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Todd’s Premier League Picks: Matchweek 4 [updated]

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Todd’s Premier League Picks: Matchweek 4

Time

Home

Score

Score

Away

Final Score

Saturday, September 15, 2012  

7:45 am

Norwich City

1

v

1

West Ham United

 0-0

10:00 am

Arsenal

2

v

2

Southampton

6-1

10:00 am

Aston Villa

0

v

2

Swansea City

 2-0

10:00 am

Fulham

2

v

2

West Bromwich Albion

 3-0

10:00 am

Manchester United

4

v

1

Wigan Athletic

4-0

10:00 am

Queens Park Rangers

1

v

3

Chelsea

 0-0

10:00 am

Stoke City

1

v

3

Manchester City

 1-1

12:30 pm

Sunderland

1

v

0

Liverpool

 1-1
Sunday, September 16, 2012  

11:00 am

Reading

1

v

1

Tottenham

1-3
Monday, September 17, 2012

3:00 am

Everton

1

V

1

Newcastle United

*All times are EST*

 

Some interesting matches to pick in the Barclays Premier League this weekend. Unfortunately for me, I will be missing out on watching matches on Saturday. I will catch up on the highlights later that night

Norwich 1-1 West Ham: I’m picking a draw here due to both teams recently form. West Ham has been looking better than I thought they would, but they just lost Andy Carroll and Norwich has started to pick it up the last 2 weeks.

Arsenal 2-2 Southampton: Yet another tough matchup for Southampton. If they were pitted against lesser opponents to start the season they’d have a lot more than the 0 points they are currently sitting it. I’m picking them to get a draw against Arsenal. It should be a good match all around. Two styles of play that will be interesting to watch.

Southampton will most likely adopt a defend and counter approach while Arsenal will use their typical ball possession and probing to get their goals.

Aston Villa 0-2 Swansea City: I’m expecting Swansea to continue with their impressive start and pick up all 3 points. Villa haven’t looked all that great so far while Swansea’s passing ability coupled with full on attack will break them down.

Fulham 2-2 WBA: Another interesting match-up. I would put both teams on pretty level terms for the moment. Fulham will be missing their midfield presence and will be hoping to get some good service to Berbatov. West Brom will play their typical all-around game. I’m sure that both teams will be going for a win, but a draw is what I see coming.

Manchester United 4-1 Wigan Athletic: Manchester United have been scoring goals and I expect that to continue (with or without van Persie). The international break will surely have broken things up in terms of training, but Sir Alex will be wanting a commanding win. Wigan have always been a tough side to come up against, but I don’t see them being able to hold out against United.

QPR 1-3 Chelsea: Chelsea have been too good to let up now. Their only real test will be whether they get John Terry and Ashley Cole fit for the match. If they don’t, then QPR could sneak in a few goals. Either way, Chelsea will come out on top. The midfield and forward line for the Blues is going to be too much for the Rangers to handle.

Stoke City 1-3 Manchester City: I’m predicting a Michael Owen goal in his Stoke debut. Perhaps that’s partly wishful thinking, but I do think Stoke can get themselves a goal. In the end City are too good a team to let up and I pick them to win this one.

Sunderland 1-0 Liverpool: Martin O’Neill against Brendan Rodgers. O’Neill has the better attacking options and defense at the moment. Liverpool have been slack in defense and profligate in the attack. No matter the score I don’t see Liverpool winning this one and goals will be hard to come by on either end.

Reading 1-1 Tottenham: Two teams gradually moving in opposite directions. I had originally thought that Tottenham would be a strong team. Apparently switching managers hasn’t worked out so well for them. Reading meanwhile have only 1 point, but have not been afraid to go after teams. I’m predicting a draw for this one.

Everton 1-1 Newcastle: Two mid table teams fighting for scraps from the top. It’s too bad they have to fight each, and this match will be a fight. Both teams will be looking to get a win, while playing a tough defense. I’m expecting this one to go down as a hard fought midfield battle ending in a draw.

U.S. fans can enjoy this Barclays Premier League video preview from FOX Soccer:

 

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