Monday, January 27, 2020

Premier League predictions – City to send a message to United?

Here we go with this weekend’s Premier League predictions. Last week, I predicted that Arsenal would lose as a treat for all the Arsenal fans on the basis that I always get their result wrong. Of course, they went and lost at Manchester City. I just don’t know what to do for the best!

In last weekend’s predictions I only two right. Not very good you might think, but on the BBC, their expert Mark Lawrenson only got one! Shows how difficult this lark is! Anyway, I reckon I’m going to get most of them right today.

(I’ve actually asked my son Joe to do the predictions so it’s his fault if they are woeful and my brilliant idea if they are good! If this doesn’t work, next week it’ll be the wife!)

Saturday 29th November 2008

  • Aston Villa v Fulham
  • Villa looked to have gone off the boil but having won at Arsenal and drawn with Manchester United recently they are right back in with a chance of making the top four.

    Fulham have quietly made their way up to ninth place in the table with some decent home form but they will find Villa too strong for them at Villa Park and won‘t get their first away win of the season.

    SoccerNews prediction: 2-0

  • Middlesbrough v Newcastle
  • It is always difficult to predict the outcome of the North East derby games. Middlesbrough look good one week and hopeless the next. Their 3-1 defeat at home to Bolton last week proved the point.

    Newcastle have definitely looked better of late and their draw at Chelsea will have been a real boost to their confidence.

    It’s impossible to pick a winner so I asked my son. He couldn’t pick one either.

    SoccerNews prediction: 1-1

  • Stoke v Hull
  • Two of the promoted sides meet each other at the Britannia Stadium. They haven’t got much in common. Stoke play a direct and aggressive game based on getting crosses, set pieces and long throws into the box. Hull play three up front and try to work the ball mainly along the ground.

    I’ve just thought of one thing they have in common. They’ve both beaten Arsenal. (Sorry Patrick!)

    My son thinks that Stoke will over power Hull and come out on top.

    SoccerNews prediction: 2-1

  • Sunderland v Bolton
  • Sunderland are in a bit of trouble. Last week’s defeat against West Ham has left them just one point clear of the drop zone.

    Bolton had a great win at Middlesbrough last week and won at Hull in their previous away game. Whilst I think that Bolton may cause the anxiety at The Stadium of Light to grow, my son thinks that they will get a much needed victory.

    SoccerNews prediction: 1-0

  • Wigan v West Brom
  • Wigan beat Everton last time out and got three points that they really needed to keep them one step ahead of the teams below them.

    West Brom can’t buy a win at the moment and with Tony Mowbray refusing to compromise his principles of playing attractive football, I can’t really see how they can get out of their rut.

    SoccerNews prediction: 2-0

    Sunday 30th November 2008

  • Chelsea v Arsenal
  • This is a really big game.

    Chelsea drew at home to Newcastle last week and then drew again in Europe in midweek. Scolari is facing his first problem as manager of Chelsea as they are scratching around for some form.

    It has all been said about Arsenal and their problems are well documented.

    Hard one to call but Joe thinks Arsenal might just make a bit of a point.

    SoccerNews prediction: 1-2

  • Manchester City v Manchester United
  • Manchester City have hit some form. A decent draw at Hull was followed by the demolition of Arsenal and a wonderful performance in Schalke on Thursday night.

    Manchester United have been playing well but like Arsenal last season, they are struggling a little to find the end product.

    City have a great recent record against United and it might well continue.

    SoccerNews prediction: 2-1

  • Portsmouth v Blackburn
  • Portsmouth were magnificent against Milan the other night but will still be shell shocked by the last few minutes that saw their well deserved 2-0 lead disappear. They are still yet to win at home under Tony Adams.

    Blackburn have slipped into the drop zone and they need to start to show some of their manager’s fighting spirit.

    Paul Ince will be happier with a point than Tony Adams.

    SoccerNews prediction: 2-2

  • Tottenham v Everton
  • The Tottenham bandwagon under Harry Redknapp just keeps rolling along. Victory over Blackburn was followed by a good win in Europe.

    Everton are still not firing on all cylinders and they won’t fancy this trip to North London.

    SoccerNews prediction: 2-1

    Monday 1st December 2008

  • Liverpool v West Ham
  • Liverpool were poor against Fulham and possibly even poorer against Marseille. They have lost Fernando Torres again and the next two or three weeks may well have a significant impact on their season.

    West Ham have not been good but a win at Sunderland last week will have lifted some of the gloom.

    I don’t expect Gianfranco Zola to be celebrating on Monday evening.

    SoccerNews prediction: 3-0


    Graham Fisher



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    I’m not sure where to post this, but rumours suggest that Kaka from AC Milan will be joining Man City in the Jan transfer window. Reports have it that Kaka has been talking to Robhino and Elano about a possible move. Imagine that, Kaka and Buffon in the same season at the same club. Man City for Premiers in 2009. There my predictions.


    Star-filled teams don’t win titles necessarily. Ask Real Madrid’s “Galacticos.” They won’t join a team like City anyways…


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