Barclays Premiership Game Week 7 Predictions

Brandon EvansCorrespondent IOctober 2, 2008



Sunderland v. Arsenal

Roy Keane's men will be looking to bounce back from their away defeat at Villa last week and Arsenal travel to The Stadium of Light after their convincing 4-0 thrashing of Porto. If Wenger doesn't rotate, the Gunners may find it difficult.

Brandon's Prediction: Away Win


West Brom v. Fulham

Fulham also travel away after their defeat to West Ham last weekend and their squad seems to be struggling to put a string of wins together. Albion managed to overpower Middlesbrough last weekend and will be eager to continue their new found form at the Hawthorns, but Roy Hodgson's men will be too strong for Albion.

Brandon's Prediction: Away Win


Wigan v. Middlesboro

Wigan seem to be stumbling into some irresistible form and with key players like Palacios, Zaki, and Heskey in form, they should prove too much for an inconsistent Boro side.

Brandon's Prediction: Home Win


Blackburn v. Man Utd

Rovers are playing some fine stuff at the moment and may have just enough to cause an upset to a fatigued and depleted United squad at Ewood Park. Berbatov and Tevez up front is combination that is unlikely to gell instantly and will cause United problems.

Brandons Prediction: Home Win




West Ham v. Bolton

Bolton have been unconvincing for me and West Ham appear to be going from strength to strength. Bolton going forward still have a lot to work on before they can trouble anyone seriously away from home this season.

Brandon's Prediction: Home Win


Chelsea v. Aston Villa

Chelsea have an extensive list on injuries but there is still a squad strong enough to cope with any threat Villa could provide. Still expect a comprehensive win with goals likely to come from Frank Lampard and Nicolas Anelka. Chelsea's home record will comfortably be intact by the end of Sunday lunch time.

Brandon's Prediction: Home Win


Manchester City v. Liverpool

City's form seems to be stuttering and their incapacity to rotate will see them fall at home to a buzzing Liverpool squad. Expect Robbie Keane to open his Premership account against a fatigued City back four.

Brandon's Prediction: Away Win


Portsmouth v. Stoke City

Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch's partnership is beginning to prosper and after Traore and Johnson put in fine performances last week, Portsmouth are in a favourable position. With their midfield functioning Pompey can cause a host of problems for Stoke who will be trying to recover from a hotly contested loss against Chelsea last week.

Brandon's Prediction: Home Win


Tottenham v. Hull City

Hull City will be on a high after their win at Arsenal and have shown they can cause the most capable defences problems from set pieces. However their defensive discipline won't be enough to hold out a determined Spurs who will almost certainly build on their midweek win against Wisla Krakow. This is the most likely to be the highest scoring game of the weekend.

Brandon's Prediction: Home Win


Everton v. Newcastle

Joe Kinnear will have a lot to prove against his critics and Everton's defeat in midweek and the trip back to Goodison Park for Sunday will prove too much for a small squad to cope with. Newcastle's most convincing win of the season to come in the late kick-off. here.

Brandon's Prediction: Away Win


Now for some more wild and eccentric predictions to keep it interesting come Monday when I sit back in front of the computer to check how accurate I was.

Definite Goalscorers: Frank Lampard & Jermain Defoe

Definite Top Performers: Carlos Tevez, Amir Zaki, Robinho, Cristiano Ronaldo

Most Unhappy Manager: Gareth Southgate

Happiest Manager: Joe Kinnear

Penalty At: Upton Park

Sending Off At: White Hart Lane

Horrific Referee Decision At: City Of Manchester Stadium

Highest Scoring Game: Tottenham v. Hull City

Most Comfortable Win For: Arsenal


And there you have it. If anyone has any wild predictions to add or any comments on my predictions let's have your opinions. Maybe then we'll be able to see who is most reliable of the B/R writers!