The midweek round brought more personal joy as Liverpool won and Salah and Mane bagged the goals. What an attacking joy to be hold. When the attack is in full flow, god forbid you are the last defender inbetween what could only be seen as certain doom.
Prediction wise it wasn’t as good as a Saturday round, but still it could have been worse, although Spurs have decided that with Kane not able to bag a goal in August, it seems that they would follow it up with a token win in amongst their scheduled games.
Everton who have been predictable, decided to win in front of soon to be new boss Sam Allardyce. Saying that if they couldn’t beat West Ham then they really were in trouble.
This midweek round saw one exact score (Bournemouth v Burnley) and 3 results. Roll on Saturday…
So to this weeks predictions.
- Arsenal 2-1 Man Utd Gunners shoot down Devils
- Bournemouth 1-2 Southampton Saints win South coast derby
- Brighton 0-3 Liverpool Reds enjoy South coast win
- Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle Rafa misery again
- Everton 1-1 Huddersfield Town ruin Big Sam debut
- Leicester City 1-2 Burnley Clarets plodding along
- Man City 4-0 West Ham City cruise, Moyes regrets?
- Stoke City 2-1 Swansea City Stoke win, misery for Swans
- Watford 2-2 Tottenham Spurs without a win
- West Brom 2-1 Crystal Palace Baggies halt Eagles run
An interesting weekend featuring big games at the top and bottom. Some might think that I’d be made to predict Arsenal beating Man Utd, but if Arsenal are up for it, they can certainly give Jose something to whinge about. Man Utd have had a little fortune along the way in some games and they will find the Gunners a little more testing.
West Ham visit Man City, where the hosts should have no trouble taking all three points from their lacklustre guests. If Everton can stick three past the Hammers, then Guardiola’s team should have now issue whatsoever. A City win and United loss will see the gap increase ahead of the forthcoming Manchester derby at Old Trafford. A United defeat would make things interesting in the chase for top four spots. Chelsea host Newcastle Utd and given the form of Benitez’s team, one would be unwise to put money on the Toon Army winning at the Bridge. A win for Chelsea would move them level with United on goal difference with Arsenal a point behind.
Liverpool travel down to Brighton and with their scoring run they are now joint third in the goalscoring charts with Arsenal on 28 goals. I expect Liverpool to put three past the Seagulls, as I feel the attacking dimensions will be too much for the hosts. Hot on their tails will be Burnley, who have been the surprise package of the season. They have already reached 25 points which is 15 points their overall total. They hadn’t previously reached 25 until the January of last season. They could be heading for a record points tally, based on a 38 league game season and only 19 from a club record.
At the other end it continues to look bleak for the bottom three who I predict all to lose their games. West Brom face Palace so can edge themselves away albeit opening a points gap as Stoke should also win. Everton will find themselves drawing at home to the unpredictable Huddersfield Town. One week beat United, next week thrashed by Liverpool. Bournemouth will find themselves languishing above the relegation zone having lost a second game in a row. Given the bottom three, I can’t see any of them dropping into the bottom three given the three clubs in the relegation zone. I guess though we will just have to wait and see as it only wants one or two clubs to go on a surprise run to blast the relegation trapdoor open.