EPL: Matchweek 30 (Pt. 2)

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Raindrops are seen on a Premier League logo prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Brighton and Hove Albion at Vitality Stadium on September 15, 2017 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Hope you were able to get something out of our midweek double which landed at a decent 5/1!! 

Here’s a look at how I expect the rest of the weekend to unfold.

Norwich v Southampton 

These are the sorts of games which I reckon will provide the most excitement, Norwich need points to avoid the drop whilst Southampton are somewhat comfortable and likely already looking toward next season. 

Get on the home win at a decent price of 22/10 

Prediction: 1-0 

Tottenham v Manchester United 

I really think United could be a different animal coming into this ‘mini-season’ period, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes is a combination I cannot wait to see and I hope it’s anchored by Scott McTominay – the young lad is one of the most underrated United players in my opinion!

Spurs are struggling with the fitness of their top players and I can’t see past a Red win here.

Prediction: 0-2

Watford v Leicester

The last time Watford played at Vicarage road they illustrated what they are capable of doing to the best in the league. I’m not sure we’ll get the same sort of passion as was the case against Liverpool, but an exciting game should be the order of the day between two very attacking sides. 

Lest we forget the pace and threat Leicester City have upfront in Jamie Vardy.

For the punter among us I would side with a “both teams to score” or “over 2.5 goals” (or even a combination of the two). 

Prediction: 1-2 

Brighton v Arsenal 

This has the potential for an upset, Arsenal were shambolic against City and looked hopelessly underprepared. The injuries they suffered in that fixture just added insult to injury. 

I know before the break things under Mikel Arteta started to look like they could be improving but I’m not sure…

Brighton haven’t exactly been amazing but I’m not certain they need to be to get something from this game. 

Prediction: 1-1

West Ham v Wolves 

Not much to say here, put the pension fund on Wolves! 

Prediction: 1-3

Bournemouth v C Palace 

Tough game to call, only because I expect it to be a little cagey and uninspiring. Bournemouth are a mistake waiting to happen on a football field and Palace blow hot and cold. 

This could go either way, but I think these two cancel each other out. 

Prediction: 1-1

Newcastle v Sheffield

Really tough on Sheffield the other night with the whole Goal Line Technology debacle, well I mean without it we wouldn’t have picked up our midweek double and the coffers might be a little low coming into the weekend before payday! But all of that aside I like the look of Sheffield and whilst I acknowledge that Newcastle could soon be a powerhouse club, they aren’t anywhere near it right now. 

Prediction: 0-2

Aston Villa v Chelsea 

This has all the makings of an exciting and intriguing game of football; yes, we have the John Terry connection and the new signing of Timo Werner, but we also have two sides who usually enjoy just going out and attacking. 

I was impressed with Villa the other night, I thought they created some decent chances and tried to get onto the front foot. On paper this is a free hit for Chelsea, but we all know that doesn’t exist in football. 

For the punter I would back “both teams to score”.

Prediction: 1-2 

Everton v Liverpool 

I’m excited for this Merseyside derby, I think it’ll be just as exciting and crazy without the fans. There’s a good rivalry between these two clubs and Everton will likely be told by their manager that Liverpool have all the pressure going into the game – and who am I to disagree? 

The Reds are still after an illusive Premier League title and with only six points needed, I’d be interested to see the approach should they get off to a less than stellar start! 

Nonetheless, I think Klopp and the boys do their usual thing in this derby – win. 

Prediction: 0-1

Manchester City v Burnley 

I think City have resigned themselves to accept they won’t be League Champions this season, but they will know how important it is to get straight back into it and find form given their Champions League duties. City win should be a banker in everything.

TREBLE @ 6/1

Norwich

Wolves

City 

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