Friday, September 28, 2018

EPL 2018/19 - Week 7

West Ham v/s Man Utd - Away
Arsenal v/s Watford - Home
Everton v/s Fulham - Home
Huddersfield v/s Tottenham - Away
Man City v/s Brighton - Home
Newcastle v/s Leicester - Away
Wolves v/s Southampton - Draw
Chelsea v/s Liverpool - Draw
Cardiff v/s Burnley - Home
Bournemouth v/s Crystal Palace - Home

All the headlines from Old Trafford have been the months-old Mourinho-Pogba clash that have culminated into the French star kicked out of his vice-captaincy role. It seems plausible to say that one or both of them will have to look for greener pastures soon. Although it is too early at this point of the season to conclude that Man Utd's chances of winning the title are over, even the most ardent Red Devils supporters will agree that Man City and Liverpool will be all-too hard to catch. They are still a top 4 team and should be able to wrestle the 3 points out of their visit to West Ham provided their latest distraction is far off their minds. The players' performance in this match will go a long way to giving the best indication of the atmosphere reigning in the Mancunian changing room. Mourinho has to win matches like this to save his job and I believe this is a very possible result on Saturday morning.

Tottenham should stop its rotten series of results by getting a win at Huddersfield. This match comes at a perfect time for Spurs to regain some momentum in the league. The hosts are hapless upfront, having scored the fewest goals in the league so far. They are equally inept at the back, having conceded the most. So, even without star playmaker Ericksen, Pochettino's men should have no trouble getting the much-need win.

Win Accumulator: Man Utd/Tottenham

Thursday, September 13, 2018

EPL 2018/19 - Week 5

Tottenham v/s Liverpool - Away
Bournemouth v/s Leicester - Draw
Chelsea v/s Cardiff - Home
Huddersfield v/s Crystal Palace - Away
Man City v/s Fulham - Home
Newcastle v/s Arsenal - Draw
Watford v/s Man Utd - Home
Wolves v/s Burnley - Home
Everton v/s West Ham - Home
Southampton v/s Brighton - Home

The 4 teams that stand out this weekend are Chelsea, Man City, Crystal Palace and Southampton. The first 2 can be considered bankers. Chelsea have proven me wrong so far and while I still expect them to fade at some point, getting 3 points from weak Cardiff should prove no hassle. Man City should be their dominating self against visiting Fulham.

Zaha might be a doubt for this match but Crystal Palace should have more than enough to get more than a share of points at Huddersfield. The Eagles have been somewhat disappointing in their last 2 matches but should be able to bounce back on this travel.

Finally, I really like the way Mark Hughes has settled in Southampton and the Saints have been competitive in the opening matches. A win is well within their grasp in the encounter against visiting Brighton.

Win Accumulator: Man City/Chelsea/Crystal Palace/Southampton