Friday, March 02, 2007

Sanford's Premiership Predictions

Here's what I think'll transpire this weekend on the pitches of England. We'll see how I do come Monday.

And yes, that's me, by the way. Just getting stretched and limber before the big match. -Sanford

Liverpool vs. Manchester United

I like the home club here. Liverpool are on a high and their Portugal problems only seem to have brought them together. United were lucky to get their win at Fulham last week and I think it’s high time Liverpool won this heated rivalry.


Arsenal vs. Reading

The Gunners are in disarray with injuries and suspensions after their Cup dreams ended abruptly on two fronts. With one eye on Tuesday’s visit by PSV, Reading could become the first team to win at The Emirates. I don’t think they’ll do it, though. Look for a draw here with Arsenal coming back yet again to share the spoils.


Fulham vs. Aston Villa

The Cottagers were desperately unlike not get a victory versus United, let alone a draw. Their home form has been exceptional, and on their day they can play a brand of football that flows with the same ease as some of their London neighbors. I don’t see Villa getting much out of this contest. After last week, Chris Coleman will have his charges up for it with demands for three points. And they’ll get them.


Manchester City vs. Wigan

Citeh have found goals lacking of late but I think they’ll do the business here. Psycho has no desire to get any closer to the relegation battle and playing at home, he’ll be treating this as a must-win contest. Wigan are up and down and I don’t have any confidence in their form away from the JJB.


Newcastle vs. Middlesbrough

One never knows what Newcastle squad will grace St. James’ Park. They’ve been so hot and so cold that it’s tough to pick them as winners on any given weekend. Meanwhile, Southgate has got Yakubu and Viduka linking well and that hot tandem will be enough to claim something from this quick trip up north.


Sheffield United vs. Everton

This has a draw written all over it. Arteta will make something happen, Andy Johnson will score, but in the end, United will scrap for a point at home. They’re getting comfortable with the fact that they can stay up, and I don’t expect them to blow it.


Watford vs. Charlton

A massive fixture to say the least. Charlton ran all over their London foe last weekend -- could we see a letdown on their trip to Vicarage Road? Even if we do, I still fancy them here. For Watford there remains but one question: where will the goals come from?


Portsmouth vs. Chelsea

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Pompey will get something here. Chelsea suffered greatly in the Carling Cup Final and without Terry will be prone to problems in the back. You'd think The Blues won the World Cup the way they celebrated the League Cup. I think they let off too much steam. Pompey have not had a big home win in a while and although that won’t change here, they’ll claim a deserved point.


Bolton vs. Blackburn

I give fuck all about this match.


West Ham vs. Tottenham

This week’s London Derby could prove to be quite interesting. A few weeks back you’d have to bet on the Hammers to take advantage of Tottenham’s poor travels and get a result. But Spurs have bucked up and suddenly look a side worthy of a strong finish. Meanwhile, Alan Curbishly must be wondering why he came out retirement in East London. West Ham are a mess and it’ll continue to show at Upton Park come Sunday.


1 comment:

Bobbie BS said...

Bobbie's Picks:
Liverpool 1 ManYoo 2
Arsenal 3 Reading 1
Fulham 2 Villa 2
Citeh 2 Wigan 0
Newcastle 1 Middlesbrough 3
Sheffield U 0 Everton 2
Watford 1 Charlton 2
Pompey 0 Chelski 2
Bolton 0 Blackburn 0
Hammers 0 Spurs 2