Round 7 is nearly upon us, whats going to happen? I have no idea but I’ll try and play Nostradamus anyway!
Man City V Sunderland
Man City host Sunderland in a tight looking game. City has the obvious attacking qualities but have really started to stagnate of late, they usually find a way but they can’t come from behind every week to get a result. Sunderland are tight as a drum right now and well organised, they don’t get many shots on goal but when they do Fletcher usually puts it away. I reckon Sunderland can do enough for a point here… Might give this a 1-1 score line.
Chelsea v Norwich
Chelsea takes on Norwich at the bridge, not much to say here really. Chelsea’s attacking players are really starting to gel with a lot of one touch flicking and passing, they are a bit suspect in defence but still have only conceded one goal in the past 5 matches. Norwich will plug away but probably won’t be able to stop a 3-0 defeat.
Liverpool v Stoke
Liverpool takes on Stoke in a game where Stoke will be typically hard to break down. Suarez was good last week as were Liverpool but this is a different challenge all together. You must keep patient and eventually you will find a way, but I reckon Stokes talls will also find a way through Liverpool’s defence also… 1-1 here.
Swansea v Reading
Swansea takes on Reading in a game they may be able to rekindle their early season form. They seem like a team that has a passing game to bamboozle lesser teams but doesn’t quite stand up to sterner or well organised defences. Reading have been doing just OK, I reckon this one may end in a 3-1 victory to the Swans.
West Brom v QPR
West Brom host QPR who is still yet to win this year, I reckon this trend may continue, The baggies are just too well organised at the minute for QPR to trouble them, and they have some good finishers in attack who should be able to put a couple of goals away, 2-0 to West Brom here.
Wigan v Everton
Everton travel to Wigan… a team that doesn’t play too well at home. Wigan actually played really well last week but got zero reward for their efforts. Everton started the year with a lethal left flank combination but of late the right has really began to pull its weight also, Coleman is showing a bit as well has Miralles…. showing that you can’t just concentrate on Pienaar, Fellaini and Baines. They look good all over the pitch right now; it’s hard to tip against them, 0-2 to the toffees.
West Ham v Arsenal
West ham host Arsenal; I have my doubts that Arsenal can break West Ham down here; the irons have been seriously tight at home. Arsenal gave up two of the dodgiest goals ever last week showing the old set piece fragility all over again. With Carroll back in the West Ham mix you would worry as a Gooner about trying to stop his huge presence all day long. Hard to pick this one, maybe 2-1 to West ham in a bit of an upset.
Southampton v Fulham
Southampton takes on Fulham in a game I find hard to pick. Southampton are great on the fast break but ship far too many goals. Fulham are not great away but have some good attacking talents. I just have a feeling Southampton are about to score a nice win… they have been knocking on the door for a little while, this week I reckon might be the week for a 3-0 win to them with Lambert running riot.
Tottenham v Aston Villa
Rejuvenated Spurs takes on Villa at home. Slowly slowly spurs are getting it together. It was always going to take a little bit of time to adjust to a new game style and to be honest I’m still not sold on them but I reckon they can do enough against a Villa side who are also adjusting to a new game style. It won’t be easy but I’m calling it 1-0
Newcastle v Man United
Finally Newcastle take on a stuttering United at St James. United have been a mess at the back, they have been flaky at best, but you can never discount a side with Rooney and RVP up front. Newcastle are solid at home and I really want to pick them but you don’t often see United lose a few on the trot, I’m willing to back them in to get a result of some kind here.. Even if it’s a draw, OK, 2-2 it is.
So there’s the preview, have I made any howlers? Let me know in the comments,