Premier League Predictions – The Return of a Premiership Legend

There is one match in the Premier League this weekend that will be grabbing the most attention: The North London Derby on Saturday as Arsenal host Tottenham at The Emirates. However, there is also a full Premiership fixture programme for you to enjoy, which will see Chelsea trying to stop the rot at St Andrew’s against Birmingham and Robert Pires return to the Premier League as he makes his Aston Villa debut against Blackburn at Ewood Park. Fantasy Football players – will Pires be a player you’re looking to sign? Maybe you should wait until the Premier League’s weekend fixtures have been played out to make your decision. You can see this week’s Premiership predictions in full here.

Shaun Custis:

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Martin Lipton:

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Do you agree with the Premier League predictions made this week?

Football Writers’ Association Predictions – Week 15

Overall standings

1. Steve Bates – 61 (4)

2. Martin Lipton – 61 (5)

3. Shaun Custis – 60 (6)

4. Andy Dunn – 60 (6)

5. Danny Fullbrook – 59 (5)

6. Des Kelly – 59 (1)

7. Glenn Moore – 55 (3)

8. Patrick Barclay -50 (3)

November standings:

1. Shaun Custis – 6

2. Andy Dunn – 6

3. Danny Fullbrook – 5

4. Martin Lipton – 5

5. Steve Bates – 4

6. Patrick Barclay – 3

7. Glenn Moore – 3

8. Des Kelly – 1


Patrick Barclay (The Times)

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

Birmingham vs Chelsea: London Blues to stop the rot – just.

Des Kelly (Daily Mail)

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

Blackburn v Villa: This is possibly the most unpredictable game of the day. Blackburn have no discernible form at home, having won two, lost two and drawn two so far this season. Villa are weak away, which is strange for a counter attacking team. They will both be happy with a point.

Shaun Custis (The Sun)

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

Blackpool v Wolves: Wolves have been playing a lot better than their League position suggests and its time they were rewarded with an away win by the seaside.

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Andy Dunn (News of the World)

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

Bolton v Newcastle: Owen Coyle’s team have been operating under the radar this season but have to be one of the most improved teams in the Barclays Premer League. Too strong at home for an inconsistent Newcastle

Martin Lipton (The Mirror)

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

Man United v Wigan: Even in the season of shocks there can’t be one at Old Trafford, surely? United to win it, by three.

Steve Bates (The People)

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

West Brom v Stoke: Stoke have only won once away in the Barclay’s Premier League this season and I don’t see that record changing for the better at The Hawthorns against Roberto Di Matteo’s stars.

Danny Fulbrook (Daily Star)

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

Liverpool v West Ham: this is such an important game for both sides on recent results but likely to be a draw

Glenn Moore (The Independent)

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

Fulham v Man City: Mark Hughes will relish the opportunity to put one over his old club but with both teams struggling to score a goalless draw is on the offing.

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