This week’s predictions for the Saturday’s Premier League fixtures come courtesy of David Smith. Every week we will be taking turns to predict upcoming games and use these predictions to play Sky’s Super 6.
Aston Villa 2-2 Watford
Sauce loving, jive turkey Jack Grealish has been left out this weekend, so even if this prediction doesn’t come true, we can take a smug sense of happiness from the fact that his International career is on hold for the foreseeable future. Fingers crossed he’ll be holidaying in Blackpool next summer instead of kitting out in Bordeaux.
AFC Bournemouth 0-2 Everton
Everton were firing on all cylinders last weekend and I reckon Bournemouth’s leaky defense won’t stop their rich vein of goal-scoring form. Barkley and the boys can terrorise any back four on their day. Bournemouth beware.
Crystal Palace 1-0 Newcastle
Will Pardew be the next nail in his former Newcastle’s coffin? Probably. Admittedly, Palace have been better on the road this year, but it’s hard to look past the home side when they take on the Magpies at a hopping Selhurst Park. Yohan Cabaye to bag the winner and sink his old outfit, almost 23/1 with PaddyPower.
Manchester City 3-1 Southampton
To say City have had a bad week would be an understatement. Surely it can’t get any worse? If City are serious about winning the league this year then this is the perfect opportunity to get back on track. This week’s podcast included a berating of Sterling’s poor performances. I’d argue last night dispels any doubt over the comments made.
Sunderland 1-2 Stoke City
One to set the pulses racing. Sunderland welcome Mark Hughes’ Potters to the Stadium of Light off the back of beating Palace last Monday night. Big Sam’s relegation resistance may take a back seat this weekend, I’m calling Stoke as victors.
Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Birmingham City
A tasty Championship clash is thrown in the mix this week. The perfect obstacle blocking our path to winning £250,000. The seaside outfit have had a bright beginning to their 2015/16 campaign and currently sit 2nd in the league. The Seagulls acquired Man United’s finest striking option, James Wilson, on loan this week. Fancy him to score on his debut? 11/2 with PaddyPower. No brainer, 2 nil. Show me the money.
The above results give you an accumulator at 94/1 with PaddyPower, while backing each of the above scores returns odds of 487,000/1.
The most modest returns to be selected yet. 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.