Friday, 28 September 2012

Premier League Preview

Premier League Preview

Saturday 29th September
Arsenal v Chelsea   KO 12:45
The weekend starts with a London Derby as Chelsea travel to Arsenal. Arsenal are unbeaten in all competitions and their last 2 home games have both ended in 6-1 victories. They have averaged only 0.4 goals against in the league so far. Chelsea are top of the league, unbeaten and have 13 from 15 possible points (the only slip up a 0-0 draw at QPR. Like Arsenal they only concede on average 0.4 goals a game and scored 6 midweek in the cup. They have 4 clean sheets out of 5 games and have only failed to score once this season.
Prediction : 1-2

Everton v Southampton   KO 15:00
3rd place Everton take on Southampton at Goodison Park. The Toffee's will be wanting to bounce back from a disappointing result in the cup at Leeds midweek but are unbeaten at home in all competitions. Everton have yet to concede in the first half and have scored 66% of their goals in the first 45 mins. Southampton had their first league win of the season last time out at home to Villa but are yet to pick a point up away from home. They are averaging 3 goals against every game and conceded the majority of these goals at the end of each half.
Prediction : 2-1

Fulham v Man City   KO 15:00
Fulham welcome current champions Man City to Craven Cottage. Fulham are currently 100% at home scoring 8 and not letting in any goals. They have only let in 1 goal in the second half all season. Man City have scored in every game so far in all competitions but have yet to keep a clean sheet. They are currently unbeaten in the league but have not tasted victory in league and cup since the 1st September.
Prediction : 1-2

Norwich v Liverpool   KO 15:00
Neither of these teams have won in the league so far whilst they are both unbeaten in cup competitions. Norwich have drawn both league games so far but have only scored twice all season home and away. Liverpool have yet to keep a clean sheet this season and have failed to score in the opening 30 mins of a game.
Predictions : 0-1

Reading v Newcastle   KO 15:00
Bottom side Reading have only picked up 1 point from the opening 4 games of the season. They will be in buoyant mood after a 3-2 comeback win at QPR in the cup midweek and will be itching to get their first win of the season. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has just signed a new 8 yr contract and will be looking to reward his employers by extending Newcastle's unbeaten league run, which currently stands at 3. They kept their first clean sheet last time out and will be looking for more of the same against a struggling Reading side.
Prediction : 1-2

Stoke v Swansea   KO 15:00
Stoke may have only lost 1 league game this season but have yet to win in any competition. There aren't many goals when Stoke are around with only one game having more the 2.5 goals. Swansea have not won a league game since 25th August and have lost their last 2 whilst not scoring in either game. The season started well for the Swans who scored 8 without reply in the opening 2 games but have struggled since, scoring 2 and letting in 7.
Prediction : 1-0

Sunderland v Wigan   KO 15:00
Draw specialist Sunderland welcome Wigan to the Stadium of Light. Sunderland are unbeaten this season drawing all 4 league games and winning both cup games. They have yet to score in the second half of a league game this season. Wigan come into the game with no league win in 3 and 2 defeats in the trot, they did have a 4-1 win at West Ham in the cup midweek.
Prediction : 1-1

Man Utd v Tottenham   KO 17:30
The late games sees Tottenham travel north to Old Trafford. Man Utd have won their last 6 league and cup games scoring 15 and conceding 6. They have only kept 1 league clean sheet and have scored in all home games this season. Tottenham have been unbeaten since the opening game of the season with 3 draws and 3 wins in league and cup. They have won their last 2 league games but have yet to keep a clean sheet but have scored in all games.
Prediction : 3-1

Sunday 30th September
Aston Villa v West Brom   KO 12:45

Villa have only won 1 league game this season. They beat Man City midweek in the cup to give them a it of confidence going into this game. They have not scored in the opening 15 minutes of a half in the league. West Brom currently lie 4th and have only lost once in the league so far. They have yet to win away and have scored just the 1 goal on their travels.
Prediction : 1-0

Monday 1st October
QPR v West Ham   KO 12:45

Win less QPR take on a West Ham team unbeaten in 3. QPR fans are yet to see a league goal for their team at Loftus road, whilst West Ham have not scored away this season. Doesn't have the making of a classic this.
Prediction : 0-0

Table and fixtures below:

2Man Utd5401612
4West Brom5311310
7Man City523039
9West Ham522118
14Aston Villa5113-44

Saturday 29th September 2012
Arsenal v Chelsea12:45
Everton v Southampton15:00
Fulham v Man City15:00
Norwich v Liverpool15:00
Reading v Newcastle15:00
Stoke v Swansea15:00
Sunderland v Wigan15:00
Man Utd v Tottenham17:30
Sunday 30th September 2012
Aston Villa v West Brom16:00
Monday 1st October 2012
QPR v West Ham20:00

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