Dan’s EPL Predictions WK25 Predictions – Arsenal to carry on positive run?

Leicester 1-1 Chelsea
As I write this we don’t know if Chelsea would have signed a striker by Friday’s deadline. Their lack of cutting edge keeps opening the door for others to catch them in 4th but no one takes advantage. But I am delighted Leicester didn’t get to a League Cup Final. I never want to hear Brendan Rodgers linked with my club again.

Cherries 0-2 Villa
In the last round of Prem fixtures, Eddie Howe’s men got a massive win at home to Brighton. So, I was surprised to see how lacking in confidence they were on Monday. That was in a cup tie, now bear in mind the pressure on this match. Let’s test out Klopp’s theory; Are Villa less likely to win because they had 3 days rest? Or can getting to a Final only help?

Palace 1-1 Sheff United
Palace have had 10 days off which they needed as there were finally signs their injuries were taking a toll. I am still waiting for the United bubble to burst. Two managers here who get the very best out of what they have.

Liverpool 2-0 Saints
Before Xmas the Saints were one loss away from sacking their manager. They are now 9 points away from the magic 40 and even above us. I can see them making chances at Anfield but has anyone else noticed how wasteful teams are against Liverpool? At what point do we worry they going to beat our Invincible record?

Newcastle 0-1 Norwich
Would the Toon Army care if they were bought by a country who has a poor image in terms of human rights? Honestly? They would soon forget if suddenly millions were being spent. It was shown at home to Oxford that the Geordies are not comfortable when they are favourites, much preferring to be the organised underdogs stuck behind the ball.

Watford 2-0 Everton
In the space of two days, Watford dropped to second bottom and were knocked out of the FA Cup, leading some to suggest the honeymoon period of having a new boss is over. I’m not so sure. Those two defeats were away. I think Pearson has improved things enough that they will be up for this. But it also the kind of fixture Ancelotti needs to make Everton better at managing.

West Ham 0-2 Brighton
West Ham looked devoid of confidence in midweek. Okay Brighton are not Liverpool but in many ways playing against the leaders is a free swing. This is where the pressure is on and Hammers fans can be terrible in these situations, filling up the stadium with anxiety very quickly. Yet Moyes is still talking about one day taking them into the Champions League?

Manchester United 1-1 Wolves
Shows how far United have fallen when they are trying to find positives from being knocked out of a semi final. Too be fair, this week could have been ugly, and they did respond. I remember in the Cup Wolves not doing enough when United were there to beat, but they should play better this time.

Burnley 1-2 Arsenal
I am more confident than I have been in a while for an away game. No, I’m not getting carried away like some gooners, I just think Arteta has improved the attitude of so many, we will be prepared for what happens at Turf Moor. Plus, Burnley are not defending as good this season.

Spurs 2-1 City
Surprised City hadn’t brought a defender this month. They keep having lapses in concentration and given the title race is over that will keep happening. Is this another away game where they switch off?

16 Comments

  1. Shakir says:

    The arsenal game will actually be a battle as MA said.We can win it.

    I think southampton will be the team to finally beat liverpool at anfield.

  2. Abel says:

    Southampton may nick a win at Anfield. They missed so many sitters against liverpool last time out and Liverpool players know the league is already won. It might play at the back thier minds.
    Captain Auba is back for the Arsenal game and he traditionally does well against Bunley. Let’s hope he isn’t too rusty from the prolonged party time.
    City will beat spurs.
    Chelsea will draw Leicester.

    1. Kedar says:

      It will be great if it is happen… But it won’t…
      Liverpool is unbeatable… At least not against saints…

      1. Shakir says:

        They are not unbeatable,they were very lucky with some matches and with VAR they got results their way.
        They were actually beaten by a struggling napoli side

    2. Sue says:

      Danny Ings has to go back to haunt them, surely?!! 🙏

    3. Shakir says:

      Southampton are playing with confidence and they are barve on the ball so they really have got a chance.
      We all saw what watford did to ’em liverpool.

      1. Shakir says:

        *brave

  3. Innit says:

    I’ll be happy with a draw
    Over the moon with a win

    I see us finishing 7th or 6th place this season and not getting any points at Burnley won’t help avoid that.

  4. Sue says:

    Glad to see Auba back… hopefully he’ll score and close the gap on Vardy.
    Will Chris Wood score his usual tap in? Should be a good game.. let’s hope we don’t come away too bruised and battered though.. as they can be dirty sods!
    City had better not lose to the spuds!

    1. Shakir says:

      The city vs spurs game will be very interesting.Of course spurs should lose for us to make it to top 4.
      Jose mourinho and Pep guardiola has ongoing rivalry from the days when they were coaches of RM and barca

      1. Sue says:

        Pep will want to see better, after Wednesday, as let’s face it, that was a poor result. Although he’ll have to rely on Aguero, as Sterling couldn’t score with an open goal!!
        I hope we see a KDB masterclass 🙂

  5. Sue says:

    We won’t see the mighty Odion Ighalo against Wolves.. as he signed too late… I bet the Manc fans are a little underwhelmed with that… and can you believe it, the spuds tried to sign him too??!! 😃

    1. Abel says:

      He turned down Mourinho to sign for United.
      I’m glad he didn’t fo to Spurs. He is a very good, physical striker who is in the mold of Troy deeney but a better finisher. Would improve any team but I’m sure he will languish on the bench at United as he was only brought in as backup to Ole’s kid strikers. So may not get much of a look in.
      If he had gone to Spurs, he would have improved them immediately and solved the target man problem they currently have with Kane’s absence.

      1. Sue says:

        Rashford is out until April. I reckon he’ll play a fair bit until then.

  6. James says:

    Danny Ings masterclass loading…

  7. We will defeat Li VAR pool at our ground by two goals to nil, COYG !!

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