PREDICTIONS FOR PREMIER LEAGUE GAMEWEEK 2 … !!!

PREMIER LEAGUE 2

Hiee Guys, what a weekend we had on opening day premier league 2. Who would have imagined a maligned hull to beat the defending champions leicester. Unbelievable stuff!!!! Great goals and great games followed. Barkley struck in 5 minutes from a wonderful free kick. Just saw how sublime was the free kick of Xhedran shaqiri. Goals from negredo , capoue, fer, rondon and many more were the highlights. Golden Boot contenders Ibrahimovic and Aguero opened their accounts. Arsenal Liverpool game was a classic in a otherwise dull week. Coutinho free kick is my personal Goal of the week contender. The week was rounded off by a London derby which chelsea won in dying minutes against west ham.

So new week , new hopes!!! My take on all the action which will take place in Gameweek 2

1) MANCHESTER UNITED FC VS SOUTHAMPTON

12:30am OLD TRAFFORD

ref: ANTHONY TAYLOR

LINEUPS:
DE GEA                                      FORSTER
VALENCIA                                   CEDRIC
BAILY                                         FONTE
SMALLING                                  VAN DIJK
SHAW                                        TARGETT
POGBA                                       CLASIE
CARRICK                                    DAVIS
MATA                                         ROMEU
ROONEY                                     TADIC
MARTIAL                                    REDMOND
IBRAHIMOVIC                             LONG
(4-2-3-1)                                   (4-3-1-2)

PREDICTION: Look Who is back. The abandoned son …PAUL POGBA!!!! Oh my…Puel couldn’t have asked for a stronger opponent.
A straight utd victory. Saints should be happy if they lose by 1 goal margin. Nevertheless my overconfidence pissed me
in last week’s opener. But still a man utd victory.
SCORE: UTD 2 – 0 SOT (ibra rooney pogba)
UTD 4 – 1 SOT (ibra rooney martial long)

2)STOKE CITY VS MANCHESTER CITY

5pm BET365  STADIUM

ref: MIKE DEAN

LINEUPS:
BUTLAND                                      CABALLERO
BARDSLEY                                    SAGNA
SHAWCROSS                                STONES
WOLLSHIED                                 OTAMENDI
PIETERS                                       KOLAROV
ALLEN                                          FERNANDINHIO
IMBULA                                        STERLING
ARUNATOVIC                                SILVA
BOJAN                                         DE BRUYNE
SHAQIRI                                      NOLITO
DIOUF                                         AGUERO
(4-2-3-1)                                    (4-1-4-1)
PREDICTION: This fixture has especially been tough for mancity. Still the way they thrashed steua 5-0.. i think they can sneak a win. Early kickoffs have involved goals. So it can be a goalfest. Look out for aguero and sterling …they can form a deadly pair. Stoke should be on defence and hit on counter. It might be a draw
SCORE: STK 1 – 1 MCI (aguero bojan)
STK 1 – 2 MCI (aguero nolito diouf)

3)SWANSEA CITY VS HULL CITY

7:30pm LIBERTY STADIUM

ref: STUART ATWELL

LINEUPS:
FABIANSKI                      JAKUPOVIC
NAUGHTON                     EL MOHAMMADY
FERNANDEZ                    LIVERMORE
AMAT                              DAVIES
KINGSLEY                       ROBERTSON
CORK                             HUDDLESTONE
FER                                CLUCAS
SIGURRDSON                 MEYLER
MONETERO                    SNODGRASS
ROUTLEDGE                   HERNANDEZ
LLORENTE                      DIOMANDE
(4-3-3)                          (4-3-3)

PREDICTION: Interesting match for two unexpected winners. I believe swans can win if they play well and if siggy and montero start the game. But they have to play well. Defensively both sides look weak on paper with hull forcefully fielding a makeshift defence. Hull can also win!!!
SCORE: SWA 1 – 0 HUL (siggy fer hernandez)
SWA 1 – 2 HUL (hernandez snodgrass llorente)

4)TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR VS CRYSTAL PALACE

7:30pm WHITE HART LANE

ref: MICHEAL OLIVER

LINEUPS:
VORM                                    HENNESSEY
WALKER                                WARD
ALDERWEIRELD                     DANN
VERTONGHEN                        DELANEY
ROSE                                    SOUARE
DIER                                     CABAYE
WANYAMA                             LEDLEY
LAMELA                                TOWNSEND
ALLI                                     ZAHA
ERIKSEN                               PUNCHEON
KANE                                   WICKHAM
(4-2-3-1)                             (4-2-3-1)

PREDICTION: London derby no 2. Poor starts to both of them. Spurs are looking spiritless and tired. They seem to have lost that zing. Palace have lost big names Bolaise Jedinak and they dont have a striker. Townsend returns again to his former club. Expect a defensive display . A draw or spurs win.
SCORE: TOT 1 – 1 CPAL (kane townsend)
TOT 2 – 0 CPAL (alli wickham)

5)WATFORD VS CHELSEA

7:30pm VICARAGE ROAD

REF: JOHN MOSS

LINEUPS:
GOMES                            COURTOIS
CATHCART                        IVANOVIC
PRODL                             TERRY
BRITOS                           CAHILL
AMRABAT                        AZPILICUETA
HOLEBAS                        KANTE
CAPOUE                          MATIC
BEHRAMI                        WILLIAN
DOUCOURE                     OSCAR
DEENEY                          HAZARD
IGHALO                          COSTA
(3-5-2)                          (4-2-3-1)
PREDICTION: A chelsea victory for sure. No second thoughts. Just look how Antonio Conte celebrated when costa scored that winning goal that night. It tells a lot about the man and his passion for the club. Surely he will take chelsea a long way ….maybe the title. Watford will be swept aside
SCORE: WAT 0 – 2 CHE (hazard costa willian)
WAT 1 – 3 CHE (deeney hazard)

6)WEST BROM VS EVERTON

7:30pm THE HAWTHORNS

ref: NEIL SWARBRICK
LINEUPS:
FOSTER                     STEKELENBURG
DAWSON                   WILLIAMS
MCAULEY                   FUNES MORI
OLSSON                     JAGIELKA
EVANS                       BAINES
PHILPS                      MACCARTHY
YACOB                       BARRY
FLETCHER                  GUEYE
GARDNER                   BARKLEY
BERAHINO                 DEULOFEU
RONDON                    LUKAKU
(4-4-2)                      (3-5-2)
PREDICTION: Tough to call. Everton looked brilliant in their previous game. It was unfortunate they didnt win.
Even West Brom scuppered a victory. So It looks even. The team which can hold its nerves will win. Everton look
strong ever since Farhad Moshiri has invested . Debut for Bolaise . Can be a draw!!!!
SCORE: WBA 1 – 1 EVE (rondon barkley)
WBA 1 – 3 EVE (berahino deulofeu bolasie)

7)BURNLEY VS LIVERPOOL

7:30pm TURF MOOR

ref: LEE MASON

LINEUPS:
HEATON                   MIGNOLET
LOWTON                  CLYNE
KEANE                     LOVREN
MEE                         KLAVAN
WARD                      MILNER
ARFIELD                  HENDERSON
MARNEY                  WIJNALDUM
DEFOUR                  LALLANA
BOYD                      FIRMINO
GRAY                      COUTINHO
VOKES                    STURRIDGE
(4-4-2)                    (4-2-3-1)
PREDICTION: Aaaaaaaaaahhh….LFC can rip apart burnley if they play to even 50% of the level that they showed against arsenal. Pace , power and lethal attack was how they managed to score 4 goals. Sadio mane will be missed . Sturridge can score. Coutinho was a magician that day and could be lethal at turf moor. Milner should come back. Drop Moreno!!!
Elsewhere expect debut for Steven Defour. Least Burnley can score from Andre Gray!!!!
SCORE: BUN 1 – 2 LIV (gray sturridge coutinho)
BUN 1 – 3 LIV (” wijnaldum)

8)LEICESTER CITY VS ARSENAL

10:30pm KING POWER STADIUM

ref: MARK CLATTENBURG
LINEUPS:
SCHMEICHEL              CECH
SIMPSON                   BELLERIN
HUTH                         KOSCIELNY
MORGAN                    CHAMBERS
FUCHS                       MONREAL
DRINKWATER             XHAKA
MENDY                      CAZORLA
MAHREZ                    WALCOTT
GRAY                        OZIL
VARDY                      SANCHEZ
MUSA                       GIROUD
(4-4-2)                     (4-2-3-1)
PREDICTION: Apparently the only big game of the week. As a matter of fact .. Leicester have never beaten arsenal
in premier league. All Big name gunners should return after their European exertions. Leicester will like a wounded
tiger..craving to hit back. This game for sure wont be a draw. I go with Arsenal!!!!!!!
SCORE: LEI 1 – 2 ARS (vardy sanchez walcott)
LEI 0 – 3 ARS (giroud)

9)SUNDERLAND VS MIDDLESBROUGH

6pm STADIUM OF LIGHT

ref: MARTIN ATKINSON

LINEUPS:
MANNONE                          VALDES
DJILBODJI                          NSUE
KABOUL                             BARRAGAN
KONE                                GIBSON
VAN AANHOLT                    FRIEND
RODWELL                          CLAYTON
JANUZAJ                            DE ROON
WATMORE                          ADOMAH
KHAZRI                             RAMIREZ
DEFOE                              DOWNING
BORINI                             NEGREDO
(4-4-2)                             (4-2-3-1)
PREDICTION: Derby game. Newcastle gone Boro have taken their place. No idea what will happen as you know in derby games. They are full of passion and enthusiasm. Both teams want to win and earn the bragging rights. Predicting this game is like firing in the dark. I choose Boro over Sunderland!!!!
SCORE: SUN 1 – 2 MID (negredo downing defoe)
SUN 1 – 1 MID (“)

10)WEST HAM UNITED VS BOURNEMOUTH

8:30am OLYMPIC STADIUM

ref: CRAIG PAWSON
LINEUPS:
ADRIAN                    BORUC
ANTONIO                  SMITH
COLLINS                   FRANCIS
REID                        COOK
MASUAKU                 DANIELS
NOBLE                      IBE
FEGHOULI                 SURMAN
KOUYATE                  ARTER
PAYET L.                  COOK
CARROLL                 WILSON
VALENCIA                KING
(4-3-3)                    (4-4-2)
PREDICTION: West ham victory no doubt. If you have a doubt…believe me they are going to win
SCORE: WHU 2 – 0 BOU (carroll)
WHU 3 – 1 BOU (ibe)
So this is my verdict on the second weekend action from EPL.
Remember it is an early kickoff on friday night…a new tradition in PL. Excited to see Paul Pogba. Till then Bye Bye.

TABLE                                      1)COUTINHO  2 GOALS

1)MAN UTD       3pts (+2)         1)MARTIAL     2 ASSISTS
2)LIVERPOOL    3pts (+1)            CAZORLA    2 ASSISTS
3)CHELSEA       3pts (+1)
4)HULL CITY     3pts (+1)         1)WEST BROM   1 CS
5)MAN CITY      3pts (+1)            SWANSEA      1 CS
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17)WEST HAM           0pts (-1)
18)BURNLEY             0pts (-1)
19)CRYSTAL PALACE  0pts (-1)
20)BOURNEMOUTH    0pts (-2)

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