This week’s predictions for the Saturday’s Premier League fixtures come courtesy of Davy Gorman. Every week we will be taking turns to predict upcoming games and use these predictions to play Sky’s Super 6.
Arsenal 2-0 Sunderland
On paper it looks like a relatively straightforward 3 points for the Gunners, but then again so did their 2 previous fixtures. Third time’s a charm though and surely Wenger’s men will pull themselves out of the hole they dug in November.
Manchester United 1-1 West Ham
“Boring, boring Man United” have been the taunts of late. That could all change though with the under-performing Rooney set to miss this game through injury, forcing Van Gaal to start with a pacier front 3. West Ham have been solid away from home this season and that their confidence against the top clubs should see them grab a share of the spoils.
Southampton 2-1 Aston Villa
The Saints were marched out of St. Mary’s midweek with their tails between their legs after a 6-1 thumping from Liverpool in the Capital One Cup. Unlike Liverpool, Villa are on a slippery slope and their downward spiral could continue this weekend. Don’t expect them to go down without a fight though. En Garde.
Swansea 2-2 Leicester
Pick of the week for sure, two attack-minded teams and hopefully plenty of goals to go with it. I’m backing Vardy to extend his run of goalscoring, but siding with Swansea to take the Foxes back a peg and hold them to a draw.
Watford 1-1 Norwich
Last game on Match of the Day tonight I’d imagine. Both sides are enjoying decent spells at the minute, but given the 6-point nature of this tie a cagey affair is to be anticipated. Draw written all over it for me.
West Bromwich Albion 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur
Poch has Spurs firing on all cylinders. The North Londoners are unbeaten since the first day of the season and have looked increasingly better since then. Much has been made of the Argentinian gaffer and his style of play, but what about that haircut of his? Could set your watch to it. Spurs to win with relative ease.
The above results give you an accumulator at 176/1 with PaddyPower, while backing each of the above scores returns odds of 487,000/1.
The most modest returns we’ve had for score predictions thus far. That probably says more about David and Ronan’s guesses than anything else though. Nine minutes is the furthest we’ve gone in Super 6 to date, fingers crossed we go to half-time this week.