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Premier League Previews: How Will City’s title Rivals Get On This Week

Liverpool and Chelsea Face Off Today

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City hit their stride last weekend when they demolished Cardiff 5-0, but remain in second place as Liverpool also won while Chelsea dropped points for the first time. How will City’s rivals do today?

City v Brighton

After last week’s win and the victory over Oxford in midweek, the blues face Brighton at home, which on paper should be a win, and obviously that’s going to be my prediction today. You can read our match preview here.

Prediction: City 4-0 Brighton

West Ham v Man Utd

Manuel Pellegrini’s side held Chelsea last week before putting eight past Macclesfield in the League Cup. United will be different opposition, but their midweek defeat to Derby, together with the rumblings of discontent in the dressing room and in the stands make it a vital match for the Reds. Even so, I can’t put United for the win.

Prediction: West Ham 2-1 Man Utd

Arsenal v Watford

After their early season struggles, Arsenal are now adapting to the post-Wenger era and could prove a threat to the blues in a year or two. Watford lost to spurs on penalties in the week after throwing away a one goal lead, and managed to snatch a draw from the clutches of defeat. However, I can’t see anything than a Gunners win

Prediction: Arsenal 3-0 Watford

Everton v Fulham

This is a good time for these two to meet each other, with both teams low on confidence and desperate for their second win of the season. Fulham drew 1-1 at home to Watford last time out, while Everton lost at Arsenal. I don’t see either winning this one and predict a dull draw.

Prediction: Everton 0-0 Fulham

Huddersfield v Tottenham

Huddersfield threw a one goal lead at Leicester away last weekend to lose 3-1 and remain rooted to the bottom of the table, with just two points form six matches. Spurs won at Brighton and were only kept out of the top four by Watford, who drew with Fulham. Sorry Terriers, but I think you’ll be waiting another week at least for that first win.

Huddersfield 0-2 Tottenham

Newcastle v Leicester

The Toon are also still looking for their first win of the season and face a Leicester side that look like they’re on the up. Newcastle’s biggest problem is scoring goals, having only scored four in six matches. Leicester have bagged eleven goals so far, but their defence is not exactly stable, conceding ten, so Newcastle have a great chance of scoring today, and I think they’ll take it,

Prediction: Newcastle 2-1 Leicester

Wolves v Southampton

Wolves are starting to look the team everyone thought they would be before the start of the season. Last week at Old Trafford, they were a unit and could have come away with all three points. Southampton capitulated last week at Liverpool and I don’t see them getting anything out of this game.

Prediction: Wolves 3-1 Southampton

Chelsea v Liverpool

These two met in the League Cup at Anfield in the week and Chelsea vectored, but it will be different today. Chelsea dropped points for the first time at West Ham, while Liverpool comfortably beat Southampton. It’s an eagerly awaited clash and one which could be of huge benefit to the blues should the result be a draw, which is what I’m going for.

Prediction: Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool

Cardiff v Burnley

Cardiff were thumped at home to the blues last weekend, while Burnley started to put their early season woes behind them with a 4-0 home win over Bournemouth. Burnley were dumped out of the League Cup at Burton in midweek and will want to make Cardiff suffer. Both are smarting from those defeats so I’m going for a draw in this one as well.

Prediction: Cardiff 1-1 Burnley

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace

The Cherries threw away a two goal lead at home to Blackburn, but prevailed in the last minute, while Palace won comfortably at West Brom in the week. Both teams are mid table, but if Bournemouth win and result elsewhere go their way, they could end up in the top five. I don’t think it will happen though. Bournemouth are the only team in the top half of the table to have a minus goal difference and if Palace get going, they will win.

Prediction: Bournemouth 1-2 Crystal Palace

How did I do last week?

Last week was my second round of predictions this season and again, it was so close for some, not so much for others:

Result My Prediction

Cardiff v City 0-5 0-3

Fulham v Watford 1-1 1-0

Burnley v Bournemouth 4-0 1-2

Crystal Palace v Newcastle 0-0 1-1

Leicester v Huddersfield 3-1 3-0

Liverpool v Southampton 3-0 0-0

Man Utd v Wolves 1-1 2-2

Brighton v Spurs 1-2 1-0

West Ham v Chelsea 0-0 1-1

Arsenal v Everton 2-0 2-0

FINALLY!!!!!!! Thank you Arsenal, not to bad with the draws either, close with the Leicester game and obviously I was hoping City would stop at half time, not complaining though. Let’s see how I do this week.

Enjoy the matches blues.