On Saturday, I predicted how I thought the opening games would go. I got 6 out of 10 correct and very nearly made it 8/10. If I was able to predict 6/10 every week I’d have a good chance of making some money on accumulators. But it’s more likely I’d normally be closer to getting 4 outta 10 I’ll have another go at the midweek games.
Here’s my tips for the games this evening and tomorrow night:
Sunderland v Chelsea: Away Win – Flip of a coin here for me. I think Sunderland can be a very strong side this year. I expect it to be tight but I’ll have to go with Chelsea, they just keep going at teams to grind out results.
Wigan v Wolves: Home Win - I’ll go with Wigan to continue their good start here! I though Bruce leaving would have left them looking shaky, but they got a good win in the opening game against Villa and looked good.
Birmingham v Portsmouth: Draw – Birmingham looked like a well organised side at the weekend and should be strong. After Portsmouth’s defeat at home to Fulham they need to get some points on the board. This is a hard one to call and I’ll opt for the draw here.
Burnley v Man Utd: Away Win - United to make it 6 points out of 6 here for me. I said on Saturday that I expect Burnley to go down and I expect a United win tomorrow night. This is one of the teams you’d have expected Ronaldo to tear apart so it’ll be interesting to see if United can score at least two against Burnley. I was at Old Trafford on Sunday and I wasn’t too impressed with what i saw and I’m hoping United up their performance and win this one easily.
Hull City v Tottenham: Away Win – I fancy Spurs to get another 3 points here. I fancy Hull to go down this year. I’m not convinced with some of the substitutions Phil Brown made against Chelsea on Saturday. He was putting on forwards when I thought he really should have been concentrating on locking up at the back and securing what would have been a great away point at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool v Stoke City: Home Win – Liverpool have to win this one after the defeat at White Hart Lane. they didn’t look great and were out played by a good Spurs side. They need to recover with a win and I think they’ll do just that.
So that’s my predictions. I’m not sure about backing any of the selections above. I’ve called a draw in the Birmingham – Portsmouth game but might even be tempted with an away win as Portsmouth are 3/1. This is a big test for them to come back after the defeat at the weekend. I know there’s only one game gone but I have a feeling they will go down unless they start picking up points very soon. I’m sure the manager and players know this and will be seeing this as an opportunity of getting those points against one of the sides that have been promoted. I’ll wait until later if I’m having a bet on any of these.