EPL Week 7 Predictions: X-Factor Forwards Sure to Succeed in Front of Goal
With the season already coming up to the quarter mark, a sample of Premier League attackers have already gone about settling into a scoring groove.
Daniel Sturridge, Christian Benteke and Olivier Giroud have been particular highlights so far this term, but are the trio the only ones likely to add to their tallies?
With this weekend’s fixtures comes the next opportunity for the top attackers to add another notch to their belt, some having a better opportunity on their hands than others.
|Saturday, October 5||Time||Prediction|
|Manchester City vs. Everton||12:45 p.m. BST/7:45 ET||2-1|
|Cardiff City vs. Newcastle United||3 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ET||1-1|
|Fulham vs. Stoke City||3 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ET||1-1|
|Hull City vs. Aston Villa||3 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ET||2-2|
|Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace||3 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ET||2-0|
|Sunderland vs. Manchester United||5:30 p.m. BST/12:30 p.m. ET||1-2|
|Sunday, October 6|
|Norwich City vs. Chelsea||1:30 p.m. BST/8:30 a.m. ET||0-1|
|Southampton vs. Swansea City||1:30 p.m. BST/8:30 a.m. ET||1-2|
|Tottenham vs. West Ham United||4 p.m. BST/11 a.m. ET||2-0|
|West Brom vs. Arsenal||4 p.m. BST/11 a.m. ET||0-1|
Opponent: Hull City (A)
With Christian Benteke out of the picture with injury for now, someone else has had to step up to the plate at Villa Park in taking on the scoring responsibilities.
In last weekend’s 3-2 win against Manchester City, that man was Andreas Weimann, who showed glimpses of potential as a leading figure for the Villans last season and opened his scoring account for this term in heroic fashion.
This week brings the far less frightening task of overcoming a Hull City side that are by no means a pushover at the KC Stadium but certainly don’t pose the same defensive obstacle as the Citizens.
The Tigers have conceded more than a goal per game on average so far this season, and the likes of Curtis Davies and James Chester could have trouble keeping up with the electrifying Austrian.
Opponent: Crystal Palace (H)
Luis Suarez made his Premier League return last weekend in sensational style, grabbing two goals for Liverpool in their 3-1 win against Sunderland, where he found it all too easy to outwit a sluggish batch of defenders.
In that vein, Crystal Palace should be any more difficult to penetrate, given that they’ve already leaked 10 goals this season, the third-most of any Premier League team.
Against the Black Cats, it was all too evident what a devastating pair Suarez and Daniel Sturridge have the potential to be, with the latter looking more like the supplier while Suarez was more regularly getting on the end of chances.
In that fixture, Sturridge had two assists for his teammates and had just one shot at goal, whereas his Uruguayan teammate made no chances but had five shots in total.
Robin van Persie
Opponent: Sunderland (A)
Manchester United have struggled in scoring from open play this season, uncharacteristically finding it tough to open up and express themselves moving forward with the ball.
However, all the tools are at the disposal of David Moyes to change that with just a few tweaks, and goal-shy Robin van Persie is one very powerful tool under the Scot’s command.
The Dutchman only recently returned to action but has the perfect opportunity to bounce back to form against Sunderland currently the side with the worst defence in the English top flight, this weekend.
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