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Earlier on today I stated that I believe that the majority of this weekend’s Premier League matches will end with victories for the home teams.
In part two I will look at and give my predictions for the remaining matches that take place over the weekend, where I believe the home team will take all three points.
Swansea Vs Newcastle
Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew, will under even more pressure this weekend following last week’s defeat away to Stoke. That result left Newcastle second from bottom, having not won a league game in six attempts. The fans have started a campaign to try and force owner Mike Ashley into sacking Pardew and as every game goes by he has to surely be edging closer to his P45. Newcastle have been poor all season and never really look like much of threat going forward.
Swansea go into this match sitting comfortable in fifth place after a great start to the season. The Welsh club won their opening three games, including victory at Old Trafford, and have since thrashed Everton 3-0 in the Capital One Cup. Swansea have won four out of their last five home matches and have also won their previous four games against Newcastle. I expect this match to be quite an easy one for Swansea and Mr Pardew could find himself under even more pressure from the Toon Army.
Prediction – 2-0
Manchester United Vs Everton
Despite all of the doom and gloom surrounding Manchester United right now I actually think that they are in an okay position. United are currently seventh, just two points behind the top four, which lets face it has to be the ultimate aim for the season. Last week’s hard-fought win over West Ham could prove to be soo important for United’s season, especially following the Leicester City shambles.
As for Everton, they have had their worst start to a Premier League campaign since the 2010/11 season, picking up just one win from their opening six games. Again, just as with United’s last match, Phil Jagielka’s last minute thunderbolt against Liverpool may prove to be vital to their season. Both teams are frail at the back, with Everton conceding 10 goals so far this season. I expect this game to be full of goals at both ends but the quality of Angel Di Maria and Radamal Falcao should give United the win.
Prediction – 4-2
Chelsea Vs Arsenal
Chelsea have been on fire this season and it took a late goal from one of their own legends last weekend to stop from having a 100% record going into this match. New signings, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, have really made a difference and this Chelsea team has improved soo much since last season. Costa already has eight goals in the league this season, whilst Fabregas has been instrumental in midfield. In total Chelsea have scored 19 goals already and are definitely favourites for the title.
Arsenal have had a mixed start to the season and have again been plagued with injuries. Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey have joined the likes of Oliver Giroud and Mathieu Debuchy on the side-lines, with Aleix Sanchez also picking up a knock in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Galatasaray. Danny Welbeck will be full of confidence but given the fact that Arsene Wenger has failed to beat a Jose Mourinho side in 11 attempts, along with the psychological advantage Chelsea have over Arsenal after last season’s 6-0 humiliation means that there can only be one winner.
Prediction – 2-1
West Ham Vs QPR
You would back the team who play QPR as a winner most weekends, especially if Harry Redknapp’s men are away from home. Rangers have lost all three of their away games this season, including two 4-0 defeats against Tottenham and Manchester United. QPR have yet to impress this season, despite their financial backing in the transfer market.
West Ham will go into the match full of confidence after their 3-1 win over Liverpool last time out and they will be looking to carry on their momentum after a stop-start season so far. The Hammers have bought well over the summer and look more dangerous going forward compared to last season. Alex Song and Enner Valencia have both adapted to the pace of the Premier League straight away and as we saw at the World Cup, you don’t want to be giving Valencia many clear chances.
Prediction – 2-0
Do you agree with me? Tell me what your predictions are for the Premier League matches this weekend!