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Premier League Predictions: Todd’s EPL Picks for Week 15

Here are my predictions for Week 15 of the English Premier League. Be sure to check out Week 14 Premier League Predictions and the Premier League Weekly TV Schedule for American audiences.

 

Time

Home

Score

Score

Away

Stadium

Final Score

Saturday, December 01, 2012

7:45 am ET

West Ham United

1

v

1

Chelsea

Upton Park

3 – 1

10:00 am ET

Arsenal

1

v

2

Swansea City

Emirates Stadium

0 – 2

10:00 am ET

Fulham

0

v

2

Tottenham

Craven Cottage

0 – 3

10:00 am ET

Liverpool

2

v

1

Southampton

Anfield

1 – 0

10:00 am ET

Manchester City

2

v

1

Everton

Etihad Stadium

1 – 1

10:00 am ET

QPR

1

v

1

Aston Villa

Loftus Road

1 – 1

10:00 am ET

West Bromwich Albion

2

v

0

Stoke City

The Hawthorns

0 – 1

12:30 am ET

Reading

0

v

2

Manchester United

Madejski Stadium

3 – 4

Sunday, December 02, 2012

11:00 am ET

Norwich City

2

v

1

Sunderland

Carrow Road

2 – 1
Monday, December 03, 2012

3:00 am ET

Newcastle United

2

v

1

Wigan Athletic

St. James’ Park

 3 – 0

Saturday, December 01, 2012

West Ham United v Chelsea: West Ham put in a good match against Manchester United midweek. They made it a very difficult match and took some good chances. Against Chelsea at home I’m giving them a chance at a result. Chelsea will be without both John Terry and David Luiz at the center of their defense which could increase West Ham’s chances of scoring a goal. West Ham also has a positive goal difference at home. I’m picking a share of the spoils for this London derby. A Chelsea win wouldn’t be out of the question, but their recent form is going against them, that and their lack of a striker who can get the job done.

West Ham United (D, W, D, L, L)                    Chelsea (D, D, L, D, D)

Arsenal v Swansea City: I am hoping to be able to follow this match because it should be a good one to watch. Both teams play some nice football to watch, although the results haven’t been working out so well for Arsenal. I’m very tempted to pick Swansea in this one. They have been playing the better football lately with Arsenal’s most recent win coming mostly due to playing a Tottenham side down to ten men. Arsenal has played better at home so there is the chance to pick up a win this weekend. Swansea’s recent form has been quite good so I would not be surprised if they pick up all 3 points. I was going to go with the safe pick and say a draw for this one, but after thinking about it I’m going to predict a Swansea win. Arsenal has allowed a fair amount of goals at home and losing Koscielny at the back will be a loss for them.

Arsenal (L, D, W, D, D)                  Swansea City (D, D, W, D, W)

 

Fulham v Tottenham: This will be a very interesting London derby. Particularly following Clint Dempsey’s move across the city and his recent comments being construed as a slight against his former employers’ valuation of his abilities. Recent form is certainly on Tottenham’s side for this one. I think that Tottenham will keep their win streak going and predicting them to take the points here. Without Bryan Ruiz in the side, Dimitar Berbatov has looked pretty lonely up front.

Fulham (D, D, L, L, D)                    Tottenham (L, L, L, W, W)


Liverpool v Southampton: Tough match to call. Liverpool’s form has been so up and down this season. The safest pick would be a draw here and it’s going to be hard to say which way this one will go. Southampton has shored up their defense lately, but they always look like they could give up several goals. Southampton could snag a goal on a counter attack since Liverpool will most likely play possession ball. I’m still going to predict a win, but it could be a very close match.

Liverpool (D, D, W, D, L)               Southampton (L, L, D, W, W)


Manchester City v Everton: Everton are starting to get hit hard by the injuries. Darron Gibson should be fit again, but the loss of Leighton Baines is a pretty massive blow for them. Everton does still have an attacking threat in Fellaini, Naismith and Jelavic, but really need their midfield to step it up without Baines and Neville in support. Manchester City continues with their undefeated run to start the season and I’m sure it won’t end this weekend. I’m predicting a Manchester City win, though I don’t think it will be all that comfortable.

Manchester City (D, W, W, D, W)            Everton (D, W, L, D, D)


Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa: Another tough one to call. QPR are desperate for results and particularly a win. They have shown much better spirit in their past two matches and the addition of Harry Redknapp is going to be huge for them. Paul Lambert’s team has been hovering just above the drop zone and they have really struggled away from Villa Park with only 1 win and 1 draw away. Their -11 goal difference is all to be gotten from their away form. With this in mind, they have been playing better recently so this could be a very close, hard fought match. Due to this I’m predicting a draw, low scoring and quite possibly goalless.

Queens Park Rangers (D, L, L, L, D)                 Aston Villa   (W, L, L, D, W)


West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City: Two in form sides meeting will make for a good match. West Brom may have slipped up against Swansea, but the way the Swans started that match, few teams would’ve been able to get a result that day. Stoke is a team that has yet to win away from home. They have a tendency to sit back and go for a draw while on the road (with the exception of their match at Old Trafford anyway). On the road they are 0-4-3 with a -4 goal difference. West Brom is 6-0-1 at home with a +9 goal difference. The stats all point to a West Brom win and I am going to go along with this with a West Brom win as my prediction.

West Brom (W, W, W, W, L)              Stoke City (L, W, D, W, W)


Reading v Manchester United: Top of the league Manchester United travel to Reading in hopes of keeping a second straight clean sheet. They have not looked outstanding by any means, but do enough to win. Manchester United is the only team this season without a draw so far and I don’t see that happening on Saturday. Reading is another team that has been very inconsistent with their performances. They aren’t that great at home (1-4-1 with a -1 goal difference) while United has done well enough away (5-0-2 and a +5 goal difference). Reading’s recent performances have been frustrating and this has shown in their front line. I do think United will outgun them and come out on top. It might not be pretty to watch, but they know how to grind out results when they need to. The final prediction here is a Manchester United win.

Reading (D, D, W, L, L)                 Manchester United        (W, W, L, W, W)

 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Norwich City v Sunderland: Norwich and Sunderland have been headed in opposite directions this season. Sunderland looked destined for a relegation battle while Norwich have been slowly climbing the table. Sunderland has 3 players who are questionable for Sunday in Lee Cattermole, John O’Shea and James McFadden. Norwich’s biggest concern will be the loss of Jonh Ruddy who has kept them in so many matches this season (especially against Manchester United) which could be what Sunderland needs to get into this match. I do think that Norwich will get the win at home and sink Sunderland even further into their troubles.

Norwich City (W, D, W, D, D)                  Sunderland  (L, L, W, L, D)


Monday, December 3, 2012

            Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic: I’m going to come out and predict a Wigan away win right here. Coloccini’s return to this side might be the difference and could mean a draw or Newcastle win, but they are another team that injuries have decimated. They also no longer have the same surprise factor as they did last year. Wigan played very well midweek against Manchester City only really falling apart for a short period of time just before the 70th minute. If Wigan can get an early goal, that could be all the difference needed.

Newcastle United (D, L, L, L, L)              Wigan Athletic (W, L, L, W, L)

*W/D/L stats are based on the past 5 Premier League competitions

Let me know what you think. Do you think I picked them right? Any changes you would make?

 

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