Premier League action is back this weekend and thank goodness. It’s been too long!
The tastiest clash is the first as Manchester City host Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad. The Citizens at home are always dangerous and their record there speaks for itself. Spurs will be vulnerable to City’s quality in attack and expect City to have the lion’s share of possession especially in the first half.
Whilst Spurs have been good on the road in the last couple of seasons, matching Arsenal at the Emirates a couple of weeks back, it’s hard to see anything but three points for City. We agree with some other pundits that City will win 3-0.
Hapless Newcastle host Leicester City and boy do the Magpies need something. Alan Pardew should be able to conjure up something here and Leicester will be up for that. This one looks like it could be a draw – or Pardew will be sacked in the morning. 1-1.
Crystal Palace host Chelsea and normally you’d expect the Blues to grab all three points here. However, Palace have put up some decent performances against Chelsea in recent years and Fraizer Campbell could hold the key. Campbell scored against Man City, Liverpool and Man United whilst he was at Cardiff and that could spells danger for the Premier League leaders. Chelsea are in great form but they won’t win every game – In a close game, a draw is our tip 2-2.
Everton should do Villa at Goodison 2-1. Saints should bet Sunderland comfortably 2-0.
Burnley at home to West Ham will be an interesting test and we think Burnely will nick a win here. 2-1.
Arsenal host Hull City and the Gunners should be able to withstand their injury woes and test their squad’s depth. Expect them to run out 2-0 winners at the Emirates.
QPR face Liverpool at home on Sunday and this one could go all the way to the end. Hard to predict this result so we are sitting on the fence with a 1-1 draw.
Stoke should beat Swansea only because it’s at home, 3-2.
West Brom take on Man United on Monday night and despite the Baggies beating Spurs a few weeks back we feel that Man United will have too much firepower. 3-1 to the Red Devils.