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Premier League Predictions: Todd’s EPL Picks for Week 7

Premier League Predictions: Todd’s EPL Picks for Week 7

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Here are my predictions for Week 7 of the English Premier League. EPL match fixtures for the weekend of October 6 and 7.

*Updated Sunday, October 7 with final scores: Result – 6 – 4.

Time

Home

Score

Score

Away

Stadium

Final Score

Saturday, October 6, 2012

7:45 am ET

Manchester City

2

v

0

Sunderland

Etihad

3 – 0

10:00 am ET

Chelsea

4

V

0

Norwich City

Stamford Bridge

4 -1

10:00 am ET

Swansea City

1

V

1

Reading

Liberty Stadium

2 – 2

10:00 am ET

West Bromwich Albion

2

V

1

Queens Park Rangers

The Hawthorns

3 – 2

10:00 am ET

Wigan Athletic

0

V

2

Everton

DW Stadium

2 – 2

12:30 pm ET

West Ham United

1

V

1

Arsenal

Upton Park

1 – 3

Sunday, October 7, 2012

8:30 am ET

Southampton

2

V

3

Fulham

St. Mary’s

2 – 2

10:00 am ET

Liverpool

2

V

1

Stoke City

Anfield

0 – 0

10:00 am ET

Tottenham Hotspur

3

V

0

Aston Villa

White Hart Lane

2 – 0

11:00 am ET

Newcastle United

2

V

3

Manchester United

St. James’ Park/Sports Direct Arena

0 – 3

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Manchester City 2 – 1 Sunderland: Man City should be able to pick up all three points at home. They haven’t been exactly free scoring this season and have been leaking goals due to defensive errors. Despite this Sunderland will most likely be going in looking to sit back and counter which City has shown they are able to break down. If Sunderland are willing to take risks and go with a more attacking focus they could make it interesting.

Chelsea 4 – 0 Norwich City: If Chelsea do not get full points at home to a struggling Norwich then I will be very surprised. Chelsea have had some fluctuating performances this year, but their midweek Champions League win should be a good springboard for a win on the weekend.

Swansea City 1 – 1 Reading:  I’m predicting a draw here since both teams have been struggling. Reading is still lacking with their defensive setup, but have been able to score some goals. Swansea has been not been able to score a goal in the Premier League since their 2-2 draw against Sunderland way back on September 1st.

West Bromwich Albion 2 – 1 Queens Park Rangers: West Brom’s performances have been up and down this season, but they have not shown the lackluster performances churned out by QPR. QPR have become perhaps the biggest flop to start the season based on the amount they spent in the summer transfer window and the 2 points they have managed in 6 games to leave them bottom of the table. Perhaps if they live up to their own hype they might be able to eek out a draw, but I don’t see them winning.

Wigan Athletic 0 – 2 Everton: Everton are currently sitting 2nd in the table (behind Chelsea) on 13 points so far. They are certainly in form with back to back solid wins in the Premier League and scoring 3 goals in each win. Wigan, meanwhile, have been struggling in league with only 4 points in 6 games with 1 win and 1 draw. Everton have been a very strong, in-form side and will continue their form with a win over Wigan.

West Ham United 1 – 1 Arsenal: I’m predicting this will be a very tricky match for Arsenal. I’m picking a draw here, but feel that it could go either way. West Ham is yet another unpredictable side that could surprise Arsenal and get the win, or could give up several goals. I suppose I’m taking the safe pick in choosing a draw, but I think that is the most realistic expectation.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Southampton 2 – 3 Fulham:  Southampton seems to be finally finding their scoring boots, but Fulham has had theirs on longer. Fulham really missed having Berbatov in the lineup last week. If they are able to bring him back then this should be a win for them, if they do not have him back then I wouldn’t be so confident in them getting a win and might pick a draw instead.

Liverpool 2 – 1 Stoke City: Despite Liverpool’s horrid start to the season they appear to have turned the corner. They had a great win last week over Norwich and, despite the loss, outplayed Manchester United the week before. They are still weak defensively so Stoke could always grab a goal or 2 on the break, but with Liverpool’s new possession oriented game it might be hard. Liverpool should get all 3 points here.

Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 0 Aston Villa: Aston Villa are going to have a difficult time dealing with a very in-form Tottenham. They may have started slowly and given manager Villas Boas a hard time, but now that they are getting more time as a team they are really starting to show what they can do. Their tactical win over Manchester United last week was deserved and that gives them 3 wins in a row. It may end up being closer than I predict, but Tottenham at home will win.

Newcastle United 2 – 3 Manchester United:  I’m very wary of predicting anything in this one. Yes, Manchester United beat Newcastle in the Capital One Cup, but this is a completely different competition. Rooney’s return from injury will be a big boost for them, but they have struggled more in the center of midfield as opposed to scoring options. Perhaps Darren Fletcher will start and help to shore up this area. If Man United are able to get themselves going forward they should be able to score more than Newcastle United, but Newcastle are another quick team that could easily steal points here. Win, draw, loss, it could go any which way in this match-up.

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