Premier League; Predictions for Gameweek 7
How time flies!! It seems just like yesterday that the 2019/2020 edition of the Premier League commenced and already, we are in Gameweek 7.
Defending UEFA Champions League winners, Liverpool has clearly made winning the title this season its main priority. With a bevvy of players continuing their electric form from last season, Jurgen Klopp’s men have been faultless so far with 6 wins from 6 games.
Last season’s champions, Manchester City have unexpectedly stumbled in two games that they should have won comfortably. With first-choice central defensive pairing; Aymeric Laporte and John Stones out with injury for an extended period, chances are high that more points will be dropped by Pep Guardiola’s Cityzens.
The lies about the Premier League being a “Big 6” competition continues to unravel as the chasing pack; Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United have failed to consistently impress so far.
Review of Gameweek 6
Gameweek 6 delivered big-time in terms of goals and high-octane drama.
The weekend’s action commenced on Friday as Bournemouth travelled to St Mary’s and handed out a 3-1 thrashing to Southampton with both Wilsons; Calumn and Harry getting on the scoresheet.
On Saturday, the lunchtime kick-off saw Leicester City battle from a goal down to beat a disjointed Spurs side 2-1 thanks to a James Maddison screamer.
Burnley brought Norwich City back down to earth with a 2-0 home win as Sheffield United won away at Everton by the same scoreline.
4 goals in the first 15 minutes saw Manchester City respond to Gameweek 5’s defeat at Norwich with an 8-0 thrashing of perennial victims, Watford.
It was a boring affair at St James’ Park as Newcastle United held Brighton to a 0-0 draw.
On Sunday, West Ham United comfortably beat Manchester United 2-0 while at Selhurst Park, it was a 1-1 draw between Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Arsenal needed a very late Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang freekick to seal a 3-2 win over Aston Villa after having had fullback; Ainsley Maitland-Niles sent off.
The weekend’s star match saw two well-taken setpieces handed Liverpool a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge over a plucky Chelsea side.
Preview of Gameweek 7 action
More drama and goals are expected in this round of Premier League fixtures.
The lunchtime kickoff on Saturday is at Bramall Lane and it sees Sheffield United hosting Liverpool. Then, its the turn of Selhurst Park to witness action as Crystal Palace welcomes Norwich City.
Aston Villa desperate for points are at home to Burnley while Bournemouth tackles West Ham at the Vitality Stadium.
A match of two out-of-sorts sides happens at Molineux as Wolves welcome Watford as Tottenham Hotspur are at home to Southampton.
Chelsea welcomes Brighton to the Bridge while a tottering Everton side will be anxious against Manchester City.
Sunday’s only game sees Leicester City take on Newcastle United. On Monday, its the clash of fallen giants at Old Trafford as Manchester United hosts Arsenal.
Gameweek 7 Predictions
Sheffield United vs Liverpool (2)
Crystal Palace vs Norwich City (Over 1.5 Goals)
Burnley vs Norwich (Over 1.5 Goals)
Bournemouth vs West Ham (G/G)
Wolverhampton vs Watford (G/G)
Tottenham vs Southampton (Over 2.5 Goals)
Aston Villa vs Burnley (Over 1.5)
Everton vs Manchester City (G/G)
Leicester City vs Newcastle United (Over 1.5 Goals)
Manchester United vs Arsenal (Over 2.5 Goals)