So, after the crazy events at Arsenal in the last week or two, Unai Emery and his players have a chance to get themselves back in the good books with the fans, but the way that Wolves are playing could they put more pressure on Emery this weekend? This is what Dan is predicting….
Cherries 1-2 Man United
It’s uncharacteristic for the Cherries to be as shy in front of goal as they have been recently, they have struggled to even make chances. With the talent they have that won’t continue for long but there just not getting the breaks at the moment. Rashford to be the difference maker again? He’s stepping up as a leader…
Arsenal 1-2 Wolves
I’m really worried about our next two League games; it could leave Emery under serious pressure. It shows how far we have we have fallen that I think Wolves will see this has a winnable fixture. I just hope that Gooners realize that their players need their help, my fear is it won’t take a lot for the Emirates to turn toxic. Our manager’s team selection has probably never been under greater scrutiny…
Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool
So much happened last week, I don’t think Liverpool got enough credit for how massive their second half comeback could have been. Having been 8 points clear, they were poor at Old Trafford and at 1-0 down to Spurs suddenly their gap was down to 3. So, to find the mentality to handle that pressure could prove vital. Villa will give a spirited performance, but the Reds will find a way to get over the line.
Brighton 3-1 Norwich
I was critical about how Brighton treated Chris Hughton, but to be fair under Graham Potter they are scoring goals which you wouldn’t normally say about the Seagulls. Norwich can’t defend so it’s better for them to make this an open game.
Sheffield United 2-1 Burnley
I was shocked how easy it was to score against Burnley last weekend. Chris Wilder Is smart enough to know his team will go through a bad patch, at which point you want enough points in the bank while there is this feel-good factor. I think the way Chris Wilder speaks up his squad, challenges them, doesn’t let them hide behind being newly promoted has been refreshing
Man City 2-0 Saints
One of those games where the Saints have just conceded 9 at home so everyone assumes this will a cricket score. Football never works like that and Saints might shock people by putting up a fight. Not enough though…
West Ham 1-0 Newcastle
The Hammers haven’t been happy with recent performances and will see this as a chance to get back to winning ways. Newcastle have not scored more than 1 in any game this season which means the opposition are always in the match. This will be scrappy, but the home side have individuals who can provide that moment of magic.
Watford 1-2 Chelsea
I think part of the reason there is more pressure on Emery is because of how quickly Lampard has found an identity. It’s making gooners think what would happen if we employed one of our own, someone who knows what the club is all about. I think Watford are too good to go down but at the moment just are not getting their share of luck.
Palace 1-2 Leicester
Remember a few years ago where every week you were just waiting for the Leicester bubble to burst? While I’m not saying the Foxes will be champions, they have the personality in the squad to cope with suddenly being expected to win at Selhurst Park. Palace were good at the Emirates, but you should remember they got lucky with VAR.
Everton 1-2 Spurs
I think people were a bit harsh on Spurs last weekend. I just don’t understand why having started so well they went negative and into their shells. They won’t make that mistake at Goodison where I think they will have better composure then Everton.