EPL Predictions: Manchester United and Chelsea to share the spoils?

Saturday’s predictions weren’t great, I think only Watford delivered and that’s only in terms of the correct result, not the score. Hopefully the luck changes today and we get at least 1 correct score.

An interesting Sunday beckons with a London derby that sees Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace face Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side in the lunchtime kick-off, followed by the latest edition of Mourinho v Conte as United host Chelsea at Old Trafford as the battle for the Champions League places intensify.

Super Sunday is concluded by the League Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium. Could football fans ask for much more?

 

Crystal Palace v Tottenham (Prediction 0-2)

So, we kick-off with a London battle. I’m of course hoping for a big performance from Timothy Fosu-Mensah here as I’ve mentioned before in my pieces but I think Spurs will win this one.

Palace have several injuries and this is a game where they’d need their very best players available in an ideal world. That doesn’t put a result out of the question here, but if Spurs’ turn up in the mood, they should brush Palace aside at Selhurst Park.

 

Manchester United v Chelsea (Prediction 2-2)

This is not a drill, I repeat, this is not a drill. I am predicting my beloved Manchester United not to win today!

Things have taken a bad turn with United lately, maybe exaggerating but we look lifeless at times and I am concerned. Both teams aren’t in the best situation, specifically in perception of the public lately, but these meetings often throw up a classic.

I think Chelsea could struggle if they try to play Hazard centrally, he needs to be on the left working his magic. I fear Hazard tomorrow, I feel like United could well be the better and more dominant team, but the Belgian ace might just stop United bagging 3 points.

I’m being pessimistic and hoping for a pleasant surprise.

 

BONUS GAME – Arsenal v Manchester City – League Cup Final (Prediction 1-1p)

I feel like Arsenal will need to get a goal in early to rattle City if they want to win this game in normal time, a strong City side were beaten by Wigan in midweek, resulting in them dropping out the FA Cup earlier than expected.

Not the mental blow Pep Guardiola’s men needed before such a final. I’m honestly not sure who wins here, I think it’ll be a battle and a half though. I’ll go with a draw to take the game to extra-time and maybe penalties.

Who lifts the cup? Seen as it’s a 50/50 I’ll say City will find a way to win it, perhaps in a penalty shootout.

 

Thanks for reading my predictions!

 

Written by Jordan Hackett

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