THIS WEEKS PREMIER LEAGUE PREDICTIONS
30th & 31st January 2018
Alexis Sanchez has scored seven goals in seven games at Wembley so far in his career, can he get another this week as he heads there once again, this time with his new team mates. That’s right, Sanchez will probably make his Premier League debut for his new club Manchester United against Spurs in the live Premier League match on Wednesday night. He’s already scored seven at the famous old stadium with goals for Chile against England and of course with Arsenal in all their recent trips to Wembley.
Spurs v United is easily the biggest Premier League fixture of then ten happening this week as we play midweek fixtures for the first time since the New Year’s fixtures. Below then are all the games that are being played along with the kick off times, plus our predictions and opinions on each match as well.
TUESDAY 30TH JANUARY
Swansea City 19:45 Arsenal
Swansea are still rock bottom of the Premier League despite a brilliant win at home to Liverpool last Monday and will be confident of getting more points in this game. However, we don’t reckon Wenger will under estimated Carlos Carvalhal’s side and even with no Alexis Sanchez we can see them winning in south Wales.
Swansea 1 v Arsenal 2.
West Ham United 19:45 Crystal Palace
West Ham rested a load of players at the weekend as they lost to Wigan in the FA Cup 4th Round, but all the talk after the game was actually about Arthur Masuaku’s sending off for spitting. As well as both West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold being confronted by angry fans after the game. As for Palace, well they’ve had a right rest with no game since 20th January so will have had time to things on things.
West Ham 0 v Palace 1.
Huddersfield Town 20:00 Liverpool – LIVE ON BT SPORT 1
Friends David Wagner and Jurgen Klopp come up against each once again with Huddersfield desperate for a league win after none in their last six games. As for Klopp, his team is still unpredictable, they beat Everton & Manchester City recently and then lose to Swansea and West Brom. We’re predicting a draw.
Huddersfield 1 v Liverpool 1.
WEDNESDAY 31ST JANUARY
Chelsea 19:45 AFC Bournemouth
With all the talk about Chelsea desperately in need of a striker, I wonder if Eddie Howe will head to Stamford Bridge just looking for a goalless draw. He has history of that, but he actually came away with a win two seasons ago when he did that when Glenn Murray scored a late header to win by one goal to nil. I think Chelsea will just win this one. Chelsea 1 v Bournemouth 0.
Everton 19:45 Leicester City
It’s ninth place Everton against seventh placed Leicester but the gap between the two is actually six points. I’m thinking a draw for this as surely Big Sam’s head will sure be elsewhere with it being Transfer Deadline day? Everton 1 v Leicester 1.
Newcastle United 19:45 Burnley
Just three wins in eight games in all competitions for Newcastle, which is not good enough and why they’re just one point above the relegation zone. Burnley’s record is currently even worse though with no wins in their last eight games as their excellent start to the season is now in the distance past even though they’re safe.
Newcastle 0 v Burnley 0.
Southampton 19:45 Brighton & Hove Albion
Southampton are now on a four game undefeated run and for them at this stage of the season is fantastic. I think they’ll make it five games too, as Brighton’s away record is awful with just two wins and five goals in twelve games.
Southampton 1 v Brighton 0.
Manchester City 20:00 West Bromwich Albion
West Brom’s season is finally starting to getting going after three wins and a draw in their last four games. Enough to beat City at home at though? I doubt it, although if they keep them at bay for long enough you just never know. Man City 2 v WBA 1.
Stoke City 20:00 Watford
Two managers in new jobs as Paul Lambert comes up against Javi Gracia. Anything either team has done so far this season must go out of the window and I’m sure both teams will be attempting to win all three points. Stoke to have the better of it. Stoke City 2 v Watford 1.
Tottenham Hotspur 20:00 Manchester United – LIVE ON BT SPORT 1
Hopefully this will be the best game of all the midweek fixtures but will Jose “park the bus”? I’m not sure he will to be honest, especially with new signing ex-Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez due to make his Premier League debut for his new club. Jose will definitely have to have a plan to keep Harry Kane quiet though. Spurs 1 v Man Utd 2.