Matchday 14 – Picks

This week I’m putting the picks up on a Saturday!


Your Comments

BE: “After inputting my picks, I read last week’s comments and have decided to change all the scores to 2-1, as advised by JCE! Here’s hoping for an improvement…”

You should probably modify it a little bit so that you don’t pick Palace to beat Liverpool AND Southampton to beat Citeh!

ME: “Your quotable: Only just realised that it is Saturday so very hurried picks today.
Not too many goals today apart from Liverpool and Man Pretty.
Spurs will restart their winning streak today unless they lose sight of Vardy. Fingers crossed!
Man U and Leeds could be the game of the day! Both attacking and making quite a few chances… if they are all taken it could be 7 each but expect a reasonable failure rate!
West Brom and Villa should bore each other into a low scoring draw.
Can’t see Burnley escaping from the bottom yet.. Wolves should be too good for them.
Chelski will be much better than West Ham but on just scrape through.”

Well, we’ll see. You might have 7 for the wrong team!

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Crystal Palace
Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace 24 Jun 2020
Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool 23 Nov 2019
Liverpool 4-3 Crystal Palace 19 Jan 2019
Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool 20 Aug 2018
Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool 31 Mar 2018

Liverpool are too good for Palace. What else is there to say?

Arsenal 3-2 Everton 23 Feb 2020
Everton 0-0 Arsenal 21 Dec 2019
Everton 1-0 Arsenal 07 Apr 2019
Arsenal 2-0 Everton 23 Sep 2018
Arsenal 5-1 Everton 03 Feb 2018

Getting desperately close to a relegation battle are Arsenal! A team that is close to the top is not going to make things any easier for them. Everton are not great but the overall poor quality of the league makes them sit higher in the table than they should be. Arsenal players all seems to have drunk whatever Mesut Ozil drank and don’t seem to want to play for Arteta. Odds on him being the next manager down?

I need to bring back the sack!

Fulham 0-4 Newcastle 12 May 2019
Newcastle 0-0 Fulham 22 Dec 2018

Two fairly mediocre teams. It would be fair to assume a mediocre game and a boring result.

Manchester City
Southampton 1-0 Manchester City 05 Jul 2020
Manchester City 2-1 Southampton 02 Nov 2019
Southampton 1-3 Manchester City 30 Dec 2018
Manchester City 6-1 Southampton 04 Nov 2018
Southampton 0-1 Manchester City 13 May 2018

I’m never sure which Citeh will show up. Rather, I’m never sure how much influence KDB will have over the game – when he’s on they’re on, when he’s off they’re off. They concede a lot of goals and fail to score a lot but I think this weeks focus will be on a Mourinho style clean sheet.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Brighton and Hove Albion
Sheffield United
Sheffield United 1-1 Brighton and Hove Albion 22 Feb 2020
Brighton and Hove Albion 0-1 Sheffield United 21 Dec 2019

I’m picking Sheffield to lose ever week. I hate to see their manager go but maybe his time has come. Something needs to happen.

Manchester United
Leeds United

No priors to go on so I’m picking the Trafford Boys to win. Any season in the last 5, United would be struggling for mid-table. This year they are in the Top 5.

Tottenham Hotspur
Leicester City
Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Leicester City 19 Jul 2020
Leicester City 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur 21 Sep 2019
Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Leicester City 10 Feb 2019
Leicester City 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur 08 Dec 2018
Tottenham Hotspur 5-4 Leicester City 13 May 2018

Mourinho was on my sack list but now he has his team near where they should be with some of the talent they have. Where’s Dele?

West Bromwich Albion
Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Aston Villa 14 May 2019
Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich Albion 11 May 2019
Aston Villa 0-2 West Bromwich Albion 16 Feb 2019
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Aston Villa 07 Dec 2018

I don’t believe there is a result here for the Baggies but my heart wants them to stay up.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Burnley 1-1 Wolverhampton 15 Jul 2020
Wolverhampton 1-1 Burnley 25 Aug 2019
Burnley 2-0 Wolverhampton 30 Mar 2019
Wolverhampton 1-0 Burnley 16 Sep 2018

Dyche will be the next one gone but I think it will be through mutual consent rather than an out and out firing. He should be a local hero for what he achieved at the club but maybe the magic has worn off and a poor team should finish where a poor team should finish.

West Ham United
West Ham United 3-2 Chelsea 01 Jul 2020
Chelsea 0-1 West Ham United 30 Nov 2019
Chelsea 2-0 West Ham United 08 Apr 2019
West Ham United 0-0 Chelsea 23 Sep 2018
Chelsea 1-1 West Ham United 08 Apr 2018

If Chelsea lose this I’m not picking them anymore.

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