Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea: 2-1
Andre Villas-Boas welcomes his former club to his new home and I can see him getting one over on his former team. Chelsea have plenty of distractions following the John Terry furore of recent weeks and he will also be absent from the side, a big loss that AVB will want to capitalise on.
Fulham v Aston Villa: 2-0
Craven Cottage will not be a welcome sight this season for Aston Villa as they continue their struggles away from home.
Dimitar Berbatov returns from injury and he will be hoping to crown off his return with a goal or two.
Liverpool v Reading: 3-1
Another manager returning to stomping grounds where he was perhaps not given a fair reign managerially. He masterminded their defeat in the play-off final when with Swansea and will want to do the same to really kick-start their campaign.
The wily ability of Luis Suarez may prove too much for Reading’s centre-halves.
Manchester United v Stoke City: 1-0
The times of thrashing Stoke City at Old Trafford are over and you can bet that Stoke will give this game absolutely everything.
Alack of goal threat will hamper Stoke against United, whose class will shine through in an intense encounter.
Swansea City v Wigan Athletic: 2-2
This could be a very exciting game with both teams of attacking philosophies locking horns. I am being conservative with my amount of goal but there could easily be more then the four-goal-thriller I am predicting at The Liberty.
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City: 1-2
This will be no walk in the park for Manchester City at The Hawthorns where WBA have been impressive for the majority of this season.
They would love to add the Champions to their list of scalps along with Liverpool and Everton in their so far impressive start to the season, however Manchester City should pull out a result.
West Ham United v Southampton: 1-2
Last season saw these two battle it out for most of the season at the top of the Championship and despite The Saints current predicament with injuries can see them sneaking this one at Upton Park, even if it does go against all my sensible logic.
Norwich City v Arsenal: 0-3
In a similar fashion to the way they decimated Southampton can see a similar result at Carrow Road. Norwich have looked flaky at best at the back and Arsenal’s flowing football should be impossible to deal with.
Santi Cazorla could have yet another field day in the playmaker role.
Sunderland v Newcastle United: 2-2
There will certainly be goals and probably red-cards in this North-East derby. What should surely be an entertaining and feisty fixture I just cannot call it and as a weekly occurrence, this result is going to be my splinter effect. Well and truly on the fence.
QPR v Everton: 1-1
Originally went with a 1-0 win for QPR in a typical Everton slip-up, but then through nothing but a hunch threw a ‘1’ down in The Toffees scoreline section.
Although I do fancy QPR to have a decent game in this fixture.
What are your predictions ahead of the weekends fixtures?
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