1) Southampton vs Leicester City
This is a tough game to call. I keep expecting more from the Saints and St. Mary’s is a tough place to for teams to visit. Having said that Leicester are a stronger team and have started the season well. My gut tells me this will be a draw, but my head tells me a Leicester will win.
Prediction: Southampton 0 Leicester City 2. Away win.
(2) Manchester City vs Aston Villa
Villa will be happy with their start to the season, but they won’t expect to get anything from the reigning champions. Routine City win.
Prediction: Man City 3 Villa 1. Home win.
(3) Brighton vs Everton
Brighton will continue to struggle throughout the year. They would target this game as a possible three-pointer however Everton looked like they turned a corner last week and they should have too much quality for the home team.
Prediction: Brighton 1 Everton 2. Away win.
(4) Watford vs Bournemouth
I don’t care. These two teams don’t interest me at all. Watford are poor, and Bournemouth flatter to deceive. Draw.
Prediction: Watford 1 Bournemouth 1. Draw.
(5) West Ham United vs Sheffield Utd
The Blades are enjoying themselves back in the top flight. However, this is a game that the West Ham need to be winning if they want to realise their top-six ambitions.
Prediction: West Ham 1 Sheffield Utd 0. Home win.
(6) Burnley vs Chelsea
Chelsea are playing an attractive brand of football; they score goals, and they have only lost once since their opening day thumping by Man Utd. However, they have conceded 14 goals already this season. Kante is their vital star man. Burnley will be physical and huff and puff.
Prediction: Burnley 1 Chelsea 1. Draw.
(7) Newcastle vs Wolverhampton
Both teams have been unpredictable this season. Wolves have a better manager, better players and lose fewer games. However, if the Toon score first they could hang on for a badly needed three points.
Prediction: Newcastle 1 Wolves 1. Draw
(8) Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
Arsenal will win this one. They have some great options in attack, and they play well in their home stadium. Palace are having a good year and are a solid mid-table team, but its losses to the big clubs that will keep them in mid-table.
Prediction: Arsenal 3 Palace 1. Home win.
(9) Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur
Despite Spurs poor start to the season, they are a quality team with an excellent manager. On their day they could beat any team as they have very dangerous forwards. However, Liverpool have turned Anfield into a fortress once again, and made a fantastic start to the season. Liverpool should keep their good run going.
Prediction: Liverpool 3 Spurs 1. Home win.
(10) Norwich City vs Manchester United
Utd’s fans were delighted with the draw with Liverpool last week. They successfully parked the bus and rode their luck to earn a point. They did, however, work their socks off and showed a fight that had been missing for much of the season. Norwich carry a goal threat, and home advantage might be enough to secure a point.
Prediction Norwich 1 Man Utd 1. Draw.