EPL Gameweek 11 Predictions

Posted: November 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

Premier League Proper

It is about that time when the pedigrees of the EPL team squads kick in. With European nights coming in thick and fast, and with the rotation of squads, one would expect this to take a toll on the league performance, bearing in mind the Curling cup and FA cups. You would reckon, with ten games in, that we are ready for the competition proper, although united fans would talk of January and second leg.

Van- the-man

Captain Vantastic (RVP) maintained his electric form of the year by netting a slick hat trick that condemned the blues to their heaviest home defeat since 1989. The London Colney based side will surely be simmering with confidence and you wouldn’t rule out a routine win at the Emirates when they host Roy’s men. With the Verminator back, a clean sheet and goals from RVP and probably Walcott is most likely. Newcastle match on, from stride to stride and after another win at the Britannia with a hat trick from Demba Ba, hosting a stuttering Everton wouldn’t be a daunting task. Nevertheless, being in the competition, proper stage might affect the magpies and a one – all draw marginally on the books seems probable. Considering their standing at the league table though, a win for them isn’t far fetched after all.

Luis Suarez is sure to lead the Merseyside club to an easy home win against the Swans. The Uruguayan was instrumental during the demolition of West Bromwich, and though Swansea plays decent football, Anfield isn’t the sort of place for an easy win. A 2-0 win or a 3-1 win is a more likely result. The champions on the other hand are a good bet for a clean sheet and 3 points against Sunderland at Old Trafford. Three clean sheets after their derby drubbing should be convincing enough. Chicharito, Rooney and probably Young to shine and put united on the driving seat. A 3-0 win and three points in the bag for the defending Champions.

Chelsea should be doing some earnest soul searching after a not so impressive string of performances. Their once solid and best defence in the premier league is no more, this will be a factor that Blackburn will seek to exploit to their advantage. Speaking of Blackburn, the only bright spot in their season was their win over Newcastle in the curling cup; otherwise they are a team that is struggling to keep up with the rest of the pack in the premier league. The blues will surely want to get back into winning ways if they are to keep up with the Manchesters and what an opportune time than an away game at the Reebok stadium to a struggling Blackburn. F-50 and Daniel Strurridge will be looking to be in the score sheet to provide redemption to AVB who is under pressure from the blues fans. Expect fireworks from Mata and Lampard, with the final score being 3-1 in favour of the blues.

I expect Aston Villa vs. Norwich to provide less excitement and fancy a draw with Daren Bent and Gabby Agbonlahor being in the thick of things. The odds though strongly favour a draw since Norwich has proved to play well when it comes to the strong opponents. I bet the teams will have to share the spoils and 1-1 draw will be okay for both teams. Wolves and Mick McCarthy will be happy to have finished business with the in-form Manchester City and will be hoping to get something from their game with the Latics who are yet to find a decent run of form so anything goes in this duel. Expect a goal fest with Taylor Fletcher, Doyle, Jarvis, Victor Moses and Rodallega pulling the strings for both teams. I expect Wolves to win, final score to be 2-1.

Stoke will easily tell that Europa league isn’t affecting their usual strong performance but only a deaf man would listen to that excuse. Not that Bolton are flying high at the moment, but just that they would be happy to face the Potters who are often a stubborn challenger but not showing the strength at the moment. Owen Coyle’s side would fancy getting the better of Tony Pulis Potters. Prediction is a 1-0 win in favour of Bolton.

Crème de la crème

Mancini will be pleased that his team is finding the right balance in the Champions League and the domestic league. ‘Money city’ as some call them have come a long way, from being branded title pretenders to being the real deal, Title contenders. With their recent form, even the mightiest team in the premier league would shudder having to face them. With a convincing home win in the CL, after previous failed attempt, the blue half of Manchester is sure to put QPR to the sword. An away win is almost definite, but football being football…you just might never know. Nevertheless, Mancini’s side is favourites with a 4-0 win, the usual suspects to be on the limelight again (David Silva and co.). Spurs will be looking to get over their defeat in the hands of Rubin Kazan (who by the way are a formidable side, remember what they did to Barca) as they prepare to face Martin jol’s side, who will surely give them a go at it. Rafael van der vaat has been impressive so far and with Bale finding his feet again, Dempsey and Murphy in great form expect a scintillating encounter. A 2-2 is mine prediction or a 2-1 win in favour of Tottenham as of @skwalizzy prediction.

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