at St Mary’s on Wednesday (watch live 2:30pm ET on Peacock Premium) as both need a win in their respective battles. 

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Ralph Hasenhuttl has seen Southampton lose back-to-back games and they’ve now dropped a lot closer to the relegation zone after a run of three wins in four before their recent drop off. Hasenhuttl held his hands up and admitted he got his tactics all wrong in the first half of their 4-0 defeat at Liverpool on Saturday. Saints changed their formation to 3-4-3 from 4-2-2-2 and were hammered by Liverpool, as they were 3-0 down at the break. Saints will be expected to revert to 4-2-2-2 and rotate their squad and they will be targeting at least four points from their next two home games against Leicester and Brighton this week. The main issue this season has been scoring goals as Armando Broja, Che Adams and Adam Armstrong have to start putting away the big chances being created.

Leicester come into this game off the back of two wins on the trot in all competitions, as they beat Watford 4-2 in a wild game in the snow at the King Power Stadium on Sunday. Jamie Vardy was back on the scoresheet with two goals and James Maddison pulled the strings with a goal and two assists. That duo hold the key to Brendan Rodgers’ side mounting another improbable push for a top four finish. Given all of their defensive and midfield injuries so far this season, Leicester are doing okay to sit just five points off the top four. This is a game they believe they should win and their extra squad depth, especially in attacking areas, will come in handy over the next few weeks.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Southampton vs Leicester.

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Southampton team news, injuries, lineup options

The only absentees for Saints is Stuart Armstrong, who has a reoccurring calf issue, while Jack Stephens is working his way back to full fitness. Mohamed Elyounoussi and Moussa Djenepo return to the bench.

Leicester team news, injuries, lineup options

The Foxes will be without Youri Tielemans, who has returned to training but this game comes too soon after his calf issue. Ricardo Pereira is still out with a  thigh problem. Wesley Fofana and James Justin remain out with long-term injuries.


Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Southampton are the underdogs at +135 to win, while Leicester are priced at +190. The draw is +235.

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Prediction

This will be a tight, tense game but Leicester’s extra quality in attack will make the difference. Go for a narrow win for the Foxes. Southampton 1-2 Leicester.


How to watch Southampton vs Leicester live, stream and start time

Kick off: 2:30pm ET, Wednesday
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