Premier League: Our Round 2 Predictions

Premier League: Our Round 2 Predictions

Welcome to Footy Fans’ official tipping competition for the Premier League. This competition will take place between myself, and my two co-owners, Blake and Zac. The rules are very simple. 1 point for predicting the right result, and another point for predicting the correct score.

Because this blog didn’t exist when round 1 was happening, we can’t tell you the scores from last week, for obvious reasons.

On with the tipping!

Cardiff City vs Newcastle United 

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Dan 

Two teams that will be in the relegation battle are playing in Wales tonight. I think Rafa’s Newcastle should have the quality to see off the bluebirds, but just barely. 1-0 Newcastle

Blake

The Toon didn’t impress me against Tottenham, and despite my belief that Newcastle is a far superior side, I think Cardiff will hold them to a draw. 0-0 draw

Zac

Newcastle will be too strong for a very weak Cardiff side that probably should still be in the championship. 2-0 Newcastle

Tottenham Hotspur vs Fulham 

Dan 

Despite most of their stars still exhausted from the world cup, Tottenham is good enough to beat Fulham – but it’ll be close. 3-2 Spurs 

Blake 

Spurs did well in their opening fixture, and while I don’t think Fulham’s loss against Crystal Palace is representative of them as a team I expect them to lose. 2-1 Spurs

Zac

Spurs just simply have the better players than Fulham, whose squad is still getting used to each other. 2-0 Spurs

West Ham United vs Bournemouth 

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Dan

Playing Liverpool was never going to be easy, but a 4-0 defeat isn’t acceptable. Manuel Pellegrini can, will, and should force a turnaround against Bournemouth, but it’ll be a tough game. 2-1 West Ham. 

Blake 

The Hammers have home advantage and should take a point despite contrasting fortunes last week. 1-1 draw

Zac

These two teams will mostly cancel each other out but West Ham will sneak one at the end. 1-0 West Ham 

Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers 

Leicester deserved a draw against United last week, and that good performance should be followed up with another decent one against a Wolves side that still needs time to gel, and this time, they’ll get a win out of it. 1-0 Leicester

Blake 

Leicester City didn’t play too badly against United and Wolves are still adapting to this level of football but they’re explosive, they are. Lots of goals. 2-2 draw

Zac

These two teams will cancel each other out in what could be one of the games that decide the mid-table come to the end of the season. 1-1 draw

Everton vs Southampton

Dan 

One of the easier games to tip this round, I have no doubt in me that Everton will see off any challenge posed by Southampton. 3-0 Everton. 

Blake

Richarlison’s fit. End of. 3-1 Everton

Zac

Everton will be too good for Southampton in this one, with the Blues controlling the game and Southampton getting one goal on the counter. 2-1 Everton

Chelsea vs Arsenal 

Dan 

Chelsea was good against Huddersfield, but it was Huddersfield. Arsenal struggled against Manchester City, but it was Manchester City. These two sides are going to cancel each other out. 1-1 draw.

Blake

The Blues looked good against Huddersfield and I expect Arsenal will take some time to adapt to Emery. 2-0 Chelsea.

Zac 

In the big game of the match day, Chelsea and Arsenal are at about the same skill level and are both under new managers, so I don’t think that either team will get a result out of this one. 1-1 draw. 

Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town 

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Dan

Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town. The Manchester City that got 100 points last season. The Huddersfield Town that scored twenty-eight goals last season. You do the maths. 5-0 City 

Blake

After the win against Arsenal, City has shown us all they’ve still got it and even though De Bruyne won’t play, I expect they’ll win big against a poor Huddersfield side. 4-0 City

Zac

Manchester City do what they do don’t they? The Citizens will be too strong for the Terriers, who will get a 3-0 pounding. 3-0 City 

Burnley vs Watford 

Dan 

Sean Dyche’s Burnley will be able to see off Watford in what will most likely be a dour game. Burnley 1-0 Watford. 

Blake 

Burnley’s priorities are Istanbul Basaksehir and Olympiacos and they’ll be half-hearted in a loss to a decent-looking Watford. 2-0 Watford.

Zac

Burnley have played midweek and I don’t think that Watford will have the quality to break them down. If you have to miss one this week, this is it. 0-0 draw. 

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester United

Dan

Much like last week, Jose Mourinho will do a Jose Mourinho and secure an undeserved victory. 2-1 United

Blake 

The Red Devils weren’t amazing against Leicester City, but they’ll improve away against a Brighton side that played poorly against Watford. 3-1 United

Zac 

Man U will have too much quality for a Brighton team who got thoroughly outplayed last week at Watford. 2-0 United

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool 

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Dan 

Roy Hodgon’s Palace side is a possible stumbling block for Liverpool. They’re traditionally Liverpool’s bogey team, the Reds have a reputation of slipping against small sides, and Palace has kept Zaha. Maybe, just maybe, the Eagles can snatch victory. 1-0 Palace

Blake

Yes, I know this looks like a joke, but both sides have defensive frailties and Liverpool are away from home, where they seem considerably weaker. 3-3 draw.

Zac

Liverpool will attack straight out of the blocks and it will be a similar game to last week at Anfield. 3-1 Liverpool 

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http://www.goal.com/en/news/cardiff-city-2018-19-season-fixtures-transfers-squad-numbers/1x4ughnthwrim1t2bzm3a28apr

https://bracethehammer.sbnation.com/2018/8/12/17680702/ft-liverpool-4-0-west-ham-united-new-season-same-old-opening-match-thumping-for-hammers

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