It’s another weekend of action in the top flight, and ahead of the international break coming up next weekend, here are clashes for week 7.
Everton 1 Crystal Palace 1
Swansea v Liverpool
Hull v Chelsea
Sunderland v West Brom
Watford v Bournemouth
West Ham v Middlesbrough
Man Utd v Stoke
Leicester v Southampton
Tottenham v Man City
Burnley v Arsenal
Swansea’s search for a 2nd win continues when Liverpool visit the Liberty Stadium on Saturday tea time. Pressure is on the host’s manager Francesco Guidolin to deliver the goods, and prospective successors are reportedly already being lined up for a swift replacement if the woeful form persists. Getting a draw against a free-scoring Liverpool side would be a great result.
Prediction : Liverpool to win
Hull’s early season fine form looks to have faded away after a bout of successive losses, and if they’d be able to prevent another one against Chelsea doesn’t look likely. The Blues are hoping to bounce back after back to back league defeats, and the trip to the KCOM stadium should provide the perfect opportunity to get their title ambitions back on track.
Prediction : Chelsea to win
Sunderland’s struggles almost ended last weekend until Crystal Palace completed an amazing comeback. The Black Cats face fellow strugglers West Brom at home, and David Moyes would badly wish his first ever league win since taking charge of the club comes today.
Prediction : Sunderland to win
Watford and Bournemouth both have 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses so far, and one of them would hope to increase its win tally at the Vicarage Road. Given how unpredictable both have been, chances are that a slight margin separate the 2, or they end up sharing the spoils.
Prediction : Draw
West Ham’s season has been a thing of concern to the EPL neutrals. Having won just once and lost 5 times, getting all 3 points at their new home against Middlesbrough would be a great breather.
Prediction : West Ham to win
Manchester United have the chance to maintain, or close the gap between them and the top placed sides when a dismal Stoke side visits the Theatre of Dreams. Despite winning all 3 of their most recent games, the team’s problem doesn’t look to have fully been rectified, and another tough test against Mark Hughes men await on Sunday.
Prediction : Manchester United to win
Defending champions Leicester are doing well in Europe, but their struggles in the EPL is evident having lost the total number of games they lost last season in just 6 games this term. Southampton are beginning to find their feet and could inflict a defeat at the King Power Stadium.
Prediction : Southampton to win
Tottenham and Manchester City clash at the White Hart Lane in what is the toughest test for both thus far. Both are yet to lose a game in the league and it would be interesting to see how it plays out. Kane and De Bruyne are both sidelined, and if their absence will affect the sides is unknown.
Prediction : Draw
Burnley have a tough encounter on their hands when Arsenal visit Turf Moor. The Gunners have an excellent run of 4 consecutive league wins, and it doesn’t seem the hosts have what it takes to stop them.
Prediction : Arsenal to win
Check out match day 6 results here