Dan’s EPL Predictions
Brighton 1-2 Spurs
The last thing you want when you have conceded 7 goals at home is a tricky away game early on Saturday afternoon. Brighton should go for the throat, wasn’t that the point of replacing Chris Hughton with Graham Potter? I sense they won’t..
Burnley 2-0 Everton
If Everton lose here, I think Silva might spend the next two weeks sweating. I read a statistic this week that Silva is yet to win a game when the Toffees conceded first. To me, that statistic sums them up. You look on the pitch/touchline and you’re not filled with hope, they look nervous. You need character to win at Burnley, I’m not sure the visitors have that.
Liverpool 2-2 Leicester
Strange thing to say for a side who have a 100 percent record In the Prem so far, but they might have to play better than they have been to win this game. By the law of averages they are due luck to go against them for a change.
Norwich 2-2 Villa
Could be a surprisingly great game. Both sides who will see this as winnable. Both managers will go for it. Yet both have a way of shooting themselves in the foot.
West Ham 1-0 Palace
Always think the Hammers don’t like it when they are favourites. Their fans show up with certain entitlement, meaning it doesn’t take them long for them to turn on their own. I’ll go for a home win as you never know how positive Palace will be away from home. Fabianski is a huge loss but they should be okay here.
Watford 2-2 Sheffield United
A nightmare game for the Hornets. It’s a newly promoted side arriving so fans will view this as winnable, yet it’s a promoted side who are more confident than the home side. A moment of quality might rescue a point.
Arsenal 3-2 Cherries
I back us most of the time at the Emirates. Don’t get me wrong Bournemouth have the talent to hurt our defence but how they play, plays into our hands. They are too nice, and ‘you play we play’ suits us..
Saints 1-2 Chelsea
As a young team Chelsea will be very confidence-driven players, up and downs. A win in Lille will have them feeling good, and the longer they work with Frank the more they will adapt to his style. It pains me to say, they are good to watch. Saints are much too negative to get a result.
Man City 2-0 Wolves
Wolves’ late winner in Europe is huge for their season as it gives them something to dream for. It will lift their spirits and might make them more stubborn but eventually the Champions will break them down. In terms of the Silva Mendy post, I don’t think he meant anything mean-spirited, but your mate not being offended can’t be an excuse for racism. You put content on social media, then the public have a right to comment. In 2019, with racism increasing, we need to educate the next generation that there is zero tolerance against racism. Once you make excuses, it’s not zero tolerance.
Newcastle 0-2 United
It’s all good Steve Bruce making wholesale changes to make a point, but if he isn’t replacing them with quality what’s the point? It’s horrible when your fans are showing up assuming the worst. There not even angry just sad. If United score early the stadium will go quiet. If it were any other owner, the manager would then go into the international break fearing for his job, but not under Mike Ashley.