Dan’s EPL Predictions WK18 – Arsenal to get back to winning ways?

It feels like it has been a while since we have done any EPL Predictions, so I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and is keeping well.

2021- when we crown the inaugural JustArsenal EPL Predictions Champion as well as the European Champion.

I’m sitting on the fence this weekend with my EPL predictions …….

Wolves 1-1 West Bromwich
It’s almost like Nuno Santos has seen the script by warning his team have to be better at defending set pieces, seeing as they are playing a Sam Allardyce team.

Not that Big Sam will be worrying about free kicks and corners just yet. I can imagine everything in training is defensive drills. History shows the longer he has to work on the training pitch, the more he can organise a side.

They need a result though to get confidence and build on it. They got a draw at Anfield but since the they have conceded 11 goals in three games.

Leeds 1-0 Brighton
Two managers who were given a lot of praise for their ethos but recently even their own fans are starting to have doubts.

Whereas Bielsa will stick by his principles no matter what, Graham Potter needs to now show he has the courage to stay true to his convictions. We don’t know if that’s the case given Potter’s lack of experience.

I’ll go for a home win due to Brighton’s injuries.

West Ham 1-1 Burnley
Out of all the sides at the bottom, if Burnley stay up it will be due to the fantastic man management of Sean Dyche.

Repeating that his team look like the Burnley of old is deliberate. It maximises the confidence of your squad, telling them to ignore the fact that they didn’t win till late November because that was based on various factors.

I have long maintained that West Ham’s style means they struggle in games where they are favourites. The Hammers are looking for a striker this January so this may be a good time to play them?

Fulham 2-2 Chelsea
Fulham have drawn their last 5 which you can read two things into. They are competing at this level better than they were at the start of the season, especially from a defensive point of view.

Alternatively you could also say that when a side near the bottom is playing well, they need to have turned some of those draws into wins.

I’m a fan of Scott Parker but was disappointed by his complaining about the short notice that they would be playing midweek. Too many managers are moaning about their treatment during this pandemic and it could drive fans away.

There are supporters who have lost jobs, been away from family at Xmas, etc, yet here’s football bosses crying about schedules. Go to a hospital and tell staff there that ‘it’s scandalous’ that a team only got two days warning that they will be playing.

My advice to Football?

If you’re not happy, stop the season.

Remember in the first Lockdown it were the clubs who were adamant they wanted to carry on playing and were going to take legal action if not. They got their way so can now not suddenly play the small violin.

Leicester 2-1 Saints
Vardy didn’t play in the FA Cup so Leicester’s star man has had a two-week rest which was the last weekend the Saints played, so everyone should be fresh for this.

This should be a fascinating tactical battle. The Saints like the high press but will that play into Vardy’s hands?

I’ll just go for the Foxes due to Ings being in isolation.

Sheffield United 1-2 Spurs
I wrote for a while Sheffield United haven’ t been playing like a side competing with Derby for the worse Prem outfit of all time. I always said they just needed that one win, but 4 out of their next 5 league fixtures are against last season’s top 6.

Spurs should have too much firepower, but they have dropped silly points recently for not killing off the game.

Liverpool 3-0 Man United
Don’t get me wrong if there is ever a season where a team can become champions without being amazing it’s this one.

Yet I maintain Liverpool are superior to United and will be determined to prove a point this Sunday. Klopp is such a winner that he will be angry how his side have let themselves down over Xmas and will use it as fire to inspire them.

Man City 2-0 Palace
It’s a different kind of City compared to recent years in terms of they still dominate games but are not as high scoring. That’s due to a combination of a lack of fire power and also saving energy.

Palace have enough experience to make sure this doesn’t get messy.

Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle
Given where we were before Xmas, the only thing that mattered was results not performances.
While there is nothing wrong with not playing well and getting results, our games remain hard to watch. We are slow and don’t create lots of chances. With respect that’s been against the poorest teams in the League.

It again shows the fickleness of our fanbase that the same gooners who were predicting relegation were talking about challenging for the top 6 after beating Brighton and West Bromwich.

The positive thing about winning without playing great is you know there will be zero complacency in the following fixture.

Let’s just take it one game at a time.


Updated EPL Predictions table

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ME 92
Sue 91
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Shakir 87
Highbury Hero 84
Easyguys 83
Terrah 81
KSTIX 79
Khadii 79
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Declan 77
Dhoni 74
lykmatt 74
Samson 71
Sid 69
Arsha 69
Edu 66
Buchi 65
Sagie 65
Davars 65
EM 64
MTG 59
Admin pat 63
SJ 63
Joe Gunner 58
Dotash 57
Fatorisa Festus Omoboboji 54
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35 Comments

  1. Iykmatt says:

    Wolves 2-0 West brom Leeds united 3-1 Brighton West ham 1-0 Burnley Fulham 1-2 Chelsea Leicester 1-1 Southampton Sheffield 0-0 Tottenham Liverpool 2-1 Man u Man city 2-1 Crystal palace Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle

  2. Wyoming says:

    Wolves 2 WBA 1
    Leeds 2 Brighton 1
    Westham 2 Burnley 1
    Fulham 0 Chelsea 2
    Leicester 2 Southampton 1
    Sheffield Utd 1 Spurs 2
    Liverpool 3 Man Utd 1
    Man City 3 Palace 1
    Arsenal 3 Newcastle 1

  3. Buchi says:

    Wolves 2-1 West Bromwich
    Leeds 1-0 Brighton
    West ham 2-0 Burnley
    Fulham 1-2 Chelsea
    Leicester 1-1 Saints
    Sheffield 0-3 Spurs
    Liverpool 2-1 United
    City 2-0 Palace
    Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle

  4. okobino says:

    Wolves 2-0 West Bromwich
    Leeds 1-1 Brighton
    West ham 2-0 Burnley
    Fulham 1-2 Chelsea
    Leicester 2-1 Saints
    Sheffield 1-2 Spurs
    Liverpool 3-1 United
    City 3-0 Palace
    Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle

  5. Dan kit says:

    Wolves 2-1 West Brom
    Leeds 2-1 Brighton
    West Ham 1-1 Burnley
    Fulham 0-3 Chelsea
    Leicester 3-1 Southampton
    Sheff Utd 0-2 spuds
    Liverpool 3-1 Man Utd
    Man City 4-0 palace
    Arsenal 2-1 Newcastle

    1. Sagie says:

      Wolves 4 West Brom 0
      Leeds 1 Brighton 1
      West ham 1 Burnley 1
      Fulham 1 Chelsea 1
      Leicester 1 Southampton 2
      Sheffield 1 Spurs 3
      Liverpool 2 Man United 1
      Man City 3 Palace 1
      Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0

  6. Khadii says:

    Wolves 2-1 West Brom
    Leeds 2-1 Brighton
    West Ham 1-1 Burnley
    Fulham 0-3 Chelsea
    Leicester 3-1 Southampton
    Sheff Utd 0-2 spuds
    Liverpool 3-1 Man Utd
    Man City 2-0 palace
    Arsenal 2-1 Newcastle

  7. Fatorisa festus omobolaji says:

    WOL 2-1 WBA,LEE 1-0 BHA,WHA 1-2 BUR,FUL 1-3 CHE,LEI 2-2 SOU,SHU 1-4 TOT,LIV 2-1 MNU,MCI 3-0 CRY, ARS 2-0 NEW.

  8. Kenya 001 says:

    Sue on two accounts or should the other be sue p

  9. Highbury Hero says:

    Wolves 2 WBA 0
    Leeds 2 Brighton 1
    Westham 2 Burnley 1
    Fulham 0 Chelsea 3
    Leicester 2 Southampton 1
    Sheffield Utd 0 Spurs 3
    Liverpool 2 Man Utd 1
    Man City 3 Palace 0
    Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0

  10. Kenya 001 says:

    Wolves 1-2 westbrom
    Leeds 3-2 Brighton
    Westham 0-burnely
    Fulham 2 -1 chelsea
    Leicester 1- 1 soton
    Sheffield 0-4spuds
    Liverpool 2-1 man u
    Man city 4-1 palace
    Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle

  11. Shakir says:

    Wolves 1-2 Westbrom
    Leeds 1-3 Brighton
    Westham 2-1 Burnley
    Fulham 1-3 Chelsea
    Leicester 1-2 Southampton
    ShefUtd 1-2 Spurs
    Liverpool 1-2 ManUtd
    ManCity 3-1 Palace
    Arsenal 1-2 Newcastle

  12. Sue says:

    Wolves 1-0 Baggies
    Leeds 1-1 Brighton
    Hammers 1-0 Burnley
    Fulham 1-2 Chavs
    Leicester 2-1 Saints
    Blades 0-2 Spuds
    Scousers 2-2 Mancs
    City 2-0 Palace
    Arsenal 1-0 Barcodes

  13. Dhoni says:

    Wolves 2-1 Baggies
    Leeds 2-1 Brighton
    Hammers 2-0 Burnley
    Fulham 1-3 Chelsea
    Foxes 2-2 Saints
    Blades 1-2 Spurs
    Liverpool 3-0 Man U
    City 1-0 Palace
    Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle

  14. BT gnr/bdk says:

    Wolves 2 West Brom 0
    Leeds 2 Brighton 1
    West Ham 2 Burnley 0
    Fulham 1 Chelsea 2
    Leicester 1 Southampton 0
    Aston Villa 1 Everton 1
    Sheff Utd 1 Tottenham 1
    Liverpool 2 Man Utd 1
    Man City 2 Crystal Palace 0
    Arsenal 2 Newcastle 0

  15. Kev82 says:

    Wolves 3-0 West Brom
    Leeds 1-1 Brighton
    West Ham 0-0 Burnley
    Fulham 2-1 Chelsea
    Leicester 1-1 Southampton
    Sheffield United 0-1 Totts
    Liverpool 2-0 Varchester united
    Man City 2-0 Palace
    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    1. Kev82 says:

      Villa 1-3 Everton if it was played this weekend but it’s been postponed

  16. Olushorlar says:

    Wolves 3 Westbrom 1
    Leeds 2 Brighton 2
    Westham 2 Burnley 1
    Fulham 1 Chelsea 2
    Leicester 2 Southampton 2
    Sheffield 0 Tottenham 2
    Liverpool 2 Man U 0
    City 3 Palace 1
    Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0

  17. Declan says:

    Wolves 2-0 West Brom
    Leeds 2-1 Brighton
    Hammers 1-1 Burnley
    Fulham 2-1 Chelsea
    Leicester 2-0 Southampton
    Sheffield 1-2 spurs
    Pool 2-2 Man U
    City 2-0 Palace
    Arse 2-0 Newcastle

  18. dotash says:

    *This week predictions*

    Wolves 1 West Brom 1
    Leeds 1 Brighton 1
    West Ham 2 Burnley 0
    Fulham 1 Chelsea 2
    Leicester 1 Southampton 0
    Aston Villa 1 Everton 1
    Sheff Utd 1 Tottenham 2
    Liverpool 2 Man Utd 1
    Man City 2 Crystal Palace 0
    Arsenal 2 Newcastle 0

  19. Kstix says:

    Wolves 1 WBA 1
    Leeds 1 Brighton 2
    Westham 2 Burnley 1
    Fulham 1 Chelsea 1
    Leicester 1 Southampton 0
    Sheffield Utd 1 Spurs 2
    Liverpool 2 Man Utd 1
    Man City 3 Palace 1
    Arsenal 1 Newcastle 0

  20. EDU says:

    Wolves 2 WBA 1
    Leeds 2 Brighton 1
    Westham 2 Burnley 1
    Fulham 1 Chelsea 2
    Leicester 2 Southampton 1
    Sheffield Utd 1 Spurs 3
    Liverpool 2 Man Utd 1
    Man City 3 Palace 0
    Arsenal 3 Newcastle

    1. EDU says:

      Dan please that my Arsenal earlier prediction is a mistake.
      Arsenal 2 Newcastle 1
      This prediction came in 5:05Pm GMT 17/01/2021 please take note. Thanks.

  21. Ash says:

    Wolves 2 – 0 West Brom
    Leeds 2 – 2 Brighton
    West Ham 2 – 0 Burnley
    Fulham 1 – 3 Chelsea
    Leicester City 2 – 1 Southampton
    Sheff United 0 – 3 Spurs
    Liverpool 1 – 1 Man Utd
    Man City 1 – 1 Crystal Palace
    Arsenal 2 – 0 Newcastle

  22. Dunchirado says:

    Wolves 2-1 West Brom
    Leeds 2-1 Brighton
    West Ham 1-1 Burnley
    Fulham 0-3 Chelsea
    Leicester 2-1 Southampton
    Sheff Utd 0-2 spuds
    Liverpool 1-1 Man Utd
    Man City 2-0 palace
    Arsenal 2-1 Newcastle

  23. Davars says:

    Wolves 1 West Brom 2
    Leeds 1 Brighton 1
    West Ham 2 Burnley 2
    Fulham 1 Chelsea 4
    Leicester 1 Southampton 2
    Aston Villa 2 Everton 1
    Sheff Utd 1 Tottenham 3
    Liverpool 1 Man Utd 2
    Man City 1 Crystal Palace 0
    Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0

  24. Sid says:

    Wolves 2-1 West Brom
    Leeds 3-0 Brighton
    West ham 2-1 Burnley
    Fulham 1-3 Chelsea
    Leicester 1-0 Southampton
    Sheffield 0-3 Spurs
    Liverpool 2-0 ManU
    Man City 1-1 Crystal Palace
    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

  25. OO6 says:

    Wolves 1 v 1 West Brom
    Leeds 2 v 0 Brighton
    Westham 1 v 2 Burnley
    Fulham 1 v 3 Chelsea
    Leicester 2 v 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1 v Everton
    Sheffield United 0 v 2 Spurs
    Liverpool 2 v 1 Man U
    Man City 1 v 0 Crystal Palace
    Arsenal 2 v 0 Newcastle

  26. SueP says:

    Wolves 1 – 0 WBA
    Leeds 2 – 1 Brighton
    West Ham 2 – 2 Burnley
    Fulham 1 – 2 Chelsea
    Leics. 1 – 2 Soton
    Villa. 1 – 1 Everton
    SheffU 0 – 1 Spuds
    Liverpool 1 – 2 ManU
    ManC 2 – 0 Palace
    Arsenal 1 – 0 Newcastle

  27. I says:

    Wolves 2 WBA 0
    Leeds 1 Brighton 1
    Westham 1 Burnley 1
    Fulham 0 Chelsea 2
    Leicester 1 Southampton 1
    Sheffield Utd 1 Spurs 2
    Liverpool 1 Man Utd 1
    Man City 3 Palace 1
    Arsenal 3 Newcastle 1

  28. Joegunner says:

    Wolves 1-0 WBA
    Leeds 2-1 Brighton
    West Ham 1-0 Burnley
    Fulham 0-3 Chelsea
    Leicester 2-1 Southampton
    Shefild 0-2 Spurs
    Liverpool 2-1 Man It’s
    Man City 2-0 Crystal palace
    Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle

  29. em says:

    Wolves 2-0 West Brom
    Leeds 2-2 Brighton
    West Ham 1-0 Burnley
    Fulham 0-2 Chelsea
    Leicester 2-1 Southampton
    Sheff Utd 0-2 spuds
    Liverpool 3-1 Man Utd
    Man City 3-0 palace
    Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle

  30. Ernie Blaze says:

    Wolves 2 vs 0 West brom
    Leeds 2 vs 1 Brighton
    West ham 1 vs 0 Burnley
    Fulham 1 vs 2 Chelsea
    Leicester 1 vs 1 Southampton
    Sheffield 0 vs 2 Spurs
    Liverpool 0 vs 0 Man-u
    Man city 3 vs 1 Palace
    Arsenal 2 vs 0 Newcastle

  31. S.J says:

    Wolves 2 – 1 Westbrom
    Leeds 2 – 0 Brighton
    West Ham 2 – 1 Burnley
    Fulham 1 – 3 Chelsea
    Leicester 2 – 1 Southampton
    Sheffield 1 – 3 Tottenham
    Liverpool 1 – 1 Manchester United
    Man. City 2 – 1 Crystal Palace
    Arsenal 2 – 1 Newcastle

  32. fadil says:

    Man city 4-0 crystal palace
    Liverpool 0-0 man utd
    Fulham0-1 Chelsea
    Sheffield 1-3 spurs
    Leeds utd0-1 Brighton
    Wolves2-3 west brom
    Leicester2-0 southampton
    West ham 1-1 Burnley
    Arsenal2-0 newcastle

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