Porter’s Predictions – Premier League – 21st September 2013

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Updated: September 21, 2013

Two parts to predictions this week because I have been pretty busy. Premier League action is lively though with some of the key games being Norwich v Aston Villa, West Brom v Sunderland, Chelsea v Fulham and Manchester City v Manchester United. To see my predictions for the Sunday games, you’ll have to come back this evening (such a tease!!) Here are my predictions (All kick-offs at 3pm unless stated).

Saturday

Norwich v Aston Villa (KO 12:45pm) – Aston Villa have been deteriorating since their victory against Arsenal on the first day of the season as they haven’t picked up any points since. Norwich has more points than Villa, however they also lack consistency. One good thing for Villa is that Christian Benteke is finding the net early consistently this season whereas Norwich is still looking for a dependable striker. Villa’s defence is yet to see a clean sheet though as they have conceded in all the four games played but Norwich managed to find a clean sheet in their only win. Villa’s Charles N’Zogbia’s absence is showing as I see a draw between these two sides.

Norwich 1-1 Aston Villa

Liverpool v Southampton – The last time Liverpool lost a game in the Premier League was back in March against Southampton at St Mary’s. Fast forward for today’s game at Anfield and I still see Liverpool’s undefeated run continuing. Sturridge keeps finding the net for Liverpool and I don’t think the Saints can stop him scoring this weekend. I think another clean sheet is eminent for Simon Mignolet too as Southampton has only managed to score twice this season.

Liverpool 2-0 Southampton

Newcastle v Hull – Newcastle are on a bit of a roll now after picking up back-to-back wins against Fulham and Aston Villa in the Premier League. Hull however is still looking for their second win of the season after drawing against Cardiff last week. Newcastle should do enough to pick up all three points in this fixture with Loic Remy getting his first goal as a Newcastle player.

Newcastle 2-0 Hull

West Brom v Sunderland – West Brom’s strikers are struggling at the moment as no of them have managed to find the net in the Premier League this season. West Brom’s only goal of this campaign has come from Greg McAuley. Sunderland has managed to find the net, but they can’t hold on or work on what they achieve in games and they end up losing. The past two games, Sunderland have equalised after going 1-0 down, but then let their opponent score more past them. Neither one of these sides has won this season but one of them will be hoping to break this duct this weekend. A draw to me thought seems the most likely outcome.

West Brom 1-1 Sunderland

West Ham v Everton – In case you didn’t know, Liverpool isn’t the only side in Merseyside undefeated in the Premier League this season. Everton are too!! After picking up a win against Chelsea last week, Everton will hope they can find another when they travel to Upton Park to play against West Ham. West Ham is yet to find a win since the opening day and they haven’t scored a goal in the Premier League since then either. With Romelu Lukaku set to make his debut too for Everton, I think it’s going to be another tough day at the office for West Ham.

West Ham 1-2 Everton

Chelsea v Fulham (KO 5:30pm) – Jose Mourinho stated mid-week that he didn’t know what Chelsea’s strongest line-up was. We can therefore expect some changes from side that lost to Everton last week. A change at the striker position should be fully expected as no Chelsea forward has scored this season. For Fulham’s strikers, Darren Bent is back in the team but Dimitar Berbatov will have a fitness test before the game. Fulham’s defence is still not at full strength so Chelsea should win this game.

Chelsea 3-1 Fulham

Come back later to see Porter’s Predictions for the Premier League action taking place on Sunday!

What do you think of Porter’s Predictions? Do you agree or disagree with them? Leave your own predictions in the comments section below.

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Article by Conor Porter

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