The Interlull is behind us and now we can get back to football again. The hunches are back and with them hints on how to lose money quicker than buying a Facebook share certificate.
Norwich vs West Ham
As many of us have witnessed Clipboard Chris has Norwich playing a pretty rustic style but effect brand of football which all points to this game not being exactly a collector’s item. Andy Carroll is knackered after just one game and will be replaced with the Premier League’s bluntest weapon. Prediction? A messy 1-1.
Arsenal vs Southampton
Southampton have played some half decent football but cruelly achieved schnichts point wise. Gaston Ramirez is supposedly good stuff and if he features may give them more bite. Arsenal need scoring bite. They have 5 points from their first 3 games but have only scored twice. Long may it continue. Prediction? 1-1.
Aston Villa vs Swansea
You can bet that Villa will be all about containing Swansea, try to prevent their possession game and attack on the break. If Swansea have this sussed before the kick off whistle goes a game of football might yet break out. This would be another good scalp for Laudrup and so prediction? 1-3.
Fulham vs West Brom
Fulham have gone off the boil since that heady 5-0 job on Norwich on the opening day. sadly for BMJ, Steve Clarke has the Baggies too well organised to believe Fulham are going to experience much of an upswing here. An away win here after beating both the Merseyside teams demonstrate West Brom mean business. Prediction? 1-2.
Man Utd vs Wigan
Sluralix hasn’t had it all his own way so far. Which you have to reluctantly say is pretty much par for the course as United rarely get off to a gallop. Wigan have broken with tradition however and are sitting 8th from top, not bottom. I wonder if the possible added presence of Ryo Miyaichi can cause fox old Flagon Face? Prediction? 1-1
QPR vs Chelsea
Handshakegate. Prediction? 1-4.
Stoke vs Man City
Mancini has been in permanent grumble mode seemingly since about 20 minutes they were announced Champions. I guess it’s one way with preparing for their championship being belittled as a ‘blip’. Thing is, I don’t think it was and I’ll be amazed if they don’t win it again. Prediction? 1-4.
Sunderland vs Liverpool
I’ve this one down as the worst one – entertainment wise – on the card. All I want is Liverpool beaten. Give the media a genuinely naff manager to hound. Prediction? 2-0.
Reading vs Tottenham
See previous blog.
Everton vs Newcastle
Fellaini wants out. Allegedly. I’d ship him in without hesitation. He’s a quality footballer and I believe he’d be a good fit at The Lane. Oh yeah, the game. Prediction? 2-2.