Premier League Predictions – Big guns to bounce back with a vengeance?

This weekend in the Premier League there are plenty of matches to warm you up and beat the snow. The Premiership title contenders will all be confident of wins against their opponents, with Manchester United looking to build on the seven goals they scored against Blackburn last weekend and put plenty past Blackpool at Bloomfield Road. Some of the in form players for fantasy football players to look out for are Arsenal’s Samir Nasri who will be the man to watch against Fulham at The Emirates, while Mario Balotelli will be looking to add to his midweek double and fire Manchester City to victory at home to Bolton. You can see this week’s Premiership predictions in full here.

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Football Writers’ Association Predictions – Week 17

Overall standings

1. Steve Bates – 73

2. Martin Lipton – 73

3. Andy Dunn – 72

4. Shaun Custis – 71

5. Des Kelly – 71

6. Danny Fullbrook – 66

7. Glenn Moore – 66

8. Patrick Barclay – 60

Final November standings:

1. Andy Dunn 18 (3)

2. Shaun Custis 17 (4)

3. Martin Lipton 17 (5)

4. Steve Bates 16 (4)

5. Glenn Moore 14 (5)

6. Patrick Barclay 13 (3)

7. Des Kelly 13 (4)

8. Danny Fullbrook 12 (2)


Patrick Barclay (The Times)

Home Team Away Team
Arsenal V Fulham H
Birmingham V Tottenham D
Blackburn V Wolves D
Blackpool V Man United A
Chelsea V Everton H
Man City V Bolton D
Sunderland V West Ham H
West Brom V Newcastle H
Wigan V Stoke A
Liverpool V Aston Villa H

Blackburn v Wolves: Rovers to throw everything at the Wolves

Des Kelly (Daily Mail)

Home Team Away Team
Arsenal V Fulham H
Birmingham V Tottenham A
Blackburn V Wolves D
Blackpool V Man United A
Chelsea V Everton D
Man City V Bolton A
Sunderland V West Ham H
West Brom V Newcastle D
Wigan V Stoke A
Liverpool V Aston Villa A

Arsenal v Fulham: After a couple of hiccups against Spurs Braga, Arsenal seem back on track. The Gunners’ vulnerability at home (W4, L3) gives Fulham a glimmer of hope but Arsene Wenger’s side should have enough firepower.

Shaun Custis (The Sun)

Home Team Away Team
Arsenal V Fulham H
Birmingham V Tottenham A
Blackburn V Wolves A
Blackpool V Man United A
Chelsea V Everton H
Man City V Bolton H
Sunderland V West Ham D
West Brom V Newcastle D
Wigan V Stoke H
Liverpool V Aston Villa H

Liverpool v Aston Villa: Emotional return for Gerard Houllier and Gary McAllister but it is a trip destined to end in disappointment.

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Andy Dunn (News of the World)

Home Team Away Team
Arsenal V Fulham H
Birmingham V Tottenham H
Blackburn V Wolves A
Blackpool V Man United A
Chelsea V Everton D
Man City V Bolton H
Sunderland V West Ham H
West Brom V Newcastle H
Wigan V Stoke A
Liverpool V Aston Villa H

Man City v Bolton – Owen Coyle’s team may be the surprise package of the season but Man City are beginning to find some consistency and should be too strong.

Martin Lipton (The Mirror)

Home Team Away Team
Arsenal V Fulham H
Birmingham V Tottenham D
Blackburn V Wolves A
Blackpool V Man United A
Chelsea V Everton H
Man City V Bolton H
Sunderland V West Ham A
West Brom V Newcastle H
Wigan V Stoke D
Liverpool V Aston Villa D

Birmingham v Tottenham: Spurs have had a great run recently but St Andrews is a hard place to win and Birmingham will work themselves silly to take at least a point

Steve Bates (The People)

Home Team Away Team
Arsenal V Fulham H
Birmingham V Tottenham A
Blackburn V Wolves H
Blackpool V Man United A
Chelsea V Everton H
Man City V Bolton H
Sunderland V West Ham H
West Brom V Newcastle D
Wigan V Stoke D
Liverpool V Aston Villa D

Blackpool v Man United: Sir Alex Ferguson’s stars rarely suffer back to back defeats and after the hammer horror at Upton Park I expect a back-lash against Blackpool – weather permitting!

Danny Fulbrook (Daily Star)

Home Team Away Team
Arsenal V Fulham H
Birmingham V Tottenham A
Blackburn V Wolves D
Blackpool V Man United A
Chelsea V Everton H
Man City V Bolton H
Sunderland V West Ham H
West Brom V Newcastle A
Wigan V Stoke A
Liverpool V Aston Villa D

Sunderland v West Ham: The Hammers might have won two in a row but they will lose this one

Glenn Moore (The Independent)

Home Team Away Team
Arsenal V Fulham H
Birmingham V Tottenham D
Blackburn V Wolves D
Blackpool V Man United A
Chelsea V Everton H
Man City V Bolton D
Sunderland V West Ham H
West Brom V Newcastle H
Wigan V Stoke H
Liverpool V Aston Villa H

Chelsea v Everton: Two teams which have underachieved recently as injuries, then failing confidence, affected performances; Chelsea to recover their form first.