Premier League Predictions - Week 14

After a thrilling contest last week between our two experts finished in a dramatic draw where TM won because of the “biggest win” rule. Which means with the improved ruling, TM has a 7-6 lead over MG as we’re officially over 1/3 of the way through the Premier League season. In week 14, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City travel North to Newcastle where they were beaten 2-1 last season while West Ham endure back-to-back London Derbies as they travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Frank Lampard’s Chelsea. While both of those ties sound fantastic, neither compare to the absolute masterclass of MG Vs TM. So without further ado, let’s get into the action!

Newcastle United Vs Manchester City - Saturday 30th November (12:30)

Overview

The news that Sergio Aguero is out for this tie will be music to the ears of Newcastle fans considering Aguero has scored 10 goals in his last six appearances against the Magpies. However, City are weaker than what they were when Newcastle beat them last season but after what transpired on Monday night, it’s safe to say Newcastle aren’t the side they were earlier in the year.

MG’s Prediction

Well, after a poor performance in mid-week, City shouldn’t have to work too hard to take three points from St James’ Park. Kevin De Bruyne to score anytime at 23/10 is tempting. However, so is this.

Man City to score twice in the First Half -11/4

TM‘s Prediction

I thought Aston Villa would win against Newcastle on Monday, but I didn’t expect the Magpies to be so devoid of any ideas for the most-part. If that’s how they perform against a relegation threatened side, this should be simple for Manchester City.

Man City to Win & Over 3.5 Goals - 6/5

Burnley Vs Crystal Palace - Saturday 30th November (15:00)

Overview

When it comes down to playing at home this season, few have been better than Burnley who have picked up wins against West Ham, Everton, Norwich and Southampton with Liverpool and Leicester being the only sides to take points away from Turf Moor this season. Palace haven’t particularly impressed but they’ve picked up only one more point at home than they have on the road this season. The form table may suggest this match is a forgone conclusion.

TM‘s Prediction

At no point in their existence would I have anticipated Burnley winning two league games in a row by a 3-0 scoreline, so they deserve a lot of credit. Palace haven’t looked great, but I could see Burnley suffering from over-confidence, and being brought back down to earth with a bump.

Crystal Palace to Win - 9/4

MG’s Prediction

Palace nearly pulled off an upset against Liverpool but I think they’re better suited to big games rather than the likes of Burnley away. Palace will be expecting to get a result and I believe that pressure will ensure one thing happens.

Burnley to win - 13/10

Chelsea Vs West Ham United - Saturday 30th November (15:00)

Overview

After defeats to Spurs, Burnley, Newcastle, Everton, Crystal Palace and Oxford all occurring since their last Premier League win. Stamford Bridge might be the last place Manuel Pellegrini wanted to take his West Ham side this weekend. However, Chelsea’s home form hasn’t been great, they’ve struggled to break down sides at home and it’s their away form that has been impressing fans. However, West Ham’s high line has had tonnes of trouble with pacey wingers, which is something they’ll need to change by Saturday.

MG’s Prediction

Allan Saint-Maximin, Adama Traore, Lucas Moura - What do all three of these players have in common? They’ve all ripped the high defensive line of West Ham to shreds, therefore the paciest Chelsea winger is guaranteed a goal here in my opinion.

Christian Pulisic to score anytime - 21/20

TM‘s Prediction

West Ham are now winless in seven league games, and have failed to score in half of their away matches this season, including the last two. Meanwhile Chelsea have won their last three home fixtures without conceding. I fancy them to make it four.

Chelsea to Win to Zero - 13/10

Liverpool Vs Brighton & Hove Albion - Saturday 30th November (15:00)

Overview

Since Brighton were promoted in 2017, the Seagulls have taken on Liverpool four times and their record hasn’t been great. They have lost all four games, scoring one goal to Liverpool’s eleven. However, they managed to keep the score down in both games last season which gave them the chance to get a point. If they can keep the scores low this season, Liverpool’s defensive record indicates, they may have a chance of taking a point away from Anfield.

TM‘s Prediction

Currently Liverpool are doing all they need to do to win matches, rather than putting opposition to the sword. I think Brighton will have a few half-chances though, and I can see this playing out in a similar way to Brighton’s trip to Old Trafford earlier this month.

Over 3.5 Goals - 6/5

MG’s Prediction

Liverpool are a side which I’ve read quite well this season and I actually think they’ll struggle here. They know they’ve got a gruelling schedule and after the Napoli game they won’t be at their best. Brighton will give it a good go but Liverpool will win, I think either 2-0 or 3-1, which means Liverpool to win by two goals at 14/5 should be very appealing but against my better judgement, that’s not my bet.

Total goals 2 OR 3 - Evens

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Bournemouth - Saturday 30th November (15:00)

Overview

When Jose Mourinho is in the Premier League, there is never a dull week since arriving at Spurs, they’ve beaten West Ham 3-2 in a game that was a lot more convincing than the scoreline may suggest and played an absolute thriller as they beat Olympiakos 4-2. Some argue that Bournemouth beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was the last straw for Mourinho at Chelsea but his record against the Cherries at Man United was almost flawless. Can Bournemouth avoid losing three games in a row and spoil the party at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium?

MG’s Prediction

Jose’s at the wheel and after a fantastic comeback in mid-week alongside a convincing first half against West Ham, it looks like Spurs have a bit of fire in their bellies once again! Meanwhile, when I’ve watched Bournemouth the Right Back position has been their weakest area, so I’m predicting Son-Heung Min to cut the ball back to this man to open the scoring.

Dele Alli to score first - 11/2

TM‘s Prediction

Jose Mourinho will have been concerned with the two late goals that Tottenham conceded to West Ham, and the two early goals they conceded to Olympiacos. Long-term, I’m sure he’ll fix that, but I anticipate Bournemouth getting a goal or two themselves, albeit in vain.

Tottenham to Win & BTTS - 6/4

Southampton Vs Watford - Sunday 1st December (14:00)

Overview

Southampton deserved a win against Arsenal and will be looking to make up for lost points as they play Watford who are rooted to the bottom of the table despite picking up some semi-decent results in recent weeks. This will undoubtedly be a case of which side makes the least mistakes as between them both sides have scored just 21 goals but have conceded a combined total of 57 goals, meaning that if one defence has a good afternoon, their side is the likely winner here.

TM‘s Prediction

I didn’t think bringing back Quique Flores was the right strategy for Watford, and I still don’t. It feels as if Watford could well have another new manager by Christmas at this rate, although Ralph Hasenhuttl’s days at Southampton could also be numbered. I can see this being a low-scoring affair, so I see value in this prediction.

Both Teams to Score: No - Evens

MG’s Prediction

What an interesting contest this is, both of these sides could be unexpectedly relegated this season and both have shown signs of improving but with Norwich beating Everton last time out. Neither can afford to lose here, therefore I introduce to thee:

Draw - 3/1

Norwich City Vs Arsenal - Sunday 1st December (14:00)

Overview

After the sacking of Unai Emery, Arsenal will be looking to prove themselves today at Norwich. However, caretaker boss Freddie Ljungberg won’t have too long to implement any changes of style and Norwich will be on a massive high after defeating Everton at Goodison Park last time out and are no pushovers and if they play half as poorly as they did against Southampton then Daniel Farke’s men will punish them.

MG’s Prediction

Have you ever made a joke and regretted it almost instantly? I refer back to last week when I said: “Norwich couldn’t win away in the Premier League if their club status depended on it” so obviously, they won and that fixture was what won TM the gameweek. The real troll is going to be when I back them here and Arsenal win convincingly due to the new manager bounce.

Double Chance: Norwich or Draw - Evens

TM‘s Prediction

The key difference between these two sides is that Norwich players believe in their manager, and Arsenal’s clearly did not. I thought a loss here would be the final nail in Unai Emery’s coffin (in which he definitely sleeps), but he outdid himself with the Europa League loss in mid-week. I’m now left torn between the final scoreline, but fancy there to be a hatful of goals either way.

Over 3.5 Goals - 11/10

Wolverhampton Wanderers Vs Sheffield United - Sunday 1st December (14:00)

Overview

We’re not afraid to say that in our Premier League Analysis we stated that neither of these sides would be in the top eight, as it stands both are unbeaten in their last six games and find themselves in the top six. However, as six points separate 5th and 16th both slides can’t afford to slip up. These sides are also the masters of the draw with Wolves drawing 7 of their 13 fixtures and Sheffield United drawing 6 of their 13.

TM‘s Prediction

Wolves were the darlings of the Premier League last season, but Sheffield United have that status this time around. I could see this being a draw, but I really like the Blades’ style of play, so I’ll back them to edge it.

Sheffield United to Win - 3/1

MG’s Prediction

This is a difficult one to call, Wolves are a very good side but Sheffield United have been one of the toughest sides to beat this season. One fun fact is that neither of these sides have lost more games this season than the Champions, Manchester City which in my opinion indicates a draw in inevitable here. You can back a draw at 12/5 but I’m going to be a bit more daring here.

Exact Score: 1-1 - 21/4

Leicester City Vs Everton - Sunday 1st December (16:30)

Overview

At the start of the season, both these sides were deemed as sides who could push into the top four. Since then, one has surpassed expectations and sits in 2nd and the other is sitting in 16th with the same amount of defeats as 20th placed Watford. In their last four games, Leicester have scored 15 goals and conceded none meanwhile, Everton have picked up four points. You may be forgiven for thinking this game is another foregone conclusion.

MG’s Prediction

“Forgone conclusion” is right. If Everton are at their best they have a chance of getting a result. However, if they’re half as bad as they have been in 50% of their games this season. This could be another 5-0 to Leicester. However, I’m not brave enough to go along that route instead I’m going with the assumption that Jamie Vardy will start Leicester’s Christmas Party early on Sunday.

Jamie Vardy to Score First - 12/5

TM‘s Prediction

If you lose 2-0 to Norwich at home despite having more shots and more possession, something is seriously wrong. The Everton players don’t believe in themselves, but crucially they don’t believe in Marco Silva. He’ll be gone after they lose this to a rampant Leicester side.

Leicester Total Goals Over 2.5 - 9/4

Manchester United Vs Aston Villa - Sunday 1st December (16:30)

Overview

Villa picked up a good win on Monday Night and kept their first clean sheet since September against a hapless Newcastle United side. When you remove their shock 5-1 win over Norwich, their away record is abysmal. Meanwhile, a 93rd-minute winner for Palace condemned United to their only home defeat of the season back in August, since then Leicester, Arsenal and Liverpool have all failed to take three points from Old Trafford.

TM‘s Prediction

Manchester United showed a resilience to turn around a 2-0 deficit to Sheffield United, only to see Oli McBurnie strike a late equaliser. It highlights their defensive frailties, and I can see Aston Villa troubling them at Old Trafford.

Double Chance: Draw or Aston Villa - 31/20

MG’s Prediction

I’ll be surprised if there’s less than three goals in this contest with both Manchester United and Aston Villa having defensive problems, I was going to go for Over 3.5 goals but at 17/10 I found a safer win elsewhere

Manchester United to score in both halves - 5/1

All odds correct at the time of writing

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Fixture MG’s Bet TM‘s Bet
Newcastle Vs Manchester City City score twice first half City & Over 3.5 Goals
Burnley Vs Crystal Palace Burnley to Win Palace to Win
Chelsea Vs West Ham Pulisic to score Chelsea Win to Zero
Liverpool Vs Brighton Total Goals = 2 or 3 Over 3.5 Goals
Tottenham Vs Bournemouth Alli to score first Spurs to Win & BTTS
Southampton Vs Watford Draw BTTS: No
Norwich Vs Arsenal Double Chance: Norwich/Draw Over 3.5 Goals
Wolves Vs Sheffield United Exact Score - 1-1 Sheff Utd to Win
Leicester Vs Everton Vardy to score first Leicester Over 2.5
Man United Vs Aston Villa United to score both halves Double Chance: Draw/Villa

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