Tomorrow's Football Predictions: Matchweek 16
Tomorrow’s Key Matches
Tomorrow sees the return of the Premier League and there are some tasty looking games to choose from in match week 16.
Our early kick-off, the North London derby between Arsenal and Spurs isn’t available for predictions, but there’s a real crunch match at the bottom between Crystal Palace and Everton who need to turn their seasons around pronto if they’re to avoid a relegation scrap.
West Ham travel to Watford in David Moyes’ first match as Hammers boss. The Scot’s last Premier League job was a maligned spell at Sunderland and he has a point to prove. So do his players – they’re winless in four and find themselves in the relegation zone.
There are also five SPL games and one game from the Scottish Championship to choose from. Our sure winner prediction this week is Hibernian to beat struggling St. Johnstone in the SPL.
Who’s In Form?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know all about Man City’s impressive form so far this season. Burnley have recorded back-to-back wins which have seen them climb to seventh – level on points with fifth-placed Liverpool. Up next for The Clarets is Swansea who have lost three in a row. West Brom have also lost their last three and they have the tough task of hosting Chelsea.
Unsurprising that the Championship’s top two teams Wolves and Sheffield United are among the cream of the crop form-wise. Only Brentford have claimed more points from their last five games. Those results came against teams around the bottom of the league – with the exception of Leeds – but can their impressive run withstand the test they have on Saturday vs third-placed Cardiff?
What We Look For In Tomorrow’s Games
Sunderland will be the first team in football league history to go 20 home matches without winning if they don’t pick up three points on Saturday, but they’re still without a manager and it’s hard to see them picking up anything more than a point against Millwall.
In the Premier League, Man United welcome Newcastle to Old Trafford in a match where there’s more than points at stake. The two managers Mourinho and Benitez have exchanged some harsh words in the past and will be keen to land the next punch in their feud. Whilst Mourinho’s United are outright favourites, don’t expect Newcastle to go down without a fight.
Elsewhere in the Premier League, Liverpool are looking to maintain their unbeaten home record. Southampton’s manager Mauricio Pellegrini had a brief spell with Liverpool as a player and is looking forward to the return. He said this week: “It was a wonderful moment in my life but in this case I would like to win the game.” Good luck to him.
The SPL is also back and available to make selections from this week. Our pick of the games in Scotland’s top tier is Hibernian v St. Johnstone. Hibs have won four on the bounce, making them the league’s form side. Their opponents can’t buy a win on the road at the moment – it looks like an easy Hibs win.
Sure Predictions For This Week
Port Vale v Barnet looks like a dead-set draw. Both are languishing at the bottom of League Two, separated by just a point. It’s Mark McGhee’s first game as Barnet’s new manager and he’ll be looking get their campaign back on track.
Man. City’s run of form has to come to an end eventually but we don’t see it being this week. Whilst Claude Puel has brought Leicester some stability, it’s unlikely to be enough to stop Guardiola’s men and they should head back to Manchester with three points.
How Our Pro’s Are Looking
Ledley has gone for a Man United banker this week, and backed Championship leader Wolves to beat Reading away from home.
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