Prediction Mania: Arsenal, Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Blackburn, Manchester City, Bolton, Everton, Fulham, Tottenham, Liverpool, Derby, Manchester United, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Birmingham, Newcastle, Wigan

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Edward looks into his crytal ball, his murky, murky crystal ball.

So here they are, my meticulously crafted predictions for the games being played this weekend, how many of these will actually be wrong? In all probability the whole lot of them, but I don’t mind. As an Evertonian, embarrassment is the badge of all my tribe, here are a couple of samples for you…This summers declaration on the Official Everton Website that we had signed Riquelme, only to be swiftly taken down minutes later….Ooops! Oh and yesterdays double-penalty miss farce against Metalist Kharkiv… Anyway here are the predictions:

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Arsenal v Derby Arsenal to win 3-0
I think Arsenal should win this comfortably, and I would be utterly mad (or a Rams fan) not to predict a 3-0 win.

Fulham v Man City Fulham to win 2-1
I think Man City are overrated, and whilst Fulham are hardly world-beaters, I sense they may take advantage of City’s inability to score more than once.

Liverpool v Birmingham Liverpool to win 2-0
FFS , I’m not going to comment on the team I despise with hatred i normally reserve for indicted war criminals.

Middlesbrough v Sunderland 1-1 Draw
Local games like this are always hard to predict, but I know this, Sunderland have a bloomin good keeper, and Boro are at home, a 1-all draw it is then!

Reading v Wigan Reading to win 2-0
Reading are an impressive side, and at home are particularly belligerent.

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Aston Villa v Everton 1-1 Draw
This is less of a prediction than what I’d be happy with. I can predict that AJ will earn about twelve penalties, and have them all awarded this time, the Referee being comfortable in the knowledge that he’ll “Johhny Wilkinson” them over the bar.

Blackburn v Portsmouth 2-0
To use pundit parlance: A strong Blackburn should be good value at home for a solid 2-0 win.

Bolton v Tottenham Spurs to win 2-1
I think ‘Big’ Martin Jol could bag and gag all three points against ‘Little’ Sam (I hope his nickname wasn’t created during a post match shower) – this could be where Spurs finally turn that mythical corner.
Man Utd v Chelsea Utd to win 2-0
Fergie knows that his rivals are in a perilous, tear stained state right now and he’ll take full advantage.

Newcastle v West Ham Toon to win 1-0
I fancy the Toon to win this one at home.