Reds’ rut to continue
Stoke can hold liverpool at anfield
MAN UNiTED v HULL CiTY
Hull have lost three in a row and have managed only a single goal in their previous four matches, so it looks a tall order for Steve Bruce against his former club. Four wins and a draw from their last five matches at Old Trafford suggest United will claim all three points.
● Prediction: Man United 2 Hull 0
WEST BROM v ARSENAL
This is the seventh time this season that Arsenal will play an EPL fixture immediately after a Champions League outing, and they’ve won just two of the previous six. The last two meetings between the sides at the Hawthorns have ended 1-1 and it’s sure to be close again.
● Prediction: West Brom 1 Arsenal 2
WEST HAM v NEWCASTLE
West Ham have won only one of their previous eight home encounters against the Magpies, so the best that they can hope for may well be a share of the spoils.
● Prediction: West Ham 1 Newcastle 1
QPR v LEiCESTER
Leicester have been woeful since their 5-3 win over Man United, and two points out of a possible 21 have cranked up the pressure on boss Nigel Pearson. More troubling is the fact that they’ve failed to score in six of those seven matches.
● Prediction: QPR 2 Leicester 1
SWANSEA v CRYSTAL PALACE
Palace’s away form hasn’t been great as one win out of six testifies. Swansea have won six of their eight home matches in league and cup matches, and kept five clean sheets, so Palace will be up against it.
● Prediction: Swansea 2 C Palace 1
BURNLEY v ASTON ViLLA
Villa have picked up just two points out of a possible 24 and scored only twice during that dismal run. Burnley have won 18 and lost none of their last 23 home games against Villa, going back to 1936.
● Prediction: Burnley 1 Aston Villa 0
SUNDERLAND v CHELSEA
Chelsea have won each of their nine EPL visits to the Stadium of Light and there’s little to suggest that they won’t make it a perfect 10. The Black Cats have won only once at home in 2014-15, but three draws against last season’s top seven suggest that they’ll be competitive.
● Prediction: Sunderland 1 Chelsea 2
SOUTHAMPTON v MAN CiTY
So far, Southampton have enjoyed a comparatively easy run of fixtures and, the only time they’ve faced teams who finished in the top six last season (Liverpool and Spurs), they’ve been beaten. City have struggled at the back, with just four clean sheets in 20 games, but they should edge out the Saints.
● Prediction: Southampton 1 Man City 2
TOTTENHAM v EVERTON
Spurs have already lost at home to Liverpool, West Brom, Newcastle and Stoke, so don’t discount Everton, who have managed three wins and two draws from their previous five EPL games.
They should secure at least a share of the spoils.
●Prediction: Tottenham 1 Everton 1
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