Two winless teams meet on Tyneside on Friday night when defeat for either will really set the alarm bells ringing. Newcastle have picked up just one point from their first four games and have the worst defensive record in the division with 12 goals conceded while Leeds have drawn twice and lost twice.
A 1-0 win at the King Power last weekend handed Manchester City their third straight victory and they are the heavy favourites as they welcome Southampton. The goals have been flying in at the Etihad this season, with Pep Guardiola’s side putting five past both Norwich and Arsenal in their two previous home league fixtures and six past RB Leipzig on Wednesday.
Everton have not won at Villa Park since 2016 but that could change as they take on an Aston Villa side that suffered a chastening experience at Stamford Bridge last Saturday. Dean Smith’s men could be up against it for the second successive Saturday as they welcome a Toffees side blessed with attacking prowess to the second city.
Arsenal last tasted success at Turf Moor in May 2019 and are also without a win in three against Sean Dyche’s Burnley. However, the Gunners released some of the pressure on gaffer Mikel Arteta when securing their first points of the season last week and will fancy their chances of doubling their tally against their fellow strugglers.
History is not on Norwich’s side as they attempt to claim their first Premier League victory of the season when Watford visit Carrow Road. The Canaries have won just one of their previous six meetings with the Hornets – their 4-2 home success in 2016 ultimately proving in vain as they were relegated the same night.