Tobi's Premier League Predictions: Match Day 6
Liverpool vs Man Utd (Saturday, 12:30pm)
A big lunch time opener at Anfield probably the oldest premier league rivalry since its inception. Liverpool are facing a load of task of trying to put a halt to the recent form of the Red devils who are still unbeaten along with their City counterpart. Recently Liverpool have been on a slow run of form claiming five points from a possible twelve since their win against Arsenal. They will need all their forward in quick action except they will have to do that without Saido Mane who's out with injury, probably their best player, they will also need an astute defence to annul the array of brilliance in the forward line of a United team who have been dominant in their games all season. The array of brilliant options on all folds have projected the Manchester side on a winning ride despite losing Pogba to injury and more recently Fellaini have been added to the list as well. It will also be a battle of the manager's decisive touch that will add up to make a result for either team.
Liverpool 1:2 Man Utd
Burnley vs West Ham (Saturday, 3pm)
Sean Dyche have done a great job this season with a balanced team whom will present great opposition for any team presently. They were even more brilliant against Everton in their last match and deservingly got a win through a beautifully orchestrated 23-pass team goal. Wood has been the big man in the attack, holding up play for other players to come in. West Ham got a good result too against the Swans thanks to a late goal by Sakho who came on for Hernandez in the second half. Javier Hernandez will have to start scoring the goals he's known for or he should be ready to lose his guaranteed start to the Senegalese.
Burnley 2:1 West Ham
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea (Saturday, 3pm)
Roy Hodgson will be delighted for having Wilfred Zaha back in training, he seems to be the only solution to their obvious problem of failing to find the back of the net this season and with Benteke still out with injury. Crystal Palace will be hoping for some miracle against the champions who also have some major injuries of their own. The blues have Morata and Kante on the injury list and Conte will have to be contented with having Batshuayi as his main striker else risk the consequences of lacking the free flowing football that is needed for a false nine attack.
Crystal Palace 0:2 Chelsea
Man City vs Stoke City (Saturday, 3pm)
You can expect another breathtaking display from the sky blues and they are now becoming a true Pep Guardiola side who are fast playing possession football cum attack, with David Silva and De Bruyne at the fulcrum. They are becoming a dream side and they are certain to play their style against Stoke who also got a result against the saints. Stoke City will have to up their game to get a result at the Etihad and they have to make full use of Sergio Aguero's absence to inspire a result. The attacking play comprising of Choupo Mouting, Berahino, Shaqiri and Diouf should present quality opposition in the big games like they've been this season except for the Chelsea game. It will be a huge task for them to cut out the play of Man City especially at the Etihad.
Man City 3:1 Stoke City
Swansea vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 3pm)
Both teams are really not up to their desired standard yet and much is expected of Swansea the most to get a result at home. Much has not been working for the Swans this term with series of poor results coming their way, much is vested on the team to get all three points in this game. Huddersfield have been rather on the downturn since their brilliant start to the campaign, though their recent lost to an inform Spurs side will be forgiven and they will need to get their acts right with this game which presents a good opportunity for three points for them as well.
Swansea 1:2 Huddersfield
Tottenham vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm)
Tottenham are one of the most in form team in the EPL at the moment and Harry Kane is arguably the most in form striker in the league right now, this is a fact and the world knows it. Bournemouth is also known for playing good football, so this game promises so much goals and Spurs will be the likely winner, except that Tottenham are playing at their new home where they are still yet to record an home win in the league, reminds one of the much talked about Wembley curse. This is a good game to break that burden or is there truly a curse?
Tottenham 3:1 Bournemouth
Watford vs Arsenal (Saturday, 5:30pm)
This is a game that will be a true reflection of what most managers fear from their players going off on international break and Arsenal is the victim here. Watford is losing only Nathaniel Chalobah to injury and you can expect them to put up a fight with the ever brilliant Richarlison. Arsenal have loads of problems ranging from injuries to disappointments. They have Kolasinac, Mustafi and Koscielny out with injury, Sanchez will still be bitter about his country's non participation in the world cup, which makes Wenger's work even harder in this game and Watford are known to be a resilient and disciplined team and getting a result will be their favored option.
Watford 2:1 Arsenal
Brighton vs Everton (Sunday, 1:30pm)
Without the recent Everton downslope this would have been a game difficult for Brighton to handle but the case is not so anymore and Brighton will going into this game with high morale for a win despite recently losing to Arsenal. Everton on their own are not up to their own standard of the past seasons and Ronald Koeman's job will certainly be on the line if they fail to muster a win in this game. They have to beat up the midfield to play good football and to get a win against Brighton and if they play less like they have been playing this season, expect Brighton to get a result. Brighton 1:2 Everton
Southampton vs Newcastle (Sunday, 4pm)
Southampton like Everton aren't exactly where you now find them on the table, they've have been so much disorderliness in their play and much unlike they are known for, they are no more playing the attacking football of the past, so much for selling a bunch of their academy products. They will be playing a Newcastle side who are also not very productive either but largely dependent on their manager's brilliance and instruction, so much for making less use of the transfer window. It will also be an encounter of few goals and the manager's experience might be called into play at some point.
Southampton 0:1 Newcastle
Leicester City vs West Brom (Monday, 8pm)
Leicester City are playing poor football definitely but the time is now to start racking up their points as they've easily played most of their difficult games which is no good excuse for a win all season though. Vardy and Okazaki are also probably not getting something right, so now is time to bring on Kelechi Iheanacho because the team have struggled too much. West Brom will also be determined to get a result here despite their own shortcomings too as they have failed to register a win in their last five games since their win at Burnley.
Leicester 2:1 West Brom