After a brief break for the FA Cup 4th Round the Premier League is back with a vengeance as there are some midweek games coinciding with transfer deadline day. Before we go a follow on twitter @cameroneyles and a visit to the One Game at a Time homepage HERE would be much appreciated. Right on with the predicting.
Arsenal v Watford
The FA Cup wasn’t too kind to The Hornets, as they lost to League One outfit Millwall. Away to Arsenal is not exactly an ideal game to follow up this disappointment and The Gunners should have no trouble winning this one.
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
Palace are in desperate need of a win but going away to Bournemouth and getting one is certainly easier said than done. The Cherries are having a solid season and at home should have enough to overcome Palace.
Burnley v Leicester City
The Foxes’ title defence has been nothing short of appalling. I don’t think many expected them to be in the top six again this year but I certainly did not see them in a relegation battle. Leicester have a really poor away record and Burnley pretty much always win at home so their is only one way this tie is going.
Middlesbrough v West Brom
Boro could really do with a win here, especially after losing to West Ham in their last league outing. West Brom have really overachieved this season, so its hard for me to predict a Boro win. I’ll go for another bore draw.
Sunderland v Tottenham
Sunderland’s transfer policy seems to b signing anyone who played for Everton six years ago, and I’m not sure that’s the best way for them to ensure their Premier League survival. Spurs are still looking good in the league and should win here.
Swansea City v Southampton
The Swans may well have turned a corner last time out as they beat Liverpool 3-2 away from home. Its really hard to say if that was a one off performance or if Swansea will be playing like that on a consistent basis. Saints are a good side so will be a challenge for Paul Clement but I’ll go for a draw here.
Liverpool v Chelsea
I think its fair to say that Liverpool have had an awful week. They have been knocked out of both cup competitions and find themselves a long way behind Premier League leaders Chelsea. It looks like Chelsea’s league to lose at the moment and with Liverpool in poor form its hard to look past the Blues.
West Ham v Manchester City
This was a 5-0 drubbing last time out but I cannot see City having things so easy this time around. West Ham look like a far better team with Dimitri Payet out of the side and their squad is much more unified. I can’t see The Hammers getting all three points here but they should be able to nick a draw.
Manchester United v Hull City
United will be out for revenge after Hull beat them in the second leg of the League Cup, although not on aggregate. Hull seem to be losing more and more key players and despite Marco Silva’s best efforts I struggle to see how they will stay up.
Stoke City v Everton
I have to be honest this is not exactly the most exciting fixture on this list. Its a mid-table clash with not a hell of a lot riding on it. With Stoke at home I’m struggling to pick between the two sides so I will go with a draw.
Right that’s all for this time. Please feel free to leave a comment and as always thanks for reading.