This week’s predictions for the Saturday’s Premier League fixtures come courtesy of Jack Cahill. Every week we will be taking turns to predict upcoming games and use these predictions to play Sky’s Super 6.
Villa 1-1 Norwich
Villa are basically already playing in the Championship. My advice would be to let the players take a leave of absence and sign Micah Richards up for the UFC to try and recoup the inevitable losses of this season. Norwich are on a streak of four losses and even though they’ll fancy Villa, I don’t see it happening. A draw seems likely from two teams likely to be propping up the other 18 teams come the end of the season.
Liverpool 2-1 Sunderland
Liverpool are shaky at home when they can’t employ Klopp’s high-pressure ‘gegenpressing’. They’ll be allowed to boss possession and generally speaking this is not something that Liverpool consistently take advantage of. Sunderland are a poor team mired in yet another relegation battle. Their relationship with the Championship has become a bit ‘will they won’t they’ over the last few years. A bit like a rom-com but generally people invest in films and nobody has invested sincerely in Sunderland since Adam Sandler was funny.
Newcastle 0-0 West Brom
Even though my beloved Andros Townsend has recently moved to the land of the Geordie, the chances of either of these teams scoring seems almost comically low to me. Newcastle seem to be without a decent no.9 for the first time since the days of Shearer and the current crop couldn’t hit water if they collectively fell out of a boat. Similarly, West Brom have only scored 1 in their last 3 and by all accounts, most of the Baggies would have trouble scoring in a brothel. The sooner they can get young Berahino playing consistent football the better for the cap-wearing Pulis.
0-0 written all over it.
Stoke 3-2 Everton
This has all the makings of an absolute belter of a game! Everton couldn’t keep a clean sheet if they were sponsored by Vanish. Nevertheless, it has made for amazing viewing watching them regularly concede and/or score 3 week in week out.
Stoke seem to be losing form despite previously flourishing in the midst of a genuine transition in playing style. Conceding 3 to an embarrassingly goal-shy Man United team could spur them on to putting a few past Everton’s leaky defence. I predict goals. Goals I say!
Swansea 2-0 Crystal Palace
Palace have been flailing in the league a touch of late. Swansea haven’t really. 2-0 to the criminally Garry Monkless Swans.
Spurs 3-1 Watford
Spurs have been impressive recently and look almost certain to book a top 4 spot in what has been the weirdest Premier League season of my young but enviably enjoyable existence on this planet. Like I said in the podcast, Watford always score so I reckon they’ll bag one while Spurs dominate with the devilish good looks of Pochettino and a childish wave of Dele Alli’s hand.
Harry Kane is still a very good striker but don’t remind the English press or they’ll spook him before the Euros. Shhh!
Throw a few quid on it and I’ll meet you for pints after. Sound.