This weekend I got only 4 predictions right (at least one was a perfect score!). This is because a lot of outright favourites lost. Anyway, on with the next set of predictions and hopefully I will have a better week!
Saturday 24th November 2012
Sunderland vs West Brom (12:45)
Sunderland managed to get back to winning ways in their last game, in a tricky match away against Fulham, this will possibly give them some confidence however West Brom are flying high! West Brom’s incredible form has continued as they managed to beat Chelsea 2-1, despite being dominated. I think this has potential to be tough for both sides, and will come down to whoever is form on the day.
Everton vs Norwich (15:00)
Everton surprisingly lost their last game, and Norwich surprisingly won! I therefore predict that this game will go totally to plan, and Everton will comfortably win. Norwich are yet to win away from home, and have got as many draws as losses. Everton are yet to lose at home, and have had more wins than draws.
Man Utd vs QPR (15:00)
QPR are having a horrid time this season, and after 12 games have won none and have only 4 points! Man Utd will be disappointed at having lost to Norwich last weekend, so will be looking to get back to winning. Scoring an average of 3 goals per home game, I predict Man Utd will be too tough for QPR.
Stoke vs Fulham (15:00)
A win here for Stoke would put them level on points with Fulham, who currently, are 5 places above them (in 9th place). Stoke have been very good at home, and are one of three teams to have not lost a home game yet. Fulham’s away games always produce goals, so this could be an interesting game, due to Stoke’s lack of goals!
Wigan vs Reading (15:00)
Both of these sides are battling to stay out of the relegation zone, and occupy the two places just above it. Therefore this game is essentially a “6 pointer”. Reading are yet to win away from home, and Wigan have lost as many at home as they have drawn or won. This coupled with Wigan losing 2 in a row, and Reading having a 4 game unbeaten streak will give the away side the edge.
Aston Villa vs Arsenal (17:30)
The last game on Saturday sees the two sides who occupy 1st and 2nd at the start of almost every season. This however changes drastically as Aston Villa free fall to near the bottom, where currently they are 18th. Arsenal come into this off the back of a high scoring derby victory, so their players will be pumped and ready. Aston Villa on the other hand come into this having been battered 5-0 by the league leaders, so they will be feeling very sorry for themselves.
Sunday 25th November 2012
Swansea vs Liverpool (13:30)
Sunday’s early kickoff sees Swansea host Liverpool and their ex-manager. Brendan Rodgers’ former team Swansea are one place above Liverpool currently and the Welsh team must be loving that! Liverpool have got a lot of draws away this season, so they will be hoping to go the extra distance to win the game here. Swansea have lost only 1 out of 6 games at home so far, however I fear this may be game number 2.
Southampton vs Newcastle (15:00)
Southampton managed to get their first win in 7 games last weekend, and would love to continue it here against a Newcastle side who have lost their last 2 games. This will be a tough ask for 19th place Southampton, but they will take note that Newcastle are yet to win away from home.
Chelsea vs Man City (16:00)
This will be Chelsea’s first league game under new manager Rafael Benitez, and he will be looking to start his career with a bang. A win here against current league leaders and title holders would be a great victory, and Chelsea certainly have the squad to do it! Man City are still unbeaten all season and will be looking at this game wanting a win.
Tottenham vs West Ham (16:00)
Tottenham and West Ham sit 8th and 7th respectively and would both love to finish higher than the other. This game should be interesting due to Tottenham’s home record being spread evenly across all outcomes, and due to West Ham also varying their away results. I can see there being a few goals in this game, possibly even a screamer.