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Todd’s Week 25 Picks: Premier League Predictions

Todd’s Week 25 Picks: Premier League Predictions

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 Here are my predictions for Match Day 25 of the EPL. Be sure to check out Week 24 Premier League Predictions and the Premier League Weekly TV Schedule for American audiences.

Time

Home

Score

Score

Away

Final Score

Saturday, March 02, 2013

7:45 am ET

Queens Park Rangers

1

v

1

Norwich City

0 – 0

10:00 am ET

Arsenal

3

v

1

Stoke City

1 – 0

10:00 am ET

Everton

3

v

0

Aston Villa

3 – 3

10:00 am ET

Newcastle United

1

v

2

Chelsea

3 – 2

10:00 am ET

Reading

0

v

0

Sunderland

2 – 1

10:00 am ET

West Ham United

1

v

2

Swansea City

1 – 0

10:00 am ET

Wigan Athletic

2

v

2

Southampton

2 – 2

12:30 pm ET

Fulham

1

v

3

Manchester United

0 – 1

Sunday, February 3, 2013

8:30 am ET

West Bromwich Albion

1

v

2

Tottenham Hotspur

0 – 1

11:00 am ET

Manchester City

1

v

2

Liverpool

2 – 2

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City: QPR’s purchase of Christopher Samba and Loic Remy might just be what they need to propel themselves out of the basement. Samba is a solid defender who could be the leader they have been lacking. Norwich looked better in their midweek draw to Tottenham and would have taken all three points but for Bale’s incredible goal. I’m predicting a draw in this one, most likely low scoring either 0 – 0 or 1 – 1.

QPR (L, W, D, D, D)    1 – 1    Norwich City (L, L, D, L, D)

 

Arsenal v Stoke City: Arsenal’s most recent form has been looking better and especially their attacking threesome of Giroud, Podolski and Walcott. On the other side Stoke’s defense has been leaking goals allowing 16 in their last 6 Premier League matches. It’s always possible that Stoke is able to get back to their former solid defensive ways, but Arsenal seem to be really clicking lately. The tough thing with Arsenal is that they are still extremely inconsistent and could always come out looking like they did in the first half against Liverpool, which is to say, not good. I’m going to predict an Arsenal win considering the recent form of both teams.

Arsenal (D, L, L, W, D)    3 – 1    Stoke (D, L, L, L, D)

 

Everton v Aston Villa: Everton has managed to remain impressive throughout the season. I would say that they have been one of the more consistent teams this year. Aston Villa has continued to slip and the youth of the squad is telling more and more each loss they compile. I don’t see them turning it around against Everton and I’m predicting the Toffees will come away with all three points.

Everton (L, W, D, D, W)    3 – 0    Aston Villa (L, D, L, D, L)

 

Newcastle United v Chelsea:  This is a match-up that could be quite interesting. Chelsea has not been as good as they should be and seem to alternate between playing well and looking poor. Newcastle did look better in their midweek match against Aston Villa, but Chelsea is a much better team that Aston Villa. Chelsea has also been a team that plays better on the road this year. I was debating picking a draw, but I’m going to go with a prediction of a Chelsea win this Saturday.

Newcastle (L, L, D, L, W)    1 – 2    Chelsea (L, W, D, W, D)

 

Reading v Sunderland: It will be interesting to see where Danny Graham fits into Sunderland’s plans as well as the reception he receives from the Black Cats’ fans. Reading and Sunderland have both been playing better lately and I could easily see either team taking all three points. I could especially see Reading getting a win with the help of their new super-sub weapon Adam Le Fondre. Instead I’m predicting a fairly even match ending in a draw.

Reading (W, L, W, W, D)    0 – 0     Sunderland (L, L, W, W, D)

 

West Ham United v Swansea City: The way that West Ham has been playing lately it would be hard for me to pick them as a winner. Swansea hasn’t been quite as dominant recently, but they are still a strong team that should be able to win away. It will be a difficult one for them, but I’m predicting a Swansea win.

West Ham United (W, L, D, L, L)    1 – 2    Swansea (W, D, D, W, D)

 

Wigan Athletic v Southampton: I’m still not quite sure what to think of Southampton under their new manager. The team has seemed to buy into his style and tactics pretty quickly. Wigan has started to pick up some steam and managed a come from behind draw midweek compared to Southampton’s frustrating loss. I’m predicting a share of the spoils in a draw that should be a very entertaining match.

Wigan (W, L, D, L, D)     2 – 2    Southampton (D, W, D, D, L)

 

Fulham v Manchester United: The last two meetings between these teams were quite different despite Manchester United winning them both. The first Premier League match was a 3-2 come from behind win while the FA Cup meeting ended 4-1 with Fulham looking tame. It could be a difficult match for United, but I’m picking them for a win in the end.

Fulham (L, W, D, L, W)    1 – 3    Manchester United (W, W, W, D, W)

 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham: I was debating picking a win for this one, and it still could easily end up that way, but I think Tottenham has the better side at the moment. West Brom has hit a bump and I could see them attempting to control the game, which could be difficult for them. I’m predicting a Spurs win considering their speed and ability, although their current lack of striking options could be a problem.

West Brom (L, L, L, D, L)    1 – 2    Tottenham (W, W, D, D, D)

 

Manchester City v Liverpool: Manchester City seem to be due for a slip up. With Yaya Toure out and Vincent Kompany a doubt, this leaves their defense rather vulnerable against a Liverpool side that gets a lot of chances and is doing better about converting them. If Liverpool get an early lead I would expect them to be able to hold on. Manchester City’s other problem is their inability to score goals. They have managed to stumble along with last minute goals throughout the season, but they have really struggled to get their strikers on the score sheet recently. This is another one that could go either way, but I’m predicting a Liverpool win.

Man City (W, W, W, W, D)    1 – 2    Liverpool (W, W, L, W, D)

 

*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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2 Comments Comments

  1. even as a Liverpool supporter, I think that you are being overly generous with this prediction. They couldn’t even hold a 2-0 scoreline on Arsenal in the midweek match. My prediction is a 1-1 draw. I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t have a lot of faith in them this year.

    • Very true. I think a draw is probably a much safer prediction, but I decided to go with the win for Liverpool based largely on Manchester City’s form and inability to get consistent scoring.

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