This weekend hosts some very important games, not only for table positions but for long standing rivalries.

Everton vs Liverpool

This will be Roberto Martinez’ first Merseyside Derby since taking over the blues this summer and has described this rivalry as special. Everton go into this fixture after back to back stalemates with Tottenham and Crystal Palace and are looking for that forward flare to secure three points for them. Fortunately this fixture is know for a lot of goals so a 0-0 score bet with the bookmakers this time round would be unlikely.
Liverpool go into the game in top form after a 4-0 win over Fulham just before the International break with goals from Luis Suarez and Martin Skrtel. The reds haven’t been without goals this season and have started the season off very promisingly with an inform strike partnership of Suarez & Sturridge. They are currently sitting second in the table and if results go their way they could be top of the Barclays Premier League after this weeks matches.
Stephen Gerrard missed England’s international midweek with a slight injury, but it is thought we will be fit for this match on Saturday at Goodison Park, being a local Liverpool lad, this is the type of match Gerrard would hate to miss and the type of game football fans want to get Barclays Premier League Tickets for.
Players to watch out for: Suarez, Sturridge, Coutinho, Gerrard, Lukaku


Arsenal vs Southampton

This fixture will be a real test for Southampton who have had an incredible start to the Premier League season and see themselves sat third in the table. Beating Arsenal (who are currently sitting top of the table) would be a real statement to their realistic possibilities of challenging for a decent position come May next year. You have to hand it to Southampton, they have currently ‘the second best defence in Europe this season.’ With further attacking players like Rodriguez, Lallana and Lambert all impressing recently you can see why they sitting so high in the table. All three players have impressed Roy Hodgson enough to earn starting places against Chile midweek but a slight injury forced Lambert to be left out last minute.

Arsenal are looking strong as always and with players such as Ramsey, Ozil and Giroud all in form. I would predict that Arsenal’s midfield will do enough to unlock the very solid defence so far of Southampton.
It will be interesting to keep an eye on these two fixtures as they both have to power to make big statements in this years campaign! Wins for both Liverpool and Southampton show doubters that these two teams mean business this season.