Gameweek 9 Preview

Did you read our Gameweek 8 preview? We hope so. But if not, we’ll be honest – our Million Pound Picks were… not good.

But we’ve had a rest over the international break, trained hard, and we’re ready to return to domestic action with a bang. First though, let’s give you a bit more info on Million Pound Picks – just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the first two months of the season.

The key points: Grosvenor Sport’s Million Pound Picks is free to play. If you’re signed up, you’re eligible – no strings attached. And then there’s the top prize that’s all to play for – ONE MILLION POUNDS.

The aim of the game is to correctly predict the first goalscorer from 10 Premier League matches. Not easy, we know. But if you don’t get all 10 and your wait to become a millionaire goes on, you could still land £2,000 – that’s the cash prize that goes out to our top player every single gameweek.

A fortnight ago, our weekly winner took home £2,000 with just 5 out of 10 correct. Not bad, right? And if you get three or more, you’ll get a £10 free bet with Grosvenor Sport. Almost one third of all players got one last time out. Happy days.

So here’s this week’s fixtures. And 10 top tips from us.

Read on.

The Saturday sessions

Four games spread through the day, starting with Newcastle v Chelsea. Although Steve Bruce’s men have picked up some decent results, they’re letting the opposition pepper their goal on a regular basic. With Chelsea’s attacking threat, that looks ominous. Timo Werner, please and thank you.

Brighton and goals don’t seem to get on, so we’re going to take an Aston Villa player next – and we’re plumping for Ross Barkley to break down the stubborn Seagulls with a moment of magic from midfield. You can grab him at 9/1 with Grosvenor Sport.

Then it’s Spurs vs Man City. Tasty. This is a game that you won’t want to miss, and this is a real chance for Spurs not to be Spursy. Harry Kane is hot right now and we’re getting on board.

Finally, Man Utd host WBA and this should be a good one for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to relieve a bit of pressure. A run-of-the-mill win and a goal for man of the moment Marcus Rashford, who should be fresh after sitting out England’s internationals over the past week.

Sunday Funday

Time for Everton to break their streak of three successive defeats. The Toffees have threats from all over, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the obvious candidate here to help see off Fulham.

Bramall Lane next for an intriguing encounter. Sheffield United will be seeing this as a half-decent opportunity for a first win… and we do too. One to keep an eye on is Max Lowe, who will pour forward in that left wing-back role. 40/1 first goalscorer, 18/1 anytime. Go big or go home, right?

Leeds take on Arsenal, a fixture that just screams Mark Viduka. However, it’s not 2003, so we’ll look elsewhere. Leeds have hit a couple of bumps recently, whereas Arsenal were emphatically undone by Aston Villa last time out. We can see the hosts making their mark again and Patrick Bamford is obviously a fine shout, but we’ll plump for Jack Harrison who has the speed to get in behind and a penchant for shooting.

Last but not least, it’s Liverpool and Leicester. Have Jurgen Klopp’s Reds got any players left? This could be the perfect scenario for Brendan Rodgers – and Jamie Vardy – to spring a surprise.

Happy Mondays

One. Last. Push.

You could make a million here – or put yourself firmly in line for the £2,000 consolation prize. So it’s time to get excited about Burnley v Crystal Palace. Turf Moor, happy place. Burnley are struggling and this seems a fair shout for the No Goalscorer option available with Million Pound Picks.

However, Eberechi Eze demonstrated his mercurial talent before the international break with a star showing against Leeds, and we’re on the bandwagon already. If you’re up for some Premier League betting, you can get 9/1 on Eze to break the deadlock.

We round things off with Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton – two sides who have made bright starts to the campaign. Southampton have been fun to watch, but we’re dancing with Wolves to at least get the ball rolling at Molineux – and it’s always hard to ignore Raul Jimenez.

OUR MILLION POUND PICKS

Newcastle v Chelsea: Timo Werner
Aston Villa v Brighton: Ross Barkley
Tottenham v Man City: Harry Kane
Man Utd v West Brom: Marcus Rashford
Fulham v Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Sheffield Utd v West Ham: Rhian Brewster
Leeds v Arsenal: Jack Harrison
Liverpool v Leicester: Jamie Vardy
Burnley v Crystal Palace: Eberechi Eze
Wolves v Southampton: Raul Jimenez

You might like our suggestions. You might have your own. Or if you’re not sure, you’ll find the most-picked players highlighted when you go to make your selections. Maybe that’s the route to go down.

Whatever you decide, make sure you lock in those picks by 12:25pm on Saturday 21st November. Good luck!

*All stated odds correct at time of writing

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