Can’t ask for a better weekend than having four heavyweights come up against each other on the same day. Captivating. On Sunday will see Man City take on Arsenal at the Ethihads, then, Chelsea host Manchester United. So, who is winning on Super Sunday?
Here is my EPL MD 11 predictions:
STOKE V LEICESTER
After two consecutive defeats in the league, Stoke went to Watford last week and defeated the host. That’s impressive by all standards. But, they face a Leicester side that have looked revived and rejuvenated since the sacking of Craig Shakespeare. I see this ending in a one-all draw.
MY PREDICTION: Stoke 1-1 Leicester
HUDDERSFIELD V WEST BROM
That Manchester United defeat at the hands of Huddersfield still come as a shock if you look at Huddersfield other six league games preceding this clash. But you will fancy Huddersfield in this one, giving that West Brom last victory in the league came in mid August at Burnley.
The Terriers would be looking at that gloomy West Brom stat and tell themselves they can afford a win in this one – having defeated Manchester United two weeks ago at the same ground.
But I think Tony Pulis is following keenly the recent trend of managers getting axed, and would demand a result from his wards here.
MY PREDICTION: Huddersfield 1-1 West Brom
NEWCASTLE V BOURNEMOUTH
Was really disappointed Newcastle lost against Burnley last time out; giving their quality. I expected them to come out of that clast at Turf Moor with a point at least. I expect them to bounce back from that defeat with a slim win against tricky Bournemouth, though.
MY PREDICTION: Newcastle 1-0 Bournemouth
SOUTHAMPTON V BURNLEY
Burnley have been impressive so far in this campaign, reason they are seventh on the log. And the fantastic job Sean Dyche has done hasn’t gone unnoticed – with Everton seeking to get him as their permanent manager. I think Burnley will get something from this clash at Southampton that seem unconvincing at the moment.
MY PREDICTION: Southampton 1-1 Burnley
SWANSEA V BRIGHTON
I watched Swansea play Arsenal at the Emirates last week; and I thought they were magnificent – until Arsenal’s superiority came into bare. Swansea would have to be at their very best if they fancy a win in this clash against a Brighton side that have accumulated 5 points from their last three league games – with their 3-0 thumping of West Ham the hallmark of their achievement in those three games.
MY PREDICTION: Swansea 1-0 Brighton
WEST HAM V LIVERPOOL
I expected Liverpool to bounce back from their defeat at Spurs last week against Huddersfield; and rightly so – they did. Nothing spectacular about West Ham this season – save for their 3-2 comeback win against Spurs and, it was in the Carabao Cup; not even in the league. I think Liverpool should be able to win this or at least draw at the London Stadium on Saturday.
MY PREDICTION: West Ham 1-2 Liverpool
SPURS V CRYSTAL PALACE
Spurs would pay little attention to their defeat against Manchester United last week, with more attention geared towards their midweek triumph against Real Madrid. Their confidence will be at the optimum when struggling Palace come visiting on Sunday. Easy Spurs win in this one, no disrespect to Roy Hodgson’s Palace.
MY PREDICTION: Spurs 3-0 Crystal Palace
MAN CITY V ARSENAL
This one is the first of the massive games coming up on Super Sunday. Was watching Premier League Daily on Skysport and they were comparing City this season with the 2003/2004 invincible Arsenal. That’s how high their stock have rised this season, City.
Arsenal will struggle to draw at the Emirates against Serial A table toppers Napoli, and Man City went to Italy and score 4 past them. This is a club that’s just on the top of their game at the moment. I really don’t see Arsenal picking anything at the Ethihads. What the Gunners should avoid is a bashing, and I think they would.
MY PREDICTION: Man City 2-0 Arsenal
CHELSEA V MANUTD
Chelsea would be looking to bounce back from that humiliating defeat in Rome in midweek when they welcome Manutd to Stamford Bridge on Super Sunday. You look at how City totally outclassed Chelsea at the Bridge, and ask if United can replicate that. Though, I really don’t see the Red Devils outclassing Chelsea, if you consider how José Mourinho tends to set his side out to play cautious against the Big clubs(especially away from home). But I think United will be good enough on the day to avoid defeat at the hands of the Blues.
MY PREDICTION: Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd
EVERTON V WATFORD
I stated last time out Everton’s problem this season is not in the manager, but, in their failure to secure an adequate replacement for Romelu Lukaku. Until they craft out someone that will give them goals, it’s going to be new manager, same old story.
Watford on their side have been impressive playing away from home this season, and I think they will work on Everton’s deficiency up front and earn themselves a result here.
MY PREDICTION: Everton 1-1 Watford