Dan’s EPL Predictions WK5 – Intriguing weekend as Arsenal go to Man City

EPL Predictions Week 5 by Dan Smith

Everton 3-1 Liverpool
One of those games where you just wished there were fans, as this could be one of the few times Evertonians have some bragging rights (even if it’s for only five minutes).

This will show us if Villa Park was just a freak evening, in which case Klopp will stick to the tactics which have brought him to the dance. Or have opposition managers found a counter to his ‘beating the press’, at which point he needs to find a solution to the solution!

I would feel more confident of a home win if Goodison was full and the game was not kicking off at 12.30 on a chilly afternoon, when the likes of Rodriguez has just travelled halfway round the world with Colombia.

If Carlo Ancelotti is positive, it’s an inform team’s attacking players vs Adrian.

Chelsea 3-1 Southampton
Chelsea have so much exciting young talent. My view of them is there will be signs of a title challenge, but it will prove too difficult to gel so much new talent so quickly.

The Saints insist on a high press which will suit the likes of Danny Ings and Theo Walcott when they have the ball, but defensively it’s suicide.

I can see Werner or Havertz (or both) opening their Prem accounts.

Man City 2-2 Arsenal
As I write this, it’s not clear if Sterling or De Bruyne will be fit, but in general given how City have started, It’s probably a good time for us to go to the Etihad.

Again though, this highlights how silly it is to have an international break straight after the transfer window closes.

Instead of Partey training with his new club he’s been playing in Africa, giving him hardly any time to settle in London, meaning his manager might feel it’s too soon to start him.

I’m fascinated how we tactically approach this. Yes, we have had success against big sides by letting them have the ball and hit them on the counter, but the opposition are aware of that now, so I want to see Arteta a bit more positive.

If the likes of Leicester and Leeds can run City’s back 4 ragged, so can we. It would be a mistake just to park the bus.

Newcastle 1-1 Man United
Ole should be thankful that after his 6-1 humiliation, Liverpool conceded 7 at Villa, and there was an international break where there were other topics to debate.

I think this is a crucial match in his reign, in terms of can he get a response from these players.

I feel like deadline day showed that his job is on the line. Where I once saw the board trust the Norwegian with the certain type of DNA he wanted in his players (why Sanchez and Lukaku were offloaded) it feels like they went back to throwing things against a wall and seeing what sticks.

What I will stress, It’s not Cavani’s fault that fans were promised Sancho and he should be judged separate to that (he won’t play this weekend).

I think he has to start with Maguire to protect him. You drop him and win without him; it just puts further pressure on the lad. The quicker he gets a clean sheet; his confidence will return.

Now any other team I be saying it is a great time to play this United defence, yet why can I see Steve Bruce still being negative?

He should be starting Almiron and Maximin and giving them every opportunity to run at United, which a full house St James would demand. Instead he will hoof the ball to Andy Carroll.

Sheffield United 1-2 Fulham
The audacity during a Pandemic with unemployment in the UK it’s highest in years to demand 14.99p to watch Sheffield United vs Fulham!!!

14.99 for any match is a disgrace but if you’re going to do it, could you not think of a better game than this?

I think even supporters of these respective clubs will be put off simply by who the opposition is.

Neither has a single point so far this season, the home side have struggled since Project Restart, and Fulham are essentially a Championship squad who haven’t been improved.

Long term I think Brewster could be a crucial purchase, but I think mentally if they don’t win here it will start doubts.

Which is why I think Fulham can take advantage. It’s a type of game made for Mitrovic.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton
The fixture that every year makes me ask ‘How is this a Derby?’ It’s like fans hate each other because they have simply been told ‘there’s a rivalry’. I did some research and still don’t quite get it, but essentially Palace works out the nearest club to Brighton. If you follow the A23 from Brighton, you find Croydon, which is where Selhurst Park is based.

Anyways, Palace essentially have a game plan of; get the ball forward as quick as possible to our few flair talent, while Brighton, at least these days, are trying to play entertaining football.

Spurs 4-0 West Ham
Again this occasion is made for a full house. Spurs have just scored 6 at Old Trafford, they have the two in-form attacking players in the Prem, and Gareth Bale is ready to make his return. It’s a shame, it’s always fun to watch Spurs fans get carried away!

That attack against that West Ham defence …ouch!

Leicester 1-3 Villa
This fixture sums up how unpredictable football has become without fans, and everyone’s obsession with ‘beating the press’ even if their keeper and defence can’t pass the ball.

One week Leicester are scoring 5 at the Etihad, then they concede 3 at home to West Ham.

I just think there is a momentum about Grealish and Barkley at the moment, give them the ball and let them run at the defence.

That’s the type of talent Gareth Southgate should be encouraging but he prefers a Henderson/Rice/Phillips type of player.

West Brom 2-0 Burnley
Okay, are they messing with us? They know this PPV model is controversial so decide the first two games to charge the public nearly 30 pound for is Sheffield United vs Fulham and West Brom vs Burnley.

Like that game both sides will worry if they can’t win this one.

Bilic wants to play an attacking style and this will be one of the few occasions the opposition will be conservative against them.

Leeds 3-2 Wolves
This game will be; ‘you play, we play’.

As good as Leeds are going forward, defensively they concede chances. What’s great about Bielsa though is he’s not going to abandon his principles.

Again a shame there is are zero fans to see it as Elland Road would be buzzing right now.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

There’s a group of my friends and family who play these EPL Predictions, and I promise the score lines to have never been this random. Is it the lack of fans in stadiums or has the art of defending simply died?
Anyway stay with it!

I know this will mean a lot to him, the highest scorer with 9 points is Highbury Hero.
I’m on track though with my consistency, I got 8 points along with KSTIX, DAN KIT, Dunchirado, Terrah and MTG.

In third with 7 points; Shakir, Arsha and Easyguy.

Updated EPL Predictions League Table – Top 24 qualify for Euros 

ME 29
Sue 25
Terrah 25
Dan Kit 24

Dunchirado 23
Easy Guys 22
Shakir 21
Highbury Heroe 20
Kstix 20
Sid 18
Declan 18
Admin Pat 17
MTG 17
Babasola 15
Arsha 15
Khadii 14
Iykmatt 14
Davors 14
Joe Gunner 13
SJ 13
Jay 13
Olushorlar 12
Samson 11
Okobino 11
Fatorisa Festus Omoboboji 11
Nuisance 10
Sagie 10
Third Man JW 9
Dhoni 9
Sue P 9
Anie -8
Jimmy Bauer 8
Invader Zim 8
Buchi 8
Rain 7
Saint Emirates 7
I 7
Gerylo – 7
Ba Thea 7
Baron 7
Gold 7
Musa 7
Elvis 7
ICW 6
Gunner 4 Life 6
Collins otanchi masea 6
Khgondroidx- 6
Sue P 6
Eastside Gooner 5
Durand 5
Deluded One 5
Frank Brady 5-
Dotosh 5
Kuhepson 4
Classy Gunner 4
Uzi Ozil 4
Nifty 4
Herbz 4
Seroti 4
Illiterate 3
Gunner Ray
Ash 2
Tom 2
Toney 2
Tags Arsenal v Man City

52 Comments

  1. jon fox says:

    Dan I have to correct a gross error which is widely incorrect. Brighton is approx 42 miles away from Palace and much further away than ALL London clubs are from Palace. I have no idea why you made this silly error! I do agree that Palace versus Brighton is a false derby. a rivalry of course, but in no way a derby!
    I live quite near the Palace ground and it is way less than 20 miles to our ground. Goodness knows who put together that research that you used but were surprised by even yourself. No wonder, as it was nonsense!

    1. jon fox says:

      I should add that I wish everyone well who is interested to play Dans game, even though it’s not for me personally. It gives pleasure and interest to many at this bleak time, so well done Dan for running it all.

    2. Dan says:

      Soz Jon
      I used Wikipedia lol

      1. NWL Dan says:

        Dan. No need to apologise.
        As a competent reader of the English language I can see there was no error made. You did not say Brighton is the nearest club to Palace. You said Palace is the nearest club to Brighton.
        I do not get why it is a derby either.
        I would say Pompey should be more of a derby to Brighton as it’s approx 6 miles further from Brighton than Croydon and they are both on the South coast.

      2. jon fox says:

        Dan, well then that explains it! I call it mistakeopedia! I use it too and a lot but you cannot depend on it for 100% accuracy.

        BTW, you and debating with the other intelligent, mature folk on here like Ken, Ozziegunner, Grandad, Sue P, Durand, Declan and several more of that ilk are the main reason I am on here. If you ever leave- and please don’t – this site immediately regresses!

        1. Dan says:

          Well I’m not planning a transfer at the moment lol.

  2. Dan kit says:

    Everton 1-3 Liverpool
    Chelsea3-0 Southampton
    Man City 3- 2 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1 -3 Man Utd
    Sheff Utd 1-1 Fulham
    Palace 2-0 Brighton
    Spurs 3-2 West Ham
    Leicester 3-1 villa
    West Brom 1 -1Burnley
    Leeds 2 -1 wolves

    1. Sagie says:

      Everton – Liverpool/ too late forgot
      Chelsea 2 Southampton 1
      Man city 2 Arsenal 2
      Newcastle 2 Man united 1
      Sheffield 2 Fulham 1
      Palace 2 Brighton 1
      Spurs 2 West ham 2
      Leicester 2 Villa 1
      West Bromwich 1 Burnley 2
      Leeds 2 Wolves 2

  3. Terrah says:

    Everton 2 vs 3 liverpool
    chelsea 2 vs 1 southampton
    mancity 2 vs 3 arsenal
    newcastle 1 vs 2 man united
    sheffied 2 vs 1 fulham
    crystal palace 1 vs 2 brighton and hove albion
    tottenham 3 vs 1 westham
    leicester 2 vs 2 aston villa
    westbrom 0 vs 2 burnley
    leeds 1 vs 2 wolves

  4. musa says:

    Everton 1-2 Liverpool
    Chelsea2-1 Southampton
    Man City 1- 2 Arsenal
    Newcastle 2 -1 Man Utd
    Sheff Utd 1-1 Fulham
    Palace 2-0 Brighton
    Spurs 1-1 West Ham
    Leicester 3-1 villa
    West Brom 1 -1Burnley
    Leeds 2 -1 wolves

  5. Highbury Hero says:

    Hurray! 💃💃🕺🕺👯‍♂️

    It feels good to be numero uno at least for one gameweek! Yes Dan it means a lot! I am shedding a Neymar World Cup tear 🤣🤣

    Everton 1 vs 1 Liverpool
    Chelsea 3 vs 0 Southampton
    Man City 1 vs 1 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1 vs 2 Man United
    Sheffield 2 vs 0 Fulham
    CP 2 vs 1 BHA
    Tottenham 2 vs 0 WesHam
    Leicester 3 vs 0 Aston Villa
    WesBrom 2 vs 1 Burnley
    Leeds 1 vs 1 Wolves

  6. okobino says:

    Everton 1-3 Liverpool
    Chelsea 3-1 Southampton
    Man City 1- 3 Arsenal
    Newcastle 2 – 2 Man Utd
    Sheff Utd 3-1 Fulham
    Palace 2-1 Brighton
    Spurs 3-1 West Ham
    Leicester 3-2 villa
    West Brom 1 -2 Burnley
    Leeds 2 -2 wolves

  7. anie says:

    Everton 1:1 Liverpool
    Chelsea 3:2 Southampton
    Man City 3:1 arsenal
    Newcastle 0:2 man united
    Sheffield 2:1 FFulham
    Crystal palace 1:1 Brighton
    Spurs 2:2 Westham
    Leicester 1:0 villa
    West brom 1:2 Burnley
    Leeds 2:0 wolve

  8. Olushorlar says:

    Everton1 Liverpool 3, Chelsea3 Saints 0, City1 Arsenal 2, Newcastle2 United 2, Sheffield2 Fulham 1, Palace2 Brighton 0

  9. Elvis says:

    Everton 5 v 3 Liverpool
    Chelsea 3 v 1 Southampton
    Man City 1 v 2 Arsenal
    Newcastle 0 v 3 Man Utd
    Sheffield 0 v 0 Fulham
    Crystal Palace 2 v 3 Brighton
    Spurs 2 v 1 West Ham
    Leicester 1 v 3 Aston Villa
    West Brom 1 v 0 Burnley
    Leeds 3 v 0 Wolves

  10. Iykmatt says:

    Everton 1-1 Liverpool Chelsea 4-1 Saints Man city 1-1 Arsenal Newscastle 1-3 Man u Sheffield u 3-1 Fulham Crystal pal 2-1 Brighton Spurs 1-1 West ham Leicester c 1-1 A/villa West brom 0-1 Burnley Leeds 1-2 Wolves

  11. Olushorlar says:

    And Spurs2 Westham 2, Liecester3 Villa 2 Westbrom2 Burnley 1 Leeds2 Wolves 2.
    I’m loving this, am up on d table…

  12. S.J says:

    Everton 1 – 3 Liverpool
    Chelsea 2 – 1 Southampton
    Man. City 2 – 2 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1 – 2 Man. U
    Sheffield 2 – 1 Fulham
    Crystal Palace 2 – 1 Brighton
    Tottenham 2 – 1 West ham
    Leicester 2 – 2 Aston Villa
    West Brom 2 – 1 Burnley
    Leeds 2 – 2 Wolves

  13. DHONI says:

    EVERTON 2 LIVERPOOL 1 CHELSEA 2 SAINTS 1 M.CITY 1 ARSENAL 2

  14. DHONI says:

    PALACE 0 BRIGHTON 0 BAGGIES 1 FOXES 3 NEWCASTLE 1 MAN U 1

  15. DHONI says:

    BLADES 1 FULHAM 1 LEEDS 2 WOLVES 0 SPURS 3 WESTHAM 1

  16. Khadii says:

    Everton 1-3 Liverpool
    Chelsea3-0 Southampton
    Man City 3- 2 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1 -3 Man Utd
    Sheff Utd 1-1 Fulham
    Palace 2-0 Brighton
    Spurs 3-2 West Ham
    Leicester 3-1 villa
    West Brom 1 -1Burnley
    Leeds 2 -1 wolves

  17. Sue says:

    Toffees 2-3 Liverpool
    Chavs 3-1 Saints
    City 2-3 Arsenal
    Barcodes 1-2 Mancs
    Blades 2-1 Fulham
    Palace 1-2 Brighton
    Spuds 4-2 Hammers
    Leicester 2-2 Villa
    Baggies 1-1 Burnley
    Leeds 2-2 Wolves

    Well done, HH 👏

    1. Highbury Hero says:

      Thank you very much Sue.

    2. Sid says:

      If that goal wasn’t disallowed, your prediction would have been bang on.

      1. Sue says:

        I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, Sid!!!

  18. Iykmatt says:

    If i may ask Dan,how do you score the points because i don’t understand how i’m still on 14points after 4wks&some are already on 29

    1. Dan kit says:

      1 for predicting the result
      3 for correct scoreline
      Think that’s what Dan said

    2. Dan says:

      Not all players play everyweek
      U want me to double check your tally mate ?
      How much u think u should have ?

    3. Dan says:

      Mate you got 15
      Forgot to add Chelsea game on your score week 1
      Week 1- 4
      Week 2 – 6
      Week 3- 0
      Week 4- 5

  19. Dunchirado says:

    Everton 1 – 2 Liverpool
    Chelsea 3 – 0 Southampton
    Man. City 2 – 1 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1 – 2 Man. U
    Sheffield 2 – 1 Fulham
    Crystal Palace 2 – 1 Brighton
    Tottenham 3 – 1 West ham
    Leicester 2 – 2 Aston Villa
    West Brom 0 – 1 Burnley
    Leeds 1– 1 Wolves

  20. Shakir says:

    Everton 3-2 Liverpool
    Chelsea 3-1 Southampton
    City 2-0 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1-2 Man Utd
    Shf Utd 1-1 Fulham
    Palace 2-1 Brighton
    Spurs 2-3 West Ham
    Leicester 2-4 Villa
    West Brom 1-2 Burnley
    Leeds 3-1 Wolves

    I do wish Arsenal win but peps angry man and i think he is going to take it all on us. And i dont think Thomas will play….😔

  21. Kstix says:

    Wait for me Dan and Sue😂

    Everton 2-4 Liverpool
    Chelsea3-0 Southampton
    Man City 1- 2 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1 -3 Man Utd
    Sheff Utd 1-0 Fulham
    Palace 2-1 Brighton
    Spurs 3-1 West Ham
    Leicester 3-2villa
    West Brom 0 -1Burnley
    Leeds 3 -1 wolves

    1. Sue says:

      🤣 I’m waiting, Kstix… Dan is leaving us both behind haha!!

      1. Kstix says:

        😂😂Dan what’s your secret. Spill it

  22. Declan says:

    Everton 2-1 Liverpool
    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton
    City 1-2 Arsenal
    Newcastle 2-0 ManU
    Sheffield 2 0 Fulham
    Palace 1-2 Brighton
    spurs 3-0 West Ham
    Leicester 2-2Villa
    West Brom 2-0 Burnley
    Leeds 1-1 Wolves

  23. Sid says:

    Everton 2-2 Liverpool
    Chelsea 3-1 Southampton
    Man city 2-1 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1-3 Man U
    Sheffield 3-0 Fulham
    Crystal Palace 2-2 Brighton
    Tottenham 3-2 West Ham
    Leicester 1-0 Aston Villa
    West Brom 1-2 Burnley
    Leeds 1-0 Wolves

  24. Lenohappy says:

    Lol this your obsession with Martinez is world class, ‘even if their keeper and defence can’t pass the ball’, so you still think Martinez can’t pass the ball lol.

  25. Iykmatt says:

    Ok,good to know

  26. Edu says:

    Everton 2-1 Liverpool
    Chelsea 3-1 Southampton
    City 1-2 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1-3Man Utd
    Shf Utd 2-1 Fulham
    Palace 2-0Brighton
    Spurs 3-0West Ham
    Leicester 3-1Villa
    West Brom 1-2 Burnley
    Leeds 3-1 Wolves

  27. I says:

    Everton 2-2 Liverpool
    Chelsea2-1 Southampton
    Man City 1- 2 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1 -1Man Utd
    Sheff Utd 1-1 Fulham
    Palace 1-1 Brighton
    Spurs 2-2 West Ham
    Leicester 2-2 villa
    West Brom 2 -1Burnley
    Leeds 1 -1 wolves

  28. Davars says:

    Everton 0-2 Liverpool
    Chelsea 3-1 Southampton
    Man City 1- 1 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1-4 Man Utd
    Sheff Utd 1-1 Fulham
    Palace 3-2 Brighton
    Spurs 0-1 West Ham
    Leicester 1-1 villa
    West Brom 2 -1 Burnley
    Leeds 1-3 wolves

  29. dotash says:

    Everton 1-3 Liverpool
    Chelsea3-0 Southampton
    Man City 1- 2 Arsenal
    Newcastle 0-2 Man Utd
    Sheff Utd 1-1 Fulham
    Palace 2-0 Brighton
    Spurs 3-0 West Ham
    Leicester 2-1 Villa
    West Brom 1 -1Burnley
    Leeds 2 -2 Wolves

  30. Buchi says:

    Everton 1 – 1 Liverpool
    Chelsea 3 – 1 Southampton
    Man City 1 – 1 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1 – 2 Man U
    Sheffield Utd 1 – 0 Fulham
    Palace 2 – 1 Brighton
    Spurs 3 – 1 West ham
    Leicester 2 – 0 Villa
    West from 3 – 1 Burnley
    Leeds 2 – 2 wolves

  31. MTG says:

    Everton 3-2 Liverpool
    Chelsea 2-1 Southampton
    Man City 2-2 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1-2 Man Utd
    Sheff Utd 1-1 Fulham
    Palace 1-1 Brighton
    Spurs 3-2 West Ham
    Leicester 1-3 villa
    West Brom 2 -1 Burnley
    Leeds 2 -1 wolves

  32. gunnerforlife says:

    Only 2 results interest me, which should be like this:
    Man City1-2Arsenal
    Spuds0-2WestHamUp the Gunners!

  33. Herbz says:

    Everton 1-3 Liverpool
    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton
    Man City 2-1 Arsenal
    Newcastle 0-2 Man Utd
    Sheffield 3-1 Fulham
    Crystal palace 1-1 Brighton
    Spurs 2-2 Westham
    Leicester 2-2 Aston Villa
    Westbrom 0-1 Burnley
    Leeds 2-1 Wolves

  34. em says:

    Everton 1 – 2 Liverpool
    Chelsea 3 – 1 Southampton
    Man. City 3 – 1 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1 – 3 Man. U
    Sheffield 2 – 1 Fulham
    Crystal Palace 2 – 1 Brighton
    Tottenham 3 – 1 West ham
    Leicester 2 – 2 Aston Villa
    West Brom 2 – 1 Burnley
    Leeds 2 – 3 Wolves

  35. Fatorisa Festus Omobolaji says:

    EVE3-LIV2,CHE3-SOU1,MCI2-ARS1,NEW0-MANU3,SHE2-FUL0,CPA3-BHA1,TOT4-WHA2,LEI1-2AVA,WBA2-BUR1,LEE3-WOL1

  36. Baron says:

    Everton 2-2 Pool..
    Chelsea 2-1 Soton..
    City 2-1 Arsenal..
    Newcastle 1-2 Man U
    Sheffield 2-0 Fulham..
    Palace 1-0 Brighton..
    Spurs 4-2 WHU..
    Leicester 2-1 Villa..
    WBA 2-1 Burnley..
    Leeds 2-1 Wolves..

  37. Admin Pat says:

    Everton 2– 2 Liverpool
    Chelsea 3 – 1 Southampton
    Man. City 1 – 1 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1 – 2 Man. U
    Sheffield 2 – 3 Fulham
    Crystal Palace 3 – 1 Brighton
    Tottenham 3 – 0 West ham
    Leicester 1 – 2 Aston Villa
    West Brom 1 – 1 Burnley
    Leeds 2 – 1 Wolves

  38. Arsha says:

    This is a late entry. Everton vs Liverpool game have already started
    So I will go with the remaining 9 fixtures

    Chelsea2-1 Southampton
    Man City 3- 1 Arsenal
    Newcastle 1 -2 Man Utd
    Sheff Utd 3-1 Fulham
    Palace 1-0 Brighton
    Spurs 4-2West Ham
    Leicester 2-0 villa
    West Brom 1 -2Burnley
    Leeds 1 -1 wolves

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