Everton v Liverpool (Prediction 2-2)
Everton haven’t won a Merseyside derby for almost eight years now. A 2-0 win at Goodison Park in October of 2010 with goals from Mikel Arteta and Tim Cahill.
New England women’s head coach Phil Neville was playing back then and Liverpool were second from bottom in the Premier League, oh the beautiful days. Everton’s home form isn’t too shoddy this season.
Sam Allardyce has taken charge of two derbies to date drawing one and losing the other, both at Anfield. He will be hoping to take all three points in his first home derby.
I expect Liverpool to rest players ahead of the Champions League game in midweek after Klopp hinted he might even start Danny Ings, something that he has yet to do in his reign as manager. I’ll go for a score draw.
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace (Prediction 1-2)
These two have met just five times this century. All the meetings took place from 2015 onwards and all Premier League fixtures.
Neither team holds the upper hand either, with one win a piece and three draws, offering little help for my prediction today.
Palace have just the one win in their last nine league games but they have been facing stronger opposition and I’m backing them to get the three points here.
Brighton v Huddersfield (Prediction 2-0)
Brighton head into this one after two excusable defeats and should be favourites with home advantage.
The Seagulls dominated the football league clashes between the two sides, though there was a period of five draws in a row.
Huddersfield did win the reverse fixture this season but I’m going with a Brighton win today.
Leicester v Newcastle (Prediction 1-1)
Both teams head into this in form having won their last two games. I think this one has a draw written all over it.
Both teams will take that with Leicester having little to play for and Newcastle sitting with an ounce of comfort from the relegation battle.
Stoke v Tottenham (Prediction 0-2)
Stoke held Arsenal for two thirds or so of last weekend’s game and one goal became three, quickly.
Spurs beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, that alone is enough to suggest Spurs should be winning this one.
Watford v Burnley (Prediction 1-0)
Burnley are three wins out of three and Watford haven’t won in three. I still fancy Watford here with home advantage I’m going to forgive them for recent losses.
West Brom v Swansea (Prediction 1-1)
West Brom are not without a chance after Alan Pardew’s departure the players should be looking to prove a point and get some wins on the board. Swansea’s lesser away form could well help the Albion. Draw.
Man City v Man Utd (Prediction 1-2)
I’m not buying Pep Guardiola’s claim that he will be resting key players with the Liverpool game in mind, maybe he’ll rest one or two but I assure you the line-up will be good enough to beat United on a going day.
I feel like United could snatch this one, though I’m probably letting my heart rule my head. A late winner from Marcus Rashford to add to the fun.
A fantastic selection of games for Saturday. Feel free to let me know if you agree or disagree with my predictions and thank you for reading!
Written by Jordan Hackett
Follow Jordan on Twitter @Devildart180
Like O-Posts on Facebook
You can also follow O-Posts on Twitter @OPosts