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The Weekend Predictions

What's coming up in footy this weekend?

Posted Sep 24, 2010 by Shaun Edwards

Man City V Chelsea.  This is going to be a glorious game, simply to see just how the big spenders at City fare when they come up against real class.  Expect a lesson to be taught to City about the difference between teamwork and money. Chelsea to win.

Arsenal v West Brom.  This isn’t going to end very well for West Brom, I’m afraid.  Wenger’s side have been looking very good so far, and despite their boss’s whinging about football still being a contact sport the Gunners won’t have much trouble putting away the Baggies.

Birmingham v Wigan.  Following their capitulation at West Brom last week, Birmingham will be at their lowest ebb for a while.  This is good news for Roberto Martinez’s Wigan, who would have had a lot of trouble dealing with McLeish’s side otherwise.  I think Wigan will be able to claim a draw here.

Blackpool v Blackburn.  It’s going to be interesting to see just how Blackpool’s own brand of sexy football stands up against big Sam’s bruisers.  Following their defeat by Chelsea, Ian Holloway won’t be putting out a defensive game again, and the Seasiders will be all over Rovers.  I think Blackpool will win this one.

Fulham v Everton.  Both of these sides have been temperamental so far this season, which makes this one a little difficult to call.  Mark Hughes will no doubt be fuming after losing to Stoke in the league cup, and with Bobby Zamora out for a few months, I have a feeling Everton will edge this.

Liverpool v Sunderland.  Liverpool are in deep, deep trouble at the moment.  Roy Hodgson desperately needs a win, but will he get one here?  You’d hope so, but there’s no guarantee of it.  With Sunderland looking scrappy all season, I think they’ll be able to come away from Anfield with a point.

West Ham v Tottenham.  Having been eliminated from the League Cup, Spurs will be looking to get back on track against Grant’s struggling Hammers.  The simple fact is that Redknapp’s team are currently suffering due to a heavier match schedule than they’re used to, so Grant’s side might just sneak a drawer here.

Bolton v Man Utd.  With one eye on Valencia midweek, it’s perfectly possible that Sir Alex might rest Rooney or Berbatov for this match.  However, with Ferdinand back in the side and Van Der Sar rested since last weekend I think Bolton will struggle to break the United back four down.  1-0 to United.

Wolves v Villa.  Hopefully we’ll see the first hints at Gerard Houllier’s new reign start to show against Wolves, who have been no pushovers so far this year.  Villa have been struggling to find any sort of incisiveness in their attack, but I think the boost from the new manager will be enough to give them the win.

Newcastle v Stoke.  A definite six pointer at St James Park will see Newcastle on a high after knocking out Chelsea in the league cup mid-week.  Stoke, though, are battlers and will take a lot of breaking down.  I think this one will be a draw.

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