It’s a busy one this week, as the Christmas fixture list starts to kick in. Who will triumph, Pacitto Predictions or Mystic Mawky?…
Arsenal 2-0 Hull: Easy as you like for Arsenal, another win chalked up; a Hull side that put a lot of energy into beating Liverpool won’t have enough for this trip to North London.
Liverpool 2-1 Norwich: Luis Suarez could make history by being the first Liverpool player to score three hat-tricks against the same side. I think he’ll push that with a brace, which will be enough for Liverpool to get the points.
Manchester United 1-1 Everton: David Moyes has a mixed night, at home to his former side Everton. Martinez’s men will come with a point to prove, and end up leaving Old Trafford with a Premier League point to boot.
Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa: A non-entity of a game, but the Saints get back to winning ways with a victory over a below-par Villa, Benteke blowing cold once again.
Stoke 2-2 Cardiff: Stoke City’s fans are beginning to grumble, and a performance like the one I expect them to have here will give Mark Hughes time; a stirring second-half reaction from The Potters after falling behind twice.
Sunderland 0-1 Chelsea: Not a classic by any means, but a result for Chelsea on a tricky away day. Sunderland will find themselves back in the mire with another pointless, scoreless game for them.
Swansea 0-2 Newcastle: Newcastle makes it five out of five against a Swansea side without Bony and Michu. The Swans will not have enough firepower required to hurt the Toon.
Fulham 2-2 Tottenham: New manager syndrome at the Cottage, a battling performance from the hosts will catch Spurs by surprise; a massively disappointing result for AVB’s men.
West Brom 1-3 Manchester City: Those little injuries strike again for West Brom, and Manchester City finally begin to kick into some away form.
Manchester United 2-0 Newcastle: Newcastle’s great form comes to an end against Moyes boys, who get a much-needed victory to keep them in the Champions League hunt.
Crystal Palace 1-1 Cardiff: Pulis will be relying on his home form to get Palace out of trouble, and a decent point at home to a fellow promoted side will do them some favours.
Liverpool 3-1 West Ham: The second Anfield win in a week for Liverpool. They’ll cast aside West Ham with relative ease, putting some more pressure on Sam Allardyce.
Southampton 2-1 Manchester City: Just as Manchester City think they’re getting over their away day troubles, Southampton bring their title credentials back to Earth with a stunning performance against the league’s top scorers.
Stoke 1-1 Chelsea: Chelsea will also be dropping points this weekend, making it far too difficult for themselves against Stoke. Mark Hughes will take a point against his former side.
West Brom 0-0 Norwich: I find it impossible to separate these two, in some ways they are both as bad as one another. A tepid, bore draw, we might get a red card if we’re lucky.
Sunderland 1-3 Tottenham: A crucial win for Spurs, that unbelievably puts them back in the hunt for Champions League football. More slip-ups at home that Sunderland really cannot afford.
Fulham 2-1 Aston Villa: Rene’s honeymoon period continues, with a massive three points picked up at home. Aston Villa go another game without a win or decent performance.
Arsenal 2-2 Everton: Everton give Arsenal a real test at the Emirates, clinging onto a draw that brings the chasing pack closer to the league leaders.
Swansea 2-1 Hull: Solid win for Swansea; they end up making the score-line look more comfortable than it should have been, though Hull will have been expecting more from this fixture.