This feels a little like the past … the clock is ticking … and we are waiting for one lone party to pick
[Edit: JE finally picked early Saturday!].
So about a week ago I got a lovely e-mail from the people at the Premier League.
I didn’t even realize that there were prizes and as such I thought this might be spam so I logged in to my account and checked. This is what I saw:
So I ranked 14, that sounds pretty good! I wonder out of how many that is ….
Turns out that the week before I was ranked about 4, 336,219 places lower! Not random at all.
Well on to the picks for the week. It was a terrible week last week predicting and that was with the advantage of knowing the result from Friday!
Arsenal V West Bromwich Albion
Today’s guest comment “Hopefully no fairy story for Gareth Barry …..”. Chased by Arsenal a few years back Gazza is about to set a Premier League record for appearances overtaking another guy that you may have heard of. I predict Danny Welbeck is hurt and Ozil will be lazy.. but Arsenal will still win this one.
Brighton & Hove Albion V Newcastle United
Hughton will have set his stall out to gain points against the bottom tier teams (I know Newcastle fans *think* they’re a big team but they’re not). Newcastle have won a few on the bonk but all runs come to an end and a tie seems inevitable.
Burnley V Huddersfield Town
Last year Burnley won everything at home and lost everything away. This year it’s going to take a few games to figure out who they are. Huddersfield are a low scoring and will sit for a draw. I expect this to be 0-0 but might predict 1-1 because I want to see a couple of goals (and choices affect outcomes).
Everton V Bournemouth
Everton are a bit all over the place. Bournemouth have been rubbish. All over the place trumps rubbish.
Leicester City V Liverpool
Vardy is back and always scores 2 against Liverpool. Liverpool don’t defend so add another to that 2. Probably enough to hold off a scouse team that tries to outscore the opposition.
Manchester City V Crystal Palace
Everyone is expecting a lot of goals which is hardly surprising when the teams have combined for 11 in their last 2 games. The route is on!
Southampton V Manchester United
I’m still not sold on Manchester United. Expect it to be tight again with team from near Manchester getting a late goal to seal a wholly undeserved victory.
Stoke City V Chelsea
I always seem to think Stoke are worse than they are. I also got into a habit of thinking Chelsea were worse than they are. I’m left with no choice but to pick the least worst team.
Swansea City V Watford
Hard game to pick and when that happens you go with the Bingo call.
West Ham United V Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs will win. Bilic will be fired.
Next week I’ll post a puzzle update – ooooh, how exciting!