Premier League predictions: Week 12

Points scoredAfter some long weeks out, Ewan and Ben return to fight for Premier League prediction supremacy. Struggling so far with an average of just 13, Ben will need to pull it out of the bag this weekend to overtake Ewan’s more consistent scores.
Ben is in Blue, and Ewan in Black.

 

Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal
Man Utd 2-1 Arsenal

Arsene Wenger will have been frustrated to drop points in the North London derby last time out, such is the exhilarating pace of this title race already. This will surely be another tough match for the Gunners who face a United side that finally clicked into gear in their comfortable 3-1 win in Swansea. Can Mourinho’s dominance over Wenger continue?

Crystal Palace 0-3 Man City
Crystal Palace 1-3 Man City

After a long spell of bad luck Sergio Aguero is back with a bang. Two goals and an assist against West Brom and a goal the following week against a hard fighting Middlesbrough makes me confident that he can carry his side to a win against high scoring, high conceding Crystal Palace.

Everton 3-1 Swansea
Everton 2-1 Swansea

The Toffees were humiliated by Chelsea before the break, and Ronald Koeman will be expecting a vastly improved performance from his team this weekend. Eyes will be on Lukaku who has shown his lethal best this season, with 7 goals, but was tamed at the Bridge. Everton expects, Romelu.

Southampton 2-2 Liverpool
Southampton 1-2 Liverpool

Liverpool have arguably the best attack in the League at the moment, it is only their defensive record that could be the factor of their demise. A trip to the St Marys is what their current rivals at the top Chelsea had to face when they got a 2-0 win.

Stoke 2-0 Bournemouth
Stoke 1-1 Bournemouth

Stoke are unbeaten in their last 6, and are now showing signs of last season’s class. Bournemouth, however, are winless in their last three. 12th takes on 13th this Saturday, and a Potters victory seems most likely to me.

Sunderland 1-1 Hull
Sunderland 1-1 Hull

Both these teams are playing exceedingly boring football. I see this being an extremely scrappy 1-1 with a failed bicycle kick goal and a Jermaine Defoe penalty (mark my words).

Watford 1-2 Leicester
Watford 1-1 Leicester

Leicester’s thrilling Champions League success has not been replicated in the league so far this season, and a home loss to West Brom last time out will not have left spirits high in Ranieri’s dressing room. But Watford were dire in their 6-1 thrashing at Anfield, and so a victory for the Foxes has to be expected.

Tottenham 2-0 West Ham
Tottenham 2-2 West Ham

West Ham have been the most the most disappointing team so far wading in deep waters at the bottom of the table. Spurs are once again on fine form but I foresee them being held by the Hammers.

Middlesbrough 0-2 Chelsea
Middlesbrough 0-6

After league 5 matches of playing in a 3-4-3 system under Antonio Conte, Chelsea have recorded 5 wins, 5 clean sheets, and a total of 16 goals. They now lie just one point of the top spot. The Blues are simply playing fantastic football at the moment – the best ever seen in the Premier League according to MOTD commentator John Motson. And, based on the 5-0 romp of Everton two weeks ago, it is hard to disagree. I can only see this golden run continuing.

West Brom 0-0 Burnley
West Brom 0-1 Burnley

Burnley’s Tom Heaton has been in fine form, but conceded two late goals to Spain in his international debut. I still think he will provide goalkeeping heroics in this one and with the rise in form of Sam Vokes I can see them grabbing a goal.