Welcome to the weekly instalment of Barclays Premier League predictions!
Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle : Villa won their first game of the season and Newcastle lost theirs but I think they’ll cancel each other out in this game, Watch out for Remy Cabella in this game, Newcastle’s new signing looks a stellar player.
Chelsea 3-0 Leicester: Chelsea looked like the strongest team in my opinion on gameweek one and I think they’ll breeze comfortably through this game against newly promoted Leicester.
Crystal Palace 1-0 West Ham: Palace gave Arsenal a real tough test and only lost due to a late Ramsey winner and West Ham looked poor in their first game so I predict Palace to win this.
Southampton 2-0 West Brom:
Liverpool Southampton still look like a great team even with all their departures throughout the transfer window, they played excellently against Liverpool and deserved at least a point. Duśan Tadić for Southampton was one of the top players of the opening weekend. West Brom got a point from their opening game and are always strong but not strong enough for this game.
Swansea 1-1 Burnley: Swansea the producers of the shock win at Old Trafford on gameweek one come up against newly promoted Burnley in this tie, Swansea looked reinvigorated from some of the poor form last season and I think they’ll get a point against Burnley as the championship team will sit back and be hard to break down.
Everton-0-1 Arsenal: This fixture last year was not a good one for Arsenal losing 3-0 in quite embarrassing game but I predict this time around to be different. Neither team looked at their best on the opening day but I back Arsenals quality to win them this game but I do think it will be close.
Hull 1-1 Stoke: Fa cup runners up Hull come up against Mark Hughes Stoke in this fixture, Stoke are certainly more menacing at their home ground The Britannia Stadium but I think they’ll have enough grit to get a point against Steve Bruce and his men
Spurs 2-1 QPR: Every Arsenals supporters second favourite team Spurs…. come up against newly promoted QPR and former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp. As much as I don’t like to admit it, our north London rivals look like a good team and I think they’ll just have to much class for QPR.
Sunderland 0-2 Manchester United : Every Manchester United fan in the country couldn’t believe it when they lost the opening game of the 2014/2015 Premier league season to Swansea, new boss Louis Van Gaal gave hope and belief to the United following that they are still a top team but a lot of that was wiped out after that game. I do however think they’ll bounce back in this game to get a victory against Sunderland who I tip will have to fight for their place in the Premier League once again this Season.
Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool
Two title contenders face off in the biggest tie of the weekend as Liverpool travel to the Ethiad to face last years victorious team Manchester City. Liverpool last season looked unstoppable at their own ground Anfield and a bit dodgy away from it and I back that to happen again this year so I’ve Predicted a win for City as I think the home advantage will give them the victory in this game.