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Simon Winter
Simon Winter
July 8, 2020
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Born in the south east of Ireland, Simon put his life-long love of football to good use when he started a successful independent blog in 2010. That opened up an alternative route to a career in journalism, and having had work published across a number of sites and publications, Simon joined the staff at Spotlight Sports Group in 2018.

With the Premier League firmly back in business and top-flight fixtures coming thick and fast, supporters are bracing themselves for a gripping climax to the 2019/20 campaign.

The division’s clubs have to navigate through the tangle of another mid-week programme this week, and having enjoyed Tuesday’s trio of enthralling tussles, fans have seven more matches to consume on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Below, we’ve compiled the latest betting odds, team news and details about where you can watch each game this week live on TV or via stream, and remember – you can also check out all our Premier League predictions for the upcoming contests here.

How to watch this week’s Premier League fixtures

Every single Premier League fixture between now and the end of the season, including Wednesday’s and Thursday’s matches, will be available to watch on TV, with Sky Sports, BT Sport and the BBC sharing the screening rights for all the English top-level action.

You can find details of all Wednesday’s and Thursday’s Premier League TV listings below.

Wednesday, July 8

Manchester City vs Newcastle United

18:00 – BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Extra 1 / BT Sport Ultimate

Sheffield United vs Wolves

18:00 – BT Sport 2 / BT Sport Extra 2

West Ham vs Burnley

18:00 – Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Brighton vs Liverpool

20:15 – Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Thursday, July 9

Everton vs Southampton

18:00 – Amazon Prime Video / Twitch

Bournemouth vs Tottenham Hotspur

18:00 – Sky One / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD / Pick

Aston Villa vs Manchester United

20:15 – Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Which Premier League games are free to air?

A number of the 2019/20 Premier League season’s remaining fixtures will be available to watch on free-to-air channels – and Wednesday brings us one free to air contest.

From the upcoming mid-week programme of games, Bournemouth’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday evening will be screened free to air on Sky’s non-premium channel Pick.

Premier League team news and betting odds

Wednesday, July 8

Newcastle United's Miguel Almiron celebrates

Manchester City vs Newcastle United team news

Argentine hitman Sergio Aguero remains sidelined for City with Gabriel Jesus expected to reprise his role at centre-forward in his absence.

Kevin de Bruyne was rested at Southampton and should slot back in, while the ever-improving Phil Foden could return in place of Bernardo Silva.

Fullbacks Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy could also be recalled having sat out the Citizens’ loss against the Saints.

Manchester City predicted line-up: Ederson – Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy – Rodrigo, de Bruyne, Gundogan, Foden, Sterling, Mahrez

Florian Lejeune, Ciaran Clak, Sean Longstaff and Isaac Hayden are still in the treatment room for Newcastle, though Danny Rose should make a welcome return to left back.

With Sean Longstaff and Isaac Hayden out, Nabil Bentaleb should start at the base of the Magpies’ midfield. Matt Ritchie could also force his way back into the team further forward.

Newcastle United predicted line-up: Dubravka – Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose – Shelvey, Bentaleb – Ritchie, Amiron, Saint-Maximin – Gayle

Manchester City vs Newcastle United betting odds

Man City: 1/9

Draw: 9/1

Newcastle: 20/1

Sheffield United players against Liverpool

Sheffield United vs Wolves team news

John Lundstram, Luke Freeman, John Fleck and Leo Clarke are still out and won’t feature on Wednesday.

Jack O’Connell should continue his comeback following his return from injury against Burnley on Sunday, while Ben Osborn looks set to keep his place in midfield.

As always, Chris Wilder has a decision to make up front with McBurnie, McGoldrick, Sharp and Mousset vying for two places.

Sheffield United predicted line-up: Henderson – Basham, Egan, O’Connell – Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Osborn, Stevens – McBurnie, McGoldrick

Nuno Espirito Santo has a full complement of players to choose from for Wolves meeting with the Blades this week.

The Portuguese manager could decide to keep Adama Traore in reserve and go like for like in central midfield with United by pushing Leander Dendoncker in alongside Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves.

Wolves predicted line-up: Patricio – Boly, Coady, Saiss – Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Johnny – Jota, Jimenez

Sheffield United vs Wolves betting odds

Sheffield United: 14/5

Draw: 21/10

Wolves: 23/20

West Ham United manager David Moyes

West Ham vs Burnley team news

Scottish midfielder Robert Snodgrass is still missing for West Ham, while attacking pair Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson are both doubtful.

Mark Noble, who came off the bench against Newcastle, is in line to start however, while goal-scoring hero Michail Antonio should continue at centre-forward for the Irons.

West Ham predicted line-up: Fabianski – Fredericks, Diop, Ogbona, Cresswell – Noble, Rice, Soucek – Bowen, Lanzini, Antonio

Ben Mee and Matthew Lowton are touch and go for Wednesday’s tussle, while Jack Cork, Ashley Barnes and Ben Gibson have all been ruled out.

Johann Gudmundsson, who came off the bench against Sheffield United, could feature from the start against West Ham, and that should allow Dwight McNeil to switch over to his more favoured left side.

Burnley predicted line-up: Pope – Bardsley, Long, Tarkowksi, Taylor – Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeill – Rodriguez, Vydra

West Ham vs Burnley betting odds

West Ham: 17/20

Draw: 13/5

Burnley: 16/5

Brighton and Hove Albion manager talks tactics

Brighton vs Liverpool team news

Jose Izquierdo remains a long-term absentee for Brighton while Steven Alzate is also rated as doubtful for Wednesday’s game.

Graham Potter has options to choose from in terms of personnel in midfield and attack, though Belgian goal hero and Carrow Road match winner Leonardo Trossard looks set to hold on to his place in the starting XI.

Aaron Connolly could drop out of the team after an ineffectual showing against Norwich however.

Brighton predicted line-up: Ryan – Lamptey, Webster, Dunk, Burn – Bissouma, Stephens, Propper, Mooy, Trossard – Maupay

Jordan Henderson, Georgino Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino could return to the Liverpool XI having started from the subs bench against Aston Villa.

With James Milner a doubt, out of form Andy Robertson should continue at left back, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Divock Origi are expected to return to the bench.

Liverpool predicted line-up: Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson – Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Firmino

Brighton vs Liverpool betting odds

Brighton: 5/1

Draw: 16/5

Liverpool: 11/20

Thursday, July 9

Southampton players celebrate after scoring a goal

Everton vs Southampton team news

Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Cenk Tosun, Fabian Delph and Theo Walcott make up a quartet of confirmed absentees for Everton on Thursday.

Alex Iwobi and Mason Holgate, who both came off with injuries against Spurs on Monday, could also miss out, leaving Carlo Ancelotti’s options looking a little thin.

Everton predicted line-up: Pickford – Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne – Davies, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Gordon – Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin

After their strong showing against Man City, Southampton could start with the same XI that ousted the Citizens 1-0 at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Sofian Boufal, Jannik Vestergaard and Yan Valery are all nursing knocks, though goal scoring hero Che Adams could keep his place up front having broken his duck in spectacular style against City.

Southampton predicted line-up: McCarthy – Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Stepehens, Bertrand – Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Armstrong, Redmond – Adams, Ings

Everton vs Southampton betting odds

Everton: 21/20

Draw: 5/2

Southampton:  13/5

Tottenham captain Harry Kane

Bournemouth vs Tottenham Hotspur team news

Eddie Howe still has a number of injury problems to contend with ahead of the Cherries meeting with Spurs, though key attacking Callum Wilson makes a welcome return following his suspension.

Jack Stacey, Charlie Daniels and Simon Francis are still ruled out, while Chris Mepham, Andrew Surman and Steve Cook are rated as doubtful.

After his impressive showing against Man Utd, Lloyd Kelly looks set to continue at centre-half alongside Nathan Ake.

Bournemouth predicted line-up: Ramsdale – Smith, Ake, Kelly, Rico – Brooks, Lerma, Billing, Stanislas – King, Wilson

Dele Alli is Tottenham’s only fresh injury worry ahead of their trip to play Bournemouth, though Japhet Tanganga and Juan Foyth are still unavailable.

Mourinho could be tempted to make a change or two to the XI that looked more than a little flat against Everton on Monday.

Tottenham Hotspur predicted line-up: Lloris – Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies – Winks, Sissoko, Lo Celso – Lucas, Son, Kane

Bournemouth vs Tottenham Hotspur betting odds

Bournemouth: 4/1

Draw: 3/1

Tottenham Hotspur: 4/6

Man Utd's Pogba and Maguire

Aston Villa vs Manchester United team news

Aston Villa still can’t count on the availability of Tom Heaton, Wesley, Bjorn Engels and Matt Targett, while there are also slight concerns over the fitness of key pair Tyrone Mings and Jack Grealish.

Elsewhere, Pepe Reina is expected to hold on to the gloves, while the experienced Neil Taylor will fill in again at left-back for the aforementioned Targett.

Aston Villa predicted line-up: Reina – Konsa, Hause, Mings, Taylor – El Ghazi, McGinn, Luiz, Trezeguet, Grealish – Davis

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems determined to keep a settled side, and with the noticeable drop in quality between his first choice and back-up players, it’s easy to see why.

Swedish centre-back Victor Lindelof is a doubt with a back injury however, though Eric Bailly is ready to step in to fill the void if he needs to.

Further up the pitch, Bruno Fernandes is expected to pair up with Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic again in midfield, while 18-year-old wonderkid Mason Greenwood looks certain to keep his spot after two spectacular goals against Bournemouth.

Manchester United predicted line-up: De Gea – Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw – Matic, Pogba, Fernandes – Greenwood, Rashford, Martial

Aston Villa vs Manchester United betting odds

Aston Villa: 8/1

Draw: 17/4

Man Utd: 1/3

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